Villa - 10 mins to Alhambra, 25 mins to ski resort

Granada, Andalucia, Spain



Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps 14
Per week €790
Type: Villa
Description of the Granada vacation villa rental
Sleeps 14. Only 10 minutes from Alhambra palace 15 minutes from Granada city centre, 25 minutes Sierra Nevada ski resort, 60 minutes from Costa Tropical

Cortijo la Mata is a traditional Andalusian farmhouse constructed in the year 1911 which has been converted into three holiday accomodation units. Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range yet only 10 minutes by car from the Alhambra Palace and the city of Granada the house is located just outside the old moorish village of Monachil in an area of outstanding natural beauty surrounded by olive, almond and cherry trees.

For those who are looking for a complete escape to the Andalusian countryside yet want to take advantage of all that the city of Granada has to offer plus take in the ski slopes of Spain's highest mountain range the location is perfect.

The villa is well equipped and each unit is provided with fresh bedlinen (duvets in winter), hand and bath towels, clean crockery & tableware, a large fridge/freezer, electric or gas cooker, dishwasher, microwave, drying and ironing facilities, small selection of books in several languages, a fully functional chimney and satellite TV (dual satellite system providing channels in all major european languages including free to air channels such as the BBC). We are also happy to announce that as of September 2008 we have Wi-Fi Internet access available throughout the property. During those colder winter months the property is heated by means of an oil fired central heating system.

For families with babies and toddlers we supply cots and high chairs.

Outside facilities include a well maintained swimming pool, barbecues, fully furnished patios and terraces with spectacular views across the Monachil valley, gardens, and private parking. The property is situated in it's own private mountainside with paths leading up to the surrounding hills and valleys.

All set within an enclosed plot of slightly more than 1,500 square metres.

Please note that the swimming pool is only open during the summer months of June through until end of September.

Sierra Nevada ski station is only 25 minutes away with the added advantage that there is a separate road from the village to the resort hence avoiding much of the Granada city traffic.

From mountain biking, rock climbing and handgliding to flamenco lessons, goats cheese demos and cookery courses we can organize almost anything!Apart from the beautiful Monachil area itself the main attraction is without doubt Granada - the city of the Alhambra, Albayzin and the gypsy caves of Sacromonte - all within 15 minutes easy drive.

Scott Macdonald

Area Information
Apart from the obvious atractions of the city of Granada, Monachil and the Sierra Nevada ski station there are many other activities a bit further afield.

Granada is well know in Spain for the possibility of skiing in the morning and sunbathing in the afternoon. Beach resorts such as Salobreña and Almuñecar can be reached in 45 minutes by car from the village.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
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Jan 01 2015 Dec 31 2016 - - €790 - 1 Week
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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Just a quick e-mail to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Spain. It was so relaxing and 5 days in the sun was a real treat. Thank you to both of you for the warm welcome.

Sally Brown, UK, September 2008


Just a quick note to say thanks for a lovely stay. We may consider coming back before the ski season finishes but it does depend on the snow fall so we will keep you in mind for then.
Thanks again and possible see you again soon

Preece family, UK, March 2008


Once we found the place, we had a relaxing time. The pool was very nice and refreshing. The weather was excellent; the house is lovely, very nice touches. Enjoyed nature very much, it is very beautiful here. Thank you!

Arthur and Christiane Wirse, Potomac, MD, USA, October 2007

Just a short note to say we all had a wonderful time staying in your beautiful farmhouse. Everything about it was just perfect and we will certainly return and recommend it to our family and friends.
Thank you!

Conroy family, UK, August 2007

We really had a great time here. The food is excellent and the people are nice. The surroundings are breathtaking. Thank you Scott and Sari for your hospitality.

Frank and Beatrice Gourgon , France. August 2007


Well, the third time certainly was lucky for us! We really enjoyed it and did a lot of exploring. The house was brilliant (as always) and the cats are so cute! Thank you for an amazing holiday, glad we came back!

