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ZA 67

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Tradition and tranquillity in Las Alpujarras

Just below the church, in the oldest part of this classic Moorish mountain village, here one is transported back to the Spain of days long gone by ...

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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

Sleeping 2 from 510 € to 580 € per week.

Sleeping 3/4 from 620 € to 730 € per week.

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Villa Description

Full of character

With its huge chestnut beamed ceilings, terracotta floor tiles and wobbly walls it's a classic example of traditional Alpujarran architecture.

The high mountain villages of Las Alpujarras clamber down the steep mountain sides with little cobbled streets running through a maze of little houses which have been built on successive levels.

Bubión is no exception and at the very bottom, just below the church and the village plaza, is the oldest and most traditional quarter of the village, "Barrio Bajo".

It is here, that you will find this lovely old Moorish house which has been restored and extended to create a spacious home on three floors. The historical style has been retained, with its huge chestnut beamed ceilings, terracotta floor tiles and white-washed walls, but now enhanced by modern comfort and facilities.

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

From the snows to the sea

The south-facing views take in the broad sweep of surrounding mountain majesty, the shimmering Mediterranean and Morocco far beyond.

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 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.

The only disadvantage is that it's a bit of a climb up to the top of the village where the shops, bars and restaurants are located. Mind you, you can drive up if you are feeling lazy!

With two terraces (one a huge roof terrace) there is no excuse for not indulging in this magnificent Alpujarran setting. Inside there is plenty of space too, with two large bedrooms and a generous sized open-plan living room / kitchen / dining room.

We loved it

"We loved the house in Bubión and the whole atmosphere and friendliness of the village. I could quite easily have never come back to England!"

Although very much part of the village, you nevertheless feel hidden away from the rest of the world here in this wonderfully rustic abode.

One is transported back to the Spain of days long gone by. 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 scenery is majestic, the air crisp and clean and summer temperatures are always a few degrees lower than elsewhere in Southern Spain because of the altitude.

In other words, it's just perfect!

The south-facing views down the Poqueira Valley are fabulous, encompassing the rural bliss of the surrounding mountains which sweep down to the shimmering Mediterranean with Morocco beyond.

The walk down to Pampaneira which starts from the Church is one of the (many) great walks of the Alpujarras. We doubt you will want to leave. But if you wish to explore further afield, the Mediterranean coast is an hour away and Granada only a little more.

A typical comment from clients, "we loved the house in Bubión and the whole atmosphere and friendliness of the village. I could quite easily have never come back to England!"

Villa Details

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Distribution

Ground floor

  • Entrance lobby
  • Large open-plan living / dining room kitchen
  • 1 twin bedroom (beds pushed together) with en-suite W/C
  • Small, shaded terrace (furnished)

Lower ground floor

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • Storage space

First floor

  • Large roof terrace (furnished)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV (some channels in English; also German, French etc)
  • DVD
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own device).

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine, Iron & board
  • Hairdryer
  • All linen is provided (but not beach towels)
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request). Cot linen not included

Kitchen

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

Outdoors

  • Open roof terrace
  • Shaded dining terrace
  • Sun beds, sun shade
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture

Notes

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

This property is not suitable for young children

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

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Prices and Seasons

ZA 67

2017 Season Dates Sleeping 2
per week
Sleeping 3/4
per week
1st January to 6th January 580 € 730 €
7th January to 7th April 510 € 620 €
8th April to 21st April 580 € 730 €
22nd April to 30th June 510 € 620 €
1st July to 15th September 580 € 730 €
16th September to 15th December 510 € 620 €
16th December to 5th January 2018 580 € 730 €

ZA 67

2018 Season Dates Sleeping 2
per week
Sleeping 3/4
per week
Prices Pending --- ---

Notes

From November to April inclusive, there is an additional charge of 10€ per day for winter heating. This is paid locally to the owner on arrival.

Firewood is available from the owner and is 8€ per basket. Paid for locally as required.

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.

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