Stylish decorated typical Canarian two storey cottage with private pool
"Casa Rural La Longuera de Tirajana" is a stylish, elegant, old Canarian cottage. It is located in the southeast of Gran Canaria and belongs to the municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana. The house is surrounded by fruit trees and vegetable gardens and offers beautiful views of the landscape with its palm groves. The country house dates from 1865 and it has been completely renovated and new decorated. Its architecture is typically Canarian and it is built on two levels.
On the upper floor you find the master bedroom with a double bed, the second bedroom with two single beds and the bathroom. Due to the original structure of the house of more than 150 years, the bedrooms on the top floor are connected and it is necessary to go through one of them to access the bathroom.
Baby cot and high chair are at your disposal at no extra charge.
On the ground floor is the kitchen, the living and dining room, another smaller living room with a sofa bed. The second bathroom is situated in the barbecue area.
The floor of the upper floor is made of wood and downstairs a stone floor was laid. Wifi access and international TV channels are available to our guests free of charge. Wood stove and hot-cold air conditioning is also available. The kitchen is fully equipped. The house also offers several seats outdoor, roofed and open, as well as a barbecue area.
The private pool (3 x 8 mts.) can be used throughout the year.
Below solarium is another room with a ping-pong table.
This beautiful property is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the landscape of the interior of Gran Canaria in absolute calm.
The wifi access, international TV channels, one mid-weak cleaning as well as the final cleaning are included in the price.
Should you wish to order an additional cleaning service, this will be charged extra.
Accès des voyageurs
The historic areas of Santa Lucía are well worth a visit. Highlights include a walk to the famous fortress of Fortaleza de Ansite, a volcanic building where there are many caves which were used for dwellings and burials by the native inhabitants and where a large number of archaeological items have been found. It is also possible to see burial sites in natural caves in the fortress, normally associated with inhabited areas.
Burial mounds are found less frequently in this municipality and have only been recorded in the area of Pozo Izquierdo, at the beach of the same name.
In 1905, the church Iglesia de Santa Lucía was built right in the town square, on a rise, replacing the ancient chapel. These days it is one of the main places to visit in the municipality.
The Museo Castillo de la Fortaleza, in the centre of Santa Lucía, is also recommended to visitors for its historical and cultural interest. It is primarily an archaeological museum, as the exhibits are of remains found in the archaeological sites of the area. Ethnographical, botanical and zoological items can also be viewed. There is a garden near the museum with autochthonous flora and fruit trees from several latitudes.
Those who prefer excursions in the natural surroundings of the municipality should not miss la Caldera de Tirajana, in the central area of Gran Canaria with a southeast orientation. This is wide volcanic basin where the towns of Santa Lucía and San Bartolomé de Tirajana are located. The landscape here is considered unique, as it combines the rugged scenery of the territory, the architecture, the richness of the vegetation and the agricultural scenery.
The Barranco de Tirajana (the Tirajana ravine) has its origins in the Caldera de Tirajana and it runs into the sea around the flat land at Juan Grande. This ravine has a length of 76 square kilometres and there the visitor can see different archaeological, botanical and geological aspects of interest. A dam called the Presa de la Sorrueda has been built in its basin. In these surroundings stand the most beautiful and extensive palm groves on the island. They are especially attractive in the Palmeral de la Sorrueda which lies near the dam.
The municipality of Santa Lucía borders the sea. On the coast there is a beach considered one of the main windsurfing beaches, Pozo Izquierdo, known as an area often battered by winds.
It has been chosen as one of the principal places for the holding of the world windsurfing championship. In fact, this beach is the home of the International Windsurfing Centre, equipped with the facilities required for this water sport, with swimming pools and shops specialising in this activity.
Santa Lucía is a municipality with a great deal of commercial activity, enhanced by the increase in the population of the area. Vecindario is one of the major commercial areas of the island. This is where the large shopping centres can be found (C. C. Atlántico, C. C. La Ciel, C. C. Avenida de Canarias), with easy access on the southern motorway. Fashion stores, large leisure centres (restaurants, cinemas, terrace bars...), large supermarkets, etc, can all be found within Vecindario.
For those who wish to discover the typical products of the land and the handcrafts of the municipality, the markets are a must. These are held every Wednesday in Vecindario and on Sundays in the centre of Santa Lucía.
You can also visit the Handcraft Centre in the municipality, located in Vecindario, in la Era Park. Here you can see the items being produced and objects of pottery, basketwork and the making of the Canary Islands knife.
The traditional pottery in Santa Lucía is characterised by the legacy of the technique of the native inhabitants, with the modelling of the vessels being done exclusively by hand. The raw materials used are clay, ravine sand, red ochre and wood for firing. For the making of baskets vegetable fibres are used, including palm branches, palm leaves, reeds and rushes.
At the Handicraft Centre there is a shop and an exhibition room which are open every day of the week.
In the municipality of Santa Lucía you can try any dish typical of Canary Island cuisine at any one of the more popular restaurants, both in the town centre of Santa Lucía and in that of Vecindario.
Wrinkled potatoes, Canary Islands stew, sancocho (boiled salted fish), rabbit in sauce or local olives are some of the dishes offered by the restaurants of the interior.
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