Artisan bread baking course

Andalucia, Granada, Spain

5 days from
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About the location

Mike and Lydia moved to the Lecrin Valley from the UK, and were overtaken by the beauty and fresh, lush regional produce. However, they were missing one thing and that was good bread from back home. Loving Lydia’s perfect croissants, Mike began an obsession with sourdough and they found the perfect place to master their favourite foods and share the experience with others.

Although your focus will be on the sourdough, your hosts Mike and Lydia will be serving up an array of international foods accompanied by amazing regional wines during your stay with them, which you can enjoy on the terrace surrounded by the mountains.

You’ll be staying in Saleres, well off the beaten track, yet directly on Andalucia's 1,250 kilometre GR7 footpath, which offers great walking with stunning views. Saleres is a picturesque village with white washed casas, minimal traffic and a river walk. You will definitely want to pack your camera to capture the stunning views.

Come join this family-run artisan bakery in the hills of Andalucia for a personal baking experience that will change your bread and baking skills and give you a new life-long hobby.

You can read more about Lydia and Mike's story here.

Your accommodation is right in the casa where Lydia and Mike live with their 2 children and lovely dog, however, the guest rooms are private and ensuite and yours to relax in, while the rest of the house is yours to treat as your home whilst in their company.

Once comprising three separate adjoining houses, it has long ago been tastefully converted into one harmonious family home. The entire house is full of character with exposed chestnut beams on ceilings and walls and interesting features.

The house is on three levels with a main entrance (from the front patio) and a second entrance from the street. The entire house is open to all guests, except for your own bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. There are plenty of places in and around the house where guests can retreat if you want privacy and still have WiFi.

The family sleep on the ground floor and there is also a separate gated courtyard suitable for outdoor dining and a storage/laundry room separate from the rest of the house. The living area is on the first floor - it is dual aspect (light and airy with a part-vaulted ceiling) and has splendid views to the valley and mountains beyond. This part is open plan, comprising comfortable lounge with two sofas, wood fire, TV, and high-end audio system, leading to a dining area with fine views, and the kitchen. There are stairs leading up to the roof terraces.

There are two guest bedrooms on the first floor. One guest bedroom leads off of the living area; it is a single room with single bed only and views down to the pretty courtyard below and an ensuite bathroom with mountain views. The other double guest bedroom is next door with an in-built wardrobe and ensuite bathroom. The upstairs guest bedrooms have a good degree of privacy from the rest of the house (and each other). The dividing walls are very thick, and the interconnecting doors are lockable and sound-proofed so there is never any noise transference.

The top level leads to two terraces. The main one has comfortable seating, a small table, large sun canopy and beautiful views across the village and towards the Alpujarra with El Caballo mountain in the distance (often snow-covered). The other terrace is partly shaded and perfect for alfresco dining, drinks or BBQ.

The bathrooms have heaters and movable heaters and fans can be provided for the bedrooms but are seldom requested as Saleres sits in a very sheltered position so the traditionally-built house seems to withstand the worst seasonal extremes.

- Accommodation in a lovely family home in a traditional townhouse in the unspoilt Lecrin Valley near Granada
- Stay in a lovely ensuite single or double room, with built in wardrobes and stunning views
- Enjoy one of 3 terraces to relax, sun, or enjoy a meal on
- Saleres is arguably the most authentic of the once-Moorish villages in the Valley
- Plenty of opportunities to stroll around the fruit groves or along the footpath by the river
- Andalucia's 1,250 kilometre GR7 footpath passes directly through Saleres, offering spectacular views
- The Alhambra and historic Albaycin are a 30 minute drive, the Sierra Nevada ski centre is 45 minutes, the whitewashed towns of the Alpujarra are from 30 minutes, and the unspoilt beaches of the Costa Tropical are 30 minutes