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Overview

Built into the side of the mountain our El Ladero (Redoubt) apartments offer breathtaking wraparound vistas of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the spectacular Canales Reservoir.

Situated in the pretty town of Guejar Sierra within a stones throw of a variety of interesting local bars and restaurants (many of which open up pools for customers in the summer), the apartments are perfectly situated. Historic Granada with the famous Alhambra Palace is only 20 minutes away & the Sierra Nevada ski resort is 25- 23 minutes (20 mins when the new direct link road is completed in 2007). Stunning walks & countryside activities (fishing, birdwatching, climbing, canoeing, canoning, cross country skiing paragliding etc) all begin literally on the doorstep. The fascinating troglodyte region around Guadix is close at hand and the beaches of the Costa Tropical can be reached within 45 minutes.

We have two beautiful, spacious apartments available - La Pequena has 1 large, double bedroom, a spacious living room (with double sofabed if required) and balconies to sit on and enjoy the spectacular sunset over the mountains with cold glass of something. If desired it can be linked (via an interior "patio andaluz onto which both apartments can open) to our larger apartment - El Grande which has has 3 bedrooms (sleeping 6) and huge south-facing terrace.

Both apartments have dramatic mountain views from bedrooms and living rooms, and enjoy luxuries such as air-conditioning in summer, central heating in winter and dedicated parking (included in the price). They also have satellite TV and free community wifi (please note - this is a shared link and the signal can sometimes be intermittent).


Guejar Sierra and the surrounding area
Guejar Sierra is situated in the heart of the Sierra Nevada national park - an area of outstanding natural beauty. The town itself is typically Spanish and very pretty with its cobbled streets and neat white houses with flower draped balconies. It clings to the mountainside overlooking the mighty peaks of Europes most southerly ski resort. Only 25 minutes from the ski lifts - it offers the opportunity to combine both the varied skiing of the Sierra Nevada (with views of Africa from the upper slopes) and the experience of staying in a traditional Spanish village. For those not interested in the skiing, Guejar Sierra is even closer to the beautiful historic city of Granada - home to the astounding Alhambra Palace. The legacy of the Moorish kings of Granada is everywhere - in the courtyards, fountains, gardens and buildings.

Guejar Sierra has long been popular both as a summer and winter destination among the Spanish - and can offer plenty of restaurants and nice bodegas, both in the town itself and close by in the surrounding area. Many have lovely terraces on which to sit and drink in the views while you eat in the summer, and many also have pools, so you can enjoy a cooling dip while you have a drink. There is also a lovely mountain pool to swim in at Maitena and the dramatic Canales reservoir itself (which also offers boating)

The people in Guejar are friendly and welcoming and, in typical Andalucian manner, the calendar is studded with local fiestas which keep alive traditions such as the Romeria in August, when the Gitanos, in their tight black suits, gallop their fine horses through the streets, each with a pretty girl on his pommel.

Although so close to Granada, Guejar Sierra is still very much a well-kept Spanish secret - barely discovered yet by tourists from other countries.

Summary:

Spacious one-bedroomed apartment with dramatic views of Mountains. Skiing, mountain-biking & other adventure activities.Traditional village, yet only 15 mins from historic Granada.

Facilities

Property type: Apartment

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in living room, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Central heating
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Garage
Outside lighting
Extra information (Luxurious accommodation in beautiful village with lovely restaurants (many with pools for use of customers in the summer). Full air conditioning for summer and central heating for winter. Huge south facing terrace and balcony both with panoramic mountain views. Wraparound views from living room, main bedroom and second double bedroom. Can also link to another (3 double bedroomed) apartment via an internal patio andaluz and the two can be rented together for large parties.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Restricted mobility (Apartment is on one level and has lift to car par with car parking space being nearest to the lift.)
Pets (Please enquire first)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Skiing
Sports Center
Swimming
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 09.09.2012


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Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st October 90 Days 10%
1st December to 31st December 90 Days 10%

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Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest bar: 0.2km
  • Nearest restaurant: 5km
  • Nearest ski lift: 32km
  • Nearest supermarket: 5km
  • Malaga Airport: 162km
  • Almeria Airport: 193km
  • Lovely swimming pool & restaurant: 4km
  • historic centre of Granada: 24km
  • Alhambra Palace, Historic Granada: 20km
  • Sierra Nevada ski lifts: 35km

