Valle de Lunas is a fabulously romantic Andalucian escape for adults only deep in Southern Spain's Driving Over Lemons country. Its owners Dominic and Lesley-Anne have poured love and care into every detail of the conversion of this former farmhouse into three luxurious self-catering suites, filling the apartments with original art and charming furniture, stocking the kitchens with delicious food and drink and providing the warmest of personal welcomes for their guests. Complete privacy, a swimming pool, separate outdoor areas for each suite and an atmosphere of total relaxation make this the ideal retreat for couples seeking R&R. Named after the vast, twinkling night skies, void of light pollution, Valle de Lunas offers awe-inspiring views over the Andalucian countryside, especially at night, when guests can view the phases of the moon which give their names to the suites: Henna Moon, Red Moon and Blue Moon. Situated in the village of Tijola, home to Driving Over Lemons author Chris Stewart, the cortijo is 30 minutes from the coast, 45 minutes from Granada and just over an hour from the Sierra Nevada mountains. We can think of few better places to take a hard-working loved one to unwind for a thoroughly spoiling treat.
The owners Lesley-Anne and Dominic, live on-site and though the suites at Valle de Lunas are self-catering they are on hand to help with any suggestions. They have created a relaxed, discreet, barefoot chic retreat with pretty gardens and a sparkling pool with ‘sundowner’ terrace for guests to enjoy. The coast is just 30 minutes away and Granada is only a little further at 45 minutes. The ski resort of Sierra Nevada is just an hour and ten minute's driving allowing you to be on the slopes in less than 2 hours!
The 3 suites at Valle de Lunas are all self-catering so a hire car is recommended. The market town of Orgiva is just a few miles away and has a great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants. The Thursday market is definitely worth a visit and there are plenty of stalls selling seasonal, local and organic products. Valle de Lunas has their own local baker, Antonio, who comes directly to the door with freshly baked sweet and savoury delicacies.
The 3 suites at Valle de Lunas all have king or superking-size beds, luxury bed linen, romantic private terraces and fires for the cooler months. Original works of art adorn the walls of each of the suites and each is air-conditioned with a fully-equipped kitchen and a pretty sitting room. Henna Moon has its own large terrace which can be accessed from the bedroom's French doors with far-reaching views of the Sierra Lujar mountains. Blue Moon is perhaps our favourite for the summer months as it has indoor/outdoor living with a compact outdoor kitchen, decked area with shaded day bed and a private garden which is just a few steps away from the main pool. Henna Moon and Blue Moon now both have air conditioning. Red Moon does not need air-con as the old thick walls keep it beautifully cool in the summer months and it is cool and tranquil with a rustic, white washed finish and has the benefit of a small washing machine. The sumptuous bathroom has a double ended bath, large walk-in shower and a woodburner making it the perfect suite to book in the cooler months. All of the romantic suites at Valle de Lunas are beautifully and very tastefully decorated, making it impossile to be disappointed whichever one you book.
Granada - 45 minutes Malaga - 1 hour 30 minutes
A 50% deposit is required to secure a booking at Valle de Lunas.
Your booking will be reserved for 24 hours to allow you to pay your deposit.
Your deposit is the cost of the first night of your accommodation; the balance is payable on or before the first day of your holiday.
If you cancel more than one week before your date of arrival, your deposit will be refunded in full.
If you cancel within one week of the date of your arrival you will forfeit your deposit but any other payments will be refunded.
Chic Retreats special membership offer at Valle de Lunas includes a bottle of chilled Cava and fresh flowers on arrival (as well as our already generous welcome pack which all guests enjoy) and a further 5% discount from the BAR,exclusive to Chic Retreat members.
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is EUR.
Payments can be made by paypal, credit card or bank transfer. Blue Moon Suite, being a garden suite is closed for the winter season and reopens on 01 June 2015.
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