4 Bedroom Authentic Village House with Pool in Melegis, Andalucia, Spain
- Swimming Pool
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Wheelchair Friendly
Hidden within the narrow streets of a traditional Andalucian village, Dos Hermanas is a four bedroom converted millhouse with garden, private pool, orchard and treehouse, with amenities on your doorstep, attractions all around, and the lure of the coast less than half an hour away by car.
From the street, Dos Hermanas looks like an unassuming three-storey building, but inside the surprises begin. The layout of each floor makes it seem as though the house gets bigger as you get higher and the interiors feel cool, comfortable and authentic. Stepping outside is like stepping into an oasis, whether you want to sunbathe and swim or sit in the shade, read a book, and savour some local wine and cuisine. The fertile Lecrin Valley, with its orange, lemon, almond and olive trees, is irrigated by water from the snows of the Sierra Nevada and it has its own unique climate which means it never gets too hot. Throughout both summer and winter this village house within walled gardens and rural surroundings is the perfect retreat for families and friends.
The village of Melegis is home to around 800 people, and the panaderia, church and Casa de Cultura, not to mention the shops, bars and restaurants, are all within walking distance of the house. It overlooks the Beznar Dam, about 10 minutes away, and is not far from the neighbouring villages of Lecrin, Murchas, Restabal and Conchar. The sea is a 30 minute drive to the south and Granada, 20 minutes north, provides retail therapy and culture (most famously the Alhambra), as well as tapas bars and a water park. Half an hour to the east and you are in the legendary Alpujarras, and Seville, to the west, is also within striking distance. There are lots of hillside rambles in the area for those who like to explore on foot, and there are guidebooks and maps available in the house. There is an 18 hole golf course half-way between Melegis and Granada and a 9 hole course by the shore at Motril.
Malaga is the nearest airport. Bear in mind that if you are flying and hiring a car, small cars are best in Spanish villages where the roads can be narrow.
In the village
20 miles away
In the village
On the ground floor there is a quiet, cool TV room next to a fully-equipped kitchen which leads out onto a patio overlooking the garden and pool. There's also a twin bedroom, and a shower and WC. On the middle floor there are 3 double bedrooms and a bathroom, What was originally a hayloft on the top floor (then only accessible by a ladder) is now a high-ceilinged open-plan living area with its own kitchen and views up the mountain on one side and across the valley on the other. This has a fireplace. There are dishwashers , ovens, gas hobs, microwaves and fridge/freezers in both kitchens. There's also a washing-machine. Swimming towels are provided. The house is well equipped with books (including cookery books), children’s toys and games. Wifi is accessible from both house and garden. The house is generally cool at night but electric fans are available for each bedroom.
Outside you will find lush grass, abundant greenery, lots of shade and a riot of flowers and fruit, not to mention a delightful swimming pool. Through an iron gate is an orchard with a large summer house and a tree house for the children.
In terms of food shopping, you can get most basic items from the shop in the village, just a minute's walk away. Alternatively Durcal, a town 10 minutes’ drive away, offers a good sized supermarket with fresh fish and meat, and there are hypermarkets in Granada. The fresh fish at Carrefour is also worth a trip.
Conditions of Rental
A refundable damage deposit of