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Balcones de Iznalloz

Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

The house is only a short walk from the typical Spanish village of Iznalloz. Here there are all the amenities you will need including supermarkets, bakery, butchers, fishmonger, medical centre, post office and tapas bars. The town has it's own train station and a regular bus service into the beautiful city of Granada.

On the ground floor you will find a comfortable lounge/ dining room with seating for 6 and a well equipped kitchen which leads onto a small shaded patio area from here you have direct access to beautiful landscaped gardens and the pool.

Sleeping accommodation on the first floor comprises of 2 bedrooms. The master having a double bed with fitted wardrobes, the second bedroom has 2 single beds and large wardrobe space. There is also a fold away bed for the 5th visitor. Bed linen and bath towels are provided, but not beach/ poolside towels.

Within 10 mins drive from the house you have access to an 18 hole golf course and another 2 courses 20 mins further on.

The nearby lake at Cubillas offers water sports and beautiful waterside restaurants.

The stunning Sierra Nevada ski resort is within an hours drive of Iznalloz. All levels are catered for and English speaking ski schools are available.

Open June to September the Aquaola water park has a great range of water slides and offers a fun day out for all the family.

Not forgetting the historical city of Granada just 20 mins away. Enjoy the flamenco cave shows in the Gypsy quarter or maybe visit the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens (Spains most visited tourist attraction)

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Motril 60 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 20 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga 100 km, Nearest railway: Granada 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The house is cool, clean and modern with marble flooring throughout. There are 3 speed ceiling fans in the lounge and bedrooms with wall mounted electric heaters if necessary. The bathroom has a full sized bath with shower over, hand basin, toilet and bidet. On the top landing you will find loungers and reclining chairs for your rooftop relaxation. There is also outdoor furniture with a large parasol and a charcoal bar-b-que.

We have English speaking key holders who also live at Balcones and are on hand to help should you need them during your stay.

They can also provide airport transfer should you not wish to hire a car. Costs available upon request.

Further details outdoors

There is direct parking to the front of the property.

Further details

Bath towels are provided but please bring your own beach towels for the poolside.

The Andalucia region

Iznalloz is a typical Spanish village with approx 6500 inhabitants.attraction - .The local mountain range of Sierra Arana is particularly picturesque and boasts a large number of caves. Of these the deepest is La Cueva del Agua (Cave of water). There are prehistoric paintings and tools in the caves surrounding the village.

The village sits on the banks of the River Cubillas and what was once on an important Roman road to Tarraco (ancient Roman name for Tarragona) traversing via the south eastern coastline of the Iberian peninsula.

The people of Iznalloz attribute their origins to the Romans and call themselves Acatuccitanos, after Acatucci, the Roman name for the village. Roman imperial soldiers built a garrison, on the hill in what is now the old quarter of the village, and constructed a bridge over the river which remains in use. The origin of the modern name, Iznalloz, has its roots in the Arabic Hisn Allauz which means ‘Castle of Almond trees’. Only the ruins of the castle remain, but it formed part of the front line of Muslim defense during the latter days of the reconquest of Spain. The village fell into Christian hands in 1486, after which Iznalloz and its neighbouring villages aided in the siege of Granada. As payment for their services the people of Iznalloz were exempt from various taxes.

16th century church of Ntra. Sra. de los Remedios (16th century), designed by Diego de Siloé and the ruins of an ancient Moorish castle.

Places of interest.

Roma Bridge over the Cubillas river

Castillo de los almendros, remains, including two towers, of a Moorish fortress

Cueva del agua, a group of Jurassic caves where numerous findings from the Stone Age have been found.

Agriculture is and has always been Iznalloz's major source of income and the cultivation of olives is by far the most common agricultural activity in the municipality. Some of the best olive oil in Spain is produced in this region.

Iznalloz

Situated in the lovely Andalucia region, only 20 minutes from Granada, the most visited city in Spain, this new development at Iznalloz offers an unequalled opportunity to sample all that Spain has to offer. Whether it be skiing in the snow covered Sierra Nevada or relaxing in the warmth of the tropical coast, not many places in the world can offer this diversity.

Ideally situated to explore Granada, Malaga, Seville, Cordoba, Marbella, Costa Tropical, Costa del Sol, or skiing in the Sierra Nevada. Iznalloz has its own bus and train service and restaurants, golf course and lakes are only 10 minutes from the site.

If you only have a short time to visit the area there are a number of attractions it would be unforgivable to miss. The city of Granada is host to the Alhambra, the second most visited tourist site in Europe and the exquisite collections of Islamic art in the museums and gardens of the Generalife. The Alhambra is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world quite deservedly, with its mighty fortress and palace complex dating from the 14c.

You will need a whole day to explore the Alhambra and don’t forget to book tickets in advance

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4 Mar 2014

5/5

"Beautiful relaxing stay"

The house is lovely and equipped with everything you could need! The lounge/dining room has a lovely big table enough to seat about 8 people so great for a big family. The house has a roof terrace whi… More

13 Oct 2013

5/5

"A wonderful place for a holiday with family and friends."

Had a fantastic stay in this apartment, would highly recommend. It is clean, beautifully decorated and spacious, with a large dining table in the lounge-diner, satellite TV, DVD player and very well e… More

30 Sep 2013

5/5

"Beautiful, clean apartment close to typical Spanish village"

Really enjoyed our stay at this apartment! Lovely clean, well-decorated apartment with everything you need and very comfortable rooms. Great setting with beautiful mountain views, close to village wit… More

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Calendar last updated:11 Aug 2014

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