2 casas de banho
75 m² de superfície
20 m² de terraço
Envie o pedido
The apartment is very spacious, comfortable & well equipped with central heating & air-conditioning. Accommodation as follows:
The Living areas;
The apartment comprises two main living areas: a large sitting/dining room with glazed doors which lead onto a sizeable terrace with wonderful views into the valley and up to the Sierra Nevada.
The Sitting/Dining Room
A large room of 23m2 with dining table and seating for 6 and a sitting area with comfortable sofas. There are side tables, low level lamps and TV and DVD/CD player. There is a large opening to the kitchen which enables the chef of the day to stay fully in touch with what the rest of the party is doing, plus doors onto the terrace with its lovely views. The whole is very light and airey. The floors are polished marble with rugs down during the winter.
Off the hallway, and with a large opening looking into the sitting/dining room is the light spacious new kitchen with granite work surfaces. The appliances including a 4 burner hob, with built under oven, extractor over. A sizeable fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine . It is extensively equipped with pots, pans, toaster, kettle, crockery, glassware and cutlery.
Bedroom 1 is 13.7m2 with large twin beds, bedside tables, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Two windows face south with views to the mountains.
Bedroom 2 is 11.3m2, again with large twin beds, bedside tables, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers. This has a window overlooking an inside courtyard.
There are a further 2 single beds which slide together when not in use to make a divan for further seating. They can be used in the sitting room or 1 bed can be put in the larger bedroom.
Bedding comprises hypo allergenic pillows, duvets (in the winter) 100% cotton sheets and pillow cases, plus decorative bedcovers. Again, floors are polished marble with rugs during the winter. Fresh bedding is provided weekly.
Both bathrooms are fully tiled, with a bath and shower over, washbasin, bidet and loo. Each bathroom is supplied with two bath towels, two medium towels and a hand towel, plus a bath mat. If there are six guests additional towels are provided. These are changed weekly.
The terrace is 20m2, with a wooden table, four comfortable chairs, and an umbrella for shade in high summer. A tumble drier is housed in a cupboard along with a number of cleaning implements.
A true mountain village set amongst stunning scenery just 15 kilometres from Granada and 20 to the ski slopes of Pradolino. It has a typical mountain atmosphere, relaxed and welcoming the village centre being a labyrinth of tiny streets and passageways in true 'Andaluz' style. The village is extremely well catered for with 3 Mini-markets, a variety of other shops and banks.
Local Cuisine, Bars and Restaurants :
Although Guejar Sierra is only a large village it can boast a dozen Tapas bars and a number of delightful restaurants serving a variety of local dishes. You will find in our 'Welcome book' a list of all the best places to go and a description of the place and the type of food served.
A Walkers paradise:
There are many walks starting in and around Guejar Sierra with detailed maps and guides to time and difficulty available at the tourist office. One famous walk is the Via Verde, a former mountain railway line which has been converted to a 6km long walking and cycling track starting at the river Genil below the village and heading up the valley. If this is too much how about doing the first 2.5 km and having lunch at the Maitena restaurant before walking off the lunch with a gentle stroll back downhill.
Skiing, Adventure and Sports Activities
The ski resort of Pradollano has 87km of ski slopes and being a modern resort plenty of snow machines. The resort base is at 2100 m with the top station at 3300 m. There are 24 lifts and the longest run is 'El Aguila' with 5.9 km and if you have not had enough during the day you can ski at night on Saturdays.
There is plenty of opportunity to enjoy other sports such as climbing canoeing, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, parascending and horse riding. Details can be found in our welcome book or if you want to book ahead this can be arranged through our agent.
Granada got its current name when the Arabs invaded the Iberian peninsular in the 8th century and it was the last city to fall to the christians in 1492. It has many wonderful buildings from this time including the Cathedral with the Royal chapel, the Monastery of La Cartuja and many churches built in the unique 'Mudejar' style. The hill facing the Alhambra is the old Moorish casbah, called the Albaicin, a maze of narrow streets and whitewashed houses with inner courtyards, all beautifully tiled. At its highest point is the Plaza de San Nicolas, famous for its splendid view of the Alhambra palace.
The Alhambra palace
The Alhambra Palace is often hailed as the most exciting, sensual and romantic of all European monuments. Set on a wooded hill above the city, it was built in the 14th century by the sultans of Granada. It represents the splendid climax of Moorish art but, much more than this, it also reveals the brilliance and spirit of their culture at a time when the rest of Europe was only just emerging from the Dark Ages. It is a series of palaces & gardens built in the 14th century the main ones being the Generalife, or summer palace, with its magnificent fountains and in the centre the massive Palace of Charles V.
Sierra Nevada National Park :
The Sierra Nevada National Park commences at almost sea level rising to just under 3500 metres with numerous peaks over 3000 metres, the highest being Mulhacen at 3482m closely followed by Veleta at 3396m. This is the second largest mountain range( after the Alps) in Europe. Once the snows have gone the area offers some of the most varied collections of flora and fauna to be found in Europe. It is also a birdwatchers paradise with more than 60 species to be found. Nesting birds of prey include Egyptian Vultures, Bonelli and Golden eagles, peregrine falcons and kestrels. The most common mammal is the Spanish Ibex, a type of mountain goat, wild cats and wild boar.
Las Alpujarras :
This is the region that lies between the Sierra Nevada range and the sea. Perched on the steep sides of the mountains with fast flowing streams and wooded valleys are many beautiful towns and villages. Bubion,Pampaneira and Capileira are three delightful villages with a magnificent position in the Poqueira gorge which are well worth visiting visiting. Higher still is Trevelez, Spain's highest inhabited village, where some of the best cured ham(jamon serrano) is produced.
The Costa Tropical
It has a unique coastline, just 1 hour away, and is different to any other part of southern Spain Here rugged hills thrust up steeply from valley floors or plunge spectacularly into the sea. The three main coastal towns are Motril, Salobrena and Almunecar all offering different attractions but Almunecar is the most important holiday resort in the province. It has been significantly developed over the last few years but not to the extent of resorts on the Costa del Sol. It retains a pleasantly laidback atmosphere & the old town , founded as a fishing settlement by the Phoenicians in the first millennium BC, remains delightfully untouched. This is a good sized town with a large variety of shops & covered market for high quality fresh produce plus a street market every friday. The locals are very fond of their fiestas and there are huge parades each day in the week leading up to Easter. Also worth a visit is the beautiful bay of La Herradura which has many bars/restaurants on the beach. There are Diving schools, paragliding, dinghy and windsurfer rental. A large catamaran with crew is also available for hire.
It is often said that the rich tapestry of Spain originates from this one province of Andalucia. Birthplace of Flamenco and Bullfights, of Velaquez and Picasso, it is a land of orange blossom, snow white Pueblos and ruined castles. Here under the burning Andalucian sun lie the magnificent remains of almost 1,000 years of Moorish rule. Artists, poets, seekers of harmony in life and art, the Moors left to Andalucia a remarkable heritage which includes two of the most beautiful buildings in the world, the Mezquita in Cordoba and the Alhambra in Granada. Andalucia has an enormous diversity of landscapes with beautiful beaches set against the imposing mountain backdrop of the Sierras.
Cordoba (180 km) under Moorish rule was once the largest and most civilised city in the western world, and the Mezquita or Great Mosque still represents the zenith of Moslem architecture.
Seville (270 km) has been ruled in various stages in history by the Romans, the Visigoths, the Moors and finally reclaimed by the Christians in the 13th century. It is reflected particularly in the architecture with buildings of Moorish, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque style. Andalucia's capital city is now a compact maze of streets with a fascinating selection of places to visit.