|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM LONDON, MANCHESTER & MILAN TO GRANADA WITH EASYJET!
Spacious 5 Star Granada apartment with panoramic National Park views, perfect for couples or families. Andalucian Tourist Board Registered.
Begin your holiday with complimentary wine and tapas on arrival (juice and biscuits for smaller visitors) while you take in the glorious sweep of the Sierra Nevada mountains from the comfort of your living room.
The property is equipped to accommodate between 2 and 6 people. We strive to offer attractive rates whatever the size of your group, so couples and smaller groups can enjoy the apartment at an appropriate rate. For larger groups we can also provide a double sofabed, child's cot/Zbed, or even dual rental with a neighbouring apartment - please enquire for details).
The apartment is light, well-furnished and family friendly. Dual aspect windows and French Doors in the living and dining areas give this space literally 'wraparound scenery'. On the practical side, the price includes central heating in winter, air-conditioning in summer, secure parking, free wifi and a large sun terrace for barbecuing, dining or just relaxing outside.
We are located in the pretty village of Guejar Sierra - the heart of Granada's Sierra Nevada National Park – just a hop from the historic centre of Granada and the Alhambra Palace (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), as well as the Sierra Nevada ski resort. The village is a fabulous year round location for both summer and winter holidays. Seasonal activities include walking, horse-riding, mountain-biking, canoeing, climbing, canyoning, skiing and a calendar studded with local fiestas and cultural events.
There is outdoor dining in and around the plaza in summer, views from every corner, quaint shops and great choice of tapas bars and restaurants within strolling distance. An unspoilt location with a great local culinary tradition and a generous tapas culture - you will find prices here much cheaper than in the international ski resort, or the centre of Granada. Ski equipment can also be hired more cheaply in the village.
The apartment offers a relaxed, comfortable home-base from which to enjoy everything that this richly diverse region has to offer.
Our calendar is always up to date with availability and the best rates. To book online, or check the rates for your stay, just click the 'BOOK NOW' button. Alternatively, please enquire direct - we are happy to answer any and all questions about the property or the area.
ACCOMMODATION DETAILS -
The apartment has a comfortable ensuite master bedroom (with double bed), which opens onto the terrace. The second bedroom also has a double bed and the third is equipped with twin beds. For even larger groups there is also a quality double sofa-bed in the spacious living room. There is a well equipped kitchen, and two bathrooms (a large, family bathroom in addition to the en-suite).
The private terrace has ample space for dining and lounging amid the lovely mountain views. It is also equipped with a large garden table and chairs, daybed, loungers, and a BBQ. The covered section of the terrace has the games area with pool table.
FAMILY FRIENDLY -
Our twin room has its own TV and DVD player (in addition to the HDTV internet-connected Smart TV in the living room). We also provide an extensive DVD library, books and games, plus a small pool/snooker table for family fun and some equipment for smaller visitors (please tell us at the time of booking if you need our 'toddler pack' with cot, highchair seat adaptor, or an additional Z bed for a child in the master bedroom). The village itself is very child friendly - all of the restaurants welcome children and there is also a lovely new play park.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION -
We are 20 mins from Granada/Alhambra Palace and about 30 mins from the ski resort. The pretty coves of the Costa Tropical can be reached within 45 mins (with some great 'chiringuitas' where you can eat fresh fish right on the beach). The traditional white village of Guejar Sierra itself has great tapas bars, restaurants, local shops, pharmacy, bank and two lovely pools in summer. Our friendly keyholders are happy to give advice and can help organize chef services, tapas tours, hiking, biking, horse-riding, canoeing, treasure hunts for children and babysitting.
Guejar Sierra is also famous for its cherries - so just ask our keyholders if you wish to sample some local, organic, cherry jam!
SKI RESORT -
The apartment is ideally placed for skiing at Pradollano (Sol y Nieve Ski Resort) in the Sierra Nevada. The Sierra Nevada boasts the highest downhill runs in Europe as well as being the most southerly - so it often enjoys better snow than the Alps. The resort - with its superb services and installations was built for the Winter Olympics and offers its visitors a wide range of facilities and a ski terrain to suit skiers & boarders of all standards. There are 70km of ski runs, 45 pistes and 300 snow machines guaranteeing snow on the slopes. There is also night skiing by floodlight! As one of Europe's highest resorts it has a surprisingly long season and traditionally opens at the end of November running through to the end of April or even into the first week of May. The resort is so far south that the climate is superb for brushing up on your tan and on clear days there are views of Africa from the top!
