I followed a workshop in Sue's house and enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere. Sue provided delicious lunches and is very hospitable. The house is situated in a natural setting ten minutes walk from the the village of Mairena, which is a very charming and authentic village.
My sister and I stayed here for just under a week whilst on a textile course which we both thoroughly enjoyed. The tutor was very skilled in helping us all to develop our ideas and work at our different levels whilst enabling us to have so much fun at the same time.
Our hosts were exceptional in their care and attention to detail. Nothing was too much trouble. They provided excellent meals and snacks and were delightful company whilst we relaxed at the end of the day.
The house is comfortable, well designed, attractive and stylish, perched on the side of the mountain with stunning views over the countryside looking out over terraces of olive, orange and walnut trees and grape vines.
We understand the pool is to be enlarged which will make the house even more perfect. A pool is essential with the heat in August. However, we used the pool in the local village which is very cheap and not far away.
A great base for walking, cycling and exploring the National Park or doing nothing! It's reasonably close to cities such as Malaga and Granada and there are a few villages and one or two small towns nearby. There is a bar and shop in the closest village within walking distance but a car is essential for venturing further afield.
A great place for a very Spanish experience.
This villa is situated in the middle of the Alpujarra mountains in a natural park. It is a 10 minute walk from the nearest village and 10 minute drive from the nearest small town. The villa itself comprises of two appartments that are linked, so great for two families sharing. We went with another family; four adults and four children and it was perfect for us. The villa was very clean and decorated very tastefully with a beautiful patio and seating area outside. The view from the villa is outstanding and you really feel you are in the middle of the mountains.
As this villa is in the mountains a car is essential and prepare to drive everywhere. I would say the villa was perfect except for the swimming pool which is too small for the property however I am assured by the owners that they are making a bigger pool this year. Therefore we did go to the local swimming pool which was really nice and very cheap. I would recommend this villa if you just want to get away from it all and truly relax, however if you have kids that want to be entertained you will have to drive. Granada is beautiful and about one and a half to two hour drive away, Water parks about hour and a half drive away, beaches one to two hours drive away. But we were quite happy swimming in the local pool and eating in the local town and villages.
Cortijo El Ejido is in a beautiful spot with a glorious view of the Alpaharas, which is best enjoyed from its very spacious verandah, covered in grapevines. It is quiet and peaceful, with the sound of goatbells in the evenings. The house itself (in fact two linked apartments) is decorated in a simple, minimalist style. The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge very comfortable.
The pool is good for cooling down but a little too small if you want a swim, although the local villages have lovely municipal pools.
I stayed with a few friends at this wonderful house in Andalusia for a couple of weeks in August. It is situated in the wonderfully romantic Alpujarras, with mountains all around, attractive little villages to visit and the Sierra Nevada National Park just a few miles behind.
The house itself is new and has been beautifully designed and attractively furnished by the owners. However, given the fabulous climate around here at this time of the year (hot weather with gentle, cooling breezes), pretty much all of our waking hours were spent on the very generously proportion deck to sunbathe, use the pool or simply gaze at the view. At meal times we ate on the deck too, underneath a trellis which benefits from a slight cover from the sun from recently planted coverage of vines.
This is a superb place to come for a holiday away from the crowds. We look forward to returning very soon!
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