ELEGANT HOUSE IN PICTURESQUE PLAZA MOUNTAIN SPA VILLAGEWIFI ALPUJARRAS GRANADA

Mary Meade

Speaks french, spanish, english, Gaelic
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ELEGANT HOUSE IN PICTURESQUE PLAZA MOUNTAIN SPA VILLAGEWIFI ALPUJARRAS GRANADA

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2 Bedrooms. Can sleep 3/4 people with top bedroom leading out onto our terrace

This charming and comfortable house has the most perfect location in Lanjaron in the Alpujarras, Granada with INTERNET - a quintessentially Spanish, no-through-traffic, sleepy plant-filled plaza (parking nearby). From the balcony, one can hear birdsong and the splashing of the water in the grotto-like fountain below and from the sunny terrace, enjoy the mountain and sea views. Both pretty bedrooms have comfortable beds as well as a single 'sofa-bed', actually a very comfy armchair if not being used as a bed in the top bedroom. In the spacious yet cosy sitting room, with its pretty 'pueblo' fireplace, one can watch English language satellite TV, listen to cds or enjoy our library of very good books - both novels and non fiction.The state-of-the-art bathroom offers a hydro-massage shower unit (hairdryer supplied as well as hand gel). The modern though rustic style fitted chestnut kitchen has a four ring hob, stainless steel fridge freezer and is fully equipped. Breakfast or the evening meal can be had on the roof terrace, while enjoying the views. You might also enjoy a bbq on the terrace. The house is distinguished by its successful fusion of stylish design and sympathetic restoration of traditional architecture, with tasteful attention to detail and colour.

Lanjaron and Casa Santa Ana are ideally located to explore not only the best of the Alpujarras but also the Mediterranean coast and Granada. We have both the med and what the coast has to offer and the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains all within an hour's drive from Lanjaron.

The village boasts an Olympic-size municipal swimming pool with a bar, close by (also another public pool attached to a local hotel & very nicely landscaped). There is, in season, plenty of night-life and bustling cafes in the centre shaded by magnificent ancient plane trees and music groups including flamenco who come and entertain people while sipping a nice glass of wine.

At ones doorstep, you have easy access to wonderful countryside and spectacular walks. Should you want to treat yourself, the nearby historic Balneario (Spa) offers a range of treatments and massage. Massage treatments can also be arranged for you at the house.

For those without a hire car, Lanjaron has daily bus services to the coast and to Granada (only 35 k away) as well as to the mountain villages like Pampaneira, Bubion and Trevelez and a local taxi service is also available.

The town has a number of small supermarkets, a local indoor veg, meat & fish market, banks as well as ice-cream parlours, bars, cafes and restaurants. There are many 'specialist' shops selling local produce such as the locally cured ham, various cheeses and other cold meats, jams and wines - all of which are only a stones throw from the house.

There are many other activities available locally - horseriding and mountain biking, wild flower/herb tours, massage treatments and the village now has a 'water museum' and a 'honey museum' (local honey is also a speciality of the village). The Spa is open 10 months of the year and one can have a variety of treatments there including sauna at any time.

At the house over the winter months guests can enjoy our 'pueblo' style open fireplace (good for chestnut roasting!) creating a very cosy atmosphere in the sitting room. Wood is available for sale at the local petrol station.

The owners are long term residents who are very happy to assist in any way possible. We personally meet our guests on arrival to hand over the keys and answer any initial queries/questions.

ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR WINTER LONG TERM OFFERS. We do offer discounts for longer stays.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Muchas gracias a ti. La vivienda es fabulosa y la estancia perfecta. La Plaza Santa Ana es de lo mas bonito que he visto.
Jul 2012
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Mary Meade

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks french, spanish, english, Gaelic
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My husband and I have lived in Lanjaron for 27 years (we are both Irish) - our two children were born here and are bi-lingual. I have been teaching English to both children and adults in the village for 24 years and continue to work at the school in the afternoons. I also work as a part time administrator at an alternative holiday centre in a nearby village (for the last 23 years). Brian is a massage therapist whose practice is mainly based at the same centre. We enjoy a high degree of integration in the town and are known by most of the villagers. Our home is a few kilometres up a country track where we cultivate fruit and olive trees and enjoy the tranquillity of country life.

Mary Meade purchased this house in 2005

We built and desgined this wonderful little house for its perfect location. The neighbours are very proud of the plaza and their plants which they lovingly maintain and think we have done a wonderful job of designing this house. This is a place where you can get a great insight into an authentic Spanish pueblo where the concept of community is still alive and well. And of course you will meet the ladies of the plaza while on holiday with us..They tend to only speak Spanish but are so friendly and try and adapt to 'communicating' with all our guests.

