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Stunning villa with pool and WiFi, 10min to Alhambra, 25min ski resort, 45 beach

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Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Monachil - Cortijo la Mata

Self catering villa rental with pool ideal for both Granada and Sierra Nevada

Cortijo la Mata, owned and run by Scott and Sari MacDonald, is a traditional Andalusian farmhouse constructed in the year 1911 converted into a holiday villa with breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada mountains, gated swimming pool, digital TV and Wi-Fi.

For those who are looking for a complete escape to the Andalusian countryside yet want to take advantage of all that the city of Granada has to offer plus take in the ski slopes of Spain's highest mountain range the location is perfect. Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the villa is located just outside the old village of Monachil in an area of outstanding natural beauty surrounded by olive, almond and cherry trees.

Total land area of 1,500m2 which includes the villa (275m2 distributed over three floors), beautiful mature gardens of over 100m2, several patios and terraces totalling around 300m2, parking area of 100m2 (for 4 cars) and private mountainside of 800m2. The large pool is fully enclosed and there are 9 sun loungers to relax on while the kids splash in their own.

Ideal for a large family (with grandparents) or two families taking a holiday together in 6 bedrooms. Set amongst mature gardens with beautiful shrubs and trees the barbecue area with fabulous views of the countryside is big enough for family celebrations & gatherings. There are quiet corners for relaxation, so everyone can relax and enjoy their well earned family holiday.

The villa is ideally located within a couple of minute walk of the local shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, banks, a post office, pharmacy, DIY shop, tobacco shop, bike rental and bus stop. Cortijo la Mata is registered with the Andalusian Tourist Board VTAR/GR/00194.

Location :

- 10 minutes (8km) to Alhambra Palace

- 15 minutes to the city of Granada

- 20 minutes walking to Granada`s top climbing area-Los Cahorros

- 30 minutes to Sierra Nevada ski resort ( there is a separate road from the village to the resort )

- 30 minutes to Granada's Federico Garcia Lorca airport.

- 45 minutes to beach resorts such as Salobreña and Almuñecar

Facilities :

- 6 Bedrooms including suite on top floor plus sofa bed and baby cots

- 3 Living areas each one with Spanish digital TV ( each living area has a chimney, open fire or woodstove )

- 3 independent kitchens

- 2 dining rooms and 2 bathrooms

- 3 Large patios furnished with rattan furniture, dining tables and chairs for 12 guests

- Barbecues ( one brick built and one metalic )

- 8 pool side sun loungers

- Private parking lot for 4 cars

- Around 800m2 of private mountainside in which to roam

- Wi-Fi broadband throughout the property

- Air conditioning in top floor bedroom

Child friendly :

- Security gated pool, ideal for families with young children

- 2 travel cots and 1 wooden cot

- 2 standard high chairs

- Microwave

- Plastic plates and cups

- Children toys and books

- 1 bike, 1 baby walker and 1 large playpen


- Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out 10:00.

- Swimming pool open according to season (open mid May thru end of September inclusive - weather permitting). Dimensions 7m length x 3.5m width and 1.2m (shallow end) to 2.0m (deep end) depth.

- Maximum capacity is 14 guests.

- A fully returnable breakage deposit of 300€ is payable together with the balance. This is returned provided the house is found to be clean and in order on departure day.

- No pets permitted.

- All bedlinen and towels are supplied and included in the price at no additional cost. For longer stays bedlinen and towels are changed on request. Please note that towels for the pool are NOT supplied.

- Cleaning materials and associated equipment are provided in the villa for your use during your stay.

- Change over day during summer months is Saturday. We can be flexible at other times so please ask.

- Late availability discounts - unlet dates within 7 days are discounted by 15%

- Long stay discount - 5% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Scott MacDonald
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
31 August, 2016
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About Scott MacDonald

My name is Scott MacDonald and together with my wife Sari own Cortijo la Mata villa in Granada. We live in Scotland but manage the villa together with our fantastic local housekeeper Laura who is always available to assist guests.

Scott MacDonald purchased this villa in 2002

Why Scott MacDonald chose Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

I studied and lived in Granada and other parts of Spain for many years prior to purchasing this property. Absolutely stunning location for a holiday. The intense blue skies, mountain backdrop on one side and the plain of Granada on the other combine to make it a very special place.

What makes this villa unique

This is a unique property. Travellers will be hard pushed to find such a traditional yet updated villa so close to Granada city whilst surrounded by the Andalusian countryside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Sari and Scott for a warm welcome to Cortijolamata. The cottages are home from home. We have had a wonderful 5 days, enjoyed visits to Alhambra Palace, city tour of Granada on the open-top bus, sun and sea at Salobreña and relaxing by the pool taking in the stunning views.
Aug 2008
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2 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning villa with pool and WiFi, 10min to Alhambra, 25min ski resort, 45 beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Rural retreat with easy access to town

  • 5 of 5

It was just perfect. A real home away from home only with comfier sofas and a pool. Everything had a lovely feel to it. Everything you could need is there. The village at the bottom of the hill is pretty and has all the basics. There is a supermarket within easy access and a petrol station before you get on the Granada ring road. Easy access to the Al Hambra palace. The town is beautiful. Loads of delicious places to eat too.

The really rather lovely housekeeper got shopping in ready for our arrival and prepared a buffet dinner for ten. She also cooks set menu meals. Have to say the quality and convenience were second to none.

Strongly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fantastic review, I am so happy you and your family had a nice holiday. My local manager Laura goes out her way to provide a good service, we are lucky to have her, and she'll be delighted by your comments.
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Characterful rural retreat handy for Granada

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property - spacious, lovely sitting areas inside and out, and pleasantly cool inside. Around half a mile to Monachil village where there are a few fairly-priced and good restaurants. Various walking/running trails nearby. Last 50 metres of access road is unmetalled so drive with care. Short drive to Granada although we preferred the rural to the cultural.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you had an enjoyable stay, thank you for your comments.
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Granada Airport
Nearest Barpub
1200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Ronda Sur de Granada
Nearest Restaurant
1200 Metres
Nearest Ski
28 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Playa Granada or Salobreña
Car: recommended

Cortijo la Mata is a traditional Andalusian farmhouse constructed in the year 1911 situated only minutes walking distance from the village of Monachil and 10 minutes by car from the Alhambra Palace. Located in an area of great beauty bordering the Sierra Nevada Natural Park the well known Cahorros rock climbing area is only a short distance away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Monachil, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £269

Electricity is charged according to meter. The meter is read on arrival and again on departure and the amount due calculated. This is then deducted from the security deposit prior to being returned. We endeavour to return the damage deposit within 7 days of departure from the villa.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Monachil in Andalusia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 275 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , This shower is only used in summer months
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , air conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , air conditioning
  • The Attic suite (bedroom 1) offers the following additional facilities: * private sitting room with TV and wood burner * open plan kitchen dining room with gas hob/electric oven and fridge freezer * air conditioned king size bedroom (200cm X 160cm) * baby cot * sofa bed for occasional use * private terrace with access to boiler room/ extra bathroom (wc and shower room) Bedroom two has its own private balcony with table and chairs
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 16 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
Private chef and housekeeper available at extra cost

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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