Casa in città
80 m² vivibili
15 m² terrazza
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Casa Roma is a two bedroomed house in a quiet corner of Casa Tia Maria, a large country house and grounds in the village of Acequias, Granada. The entrance is from a lovely patio which has large double wooden doors to the street. This gives privacy - you can use the patio as a seating area if the roof terrace is too hot!
Entering the house there is an open plan living room, kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is equipped with gas stove, fridge freezer, and plenty of work surface and cupboards. The gas hot water heater is in the kitchen and the washing up area overlooks the patio. In the living room area there is a sofa and sofabed, a music centre, study area and Spanish TV. Winter heating is provided by an excellent Hergom cast iron woodburner.
Upstairs to the bedrooms and large bathroom, the master bedroom and the twin bedded room both have built in wardrobes and there is a balcony overlooking the patio. Upstairs again takes you to the roof terrace with table and chairs, views of the hills & the roofs of the village.
The views from the terrace overlook the Valley of Lecrin and the Sierra Nevada. El Zahor, the hill overlooking Niguelas can also be seen, and the walk to this village is one of several which can be made from the house; straight out of the front door you leave the village and within five minutes you will be in glorious countryside.
The agriculture of the area is mixed with olive and almond groves, and various other trees such as oranges, lemons, pomegranate, carob, plum and cherry.
Rising above this lush irrigated countryside you have the mountains and foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The scenery is simply amazing.
It would be hard to find a quiet village with better access to Granada, the Costa Tropical or the Sierra Nevada, all of which are within 30 minutes drive. Indeed you can walk from Acequias up the Rio Torrente straight into the Sierra Nevada National Park, leading you to the walk of the Seven Waterfalls, taking you past the village of Niguelas en route. Acequias and Niguelas villages both have olive mill museums.
The Valley of Lecrin is a startlingly beautiful area which occupies one of the most privileged positions in Spain. The area itself is midway between the Costa Tropical, famous for its verdant cultivation of exotic fruits and sugar cane, and the city of Granada, home to the Alhambra and the Albaicin, Spain´s most potent historic attractions.
So much history abounds around the city of Granada that it would be impossible to tell all here. Home to the last empire of Spain´s Moorish era, Granada was finally taken by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 after more than 700 years of Moorish civilisation, which shaped the city and the area for ever.
All of Granada's attractions are within easy reach of the house, as are the various beaches and resorts of the Costa Tropical. Last but not least, the south facing villages of the Sierra Nevada are also a short drive away. This area, known as the Alpujarra, has been written about by Gerald Brenan ("South from Granada") and Chris Stewart ("Driving Over Lemons").
Granada is the capital of the province with the same name, situated in the eastern part of the region of Andalusia. Geographical and scenic diversity charactizes the land. There is the coastal area with its warm climate; the extensive, fertile Genil plain; and the mountainous regions with a colder climate, where we find the 3,481 meter Mulhacén, the biggest peak on the peninsula of Spain. The city of Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains at the confluences of the Darro and Genil rivers. Its unique history has bestowed it with an artistic grandeur embracing Moorish palaces and Christian Renaissance treasures. As the last Moorish capital on the Iberian peninsula, it also holds great symbolic value.
There is something to do, something to see and places to go every day of your holiday, or you can simply let go and watch the world slip by from the comfort of the roof terrace.
Casa Roma in Tia Maria
We stayed in 2008 and enjoyed the comfortable modern house with a "homely feel" with bits of the owners pictures and painting around. The kitchen was big enough to eat in and we made good use of the washing machine. We bought fresh bread from the bread vans, and other supplies from the nearby villages, so a car is needed.
The peaceful location with easy access to the hills for walking, Granada for culture, and the coast for the sea, made it all a relaxing week, just the job for the "getaway from it all" break we needed.
Returning to the garden and the pool after a day of sightseeing was a treat, as was relaxing on the terrace with our drinks and books.
Wonderful countryside on the doorstep, recommended to friends, and we will go again.
Review Submitted: March 2009
This is a lovely house with an attractive garden and shared swimming pool. The pool is large and it was never crowded.
Casa Roma was perfectly clean and tidy when we arrived, and the owners are friendly and helpful. It is situated in a small village, perfectly situated between Granada and the seaside.
If you like walking fine, but you might need a car to stay here, because there are no facilities in or transport to the village. There are shops, restaurants and bars in the surrounding villages.
I recommend the house, without any hesitation.
Nige-Babs. August 2009