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 you in order to ensure that we always offer the best value for a property of this size and standard - whether for 2, 4, 6 or 8 people). Rates showing are the base rate for 2 people. Additional guests are charged at just 3 euros per night.
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 envisage - car hire may not be necessary.
I know the region intimately - and remain as enthusiastic about it today as the first time I visited. I genuinely enjoy sharing that knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors and am happy to answer questions and offer local tips - so please feel free to ask.
It is important to me that visitors enjoy their stay. I believe in listening to what customers want and I always strive to offer the best combination of high standards and good value.
No matter whether your tastes run to skiing Spain's most southerly ski resort, hiking or biking in the Sierras, discovering the local culture and cuisine, exploring historic Granada, improving your Spanish, learning a new skill such as flamenco dancing, or simply enjoying lunch by a lovely pool – I am happy to advise and help you to make the most of your stay.
Whatever holiday experience you wish to enjoy in Granada – please get in touch.
I chose this apartment because of its glorious views and natural surroundings; its position in the spectacularly situated white village of Guejar Sierra (with some truly great tapas bars and restaurants); and its convenience for the historic city of Granada, the world famous Alhambra Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Sierra Nevada ski resort.
El Ladero Grande is a lovely place to be whatever the season and is the perfect base for those who are seeking to combine a number of different elements into their holiday.
Güejar is a great base for a huge variety of activities - mountain biking, walks of all levels, climbing, canoeing, rafting, fishing, paragliding, horse-riding, winter skiing and summer fiestas. And all of this is only 20 mins from Granada - a great place to wander the tree-lined plazas, sample the tapas, listen to real flamenco and simply enjoy the traditional Spanish ambiance of this lovely city.
In an area of knock-out views - the view from the sun terrace and living room of this property still manage to stand out from the crowd!
I bought the property off-plan, but even half-finished and unplastered, I fell in love with it the moment I first stepped into the huge, sunlit space of the living room with the panoramic vista of the mountains sweeping around it. There were initially only the French doors and the windows at the front - but realising that the apartment was situated on the corner of the building, I asked the developer to add the side windows and doors to really bring the mountains into the apartment. We also added central heating and air conditioning to the original plans, to ensure that the apartment is comfortable and a great place to be in any season.
Above all, this is a place to relax. It can provide a romantic getaway for couples and has been the venue for more than one honeymoon. But it's great for families too - large enough for teenagers to enjoy their own space, and simple, safe and practical enough for toddlers.
Its a fantastic base for going out and exploring Granada or enjoying a day on the mountain - and its also a great place for staying in and topping up your tan on the sunny terrace, or simply watching the sun set behind the mountain while you enjoy a long tall glass of something.
The little village of Güejar Sierra, with its cobbled streets and flower draped balconies is something of an undiscovered gem - a well kept Spanish secret. This is where the local Granadinos come to enjoy the best of all that the Sierra Nevada can offer.
Rosie was very friendly and a lovely hostess with plenty of ideas and advice. The apartment was warm on the rainy two days and the bed was comfortable. We were impressed by the whole experience and facilities.
The little town was atmospheric with lovely little shops and the views of the snow capped mountain range in the distance was superb...pity the water levels were down on the lake so there was no views. The hikes in this area were perfect and we had great sunny days most of the week.
Beautiful apartment with everything one would want provided. Denise (owner) was a brilliant communicator in the weeks prior to arriving. We were welcomed by Graham and Rosie (keyholders) with lovely snacks and wine - and their home made cherry jam. We have a large 7 seater VW Caravelle which was very tough to get into the parking garage as the entrance is to the left on a very tight turn on an extremely steep hill. For a stay in a mountain town, this lovely three bedroom apartment and lovely lounge, with terrace and balcony, was superb.
We were disappointed in this property although not in the area which is fabulous. Guejar Sierra is a great village with fantastic bus service to Granada. . Some people have commented on the narrow streets for driving and the tricky access to the property and I would agree it is not for the faint hearted(or the very large car owner! ) However, we expected that on a hillside village.
Our disappointment was with the property and having looked at previous reviews, I began to wonder if I was in the correct apartment! Firstly, we were met in the village by Rosie, the key holder, who was very pleasant and full of information and also sells lovely cherry jam. However, the property was actually very unwelcoming. I wasn't really bothered about the lack of wine and tapas I had been promised as after a long drive, I was cold and tired and would have welcomed a cup of tea and some warmth. The appartment was bitterly cold and there was no welcoming milk in the fridge let alone tapas!