The Mellors , Cumbria, July 2007

A lovely quiet spot, so close to the beautiful city of Granada. Enjoyed every moment and fell in love with Spain, its people and of course the cats! Many thanks!

Hooper family , UK, April 2007

What a peaceful place. We had a great time. Thanks for everything and we hope to see you again next time.

The White family , RAF Brampton, Cambs, England, February 2007


Fantastic weather, comfy house and friendly hosts. Lovely to have the pool and what a view! Good place to relax. Thanks a lot.

Angela and Andy Reid , Wallasey, Merseyside, January 2007

Thank you very much for a great sky and your lovely house. Everybody has thoroughly enjoyed themselves, just a pity it couldn't be longer.

Paul Foxwell , August 2006


Only here for 5 days but had a fantastic family holiday before heading to Gibraltar for a wedding. The house is absolutely fantastic (and the pool ! ). Weather couldn't have been better and we leave here this morning with many happy memories. Thank you. all we wish we could have had a few more days off.

Stella and Charlotte Jones , August 2006


House is good, pool a big hit. Granada at night is excellent !

Keith and Caroline , August 2006


Amazing house, beautiful views, great swimming pool, probably one of the most relaxing holidays. As someone has already written "You have a little piece of paradise here". Thank you for a brilliant time. Hopefully see you again. Keep feeding the cats :-)

Ali and Patel families, August 2006


Very very nice place where we had a good time. Went to Alhambra and centre of Granada . Very good. Here we can have rest, sun, sea and mountain ! Simply, we have loved. Thank you.

Cathy, Yves Fradel, Albert Francoise Demas , July 2006


you have a little piece of paradise here. The villa and location exceeded our expectations. We will certainly tell our friends to come. Thanks for your excellent hospitality.

Randy, James, Adam Boehm and Jane Welton , July 2006


Great house and views. Had a lovely family holiday. Close to shopping centre and beach!

Judith Scott and Kevin Williams , June 2006


Loved being here. Thank you ! Hopefully see you next year, if the festival will have us back !

Mark Bouman and Bruno Poet, Festival of Dance and Music, Granada 2006


Thanks very much for everything during our stay at your cottage. We had an absolutely fantastic time, only down side was that it was only for 5 days! The cottage is beautiful, and the location is wonderful (even if my sister continued to be freaked about the drive up from the village!). We kept ourselves so well occupied that I didn't get to do the full walk near to the village. I hope that a few guys will come back at some time in the future, 'cos I'd return tomorrow if I could! Once again, speaking for myself and all my friends, thanks very much, I certainly won't forget my 40th!

John Welsh, November 2005


We had a great time staying in the cottage and exploring the local area - especially walking to Los Cohorres. Your suggestions on where to eat etc were also very helpful. We'll definitely be recommending Cortijo La Mata to our friends and family as a great place to stay both for visiting Granada and the Sierra Navada.

Helen and Nicola Gadsden, October 2005


We enjoyed it very much, but after one week we got used again to the Dutch rainy weather. We liked it very much to stay in your house, we also liked exchanging idea's with you. Yesterday night we picked up Lia , Theo, Tamar and Alexander, they had a problemless trip back home. All the best and hope to meet you one day again, perhaps in Andalusie .

Sliepenbeek and van Steijn families, May 2005


Thanks for this and really looking forward to next year - we had a great time the house was perfect for us and will happily recommend to friends and colleagues. It was nice to have a trip down to the sunshine in Almunecar before returning back to the UK & snow!
Best wishes and see you in 2006

Janice Greenhill and family, February 2005 & 2006


Thanks again for all your help while in Granada. I doubt I'll ever forget the Spanish lessons; you never know when the ability to say - la nina no puede comer los huevos - will come in handy again! La Mata is beautiful, and Jen and I look forward to coming again.

Tony Brown


Thanks for a geat holiday. Never relaxed so much before. We all had plenty to do and the kids enjoyed the mountain. Ski resort very close and skiing was excellent. Enjoyed Bar Barberia as we had never drank in a cave before. Found Shaun & Chilla very helpful. Looking forward to our next visit to Monachil.

Family Musa

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