The very heart of "El Poniente Granadino", the western frontier of "Al-Andalus", the old Moorish Kingdom of Granada.
"We had a lovely stay at this villa where a lot of thought has gone into making your stay comfortable with touches such as books, games and coffee machines. The whole villa is tastefully and thoughtfully decorated throughout with plenty of space to host multiple families or a group of friends. The outside area is brilliant with plenty of space to keep all entertained and the outside bbq and dining areas are especially nice of an evening. The views from the villa are beautiful, looking out across the hills and the olive trees and you really feel you are away from it all. The pool is not heated so can take some getting used to (we went beginning of Oct) but is lovely all the same. You will need a car to reach the house and explore the surrounding area but its a pleasure getting around because of the views everywhere! There is the little village only 3/4 mins away (very authentic with small supermarket and a couple of bars restaurants) and then both Loja and Algarenejo 20 mins away which have all amenities and lots of bars/restaurants to choose from – some of them really, really good! "
"Fantastic country villa with amazing views. We felt like we totally got away from it all for our days away with the girls. It’s a great house for groups with lots of space and privacy. There were 4 separate large seating areas outside and the bedrooms were all really well sized. Beautifully decorated and really well appointed for a self-catering property. I particularly loved the second kitchen and dining areas outside. I could spend many an enjoyable evening sipping rosé on the terrace! Would highly recommend for families and groups. "
"We had a wonderful stay at this villa. It Is extremely spacious, beautifully decorated and the owners have thought of everything you need for a comfortable holiday. The views are incredible and you really feel like you have the whole area to yourself. One warning; it is absolutely essential that you have a car as it is the only way to get to the property. However, once you arrive, you won’t need to leave! I would highly recommend this property. "
"This accommodation exceeded all our expectations - from the moment you walk you are put into vacation mode with the amazing décor and attention to detail! The open plan living space is huge and ideal for families and groups travelling together; but not to worry there are nice out coves throughout the house if you need a little time away or to take a personal/work call. The kitchen is great with all the amenities you could ever need and its great to have the big walk in pantry. The pool and surrounding bar/grill areas as well as the dining area and pool (which is larger than expected) provide a perfect weeks entertainment and relaxation and we especially loved that the sunbeds were super comfy. Special mention goes to those incredible views from everywhere in the house; having sunset cocktails on the rooftop, overlooking the mountain tops while enjoying some R&R poolside, or even while in the shower!….and when you go for a walk around the views change around every corner. We definitely cannot wait to go back – it’s an experience that no one should miss."
Five (4 doubles, 1 twin bedded).
Private swimming pool
10 m x 5 m, 1- 2 m deep.
In open countryside, 5 km from Ventorros de San José in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Granada).
From 1,500 € to 2,400 € per week.
If you are looking for a beautiful rural retreat, you won't find a better, or more authentic setting than this. The location is magnificent with rolling hills of olives, almonds, oak and pine all around, and views in every direction as far as you can see. It's classic Andalusian countryside at its very best.
This attractively restored farmhouse has a fabulous setting in a fabulous location. In the midst of some of Andalucía's most genuine countryside. Once upon a time this was just a humble, crumbling rural ruin. No longer! It has been completely rebuilt, renovated and extended by its English owners into a beautiful, spacious five bedroom holiday home.
One enters into an external courtyard with a giant oak tree welcoming your arrival, through traditional double wooden doors and into a central internal courtyard, complete with an Andalucian tiled fountain - – a perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee or breakfast.
The internal courtyard is at the centre of the house, from here doors and stairs lead to its various “wings”. One door leads directly into the hub of the house, the main living area, divided into varying environments for reading, TV, games , dining and cooking.
First, the games or reading area with a built in sofa and comfy 2 seater, low coffee table and a large screen for games and movies.
Through to the sitting, dining and kitchen areas - The kitchen is well equipped, thoroughly modern and efficient, light and bright, with all mod-cons: electric oven, 5 ring gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, it also has a walk in larder with a 2nd freezer to store the extra ice and ice-cream for those hot Andalucian days. A centre island unit with two stools adds work space and a place to drink your morning tea, or coffee made by the Nespresso machine available. A glass dining table seating 8/10 makes the inside dining area fully functional to fit all the villa residents in one sitting.
