Granada villa rental with private pool in a semi-tropical valley

Lecrin valley, Granada, Andalucia Property Ref: AP40
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A large, traditional country home offering high standards, gardens and views. Easy drive to Granada, Alhambra palaces and beaches. Maid service included and catering available. Sleeps 9.

Booking information for AP40

  • The pool is open from the beginning of April to the end of October.

  • Check-in time: from 16:30h to 22:00h; Check-out time: 10:00h

  • A refundable security deposit of 300 euros applies to this property. This sum is payable to the keyholder on arrival (in cash) and subject to deductions for breakages/damages, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day AP40

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Summary

A large, traditional country home offering high standards, gardens and views. Easy drive to Granada, Alhambra palaces and beaches. Maid service included and catering available. Sleeps 9.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    5 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    5.5 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 9

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet; Smart TV (with Netflix); Music system (stereo equipment with internet-based radio); Terrace and garden furniture; Sunloungers; Gardens; Private, gated swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 1.70 m deep).

Self-catering
Induction hob; Large oven; Dishwasher; Fridge / freezer; Microwave; Kettle; Nespresso coffee maker; Cafetiere; Juicer; Food mixer; Food steamer; Toaster.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Tumble dryer; Iron & board; Dual air conditioning and heating (in all bedrooms); Underfloor heating / cooling (in the common areas of the ground floor); Hairdryer; Cot (on request); Highchair (on request); All bedding and towels provided (including pool towels); Private parking.

Notes on Facilities

Local fire regulations may restrict barbecue use during summer months.

Each bedroom has its key.

Extras

Daily room service included. Towels and bed linen are changed every three days.

The price includes 2 hours' maid service (bedrooms and general cleaning of common spaces) every day except Sundays and official holidays.

Catering, cooking services or arrival meals are available on request (payable locally). This should be requested and arranged in advance of the holiday.

There is a yoga and meditation room available for guests. It can also be used for additional wellness services available on request, such as massages, reflexology, etc.

Layout

Ground floor

Reception/sitting room; Dining room and kitchen; WC.

First floor

Bedroom 1: twin beds with en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower); Bedroom 2: twin beds with en-suite bathroom; Bedroom 3: twin beds with en-suite bathroom (shower over a half bath); Bedroom 4: double bed with en-suite bathroom (shower over a half tub); Bedroom 5: single bedded room with en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower).

Exterior

Extensive furnished terraces; Rear patio garden with furnished gazebo; Utility room; Swimming pool and garden; Private parking.

Notes on layout

Bedroom 5 has a door connecting to Bedroom 4.

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Overview

Hidden away at the end of a private drive, you will find this country farmhouse, a property of dignity offering an elegant, natural environment and an ideal location, halfway between historical Granada and the beaches of the Costa Tropical.

It's on its own, so succinctly secluded that John Le Carré chose to stay here when writing his novel, "The Constant Gardener".An iron gate from private parking leads you directly through to a long, cobbled terrace, which opens at the far end of the villa into a vast, sunny, open space, well-furnished and with night-time illumination.

Standing in the shade of a giant Aleppo pine, you can spy on the local village below, and the view stretches right across the valley. A warm, sun-filled Andalusian climate dominates here, so windows may be thrown open to let a breeze play through the downstairs rooms, while any hint of cold is kept well at bay during the brief winter by central heating throughout.

The accommodation was partially refurbished in 2022 with excellent taste by its new property owners. At that time, the new owners made sure the property was run by sustainable green energy produced from its
own solar panels and aerothermic facilities.

They have created a balance between classic and modern, resulting in a beautiful home which is both aesthetically pleasing and practical.

A great job has been done on the kitchen, which is now handsomely upgraded. From the living room, lovely new French doors allow you to spill out onto a terrace where you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea or a Sangria....whatever takes your fancy!

In the living room and kitchen, a new aerothermia system provides refreshing floors during summer and lovely warm floors for chillier moments.

All bedrooms have a dual heating and cooling system for temperature control, depending on the season.

The excellent kitchen is supplied with stacks of crockery, pots and pans, and it opens at the back to a rear garden, where steps rise to a gazebo, in a patio planted with rosemary, thyme, roses and a pretty mimosa.

Back inside, a staircase goes up to the first floor and its five attractive, very comfortable bedrooms. Mattresses are high quality; sheets are smooth cotton. All bedrooms have their own bathroom. The fourth, double bedroom, has a door connecting it to the fifth and single bedroom. The refurbishment has also added more comfort and luxury to the bathrooms with heated towel rails.

