- english, french, spanish
About Mary Meade
My husband and I have lived in Lanjaron for 30 years (we are both Irish) - our two children were born here and are bi-lingual. I have been teaching English to both children and adults in the village for 24 years . I also work as a part time administrator at an alternative holiday centre in a nearby village (for the last 25 years). Brian is a massage therapist whose practice is mainly based at the same centre. We enjoy a high degree of integration in the town and are known by most of the villagers. Our home is very closeby to the square so we are available any time.
Mary Meade purchased this House in 2005
Why Mary Meade chose Lanjarón
We built and desgined this wonderful little house for its perfect location. The neighbours are very proud of the plaza and their plants which they lovingly maintain and think we have done a wonderful job of designing this house. This is a place where you can get a great insight into an authentic Spanish pueblo where the concept of community is still alive and well. And of course you will meet the ladies of the plaza while on holiday with us..They tend to speak only Spanish but are so friendly and try and adapt to 'communicating' with all our guests. The plaza Santa Ana also has it's very own Saint Ana and her nameday is celebrated every year in the square on 26th July.
What makes this House unique
I never tire of the views onto the plaza and the sound of the running water - it's quite picture-perfect. The house itself has a very cosy feel to it and has everything you might need for easy living as well as the fact that it's also very central.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Had a lovely, most relaxing stay. The house was perfectly located and very comfortable. Hope to go back sometime.
Our stay in lanjarron August
We arrived to a quirky house in a beautiful location with a fountain in the square . The house was centrally located near to all amenities. We loved the house for its charm it had everything you needed for a good stay. my son loved the wifi which was a bonus for the location. The sun terrace had a beautiful view of the mountains with sun well into the evening. we had very hot weather from 22/08 with temperatures almost up to 40c but we managed to keep cool. the local water source/fountain helped. The village was lovely with plenty of things going on fresh produce sold by villagers on their door step was a bonus. we visited the municipal pool a few times, my son Louie loved this and it was a bargain for a euro all day. we visited the mountains twice and orgiva and did lots of walking in lanjarron. Mary was very kind and helpful and had a good source of knowledge on the local area and helped us with getting out and about. we didn't hire a car and managed perfectly well without one we used the local buses to get out and about . we would definitely come back here , there was plenty to do for a family and the house was very comfortable. thanks for your help Mary we hope to see u soon.x
Lovely house, had everything we needed. Great to be able to get fresh water from the fountain outside. Lanjaron has a nice selection of bars and cafes, and is well-placed for days at the beach or exploring in the mountains.
Casa Santa Ana
The on-line description and photos only hint at what the house and Lanjarón have to offer. Apart from its extensive charm, both inside and out, everything you need is provided and the location is second to none. If you have Spanish, the very friendly neighbours are lovely to chat with. Mary is vivacious and her advice and ready communication were invaluable. The house and Lanjarón itself won our hearts. Would wholeheartedly recommend.
Hi Anne and Andrew
What a wonderful review - many thanks indeed - couldn't have hoped for better! and I was so pleased you had a lovely holiday. I hope to meet you sometime in the future.
A small village with a whole lot of charm! This particular home in this particular area is THE loveliest though. The local people were welcoming and curious and happily obliged our conversation.
Mary was not only there to answer every question and help us in every way we needed, she went above and beyond to assist us during our stay and as we were departing.
Some of the local shop owners restaurant workers came to recognize us and greet us on the streets as did the locals outside Mary’s home.
Lanjarón is such a unique and special place!
Thank you both so much for such a great review. I am so glad and happy that you enjoyed your time in Lanjaron and hope that all goes well with you and the family. Kind regards Mary
Pretty mountain town, great host!
Mary deserves accolades.. Her rental is pretty and well-kept.. she’s a very helpful, efficient host! Location is lovely — small plaza with flowers and plants, and very popular fountain. It draws elderly locals, tour groups and family photo opps. The plaza off kitchen is the only outdoor sitting space besides rooftop terrace. The rental is on 4 floors. Kitchen on 1st, cozy lounge on 2nd, bed and bath on 3rd, rooftop terrace on 4th with possible 2nd bed (depends on age and size of occupant). All windows open to plaza. The town is pretty with many useful shops — when they’re open. Strict daily siesta 3 hours. Hilights: gorgeous mountain view at back of town, La Galeria for fruit vegs bakery fish meat and cafe. La Bodega for lunch. Also friendly tapas bar and deli store: El Arca de Noe. Alas the weather was cool/rainy (Mid April) so we did not explore the mountain roads more than once, by bus. And didn’t try the spa ... not in our budget. But as I said, Mary is a wonderful host!
The spa town of Lanjaron with its picturesque Moorish castle has a lively ambiance and all the amenities. It boasts several public swimming pools, tennis courts and a fragrant eucalyptus park. The dramatic countryside/ National park on its doorstep is perfect for walking. Local activities include mountain biking, guided walks, horse riding, rock climbing, Spanish lessons, yoga classes, spa treatments and massage. Lanjaron, famed for its mineral waters, healthy environment and the longevity of its inhabitants, is known as the 'Gateway to the Alpujarras' offering easy access to high mountain villages. Equally accessible is the Costa Tropical with golf courses & beaches. Inland, discover Granada's lively flamenco scene & the spectacular Alhambra or ski resort at the Sierra Nevada.
At home follow the natives and pass the time in one of the many bars or restaurants or watch life go by in this traditional, unspoilt, authentic Spanish village where locally grown produce is still sold from the houses. Many restaurants in the village serve 'menu del dia' each day at lunchtime (a 3 course meal for between 8/12 euros often with a drink included) if you don't feel like cooking at home - evenings are good for drinks and tapas. You can visit the artesan shops in the village selling local produce including serrano hams, cheeses, confitures, wines etc as well as locally made wickerwork baskets.
Orgiva, 7k from Lanjaron is the administrative centre of the Alpujarras. It has been settled by a large number of expats of all types to the detriment of its local character. Lanjaron by contrast, with its wonderful location, is an authentic "pueblo" community with a long tradition of being a welcoming and attractive spa town.
Other Activities: yoga, massage, healing treatments, cyclng, horseriding, walking
Ski: the ski resort - Sierra Nevada - is very close to Granada city itself and only an hour's drive from the village of Lanjaron - you can combine both an authentic village experience with a skiing holiday.
Lanjaron's location offers the most convenient access to Granada, Lecrin Valley, the coast and the Alpujarras (Pampaneira, Capileira, Trevelez etc) and is only 6 minutes by car to the motorway