3 bedrooms holiday country house, best location in south of Spain. Edge of village, great views over the Lecrin Valley/Sierra Nevada (Granada-Costa Tropical, fly Granada/Malaga), houses with private terraces, pool, WiFi, lots of sun & local tapas.
We have been living in the Valley of Lecrin for nearly twenty years, so we can offer lots of advice on sightseeing and activities, and we have other apartments which also offer comfort, sunny terraces, peace and quiet, well equipped kitchens and WiFi Internet. Enjoy.
Pinos del Valle is in the Valley of Lecrin, 30 minutes drive to the Costa Tropical, the city of Granada and the Sierra Nevada Pueblos Blancos. It has two bar/restaurants and a vibrant local culture.
The entrance is from a semi private patio with large wooden doors to the street. This gives privacy enabling the guest to use the patio and the pool in private, although you have other terraces as well.
Entering each house there is an open plan living room, kitchen and dining area. The kitchens are equipped with electric hob/oven, fridge freezer, microwave cooker, and plenty of work surface and cupboards.
In the living room area there are sofas, armchairs, and coffee table. Each house has table and chairs, music centre, and TV. The terraces also have tables and chairs, and views of the Lecrin Valley and the Sierra Nevada beyond.
There are bedrooms on various floors, offering a choice of sleeping arrangements for up to 18 people, or for up to six people in each individual unit. We will be happy to advise the best options for your group.
Jardines de Pinos is situated on a corner of the village with clear views to the south, north and east overlooking the Valley to the Sierra Nevada. It is a quiet area which benefits from easy car access and no shortage of parking. The village has a cash machine, two pharmacies, two churches and several supermarkets; one famous as a butcher is open Sunday am.
The village is ideally placed for taking day trips to Granada, the beaches of the Costa Tropical, or the lush scenery of the Alpujarras. There are several bar-restaurants including one a short walk from the houses, offering a barbecue every summer night, as well as filling Menus of the Day for those visiting in the winter, spring and autumn.
Heating in each house is a mixture of wood-burning stoves, electric and gas heaters. We supply all heating materials and appliances, as well as crockery and bedlinen - everything you need.
The Valley of Lecrin is a startlingly beautiful area which occupies one of the most privileged positions in Spain. The area itself is midway between the Costa Tropical, famous for its verdant cultivation of exotic fruits and sugar cane, and the city of Granada, home to the Alhambra and the Albaicin, Spain´s most potent historic attractions.
So much history abounds around the city of Granada that it would be impossible to tell all here. Home to the last empire of Spain´s Moorish era, Granada was finally taken by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 after more than 700 years of Moorish civilisation, which shaped the city and the area for ever.
All of Granada's attractions are within easy reach of the house, as are the various beaches and resorts of the Costa Tropical. Last but not least, the south facing villages of the Sierra Nevada are also a short drive away. This area, known as the Alpujarra, has been written about by Gerald Brenan ('South from Granada') and Chris Stewart ('Driving Over Lemons').
Pinos del Valle was once a most prosperous village in the olive and almond growing zone of the Valley of Lecrin. Today the agriculture is still important and the village is celebrating its culture by opening an Olive Museum just around the corner. In addition, locally, there are numerous fiestas often at weekends which feature local music, drinks, flamenco, and gastronomy.
Since 1990 the restaurant offer in the Valley has improved gradually. Pinos boast two bars which both serve up excellent tapas free of charge with every drink. One is very close to Jardines and does a barbecue every evening in the summer.