We wanted a relaxing short break from the UK and La Casa Francesa was perfect. The village of Valor is pretty and tranquil with a fair number of bars and restaurants and a couple of small supermarkets but if you need to do a more substantial shop the local town of Ujigar is just a short drive away. The property is a house and on the ground floor there is a main bedroom and a shower room and then upstairs on the first floor there’s another room which has a sofa bed and can be used as a second bedroom so the house could quite comfortably sleep 4. There’s another living room with TV/DVD player and iPod dock and a compact and well-equipped kitchen - we quite happily managed to produce a 3 course meal for 4 on one of our evenings there. The main course was local fish bought from the fish man who visits the little village at lunchtime daily (other than Sundays and Mondays) – Des and Mary, the owners (and the people responsible for carrying out the restoration of the property), gave us the lowdown about this and provided plenty of other helpful info during our stay. On the second floor the property also has a lovely roof top terrace with plenty of space for eating and sunbathing. We had use of the swimming pool behind the other property belonging to the same owners which is just across the lane plus there is a big municipal pool just a few minutes stroll up the hill with the added highlight of a friendly poolside bar/café where they serve great tapas. Valor is about 1.5 hours from Almeria airport and well located as a base for exploring the whole area. During our week, as well as plenty of r’n’r in Valor, we made trips to the coast and also to Granada, the highlight of which was a visit to the amazing Alhambra palace. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, it was terrific value and give La Casa Francesa 5 stars all round!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Casa Francesa offers accommodation across 3 properties in one of Valor's oldest barrios. All have private terraces and share our new swimming pool; combining original rustic features with modern hydro-showers and Wi-Fi access. Rich in history, in an idyllic setting, Valor offers the ideal base for any outdoor activities. Alternatively, relax and enjoy the sunshine by the pool and sample the free tapas in the many bars and restaurants. ... more less