5 beds, living/dining, kitchen, 4 baths ( 3 ensuite,I shared),guest wc,outhouse
William van Klaveren
- English, French, Spanish, Italian
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
The perfect base for a family wedding!
Our daughter has recently emigrated to Spain and we stayed at La Venta Espada as the base for the celebration of her wedding in nearby Dúrcal. We were 10 - parents, siblings, partners and children (Age range 68 - 1). LVE was exactly as described - evidently a family home rather than a rental property. It had everything, right down to separate food and drinks fridges, and chargers for iPods and mobile phones. Lots of room outdoors to entertain (for us this meant pre-wedding family cocktails and barbecues) or to simply slump in the sun or shade.
As well as the house we were particularly impressed by Belen, the housekeeper, who lived nearby. The house was spotless when we arrived and the gardens well-maintained. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she dealt promptly and efficiently with every request, enquiry and minor crisis.
Recommended without reservation. In short, perfect!
We treat those who stay at our property as guests rather than customers. This means that we make every effort to ensure that their stay will be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible!
Enchanting Lecrin Valley and La Venta Espada
We spent a week in La Venta Espada in the end of October. This was our fourth time in the same place and in the same house. La Venta Espada is located on a hill just above the village of Restabal in the valley of Lecrin. It has an amazing view to the valley below and to the mountain range of Sierra Nevada. La Venta Espada itself, is a beautiful house. The indoors are comfortable and the kitchen is suitable and fun even for a skilled cook. The garden is beautiful and well-kept. On either sides of the house, you can find patios and dining tables. Day or night, when eating outside, you can enjoy the wonderful view. The Valley of Lecrin, is home to many small, genuine and white Spanish villages. Life in the valley appers very different from the life of the tourist area on the coast. Half an hour away with a car, one can find the fantastic and great city of Granada.
La Venta Espada and the Valley of Lecrin have enchanted us. Each time we stay there, everything has also worked very well.
Anne and Tom
Lesley and I are so pleased you enjoy the house as much as we do!
As you know, we have invested a huge amount of love and money in the property and your kind comments serve as our reward!
Valle Lecrin July 2012
We had a fabulous holiday here with friends last summer. It was heaven! The house has the atmosphere of a family holiday home but with all the luxuries of a 5 star hotel; large pool, good mattresses, power showers, sun beds, masseuse and yoga teacher available to come to the house! The temperature is really perfect in mid July and drinks before dinner can be enjoyed on the terrace with a really wonderful view over the valley. Although it feels very rural, the house is within 30 mins drive of Granada so very easy for sight seeing & shopping. I will definitely be returning!
Thank you for your kind words: I am so glad you had a really good time.Our children aged 30+ love it and find there is plenty to do, despite being in such a rural position. Horse rding, swimming and boules are very popular, as is late night dining in the summer and the log fire on winter evenings.
We are going to take our granchildren skiing in the Sierra Nevada this winter--should be great fun!
Breathtaking 360 degree views-fantastic house!
My family and I spent two wonderful weeks holiday at this special farmhouse in the hills of the Sierra Nevada. Everyone's needs were catered for-generous pool, alongside a stunning sundeck with plenty of sunbeds, super comfortable beds and new ensuite bathrooms, WIFI everywhere even poolside, large well-equiped kitchen and two outdoor shaded dining areas for eating and drinking-even a large built-in bbq for my husband! Activities included walking amongst the peaceful countryside, also taking a trip to nearby glamorous Granada for tapas, shopping and sightseeing the UNESCO heritage site of The Alhambra. We have rebooked already, for next year....can't wait to go back!
Thank you for your kind words!
You appear to have got the most out of the property and the area and I am delighted you enjoyed it as much as my own family do.
We look forward to having you again next year.
This beautiful traditional Andalucian farmhouse sits on a hilltop, in a gorgeous countryside location, deep in the heart of what the Moors rightly called 'the Valley of Happiness' and just a couple of kilometres above the village of Restabal, which is midway between Granada to the north and the Mediterranean coast to the south. Both are an easy 30 minute drive away. Granada is a world heritage site, famous for the Alhambra palace and gardens.
It is also a major cultural centre with its own symphony orchestra, theatres and cinemas and renowned for the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, who lived there. Traditional tapas bars are another major attraction.
To the south lies the Costa Tropical with its beach resorts: the nearest is Salobrena with good fish restaurants and a long pebble beach.To the east lie the Alpujarra villages, renowned for their 'hippy' life styles, traditional hams and wines.
The skiing resort of Sierra Nevada is an hour's drive away and open from December to April.