Vacation Rental Description
The villa is on two levels with a spacious comfortable lounge and dining kitchen on the upper floor both leading onto the large terrace with spectacular views over the valley. The terrace is ideal for barbecuing and al-fresco dining. The two bedrooms are on the lower floor and there is a bathroom on each floor.
The private 8mx4m pool is situated at the front of the property and benefits from a large tiled area suitable for relaxing and sunbathing. It is a calming experience swimming with such a beautiful backdrop of olive groves and rolling hills. The pool can be reached easily from the upper terrace.
There are three picturesque towns nearby. Moclin is a picturesque whitewashed village, a seven minute drive away from the villa. It has am impressive 14th century Moorish castle which is lit up at night and can be seen very clearly from the road on the way back from Alcala La Real. Of great interest in close proximity to the village are many traces of prehistoric man in the form of cave paintings and noelithic stone formations. There are breathtaking views towards the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Montefrio is approx 12kms east of Montesol. It's worth stopping to savour its splendour as you approach it from Montesol. The village enjoys one of the regions most striking settings, with two of its churches built on the top of two hilltops of bare rock surrounded by a whitewashed town. Park on the outskirts and stroll through the cobbled streets into the heart of the town.
Alcala La Real is a 15minute drive away. In the centre of the town there is a wide pedestrianised boulevard which is the focal point of the town. This is where the locals meet during their evening 'paseos'. There are many shops, bars, restaurants
Skiing is popular between the end of November and beginnining of April with the Sierra Nevada ski slopes only 50minute drive from the villa. It's possible to ski in the morning and sunbathe on one of the beaches of the |Costa Tropical in the afternoon. If there are young members in your party there are two creches available in the resort of Pradollano.
Andalusia is steeped in history no more so than Granada the capital. It is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains a 35 minutes drive away. The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada and is one of the most famous items of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian historical legacy that has made Granada the most popular place to visit in Spain. The Alhambra is on an elevated site and overlooks the City of Granada.
A visit to the Alhambra will take a day to see properly, but you will not be disappointed. The memories of looking through the picture windows of the palace windows that capture the spectacular views of Granada, the outstanding architecture of the Moors and the carefully laid out gardens with water features will fill you with awe and beckon you to go back.
A 1hr and 20 minute drive north west of the villa lies Cordoba. During Roman times it had more cultural buildings than Rome and the remains can be around the city. In 711 it was conquered by the Moors and their influence is still evident in the City. None more so than the famous Mezquita mosque. After the Christian conquest in 1236 a cathedral was built in the middle of the complex because they found the structure to beautiful to tear down and now there is two sacred sites in one.
The Alcazar and its beautiful gardens with water features is also worth a visit. A Stroll through the cobbled streets with its many restaurants shops and bars can be difficult as you are spoiled for choice as to where to eat or drink. You may find yourself going back for more.
- Cable Satellite
- Cooking Utensils
- Open Fire
- Amenity Parking
- Private Pool
The villa is never too hot as there is a natural breeze that flows up the valley and each room also has a fan.The pool is cleaned twice a week in the summer. There is a large terrace around the pool that offers plenty of areas to sunbathe on the four sun loungers provided.On the second floor there is a large terrace over looking the pool here there is a table and six chairs for eating. There is also a separate dinning area in the villa with a table and six chairs.
The city and province of Granada and Andalucia as a whole offer a wide range of possibilities for active sports all year. For example.
• Walking in the Natural Parks of Andalucía, eg Grazalema, Cazorla, Sierra Subbética
• Cycle touring on the back roads of Andalucía
• Snowshoeing, skiing, horse riding, canoeing, sea-kayaking, road & mountain biking - all within an hour of the city centre.
•Aquaola is a water centre with various swimming pools, water slides, and a wave machine
•Paragliding in Granada
These have recently become very popular in Granada, and provide quiromassages, aromatherapy treatments
and different temperature pools.
Granada has long been famous for its water and hot springs, and there are now several in the province of Granada and recently some have been established in the city itself.
The two most important spas in the province of Granada are:
Lanjaron and Alhama de Granada