About the property
- Apartment1054 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay7 nights
National Park location - 20 mins Alhambra Palace & Granada, 35 mins to ski lifts
INSTANT BOOK FOR STAYS OF 1 WEEK+
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Enjoy indoor and outdoor space in this welcoming 3 bedroom apartment which offers spectacular views, and a large, well-equipped, private terrace for lounging and dining al fresco amid the mountains. Perfect for couples or families. Free wifi & parking. Beautiful National Park location - 20 mins from the Alhambra Palace and historic centre of Granada (handy local bus departs hourly) and 35 mins from the ski lifts in winter. Great choice of tapas bars and restaurants within strolling distance and fabulous walks right from the doorstep. Car not necessary. Our calendar is always up to date with availability and the best rates for groups of all sizes.
The property is ideally equipped to accommodate between 2 and 8 people. We have 3 double bedrooms, plus a quality double sofabed. A child's cot/z bed can be provided on request.
The main living room and bedroom windows face East and South - taking in the sweep of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The living room has dual aspect windows and French Doors onto the balcony. The large private terrace on the side of the property enjoys the same views.
The property offers a fabulous year round location for both summer holidays and winter skiing - a comfortable, well-equipped, family-friendly base from which to enjoy everything that this richly diverse region has to offer.
Facilities For Families -
The twin room has it's own TV and DVD player with an extensive DVD library. The living room has HDTV Smart TV equipped with Chromecast - so guests can use it to watch programmes accessible on their own devices in their own preferred language. We also provide 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.
Outside Area -
The private terrace has ample space for dining and lounging amid the lovely mountain views. It is also equipped with a family-sized table and chairs, daybed, loungers, and a BBQ. The covered section of the terrace has the games area with pool table.
Guests have sole use of the private terrace and balcony. The price also includes central heating in winter, air-conditioning in summer and secure parking if required. Washing machine/tumble dryer available. Linen & towels included (including beach towels). Catering/one-off meals can be arranged on request. Mountain bike hire, horse-riding, canoeing, excursions, tapas tours, flamenco arranged on request.
Interaction with guests
Our friendly local keyholder, Rosie, will meet you at the entrance to the village and guide you to the property. She speaks English and Spanish and is happy to offer local information and advice if required.
Other things to note
This apartment 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 ambience of this lovely city.
This is also a great place to relax - whether 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. This is where the local Granadinos come to enjoy the best of all that the Sierra Nevada can offer.
The location is also only half an hour from the ski resort, and the pretty coves of the Costa Tropical are within easy reach (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!
Sierra Nevada 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!
For larger groups of friends wishing to travel together - we can rent the apartment together with the small 1 bedroomed apartment next door, or with a choice of 2 bedroomed apartments in the same building.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
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.
Why Denise chose Güéjar Sierra
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.
What makes this Apartment unique
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great little apartment, excellent value for nearby skiing
We (a family of 4) stayed at this apartment in early April to go skiing in Sierra Nevada which worked really well. The apartment is well-maintained and as described in a lovely village with several shops, bars and restaurants. The access is slightly tricky with narrow/steep roads but ok once you are used to it. The drive up to the ski resort is approx 30-40 minutes depending on the route you take. The quicker one is not for the faint-hearted but the slightly longer one uses the main road up from Granada which is well-maintained and apparently quickly cleared of snow (there was none whilst we were there). The Brisish ski center at the resort are very helpful with lessons/lift-passes etc.
The communication from the owner and welcome was excellent, although we didn't have any issues I was confident they would be dealt with quickly and efficiently. There is a good collection of DVDs, some games etc.
The kitchen is small with no dishwasher, but perfectly ok for breakfast and the few meals we ate in. The only slight negative was the water pressure throughout, especially in the showers which were well needed after a day skiing!
Everything we were looking for
Blue skies, sun, mountains, rivers, forests, spacious apartment in hilltop village with views, drinks with tapas, cafés and compact supermarkets for all your needs in Guejar Sierra.