Reviews

2 out of 2 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Saturday 03 March 2007
The decription, contacts and directions sent to me via you web site were for a completely different property, and we have to make many phone calls to finally speak to the owner and obtain the correct details. The owner then gave us a bottle of local wine to welcome us into the flat, the wine, appartment and the sentiment all supurb.
Owner reply:

We have several properties on the Villarenters system and it was most unfortunate that the clients were sent the directions to the wrong property via the automated system. They didn't notice until the day of departure, when they finally phoned the keyholder of the other property to doublecheck. That keyholder then referred them back to us and we were able to give new directions and reassure them that they were in fact booked into the property that they thought they were. We managed to procure a nice bottle of wine by way of apology (even though it was Andalucia Day and all of the shops were closed). As stated in their review - they loved the apartment and thoroughly enjoyed the rest of their holiday in Guejar Sierra. The glitch in the directions has now been sorted!

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Apartment-lovely views everything you need Although we did have noisey neighbours next door over weekend (2 young couples) Walls are very thin. Ok when families there. Check with the owner who has rented there other apartment. My wife couldnt sleep to noisey (light sleeper) kids & I fine! Parking excellant but a tight squeeze (estate car). Village was lovely but nothing for kids to do. Skiing was great when it was open. It was open 5 out of 8 days due to wind. You drove up to arrive at 8.45 (40 mins from apartment) Lots of bends in road take sickness bands for kids we did. Make sure you are on gondola before 9.15 its like a cattle market after this time. If you get there and find it is too windy for gondola to work they say wait a couple of hours to see if it may open. Our advice dont bother it never did. Due to dodgy weather buy passes daily if you are there for 8.40 hardly a que and saves getting your money back. If you go to the Mirlo Blanc (ski resort kids park next to 4 man chair) Make sure everything is working before you pay. 15 euro ph only 2 things working and one broke after 5 mins. Hope this helps anyone.
Owner reply:

I think James was unlucky. His visit coincided with uncharacteristically bad weather and a Spanish puente (bank holiday) when the ski resort was a lot busier than usual with day visitors from Granada. The Sierra Nevada has a great record for both snow and sun being Europes most southerly ski resort and one of the highest - with views of Africa from the top. There is a good range of skiing for all levels. There are also lots of activities in the local village. We can arrange mountain-biking, climbing lessons, canoeing (all with qualified instructors - please enquire). There are also some stunning hikes of all levels of ability. Children particularly love the Cahorros Gorge with its rope bridges just like Indiana Jones! There is also horse-riding and - for the even more adventurous - paragliding. In the summer several local restaurants open up pools and Las Lomas just on the edge of the village has a childrens play area and archery etc. There is a great choice of restaurants and tapas bars in the village - all very family friendly and we can also arrange tapas tours of Granada. Historic Granada itself, with the stunning UNESCO world heritage site - the Alhambra Palace - is only 20 mins. This is very beautiful city with many interesting plazas and distinct areas of different character. Great for walking around. Children love the Moroccan area with its covered market, teashops and fascinating spices and stalls. For relaxation you can also try a massage in the original Moorish baths.

Owner

About the owner
Our knowledge of the area has evolved from the experience of first buying & restoring a cottage in Granada’s beautiful ‘Valle de Lecrin’. During our many trips to the Granada area to oversee the project, we discovered Guejar Sierra, in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Only 20 mins East of Granada and the Alhambra Palace, Guejar’s flower draped balconies, mountain views and great little tapas bars make it a perfect base for year-round outdoor activity (walking, mountain-biking, kayaking or swimming in mountain pools in the summer & skiing in the Sierra Nevada ski resort in the winter). Eventually 'Spanish Holiday Cottages' evolved from these visits and we now enjoy welcoming visitors to the portfolio of properties which we look after in the area. El Ladero Grande is Denise's own apartment in Guejar Sierra - but if that one is not available then we are able to offer you a choice of others nearby. No matter whether your tastes run to skiing Spain's most southerly ski resort, hiking or biking in the Sierras, discovering the local culture and cuisine, exploring historic Granada, improving your Spanish, learning a new skill such as flamenco dancing, or simply enjoying lunch by a lovely pool – we are happy to advise and help you to make the most of your stay. Whatever holiday experience you wish to enjoy in Granada – please get in touch.
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