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Almond Hill House: stylish farmhouse, beautiful views, gated pool, near Granada

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
6
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Órgiva Villa Rental Photos and Description

200-year old farmhouse for year round holidays: mountain villages, beaches, walking & cycling

ALMOND HILL HOUSE: beautifully renovated farmhouse set in two acres olive and almond groves with landscaped gardens. Great mountain views and a large gated pool. Enjoy a rural location, close to town in one of the most beautiful parts of Spain.

* Fully modernised, retaining original features

* 5 en-suite bedrooms , 2 smaller twin/single bedrooms

* Well equipped kitchen with Smeg range cooker

* Large (10 x 5 metre) gated pool – with sun loungers and mountain views

* Open living area with wood-burning stove and large extendable dining table

* The Olive Hut (40sqm extra living space) – for table tennis, yoga and games

* Various shady terraces – al fresco dining and spaces to be alone or together

* Good wifi reaching all the bedrooms, gardens and pool terrace

* Air-conditioning, central heating and heated towel rails

AREA

* Plenty of shops locally including fishmongers, butchers and supermarkets

* Great choice of bars and restaurants

* Explore beautiful traditional villages - a step into a bygone era of Spain

* Spend the day at the beach, a seafood lunch and a dip in the Mediterranean

* Enjoy the bars and shady squares of Granada, the old Arab quarter and stunning Alhambra

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* WALKING – the area is famous for hiking routes

* CYCLING & MOUNTAIN BIKING – some of the best trails and terrains in Spain, on- and off-road – professional bikes can be delivered to the house

* HORSE RIDING – for all levels - off the beaten track

* WINTER SPORTS – normally from late November to early May. Snowshoeing and off-piste skiing locally.

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BEDROOMS AND GUEST NUMBERS

Almond Hill House consists of the main house and the Jasmine room annex. Maximum numbers depend on the mix of adults and children. See floorplan in photos section.

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* WISTERIA: Double en-suite (walk-in shower), private balcony

* OLIVE: Double/twin en-suite (wet-room style bathroom)

* ORANGE: Double/triple/twin, en-suite (shower-over-bath)

* LEMON: Small twin for children/single adult

* ALMOND: Double en-suite (walk-in shower) with adjoining Fig

* FIG: Small twin for younger children/single bedroom, adjoining Almond

* JASMINE ANNEX: Large double/twin, en-suite (walk-in shower)

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JASMINE is included in bookings of more than 12 people and can be rented by groups of 12 or less for £200 per week. It is never rented independently of the main house.

FAMILY SUITES

- Orange/Lemon and Almond/Fig work well as family suites

- Orange can be set up as triple for children - or as a double with a child's bed

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BABIES and infants aged under 2, using a cot are not charged and can stay in addition to maximum numbers. Two cots, two high-chairs and a baby monitor provided.

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CHILDREN WILL LOVE IT

* They will be surrounded by nature and can pick fresh fruit from the tress

* There's a smallholding with goats, chickens and geese at the top of the drive

* It's away from busy roads, the pool is gated, as is the lawned garden

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GETTING AROUND

* A car is recommended – but it's easy to get to Granada and Lanjarón by bus

* A 20/25 minute walk to town along quiet back lanes

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DRIVING TIMES FROM THE HOUSE

* White Villages – 25 minutes

* Beaches – 35 minutes

* Granada and the Alhambra -– 55 minutes

* Málaga – 90 minutes

* Ski resort – 75 minutes

* GRANADA AIRPORT - 55 minutes (BA flies London City to Granada direct)

* MÁLAGA AIRPORT - 90 minutes (many airlines fly to Málaga from all over Europe)

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* A PRIVATE CHEF can be booked for a fresh, seasonal, three course meal

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ACCESSIBILITY

* Olive and ensuite is step free with a wet-room style bathroom

* Almond has a small step from the internal patio, is step free to the bathroom and has a small step into the shower

* Jasmine is step free, step free to the bathroom and has a small step into the shower

* Fig is step-free from the living area, there are two steps down to the Almond room

* Orange and Lemon have two steps from outside and from the internal patio - with step free access between them and the bathroom

* There is colour contrast with dark wood doors and windows and pale floors

* Garden and terraces are accessible directly from the house via a concrete ramp

* There are two steps from the front door to the living area

* Living area, kitchen and utility room are all on one level with wide doorways

* Furniture can be moved on request

* Shower chair available on request

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THE OWNERS live in a neighboring property with their own private gardens, terraces and driveway – they will greet you on arrival and are discretely on hand if required

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BOOKING ENQUIRIES

Please let us know a little bit about your party when making enquiries, including how many adults and the ages of the children, if any. This will help us work out the most comfortable configuration of the bedrooms for your party.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Sarah & Matt (Almond Hill House)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Sarah & Matt (Almond Hill House)

The house has been enjoyed as a holiday house since 1994 – and is one of the first in Granada registered as a Vivienda Rural.

