Spain (Old Castile). Fully furnished duplex, 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, in picturesque La Granja (Segovia), adjacent 18th-century palace and gardens (with fountains) with Guadarrama Mt. backdrop. Near Madrid and other historic landmarks: Avila, Salamanca, Pedraza, Segovia, El Escorial, etc.One week minimum.
La Granja is an ideal location for a vacation.
The duplex is centrally located but on a no-exit side street away from traffic. The 18th century palace is next door, with its splendid gardens and fountains, the Guadarrama mountains as backdrop. Restaurants, shops, market, pharmacy, fitness center, soccer stadium, royal glass museum, are within easy walking distance. Or one can go down the road a few kilometers to Segovia, a provincial capital, famous for its cuisine (lamb, suckling pig), monuments (Roman aqueduct, 16th century cathedral, 26 Romanesque churches), and shopping. A wonderful place to walk and hang out in outdoor bars and cafes.
While there is an endless list of places to visit in the area, relaxing in the mountain air, walking in the gardens, and returning to rest in a comfortable home at night is an important part of the beauty and joy you will experience. Be sure to visit, in easy one-day excursions, such places as El Escorial, Avila, Valley of the Fallen, Salamanca, Pedraza.
Owner is an attorney with Laureate Education, Inc. in Baltimore (a graduate of Harvard College and University of Virginia Law Schoo). Her mother, Lesley Francis, helped run a school for American students in La Granja before selling the property and purchasing the duplex as a "home-away-from-home."
My family and I have been going to Spain since the 1940's. We fell in love with La Granja in the 1960's and have maintained either the school or the duplex ever since.
The accessibility of everything in town: restaurants, cafes, groceries, beautiful gardens, mountain scenery, not to mention the 18th century palace, royal glass museum, a fully-equipped fitness center.
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