150 m² superf. vivienda
20 m² superf. terraza
The beautiful Costa Tropical is definitely Spain's best kept secret, and best of all is the unspoilt, pretty village of La Herradura. The sweeping horseshoe bay ('herradura' is spanish for 'horseshoe') with it´s 2km long beach and excellent restaurants makes for a superb holiday destination. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break or an activity filled adventure this is the perfect location.
The property itself is on an exclusive, lushly landscaped, hill top development and boasts stunning views across the bay towards the hills which give the area its exceptional climate. The house is in a quiet area with no passing or through traffic making it perfect for children.
The large, private terrace, with sunbeds, table and chairs and a retractable sun canopy, provides a fantastic vantage point for alfresco dining, whether a late breakfast or an evening BBQ (gas barbecue provided). Watch the parasailers gliding across the valley from their launching site on the distant hillside opposite, as you enjoy a drink.
The beautiful pool sits in tropical gardens and has panoramic sea views.
To take full advantage of the views the living area, kitchen, toilet and terrace is on the 2nd floor. The spacious lounge/diner with its two sofas, dining table and chairs, provides a comfortable space to relax, read, watch DVDs or TV (English language Sky Freeview).
The modern kitchen is fully equipped, including that essential piece of equipment – a dishwasher.
On the 1st floor the tastefully furnished bedrooms are spacious, light and airy.
The master bedroom has a king size bed and fully equipped ensuite - including full size bath, shower, bidet, loo.
The second bedroom has a double bed and with the third bedroom you have the choice of a single bed or twin beds.
On the ground floor is the fourth bedroom/sitting room with twin beds. This is perfect for teenagers and older children.
The separate family bathroom a with full size bath, shower, loo and wash basin.
Enjoy water sports with ´Windsurf La Herradura´ who offer tuition or hire for sailing, windsurfing, canoes etc. The climate is ideal for sightseeing and touring.
For walkers and mountain bikers there are tracks which will take you high up into the beautiful landscape. Bikes can be hired locally, with or without guides – please ask us for details.
25 mins away is a British/Scandinavian owned Activity Centre offering Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Hiking, Triathlon, and Personal Fitness Training. Whether an individually tailored, leisurely guided tour or a full-on extreme expedition. From beginner to expert, you'll certainly enjoy the landscape.
Horse riding in the hills is easily arranged and for the younger enthusiasts there is Pony Club in Nerja (15 mins drive). Pena Escrita wildlife park is a 50 minute drive in to the mountains. For golfers the Moriscos Club, the course weaving its way alongside the coast, is 30 minutes away.
As for beaches the choice is huge – from quiet, hidden coves to popular bays with bars, restaurants and water sports activities, the full spectrum is available, including a lovely one for naturists in the Natural Park, with two excellent restaurants.
The pretty, moorish village of Otívar hugs the mountainside and boasts several excellent restaurants, all with captivating views over the tropical fruit orchards of the green valley towards the mountains. A 35 minute drive out of town takes you to the waterfalls of Otívar where you can swim in the cool mountain streams and pools, and picnic on the shady banks. For the more adventurous, guided river walks and canyoning can be arranged, please ask us for details.
The exclusive Marina del Este is the place to go to admire the luxury yachts. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on the quayside in one of several restaurants and watch the comings and goings. Day trips and longer charters can be arranged.
Granada is 1 hour by car for a visit to the Alhambra Palace, a must-see World Heritage Site. For the literary minded the world renowned poet Lorca’s childhood home, now a museum, is open to visitors throughout the year. Modern air-conditioned coaches ply the route regularly; the scenery en route is worth the ticket alone, including the awesome dam at Rules which the new motorway crosses.
Historians will have much to discover about the area’s Moorish influences, as well as reminders of Spain’s more recent turbulent past. Let us know if you want more info.
Nerja with its spectacular caves is a 15 minute drive down the motorway, or take the old road which hugs the coast – a great drive with even better views.
The Alpujarras in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range are well worth a day out – the mountain scenery and vegetation being very different to the coast. Made famous by the ex Genesis drummer Chris Stewart in his best seller “Driving Over Lemons”, it’s the land that time forgot with timeless mountain villages clinging to the high slopes of the Sierra. From autumn to early summer you can be above the snowline in under 2 hours.
From December to April there is great skiing, snowboarding, sledging in the Sierra Nevada for all levels of experience plus an excellent children's activity area. It is only an 80/90 minute easy drive door to door. The skiing village has a large selection of hire shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Many guests go just to relax with a coffee and enjoy the stunning views. It must be one of the few places in Europe where you can sit on the beach one day and go skiing the next!