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Loft studio with swimming pool in the mountains

Entire loft hosted by Andy
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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You’ll have the loft to yourself.
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An escape from modern life in a stunningly beautiful location with a unique rustic nature. A visit to Los Peñones, 9.5km up the Barranco de Arguineguin on the south side of Gran Canaria is a destination like no other. We invite you to drink in the incredible views, eat the fruit from the garden and relax in peaceful mountainside surroundings in this incredible hand built self contained loft studio with twin balconies and private pool. It is simply stunning and refreshingly different.

The space
There is simply nothing like it. A rustic, recycled, bolt hole below a clear blue sky. If you're looking to get off the beaten track then you have found a gem. Originally an orchard, this property has grown almost organically over the years and has mainly been built from recycled items and is wooden and stone in construction.
The space we offer has been built above our property (we live downstairs) and is a fully self contained loft studio. The Entrance is via a private road built into the steep hillside which services this house, one other house and 2 working farms cultivating tropical fruit. The property is secure behind a private electronic gate that encloses the parking area with room to turn and leads up to the property nestled into the hillside facing east.
The entrance up to the studio is via wooden steps that are quite narrow and these lead to the entrance balcony with table and chairs for 4. The door to the apartment leads into the open plan kitchen and living/bedroom area.
The kitchen is self contained and has everything you need to enjoy self catering. It has a fridge that runs very cold to keep your beers nicely cold (freezer compartment too) microwave, kettle, dulce gusto coffee machine, small electric oven, toaster and crockery, cutlery, wine opener, glassware etc. It also has a washing machine should you need to wash clothes during your stay.
The main room is long and light with doors at both ends and has a sloping roofline leading to plenty of storage under the eaves for your suitcases, a wardrobe, a TV recess with a new 32" smart HD TV, so if you have a Netflix account you can connect it here, although we have left ours on there for you, just login as a guest. The TV also has a DVD player with a small but growing selection of DVD's, feel free to bring your own. There is also a bedding and towel storage alcove and a small desk area at the end of the room.
There is free wifi internet but this far from the exchange it ain't exactly quick but we're sure that if you want high speed broadband you probably want to stay in a modern apartment with a snack bar by the pool.
The large super king size double bed has a lovely firm orthopaedic mattress with new bedding and there is also a sofa bed for 1 adult/teenager or 2 smaller children in the room. We also have a cot available by arrangement.
The shower room is small and the shower cubicle quite tight but functional and clean with new, clean towels, sink and toilet with extract fan.
The south facing balcony is very private and secluded with stunning views over the south of the valley and is a perfect place for a late glass of wine, lunch, dinner, sun bathing, star gazing, you name it. With no houses overlooking you, you can feel free to fully relax. This balcony also has a small 2 burner gas BBQ for a bit of outside grilling.

Guest access
As well as their own private entrance, parking for multiple cars, private loft studio with private kitchen and all facilities, shower room, large super kingsize double bed, sofa bed, twin balconies with outside furniture and gas BBQ.
There is also a further lower terrace where you will find the newly refurbished swimming pool and sunbathing area on the next level of this stepped farmstead property (some of the outside spaces are shared but only with us). There is also an outside shower which is a delight to use in summer as the water runs quite warm, although we do ask that you always shower your suncream off before using the pool please. This level also has the newly refurbished day bed area. A perfect spot for escaping the hot sun for an airy snooze or for watching the stars at night.
If you go down another level you're into the garden where you will find various fruits in season; avocado, mango, papaya, limes, oranges and even a fig tree. Help yourselves!
The house also has a pool table that is yours to use free of charge.

Other things to note
The house is entirely unique and rustic. To this end it may not suit everybody. We absolutely love it and you won't find anything quite like because, well there isn't anything quite like it. It is hand built and made entirely of wood with a tile roof. The ceiling and doorway is quite low and taller guests will need to mind their heads, especially at the doorway and near side of the room. The rear of the room, where the roof pitch affords more height is more comfortable for anyone over 6ft.
The entrance road is very steep and requires a confident approach in 1st gear. Initially it looks very steep but its easily drivable but may test your clutch control! Just engage 1st gear, keep your foot down and go for it! Stay to the right going round the sharp left hand bend!
An escape from modern life in a stunningly beautiful location with a unique rustic nature. A visit to Los Peñones, 9.5km up the Barranco de Arguineguin on the south side of Gran Canaria is a destination like no other. We invite you to drink in the incredible views, eat the fruit from the garden and relax in peaceful mountainside surroundings in this incredible hand built self contained loft studio with twin balconies… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wi-Fi
Heating
Kitchen
Air conditioning
Pool
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Iron
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
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San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Canarias, Spain

The neighbourhood is quiet, local and Canarian, with farms and rustic houses dotted along the valley and clustered in small hamlets with the odd village and a local camp site. The house is located just under 10km up the GC 505, close to the hamlet of El Sau and 1km up from the village of El Horno and 2km away from the village of Cercados Espino.
The closest bar is at the camp site , El Pinillo, just under 1km's walk from the property and the closest shop is 1.5km the other way up the road. The main road (GC505) leads up the valley from the coast and the village of El Pajar and its local beach and local bars and excellent tapas all the way up into the interior of the island passing the Soria reservoir on the way. The route is very popular with serious cyclists who flock to the area to take on the mountainous climb that begins in earnest just beyond Cercados Espino and climbs steeply via a long series of hairpins and levels out again when it reaches Soria before climbing onto the centre of the island and Roque Nublo. The area is popular with walkers, rock climbers and mountaineers and especially cyclists.
There is also an 80 meter rope jump in the Caidero Oscar Gorge near El Horno which is not for the faint hearted.
In the village of Cercados there is a bar and restaurant called El Mato which is popular with locals and very cheap. It's only open day times through the week but opens evenings at the weekends.
The neighbourhood is quiet, local and Canarian, with farms and rustic houses dotted along the valley and clustered in small hamlets with the odd village and a local camp site. The house is located just under 10…

Hosted by Andy

Joined in October 2015
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Hi! My wife Aga and I (not forgetting Alfie the blind Westie) would like to welcome you into our mountain home. We live in lovely Gran Canaria and our place in the sun is rustic and homely and unique. We have a delightful self contained loft apartment above our rustic house. There is a private entrance up to the apartment with twin balconies (one at each end) and plenty pf other outside space including swimming pool, day bed area and orchard. You only ever share the outside space with us (iff we're home). I like music, film, sport, fast cars and food! My happiest place is in my home studio or in the kitchen although I may be out running at some point in the day. Aga loves arts and crafts and is always making something (or criticising my cleaning)! My favourite motto in life is Henry Fords wise words: "if you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right". Remember, you only regret the chances you didn't take! We believe in allowing people to be themselves and as long as they like our dog, we generally like them. We'd love to get to know you and your family so why not pay our home a visit. If you're a Spanish or Polish speaker you may find it extra easy to communicate. I speak fluent Spanish and my wife Aga is Polish and also understands Russian (as well as English obviously)
Hi! My wife Aga and I (not forgetting Alfie the blind Westie) would like to welcome you into our mountain home. We live in lovely Gran Canaria and our place in the sun is rustic an…
During your stay
As mentioned, the property has a separate house below that we live in with our little dog Alfie who will be sure you're there to see him. We are happy to socialise with you if you would like to, no pressure.
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Heights without rails or protection
Cancellation policy