Vacation Rental Description
Situated in the picturesque village of Gualchos, this beautiful townhouse offers spacious accommodation for up to 10 people on three floors. With modern facilities but a traditional Andalucian style, this house is ideal for families and couples looking for a relaxing retreat or a base for a more active holiday hiking in the mountains, horse riding on the beach or even skiing in the Sierra Nevada. It has two double bedrooms, two twin rooms, a double sofa bed in the lounge and three bath/shower rooms. Furnished to a high standard with a well-equipped, modern kitchen with Zanussi white goods throughout. The house also benefits from three terraces, one on the ground floor (perfect for al fresco dining), another at the rear of the property on the first floor, and the third off the main bedroom on the top floor, ideal for sunbathing or just enjoying the stunning views of the coast and mountains.
The Sierra Nevada, Spain’s highest mountain range, provides an amazing backdrop for this virtually undiscovered Spanish coast. During the winter months you can ski in the mountains in the morning and sunbathe on the terrace in the afternoon! With an average 326 days of sunshine per year, the “Costa Tropical” really lives up to its name. Dotted along the beautiful coastline you will find numerous unspoilt beaches and pretty little coastal towns such as Salobrena, La Herradura and La Rabita. There are also golf courses nearby in Motril and Granada.
Those looking for culture, history and excellent cuisine certainly won’t be disappointed in this part of Andalucia. Just over an hour’s drive away is the breathtaking Alhambra Palace of Granada and the whole region is dotted with Moorish castles and architecture. The region’s many restaurants and tapas bars offer superb local dishes at very reasonable prices, with seafood being a particular speciality. Whether you enjoy rambling through the mountains, discovering local history or simply sunbathing on the beach, the Costa Tropical has something for everyone.
- Cable Satellite
- Cleaning Service
- Cooking Utensils
- Linen Service
- Amenity Parking
Modern, well-equipped, fitted kitchen with large fridge-freezer, electric oven & hob, electric boiler (no gas bottles to change!), dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, juicer and coffee machine. Travel cot and microwave steriliser for families travelling with babies. Hairdryer, iron, ironing board. Sun loungers and patio furniture for al fresco dining.
- Horse Riding
- Hunting/Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Night Clubs
Sierra Nevada ski resort approx. 1 hour's drive. Golf courses in Motril and Granada. Horse riding on beach near Salobrena. Beautiful, unspoilt beaches all along the coast - take your pick! Hiking and mountain biking through the Alpujaras and Sierra Nevada mountains. Shopping, cinema, theatre and night clubs in Motril.
- Nearest Airport : Granada at 107 kilometers distance;
- Nearest Train Station : Motril at 17 kilometers distance
- Nearest Town : Castell de Ferro at 5 kilometers distance
- Travel Info: Almeria airport: 113km
Malaga airport: 133km
Owner Location Comment
The picturesque, white-washed village of Gualchos is situated in the Alpujarras mountains near the Sierra Nevada just 5km above the coastal town of Castell de Ferro. The village is full of traditional Spanish charm with approximately 800 inhabitants and a number of small shops, bars and restaurants, including a mini-supermarket. Almeria airport is approximately 1 hour’s drive, Granada airport just over an hour and Malaga approximately 1.5 hours (these times will be reduced once the region’s two new motorways have been completed).
There are two access routes to the village. The first is the road from Castell de Ferro and takes 10 minutes from the coast. The second is from the vibrant town of Motril and takes about 20 minutes with some breathtaking views along the way. There is a daily bus service from the village to Motril but hiring a car is essential. Motril is the largest town in the region with plenty of shops, banks, restaurants and supermarkets to suit all needs.