Calle Amargura 11
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Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Beautiful and luxurious traditional town house with courtyard, roof terraces and own pool in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Situated in the ‘Arab quarter’ of a small, historic & very Spanish Andalucían whitewashed town with all facilities, 15 minutes from the beach & just over 1 hour to the ski slopes. 40 minutes drive to Granada, & just over 1 hour to Malaga.
Beautifully refurbished by a professional designer using high end fittings and finishes throughout it has two bedrooms (1 with dressing room), 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms and sleeps 4 - 6. Spacious self contained total relaxation and extremely central for all the local attractions (including the town’s historic Arabic local church, castle and Nazrene Gardens).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Salobreña 15 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Granada 70 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 100 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Beautifully refurbished by a professional designer using high end fittings and finishes throughout it has two double bedrooms (1 with dressing room), 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms and sleeps 4-6. The property is a luxury let for 4 people - the two bedrooms both have adjoining bathrooms (one has an en suite shower) but it can accommodate 6 people if two are prepared to sleep on the sofa bed in the living room and share the main bathroom upstairs (WC downstairs also). The main bedroom also has a separate full room sized dressing room with extensive wardrobe & drawer space and can easily accommodate 4 people's clothes etc. The bedlinen is high quality 100% Egyptian Cotton throughout and we provide 100% cotton bathroom towels (no beach towels provided).
|Further details outdoors|
Private pool with blue glass and white mosaic tiles, just under 6m x 3.5m with spacious patio surrounding featuring stay-cool, non-slip stone effect tiles and luxurious sunbeds. Outdoor shower (water is not heated but usually very warm from the sun!) Spacious traditional courtyard with comfy sofas and a small patio outside bedroom 2 overlooking the pool with table & chairs for enjoying lazy morning breakfasts! Please note the tree featured in the photos of the courtyard had to be replaced by a (now) smaller orange tree as the old one was causing problems dropping dead leaves and fruit and was too large to keep.
Pets by arrangement and for an extra fee to cover cleaning.
Children: over 10's only (property not suitable for young children).
Maid service not provided but available for an extra charge on request.
Internet available at present in the house via 4G satellite dish which gives 4Gb speed and is common in this rural area of Spain - we find it's faster than our (pretty slow broadband) uk connection! It is however sometimes influenced by the weather(!) so please be patient if you find it drops for a few minutes at a time (occasionally up to an hour or so in bad weather)
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The Andalucia region
Once Spain´s poorest region, Andalucia - and specifically the provinces of Malaga, Granada and Seville - is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, thanks to its sandy beaches, beautiful countryside, spectacular mountain ranges, fabulous monuments and high-spirited people who live life to the full and are well known for their exuberance, warmth and hospitality. Andalucia is also home of flamenco, which can be best enjoyed at the region´s countless ferias and romerias.
But perhaps the most unique feature of this enchanting region are the remnants of its Moorish past. The Moors were a mixture of Berbers and Arabs who crossed into Spain from North Africa by the Straits of Gibraltar and occupied the peninsula - which they called al Andalus - for more than seven centuries, dating from 710 when they first landed in Tarifa. Within a mere four years they had virtually conquered the entire country, although they soon withdrew to the southern part of the peninsula, where they established, in the towns of Cordoba, Seville and Granada, one of the most sophisticated civilisations of the Middle Ages.
Each of these Andalucian capitals boasts spectacular remains of their monuments, the most unforgettable of which is, undoubtedly, Granada's Alhambra palace, which is a 40 minute drive from the location of Calle Amargura 11, Vélez de Benaudalla.
Velez De Benaudalla
Nestled in the fertile valley of the Guadalfeo river, the picturesque white washed village of Velez de Benaudalla is located only a short drive from the popular Costa Tropical coastal towns of Salobrena (15 mins) and Almunecar (25 mins), and 40 minutes drive, through the Lecrin Valley, to Granada and the snow covered Sierra Nevada mountains and ski resort beyond.
Although Vélez de Benaudalla is a very ancient and historic town, it also has an interesting mix of old and new Spain, and is able to offer a good selection of modern facilities whilst keeping its traditional roots. Vélez de Benaudalla is also host to a variety of shops including grocery stores, bakers and a pharmacy as well as some excellent local tapas bars, where the Andalucian tradition continues of offering free tapas (snacks) with every drink.
Vélez de Benaudalla is a very traditional Spanish mountain village and is brimming with the remains of its moorish past. The narrow streets of the old town with their pretty village houses are enchanting and reflect the towns rich history. The Nazari dynasty ruled the province of Granada for nearly 4 centuries and left behind a legacy of knowledge, gastronomy and according to legend, great treasures that are still to be discovered.
Within Vélez de Benaudalla you will find the Jardin Nazari, which was inspired by Granada architecture, and is generally considered to be the finest example of Hispanic-Muslim gardens in Spain, and is certainly on a par with the Generalife Gardens in the Alhambra Palace in Granada. You will also find other examples of its heritage and historical importance, two of the finest being the Arabic fortress and the Church of the Rosario.
Situated at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, and just below the Las Alpujarras and to the south of the Lecrin Valley, Vélez de Benaudalla is rich with adventure activities which can be found close by.
For hill walkers, bird watchers or wild flower and fauna enthusiasts the local countryside holds a wealth of treasures within the amazing local scenery.
More organised activities like hot air ballooning, horse riding, mountain biking to name but a few, are all readily available making Vélez de Benaudalla one of the most exciting and interesting holiday destinations of southern Spain.
It is also one of the few places in Europe from which you can ski on world-class slopes in the morning and sunbathe on quiet and unspoilt Meditteranean beaches in the afternoon!
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20 Aug 2012
"Perfect Andalucian home-from-home"
We've now stayed twice in the town of Velez de Benaudalla and picked this property both times because it offers everything you need and nothing you don't in a classic Granada province town. … More
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