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1 bedroom, sleeps 2

A pretty cottage, charming and peaceful as can be

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 ...

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One, double bedded.

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N/A; no swimming pool.

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Location

In open countryside, at the foot of the village of Bubión in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada).

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From 440 € to 490 € per week.

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A lovely house

"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".

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.

Mountain magic

Chestnut, walnut and oak trees, cherry and mulberry too. Alll around is a joyous land of sunshine, snowy mountains and glorious nature.

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.

Pretty as can be

Flooded with wonderful Andalusian light, the cottage has a bright and open feeling throughout, complimenting its homely, rustic style.

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.

A delightful spot

At the foot of the village, views are superb, taking in the whole sweep of the magnificent Poqueira Valley and beyond to the Mediterranean Sea.

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.

A 'perfect' climate

High in the mountains, in spring, summer and autumn the climate is just perfect. A golden sun shines brightly over a warm and glorious land.

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".

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor

  • Living room
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom (shower over half tub)
  • Dining room
  • Bedroom (king-sized double bed)
  • Gardens and terraces

Facilities

Entertainment

  • TV (Spanish programmes only)
  • DVD
  • Radio / CD
  • Selection of books, board games & DVD's
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Wood burning stove in the bedroom
  • Central Heating (pre-set to a comfortable temperature)
  • Washing machine, Iron & board (on request)
  • All linen is provided (but not beach towels)
  • Cot available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied

Kitchen

  • Gas Oven
  • Gas hob (4 rings)
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Garden and terraces
  • Sun beds, hammock
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture

Notes

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

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Prices and Seasons

ZA 18

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 12th May 490 € 980 €
13th May to 21st July 440 € 880 €
22nd July to 1st September 490 € 980 €
2nd September to 22nd September 440 € 880 €
23rd September to 31st December 490 € 980 €

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2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

Security Deposit

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.

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At the foot of the village of Bubión (basic facilities) in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada)

Location

At the foot of the village of Bubión (basic facilities), 25 mins from Órgiva (most facilities) in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada).

Granada (all facilites) 1¼ hrs.

Salobreña (Mediterranean beaches) 1 hr; Almuñecar 1¼ hrs; Nerja 1½ hrs.

Sierra Nevada Ski Resort 1½ hrs

Malaga 2 hrs; Córdoba 3¼ hrs; Ronda 3¼ hrs; Sevilla 3½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Granada 1 hr; Málaga 2 hrs; Sevilla 3½ hrs.

See our Links Page for web sites of airlines traveling to Andalucia from the UK.

Around and About

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful and very beautiful part of Andalucía.

Excursions

  • Here you are high in the mountains, it's walking and horse riding countryside (difficult to beat anywhere in Europe).
  • There are, of course, lovely high mountain Moorish villages to visit, Bubión itself, Capileira (a couple of kilometres further up the valley) and Pampaneira (just below) to name but a few.
  • As well as being very beautiful Moorish villages, all are geared for catering for the walkers and high mountain nature lovers who frequent them; there are bars, restaurants and little shops a plenty.
  • Further down the valley, 25 minutes away, Órgiva is an interesting - many would call it unique - mix of modern Spanish, more traditional Alpujarran characteristics and seekers of an alternative lifestyle. It's an eclectic mix and all the more interesting for it.
  • Here there's everything from supermarkets and pizzerias, banks and building suppliers, camp sites and petrol stations. The weekly (Thursday morning) market is well worth visiting.
  • The Costa Tropical is an hour away. The closest beaches are at Salobreña. Further along the coast, there's bigger Almuñecar, the beautiful bay of La Herradura and then the much more "international" resort of Nerja at the start of the Costa del Sol. With a strong British presence (you can have a curry here ... ) it boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water.
  • On this stretch of coast you can choose between fairly isolated, beautiful coves or any one of the different sized resort towns. Cheerful, peaceful, laid back places in the best tradition of the Spanish seaside, a relaxed lunch at one of the beach bars is highly recommended - even in winter if the sun is shining!
  • Also an hour away, Granada is, of course, a must-see city. Soaring high above is the spectacular back drop of the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains. And what a city lies below, a city of classical beauty, the jewel in the Spanish Crown.
  • The mesmerising Alhambra Palace and its exquisite gardens, one of the world's greatest wonders; the narrow, cobbled streets and beautiful walled gardens of the ancient Arab quarter, El Albaicín; the magnificent Cathedral, just one of many superb examples of Renaissance architecture; the caves of Sacramonte, nostalgic legacy of the gypsies.
  • A city which inspired García Lorca, Andalucía's finest poet, it is, above all, a people's city, full of life and colour, energy and fun.
  • On the northern slopes of Sierra Nevada, top class skiing is 1½ hours drive away. This can be excellent but avoid weekends, when the Granadinos swarm up from the city.
  • If wonderful mountain scenery is your thing, then stay right here in Las Alpujarras! Between the highest mountains in Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, this is a joyous land of sunshine, snowy mountains and some of the most splendid scenery imaginable. From the snows to the sea, there are panoramic views in every direction, from the peaks of Veleta and Mulhacén to the southern sierras and the Mediterranean beyond.
  • The high mountains have their own special beauty: wild and brooding in winter, they come alive in early summer with the scents of wild herbs and the spectacle of tiny, brilliantly coloured flowers, many of them unique to Sierra Nevada.
  • Altitude and sun have combined to evolve more endemic botanical species in Las Alpujarras than in all the rest of Europe. Mountain goats, wild boar, foxes, eagles, goshawks and partridge inhabit the sierras. Mules and donkeys still labour in the fields, sheep and goats graze the hillsides. Trout fill the rivers.
  • The Moors took refuge in these hills and resisted here, maintaining their customs and way of life for well over a hundred years after they were expelled from Granada in 1492 by their Christian conquerors. Las Alpujarras was their final battlefield in Spain.
  • Their legacy is to be seen everywhere: in the distinctive architecture of the mountain villages and in the intricate system of irrigation waterways which they built and which still keep the landscape green and fertile, fed by the snows melting high in the sierras above.
  • The architecture of the little mountain villages is unique in Europe and is identical to Berber originals in the Atlas mountains of Northern Africa. With dwellings characterised by flat roofs and prominent chimney pots, the villages were built by the Berber settlers whose creation imitated and followed the half-natural, half-man made designs of their own mountain lands.
  • Beautiful in their simplicity, the villages appear to tumble haphazardly down the steep hillsides, connected by a labyrinth of narrow, winding cobbled streets. A picture to behold, glistening white in the sun, roses and geraniums spilling from every nook and cranny.

Activities

  • Las Alpujarras offers some of the finest mountain walking, horse riding and cycling anywhere in Europe. There are fabulous riding stables with excellent horses just above Capileira, a few kilometres away.
  • And, of course, here you are reasonably well placed to travel to the ski resort high in La Sierra Nevada.
  • On the Costa Tropical, activities on offer include scuba, cavern and technical diving, as well as horse riding and tennis, paragliding, climbing, and abseiling.

The Area

Las Alpujarras

From the highest mountains in Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, Las Alpujarras is one of the most beautiful regions in the world …
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Bubión

All around is glorious nature. For peace and stunning mountain beauty, then Bubión, in the high Alpujarras, is the place to be …
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