Significant outside areas include the main terrace with views of the valley, the pretty orange and olive orchard below, the rear patio and gazebo, and especially the relaxing pool garden. Garden steps lead you to the pool with a lawn for sunbathing, a poolside shower and artistic mosaic walls; this is a private and understandably favourite spot.

The salt-water pool with PH monitor and its garden area have a gate, but there are gaps in the hedge, so we don't count the perimeter as toddler-proof.

To the rear stands another house which belongs to the same owners, and their apartment (if occupied by them) doesn’t compromise your privacy. The arrangement is designed for you to have total privacy. Pepa, the maid, can typically provide catering. Her cooking has been much praised by previous guests for whom she has prepared meals.

Pepa is very good at seafood paellas, typical Andalusian dishes and some specifically local ones. She buys the ingredients and cooks the meal, being quite happy to explain her methods as best she can in simple English. An arrival meal can also be provided if booked in advance. Previous guests have written excellent comments about this service.

Otherwise, the local village is a 5-minute walk. It has essential shopping and a couple of bar-restaurants.

Albuñuelas is extremely tranquil except for the 15th of August and the adjacent weekend when the village celebrates its annual fiesta. This can be heard from the villa, so if you require complete peace and quiet, you should avoid these dates.

Other nearby villages in the valley, joined by country lanes, provide more exciting opportunities to sample genuine Andalucian cooking, and you’re only 30 minutes from large superstores if you want to do a primary shop.

The valley setting is one of the primary sources of oranges for Granada; you can see orange, lemon and almond trees everywhere! It’s a warm, fertile countryside where the locals take things in their stride.

This property has a fruit and vegetable garden with oranges, lemons, pomegranates, Sharon fruit, tomatoes, courgettes, peppers and almond trees. Depending on the season, guests are invited to serve themselves and enrich their cooking with organically grown fruits and vegetables.

Visitors here also appreciate the strategic location: it's just around 40 minutes to the coast and 30 minutes to vibrant Granada. Then, you can easily visit Lanjarón, a spa town and the gateway to Las Alpujarras.

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Location

Setting

Semi-tropical valley between Granada and the coast. Lecrin valley region.

Location

300 metres from Albuñuelas village (bars, restaurants, shops), access via ramp from the village and a very short track.

Albuñuelas 5 mins walk
Simple shopping, bar-restaurants, chemist
Costa Tropical 40 mins
Beaches
Granada 40 mins
and Alhambra Palaces
Sierra Nevada 50 mins
Ski resort
airport Nearest Airports
Granada (GRX) 45 mins
Malaga (AGP) 1 hr 45 mins
Almeria (LEI) 2 hrs

Prices

Rustical Travel charges in Euros, VAT is included, no surcharges apply.

 
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€2,760
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€3,300
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€3,600
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€2,760
16 Dec 202416/12/2024 06 Jan 202506/01/2025
€3,300
 
 
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Booking information for AP40

  • The pool is open from the beginning of April to the end of October.

  • Check-in time: from 16:30h to 22:00h; Check-out time: 10:00h

  • A refundable security deposit of 300 euros applies to this property. This sum is payable to the keyholder on arrival (in cash) and subject to deductions for breakages/damages, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day AP40

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Jodee | October | 2023

Stunning property. Fantastic hosts. We love to cook and it's a very well stocked kitchen plus we were able to harvest from the garden and orchard. The views are incredible. The pool lovely. The rooms absolutely charming. The villa was roomy enough for members our party of 7 adults to have private time when desired. The patio dining options perfect. Baker from the town delivered yummy bread and pastries to the gate at least twice during our one week stay. The hosts provided excellent recommendations on tours even for our stays prior to (Cordoba) and after our stay (Madrid) at their villa!"

