This lovely, joyfully rustic cottage enjoys uninterrupted views of the wonderful countryside of the Poqueira Ravine in the high Alpujarras ...
"The house was more beautiful than we could have imagined. Thank you so much for a fabulous place in a fabulous location! "
"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. "
Two (one double, one twin bedded).
N/A; no swimming pool.
In open countryside, at the foot of the village of Bubión in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada).
520€ per week.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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".
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
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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