Luxury Accommodation – Andalucia – short breaks and holidays in rural Spain
Five minutes from the traditionally white-walled spanish town of Alhama de Granada in rural Andalucia, Spain, El Amparo (The Shelter) is aptly named for its enviable position high on a bluff with views over the Sierra Tejeda National Park.
Surrounded by olive groves and wheat fields and set in a peaceful location, the recently re-built cortijo (farmhouse) is the ideal location for relaxing and enjoying the luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation.
Jeff and Sally Webb designed the property themselves, with the intention of providing a luxurious, quiet and friendly retreat. They offer a warm welcome and personal touches throughout your stay. They’ll also help you to make the most of your visit to this beautiful corner of Spain. If you want to walk or cycle, they’ll provide maps, complimentary bikes, guidance and packed lunches. They’ll help you organise your outings to explore the cultural delights of the area and if you want to just relax by the pool, they’ll be on hand with a cooling drink! If you or your friends or family want to take over El Amparo’s guest accommodation for a special celebration, they’ll be there to look after you and your party and ensure that everything runs smoothly.
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Accommodation & Facilities
Originally part of the working arable farm that surrounds the property, Cortijo Lorenzo, was recently rebuilt on its original site and transformed into a welcoming retreat. By recycling much of the original building material, El Amparo has retained much of its charm, with a wealth of exposed timbers and vaulted ceilings.
An open log fire adds the finishing touches to a traditional Andalucian lounge/dining room. During the winter period, all rooms benefit from under-floor heating with air conditioning for the summer.
Breakfast and other meals are served in the dining room, whilst during the warmer months, the courtyard, sun terrace and pool side, offer alternative choices for entertaining.
There is an area for reading, relaxing or watching a movie plus a vast library of both fictional and informative books. Details of carefully researched walking and cycling routes are also available for El Amparo guests.
WiFi is also available in the guest’s lounge!
Within the grounds is a 15 metre swimming pool, as well as a jacuzzi kept at a constant 35°C. A garden, sun terrace, patio and numerous other areas for relaxation surround the house. There is also a petanque court for those with a competitive edge, whilst complimentary mountain bikes are available for the more energetic.
El Amparo is ideally placed for easy access to the motorway network. Granada International Airport and the Alhambra are 30 minutes away by car, Malaga Airport an hour, and Seville and Cordoba less than 2 hours away. The coastal resorts of the Costa del Sol and Costa Tropical are easily accessible by car, whilst the Alpujarras and the Sierra Nevada ski resort are about an hour.
BA fly direct from London-Granada. Information on our facebook page.
For guests wishing to sample local cuisine there are a wealth of restaurants in the area.