This weekend, the sun reached its highest point in the sky, we had our longest day and summer officially started in the northern hemisphere. It was also, very happily, the weekend that the ‘state of alarm’ officially ended in Spain. Until further notice, we will now live under the rather awkwardly-named “new normal”, but in Andalucia, this will not be quite the same as in the rest of the country.Continue reading “The end of “estado de alarma” and the welcome start of summer”
Sadly, this year we will not be able to celebrate the festival in honour of the Virgin de Fátima (Our Lady of Fatima), but At Home in Andalusia’s Danielle Gouwens has been up to ermita to take photos of this wonderful place.Continue reading “Barrio El Cerro and Virgin de Fátima”
Easter will have turned out differently for most of us this year: no family gatherings, empty streets, empty beaches, worries about your own health and that of your loved ones, and perhaps financial and economic concerns.
You may be wondering what this will mean for the plans you’ve made in relation to future holidays and, for some of you, for your future emigration to Spain and what this all means for the property market.Continue reading “The likely effects of lockdown on the Spanish property market”
If you’re a keen rambler or just an occasional walker, you may have heard of the GR-7, a famous walking route that extends throughout Europe, passing through some of the most beautiful countryside our continent has to offer. You may not know, however, that part of the GR-7 goes through our own, very lovely Lecrin Valley.Continue reading “Walking the GR-7 trail through the Lecrin Valley”
In The Lecrin Valley we are a week into the lockdown and it feels like a lifetime ago that we could leave the house to socialise, go for a run, cycle or climb a mountain, to meet friends for a stroll or a drink and tapas in the local pub and chat about the important and not so important things in life. Continue reading “Life in Quarantine in the Lecrin Valley”
Pinos del Valle is one of the most popular villages in the Lecrin Valley. Perched up high on the Monte Chinchirina to the south of the Valley, it has spectacular views back down towards Lake Beznar and the rest of the Lecrin Valley villages as well as up towards Granada and to the Sierra Nevada. Continue reading “Pinos del Valle”
NEW on the market – a truly fantastic opportunity to purchase this beautifully restored Andalusian village house with heaps of original and authentic features, combined with all mod cons. Continue reading “NEW: Beautifully restored Andalusian village house in Saleres”
The village of Mondújar is located next to, and flows seamlessly into Talara, both being part of the municipality of Lecrin. This lovely little village is super convenient with very easy access onto the Motorway to take you to Granada or the Coast in less than 25 minutes.
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Perched on a hill above the rio Durcal, Conchar in the municipality of Villamena, sits just to the north east of El Valle and Lecrin on a loop road between the motorway junction at Cozvijar and Albuñuelas. Continue reading “Conchar”
Saleres, in the heart of the Lecrin Valley, is very pretty and naturally charming, located alongside a very lovely river. It’s a beautifully tranquil and close-knit community of 200 inhabitants, with just one tapas bar, but only two minutes by car to its larger neighbour, Restábal and an easy 30 minutes to Granada. Continue reading “Saleres”