Our house in Mecina Bombaron is a large, spacious, old-fashioned village house in the 'Barrio Alto' (upper section) of this rural village.
When you enter via the main door, you come into a hallway with stairs leading upwards.
On the right of the hallway, on the same level as the front door, lies the kitchen, which is fairly small but quite well equipped. Like most of the house it has characteristic chestnut-wood beams across the ceiling.
Beyond the kitchen there is a spacious dining room with seating for six. This has some fine beams and is probably the oldest part of the house.
The next room is a utility room with a washing machine, sink and a lovingly restored old-fashioned fireplace fitted with a woodburning stove.
From here a doorway leads round into the newer section of the house, where stairs lead up and there is a downstairs bedroom, which is cool in summer and (relatively) warm in winter.
Stairs also lead down from here to a cellar and a second bathroom, which has a shower, toilet and washbasin. An outer door leads to the yard below the house and another outer door opens onto a second cellar, which is a woodstore.
Upstairs from the entrance hallway there is a spacious lounge which seats five or six people and has a large wood-burning stove (useful from October to April, when the nights can be cool). The ceiling is high and has a large number of beams, made of chestnut wood, typical of the older houses of the region.
A doorway off the lounge leads through to another room which contains a computer and a folding bed, available as a spare bed. Off this room is one of the two bathrooms, with bath and shower attachment over, plus toilet and washbasin.
A corridor leads to the main bedroom, a fairly small room with a double bed. From the corridor another door leads around the corner to a landing in the newer part of the house.
This has a stairway leading down to the utility room (see above) and ground-floor bedroom, while on the left from the landing there is a twin bedroom. Steep wooden stairs lead from the landing to the roof terrace.
The terrace has outdoor furniture to seat six, with a table which is useful when you want to eat outside, and a parasol.
The terrace has a view down the the Mediterranean (though often it is too hazy to see it) and up to the Alto de San Juan - a 2800m peak on the main ridge of the Sierra Nevada.
All bedding is provided, as are towels.
Ground floor bedroom with cot