This charming and very pretty stone-built holiday cottage has a privileged location in a delightful spot with superb views of the wonderful countryside of the high Alpujarras ...
This stone built cottage has a privileged location, situated in a delightful spot with superb views down the whole sweep of the magnificent Poqueira Valley.
At the foot of the Moorish village of Bubión, it's as peaceful as can be here, just gorgeous nature all around, a highly desirable holiday location.
All one floor, the cottage is both comfortable and spacious for two people.
An L shaped property, it is flooded with wonderful Andalusian light, thanks to the four French double doors that run along its length; giving it a bright and open feeling throughout, which compliments its lovely rustic style.
The living area has a good sofa (as well as a sofa bed). There is a music/DVD centre, and a pretty fireplace for homey evenings when the high mountain temperatures begin to chill a little.
This leads through to the country-style kitchen and to the bathroom.
The kitchen is compact but decently equipped with a dishwasher and a big fridge. Furnished with quality hand-made tiles and thick wooden shelves it is an agreeable and functional place to rustle up a meal. The bathroom has a shower over a half bathtub.
On the other side of the "L", the kitchen leads through to the dining room (which is also the main access into the cottage). It is equipped with a table and chairs for six, just in case you invite some friends.
This in turn leads through to the master bedroom by way of a curtained archway. It has a king sized double bed and its charm and character is enhanced by some antique furnishings, an old iron stove and colourful thick rugs.
Outdoors, there's another delightful world awaiting you. Situated just a stone's throw away from the village church and the main square alongside (where you can usually park), access is through a well maintained garden, full of mature trees and flowering shrubs. This garden is half owned by a neighbouring house, but they rarely, if ever, set foot in it.
You will enjoy complete privacy - and a different ambience - on the terrace which leads out from the living room and also in the lawned garden which leads off from the dining area. All doors can be freely left open to the outdoor areas.
At the foot of the village there are, of course, a few other houses around and about but here, with the beauty and tranquillity of the Alpujarran countryside all around, as well as the delightful garden areas, you will enjoy plenty of secluded privacy.
This is the oldest part of the lovely, little mountain 'pueblo'. With its narrow cobbled streets, stone walls and traditional architecture one is transported back to the Spain of days long gone by.
Bubión is one of the high villages of Las Alpujarras, situated on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, Spain's highest mountain range.
Sitting proudly in the midst of the incredibly beautiful Poqueira Ravine, it is the middle one of the three traditional Moorish villages located here (Capileira and Pampaneira are the others). At an altitude of 1,350 metres above sea level (approximately 4,430 feet), it's a wonderfully dramatic position.
Places don't come much more beautiful than this.
The views in every direction are quite exceptional. To the north, the highest mountains on the Spanish mainland, Veleta and Mulhacén, rise up dramatically to the skyline (for much of the year covered by a thick blanket of snow). To the south, the Mediterranean Sea glistens beyond the coastal mountain ranges of Lújar and the Contraviersa.
On clear days (especially in winter) one can see the Rif mountains of Morocco rising up over a hundred kilometres away across the shimmering sea.
All around is glorious nature: chestnut, walnut, and oak trees, cherry and mulberry too. Here and there you will come across the locals tending their "huertos" (little vegetable gardens), perhaps leading a small flock of goats or sheep to new pastures or returning home from a day's toil in the fields along with their mules.
The Mediterranean coast is an hour away and Órgiva, the main market town of Las Alpujarras, is less than half an hour away. Granada is little more than a one hour drive.
Being in the high mountains it can be cold in winter - and snow does fall very occasionally - but it has a very special, magical beauty at this time of year too.
In spring, summer and autumn the climate is just perfect. The air is crisp and clean, hardly ever humid, and summer temperatures are always a few degrees lower than elsewhere in Southern Spain because of the altitude. But, plenty warm and pleasant enough!
A pretty little cottage, it's a wonderfully rustic and comfortable abode.
One client wrote "thanks for a lovely house in a great position; we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I will remember the blue mountains and the moonlit sea view for a long time".
A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week
Rentals for this property can start and finish on any day of the week
A 250 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.
Granada (all facilites) 1¼ hrs.
Salobreña (Mediterranean beaches) 1 hr; Almuñecar 1¼ hrs; Nerja 1½ hrs.
Sierra Nevada Ski Resort 1½ hrs
Granada 1 hr; Málaga 2 hrs; Sevilla 3½ hrs.
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