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Spacious Village House with Great Views in Chite, Valle De Lecrín

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Last updated: 09/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Chite is a rather small village in the mountains south from Granada and is situated in a valley called the Valley of Happiness (Valle de Lecrin or Valle de Alegria). The place is surrounded by mountains (the Alpujarras)and has the most spectacular views. The village is convenient situated on a 20 miles distance from Granada as well as 20 miles from Motril (the coast). The nearest international airport is Granada (30 miles) or Malaga (100 miles).
The house in which you stay can easily accommodate four people (up to six). It is situated in the upper part of the village.
It has a large hallway, two bedrooms and one bathroom en suite on the ground floor; a large living room with open kitchen and a smaller showerroom on the first floor. It is furnished in a comfortable way, with a tasteful mixture of old and modern furniture and with a surprising Moorish bathroom. The living room has a nice fireplace and a cozy sitting-corner.
One can fully enjoy the view from the two large terraces.
Total capacity is four to five people. There is one bedroom with a double bed and one bedroom with twin beds; one extra mattress as a spare bed (double)
Surface:130 square meters (1399 square feet).
Also available for short or long term rent, special conditions on request.

Chite, in the valley of Lecrin, is a small, quiet and peaceful village with just over 300 inhabitants. The only shop is one which sells objets d´art so provisions need to be bought from the village of Talara, only 15 minutes’ walk away, or from various merchants who visit the village daily or weekly. For example, the baker comes twice a day, the fishmonger 3 or 4 times a week, the egg lady once a week. At harvest time various local farmers drive through the village selling fruit and vegetables.
The streets of Chite are very narrow. There is no parking in front of the house, but it is always possible to find somewhere to park just a couple of minutes´ walk away.
There is no bar or restaurant in Chite but these can be found in Talara, just 15 minutes walking from Chite. See below.

You pass through Talara to get to Chite from the motorway. Talara has everything that you will need. There are 3 banks (with ATMs), 2 petrol stations, 4 small supermarkets, a pharmacy, 3 garages for car repairs, an ironmonger, a hairdresser, a dentist, 6 bars (all selling food as well as drink), a baker and a health clinic. The Acropolis bar in Mondujar (contiguous with Talara) has a swimming pool which opens June - September.
Talara has a bus service to Granada. There are about 8 buses a day but the last one back is quite early so it is almost always best to go by car. There are also buses to the coast and into the Alpujarra.

Chite is situated a little way from the Autovia de la Sierra Nevada almost exactly half-way between Granada and the coast. Granada is 35km from Chite and about 30 minutes´ drive. The UNESCO heritage site of the Moorish palace, the Alhambra, is a must for any visitor, as is the Albaicin – the old Muslim quarter - with its pedestrianised streets filled with teashops and various items from Morocco on sale. The Royal Chapel in the Cathedral houses the crypt where the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabel, who liberated Spain from the Moors, are buried. The modern city has a fabulous traffic-free shopping centre and a profusion of excellent bars and restaurants.
Granada has an airport with flights to and from Madrid and Barcelona as well as other destinations. British Airways has a service from London City Airport.
The Coast
30 minutes ´drive in the opposite direction takes you to Motril and Salobreña – both seaside resorts. A little further along the coast, towards Malaga, are Almuñecar and La Herradura as well as numerous small bays if you want somewhere more secluded to sunbathe and swim.
The ski resort of Sol y Nieve in the Sierra Nevada is only 45 minutes’ drive from Chite. Ski equipment and clothing can be hired or bought from various shops there. Depending on conditions the slopes can be open from November to April.
The Alpujarra – This is the hilly, almost forgotten, part of the province of Granada locked between the Sierra Nevada and the coast, now made famous by the books of Gerald Brennan (South from Granada) and Chris Stewart (Driving over Lemons) . Lanjaron (15 minutes from Chite), famous for its mineral water, is the gateway to the Alpujarra, and you can progress from here onto Poqueira, Pampaneira, Bubion, Capilleira and Trevelez villages where it is possible to buy local handicrafts and comestible products of the region.
Guadix – Is famous for its troglodyte village where some people still live in cave houses carved out of the soft sandstone. Some have opened as museums for visitors to see the interior. There is also a cave church hidden inside the modern one which dominates the village square. It takes about an hour to drive here from Chite.
There are some lovely walks through the orange, lemon and olive groves which surround the village of Chite. For more adventurous walkers there are some great walks in the Sierra Nevada but it is wise to ensure you have maps and a compass, or a guide, as most of the trails are not well signposted.
Further afield
If you have a car Cordoba and Ronda are doable in a day from Chite, but you would be best advised to stay overnight to get the most from your visit. If you are planning to visit Seville from Chite I would definitely suggest you stay at least one night there.
Keywords: House, Casa, Casa Conejillo


