Casa Barranco

Casa Barranco

Casa Barranco Casa Barranco's heated pool Living-dining room  Sun room Master bedroom Open-plan bathroom in master bedroom Enclosed patio Partially shaded terrace by the pool Kitchen Bedroom  Living area

Casa Barranco

The Canary IslandsLanzarote › Los Valles

A traditional farmhouse in a sleepy inland village, converted into a comfortable family villa with its own heated swimming pool

Situated just north of the former island capital Teguise, the small village of Los Valles was founded in the 18th century by those who had been displaced from their villages in the west of the island by the eruption of Mount Timanfaya. Today, it remains a sleepy agricultural community, and makes a equally good base for those who plan to explore the island and those who simply wish to relax in peaceful and authentic surroundings.

Bordered by vegetable patches and strawberry fields, this old farmhouse has been sympathetically restored to lose none of its traditional charm, but offers an excellent level of comfort, as its owners originally designed it as their own family home before they decided to make it available for holiday lets. As is typical on the island, the accommodation is arranged around a central patio, but instead of having all the rooms lead straight outside, Casa Barranco's owners covered part of this patio with a glass-fronted sunroom, thus creating an additional seating area to be enjoyed regardless of the weather.

There are three bedrooms and three bath or shower rooms. The master bedroom has twin beds and a rather impressive open-plan en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom is located upstairs, the third is accessed from the patio. There is a spacious living-dining room with two sofas and a family-size dining table, and a separate snug for watching the satellite TV (limited English-language channels) and DVD. The fitted kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy proper home cooking, with a fridge-freezer, hob, oven, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker and a kettle. WiFi is provided free of charge, and there is heating and air-conditioning to ensure a comfortable stay at all times of the year.

In addition to the enclosed patio, which is perfect on windy days, Casa Barranco has a lovely garden with a lawn surrounding the heated swimming pool (approx. 8 x 4 metres). Next to this you will find a shaded terrace with teak sun-loungers and a barbecue.

As there are no shops or restaurants in Los Valles, a hire car is essential and included in your holiday here. The pretty little town of Teguise, which boasts several atmospheric little restaurant and any shops you are likely to need on a y-to-day basis, is just a 10-minute drive away. The nearest restaurant is just over 1 km away along the road that heads fairly steeply out of Los Valles towards the more mountainous north of the island and thus boasts lovely views back across the valley, but with its well-equipped kitchen and barbecue area, Casa Barranco will particularly appeal to those who enjoy dining in the comfort and privacy of their own villa.

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