- Built size m2
- Habitable m2
The Hideaway is a traditional off grid refurbished stone farm house, located 7 km above the popular spa town of Lanjarón. Situated in 20,000m2 of olive, almond,chestnut,walnut and fruit trees. This eco home offers all the facilities of modern living yet is completely 'off grid'. So no other bills apart from house and land tax. With spring water, a sophisticated solar system, breathtaking views and no light pollution, it is great for star gazers, artists, bird watchers, walkers, mountain bikers, horse riders and those who just want to escape and relax in the mountains.
This traditional stone cortijo is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, approx 1,200m above sea level. This area is known as 'La Alpujarra'. The cortijo is built on one level on a very large flat terrace. The front door leads to an entrance hall, off which there are doors leading to the family bathroom, a bedroom with ensuite bathroom and an open plan lounge/diner with traditional fireplace, wood burning stove, tv and triple glazed sliding doors to a large front shaded terrace with outside dining and breathtaking views of the mountains. From the lounge there are two separate doors leading to two further double bedrooms. At the far end of the lounge/diner there are two steps leading up to the fully fitted kitchen, breakfast bar and utility room. There are french doors from the kitchen to another outside terrace which overlooks the pretty gardens and the wild life pool. This terrace is shaded by a bright lime green sail under which there is a table and chairs for outside dining. The fully fitted kitchen with granite work tops offers a cooker with oven, a cooler cabinet with drawers for salad items, cold meats, vegetables etc. The separate utility room which leads from the kitchen, houses the fridge freezer.
The weather - It is very hot in the mountains during July and August but the beauty of a stone built house is the thickness of the walls which keep the inside cool without any need for air conditioning. This eco home has underfloor heating and a wood burning stove so even in the winter it is lovely and warm. During February and March it can sometimes snow.
The Hideaway is just 10 minutes walk away from the local pony trekking stables. For those who like to walk, the mountain trails are endless. There are mule tracks to follow as well as the famous GR7. The local and nearest town of Lanjaron is just a 15 minute car drive down the mountain. Lanjaron is a spa town famous for its healing waters. It is also well known for its cured hams, and local honey. There is a honey museum and a water museum as well as a public spa. Once a year during June, people come from far and wide to join in the week-long San Juan festivities including the well documented water fight which commences at midnight on the 23rd June. Throughout the spring, summer and autumn months there are many artisan shops selling local produce as well as hand crafted items such as woven rugs, cane baskets, locally made chocolate and more. Lanjaron offers a selection of bars and restaurants for sampling local wines and tapas as well as a variety of good food. A 45 minutes drive south from Lanjaron town will take you to the beaches of the Costa Tropical and in the opposite direction inland to the historic city of Granada with its ancient Moorish Alhambra Palace. The Sierra Nevada ski slopes are open during the winter and early months of spring.
A car is a must in the mountains, preferably a 4 x wheel drive. However, there are also buses that run each day from Lanjaron to Granada and to the coast.
Solar panel electricity, oil fired underfloor central heating, acequia rights, Spring water.
Lanjarón is a municipality and town in the Alpujarras area in theprovince of Granada in Andalusia, Spain. Lanjarón has a ruined castle and chalybeate baths. This spa town is most famous, however, for its eponymous bottled water company, the first ever established in Spain, whose products are sold throughout the country.
On the 23rd of June, the town of Lanjaron celebrates its annual fiesta of San Juan, known as the biggest water fight in Spain. On the night of the 23rd, people from far and wide come to celebrate the midnight madness. For one hour, starting at midnight until 1 am, the streets are packed with people and their buckets, water pistols, fire hoses and lorries filled with water. Situated in a prominent position outside of the town. Access via a good track mostly concreted. The property is within easy reach of the A44 motorway. The historic city of Granada can be reached in 30 minutes, the beaches of the Costa Tropical in 35 minutes and Malaga, with its airport, is just 90 minutes away.
Land & Gardens
Almond Trees Fruit Trees Fully Renovated
Mostly Flat Land Olive Grove Vegetable Garden
Panoramic Views Parking Area
Central Heating Fully Fitted Kitchen
Wood Burning Stove(s) Wooden Beams
Magnificent Views Private Entrance South Facing
Tranquil Location Very Private