Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in La Herradura - El Nido (The Nest)
A wonderful, beautifully appointed, corner house directly overlooking the sea
The exclusive comunidad of El Enclave is positioned on rocks just above the sea. It has its own private jetty where you can swim, fish and explore the nearby marine park. El Nido (the Nest) has a private terrace with 180 degree views of La Herradura bay giving it a real 'wow' factor. It is both private and romantic but close enough to the beach to make visits to the bars and restaurants an easy 10 minute walk. The house is furnished to a very high standard and is the home of the owner for half the year. This ensures that it has all you need for a comfortable and hassle free stay. The house is watched over by Inma, the concierge, who is on site to help with any problems. The nearby village of La Herradura manages to keep its Spanish character and still maintains a daily market. El Nido is special as the top mark reviews and the many repeat visitors and early bookings testify. It is popular for honeymoon and anniversary stays.
Out and About: La Herradura is only an hour away from Granada, a must for most people and there are several shorter trips that can be done to the Alpujarras mountains and other inland places for a look at the more typical Spain. All the well known tourist centres of Andalucia such as Ronda, Sevilla, Cordoba and Marbella are within a 3 hour drive making it a good centre for sightseeing. Granada Province and La Herradura itself are well known for its tapas and generally speaking offer good value for money compared to its neighbours to the west.
There is plenty of reading material and advice available to visitors in the house. For those less active the house and the comunidad are ideal just to chill out and relax either by the pool, on the jetty or on the terrace. The owner has been in the area for over 20 years and knows it well so is only too happy to help with advice.
Sporting Activities: La Herradura has a comprehensive water sports centre on the beach which gives tuition and hires out boats and surf boards. Underwater diving can be done from centres in Nerja and Marina del Este both within easy reach. Hand gliders can be seen regularly taking advantage of the cliffs above La Herradura bay.
Tennis courts can be hired opposite El Enclave and there is a well run riding school close by which provides beautiful horses and tuition for all levels of riding expertise. What better way to explore the courtryside and the beach!.
Golf is more relaxing, cheaper and accessible than on the western side of Malaga. Details of courses are given below.
For walkers the area has a superb variety of interesting walks from strolling on the beach to more serious forays into the Sierras where the views match any of its rivals from Peru to the Rockies. The Costa Tropical is also unusual in that you can enjoy sunbathing on the coast or sking in the mountians on the same day
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- pets considered
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
Why Jill Parker chose La Herradura
I have always loved the area and jumped at the chance of a property on El Enclave, only 15 kilometres away because of its position overlooking the sea and the spanishness of the village and the comunidad itself. I am only the second owner of the house in over 30 years and both of us have loved it since we moved in. The architect made good use of the position and every house in el Enclave looks directly out onto the bay. Having said that, I believe that El Nido has one of the best positions of any of the houses.
My neighbours now are mostly spanish. Many of them live in Granada and have owned their houses since el Enclave was first built. In spite of my limited spanish they are very helpful and I am slowly getting to know them even though many of them only visit at weekends or use their houses in July and August.
I have never regretted the move especially as I look out into the sea from the terrace. It is easy to take it for granted and then someone comments on what a beautiful house it is and I realise that it is special. Sharing this with others gives me great pleasure.