Traditional white mountain village house, ideal walking /touring, 30 mins Granada

House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people - Advert n° 6731

Top property features

CASA MORISCA is a typical Mudejar house, lovingly restored, around an open patio, with tiled floors and exposed beams in all rooms. 20% DISCOUNT UNTIL SEPTEMBER. Thick walls with small windows and traditional shutters keep it cool and shaded in summer. Perfect for short breaks.
Just one hour to the SKIING and a season December to May make this an ideal base for mixing a couple of days on the slopes with other activities and for groups with some non-skiiers.
The house is down in the heart of the old village, enclosed in Moorish style by other properties; but its second floor terrace gives a wonderful view over the roof tops. It also looks down into the inner patio with its barbecue, flowers and a fountain.
Through the front door of Casa Morisca, a traditional lounge with arab style banquettes and fireplace with woodburning stove is on the right and to the left a modern kitchen. This leads into the open patio, which lights the dining room and a double bedroom which has a shower and wc en-suite. There is the sound of running water throughout the house from the fountain in the patio as well as a centuries old fountain in the downstairs suite, which still supplied water to the previous occupants.
On the first floor are the master bedroom with king size bed, a twin bedroom, a bathroom with full size bath and a study.
DISCOUNT 24 euros for couples using only one bedroom. DISCOUNT 100 euros per week for additional weeks. LONG or SHORT stays - add/deduct price per night [one seventh of additional week rate]. FREE SET OF WALKING GUIDES in English, with all bookings.

About the property

Number of rooms: 7

  • Independant kitchen,
  • Living room,
  • Dining room,
  • 1 bathroom,
  • 1 Shower room,
  • Office,
  • Loggia,
  • Terrace.

Bedding:

  • 2 double beds,
  • 2 single beds.

Building:

  • Year of construction: 1650,
  • Year of renovation: 1998.

Location:

  • Semi-detached house,
  • Close to airport,
  • Close to A-road / Motorway.

Other:

  • Aspect: south,
  • View of: mountain opposite,
  • Altitude: 700 m.

Indoor facilities

Kitchen:

  • Cooking stove,
  • Oven,
  • Microwave,
  • Fridge freezer,
  • Freezer,
  • Coffee maker,
  • Toaster,
  • Kettle.

Bathroom:

  • Bath tub,
  • Shower,
  • Hairdryer.

Multimedia:

  • Stereo.

Other:

  • Laundry machine,
  • Iron,
  • Ironing board,
  • Sheets and towels included,
  • Fan,
  • Heating,
  • Coal / Wood heating,
  • Portable heater,
  • Working Fireplace,
  • Board games,
  • Books.

Outdoor facilities

Garden: 10 sqm

Other:

  • Courtyard,
  • Charcoal barbecue,
  • Outdoor furniture,
  • Parasol.

Additional services

  • Towels provided,
  • Bed linen provided,
  • Cleaning service available.

Top tips from the owner

ALBUÑUELAS is an old Andaluz pueblo blanco, a village of white houses, lying at 737m, at the head of the Lecrin valley, on the steep side of the Río Santo gorge, beneath the Sierra de Albuñuelas which rises to 1504m at Herrero. Verdant and well irrigated since the time of the Moors, it grows a wealth of oranges, lemons, pomegranates, avocados, mangoes and vegetables - with almonds and olives, and pines covering the higher slopes. Something is being harvested at all times of the year. Midway from the City of Granada to the coast at Salobreña, its lake Beznar is fed by the melting snows of the Sierra Nevada. Unlike the adjacent Alpujurra it remains hidden from the influences of tourism, but with Granada half an hour and the others less than an hours drive, it is an ideal centre.
Its history goes back to the beginning of the millennium when Albuñuelas was on the routes of al Idrisi, the first arab geographer, and of Leon el Africano who travelled from Timbuktu to Granada. Many of the Albuñelenses still farm the surrounding terraced campos and can be seen commuting in the mornings by mule with tools, and dogs - even a goat - and returning laden later. They may travel for an hour to get to their patch, which could be up the far side of the gorge. There are three bridges over the river Santo and an extensive network of mule tracks up the hillside and a number of unmetalled forestal tracks, which give tremendous scope for walking and mountain bikes. Caballo at 3013m stands to the east of the valley and is capped in snow until well into spring after the almond blossom has fallen.

