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El Tinao is a new townhouse in the heart of the unspoiled village of Canar. The house is unique in the village, being the only property that retains a 'tinao' - a feature unique to Berber architecture which connects buildings on both sides of narrow village streets. Built in the traditional Alpujarran style, El Tinao is light and spacious, with high ceilings, chestnut beams and slate stone floors throughout. There are two terraces, one for outdoor dining and a BBQ, the other with sun loungers and a heated spa. Both, of course, have those wonderful soaring views over the village, high above Orgiva and across to the Sierra Lugar. On a clear day, you can see the Rif Mountains of Morocco. It's easy to lose track of time in Canar, but don't worry - you can also see the village clock tower from the terraces. It won't help you with the day of the week, but at least you'll know when to nip out to catch the bread van for croissants in the morning!
Additional facilities: El Tinao has a TV for playing DVD/CDs, and a selection of DVDs, books and games is provided. Canar has 3 bars serving tapas and traditional Alpujarran meals. There is a pharmacy and a well-stocked grocers which even opens on Sundays! Swimming is available in Orgiva for a small charge.
Further afield: Golf - there are 2 courses within 40 minutes of Canar; one on the coast in Salobrena, the other on the near side of Granada city. Skiing - the World Championship resort of Pradollano in the Sierra Nevada is 1 hour 15 minutes from Canar, while paragliding, windsurfing and diving are available in Salobrena and Almunecar on the Costa Tropical. The historic cities of Sevilla and Cordoba are both within reach for day trips, each at approximately 3 hours' drive. Not forgetting, of course, The Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens in Granada, and we will happily book advance tickets for guests.
Canar is a great base from which to explore La Alpujarra either on foot or by car. The famous GR7 walking route goes right through the village, with the famous spa town of Lanjaron a 2 hour walk to the west, and a glorious 200 foot waterfall (El Dique) marking the half way point to Soportujar in the east (an easy 1.5 hour walk). We provide copies of The Rough Guide to Andalucia, Jeremy Rabjohn's excellent 'Holiday Walks in The Alpujarra' and a detailed walking map which you're free to take with you whenever you're heading out.
All towels, including beach towels and bath robes for the loungers and spa are provided. Heating in winter is provided by oil-filled radiators. There is a wood burning stove in the living room, wood for which will be supplied....moreless
Available via Internet - FilmOn.com, giving several UK and international channels (BBC, ITV, Film4, More4, E4 etc)...moreless
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Sports & Activities
Sports & Adventure Activities
Seating for 4 people
4MBS speed - with UK FreeView TV channels available by connecting laptop or tablet to the TV, along with many international TV channels available as well....moreless
Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 Sep 13 - Jun 12, 2015 6 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jun 13 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 Sep 12 - Jun 17, 2016 6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
€475 Euros - mid June to mid September. €400 Euros - all other times.
A 20% deposit is payable at the time of booking, with the balance payable upon arrival in Canar.
Extra days (per day) beyond 1 week will be calculated pro-rata. Short breaks of less than a week available any time except Summer season. Bespoke quotes available upon request.
DISCOUNT - 10% if El Tinao is booked for 2 weeks or more
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Canar is the first village of the High Alpujarra, overlooking the local market town of Orgiva. Just below the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, and on the famous GR7 walking route, Canar is only an hour from The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens in Granada.