Description of the house
Cortijo Melonar is set in the beautiful natural landscape of the Alpujarras. This renovated and detached farmhouse is not far from the village of Pitres and set in an ancient terraced landscape. From all around the farmhouse you’ll have a fantastic view of the valley and the mountains. Cortijo Melonar is on a terraced plot of almost 7000 m2. For those looking for a tranquil environment, Cortijo Melonar would be ideal. You can set off for walks straight from the house. The British owners Robert and William have rebuilt the former ruins and converted it into 2 very special holiday homes: Vista and Patio. Each accommodation has its own terrace with both shade and sunshine. The expansive grounds offer delightful spots to spend at your leisure in hammock or lounger. Cortijo Melonar combines modern comforts with traditional Andalusian features such as a flat roof, ceilings with beams, exquisite floor tiles. Owners do what they can towards 'sustainability' for example, hot water from solar panels (supported by gas, so no problems with it running out) and eco-under floor heating system. Also, home grown vegetables available and eggs from own chickens. Each accommodation has a beautiful bathroom, contemporary kitchen, floor heating and wood stove. In this accommodation you’d even be comfortable in winter. William and Robert can give you all the information on the area. They are outstanding friendly hosts who’ll respect your privacy. Should you be looking for some action in this holiday paradise, you’re welcome to assist in the vegetable garden or in other areas of the premises. Vista has a spacious and covered terrace with terrific views; an alluring place to serve your meals outdoors. This part of the cortijo is at the front of Cortijo Opazo.
Surroundings of Cortijo Opazo
The GR 7, a long-distance hiking trail is near to the estate. The path takes you to Pitres in approximately 20 minutes. The route in the other direction takes you to the valley. This scenic route leads through a picturesque landscape and past characteristic villages of the Alpujarras. A 5 minute drive takes you to Pitres with its shops, bars and restaurants.
Everything is on one level: the sitting area near the wood stove, a well-equipped open kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin, one bedroom with a double bed.
• The patio of the adjacent apartment Patio gives access to a guesthouse consisting of one bedroom with 2 single beds and a bathroom. This accommodation is only available to guests of El Lujar. (Prices are mentioned in the particulars of Patio)
• Vista and Patio can be rented together. With the extra guest room the two rental homes can accommodate a total of max. 6 people.
• Local walking guides and maps supplied free of charge.
• Delicious meals can be ordered and served on your terrace, to celebrate a special occasion or simply to enjoy.
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