La Esperanza Granada

spain – estate MASTER

The most romantic hacienda in Southern Spain

"La Esperanza Granada offers guests an authentic hacienda experience,” explained Travelife Magazine Publisher and Editor in Chief Christine Cunanan, of her new hotel venture in Spain, a luxury villa and casa rural that can also be leased in its entirety for weddings and private events. "They will feel like the owner has invited them to stay in a much-loved house full of character and yet with every possible comfort provided for a most unique and enjoyable holiday. They will want to repeat this every year as La Esperanza will become their home.”

This Spanish Mission-style estate is just 30 minutes from the historic city of Granada and the world-famous Alhambra, Spain’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. It has a magnificent master suite in the main house and six bedrooms in the traditional Andalucia style in the guest wing. At the heart of it all is an Alhambra-inspired courtyard tastefully recreated with handmade tiles and beautiful wall murals by some of Granada’s finest traditional artisans and artists. The villa itself sits amidst five hectares of private parks and forests with ancient olive trees and pine trees. It offers views over the Lecrin Valley and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. A swimming pool and jacuzzi on a hill overlook a picturesque valley.

This villa is built on highly protected land so there’s serenity everywhere while having Andalucia’s most exciting cities only short drives away. It’s filled with carefully curated antiques, heirloom pieces and artworks that reflect the culture of Granada and the hacienda lifestyle. Guests can relax here in safety while being pampered with luxury: private chefs, flamenco teachers, painting instructors and yoga masters are on call. Meanwhile, those who wish for a more active lifestyle can choose from a wide range of private tours: from guided walks through the Alhambra and the gypsy neighbourhoods, to a flamenco show in a cave and a caviar tasting session in the world’s first organic caviar farm. Those who choose to do nothing in particular can simply find a favourite corner in the gardens and pick up a book from the library. They’ll soon realize that time passes not only quickly but also ever so happily in this one-of-a-kind property.