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Cortijo la Mata secluded villa 5km from Granada,wifi and swimming pool

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Overview
6 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum 
Farmhouse
If you are visiting Granada and looking for a place to stay Cortijo la Mata is perfect for couples, families, or groups of friends as it offers a really tranquil environment while at the same time offering its visitors all that the city has on offer. Cortijo la Mata, owned by Johnny and Angie and superbly managed by the ever-friendly and helpful Laura, is a traditional Andalusian farmhouse built in the year 1911 converted into a holiday villa with all mod cons. Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range yet only 15 minutes by car from the Alhambra Palace and the city of Granada the house is located just outside the old 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 esca...If you are visiting Granada and looking for a place to stay Cortijo la Mata is perfect for couples, families, or groups of friends as it offers a really tranquil environment while at the same time offering its visitors all that the city has on offer. Cortijo la Mata, owned by Johnny and Angie and superbly managed by the ever-friendly and helpful Laura, is a traditional Andalusian farmhouse built in the year 1911 converted into a holiday villa with all mod cons. Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range yet only 15 minutes by car from the Alhambra Palace and the city of Granada the house is located just outside the old 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. Sierra Nevada ski station is only 30 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. Total land area of 1,500m2 which includes the villa (275m2 distributed over three floors), a 30m2 pool, beautiful mature gardens of over 100m2, several patios and terraces totalling around 300m2, parking area of 100m2 (for 4 cars) and private mountainside of 800m2. The perfect setting for celebrations, family reunions, workshops and seminars. From mountain biking, rock climbing and Spanish courses to flamenco lessons and cookery courses we can organize almost anything! Cortijo la Mata is registered with the Andalusian Tourist Board VTAR/GR/00194. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: VTAR/GR/00194
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
4 Super Kings1 Sofa5 Singles
Bathrooms
4 Showers

Meet the host
Laura C
Hosting since April 2012
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Colin B
Colin B
2 contributions
Family weekend in Monacil
Had a fantastic time at Cortijo la Mata meeting family & friends. Laura does an amazing job and will look after you very well. We had 10 people stay very comfortably and really enjoyed the villa and Monachil. Great setting for having a BBQ by the pool. Would definitely stay again.
Visited April 2017
Written 29 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Thomas W
Thomas W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom3 contributions
Perfect property for large groups or Families and I magnificent location
The property was perfect for our large group, 4 families with children. Each of us had our own space with 2 large living rooms and plenty of outside space. The property was clean and tidy and great for our needs. The villa is in a great location with stunning walks and views right from the front gate. Close to granada and the sierra nevada national park there is plenty to explore in the area. The local village was very friendly with lots of places to eat and drink.
Visited August 2016
Written 5 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Road367207
Road367207
Thank you very much for the excellent review, it is always very reassuring to know my guests have enjoyed their stay. I note however that the internet didn't work particularly well for you. I am glad you brought that to my attention because I was unaware there was a problem. We will investigate and upgrade the router as necessary.
Written 25 September 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tippi W
Tippi W
Tel Aviv, Israel1 contribution
Wonderful location for Granada, Sierra Nevada and Salobrena Beach
We stayed at Cortijo La Mata for 6 days in April 2016. Six women for a celebration of our 50th Birthdays. Laura the housekeeper was friendly and helpful. The house is exactly as is shown in the website - spacious and very Spanish. We had a few problems with the wifi upon arrival which was solved immediately by contacting Scott. Very late one night the electric for half the house suddenly went out (this is a common problem in old houses in remote parts of Spain). I sent a message to Laura and she immediately replied she would get an electrician first thing in the morning, which she did. It did mean however a lack of hot water the following morning. In leu of this Laura/Scott very kindly waved the whole electricity charge for our entire stay, which we felt was a very resonable compensation. We had a fantastic time. Visiting Granada , Alhambra (10 mins by car), the Sierra Nevada ski resort (30 mins) and Salobrena beach (1 hour). The area around the house was rustic and beautiful, and the village of Monochil is close enough to walk and has a good selection of restaurants and some small shops. All the bedrooms were lovely, warm and airy. The 3rd bathroom for the penthouse area is outside on the balcony, which means it is not for anyone who needs to get up a few times in the night :) It would however be ideal for families with tweens and teens, who could have their own territory up there (as teens like to do), complete with kitchen and living room. Highly recommened.
Visited April 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 4 May 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Road367207
Road367207
Thank you for your detailed and honest feedback, I am sorry about the problems you had but happy to know Laura dealt with it accordingly and it didn't spoil your time at the villa. The combination of retaining the old world charm whilst giving guests the modern conveniences they ask for can be a challenging balance at times!
Written 8 May 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ALEJANDRO LOPEZ P
ALEJANDRO LOPEZ P
4 contributions
PERFECTO
Es una casa para compartirla con amigos y niños. naturaleza ,tranquilidad y muy cerca de Monachil. un esfuerzo de la propiedad para disponer de las máximas comodidades. Realmente una casa con encanto familiar.
Visited October 2015 Travelled with family
Written 14 October 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Road367207
Road367207
Much�simas gracias por vuestras palabras, me alegro mucho que nuestra casa encajaba tanto con las expectativas de vuestra familia y amigos. Comentarios como los vuestros adem�s nos motivan a seguir mejorando. Gracias de nuevo y �hasta otra!
Written 16 October 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David H
David H
1 contribution
Quirky, atmospheric, enjoyable, switched off, great variety of activities
We had a very enjoyable stay at villa ‘Cortijo La Mata’, the owner (Scott) was always contactable to answer any queries in advance of our stay and the local caretaker (Laura) was very helpful throughout our visit. Despite the heat (45 degrees one evening due to a heat wave) we did a number of walks through the Sierra Nevada mountains outside Monachil, went up on the cable cars at the Sierra Navada ski resort which was only a 50 minute drive away, had Bar-B-Ques in some evenings, and visited Granada on a number of evenings (20 minute drive into the city centre). We particularly liked the fact that the temperature cooled down at night making it possible to sleep more comfortably. We believe that this was due to the cooler mountain air at approx. 1,000 meters. The layout of the villa also suited our party as each of the three individual families had their own space, yet we also enjoyed the benefits of being under one roof. If you are seeking a modern sterile environment, then this is not the venue for you. The age group of our party, 11 in total, ranged from 2 yrs. (youngest grandchild) to 75 yrs. (Grandparent). Overall we were very happy with our experience in Monachil and would give serious consideration to returning again.
Visited July 2015 Travelled with family
Written 6 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Road367207
Road367207
Thank you David for your honest and detailed feedback, it was a pleasure to have you and your family stay at our villa and we be would be delighted to have you back should you ever find yourselves in Granada again.
Written 7 August 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kathlyn
Kathlyn
Green Cove Springs, FL
Family comfort near Granada
Outside Granada just a short drive from Alhambra; very comfortable for families; toys & high chair; safety fence around pool; good location for day trips around Andalusia
Visited July 2015 Travelled with family
Written 29 July 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Road367207
Road367207
Thank you for your kind review, it helps us a great deal to maintain what our guests are looking for and to highlight potential problems. My apologies about the confusion around the air conditioning, I hope it didn't lead to disappointment or discomfort as 2015 has been a particularly hot year. For future travellers I have just updated the holiday lettings website emphasizing that the installation only extends to the top floor bedroom suite.
Written 30 July 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mcgux
Mcgux
2 contributions
Family honeymoon
This place was excellent, 2 weeks in the sunshine! Clean, comfortable, and secluded! Great for a peaceful family vacation ;) Laura is there to help with anything needed! Granada 5 km away! Great views and outside eating areas! Many thanks
Visited July 2015
Written 10 July 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Road367207
Road367207
Many thanks Mark and Hills, it was a pleasure to have you.
Written 10 July 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Syzafar -:- Durham NC
Perfectly secluded
We truly enjoyed our stay. Scott was incredibly responsive with any questions/request both before and during our stay. We had two delicious meals made by Laura - highly recommend. The villa is located above Monachil with wonderful views, especially from the upstairs patio. A 10min walk into town gives you access to a small grocery store, pharmacy, and restaurants. A 5 min drive gets you to even more in new Monachil. Granada and al Hambra are only 15min away. The house is quirky in its design, but that adds to its charm. Loved our stay!
Visited April 2014
Written 11 May 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