Property Type

  • House
  • 130 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The small square on which the house is situated is car free. The village has a large sports and play ground for kids, with basket rings etc. (entrance is free) There is an open air public pool in Talará, open in summer months, about 1000 meters walking from the house. Babysitting service available at request....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking inside the house...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are many steps and stairs in the house, which makes it very difficult to stay in for people needing a wheelchair and for people who are having difficulties walking. The village is a mountain village and therefor most of the streets are rather hilly....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • extra mattress: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    the baby crib is a travellers cot - can be put up if needed...moreless

  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) The provided twin beds' width is 105 cm., Baby Cribs (1) a crib and a high chair as well, are available on request. There is one extra mattress (width 135 cm) available, to be used in any indoor space or on the rooftop (sleeping porch)....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • the main bathroom is very spacious with a separate walk in shower and decorated in a Moorish style...moreless

Other Amenities

  • chauffeur to and from airport can be arranged, babysitter and cleaner can be arranged...moreless


  • Books:

    lots of books in English and Dutch, mostly books for grownups...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    some CD's available (rock and pop)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV, DVD-player connected, possibility to connect TV to laptop (and watch English TV for free via

  • Video Library:

    some DVD's provided: TV-detectives, the Hour (1st season), the complete Deadwood series, Anna and the King.......moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

  • Mountain View:

    Chite is a little white village in the mountains. Although the house is in the centre of the village, it is also on the edge of the higher part of the village and therefore provides the most astonishing mountain views without any obstacles....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    the living room is an open space with a rather big dining table and 6 chairs. Possibility for 8 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:

    Cable modem...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    one wood fireplace in the living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heating on oil in every room...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless internet, code available at the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    bed sheets, duvets, pillows and pillow cases are available...moreless

  • Living Room:

    open space living : cozy corner by the fire place sits 4 to 6 people ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath and kitchen towels provided. Bring your own beach towel!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    the washer is in the house for use of renters only...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    italian coffee maker available...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    lots of pots and pans and cutlery, a soup blender and a bread toaster available...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    enough to serve up to 8 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    the diswasher is built in to keep the kitchen look as a proper country kitchen...moreless

  • Freezer:

    a small freezer on top of the fridge...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with hob, oven, refrigerator and dishwasher. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    works on electricity...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices are provided, also some other small commodities...moreless


  • Balcony:

    The balcony gives out on a little square in front of the house....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) The house has two spacious terraces, one adjoining the living room (French doors), the other on the rooftop. Both terraces provide an astonishing mountain view....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    the ski slopes in the Sierra Nevada (Granada) are 40 minutes driving from the village ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    an open air public pool in Talará, open in summer months, about 1000 meters walking from the house. You may find it at the back of Bar Acropolis. ...moreless



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from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2015
4 night min stay

Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

low season
Jan 3 - Mar 26, 2016
7 night min stay

Mar 27 - Apr 8, 2016
7 night min stay

low season
Apr 9 - May 28, 2016
7 night min stay

high season
May 29 - Oct 1, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

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  • Taxes Not included


Use of central heating is not included in the rental price.

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Last updated: 09/07/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Granada airport
800 Metres
Nearest Barpub
all bars in Talará=800 meters walk
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sierra nevada ski resort
20 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Hi, I am the owner of Casa Conejillo. I wish for everybody to go and experience the place. You will surely fall in love with it, as I did!

Why the Owner Chose Costa Tropical and Granada Province:
I fell in love with the village first time I saw it and bought the house in the same month!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The oranges and lemons are growing everywhere. One can put the kettle on and go and pick a fresh lemon for the tea. I love to walk down to the nearby next village to go and have my morning coffee in the local bar. When having a deadline, I even take my laptop and sit there working for many hours surrounded by the locals having their coffee, drinks and tapas.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • the living room

    the living room

  • cosy corner with fire place

    cosy corner with fire place

  • View of the kitchen with oven, built-in dishwasher and fridge.

    View of the kitchen with oven, built-in dishwasher and fridge.

  • view from the terrace

    view from the terrace

  • view from the balcony

    view from the balcony

  • night view over the lower terrace and surroundings

    night view over the lower terrace and surroundings

  • more fireworks

    more fireworks

  • the local brass band doing what they do during the fiesta

    the local brass band doing what they do during the fiesta

  • on the way to Alhama de Granada: a trip to be made!

    on the way to Alhama de Granada: a trip to be made!

  • top terrace

    top terrace

  • view from the terraces

    view from the terraces

  • welcome in Casa Conejillo

    welcome in Casa Conejillo

  • the master bedroom

    the master bedroom

  • a surprising and very comfortable bathroom...

    a surprising and very comfortable bathroom...

  • and living room from another angle

    and living room from another angle

  • guest room

    guest room

  • by night: laundry drying at the top terrace !

    by night: laundry drying at the top terrace !

  • fireworks in Chite!

    fireworks in Chite!

  • fiesta of San Segundo, Patron Saint of the village

    fiesta of San Segundo, Patron Saint of the village

  • the lake with the agaves

    the lake with the agaves

  • top terrace

    top terrace

  • view from top terrace

    view from top terrace

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