Medina 1 Ski & Sun apartment
About the home
The Sierra Nevada Ski Season is open until 5th May! Easy motorway access in only 45 minutes. Ski during the day - enjoy Granada at night!
Comfortable and well furnished, this apartment offers a great self catering option for a summer pool holiday, or a more activity based holiday whether walking, golf, skiing or exploring the historical city of Granada and region. The aparment is situated in a peaceful location but only a few minutes drive from the main motorway network with easy access to the city, the coast or the Sierra Nevada and the Alpujarras.
This apartment is very close to the swimming pool, but the living rooms are at the rear of the property and are therefore not disturbed by noise. The apartment has an elevated position and looks over the top of the adjacent properties with great views across the Olive groves towards Moclín.
An information folder is provided in the apartment.
This apartment is owned by Brian Harding and managed on his behalf.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Costa Tropical - Almuñécar, Sal, 82km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Climbing frame|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The entrance opens into a hallway which leads to all rooms. The spacious lounge/dining room is comfortably furnished with wide screen TV, DVD/CD player and gives access to the private terrace at the rear of the property.
The master bedroom with king size bed and large wardrobe also gives access onto the private terrace at the rear. The en-suite bathroom has a full size bath with shower over and shower screen, toilet, bidet and basin with good storage underneath.
The second bedroom has twin beds, a large wardrobe and a window overlooking the rear terrace.
The shower room has a shower, toilet and wash basin.
The kitchen is fully equipped with full size fridge freezer, hob and oven, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.
Reasonable use of central heating or air conditioning, according to season, is included in the rental rate.
Further details outdoors:
There is a large unheated pool open summer season, set in a secure garden which is open during pool season. There is a small children's play area separate from the pool.
Allocated parking in secure underground garage.
This apartment is on the ground floor. There is level access from the road, through the garden on a level footpath, to the front door of the apartment. From inside the apartment there is one step out to the terrace. The property is suitable for someone with limited mobility but not for anyone who is wheelchair dependent. The garage is accessed from the entry lobby down a short flight of stairs.
Smoking is not allowed inside the property, smoking on the terrace only.
Rental rate includes:
Meet & Greet with English key holder on arrival
Cleaning and laundry on check out, mid stay clean and linen/towel change for stays of 2 weeks
Bedlinen and towels (towels for use in the apartment only)
Reasonable use of central heating.
Deposit of 25% required to secure booking. Payment in full required for bookings made within 8 weeks of stay.
Refundable deposit of £50 payable with balance 8 weeks before start date of holiday.
The Andalucia / Granada Province region
There are 3 golf courses within an easy drive of Medina Elvira: Granada Golf Club at Las Gabias, Los Mariscos Golf Club near Motril, and Santa Clara Golf Club at Otura. Playing fees are very reasonable in this area.
In the historic city of Granada you can explore the Albaicín and Sacromonte, visit the Cathedral and Royal Chapel, and shop for souvenirs in the Alcaicería - a network of narrow lanes which was originally the Moorish silk market, next to the Plaza Bib-Rambla where you can enjoy a drink or a meal. The city is a beautiful showcase for the Moorish and Christian history of Spain.
Visit the Science Park for hands on activity or the Aquaola Water Park just outside the city (open Summer Season).
The Alhambra can be visited as part of a day in the city, or accessed directly, with parking by the entrance, only 30 minutes drive from the apartment. This famous monument, with architecture from across the centuries including the Moorish Alcazaba (castle) and the Nasrid Palaces, as well as the beautiful gardens and buildings of the Generalife, is best booked online in advance. A timed ticket is required for entry to the Nasrid Palaces. Further information can be provided when you book your stay.
Just north east of Medina Elvira is the pretty hill town of Moclín and nearby village of Olivares where you will find few tourists but thousands of olive trees and a few friendly bars/restaurants. The region offers many opportunities for walking both locally and further afield in the Alpujarras, or in the Sierra Nevada in summer.