We spent a very cold first evening until the heating warmed up the rooms but the living room was still cold at night as one heater is faulty and has limited output so we had many layers on. The front sliding doors do not lock or even close properly so there is a lot of heat loss. On the positive side the bed was comfortable and bed linen soft and clean. Plenty of towels were supplied. However, on closer inspection, I thought the kitchen and bathrooms were very tired and would benefit from a good spring clean. The ensuite shower was particularly bad and full of ancient silicone with trapped dirt. We did not use it. The cupboards in kitchen are grubby and several plates very chipped. I am sure that some cleaning had been done but there were many obvious indications of lack of a proper clean: crumbs on living room floor, dirty worktop, floor corners everywhere very dirty and, annoyingly, the washing machine was polluted with animal hair. Much as I love animals, I have no desire to have their hair all over my clothes and I accept some blame as I failed to note animals are allowed. Having reported this to Rosie, she suggested I use the washing machine next door. Although the rooms are full of bright cushions and throws it does not make up for general neglect such as grubby curtains. Also kitchen was dark as 2 light bulbs were missing and it has minimal natural light. Rosie did replace them a few days later.
There is wi fi available but absolutely no television signal. Not for us.
A thoroughly memorable visit spending Christmas with family and friends, skiing, ice-skating and visiting the Alhambra. Rosie keeps the apartment beautifully and she and Graham are extremely helpful. Our only problem was the lack of suitable cooking equipment/oven shelving, otherwise it was all very comfortable and attractively presented.
We spent 4 days/3nights in the apartment.
Beautifully located in the small village Guejar Sierra with easy access to the skiing resort (25min).
well equipped, good communication regarding key and arrival/leaving trivia.
We will come back!
This apartment is lovely. It is situated in a lovely village in the Sierra Nevadas with a gorgeous view of the village and surrounding mountains from the livingroom and the terrace. We stayed for 8 days exploring the surrounding area of Andalusia. Rosie, the caretaker, was wonderful. She checked in with us, made suggestion of things to do and see and was so friendly. The apartment is even better than the pictures. The apartment is situated in a quiet area close enough to the center to enjoy the cafes, retaurants and pandarias easily within a 5 minute walk. The beds are comfortable and there are 2 bathrooms. We loved everything and would come again in a heartbeat.
Traditional white mountain village with cobbled streets in a stunning location 20 min. East of historic Granada (Alhambra Palace) and 20 min. from the Sierra Nevada ski resort (Pradollano). Beautiful views abound everywhere & many local restaurants traditionally open up swimming pools in the summer or lakeside/riverside dining terraces overlooking the Rio Genil or the blue waters of the Canales Reservoir. Great family activity location, walks begin from the doorstep and there are also opportunities for mountain-biking, horse-riding, climbing, canoeing, paragliding. This is also a great base from which to explore historic Granada, with its beautiful Moorish buildings, Alhambra Palace & fascinating Moroccan bazaar. Costa Tropical Beaches - 45 min. Guadix caves - 35 min. Water Park - 20 min. Also great romantic getaway for couples with excellent restaurants, or just a place to relax, enjoy the welcoming Spanish atmosphere & while the day away with free tapas.
Other Activities: Sierra Nevada Ski Resort - 20 min., Alhambra Palace - 20 mins, Family Water Park at Cenes - 20 min.
Golf: There are now three golf courses in Granada and more within reasonable driving distance such as the one at Motril on the Costa Tropical 9 holes). The 18 hole Granada Club de Golf is signposted from Armilla. No reservations necessary. Clubs can be hired and if you play in the morning, the cost for 18 holes is approximately 20 Euro (more on Sundays and festivals).
Ski: Skiing is available at the Sierra Nevada ski resort. At over 9000 ft it is one of the highest resorts in Europe and can be reached from Guejar Sierra within 20 min. An international ski school is available on site. There are 70km of ski runs, 45 pistes (with more than enough variety to suit all levels), 300 snow machines and views of Africa from the top.
This is the most southerly ski resort in Europe and, while smaller than some of the other major European resorts, the facilities are considered top rate and it has therefore hosted numerous national and international ski events. With great family facilities on offer as well, Sierra Nevada defies many concepts associated with skiing. Located at barely a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean coast, it has practically guaranteed sunshine, the best spring snow conditions in Europe and is still reasonably priced compared to many of its European counterparts.
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Spring Special Offer!
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
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15 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay
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Rates shown are based on 2 guests; add 3.00 Euros per night, per additional guest.
Standard bookings - 80 euro discount on 2nd week!!
NB: While some properties have Satellite TV, most UK TV channels are no longer available to satellite receivers in Southern Spain. However worldwide tv is available via the internet. Ask our keyholder on arrival for details.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.