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Cuevas La Granja

Spain / Benalua, Andalucia
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Full description
An exquisite collection of restored cave houses to suit every taste, set on an historic farm site in the rural heart of Granada.

Surrounded by the majestic peaks of Sierra Nevada, mesmerising red clay hills, desert landscapes and lush forest, Cuevas La Granja is a Spanish escape with a canvas worthy of a timeless oil painting.

A complex of 18 stunningly restored, self-contained cave houses on a 19th century farm site, you'll find each one true to its ancient character, with original paving, curved high ceilings, and well-chosen, rustic furnishings. Yet with the addition of WiFi and a flat screen TV, you can still enjoy those contemporary luxuries.

Choose from cave houses to suit couples, friends and families, from studio and one-bedroom caves with traditional chimneys, to full suites that feature a sumptuous hydro-massage bath tub.  Larger families can choose to stay in a superior cave house - one that includes two bedrooms, and two bathrooms - while one cave is dedicated to guests with reduced mobility.

All but one cave comes complete with a full kitchen, and you'll also enjoy your own barbecue-equipped outdoor area, so you can cast your gaze across that contrasting, awe-inspiring landscape for as long as you like.

(Cuevas La Granja is certified as ‘Starlight Rural Accommodation', meaning you'll want to stay outside after supper and watch day turn into dark, twinkle-studded night).

As if all that wasn't enough, you'll find there's plenty for everybody to see and do on the complex. The little ones are well taken care of, with an outdoor play area and Ludoteca, a dedicated children's cave that's filled with fun and entertainment. 

Start by taking an invigorating forest walk, as you discover plenty of spots that are ideal for picnicking. There's also a lookout for romantic sunset-watchers, and a relaxation area that's perfect for a sunrise yoga session.

If all that sounds like far too much effort, you could always take your places by the pool instead, with its large sun-trap terrace furnished with cosy sunbeds and shades (just add a cocktail and a good book!)  There's even a dedicated bathing area for the little ones.

Chat the afternoon away with the one you love, perhaps interspersing your conversation with a few lazy laps in the sparkling water. When you're ready, simply head back to your cave house to freshen up, before tapas and wine in the on-site restaurant.

The life of a cave-dweller has never felt so luxurious!

Things to note

Check in between 12 - 7pm, check out by 12pm. The pool is open from March to November. Pets not permitted.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Benalua, Andalucia
Cost (from): £52 per night (studio)
Sleeps: 2-6
Bedrooms: 6 units
Bathrooms: Varies
Minimum stay: 3 nights (high season)
Property ref: 1238

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18-cave complex, sleeping 1-4 guests in self-contained accommodation.

2 x studio caves (1-2 guests): 1.50m double bed, chimney, heating, WiFi router, equipped kitchen (note that one studio does not have a kitchen), flat screen TV, hydro-massage shower, furnished outdoor area with barbecue.

4 x one-bedroom caves (2 guests): twin beds or double, chimney, heating, WiFi router, equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, shower, furnished outdoor area with barbecue, free parking.

5 x two-bedroom caves (4 guests): 2 double beds or double and twin beds, chimney, heating, WiFi router, equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, shower, furnished outdoor area with barbecue, free parking.  One room is designed for guests with reduced mobility.(One with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, equipped the same as the others).

2 x cave suites (2 guests): large double bed, separate living area, chimney, heating, WiFi router, equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, hydro-massage bathtub, furnished outdoor area with barbecue, free parking. One suite has hydro

5 x superior two-bedroom caves (4 guests): double and twin beds, two bathrooms, chimney, heating, WiFi router, equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, , furnished outdoor area with barbecue, free parking.

All the caves (except studios) have separated living areas.

Capacity can be extended with extra beds (20€/night each bed): 1bedroom caves fit 1 extra bed, 2 bedroom caves fit 2 extra beds, 3 bedroom caves fit 3 extra beds

On site: restaurant, outdoor pool, children's cave and play area, forest walks with lookout and relaxation areas.

Local Activities

Forest walks, cycling, swimming, stargazing, picnics, photography, yoga, meditation, local culture, wildlife-watching, creative pursuits, horse riding, cave museum.

At a glance

At a glance

  • A complex of 18 self-contained cave houses, set on a 19th century farm site in Benalúa, in the heart of Granada, Spain.
  • Airport transfers can be arranged on request.
  • Accommodation is suitable for couples, families and groups of friends. Choose from:
    • Studio caves for single travellers or couples
    • One-bedroom caves for couples
    • Two-bedroom caves for families or groups
    • Superior two-bedroom caves, with an extra bathroom
    • Cave suites, one with a hydro-massage bath or one with bath cabin
  • Each cave is equipped with a full kitchen (aside from one studio, including toaster, microwave, fridge, iron, hairdryer) and a barbecue-equipped outdoor area. One two-bedroom cave is designed for guests with reduced mobility.
  • The complex is very child-friendly, with a dedicated children's cave and an outdoor play area. There is an on-site pool and restaurant, and a forest area with relaxation and lookout spots.

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