A short distance south of Granada, just off the A44, is the road into the Alpujarras, where a visit to sleepy Lanjarón with its castle, and Órgiva with its lively thursday market, make a good day out. Venture further into the hills to the pretty hillside towns strung along the road including Pampaneira.
The coastal area of Costa Tropical is just a little further on and the approach to the coast takes in spectacular views of the motorway as it negotiates the hills on impressively engineered viaducts. The traditional coastal towns of Salobreña and Almuñécar offer a variety of beaches and good seafood.
Everywhere in the region you are likely to be given a tapa when you order a drink, in bars and restaurants. The tapa is said to have originated in the Granada region, on the Costa Tropical, and is still served free of charge. A good way of trying out regional food.
Granada also offers skiing from November through to April or early May, with the Sierra Nevada ski slopes approximately 45 minutes drive from the apartment. Said to offer the best spring snow in Europe, there is a British ski centre in the resort. In Granada they say that in spring you can ski in the morning, and spend the afternoon on the beach. Ski & Golf equipment storage available on request.
Climate: The climate in Granada can differ greatly from that on the coast, it is an inland climate and although the area where the apartments are situated is largely flat the climate is influenced by the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, where Mulhacén is the hightest peak in Spain. In Summer it is very hot both day and night, whereas in Spring or Autumn hot daytime temperatures may be balanced by cooler evenings. In Winter it is still possible to experience warm days but there is more rain, and the temperatures can be well below freezing at night. The apartments all offer central heating or electric heating, and some have air conditioning. Reasonable use is included in the rental rate.
The Granada area
Atarfe and Albolote nearby offer a good variety of shopping, bars and restaurants, with quiet squares and small pleasant parks. They are not tourist towns but have a full range of shops for all your needs. There are also larger commercial parks with hypermarkets such as Carrefour, just off the A44 near Granada.
Near to Medina Elvira you will find the tower of Albolote, an ancient tower from which the Moors watched over the approaches to Granada from the north. The tower is visible from the rear of the development: it is now a ruin, but is worth a visit for the views towards Medina Elvira and Cubillas Lake, and driving up through the woods there is a public picnic and barbecue area. A little further away, just outside Atarfe, is the Ermita de los Tres Juanes, from which there are fabulous views towards Granada, and where you will find a Michelin Guide restaurant with a lovely terrace. The towns of Santa Fé and Fuente Vaqueros are also nearby.
How to get there
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Medina Elvira is conveniently situated close to the intersection of the A92 and A44 motorways north west of Granada, just a few minutes drive from Junction 116 of the A44. The nearest airport is Granada, 15 minutes drive away on the A92, Malaga Airport is approximately 1.5 hrs by car, all motorway until the last 3 miles.
Direct Flights London/Granada start December 2012 with Hispania Airways - twice weekly Mondays and Fridays.
Flights to Malaga Airport from most UK airports, many carriers including budget airlines. Flights to Granada from London Heathrow via Madrid with British Airways/Iberia. Car Hire available at Malaga and Granada airports, discount available with confirmation of booking.
Full directions provided with booking confirmation. Discounted car hire available.
Activities near Granada
Ski resort location
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
18 Aug 2012
I stayed with my mother , father and teenage son, the apartment was very clean and modern it was very nice. The location however was to far from any amenities you had to drive everywhere which was off putting you have to rely on the car there nowhere in walking distance.
I'm really pleased to hear that you liked the apartment. I'm sorry if you found the location too far from amenities. We do make it very clear in our advertising, and ensure all of our guests are aware before confirming any booking, that a car is essential and that the site is very quiet and peaceful, as we know this won't suit everyone. It's just a few minutes by car to the nearest restaurants and about 10 minutes to the nearest supermarket, we also have a baker's van which calls on site in the mornings. Thank you for your feedback.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2012 - 2013||16 Aug 12||15 Sep 13||£ 300||£ 58||£ 70||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rates are based on 4 people sharing.
Please inquire for rates for any length of stay of 3 nights or more.
This apartment can be booked with any other apartment or apartments to accommodate larger groups - 5% discount.Book
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