Casa de Almendras is a south facing traditional Alpujarran cortijo that has recently been lovingly restored. The property has an abundance of Chestnut beams, white washed walls and hand-made terracotta floors. Some modern touches have been added, air-con in the living room, a well equipped hand-made modern kitchen and fast wireless internet.
The property has stunning views of the SIERRA LUJAR mountains to the front and the SIERRA NEVADA to the rear. As late as April you can sit in the sun next to a tree dripping with lemons and in the distance see the snow capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada. A place of extremes, in the Spring some ski on the GRANADA slopes in the morning and drive 40 mins back to swim in the pool in the afternoon.
The gardens provide plenty of opportunity to relax and recharge, beautifully landscaped with internal dry stone walls and orange, lemon, almond and olive trees. There are several large shady terraces of over 150 metres in total with comfortable seating areas and a 6 by 4 metre swimming pool filled with fresh mountain spring water.
There is a utility room near the pool area with a second large fridge for drinks and ice, along with a barbecue for outdoor dining.
LAS ALPUJARRAS is an unspoilt region of Andaulcia with plenty to keep you occupied if you tire of sunning yourself by the pool. For those who want to abandon the car there's plenty to do right on the doorstep. The area is famous for its hiking, biking and horse riding trails. If you want to venture farther afield there's plenty to explore.
There are many great places in the Alpujarras, but the highlights include;
A 20 min drive up the mountains to the famous white villages of Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira - where artisans keep alive centuries old local crafts. There's lots of independent shops selling their wares, excellent restaurants and beautiful mountain walks.
To the South, drive for 35 mins to the Costa Tropical - swim and watch a spectacular sunset. There's beaches for everyone including more secluded coves where it's a snorkellers paradise.
The stunning city of Granada is a 40 min drive away. Wander around the Albaicin's maze of ancient streets, sample the tapas, visit the Alhambra Palace and indulge yourself at the luxurious Arab Baths.