The Forbes Family -:- Inverness
Fabulous Villa In an amazing Location
Our extended family (12 of us) enjoyed a fabulous week in this excellent villa. Despite the size of our group there was abundant space for all of us. The building has been modernised to a high standard by the owner, Mr Scott MacDonald. And, as well as the wonderful villa and superb location, we had a private swimming pool all to ourselves (a real hit with the family). There is a feeling of being in the real Spain - with a peaceful, restful atmosphere well away from the predictable holiday resorts but close enough to enjoy Granada, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and a day out to the beach. Scott has thought of everything to ensure that you get maximum enjoyment from your holiday at the excellent Cortijo La Mata.
Visited June 2012
Written 30 June 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Judy and family -:- Leeds
A lovely house in a beautiful setting
The setting of Cortijo La Mata is beautiful and yet it is near to lots of interesting places and plentiful activities.It is a lovely place in which to just relax, sitting in the sun and eating outside or to use as a base. The service we received was excellent and Scott was always helpful and responded to any requests we made. Even though there were only four of us Scott opened up two sections of the house so we could choose where we wanted to be. We made full use of both areas. Although it is necessary to have a car we did walk into the village and take the bus into Granada (only half an hour and very cheap). This was very easy and saved the stress of trying to park. We wished we had booked for longer.
Visited March 2012
Written 2 June 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • Television
Location info
  • City getaway
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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About the neighbourhood
Monachil is truly a Spanish village. Just 10 minutes from the Alhambra Palace (the most visited monument in Spain), 20 minutes from Granada city centre, 30 minutes from Sierra Nevada ski resort and 30 minutes from Granada's Federico Garcia Lorca airport. The villa is ideally located within a couple's of minute walk of the local shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, large play parks, banks, a post office, pharmacy, DIY shop, tobacco shop, bike rental and bus stop. There is an hourly bus service connecting Granada city center with Monachil taking only 25 minutes. Granada's top climbing area - Los Cahorros gorge - is only a 20 minute stroll away.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Any carrier to Malaga airport and care hire from there to Granada and then Monachil
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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