A stylish apartment with a very traditional Spanish look and feel, while offering all the advantages of modern living. The complex hosts an exclusive range of holiday rental accommodation and benefits from secure, landscaped gardens, underground parking, lift and a communal pool. Two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, one double with ensuite, and one twin with a family bathroom. Large sitting/dining room with balconies. Fantastic views of the castle nestled at the top of the village and the mountains beyond. Double sofa bed, SkyTV/DVD/free wifi/iPOD dock, pool towels, games, hairdryer, iron, etc. Fully fitted, well equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer. The apartment also has two roof terraces, for outside dining, and all day sunshine with sun loungers, barbecue, tables and chairs. The village of Velez de Benaudalla offers a variety of tapas bars, restaurants and shops. With the magnificent scenery of the mountains and coast close by, you will have a lovely holiday
Local information: Velez de Benaudalla is a pretty traditional whitewashed Spanish village nestled in the foot hills of the Las Alpujarras. Surrounded by spectacular countryside Velez is perfectly located with easy access to the Costa Tropical coast, Sierra Nevada ski resort and the beautiful city of Granada where the amazing Alhambra Palace can be found.
Velez is steeped in history, and you can wander through the ancient streets to the recently restored XVI century Ulloa Muslim castle or look at the Casa Jardin Nazari, which was inspired by Grenada architecture and is generally considered to be the finest example of Hispanic-Muslim gardens in Spain. There is also a couple of play areas/parks to keep the kids amused.
There is a good choice of shops, bakeries (with lovely homemade breads and cakes), banks, a pharmacy and a doctors surgery. There are also numerous Spanish bars and restaurants many of which offer complimentary delightful tapas with every round of drinks!
Surrounding area: With more than 320 days of sunshine on average every year, the Costa Tropical and Granada region offers a combination of the rugged coast line of the Costa Tropical which runs along the shores of the warm Mediterranean sea with its pretty, friendly coastal towns and beaches, and the contrasting historic white Andalucian villages nestled in the hills of the breathtaking countryside, all with the back drop of the Sierra Nevada mountains and ski resort which boasts 125 ski runs. There are few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and swim in the sea in the afternoon, making the Granada region almost unique.
The Alhambra Palace in Granada with its stunning architecture and gardens is the most visited tourist attraction in Europe, second only to the Vatican. At the centre of this beautiful town is a labyrinth of narrow streets bursting with atmosphere and lined with buildings that reflect the Arab influence of Granada’s varied history.
Cheap flights to Granada & Malaga: This region is well served budget airlines. Velez de Benaudalla has excellent motorway access and is serviced by Granada (about 45 mins), Malaga (about 1hr) and Almeria airports (1hr and 35 mins). Easyjet, Jet2 and Ryanair offers cheap flights to Malaga from Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Midlands and London. Ryanair also flies to Malaga from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Dublin, E Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and Stanstead. Numerous other airlines fly to Malaga or Granada from the UK including Iberia, Aer Lingus, British Airways and BMI.
2018 update : Easyjet now offers flights to Granada from Manchester