We were seduced by Spain on a riding holiday in the Alpujarras, south of Granada, in 1991. In 1998 we bought Casa Morisca, ALBUÑUELAS, as an abandoned ruin and had it restored as a holiday home for ourselves at a time when we were working and we got out there 2 or 3 times each year for a week or two. We let it for holidays when not using it ourselves and have had visitors from many parts of the world.
We are now retired and spend more time in Spain and came to love this corner of Andalucía and in 2005 we bought a quarter share in a mill in DIEZMA which was converted into an alternative holiday for ourselves, Casa Molino. We now have two village homes and both are available for holiday lets.
These two houses are on opposite sides of Granada. They have many features in common but are quite different in style. CASA MORISCA has exposed beams, the charm of a centuries-old Moorish style property with an original fountain and is in the centre of the steep and narrow barrio bajo. CASA MOLINO is more spacious and modern, having a pool, central heating and its own parking. It has stunning views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Both houses are only 30 minutes to Granada, and being an hour to the Costa Tropical and the SKIING on Sierra Nevada, ideal centres to explore Granada city and the province. Both offer extensive WALKING and CYCLING from the door. Granada airport is about 35 minutes and Málaga 90 minutes. Restaurants, bars, shops, bank, bus and weekly market are within walking distance and, being just far enough from the coast, neither is a tourist area but real Spain. The locals speak Spanish but are very friendly.