The Lecrin Valley has been recognised as an increasingly desirable and unspoilt country area with an outstanding micro-climate sustaining citrus, olive and almond production.
Los Secanillos is built in a protected area on a finca of 29,183 square metres with 360 degree vistas including the snow-capped Sierra Nevada. It lies on a flat plateau bounded by the Rio Albuñuelas Valley to the south and El Valle Lecrin to the east. It is in an outstanding geographical position overlooking the pueblos of Saleres, Restabal, Melegis, Pinos, Talara and Mondujar. The sellers own the adjacent finca, which is rich in oranges, lemons, grapes, olives, pomegranates, almonds, capers and figs. It is an ancient, terraced finca of 16,243 square metres bounded by a stone wall with a small casita and ruin.
Because of its beautiful location, the Lecrin Valley benefits from a special micro-climate, which together with the abundance of water makes the land fertile and suitable for oranges, lemons, almonds, olives and vines. The valley is steeped in history, as seen in the Roman baths in Talara and the Moorish watch towers, irrigation system and courtyards. The colourful village fiestas and firework displays, all seen from the terrace of Los Secanillos, are part of the everyday life of the valley, as are the common sight of mules and donkeys on the fincas and weekly markets. Activities in the valley are numerous and varied. Walking is popular, as seen in the orange blossom trail; cycling, riding and fishing too. Visitors enjoy botany, painting and photography.
Los Secanillos is situated in a peaceful position between villages, yet has the advantage of having within a minute’s drive or walking distance, a pharmacy, bank, doctor, shops, bars and bakers.
The fincas lie between the villages of Saleres and Albuñuelas and are accessed by the GR3300, which links to the Motorway – Granada in one direction (25mins to the centre) and the coast (30mins) in the other. A golf course is only 20 mins drive. The main ski resort is about 50mins away. As is often said, it really is possible to spend the morning on the beach, ski in the afternoon and dine in Granada in the evening, if you have the energy!
Granada - 45 mins . There is a direct flight to City airport, London Malaga – 1hr 30mins on the new motorway