Traditional white mountain village house of character, ideal walking /touring centre

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  • Language

    : English

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  • Theme :

    Walking

  • Sleeps :

    6

  • Gardens :

    Private Garden

  • Terraces :

    Private Terrace

  • Pool :

    Private Pool

  • Parking :

    Street Parking

  • Facilities :

    Freezer, Fridge, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Cooker/Oven

  • Activities :

    Golf, Hiking

  • Suitability :

    Suitable for Children, Suitable For All Ages

  • Permissions :

    Children Welcome

Property Description

House / Villa Albuñuelas for rent / 6 people

Traditional white mountain village house of character, ideal walking /touring centre

” CASA MORISCA is a typical Mudejar house, lovingly restored, around an open patio, with tiled floors and exposed beams in all rooms. Thick walls with small windows and traditional shutters keep it cool and shaded in summer and with a log-burning stove cosy for winter. 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]. ”

 

Hints and 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. ”

 

 

Walking

Walking holidays in this region of Spain is becoming increasingly popular for those who love to sightsee and enjoy the mountain and country fresh air. With so much to explore, you will be spoilt for choice of the endless walking paths and routes around, not to mention the picturesque towns and villages and historical cities such as Granada where one can stop for a short break or simply visit out of interest. Conducted walks can be arranged or enjoy walking at your own pace in the areas of interest to you. For more information please contact Themed Holiday Homes.

 

 

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Peter Gordon

Tel: + 44 1829260181

 

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