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Cortijo La Mata

Rural Accomodation


Cortijo la Mata, owned by Johnny & Angie and superbly managed by the ever-friendly and helpful Laura, is a traditional Andalusian 6/7-bedroom, 4 bathroom farmhouse built in 1911 and converted into a holiday villa with all mod cons. Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, yet only 20 minutes by car from the Alhambra Palace and the city of Granada, the house is located just outside the old village of Monachil in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by olive, almond and cherry trees.

For those who are looking for a complete escape to the Andalusian countryside, yet want to take advantage of all that the beautiful city of Granada has to offer plus take in the ski slopes of Spain's highest mountain range, the location is perfect.

Sierra Nevada ski station is only 20 minutes away with the added advantage that there is a separate road from the village to the resort, avoiding much of the Granada city traffic. Cortijo la Mata is perfect for couples, families, or groups of friends as it offers a really tranquil environment while at the same time offering its visitors all that the city has on offer.

Total land area of 1,500m2 which includes the villa (200m2 distributed over three floors), beautiful mature gardens of over 100m2, several patios and terraces totalling around 300m2, parking area of 100m2 (for 4 cars) and private mountainside of 800m2. The large pool is fully enclosed and there are sun loungers to relax on while the kids splash in the pool.

Ideal for a large family (with grandparents) or two families taking a holiday together in 6 /7 bedrooms.  Set amongst mature gardens with beautiful shrubs and trees, the barbecue area with fabulous views of the countryside is big enough for family celebrations and gatherings. There are quiet corners for relaxation so everyone can relax and enjoy their well earned family holiday. Cortijo la Mata is registered with the Andalusian Tourist Board VTAR/GR/00194.

Monachil, where this property is situated, is truly a Spanish village. The house is ideally located within a 10 minute walk from the village and its local shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, large play parks, banks, a post office, pharmacy, DIY shop, tobacco shop, bike rental and bus stop. There is an hourly bus service connecting Granada city centre with Monachil, taking only 25 minutes.

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The Villa has sleeping accommodation for up to 14 people and is divided into 3 zones, all of which are connected internally, offering a truly flexible layout.



6/7 Bedrooms


6/7 bedrooms with accommodation for up to 14 people

Free Wifi


Free high speed broadband throughout the property

1500 m2 Gardens


Mature gardens with 800m2 of private mountainside to explore

4 Patio Areas


4 Large patios with furniture and Barbecues

Heated Pool


Child-safe fenced & gated heated pool with pool-side sun loungers

3 Living Areas

3 comfortable living areas , each with Spanish digital TV





Alhambra Palace


The stunning Alhambra Palace is only a 20 minute drive from the villa



The Sierra Nevada ski resort is only a 20 minute drive along a quiet back route avoiding the traffic



In 40 minutes you can be relaxing on the beautiful sandy beaches of Almuñécar & Salobreña

Hiking & Climbing


The house is situated on the edge of the Los Cahorras and its famous Hanging Bridges, where you can enjoy climbing or just hiking through the beautiful gorges

Historic Granada


The beautiful historic city of Granada is 20 minutes away with an hourly bus service running from the village



Cortijo La Mata is situated right on the edge of the Sierra Nevada National Park


Quirky, atmospheric, enjoyable, switched off, great variety of activities. We had a very enjoyable stay at villa ‘Cortijo La Mata’, 

David H, Coventry

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