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ZA 28

2 bedrooms, sleeps 2 or 4

Cosy and quiet, a comfortable holiday retreat

A charming little house situated in a quiet street on the edge of one of the smallest of the high mountain villages of Las Alpujarras ...

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Review Icon"Just wanted to feedback that this property was great for or needs and stay. It's a relief to find small, affordable properties nowadays when most things seem big family sized and over expensive!"

Susan (Aug 2017)

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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

On the edge of the little village of Mecina in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada).

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Price

380 € per week.

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Villa Description

High in the mountains

Superb walking country, whether you want to embark on challenging mountain routes or just a stroll through the leafy greenery to the next village.

This unpretentious little house is situated in a quiet street on the edge of Mecina, one of the smallest white villages of the ancient Moorish district of La Tahá in the high Alpujarras. Life goes on in an unhurried and peaceful way here.

The house is on two floors. On the ground floor a cosy living room opens through wide doors to a secluded garden dominated by a lovely willow tree. The first floor has two nice little terraces with views to the mountains and over the typical, flat roofs of the village.

Although mostly new it includes many of the attractive features of traditional architecture of the area, Andalusian handcrafted tiles, terracotta floors and heavy wooden beams. Decoration and furniture are simple but tasteful.

Notwithstanding that the owner (a charming and unobtrusive Spanish woman) lives in an adjoining part of the property, it is nevertheless an excellent choice for a quiet and comfortable holiday retreat in the mountains.

Time honoured ways

To the Spanish, "Las Alpujarras" rings of magic, and there is a natural power which these mountains have and which everybody who comes here feels.

All around, there are the spectacular mountains, valleys and gorges of La Alpujarra to explore, as well as its many charming little villages. Right in the centre of the High Alpujarras, many of the best walks pass through or near by. It's superb walking country, whether you want to embark on challenging, high mountain routes or just a stroll through the leafy greenery along the path to the next village.

There are lots of locally run courses and activities, too, from painting and pottery to flamenco and horse riding.

Nearby Pitres (three kilometres away) has several bars and restaurants, a small hotel and a decent supermarket. There is a bank, a clinic and a pharmacy along with a few other shops.

Friday morning is market day in the plaza where fresh produce, clothes and crafts can be bought.

Just outside Pitres there is a small camping site with a gorgeous public swimming pool, a fun place to be in the summer. If you prefer a little more night time action, more touristy villages such as Bubión and Capileira are a short drive away.

Further afield, the city of Granada with the Alhambra Palace and its old Moorish streets is little more than an hour away by car. It takes a little less to get to the Costa Tropical with its beaches, bars and seafood restaurants.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground floor

  • Small living / dining room / kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Shaded furnished terrace
  • Garden

First floor

  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 double (with balcony and terrace)
    • 1 twin (with terrace)
  • Shower room
  • W/C
  • 2 furnished terraces

Facilities

Entertainment

  • TV (Spanish programmes only)
  • DVD
  • Radio / CD player
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own devices. Due to location of property, the signal is intermittent at times.)

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Radiators in the bedrooms
  • Washing machine, Iron & board (on request)
  • All linen is provided (but not pool towels)
  • Cot & highchair available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied

Kitchen

  • Gas Oven
  • Gas hob (3 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Toaster, Kettle
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Terraces and garden
  • Sun beds, deck chairs
  • Basic outdoor dining and garden furniture

Notes

 

Rental start and finish days for this property are flexible

 

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZA 28

2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices are the same throughout the year 380 € 760 €

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2019 Season Dates Week Fortnight
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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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In the village of Mecina, 3 km from Pitres (basic facilities) in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada)

Location

In the little village of Mecina (one bar / restaurant); 3 km from Pitres (restaurants, bars, simple shopping, Friday open market), 30 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 1¼ 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 wonderful walking and horse riding countryside (difficult to beat anywhere in Europe).
  • There are seven delightful villages in the old Moorish administrative district of La Taha, ten minutes further on from Bubión, Capileira and the Poqueira Gorge. The terrain is more gentle, less abrupt, and the climate warmer and kinder than other high Alpujarra areas.
  • Pitres is the largest with a population of 400. The other six are little hamlets more often than not situated at the end of little roads which go no further. Paths take you from one to another through wonderful countryside.
  • Pitres, 3 km away, is where you will find the Taha’s supermarket, bakery, open-air market on Friday mornings, bars, a couple of restaurants and bank with ATM. It has a large square dominated by a 16th century Mudejar-style church with a distinctive tower. Just outside Pitres is a campsite with a large open air swimming pool that opens to non-campers during the summer months.
  • There are, of course, other lovely high mountain Moorish villages to visit, Bubión (10 minutes away), 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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Pitres

The 'capital' of La Taha district (seven beautiful, tiny villages in the high Alpujarras). There are a few shops and bars; Friday is market day in the attractive plaza …

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