LOOKING FOR A DIRECT OR POINTS SWAP FOR:
FEBRUARY 14 TO 18 - CANARY ISLANDS / SKI FACILITIES / CITY NEAR COAST OF SOUTH OF SPAIN
MARCH 24 TO APRIL 1 - CANARY ISLANDS / SKI FACILITIES / SOME PLACE NEAR COAST IN SPAIN
14 JULY TO 1 AUGUST - SOUTH OF ENGLAND (CITY NEAR BEACH, WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOLS)
AUGUST 10 TO 17 - AVAILABLE FOR A POINTS SWAP
Guadarrama is a small town (or a big village) located about 40 kilometers away from Madrid and perfectly connected with the city with buses every 15/20 minutes (it takes about 45 minutes). By car, we have very easy access to the A6 motorway, and you can arrive in Madrid in 35 minutes. Eventhough, in my opinión, it is advisable to travel to Madrid by bus because there is usually parking problems.
Guadarrama is at the entrance of the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama, protected ecologically and of great beauty. At 5 minutes from the apartment you can visit the reservoir and the forests of La Jarosa, the mountain of Avantos. In the village of Cercedilla, less than 20 minutes by car you can enjoy beautiful natural surroundings such as the Dehesas, the valley of Fuenfría, Navacerrada sky facilities, the tranquility of the reservoirs in La Barranca, and much more. There are so many number of mountains walking trails and places to get lost and relax.
Guadarrama is a perfect enclave to visit, on daily trips by car, small cities in Spain with a lot of historical and architectural value, such as Segovia, La Granja de San Ildefonso, El Escorial (with its famous monastery), Avila and even Salamanca.
The apartment is located in a building in a holiday area, on a second floor (with elevator) of a 3 foros building, with 3 neighbors per floor (12 in total). Our neighbors ara very friendly and nice people with whom we have a very familiar treatment, we know each other, and will be able to help you in whatever you need.
The apartment has the following pieces:
-Living room, with TV, hard drive with movies, dining table and a comfortable sofa chaiseloin, which can be extracted and converted into place to sleep if necessary. East Orientation (sun and light in the morning).
-Room 1: Double room with large bed 150x200 cm and a work desk if necessary. East (Sun and light in the morning) orientation.
-Room 2: Room with single bed (80x200 cm), convertible in double (160x200 cm). This is our daughter's room, Ariadna, 5 years old. Orientation West (Sun and Light in the afternoon).
-Room 3: room with a cot of (60x140 cm), in which we can enable, if you need, a single bed without problems. This is our son Leo's room, 2 years old. Orientation West (Sun and Light in the afternoon)
-Full equiped bathroom with bath.
-Full equiped kitchen, very comfortable, with table to be able to eat in it. We practically never eat in the living room, because the kitchen is very practical. Orientation West (Sun and Light in the afternoon).
-Small terrace that very much like the children in summer, with a table where you can have breakfast, tea or dinner.
As you see, this is a not very large house, but very functional and practical (just what we need parents with children, you know).
The apartment has air conditioning in the living room, that gives cold full flat, even if actually in the rest of the house is not necessary. The two rooms facing the west are very chilly. The double room has a fan-lamp that is sufficient.
It should be taken into account that the Sierra de Guadarrama is a cooler place than Madrid city. That is why it has become for years in the holiday zone of the inhabitants of Madrid, to look for a more pleasant temperature in summer (6 or 7 degrees less than in Madrid city center).
You can park without problems at the door of the house or a few meters, no problems with the car. The house belongs to an private condominium, with communal gardens, children's Park, football field and a large swimming pool that in summer is our favorite place.