Perfect as a holiday destination, there is the wonderful countryside, the historic city of Granada, Moorish villages, terraced hillsides of the Alpujaurras and beaches of the Costa Tropical all within a half hours drive. Casita de la Vaca is located in a small and welcoming hamlet surrounded by groves of orange, lemon and almond trees at the foothills of the impressive Sierra Nevada mountain range. We are within walking distance of the villages of Mondujar and Talara with all the usual amenities of banks, supermarkets, bars and restaurants.
The Cave Room is a large room that can be presented as either two singles or a super king double. There is a shower room next door (which is for the sole use of this room), TV, Wifi, (UKTV channels & radio available through the internet for you to access on your own devices), fan, electric heater and tea/coffee making facilities. A fridge freezer and area for the preparation of cold food is provided. For those balmy summer evenings you can relax around the table and chairs in the courtyard or in the chillier winter months enjoy the comfort of the guest lounge with wood burning stove, games and reading library.
Only 5 minutes walk away is a large open air swimming pool behind the Acropolis bar in Mondujar which is open from July to September. Facilities include bar, sun loungers, table and chairs and plenty of shaded areas around the pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Salobrena 30 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 130 km, Nearest railway: Granada 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property|
|General||TV, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Cots (1), Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The beautiful Moorish city of Granada has one of the most dramatic locations in Spain, poised below a magnificent backdrop of the Spanish Peninsula's highest mountains, snowcapped Mulhacen and Veleta peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Home to Andalucia's most precious monument, the exquisite Moorish Alhambra Palace and gardens, the city also preserves the old Moorish quarter of the Albayzin and the gypsy barrio of Sacromonte.
The Alhambra, one of the most romantic architectural creations in the world, was the palace-fortress of the Nasrid kings, rulers of the last Spanish Muslim realm. In its construction Moorish art reached a spectacular yet serene climax. The Alhambra sits on a hill overlooking the city and there are three distinct groups of buildings: the Casa Real (Royal Palace or Palacios Nazaries), the palace gardens of the Generalife, and the Alcazaba.
The Costa Tropical, the name given to Granada Province's 60km of coastline, is 25 minutes away and has dramatic scenery of rugged mountains peppered with inviting coves. From the coastal N-340 road you get spectacular views as it winds up and down between scattered seaside towns and villages. This coast is called the Costa Tropical because of the hot climate crops such as sugar cane, custard apples, avocados and mangos that are grown where the coastal plain broadens out. Here you will find the appealing resorts of Salobrena, Almunecar, La Herradura and just a 10 minute drive further on the pretty resort of Nerja.
El Valle de Lecrin is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is famous for its verdant landscape of orange and lemon groves, almond and olive trees and fruits of pomegranate and grapes. It commands amazing views up to the snowcapped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, down through the lush valley to the turquoise waters of Lake Beznar and to the mountains beyond which run down to the Costa Tropical coastline.
Perfect for enthusiasts of outdoor activities, the area offers fantastic opportunities for walkers, bird watchers, cyclists and skiers in the winter months. With excellent road links, it also makes a great base to explore the beautiful city of Granada and the relatively unspoilt coast of the Costa Tropical.
Casita de la Vaca is situated within easy walking distance from the villages of Mondujar and Talara where you will find all local amenities. These include a pharmacy, three mini markets, three banks with cash machines, a post office, two petrol stations, a primary school and an outdoor swimming pool, open from July to September. There are several bars where you can enjoy a drink with free tapas or breakfast of coffee and tostada. For a meal out, there are two restaurants in which you can sample the local specialities.