We bought Almond Hill House in 2014 and completely modernised the house whilst retaining its rustic charm and making the house accessible.

Sarah & Matt (Almond Hill House) purchased this villa in 2014

Why Sarah & Matt (Almond Hill House) chose Sierra Nevada

It's in a rural location, at the end of a lane, away from busy roads and yet only a 5 minute drive from town (or a 25 minute walk if you are feeling a bit more energetic).

Close to Granada and the Alhambra; beaches and beautiful mountain villages.

What makes this villa unique

Enjoy the free tapas with drinks which is unique to Granada province.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for our wonderful stay – we returned to London wishing so much that we could have stayed longer. It really was a magical week and so relaxing. Almond Hill House is so beautiful and had everything (& more) that we needed. The gated pool was so useful as we could relax knowing Martha and Tate were safe. We really hope we can come back next year as there's so many amazing bits we didn't get to visit. I'll be recommending your house to any friends in need of the perfect relaxing holiday. Becky (May/June 2015)
May 2015
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Almond Hill House: stylish farmhouse, beautiful views, gated pool, near Granada
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Ideal base for walking in the Alpujarras

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of ten staying at Almond Hill House for a walking holiday. The house is as good as described, with ample space to accommodate us all comfortably and had all the facilities we were expecting. Sarah and Matt provided excellent customer service, replying promptly by email or text to queries both before and during the stay.

There are superb walks that can be done directly from the house, including a section of the GR 142. The starting points for higher level walks in the Sierra Nevada can easily be reached by car, for example it took us 40 minutes to drive to the village of Capileira.

Returning to he house in the afternoon, it was great to have a swim in the pool, then prepare some food and eat while sitting at the garden table in the warm evening.

Another review has mentioned the lane access; we had no difficulty driving right up to the house in our hired Zafira and Touran, but I think larger vehicles than this would have made the drive challenging.

We all enjoyed our stay at Almond Hill House and we would certainly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Buckinghamshire
5

Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Almond Hill House really did live up to all expectations. The location was stunning with beautiful views and the owners, Matt and Sarah, could not have been more welcoming. We were greeted with home baked bread and locally produced olive oil, amongst other things, and any queries or requests were dealt with immediately. The house was beautifully presented and absolutely perfect for the three generation holiday we had planned. Although there were eight adults and three small children, it was always possible to find a quiet spot to relax,either in the house or around the grounds.

There was plenty to do locally: the country walk into Orgiva, the local town, with its good restaurants, or short drives up into the Aljapuras to see the beautiful white villages. For those in our party who felt energetic, there were countless footpaths for short walks or longer hikes.

We all enjoyed our stay enormously and cannot thank Sarah and Matt enough for their hospitality and attention to detail, which combined to make our holiday simply perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An excellent house

  • 5 of 5

Almond Hill House is the perfect location for an inter-generational family holiday. The house is spacious, well appointed, clean and very comfortable. Hence it makes a good place to stay even out of the main holiday season. The garden is lovely with the terrace being particularly suitable for outdoor eating. We loved the pool and because this is in a separate gated area could happily let our grandchild play in the garden without worrying that she would have unaccompanied access to the pool.

The owners, Matt and Sarah, were kind and helpful. They welcomed us on arrival and offered useful advice on the area. Although they live in the house next door we were completely unaware of their presence so it was the perfect balance of help being on hand if we needed it but complete privacy if we didn't. I can't recommend them highly enough as owners.

Orgiva is a useful little town and has a number of restaurants and bars. There is also a first rate supermarket so food shopping is easy. You can drive into town from the property - it takes about five minutes - or walk from the house which takes about twenty minutes. Driving from the house up into the Sierra Nevada is easy (although the road is twisty) and there are pretty villages to visit on the way up to Trevelez.

