Description: Apartment in Niguelas
Granada Country House, duplex, pool, garden, WiFi
The largest part of Casa Tia Maria, the "Casa Señorial" of the village of Acequias, Casa de los Primos is a comfortable three bedroom duplex, accessible from the garden patio and with its own private roof terrace.
There is WiFi internet included in the price, a DVD, and a television (which receives mainly news channels).
On the first floor there is the living room, kitchen-diner, the main bathroom and two bedrooms, including the large master bedroom with large double bed and balcony overlooking the church and our garden/pool. There is another double bedroom and other shower room upstairs in the tower, and a roof terrace with commanding views of the Sierra Nevada and the countryside around. Unlike many roof terraces, this one has shade, where you can eat alfresco or just lie in the peace and quiet of the afternoon, if you want to get away from the pool.
The other attractions of Tia Maria - a walled garden and 10 mt by 5 mt pool facing south west - are available to you just a few paces away. For the protection of young children there is a gate between Casa de los Primos and the pool, and no dogs are allowed in the grounds. The village of Acequias is quiet but here it is even quieter for being inside a private area. This area is shared by five other small houses and apartments, plus the manager´s apartment. However there is plenty of space. We generally find that even when Tia Maria is almost full in August, different guest groups tend to use the pool at different times, and there are common sense rules about noise late at night etc.
The village of Acequias is idyllic, being sited on the edge of the Sierra Nevada National Park. Nearby there is another larger village Niguelas which has shops and tapas bars and even a cultural centre. To walk to Niguelas is a very pleasant half hour walk which is very scenic and can be undertaken at any time of the day (it is a good path).
Acequias is in the Valley of Lecrin, 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.
Within easy reach of Acequias is the main Granada - Costa Tropical autovia, though thankfully not near enough to hear it. The convenience of having the motorway nearby, compared to other more remote villages, cannot be overstated. You can get to Spain´s foremost National Monument - the Alhambra Palace and Castle - and the city of Granada in just 25 minutes, and a similar time is all you need to arrive at the beach. Just around the corner from Acequias on the south facing slopes of the Sierra Nevada are the Alpujarra villages whose gateway is Orgiva, which has a colourful market on Thursdays. We could call this "Driving Over Lemons Country" but we were here before the book!
We look forward to seeing you then!
SHARED OUTDOOR POOL UNHEATED
DSC LONG LET
DSC SHORT RENTAL
PAPER TOWELS PROVIDED
SOAP SHAMPOO PROVIDED