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Sarah | August | 2023

We had a fantastic two weeks at El Pino! The house was lovely, the gardens surrounding it beautiful, the pool perfect - all dominated by the stunning pine tree, which provides shelter during the hottest hours of the day but also changes it’s appearance as the light changes throughout the day into evening. The views across the valley are fabulous. We loved Albuñuelas enjoyed getting in to the rhythms of town life - for example, learning when the baker and the fish van arrived behind the house getting to know all the local dogs! This sense that we were involved in town life was down to Pepa. She was so patient with me my poor Spanish. She told us what was happening in town, told us when the baker arrived and cooked us three fabulous meals! She was just brilliant. We were there for fiesta which was fantastic! There was so much going on the final day parading Mary through town was very moving. We were prepared for the fireworks but were relieved when they stopped. They are loud and are set off at various points throughout the day. It’s just all part of fiesta but if you don’t like loud noises, avoid those few days! We were there during a heatwave but again we knew what to expect so it was fine. We avoided Granada on the two hottest days read books under the pine and tried not to move too much. There were 5 of us which seems like the perfect number for the house, although obviously it can fit more. Maria Jose Christian provided us with tons of recommendations. We went on a few, not too demanding walks locally some fun restaurants a short drive away. We went to the Alhambra Palace as early as possible one morning. We loved Granada generally - unpretentious easy to walk around (terrible to drive around so park up as soon as you can and walk!). Thank you! We will be back!"

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Marie-Louise | September | 2022

A beautiful house with a breathtaking view, lovely pool area and lots of space for a large group of people. It was perfect for the warm weather of September - eating and lounging outside was the way to go, even late into the evenings. A really lovely place and Pepa, the housekeeper, was a real treasure. I wonder, however, how the living space inside would cope with upwards of 6 people (we were 8) if the weather were cool or inclement, because there only seemed to be 'lounge' seating, comfortably, for maybe 5-6 at the most - and the same goes for the dining table. If you want to self-cater - and we did, although the wonderful Pepa will do it for you - there are simply no saucepans big enough to cook for 8. It was frustrating cooking pasta in 2 rounds, for example, and we couldn't try anything more ambitious. However, these are small niggles - fabulous place, seamless check-in and pre-visit service and communication. I'd go back in a heart beat (though I might take a large saucepan and a few other kitchen bits and bobs with me). :-)"

Rustical Update

Further to our conversations with the property manager / owner, she told us that the housekeeper is there to help and provide any additional item that may be required. She thought that what they leave in the kitchen is enough but they are always eager to improve and provide whatever is needed straight away. There is a dining table in the dining room which is 2 metre long but can be extended to 3 or 4 metres. Pepa, the housekeeper is always very keen to assist guests.  

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Andrew | August | 2022

Fabulous,elevated,peaceful characterful property. Complete with everything.overlooking stunning town in beautiful valley. Highly highly recommend a stay. Excellent!!!"

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Melanie | July | 2022

A unique property with stunning views. Expertly cared for by the indefatigable Pepa. Peaceful and calm. Comfortable, clean and within easy reach of Granada and the coast. Just loved the Aleppo Pine. It's ancient and certain it could tell some stories. Good walks, lazy days, a million books and a lot of laughter over long lunches and dinners. The perfect place to recharge and relax after a couple of strange years. Lots of different places to sit and just be. Rustical Travel were, as ever, professional and responsive."

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Damian | July | 2019

Fabulous house. Beautiful setting. Incredible views. We were looking for somewhere to have a quiet, relaxing family holiday (parents and adult children). The house was great, pool is good (if a little small). The pine tree outside the front of the house provides shade all day if you want it. I read a book a day and drank a lot of wine. The housekeeper, Pepa, was discreet and very good. She cooked for us on two of the evenings we were there. The setting is exceptionally calm. We heard the chiming of the clock tower from the local church and the babble of a few children's voices rising from the village below as they came out into the cooler evenings. Apart from that, it was silent. Two weeks wasn't long enough!!"

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Hilary | April | 2019

we loved the villa, the surrounding countryside, the outdoor patios and gardens and surrounding organge and olive and almond groves. the hikes were beautiful across the river and over the bluffs. Pepa was incredibly welcoming and helpful and best of all, she is an extraordinary cook. we ate like kings and queens, local recipes and even adjusted to fit some of our vegan diets. healthy, fresh, beautiful, delicious and nutritious. thank you!!"

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Karen | September | 2018

The House was beautiful and in a great location, with spectacular viewsIt was lovely having the Housekeeper pop in every day. The baker called most days with fresh bread croissants.It was a very peaceful place.We didn't realise all the local restaurants would be closed in the 1st week of September?We wanted to invite friends over from Granada, but couldn't find anything open.The house has a lovely kitchen but there a huge Cabinet placed in the middle of the kitchen, it makes the kitchen small and cramped, it could be placed in the Dining Room?"