I never tire of the views onto the plaza and the sound of the running water - it's quite picture-perfect. The house itself has a very cosy feel to it and has everything you might need for easy living as well as the fact that it's also very central.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

One appreciative guest commented 'we just wanted to say that we had a wonderful stay and really loved the house and the location. It was even more beautiful than the photos, which is rare!! '
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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GLORIOUS WALKING

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a whole month in November. A lovely house, interesting in its design, and with every facility we needed. With four floors people with mobility problems would struggle. The owner was very helpful and pleasant, always prepared to go the extra mile.
The location was very close to the town centre with parking five minutes walk away. Lanjaron itself was very quiet in the evenings and most restaurants were closed at that time of year. Plenty of little shops and good lunch places, most offering menus del dia at rates well below UK prices.
Excellent base for walks in the lovely Alpujarras. Roads to hills steep and often narrow, but little winter traffic. The weather was amazing - one day's rain in November and lots of sun. Granada and the Alhambra just up the road.

Strongly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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A HOME FROM HOME WITH A GENUINE SPANISH FEEL

  • 5 of 5
Even before we arrived at Casa Santa Ana we knew we wouldn't be disappointed - Mary was as friendly and helpful when we were planning our stay as she was when we were there. As others have said, the house and plaza are even nicer in real life than the photos (and they're good enough!). We felt at home as soon as we arrived. The house is charming, comfortable, clean & is thoughtfully equipped with all you need - so much better than a faceless hotel or complex apartment. It also stays cool during the heat (so sleeping wasn't a problem) and the roof terrace is perfect for breakfast, a glass of vino and people watching. We particularly loved walking just ten steps to fill the kettle and water jug with fresh water from the water fountain in the plaza (one of the many in Lanjaron). The residents in the square are very proud of the area and do a magnificent job maintaining all the beautiful plants and flowers.

Casa Santa Ana is perfectly positioned for all sorts of trips and activities. Lanjaron itself is a wonderful and attractive bustling town and well worth spending time in. We enjoyed experiencing it at different times of the day and evening, and there are a large choice of eateries, bars and cafes. We loved the community feel. It felt so safe & it was great to see young and old out & about in the evenings as well as the days.

We're into our food and drink & you won't be disappointed. We were amazed at the quality for what we paid. A good tip is to ask if they do a Menu del Dia (although you many just get a few choices, you'll get a starter, main, drink, dessert or coffee for about 10 euros. We particularly liked Café Bar Health (amazing food - don't be put off by the fact it looks like a fairly basic bar), Hotel Alcadema (very romantic, and lovely setting - nice even just for a drink), Hotel Sol, and Hotel Taray just south of Orgiva (again very romantic with lovely gardens). We also loved the local bars, many of which give you free tapas even just with drinks.

There are great walks on your doorstep and beyond - our favourite was La Taha - a fantastic walk along old mule tracks between 7 villages. The beaches and Granada are also only a short drive, so you'll never be bored.

All in all, we're so pleased we met Mary and stayed in Casa Santa Ana and know we will return. If you don't like sterile resorts then Casa Santa Ana and Lanjaron are the place for you - thank you Mary for a terrific week! .
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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FANTASTISK HUS I CHARMERENDE HVID LANDSBY

  • 5 of 5
Huset har en enestående beliggenhed, roligt, smukt og centralt i den fine bjergby Lanjaron. Vi var 2 personer på en sen påskeferie og fandt her et perfekt sted til afslapning samt er godt udgangspunkt for spændende ture til andre smukke hvide landsbyer og ikke mindst til den store by Granada.
Huset er velholdt, der er en del trapper men det er velindrettet og forsynet med alt nødvendigt. Der var rent og pænt overalt.
Mary er en meget venlig og hjælpsom udlejer, hun er fuld af gode råd og anbefalinger om byen og området.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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SIMPLY FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5
We returned from our stay in Lanjaron last night. We had the most fantastic week with our 2 small children, 7 & 5.
The area has so much to offer and we managed a bit of everything. We visited the Alhambra, a day exploring the town, 2 days skiing, a day on the beach and the Easter parades in Granada. Everything was within an hours drive, so very well located. The house was superb, very pretty and tastefully decorated. It is the best equipped rental property we have had, gone from home.
Mary and Brian were very helpful and eager to answer any questions we had. The location of the house is in the prettiest square in the town, a real pleasure to feel part of it.
All in all we had a fabulous week and are keen to return to this magnificent area and gorgeous house. Xx
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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PERFECT WAY TO GET TO KNOW ANDALUCIA

  • 5 of 5
Me and my girlfriend (both Dutch, 25 yo) went for a short holiday of 10 days to this lovely home in the Alpujarras.

The village of Lanjaron is a perfect combination as it is very close to Granada (30min by car) as well as a great gateway into the tiny white villages further up in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It has little typical shops and everything you will need.

