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ZL 16

3 or 4 bedrooms, sleeps 6 to 8

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The magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains are the stunning backdrop to this villa ...

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Four (three double bedded, one twin).

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Private swimming pool

7m x 4 m, 1.5 - 2.0 m deep.

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In open countryside near Melegís in El Valle de Lecrín region (Province of Granada).

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From 1,290€ to 1,560€ per week.

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Villa Description

It's real, rural Andalucia

Yet so close to cosmopolitan Granada and the Mediterranean Coast.

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.

An orchard at your finger tips

The semi-tropical valley is filled with oranges, lemons, figs, almonds and more....

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 crowning glory is the dazzling blue pool

Surrounded by fabulous panoramic views.

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.

"The Valley of Happiness"

The perfect destination for the perfect happy family holiday.

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.

Spend all day relaxing by the pool

Enjoying the sunny outdoor life which characterises Andalucia.

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.

A delightful house in a lovely rural location

It all adds up to an ideal holiday home.

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.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa


Lower ground level

  • 1 double bedroom:
    • King-sized bed with en-suite shower room
  • Laundry room (washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and board)
  • WC
  • Furnished terrace

Ground level

  • Living/dining room
  • 1 bedroom:
    • Twin bedroom with en suite shower room
  • Kitchen

First floor

  • 2 double bedrooms:
    • 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room
    • 1 double bedroom with adjoining shower room
  • Roof terrace



  • Flat screen TV (Spanish TV only)
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Radio / CD Player with Bluetooth
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)


  • Glass fronted fire place in living room
  • Ceiling fans in the upstairs bedrooms
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)


  • Electric oven
  • Gas hob (3 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, juicer, kettle, coffee maker
  • Cooking utensils


  • Gated swimming pool (7 m x 4 m, 1.5 - 2.0 m deep)
  • Pool terrace
  • Pool shower & WC
  • Sun beds
  • Dining terraces
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (Gas)
  • Night lighting
  • Gardens & Orchards


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.

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZL 16

2019 Season Dates Sleeping 6
per week
Additional 2
per week
5th January to 22nd March 1,290 € 195 €
23rd March to 28th June 1,300 € 260 €
29th June to 30th August 1,560 € 325 €
31st August to 25th October 1,300 € 260 €
26th October to 20th December 1,290 € 195 €
21st December to 3rd January 2020 1,420 € 260 €

ZL 16

2020 Season Dates Sleeping 6
per week
Additional 2
per week
Prices Pending --- ---


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.

Security Deposit

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.

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In open countryside, near Melegís (some facilities) in El Valle de Lecrín region (Province of Granada)


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.

Málaga 1½ hrs; Córdoba 2½ hrs; Sevilla 3 hrs.

Nearest Airports

Granada 40 mins; Málaga 1½ hrs; Sevilla 3 hrs.

See our Links Page for web sites of airlines travelling to Andalucía from the UK.

Around and About

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful and very beautiful part of Andalucía.


  • Here you are half way (more or less) between Granada and the beaches of the Costa Tropical. Both are little more than half an hour away.
  • The closest beaches are at Salobreña. Further along the coast, there's bigger Almuñecar, the beautiful bay of La Herradura and then the much more "international" resort of Nerja at the start of the Costa del Sol. With a strong British presence (you can have a curry here ... ) it boasts 16 kilometers of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water.
  • However, Nerja's most spectacular attraction is undoubtedly its magnificent caves - a series of huge caverns stretching for almost five kilo metres and home to the world’s largest stalagmite, a 32 metre high column measuring 13 metres by 7 metres at its base. Located three kilo metres out of town there are archaeological treasures galore including paintings over 20,000 years old and other pre-historic remains.
  • One of the enormous natural caverns has been transformed into a concert hall, where many fabulous performances (classical and flamenco) are staged during the summer. The International Festival of Music and Dance takes place in mid July each year.
  • Even closer than Nerja, just on the other side of the huge Cerro Gordo promontory to the west of La Herradura lies a splendid but isolated beach, Playa de Cantarriján. It's a favourite spot for many. Part of the sand and shingle beach has been designated a nudist bathing area, although the western end is normally occupied by conventional sunbathers. There are a couple of good beachbars/ restaurants open throughout the season.
  • On this stretch of coast there are plenty of cheerful, peaceful, laid back places in the best tradition of the Spanish seaside. A relaxed lunch at one of the beach bars is highly recommended - even in winter if the sun is shining!
  • In the opposite direction, Granada is, of course, a must-see city. Soaring high above is the spectacular back drop of the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains. And what a city lies below, a city of classical beauty, the jewel in the Spanish Crown.
  • The mesmerising Alhambra Palace and its exquisite gardens, one of the world's greatest wonders; the narrow, cobbled streets and beautiful walled gardens of the ancient Arab quarter, El Albaicín; the magnificent Cathedral, just one of many superb examples of Renaissance architecture; the caves of Sacramonte, nostalgic legacy of the gypsies.
  • A city which inspired García Lorca, Andalucía's finest poet, it is, above all, a people's city, full of life and colour, energy and fun.
  • On the northern slopes of Sierra Nevada, top class skiing is an hour's drive away. This can be excellent but avoid weekends, when the Granadinos swarm up from the city.
  • If wonderful mountain scenery is your thing, then take a trip to Las Alpujarras. In little more than an hour you can be in the high mountain, Moorish villages such as Bubión or Capileira.
  • Between the highest mountains in Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, this is a joyous land of sunshine, snowy mountains and some of the most splendid scenery imaginable. From the snows to the sea, there are panoramic views in every direction, from the peaks of Veleta and Mulhacén to the southern sierras and the Mediterranean beyond.


  • There are lots of lovely walks in the surrounding hills, valleys and orchards of El Valle.
  • And, of course, here you are well placed to travel to the ski resort high in La Sierra Nevada.
  • On the Costa Tropical, activities on offer include scuba, cavern and technical diving, as well as horse riding and tennis, paragliding, climbing, and abseiling.
  • In Granada there are a million things to do, it's a students paradise, with everything from flamenco dancing and guitar to Spanish language lessons available.

The Area

El Valle de Lecrín

South from Granada lies a vast and fertile valley encompassed within a bowl of mountains. The Moors named it the Valley of Happiness …
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