One thing future visitors might want to be aware of is that the lane down to the house is, at times, very narrow and so a smaller hire car is useful. We made the mistake of hiring a large people carrier and this made the drive up and down to the house from the main road a bit tricky. So, if you are a large party maybe think about hiring a couple of cars rather than the 'hefty beast' that we did!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re delighted you all had a lovely time at Almond Hill House and thank you for the great review. Yes, it is best to hire a car or ‘normal’ people carrier (e.g. a Zafira) which many of our guests do and have no problems getting to and from the property. The 1km lane is tarmacked all the way to the house. Some guests have hired mini-vans too. We understand that your car hire company made a mistake and gave you an unusually-long vehicle – the ‘hefty beast’, as you say! Best wishes
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

A Wonderful Oasis in Andalucia

  • 5 of 5

We were two families sharing the property and even at our maximum of 9 we had lots of room for either mixing or a bit of quiet time. Almond Hill House is located at the end of a narrow country lane [do not rent a large SUV] and is very quiet. The view down the valley and across to the mountains is spectacular. The only disturbance is the occasional herd of goats along the track below the property. Matt and Sarah were an absolute delight to deal with. They met our cars to guide us to the house, gave us welcome gifts, provided two extra cafetieres and a paella pan, gave excellent advice on restaurants and shops and dealt with any issues immediately. The house is wonderful and the kitchen well equipped. Practically every bedroom has a bathroom with shower and WC. We spent most of our time in the glorious out door space. This has a large sitting area with a 10 seat dinning table, BBQ and is surrounded by flowers, herbs and plants. The pool is lovely with lots of chairs and toys and a great view. A perfect place to sip lemonade made from fruit picked at the house’s orchard. You are about 5 minutes drive or 20 minutes walk from Orgiva with its great restaurants, bars and a good selection of grocery stores [including a butcher and a fishmonger]. Granada, with the wonderful Alhambra, is about an hour away and the coast, with great seafood, only a 30 minute drive. If we were to return to this part of Spain I would most certainly stay at Almond Hill House again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Almond Hill

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 2 daughters (7yrs & 4yrs) had the most wonderful time in Almond Hill house. We stayed for a week in May along with 2 others families (good friends of ours) both with children of similar ages. Day 1 we arrived at the farmhouse no problems thanks to the excellent directions Matt and Sarah (the owners) had given us. The kids fell in love with the house instantly. It is really child friendly with a secure gated pool and the yoga hut became their colouring den for when it became too hot outside. The house has its own orchards with lemons, figs, olives, tangerines and almonds. All off which we got to sample while staying there. Every evening the local goat herder would pass by the house and down the goat track. We all walked down the mountain with them, not sure whether the adults or the kids enjoyed it more! Orgiva the nearest town is about a 20-30 minute walk down the goat track with plenty of shops and restaurants. However we were so content in the house that we barbecued most evenings. Two local chefs Wes and Sam came to cook for us one evening. We had the most amazing feast all for a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend them! There are plenty of beautiful local villages nearby easily reached by car and we visited a few of them, but we would love to come back to see more. This was definitely one of the best family holidays we have been on. The house, the location and the owners were fantastic and we will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

As good as the website leads you to believe

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and its grounds - it's just as described on the informative website.

The gated garden, the secure pool area and the provision of two high chairs and cots allowed us a relaxing, child-friendly holiday. The big, well equipped kitchen combined with great local produce made cooking for ten a doddle.

We all liked the very efficient, helpful owners who are nearby if needed - but never intrusive.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Local bar
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Playa de Granada
Nearest Train
55 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Orgiva
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
32 Kilometres
Salobreña
Car: recommended

Check our website for more information www.almondhillhouse.com

Special interest holidays:

Walking

Cycling

Birdwatching

Cheesemaking

Ceramics classes

Snowshoeing

Off piste skiing

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach (by car): Salobreña, 30-35 minutes: La Herradura, 40 minutes: Nerja, 45 minutes.

Travel:

Granada airport – 70km, 55 minutes by car

Málaga airport – 115km, 1.5 hours by car

Car hire recommended.

