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La Joya

Official Contact Details - La Joya

Phone: 01929 481229

Beautifully restored, romantic village house in pretty village in the stunning Lecrin Valley close to historic Granada. Fabulous roof terrace views, traditional features, garden.

  • Price from 27 EUR / Day
  • Capacity up to 2 people
  • 1 bedroom & 1 bathroom
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Last updated: 06/24/2009

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La Joya is situated in the traditional white-washed Moorish village of Albunuelas, overlooking the dramatic Rio Santo gorge. In this lovingly restored house you will find traditional beam and rush ceilings, local hand-made tiles and Moorish arches combined with discreet comforts such as limitless hot water and underfloor heating in winter. The house has a roof terrace with breathtaking views of the Rio Santo gorge and the Sierra de Albunuelas, plus free use of our private garden where, if you wish, you can have a BBQ, a paddling pool for children, or alternatively just sit among glossy leaved orange trees and drink in the vistas of the distant mountains.

The historic city of Granada (with its vibrant Moroccan quarter and the attractions of the Alhambra and the Generalife) are a 30 minute drive. The Lecrin Valley is adjacent to the Alpujarras (the highest villages in Spain -made famous by Chris Stewart's book 'Driving Over Lemons'). The spa town of Lanjarron is a short drive and higher Alpujarran villages such as Pampaneira, Capileira and Bubion are accessible within an hour.

The lower barrio of Albu'uelas itself, has a bar/restaurant of some character and the local bread van and fish hawkers visit each morning to sell their wares in the street just below the church. The upper barrio, a short walk away, has several shops, a bank, bars and restaurants and a weekly market on Thursday mornings. There are several nice swimming pool/restaurants in nearby villages. Guided walks are available from local English residents which start from the village and can take in items of historical interest (Moorish, Roman, Iberian) as well as the flora and fauna of the valley. Ideal for relaxation and perfect for walkers or bird watchers. The epic GR7 walk from Algeciras to Istanbul passes the door and one of the GR7 markers can be seen upon the wall. The lush valley just beyond the house is rich with oranges, almonds, grapes, figs, pomegranates, persimmons, and prickly pears. In the spring the air is perfumed with orange and almond blossom. The higher slopes of the gorge abound with olives and the scent of wild herbs. In the evenings one can sit upon the roof terrace and watch the eagles soaring as the sun sets over the gorge. The Moors christened this place the Valley of Joy.

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
27 EUR
Highest Daily Price:
50 EUR
Lowest Weekly Price:
190 EUR
Highest Weekly Price:
350 EUR
Cleaning fee:
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

Albunuelas is situated in the Lecrin Valley about 30 minutes from historic Granada and the famous Alhambra Palace & 35 minutes from the nearest beaches of the Costa Tropical. The Sierra Nevada ski resort can be reached in about 45 minutes.

11 Barrio Bajo,, Albunuelas, 18650, Granada, Spain
Accommodation located in:
alhambra palace, countryside, mountainside, near cultural interest, near diving spot, near fishing area, near golf course, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near ski area, near tennis courts, near water sports, old town, rural, village!

Amenities & services

Roof terrace with views of the Rio Santo gorge.

Double bedroom with comfortable double bed, stunning beam and rush ceiling and balcony.

Living/Dining area with sofabed (which could sleep 2 more -although this property is recommended for couples).

Beautiful new bathroom with excellent shower and plenty of hot water.

Well equipped kitchen area with golden granite surfaces and brand new, high quality appliances, oven, hob, concealed extractor, fridge (with small freezer section). Kettle, coffee maker, juicer etc.
Heated towel rail and underfloor heating in winter.

Underfloor heating and wood-burning stoves in both houses in winter.

Fans provided in summer.

Use of garden and free fruit in season.

Children welcomed.

Location not suitable for the infirm.

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Single beds: 0
  • Double beds: 1
  • Baby cots: 0
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 1


  • No Bath:
  • Yes Hair Drier:
  • Yes Shower:
  • Yes Towels:


  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • No Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • No Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:
  • Yes Ironing Board:
  • Yes Stereo/Radio System:
  • No Library:
  • No Telephone:
  • No DVD Player:
  • No Fax:


  • No Butler Service:
  • No House Chef:
  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:


  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:
  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • No Dish Washer:
  • Yes Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:

Living room

  • Yes Fireplace:
  • Yes Sofa Bed:
  • Yes Table & Chairs:


  • No Private Beach:
  • Yes Barbecue:
  • No Sauna:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • Yes Terrace:
  • No Parking:
  • No Pets Welcome:


  • No Safe:
  • No Sea View:
  • Yes Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • Yes Balcony:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Welcome pack:
Available on request
Extra meal info:
There is a local company which will provide catering and hot meals in the house if required.

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