Alistair and I really enjoyed our stay at Casa Rural Fuente la Teja. Ana and Paco are such warm hearted and delightful people. Their home is clean and comfortable, with a nice sized pool and amazing views of the Sierra Nevada. They were perfectly at ease having a couple of English gays staying!
We thought this was a B&B, but it turned out breakfast was not included. It was 6 Euros for 2 people, which we felt was reasonable. It was very nice, a mixture of bread, pates, jams, biscuits, tomato, and a hot drink. The lunch and dinner menu was broad, and the food we had was good value. Ana is an accomplished cook, particularly with how she cooks meat. The lamb cutlets and her croquettes of the house are AMAZING. I would happily have just sat and watched her move around her kitchen!
Ana and Paco made a real effort to ensure we were happy, particularly considering we don't speak much Spanish. If you are like us, then take a good phrase book and a Spanish/English dictionary, as this will help a lot.
As well as spending a couple of days just lazing in front of the pool and reading, we were able to get down to Granada a couple of times.
We got up early and went to the Alhambra (try and book in advance, and you won't have to get up at 5am to start queuing!). It is amazing, to walk around it and soak up the architecture, gardens, and views of the city. It is not hugely publicised, but there is a good Flamenco company that performs in the evening in the Alhambra. This is not the touristy one that the local gypsies do, but a proper company that the local Spaniards see. On Mondays it is 2-4-1, and is about 30 Euros. Well worth the late night. It didn't start until 10pm, and Ana was really good at making sure we got home safely well after 12:30 am!
Parking is about 25 Euros for the whole day.
There is also the Mirador at the Plaza St Nicolas, which is worth the walk. It gives great views of the Alhambra and the city, and it is nice to walk down through the Albacin district (which is the old part of the city - great for buying touristy knick-knacks!)
There is a local Hamman in Granada, which we absolutely loved. Ana will give you a leaflet about it. It is quite expensive, at 40 Euros per person, but that included 1 hour 1/2 in the baths and a scrub down massage. It is a beautiful spa experience!
You will need a car to get to Fuente la Teja, and probably a SatNav if you intend to drive into Granada. There are a lot of one-way streets, and the sign-posting tends to disappear the closer to your destination you get. We went around in circles for a bit!
Also, here is some advice about the drive to Fuente la Teja.
The drive to the Casa is rather alarming in places, but persevere! It is definitely worth it.
Once you arrrive at the Guejar Sierra village, turn left BEFORE the bridge (at the sign for Los Lomas Campsite). There is a little speed bump here. You will need to drive on a twisty road for quite a while up the mountain and around. You will see on the right a big dam, and a lake behind it. You are on the correct road, so keep going!
Go past the campsite, and then turn left up to the village. That bit of the drive is about 15km I think. Don't do what we did, and turn around and head back down the mountain thinking we had taken a wrong turning!
Keep going on this road until you read the village. Drive through the village, again heading up. The road will turn into a dirt track, and is very, very steep in places with some rather sheer drops. Not for the inexperienced driver!
Again, keep going up, and then down and around the mountain, past the sign for Argumosa, until you see the sign for Casa Rural Fuente la Teja.
Make sure you print off these instructions and take them with you!!
One more thing: There is no air conditioning at Casa Rural, which we were in initially worried about. However, if you keep the windows and shutters closed during the day it will keep the heat out. You can then open them wide at night. There are no bugs at night, as it is too high up. This kept the room lovely and cool for sleeping in!
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