A recently restored village house in a quiet square in Melegis, a village which has some beautiful houses set amongst citrus groves and within walking distance of two bar restaurants.
The house is just next door to Casa Larguita It has been converted to a very high specification and furnished with flair.
The house has a distinctly Moroccan atmosphere in its use of rich colours and beautiful blue, green ochre and terracotta tiles throughout. A cool, tiled hall leads into the heart of the house, a long living space on two levels with comfortable chairs and a beautifully fitted kitchen leading from it.
A sunny, private internal courtyard provides a sheltered sitting and eating area with doors to both kitchen and living room and a small balcony above.
For more formal meals, a separate dining room contains a superb chestnut table made specifically for the house and elaborate wrought iron chairs. At the rear of the house is a spacious sitting room with open fire and comfortable sofas. From here, double doors lead to a cool, shaded loggia and the garden. Stairs from the living area lead to a spacious sunny landing with a double bedroom and en-suite shower room leading from it. This bedroom with its local iron framed bed, has a lofty beamed ceiling and a unique walk-in wardrobe and dressing area.
The furniture is well chosen, hand made cupboards stained in a rich blue continue the blue and green theme. There is a smaller single room which contains an original fireplace. Each has hanging and storage space and there is a shared bathroom finished with hand painted rich blue and green tiles.
The landing leads into a dressing room which has fitted shelves and wardrobe and also a unique set bed built into the wall. (This would be suitable for children.) From the dressing room, there is an entrance to the principal bedroom with large double bed, antique furniture and views over the garden. There is a superbly tiled en-suite shower room.
At first floor level there is a small terrace overlooking the garden. Stairs from the landing lead to a large roof terrace on two levels which has superb views over the Lecrin valley and across to the Sierra Nevada.
The feature which makes this house special is undoubtedly its garden. Several double doors from the living area open on to an extensive tree shaded terrace which incorporates built in barbecue and large kidney shaped swimming pool.
Beyond is a large citrus grove which wraps around the back of the property and that of its neighbours. Visitors will delight in picking oranges, lemons, figs and pears at different times of the year and relaxing beneath the shade of the trees.