La Palomita is an unspoilt Spanish casa on a quiet, dead end street. You enter the private, partially covered courtyard, perfect for breakfast in the sunshine. Here there is also a large open shower, shell sink & classic patterned Grenadine pebble floor. The open plan kitchen/dining area is cool and well equipped with electric oven, gas hob and washing machine. The dining table extends to comfortably seat 6. Large walk through pantry with fridge freezer, further storage, coat/hat rack, further table and chairs & bar stools. Limestone mosaic tiled bathroom with bath, sink & toilet. Heated towel rail and mirrored alcove. Downstairs sitting room with fireplace, cosy in Winter, or cool and shaded for hot Summer days, leads to rear courtyard with shaded area & complete tranquillity. 3 bedrooms; 1 double, 2 single, plus one fold out bed if wanted. The stairs lead to bedrooms and the upstairs sitting room with TV and Wifi. Sun pours through the skylight and little door that leads to the sun terrace. West facing sun terrace for serious sunbathers with view over village street and surrounding houses.
- House1130 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Sitting Rooms, Entrance Courtyard, Sun Terrace. Lots To See & Do.
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- english, french, spanish, Learning Spanish!
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 15, 2018
About Gigi Sudbury
Hodie and I live in South West Dorset, the heart of Thomas Hardy country. We live with three children, dogs, cats, llamas, chickens and ducks! The children learn autonomously through home schooling. I am an artist painter and Hodie is a film and TV construction manager.
Gigi Sudbury purchased this House in 2003
Why Gigi Sudbury chose Chite
The Valle de Lecrin is a beautiful and unspoilt area of Andalusia. There is so much to see and do on the doorstep. Oranges, lemons, olives, almonds grow on the hillsides and in the groves around the village. You can go out and be really active or sit back and watch the world go by at a wonderful easy pace. We go there to loose a sense of time and dream.
What makes this House unique
The house is unspoilt with it's old wooden doors, little shuttered windows, low beams, arched doorways and uneven plastered walls. Here we feel an unrivalled sense of peace. The children can explore the village without us worrying, or buy the bread and croissant delivered twice a day by the bread man who honks his horn as he drives down the village. It is our little bolt hole away from a world timed by the clock and the pressures of everyday life.
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We Didn't Want to Leave!
I'm not sure I want everyone to know about La Palomita but I am going to be very good and give it the review it deserves!
Circumstances meant we'd been unable to travel much with our two daughters of 14 and 7 up until now. Making up for lost time, this spring we decided that a first trip to Spain for any of us would encourage the girls with their Spanish.
I really wanted to avoid mass tourism and had a dream of Spain and Andalucia in particular that I feared reality couldn't match up to - particularly on our limited budget. When I was despairing of finding the place that suited us all at a price we could afford, La Palomita popped up out of a random search. Was it really this price I enquired? Yes it was!
Gigi Sudbury, the owner, is that rare type of very interesting person who is genuinely interested in others and exceedingly kind . Both her and Gym, her friend, fellow artist and property manager ( who renovated and used to own La Palomita) dealt with our chaotic travel hiccups very patiently on the night we arrived. In the morning a busy Gym, who unfortunately had very little sleep due to us, found the time to bring some delicious jam, milk and butter and even ran after the bread van for us!
La Palomita is like an artist's dream of Andalucia, with all of it's shades, colours, textures and spaces. No object is out of place and being in La Palomita is like living in a beautiful work of art, but with intense comfort in the essentials. The beds were the most comfortable I've ever slept in. The girls loved all of the courtyards, the roof terrace and the nooks and crannies. Every day we saw something new we hadn't noticed before. The changing light is lovely in the interiors and courtyards.
It is the most ideal destination for a family that are new to Spain and car hire, want to be away from the hurly burly and yet get into it easily whenever they want. Chite is a very short 5/10 minute walk along a panoramic pavement from the bigger Lecrin. From Malaga airport drive up motorway, turn left at Motril and then left again to Chite. In an hour and a quarter from the airport you are in the peaceful, friendly surroundings of the village looking over to the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you aren't confident to drive up the narrow street La Palomita is on, just park in the wider street towards the main road. There is always a space and the walk to the house is short and pleasant. We can't wait to go back.
Lovely space to relax in .
The house is cosy and has so many different spaces to relax in. We were there in late Autumn, and had cosy open fires most nights, with the thanks to Gym we had a good supply of firewood and the surrounding hills provided a good supply of pine cones to help get the fire started.
We had heard from our manager Gym what wonderful guests you were. I love the fact that you have explored the area on your bikes. Come back whenever you wish!
Gigi and Hodie
Authentic cottage very functional and so beautiful
We spent one week in the Gigi's cottage with our 3 children.
Our stay was highly pleasant : Chite is a wonderful town very typical with all these white houses and strait streets.
The Gigi's cottage is lovely : very beautiful, very clean, well decorated and very functional. We have been welcomed by Gigi's friend : Gym who is a very pleasant person who is a great artist : she has a painting gallery and a shop with plenty of vintage objects and clothes that everyone must see !
Well today we still have the head full of really plesant memories of our stay in Chite.
We recommend everyone to go in this wonderful cottage !
Damien was a lovely guest to communicate with and we hope he comes back.
Adorable endroit plein de charme
C était plus qu' agréable..la maison est cosy et meublée avec style. Le village petit mais charmant, est surtout bien positionné pour visiter la sierra nevada et ses villages pittoresques et Grenade. Nous recommandons cette location et remercions Gym pour son accueil
Magnifica estancia en el Valle de Lecrín!!!
Hemos pasado unos maravillosos días en esta encantadora casa de pueblo enclavada en Chite, lugar céntrico, desde el que hemos podido desplazarnos fácilmente tanto al Valle Lecrín , las Alpujarras y a la playita, ya que todo está relativamente cerca.
Gracias por vuestra amabilidad Gigi y Gym!
Our guest was a pleasure to host and communicate with in every way and we hope that she comes back. We could not recommend them highly enough to any future hosts!
La Palomita is perfectly placed for lots of different activities. Walking, riding, cycling on your doorstep. Granada City with the famous Alhambra Palace, gypsy quarter, restaurants, bars, flamenco, tapas, museums, flee markets and much more, is 30 minutes. Skiing in the Sierra Nevada is 45 minutes away. Mountain villages and spa towns all around and in the nearby Alpujarras. Beautiful beaches of the Costa Tropical 35 minutes away. In Chite itself there is a very special shop selling clothes and furniture and home decorations. Wednesday market in nearby Durcal.