Rustical Update

Although we would love to, we cannot know the closing times during holidays of third parties such as restaurants or other establishments in the area.

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Gwyneth | May | 2016

A beautiful property with the most amazing terrace, overlooking the Lecrin Valley, perfect for breakfast or the evening aperitif. Pepa is lovely and can cook the most amazing meals, if required. Would definitely love to visit this property again."

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Patricia | August | 2015

We absolutely loved this place. It's in a stunning spot with spectacular views over the valley. A highlight was Pepa, who cooked for us on quite a few evenings, which made for a significantly more relaxing holiday. Her paella is amazing. We did have an issue with noise because we booked in the week of the Fiesta, which I think should really have been mentioned, since there was music blaring up for the valley until 5am for at least four of the ten nights. Another issue was that the house could do with air conditioning, or at least fans in August - at least for those nights when the music's blaring out!"

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Tom | August | 2015

Excellent holiday home for the big family. Fantastic location, excellent house keeper Peppa, Clean. The only part on the downside would be the fifth room (adjoining another room as a walk through). Panadero, fresh bread delivered every day. Can very easy recommend this house to other familys travelling in Sierra Nevada and Granada district."

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Wendy | July | 2015

Thank you for your email requesting feedback. Thank you so much for all your help prior to our arrival at the villa. Your suggestion of the restaurant to stop at on our way to the villa (inland with stunning views) was perfect, great food and service, and such a great start to our holiday :) We had to contact Peppa to let her know we were running late as the flight was slightly delayed and the queue at the airport for the pre-booked cars took much longer than we had anticpated. It was lovely to be so warmly greeted by Peppa upon arrival. The villa looks so picturesque and inviting. The robes, slippers and pool towels advertised as being available do all need to be requested from Peppa upon arrival, as they were all stored in a locked room. We booked an evening meal of paella (as suggested Peppa), which was fanstastic, a real treat! And we got a lovely dessert too. Be good to update the website that it was €12 per head and not the €10 per head as currently advertised. We all loved the view from the terrace, absolutely stunning and we spent most of our daytimes there and in the pool (poolside could do with more shade). The back garden dining area was also really special and where we had our evening meals. Peppa's daily visit to cover chores was very much appreciated (she missed one day as she had a doctors appointment). Unfortunately we didn't cope very well with the summertime heat in the bedrooms during the night-time. We have made it a learning point to not book a summer villa in Spain without aircon upstairs, as we all struggled to sleep. We did know there wasn't aircon but we hadn't been to a villa before without aircon and hadn't realised how much the property heats up during the day. There were fans in two of the bedrooms. We asked Peppa for more and she provided one more on Tuesday so we purchased (and left there) an additional fan. We followed Peppa's advice of keeping the shutters closed during the day but nothing seemed to make a difference We coul only find a bar / restaurant down in the main part of the town which was more than 5-10 mins walk (we explored the area behind us but couldn't find anything there). The town (square) was really relaxed and it felt great to be amongst local people (playing dominos) and families, rather than other tourists. Wonderful coffee and tapas served there. We also enjoyed the chimes of the town clocktower. The highlight of our week was the visit to the Alhambra palace and gardens. It was only a short drive and was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. I hope this feedback is useful."

Rustical Update

At the time of this reservation the local temperatures were the hottest ever recorded. The information regarding the catering was also updated.

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Alexia | August | 2014

The house in Abuenlas is lovely. Many thanks "

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Sarah | July | 2014

We had a great holiday at this villa in July, the house was very comfortable and the views from the terrace were amazing. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners and by the housekeeper, who also cooked a lovely paella for us one evening! Having fresh bread (and delicious croissants) delivered every morning was a big bonus. However, we were a bit disappointed that there were only four sunbeds round the pool (and they were not in the best condition) which meant that there were not enough for everyone and there was no spare sun umbrella for extra shade. We were also concerned as we specifically booked this villa as it was advertised as having a gated pool area, but the gate was very overgrown with ivy and therefore impossible to lock effectively which, combined with the big holes in the hedge, meant that the pool area wasn't very secure and we couldn't feel relaxed that our two year old would be safe. Overall, we thought it was a beautiful villa in a lovely setting but it needed some newer pool and patio furniture."

Rustical Update

We have now modified the property page content to reflect that the pool is not toddler-friendly, as there are gaps in the perimeter. The owner is aware that the pool and patio furniture needs to be improved.

 

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