Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Located in Cuesta Vinas, a small hamlet famous for it's naturally carbonated mineral water,this end Villa with pool and spacious terraces is just a 30 minute walk from the village of Valor.
This extremely well-equipped villa with pool, spacious terraces and fabulous views has been newly refurbished in a rustic style and offers the ideal location for a relaxing holiday for both couples and families. Located in Cuesta Vinas, a stunningly beautiful small hamlet famous for it's naturally carbonated mineral water, it is just a 30 minute walk from the village of Valor..The area offers a myriad of opportunities for walking, cycling and bird watching, ...Read more
About the owner
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Additional Location Information
The Moorish village of Válor is just 5 minutes by car or a 30 minute stroll. It perches on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada gazing out over the valley and the market town of Ugijar. An unspoilt traditional Spanish village popular with Spanish tourists.
With a population of just under 1000, the village has 9 bars all of which serve tapas and a couple of which offer a full menu. There are also 2 small supermarkets, one with its own bakery, which sell all essential shopping items including fresh meat, fruit and veg. The travelling market visits on the 4th and 19th of every month with a few stalls selling clothing, plants, nuts & olives etc. For a wider range of shops and a bustling twice monthly market (5th and 20th), the town of Ugijar is just 10 kilometres away. The open air village pool is open during the months of July and August and there are numerous fiestas throughout the year, the largest of these being Moors and Christians in September when the villagers re-enact the taking of the Alhambra complete with horses and musket fire.
Popular with Spanish tourists but as yet relatively undiscovered by other nationalities, Válor is an extremely friendly pueblo blanco and an ideal place to observe and enjoy the traditional Spanish way of life.
If you feel like venturing a little further, why not try some of the following...
Visit the moorish city of Granada and the most visited tourist attraction in Spain, the Alhambra Palace. With it's inspiring architecture and cool,
relaxing gardens it really is an unmissable day out.
Spend a day on the beach. The beach resorts of the Almerian coast are only an hours drive away, or why not drive a little further to the Cabo de Gata National Park where there are long stretches of golden sand set amonst a striking volcanic back drop. The museum and botanical garden at Rodilquilar give a fascinating insight into the area.
Explore the Sierra Nevada National Park by foot or mountain bike. Valor is situated on the edge of the Natural Park and the a network of muletracks enable you to explore easily. There really is something for everyone, from the high peak of St Juan to the gentle strolls waymarked around the village. A myriad of flowers dot the hillsides spring, making it a truly magical place. The Sierra Nevada is generally used for the Mountain Section of the spanish equivalent of the Tour de France and is a popular destination for cycling clubs. We can arrange bike hire on your behalf and are always willing to provide transport into the Sierra for you to experience a magnificent downhill run back to the village.
Go for a days horse riding. A 45 minute drive will take you to the village of Torvizcon where Emma will take you horse trekking choosing a route suited to your fitness and experience.
Explore the Villages of La Alpujarra, the numerous pretty white pueblo Blancos scattered along the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira offer many shops selling the locally made rugs and pottery, Trevelez, the highest village in Spain, is famous for it's hams, whilst others such as Jubiles, Castaras and Mercina Bombaron remain largely untouched by tourism and are like stepping back in time.
Visit one of the local vineyards. The Alpujarra and Contraviersa boast many award winning vineyards for you to experience. In Ugijar itself is the bodega Domino Buenavista whose Veleta Tempranillo 2006 scooped a gold medal at the international wine contest in Andalucia. Not one that you may be familiar with as the vast majority of their prouction is exported to the USA.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Nearest airport: Almeria
Car is recommended