At the other side of the room the living area with two large, comfy sofas, a glass fronted fire place for the cooler evenings and big French windows opening onto a terrace with the most wonderful views!!
The two downstairs bedrooms are accessed from this living room. First a twin with en suite shower room, then two steps down to a well appointed double bedroom with en suite bathroom and access to a lovely little private terrace for two, looking through pine trees to the same spectacular views – Or on the other side of the room a door leads back to the central patio. These two interconnecting rooms are ideal for a family with children – But also the door can be closed and they can both become totally private and independent.
On this ground level there is also a WC/laundry room that can be accessed from the dining area or from the pool area providing easy access for those lazy pool days.
From the living room, stairs lead up to the master bedroom. A large, light, bright room with high ceilings, whitewashed walls and terracotta floors and a super-king sized bed – A truly relaxing space. The en suite bathroom is in keeping with the bedroom: large, light and what views! It has a walk in shower and a freestanding claw-bath (with shower).
From the master bedroom, there are doors on one side that open on to a small terrace looking on to the “era” (the old stone threshing circle) at the back of the house. On the other side, there are doors that open onto the most spectacular sun terrace, complete with sun loungers and views of the hills and mountains that roll and roll across the vast, undulating horizon which sweeps out in front of you. There can be no better place from where to enjoy the sunsets and the night skies - Truly spectacular. From this terrace a backstairs can take you down to the pool area.
Back at the central courtyard a metal stair and walkway leads up to what remains of the original old farm house, now converted into two lovely bedrooms. One double, with access onto the large “era” at the back of the house. The other room in this part of the house is a long room with vaulted ceiling, Kingsize bed and fabulous Juliet balcony double doors. It enjoys plenty of natural light, excellent views and the charm of the old, rustic country cortijo. These rooms share a large shower room - which also has incredible views!
The inside of the house is comfortable and pleasing but, for sure, you will be spending most of your time outside. There is so much outdoor space.... and what lovely space.
From the kitchen, large glass doors open onto the pool area, and oh what a pool! If in the mood to relax in the sun, you will no doubt simply while away happy hour after happy hour enjoying the sun, or under a parasol, on one of the many sun beds, daydreaming the day away – Or, if in the mood for relaxing in the shade, you can levitate towards the well placed outdoor Moroccan relaxation area under the shade of a majestic alcarrobo tree - the built-in benches, topped with plush cushions, are an ideal place for an afternoon siesta or just chilling - A real oasis of calm.
Directly outside the kitchen a wide porch runs along the length of the house. To the right of the doors a long tiled dining table and chairs, to the left yet another sitting area with sofas which is a lovely spot to enjoy a glass of wine or to eat outside in the fresh air.
On the far side of the pool is, yet another, covered dining area and a large outdoor kitchen with a built in BBQ .
In all, a perfect place to lounge next to the pool, dine alfresco, or take in the surrounding landscape.
In addition to all of the space both inside and outside the house, for those that like to work out or socialize in a smaller group there is a large external games room next to the era and terraced gardens with a pool table, small bar area and gym equipment – perfect for any teenagers in the group or just those young at heart!
All in all a beautiful property which you will never want to leave!
Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open from May to September, inclusive.
Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday in high season.
A welcome tasting basket of local food items including olive oil made from the olives of the property will be provided free of charge.
Special Offer: Summer Discount
10% Discount on remaining weeks in July, August and early September.
Weeks on offer: From 7th July until 8th September 2018
Offer Ends: 1st September 2018
A 250 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.
In open countryside, less than 5 minutes drive from Ventorros de San José (basic facilities, bars, restaurants, bank etc), 20 km from Loja (all facilities) in El Poniente Granadino region (Province of Granada).
Torremolinos (Mediterranean beaches) 1½ hrs; Sierra Nevada Ski Resort 1½ hrs.
Granada 1 hr; Málaga 1½ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.
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