12 m² terrace area
El Grande is a beautiful, spacious 3 bedroomed apartment in a lovely location close to the ski resort & historic Granada - with stunning views from all major rooms and a huge, south facing terrace overlooking the rugged Sierra Nevada mountain range. For larger groups it can be rented together with El Pequeno (the neighbouring apartment) which has 1 double bedroom/1 sofabed. Both apartments are equipped with high quality items and luxuries such as air conditioning in summer and central heating in winter and dedicated parking (included in the price). For further information and links to reviews of this property, please ask for the link to our web-page.
El Ladero Grande is situated in the pretty town of Guejar Sierra in the heart of the Sierra Nevada National Park and within a stones throw of a variety of interesting local bars and restaurants (many of which open up pools for customers in the summer), these apartments are perfectly situated. Historic Granada with the famous Alhambra Palace is only 20 minutes away, and in winter the Sierra Nevada ski resort at Pradollano is also now reachable within 30 minutes with the completion of the new direct link road. Stunning walks & countryside activities (fishing, birdwatching, climbing, canoeing, canyoning, 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.
The Sierra Nevada national park is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and the town of Guejar 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. Guejar has long been popular, both as a summer and winter destination, among Spanish visitors - 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 other visitors Guejar also provides an excellent base to explore 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. Beyond Granada - the fascinating troglodyte region around Guadix and the beaches of the Costa Tropical can both be reached from here within 45 minutes, & the Alpujarras (the highest Villages in Spain - made famous by Chris Stewarts book - "Driving Over Lemons") are also within easy reach.
There is plenty to do in this area - Guejar Sierra has a number of local shops, a pharmacy, a bank, and various excellent restaurants to choose from - many with lovely terraces from which to enjoy the views while dining, and many with pools for the use of summer visitors. The local campsite also has an excellent restaurant with views, a pool, a play area, archery and other activities for children. The old funicular station at Maitena has been converted into a restaurant with dining and swimming on the banks of the River Genil in summer. There is canoe hire on the shores of the Canales Reservoir and horse-riding in the hills. The eccentric little bodega in the heart of the town is a great find and the welcoming moustachioed owner is a famous local character. There is also a water park near Granada and another at Almunecar. This is a great area for walking, mountain-biking, climbing and adventure sports as well as for family holidays and the cultural attractions of Granada. With the coast also within easy reach, there is something for everyone.
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.
* 3 Bedrooms - (sleeps up to 8 with sofabed)
* Satellite TV
* Dedicated secure parking
* Large Master Bedroom, opening onto south-facing terrace
* Double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and views of mountains to the East
* Second double bedroom (with double bed) and views of mountains to the East
* Third double bedroom with twin beds & views of courtyard
* Good quality mattresses on all beds.
* Second, family-sized bathroom with bath/shower
* Large living room with balcony and panoramic views looking both south and east
* 2 large sofas (one a quality double sofabed)
* Dining area with mountain views to the East
* Fully equipped new kitchen with granite worktops, built in oven, hob, extractor, fridge-freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, microwave, kettle, iron, cafetierre, juicer etc - everything one would hope for
* Air conditioning in summer, central heating in winter, heated towel rails
* Luxurious fixtures and fittings
* This property has a receiver to pick up free community wifi. Please note - this is not high-speed broadband - so the signal can sometimes be intermittent.
Competitive pricing based on number of occupants not size of property (ie: smaller groups mean smaller overheads in terms of laundry/electricity etc - we onpass these savings to the customer).
Ask about other apartments available in the same building for larger groups of families holidaying together.
Contact us for info on discounts and special offers.
GETTING TO US & GETTING AROUND
We are happy to share advice on flights/routes/timings/car hire etc which we have found to be cheapest.
Guejar Sierra is great base for visiting Granada and has an excellent bus link so - depending on the type of holiday you envision - car hire may not be necessary.
NEW FOR 2013
Ski hire and transport up to the ski lifts now available. Ask for further info.