We fell in love with the house already when we were outside. It is on a very traditional, quiet plaza off the main road in Lanjaron. The house has 4 very cosy floors and look simply marvelous. All equipment one might need is available. Furthermore, all rooms are very well maintained and were very clean. Although we didn't spend too much time on it, the top terrace has a magnificent view. On top of the property itself, the owner Mary is a lovely and helpfull person who will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Staying here is perfect for couples (possibly with 1 or 2 small children) who love the mountains (there are some magnificent hikes to make) and the traditional Spanish culture. We did rent a car and think this is well worth the money, however we have learned that public transportation is also an option.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Map

Nearest Train
38 Kilometres
Granada 25 mins by car.
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
25 mins drive away
Car: not necessary

The spa town of Lanjaron with its picturesque Moorish castle has a lively ambiance and all the amenities. It boasts several public swimming pools, tennis courts and a fragrant eucalyptus park. The dramatic countryside/ National park on its doorstep is perfect for walking. Local activities include mountain biking, guided walks, horse riding, rock climbing, Spanish lessons, yoga classes, spa treatments and massage. Lanjaron, famed for its mineral waters, healthy environment and the longevity of its inhabitants, is known as the 'Gateway to the Alpujarras' offering easy access to high mountain villages. Equally accessible is the Costa Tropical with golf courses & beaches. Inland, discover Granada's lively flamenco scene & the spectacular Alhambra or ski resort at the Sierra Nevada.

At home follow the natives and pass the time in one of the many bars or restaurants or watch life go by in this traditional, unspoilt, authentic Spanish village where locally grown produce is still sold from the houses. Many restaurants in the village serve 'menu del dia' each day at lunchtime (a 3 course meal for between 8/12 euros often with a drink included) if you don't feel like cooking at home - evenings are good for drinks and tapas. You can visit the artesan shops in the village selling local produce including serrano hams, cheeses, confitures, wines etc as well as locally made wickerwork baskets.

Other Activities: yoga, massage, healing treatments, cyclng, horseriding, walking

Ski: the ski resort - Sierra Nevada - is very close to Granada city itself and only an hour's drive from the village of Lanjaron. (Lanjaron is ideally situated to access the ski resort as you don't have to enter the city of Granada at all) and is an ideal base for those who wish to spend time skiing or snow boarding - you can combine both an authentic village experience with a skiing holiday.

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Lanjaron House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Seson
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£295
 
 
Mid season
Sep 28 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£240
 
 
low season
Nov 29 2014 - Mar 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0.00
I normally ask guests to pay a 30% deposit to ensure the booking with the balance about a month prior to arrival. I can either take payment in pounds sterling or in euros..either is fine. (see rates above for each season).
Notes PLEASE NOTE BELOW OUR EURO PRICES FOR THOSE LIVING OUTSIDE THE UK:


low season: 235 euros
mid season 290 euros
high season 355 euros.

In the low season, a stay shorter than a week is possible. The minimum rate for 3 nights is 150 uk pounds.
For longer stays, particularly in the low season, DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE. Please, enquire. We provide gas bottles for the heaters & starter wood.
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Amenities

Lanjaron House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , hydro massage shower unit
  • There is an excellent hydro-massage shower unit as well as a hair-dryer supplied. Both bath and hand towels are provided as well as hand gel and loo rolls. The bathroom has a good sized mirror with light overhead. There is a good functioning fan/extractor in the bathroom which quickly takes out any steam/vapour. The bathroom is very well designed (although small) and functions very well indeed
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , very small double/more comfortable as single+single sofabed
  • the main bedroom is a bright and airy room with balcony looking onto the pretty plaza below. and has a very comfortable Queen size bed with bedside tables on either side with ambient lamps.. There is a buit-in wooden cupboard and drawers so adequate space to store clothes. This bedroom has a wall mounted heater for winter use. The second bedroom has a 'platform-style' bed with a small ladder leading up to the bed itself as well as a single 'sofa bed'( this is actually a very comfortable armchair). There is adequate storage space for clothes too with wardrobe and chest of drawers and this room leads onto the terrace - a great place to sunbathe (there are sun loungers and small tables there) as well as a small bbq. We keep hot water bottles for winter use as well as extra wool blankets. Both bedrooms are very quiet at night. There is an extra single bed available if necessary and we also provide a cot for a baby (a travel cot which is very easy to put up)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
Notes:
The kitchen is modern with all the mod cons - toaster, a juicer, coffee grinder, a sandwich maker, a kettle, a microwave and a variety of good quality cooking pots and pans as well as salad bowls and jugs. There is also an iron and ironing board available plus a 'fold up' clothesline kept on the terrace to hang out clothes. We also have an EXPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE available (as well as a percolator) for the coffee 'specialists'! The cooker has 4 rings plus a good sized oven as well as fan extractor over the cooker with plenty of lighting and space for cooking and preparation. The house has 2 gas heaters available. For our English speaking guests we have satellite TV - so all the usual BBC channels, CNN and many more. And for our Spanish speaking guests we have a second TV. The sitting room has an open fireplace ('pueblo' style) and plenty of comfortable seating and lighting. There we have an Internet connection so you can just sit by the balcony window on the sofa with a laptop.
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