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Notes

  • Pets not allowed,
  • No lift.
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
  • House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people
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Availability

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Start End Price Minimum stay Status
19/04/2014 26/04/2014 394 € / week
42 € / night / 6 pers
by the night Available
26/04/2014 24/05/2014 359 € / week
37 € / night / 6 pers
by the night Available
24/05/2014 31/05/2014 394 € / week
42 € / night / 6 pers
by the night Available
31/05/2014 07/06/2014 by the week Not available
07/06/2014 12/07/2014 394 € / week
42 € / night / 6 pers
by the night Available
12/07/2014 23/08/2014 443 € / week
49 € / night / 6 pers
by the night Available
23/08/2014 27/09/2014 394 € / week
42 € / night / 6 pers
by the night Available
27/09/2014 01/11/2014 324 € / week
32 € / night / 6 pers
by the night Available
01/11/2014 20/12/2014 268 € / week
24 € / night / 6 pers
by the night Available
20/12/2014 10/01/2015 394 € / night
42 € / night / 6 pers
by the night Available
The availabilities calendar displays only an indication of available periods and is non-contractual. For more information contact the owner

Terms

Price :

  • Discount depending on length of stay,
  • Depending on number of people,
  • All charges are included in the rental price.

Important information :

  • Downpayment/deposit requested ,
  • Owner not present on location.

Location :

  • Arrival at any day,
  • Short stays from 2 days.

Information

  • This advert was first published on the Homelidays website on 16/12/2002,
  • Last updated: 20/04/2014

How to get there

35 km from Granada [30 minutes], bus service 40 km Granada airport [35 mins] 120 km Málaga airport [90 mins] 450 km Madrid airport [4hrs 30min] - offers cheaper flights when holiday airports like Málaga raise prices at school holiday periods. 40 km to the sea [45 minutes] 65 km to skiing at 2200-3300m [1 hour] Unlimited choice of walking from the door. Available in all seasons. People with limited mobility would be better suited by our other property ref 233727 which has all facilities on one floor and private parking at the door.

In the area

District:

  • Valle de Lecrín

Town:

  • Granada : 35 Km

Other:

  • River/ Lake: 500 m,
  • Bus stop: 200 m,
  • Village centre: 600 m,
  • Bank: 900 m,
  • Restaurant: 600 m,
  • Shops: 300 m,
  • Internet café: 6 Km,
  • Pharmacy: 300 m,
  • Municipal swimming pool.

Nearby activities

Sports:

  • Ski lift: More than 50 Km,
  • Fishing,
  • Down-slope skiing,
  • Cross-country skiing,
  • Mountain climbing,
  • Winter hiking,
  • Golf,
  • Mountain Biking / Cycling,
  • Hunting.

Seaside:

  • Sea / ocean,
  • Thermal baths.

Culture:

  • Museum,
  • Historical site.

Other:

  • Forest,
  • Horse riding,
  • Vineyard.
This property has received 11 testimonials with an average score of 4,8 out of 5.
Overall score given by the traveler:  5/5
Date 26/08/2011

"The house was great. The lounge was very dark, but this meant that it was also cool during the hottest part of the day. Breakfast on the roof terrace was wonderful, with good shade and views of the mountains. The house was clean, and the only noise was the birds and the beep of the bread van when it came round in the morning. The house is in the middle of a large village which has a number of good bars. There is a good road to the motorway and to other places to visit. We went in the spring, but the weather was too hot to go walking, which disappointed us, as the area looked as if there would be some very good walks. Grenada is a drive away, and the Alhambra was amazing! The only down side is a very steep hill up to the car park, you get some good exercise each day, but carrying luggage up the hill was not easy on our departure - this is definitely not for someone with limited mobility."

Jennifer H. (United Kingdom)
Overall score given by the traveler:  4/5
Date 14/06/2009

"In the period from May 10-20 2009 we have our spring vacation spent in this house. We have enjoyed our holiday and the house, however, dark living room with constant smoke and poor air cleaning of the house especially the kitchen were against us. Future residents should continue to take into account a large steep slope from the house to the car park in the village." Fam. van Oorsouw Fam. Verploeg

Leo v. (The Netherlands)
Overall score given by the traveler:  5/5
Date 08/08/2011

"C''est un endroit magique, reposant et paisible ! La maison est authentique et pittoresque, rien de tel pour un dépaysement total pour des citadins! Merci à Iain pour son accueil, sa gentillesse et sa disponibilité. Merci Peter et Julie de nous avoir permis de découvrir cette magnifique région qu''est l''Andalousie dans de si bonnes conditions !"

chafica m. (France)
Overall score given by the traveler:  5/5
Date 18/05/2010

"Maison de caractère, meublée et décorée avec goût, qui nous plonge dans la réalité d'un village andalous. L'accueil fut très agréable et diligent, notamment face à une chaudière plutôt capricieuse..."

Valérie C. (France)
Overall score given by the traveler:  5/5
Date 09/11/2009

"Maison très agréable, terrasse avec belle vue, idéale pour les petits déjeuners (même au mois de février !!). Décoration très soignée et dans le style traditionnel. Une personne sur place pour vous accueillir tout à fait charmante et une gentille attention (coupe de fruits frais). De superbes balades à pieds ou à vélo entre les jardins et les vergers d'orangers et citronniers... Et Grenade n'est qu'à 30 minutes... A recommander à tous ceux qui recherchent paix et authenticité... Village presque sans voitures."

Hélène A. (France)
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