Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Granada - Casa Maurice
Views of the Alhambra from the terrace; the historic old town on your doorstep.
Lovingly restored townhouse in the heart of the historical quarter of Granada, the Albayzín. Ideal for a romantic self-catering holiday. Located on cobbled walking lanes in the midst of the historical district, this comfortable home enjoys uninterrupted views of the Alhambra from the terrace, as well as vistas of the Sacromonte valley beyond from the balcony in the lounge. The house is comfortably furnished and equipped, to offer a good standard of accommodation. It provides ample space for couples and families alike. Located in a pedestrian precinct of the historic quarter, it is just 2 minutes walking distance from the cafes and restaurants of Plaza Nueva (the city centre), as well as local craft and gift shops which line the nearby streets.
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- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Maurice Halder
I work in education in the UK but grew up and trained originally in New Zealand. Later I completed my Masters in the UK. Working in a diverse range of countries, mainly in Asia, has given me the chance to teach in a wide range of systems but also to really enjoy the different cultures that produced them as well.
Maurice Halder purchased this house in 2000
Why Maurice Halder chose Granada
My fascination with Spain came initially from literature. It was teaching the work of Federico Garcia Lorca and also the novel 'Leo Africanus' by Amin Maalouf, that finally attracted me to Granada however. I was at an international school in Hong Kong with over 90 different nationalities represented. Granada shared a similar heritage of bringing different cultures together and meeting creatively that I had to visit. Once there I wanted to be more than just an outside observer but part of it in some way. Our house looks across to the Alhambra Palace and also down the Sacromonte valley with its flamenco caves; it just seemed to sum up all that I had read of the place. Granada is also the city where Isabella commissioned Christopher Columbus on a voyage that lead to a European discovery of the Americas so in its own way Granada has offered much to the world we see today. This house similarly has so many facets; its blend of traditonal and modern design attarcted me immediately. While architecturally redesigned within the old walls, there was careful attention to retaining some of the original features. We did have to do some work to complete it before we were able to let it out but that merely gave us the opportunity to also be involved in its creation as well. What we have now it a one of our favourite escapes from the frantic pace of our everyday lives. It may be hard to believe but I was originally looking for a house in a village. Granada has over a million people but the Albaicyn even today functions as a self-contained rural village at its core and our house sits nestled on one of its hills with a glorious view of the Alhambra Palace across the valley.
What makes this house unique
It is located right in the midst of the historic Albacin with its cobbled lanes and unusual eateries. Being in the lower part of the Albaicin it is very easy to explore both the historic quarter and also the the Realejo. Plaza Nueva, the hub of the tourist area, is a 5 minute walk from the house, as is the beautiful cobbled road that follows the meander of the Dauro River and the many medieval stone bridges that span its width invite you to explore even more.