Distances:

Órgiva – 2km via road or 1.2km walking via goat track

Lanjarón – 7km

'White villages': Pampaneira (14km), Bubión (19km); Capileira (20km)

Beaches: Salobreña (32km); La Herradura (50km); Nerja (58km)

Granada (Alhambra Palace parking) – 53km

Málaga – 115km

There's a good local bus service and the bus stop is 10 minutes walk from the house. Granada is just over and hour and Lanjaron 10 minutes by bus, for example.

Further Details:

Órgiva (nearest town) has numerous shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and banks. There's a great weekly market every Thursday plus a medical centre (with 24-hour emergency service) and dentists.

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Rates & Availability

Órgiva Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
$190
$1,142
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$296
$1,776
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$190
$1,142
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
$254
$1,522
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
Early summer
May 13 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
$292
$1,776
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,410
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Late summer
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$292
$1,776
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
Early autumn
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$254
$1,522
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
Late autumn
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$254
$1,522
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
$317
$1,903
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$254
From
$317
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $254

* JASMINE ROOM ANNEX
- 13 May to October the Jasmine room is included in the price for numbers over 12
- 4 November to 13 May the Jasmine room is included in the price for numbers over 10
- Jasmine can be hired to provide an extra bedroom for smaller groups for an additional cost of £200

* BABIES AND INFANTS
- up to two babies/infants under the age of 2, using a cot (rather than a bed), are free

* PAYMENT METHODS
- By direct transfer into either the Owners Sterling or Euro bank account
- Via the Owners Direct online payment system

* CHANGE OVER DAY is normally on a Saturday during the summer season - but this is flexible where existing bookings permit

* CENTRAL HEATING (6 hours a day)
- Included for Christmas bookings
- €15 per day at other times

* WOOD BURNING STOVE:
- Starter pack of wood for late autumn and winter bookings
- Small charge for extra wood

* EURO RATE for direct bookings calculated using the Sterling/Euro exchange rate on xe.com

All bookings subject to agreeing to the terms and conditions in our booking contract

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Amenities

Órgiva Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 230 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Jasmine - toilet , shower , Large non-slip walk in shower, Heated towel rail
    Wisteria ensuite - toilet , shower , Large non-slip walk in shower. Heated towel rail
    Olive ensuite - toilet , shower , Wetroom style bathroom with grab bars. Heated towel rail
    Almond ensuite - toilet , shower , Large non-slip walk in shower. Heated towel rail.
    House bathroom/utility room - toilet , shower , also houses the washing machine
    Orange and Lemon bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated towel rail
  • * All bathrooms have WC, sink and bath or shower. * All ensuite bathrooms have heated towel rails for winter bookings. * Orange and Lemon room's private bathroom is separated by a small hallway and internal doors * The main house/utility room shower could be used by those in the Lemon room if the Orange wished to have a private ensuite.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Orange - A/C. double/twin/triple ensuite. Family suite with Lemon
    Wisteria - A/C, double ensuite. Private balcony
    Olive - A/C. Double/twin ensuite. Garden entrance.
    Lemon - Small twin for children, adult single, very small double.
    Fig - A/C from Almond. 1 single bed, 1 child's bed (160 cm long)
    Almond - A/C. Double ensuite - adjoining Fig (seperated by curtains)
    Jasmine - A/C. Large double/twin ensuite, woodburning stove, sofa.
    2 cots available - Travel cots with mattress
  • Check the floorplan in photos to see how rooms are laid out. * WISTERIA AND OLIVE: a few metres across the terrace from the main house with their own entrances * FIG: Small twin suitable for 2 younger children or as a single * FIG and ALMOND: separated by curtains - and Almond air-con cools Fig * Ceiling fans in Wisteria, Orange, Jasmine and Lemon * Floor fans in Olive and Fig BEDROOM/BATHROOM SIZES: * Wisteria 17 sqm, ensuite 4 sqm * Olive 16 sqm, ensuite 5 sqm * Orange 14 sqm, ensuite 4 sqm * Lemon 8 sqm * Almond 11 sqm, ensuite 3.5 sqm * Fig 6 sqm * Jasmine 26sqm, ensuite 6 sqm
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property has been registered as a 'Vivienda Rural' (approved by the Andalucia Tourist Board - VTAR/GR/0007) since 2002 – one of the first to be registered in Granada province. The house was completely renovated in 2015. The walk to town takes around 20 minutes. The first 50 metres is down a rocky goat track from the house which joins up with quiet back lanes leading to town. The track may be a bit steep for those with limited mobility.

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