Lots of short and long walks to be discovered in the Sierra Nevada from the doorstep. A day at the beach; tourism in Granada..
What's not to like?! Well worth the journey from U.K. for the second time. THANK YOU Denise Rosie and Graham
We had a beautiful view in a charming location
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.
So glad to hear that Barry and Coleen enjoyed their stay. The water levels in the reservoir do fluctuate and are unusually low this year (not good for Southern Spain).
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.
Thank you for your lovely review. It was fiesta week when you stayed which, while highly atmospheric and fun, does mean that there is less parking outside than usual. The garage is tight for People Movers, although guests do seem to manage it. For the reference of others, the dimensions of the door are –
2.35m H (about 7’8”)
3.00m W (about 9’8”)
As this guest mentions, it is a fairly tight turn in - but worth the effort for the superb views that the position of the property offers. See picture 4 in our gallery for a shot of the views from our living room and terrace and imagine opening the curtains to reveal that every morning!
Needs Serious Overhaul and Deep Clean
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.
We want everyone to enjoy their stay and ask guests to inform us of any issues at the time, so that we can rectify them immediately. My personal contact numbers are on the paperwork for that reason.
In response -
1. Glad the guest enjoyed the "fabulous area...great village...fantastic bus service", and understood that narrow streets are typical in a Spanish village (though some visitors manage with a People Mover).
2. Wine and tapas. Hands up! The guest and her husband arrived earlier than expected (having failed to update Rosie as requested). In rushing to ensure they were not kept waiting, Rosie forgot to take wine and tapas out of the store cupboard. First time ever! Had the guest told us, we would have made amends. We are also happy to provide tea, coffee, breakfast things - by prior arrangement - as is clear in the booking info.
3. We DO put heating on before guests arrive. As these guests were early, it had no chance to warm up. One living room heater is set at 21. The guests left the other on 27. Rosie found it hot!
4. Front balcony doors – admittedly fiddly but, to put this into context, no-one else has had a problem! Immediately sorted - if we had been called. Now re-checked.
5. Serious overhaul? Please refer to our many other reviews!! No space for exhaustive list of repairs and renewals, but soft furnishings DO undergo regular dry cleaning and replacement.
6. Chipped plates are routinely discarded. There ARE plenty spare. The guest did NOT have to dine from chipped ones! We do not charge guests a security deposit and not everyone replaces items that they break.
7. Cleanliness. I stand by Rosie on this point, as her conscientiousness has been attested to many times.
8. Pet hairs in the washing machine? We have not had a doggy visitor for over a year and the guest’s own husband commented that his clothes came out of the washing machine fine.
9. ONE bulb in the kitchen (out of 3) went out – and was replaced.
10. It is no longer possible to pick up UK TV Channels via Eurosat. We provide alternatives – Chromecast, DVD selection and a ‘proxy server’ for UK TV & Netflix. All working when Rosie demonstrated. However, in recognition of the fact that it can be fiddly for the non-technical, we are investing in yet another system.
The guest does not mention the discount she received. She does say that, having looked at our long list of 4 and 5 star reviews, she wonders if she was in the right apartment. Frankly, I wonder that too.
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.
So glad that you enjoyed your stay. I'm not sure what additional cooking equipment was needed - but we do take feedback seriously, so we will now do an audit to check that we still have everything that you would expect to find. While this doesn't include large, items such as food mixers, this is not really a requirement for most people on holiday and our local chef (who can be hired to cook for you in-situ) has produced some great meals from there! As you were staying with us over Christmas and naturally wanted to cook Christmas dinner, Rosie did check to ensure that we had what you needed and I know that she bought additional roasting pans. I do wish you had asked us at the time if you required anything else, as it would not have been a problem and Rosie would have been very happy to provide it, or lend it. Glad to hear that you made the most of the area though and we hope to see you back soon!
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.
Additional information about rental rates
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.