4 bedrooms for 8 people. 2 bathrooms. Discounts for 1-4 people
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
- Only dispose of toilet paper in the loos to protect sewage pump.
- Pool is not fenced. Vigilance with children at all times is guests' responsibility.
- Anti-cat screens on garden windows must be used to keep lovely garden cats out of the house on account of any future guest with cat allergy.
Piece of Paradise
As soon as we walked in the door and saw the backyard and pool we knew we'd have amazing time here. Our kids had so much fun exploring the yard and tree house, and jumping in the pool, our days passed by so quickly. The house was beautiful too and very well-equipped. We enjoyed the attention to detail throughout the house and property. Penelope was very responsive and flexible too. Communication was always easy and enjoyable. Highly recommend.
A friend of mine invited me to spend a week in August with her and 4 of her girlfriends at Dos Hermanas. After seeing photos of the property I didn't have to think twice about it. I have to say, actually visiting Melegis and staying at Dos Hermanas exceeded my already high expectations. Not only is the property comfortable, spacious and well-equipped with all the conveniences you could need, the location is just beautiful. The mountainous scenery is truly sumptuous and there are plenty of walks you can go on to take it all in. Although not a driver myself, the heart of Granada was easily reachable by car should you wish to go sight-seeing; the Mercadona supermarket is closer still and even the local shop is well stocked with basics as well as fresh fruit and vegetables if you wish to spend more time simply wandering around the village, cooking and relaxing in the villa itself. I honestly can't recommend this place highly enough. Thank you so much for a truly wonderful holiday.
Thanks so much Lorna for writing, I really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed the combination of mountainous/rural with the fascinating city of Granada, Alhambra etc. And pleased to see Marie's local shop and the Mercadona supermarket (a short car journey away) getting a mention. We're going out there this Saturday and can't wait. It's still warm and relaxing in October!
Charming house with great outdoor space
Our family of four (children aged 11 and 15) had a lovely time staying at Dos Hermanas this August. The house has a 'rustic' feel to it and was everything one would expect from a traditional Spanish village house. Lovely garden and swimming pool and the children adored feeding the cats that become your 'holiday pets' for the duration of your stay! Great base for exploring the area - only 30 minutes drive to Granada and La Alhambra (a 'must see'). There's a water park in Granada which the kids loved. We managed a couple of local walks in the hills despite the 30+ temperatures - great views. I had been worried it might be too hot at night but a combination of the traditional build of the house and the multiple fans supplied made for a good night's sleep. Would definitely recommend.
Thanks so much Lisa. So glad you had a great time even with Spain experiencing unprecedented heat. The Lecrin Valley was prized by the Romans, then fought over by the Moors and Christians, all because of its uniquely temperate climate - no frosts so orange and lemon trees grow and no searing temperatures. Our cats will have loved your children to play with so please thank them especially.
Exactly as described
Reading the description of this property you picture a gem. A perfectly renovated typically Spanish hideaway. Which is exactly what it is. Having booked the Thursday EasyJet flights into Granada we had spend time exploring the city and the Alhambra and escaped on the Saturday to the tranquility of Melegis. We spent a lovely week relaxing in all the properties hideing holes and swimming in the salt water pool (perfect no chlorine = no prickly heat rashes.) The kitchens and bedrooms are well appointed with everything you need - everything has been thought of for you so relaxing was easy. There is a small local shop but you need a car to reach the supermarket 10 minutes drive away and I'd recommend the bread shop instead of the delivered bread. My husband and his friend had a great time trail running every morning exploring the rambling hills of the Siera Nevada but for the rest of us the short fruit lined walks to the castles described by Penelope proved enough exploring in the August heat. The whitewashed village itself is tranquil with narrow streets and it's old irrigation system. The restaurant has good food and lovely views. The house is a perfect escape from today's fast moving lifestyle. Dos Hermanas gets a big thumbs up from all of us.
Thank you! We love it and it's great that you did too. Yes, it's very convenient to have flights to Granada from London back again. Granada is a great place to explore. Glad the newly tiled, non-chlorine pool is going down a treat.
Relaxing home from home
Well equppped, pretty garden, lovely pool. Accommodation homely but fine. Fabulous second floor sitting room with views and breezes.
Thanks very much. Glad the breezes are still coming in this hot weather. The Lecrin valley, fought over by the Moors and the Christians for its temperate climate, perfect for lemons and oranges, is a whole lot cooler than Granada if you're looking it up on a weather app. Usually more like Motril on the coast.
Melegis is one of the flatter villages in the Lecrin Valley on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada, 3 km west of the motorway from Granada to the sea. It overlooks the Beznar dam which is 10 minutes walk from the village. Neighbouring villages are Lecrin, closer to the motorway, Murchas, Restabal and Conchar. It's a great place for walking - with Moorish ruins and a hermitage within striking distance. The Alhambra Palace is a MUST, as is the ancient town of Granada. Take a drive to the top of the Sierra Nevada, explore the unique architecture of the Moorish Alpujarras, or lunch on the beach. Swimming is best at Nerja which is quite a drive. Make it a day out and eat paella on the beach. Really worth the effort.
There's a water park at Granada.
Golf: There is an 18 hole golf course half-way between Melegis and Granada and a 9 hole course along side the shore at Motril. Details are in the information book in the house.
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About Penelope Middelboe
A genuine family home. We clubbed together as a family and bought it as a ruin. Children have grown up here and each year we rush to book our precious weeks under the lemons.
Penelope Middelboe purchased this House in 1999
Why Penelope Middelboe chose Melegís
It's real Spain. It's in a beautiful part of the country. You can ski in the winter, mountain walk in the spring and autumn, and chill in the heat of the summer. The heat is never unbearable and yet always guaranteed. The village is high on hills above a dam and cooled by irrigation water from the Sierra.
What makes this House unique
Restaurant with a view within a short walk, Los Naranjos. Book for Sunday lunch. Closed Wednesdays.