The magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains are the stunning backdrop to this villa ...
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Four (three double bedded, one twin).
Private swimming pool
7m x 4 m, 1.5 - 2.0 m deep.
In open countryside near Melegís in El Valle de Lecrín region (Province of Granada).
From 1,290€ to 1,560€ per week.
Situated in the heart of the Lecrin valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its lush verdant landscape (due to the runoff from sierra Nevada) making this an ideal destination for anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday, while in easy reach of the beautiful, historic city of Granada and only half an hours drive from Costa Tropical. Just a few minutes drive from the village of Melegis, this lovely Andaluz style villa awaits you.
A working fruit farm, set in 10,000 square meters of gardens and orchards for you to explore. Planted with fruit trees of every kind - There are lemons, oranges, pears, apricots, cherries, avocados, peach, loquats, grapes and more for you to take your pick and savour directly from the tree.
This area is blessed with a climate that will allow you to enjoy the delights of the gardens and surrounding valley no matter what the time of year.
To reach the house you follow a narrow country lane that winds out from the village through the generation-old small holdings - The acequia (irrigation channel) murmuring along its path as it has since long ago when these lands were cultivated by the Moors.
You arrive at the house through two large black metal gates, into a car park area large enough for five or more cars. Shaded on one side by olive trees, the other tall palm trees, bushes and flower beds line the façade of the house. The rest of the house is surrounded by patios galore!
Immediately to the right of the entrance gate is a large terra-cotta tiled terrace with a water feature in the centre. From here two steps up to the beam covered front porch, an ideal spot to enjoy the views across the valley to the mountains beyond and breathe in the intoxicating scents of all the wondrous aromatic plants and flowers around you! From this front terrace, a very narrow stairway is a shortcut down to the terraced area, and orchards, below.
The entrance drive/parking area is also the home of a large built-in BBQ and wood-burning oven, for anyone who wants to make a real meal of it during the cooler months!
Stepping inside, the house feels cool and airy. Entering from the porch directly into the living / dining room, the white walls, the dark polished terra-cotta tiles, the white leather sofas, the dark wood of the table and woodwork, the large windows looking back onto the porch, make this an inviting living area - perfect for cooler evenings in front of the fireplace or to escape from the midday sun for a short siesta.
On this ground level, a small hallway from the living room gives access to a twin bedroom, with en-suite shower room, and to the kitchen. A spacious, white, functional kitchen with all the necessaries to prepare delicious meals with the fresh salad and vegetables that are grown in the kitchen garden and provided by the gardener who comes to care for the grounds and fruit trees 4 mornings a week.
From this same hallway, stairs go upstairs and down. On the upstairs level, there are two double bedrooms, the first with en-suite shower room the second with the shower room directly beside (not en-suite but as good as). All the bedrooms in the house have cupboards and storage space for clothes.
From the passage way, a door opens on to a roof terrace with views across the valley to the villages, the mountains and the big open blue sky.
Downstairs, on the lower ground level is the 4th bedroom - a large double bedroom with en-suite shower room - This room will be locked and only made available for larger groups. On this level, we also have a WC and a large laundry room with all the laundry facilities you'd need: washing machine, dryer, iron and board.
Back up to the kitchen, and through to the back door ... I think you will spend a lot of time out here, its the perfect setting for a family holiday.
A covered porch with two, bright blue, bench-tables looking out over the (gated) pool area is a perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The pool is a delight and no doubt it's where you'll want to spend most of your holiday time.
A sparkling turquoise, it is set in the middle of a spacious tiled terrace, enclosed by whitewashed walls, bushes and trees giving just the right amount of shade and greenery. At the far end of the pool there is a gazebo providing shade and yet another wonderful place to enjoy a tapa or two!
Melegís is one of the ten, or more, villages founded by the Moors here, a small and still very authentic rural village located at an altitude of 550 metres near Lake Beznar.
It's a peaceful place. Only 400 or so people live here, mainly living from the fertile land which surrounds the village in time honoured way, but it has several restaurants, a bank, a coffee bar, a pharmacy and a supermarkets.
Not only is this a pretty, peaceful part of the world, it's also brilliantly located. From here it's just half an hour to Mediterranean beaches (heading south) and to the magnificent city of Granada, in the opposite direction. The new motorway (which runs from Granada to the coast) will quickly and easily take you in either direction.
Granada is, of course, a beautiful Moorish city with the superb palaces and gardens of the Alhambra and the Generalife, the old Islamic/Jewish Quarter of the Albaicín, a wide variety of restaurants, theatres and cinemas, good shopping and many cultural pursuits. It's a wonderful place just to stroll around.
The Mediterranean Coast is just as easy to get to, offering beaches and seaside pleasures at the coastal villages and towns. The closest is Salobreña with Almuñecar and the pretty horseshoe bay of La Herradura beyond. Keep going along the Costa Tropical for the wide, sandy beaches of Nerja and the Costa del Sol.
You can drive to the picturesque Alpujarras or visit the magnificent Sierra Nevada with its world-class skiing less than an hour’s drive away. The ski station, located at an elevation of 2,100 metres, hosted the World Championships in 1997 and 2000 and has 19 lifts and 61 kilometers of pistes.
Rentals for this property run from Saturday to Saturday during Mid and High Seasons.
A Welcome Pack is provided on arrival
Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open from May to October (in the winter months it will be covered)
The downstairs double bedroom will be closed and only made available on request.
Please, no smoking in the house.
Price notes: firewood included in winter rentals.
The forth bedroom is not always available throughout the year. For 7/8 person bookings, please ask prior to booking.
A 400 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, 5 mins' drive or 10 mins' walk from Melegís (bar/restaurant terrace); 15 mins from Nigüelas (Supermarket, restaurants); 15 mins from Dúrcal (most facilities inc pharmacy and health centre) in El Valle de Lecrín region (Province of Granada).
Granada 30 mins, Santa Clara Golf 20 mins.
Salobreña (and beaches) 30 mins; Almuñecar 45 mins; La Herradura 50 mins; Nerja 1 hr.
Granada 40 mins; Málaga 1½ hrs; Sevilla 3 hrs.
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