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ZA 26

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Beauty and tranquillity, a magical place

This lovely, joyfully rustic cottage enjoys uninterrupted views of the wonderful countryside of the Poqueira Ravine in the high Alpujarras ...

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Review Icon"The house was more beautiful than we could have imagined. Thank you so much for a fabulous place in a fabulous location! "

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Review Icon"We had the most amazing time in Bubion and this lovely house was the icing on the cake. It's in the most peaceful part of the village and was so warm and cosy it was hard to drag ourselves out on walks up and around the surrounding mountains. The view from the house is breath taking- with views down to the coast and across to the Atlas mountains. We are already planing our next trip and wouldn't hesitate staying at ZA26 again. "

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Bedrooms

Two (one double, one twin bedded).

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Pool

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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Price

520€ per week.

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Villa Description

We totally fell in love

"Just wanted to say many thanks for a wonderful holiday. The cottage was perfect, the walking fabulous and we totally fell in love with Las Alpujarras".

This lovely rustic cottage nestles at the foot of the Moorish village of Bubión, with uninterrupted views down the whole sweep of the magnificent Poqueira Valley.

This is the oldest part of the little mountain 'pueblo' and, with its narrow cobbled streets, stone walls and traditional architecture one is transported back to the Spain of days long gone by.

Although alongside another house, it nevertheless enjoys a great sense of privacy with the beauty and tranquillity of the Alpujarran countryside all around. Surrounded by a lawned garden, a little stream and, below, the ancient - and very pretty - path that winds its way down to the lower village of Pampaneira, this is a magical place.

The house is now a protected building, an excellent example of the traditional architecture of Las Alpujarras.

A classic Alpujarran cottage

At least six hundred years old, floors are laid with handmade mud tiles and the ceilings are chestnut beamed in time honoured, Moorish style.

Built entirely in stone by the Berbers who settled these villages long ago, it is at least six hundred years old and stands on a natural foundation of rock. The floors are laid with handmade mud tiles and the ceilings are chestnut beamed in the typical Alpujarran way.

One enters to a big, open plan kitchen / dining area, with seating to the side. The bathroom is also on this floor. The two bedrooms and the charming living room are upstairs. All very romantic, a proper country cottage, Andaluz style.

It's ideal for outdoor living, too, with several stone terraces (one of them 20 m2) on different levels, all of them offering great countryside views. An old fig tree not only bears delicious fruit but also forms a natural canopy of shade in summer months. To the side is a pretty, lawned garden.

Mountain magic

Chestnut, walnut and oak trees, cherry and mulberry too. A joyous land of sunshine, snowy mountains and glorious nature.

The advantages of being at the bottom of the village are immediately evident - no traffic, countryside all around and uninterrupted views of the beautiful Poqueira Ravine which extend to the Mediterranean Sea.

A natural spring just below the house gushes and gurgles up some of the finest water to be drunk anywhere in the world - pure as pure can be.

The only disadvantage (for some) is that it's a bit of a climb up to the top of the village where the shops, bars and restaurants are mostly located.

Although most guests revel in this little bit of excercise, the beer waiting for them at the top of the village tasting even better for the short climb up.

Mind you, because you can usually park by the village square, just a hundred metres from the house, you can drive up if you are feeling lazy!

The legacy of the Moors

The architecture of the little mountain villages is unique in Europe, identical to Berber originals in the Atlas mountains of Northern Africa.

It's a cosy house in winter, with an open fireplace and a wood burning stove to augment electric radiators. In winter months when the air is often crystal-clear, one can usually see the Rif mountains of Morocco rising up far, far away beyond the shimmering Mediterranean Sea.

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.

Beautiful

Between the highest peaks in Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, for peace and sublime beauty, Bubión is the place to be.

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.

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 occasionally fall - although it has a special, magical beautiful at this time of year too.

But 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 real home, it's a wonderfully rustic and comfortable abode. A couple who stayed here wrote "just wanted to say many thanks for a wonderful holiday. The cottage was perfect for us, the walking was fabulous and we totally fell in love with Las Alpujarras".

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground floor

  • Open-plan dining room / kitchen
  • Bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • Small covered terrace
  • Sun terrace (with a fountain)
  • Garden

First floor

  • Living room (doors open to a small terrace)
  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 double
    • 1 twin bedded

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Radio / CD
  • Selection of books and board games

Amenities

  • Wood burning stove in the living room
  • Open fireplace in the kitchen / dining room
  • Electric radiators in all rooms
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  • Portable Fans
  • Washing machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including beach towels)
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied

Kitchen

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

Outdoors

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Sun beds
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture

Notes

A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week

There are unguarded drops in places so this property is not suitable for children under six

Rentals for this property can start and finish on any day of the week

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Prices and Seasons

ZA 26

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices are the same throughout the year 520 € 1,040 €

ZA 26

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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Villa Location

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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

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Bubión

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