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ZA 38

1 bedroom, sleeps 2/3

Authentic berber style and rustic character

In the original heart of this classic Moorish village, this unpretentious and delightfully traditional holiday home feels hidden away from the rest of the world ...

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Review Icon"Perfect! Exactly as advertised and exactly what we wanted. Beautiful location, lovely home, great hosts."

Unknown (Jul 2017)

Review Icon"The house is lovely. The location, near the towns square in the most authentic part of Bubion is only matched by the great view down the valley. The place is spatious, cool and cosy. "

Unknown (Jun 2017)

Review Icon"This is the most cozy, romantic and attractive house we have ever been. In the middle of the nature and with breathtaking view from the first floor window where we had breakfast and read books. The house is comfortable, practical and extremely clean. It has been very easy to communicate with the owner and reach the house with all the info she gave to us. Fantastic stay indeed!!!"

Unknown (Apr 2017)

Review Icon"This is the most cozy, romantic and attractive house we have ever been. In the middle of the nature and with breathtaking view from the first floor window where we had breakfast and read books. The house is comfortable, practical and extremely clean. It has been very easy to communicate with the owner and reach the house with all the info she gave to us. Fantastic stay indeed!!!"

Unknown (Apr 2017)

Review Icon"This house is an amazing place to stay during some days and to know Las Alpujarras. It is in Bubión, so you can go easily to Capileira and Pampaneira. The house has got everything you need to feel at home, a comfortable bed, wonderful chimney and good views, and a lot of details that makes it a charming and lovely place to stay in. Totally recommended if you want to go to Las Alpujarras!! Thanks!!"

Unknown (Feb 2017)

Review Icon"The house was truly lovely,full of character and very clean.We really enjoyed the peace and tranquility that both the house and the area (URL HIDDEN) took along our little dogs and went on walks to the neighboring villages.We went just after Christmas and liked making a real fire every evening."

Unknown (Jan 2017)

Review Icon"My husband and I had a great time at ZA38. The cottage has so much character and the view is incredible. The bed was very comfortable and the home was well-equipped. We would definitely stay there again. "

Previous Guest (Oct 2015)

Review Icon"The house itself is beautiful, comfortable, and well equipped. It is a fantastic base from which to enjoy the mountains, and there a some excellent places to eat in the town. The owner was an excellent host, and we would definitely use her wonderful house again."

Previous Guest (Sep 2015)

Review Icon"Lovely flat with great views of the valley. Bubion is a perfect base for hiking trips, and we have thoroughly enjoyed the quiet - and the fresh temperatures, ideal for walking. The little outside area is perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine from the supermarket ( 5 minutes away at the top of the village), the kitchen very functional and the bed comfy. "

Previous Guest (Sep 2015)

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One, double bedded (and a sofabed)

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N/A; no swimming pool.

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

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350 € per week.

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Villa Description

Tucked away

Just below the church and the village plaza at the foot of the village here it's as peaceful as can be - no traffic, just countryside all around and beautiful views.

Bubión is a classic example of a Berber mountain village, spectacularly situated on the steep slopes of the Poqueira Gorge.

Before the road came in the 1920's the only access to the village was by way of a mule track which zig-zags its way up the hillside from neighbouring Pampaneira.

Here, at the foot of the village is its original heart, with the Church and the main plaza (village square) prominent.

These days "Barrio Bajo" remains quiet and traffic free, most modern-day developments having taken place at the top of the village, along the main road. A handful of cars park around the village square but that's it, the end of the road, there's nowhere to go from here except back to the top of the village.

This small house is tucked away, around the corner, just below the church and the traditional village washhouse.

Genuine character

At least six hundred years old, it's an authentic Moorish cottage - with chestnut beams, slate ceilings, terracotta-flagged floors and whitewashed walls.

Built entirely in stone by the Berbers who settled these villages long ago, it is at least six hundred years old. It's an authentic example of their work - with chestnut beams, slate ceilings, terracotta-flagged floors and whitewashed walls. Now a protected building it is a house of genuine character.

Although very much part of the village, you nevertheless feel hidden away from the rest of the world here.

The south-facing views down the Poqueira Valley are fabulous, encompassing the rural bliss of the surrounding mountains, sweeping across a shimmering Mediterranean Sea to Morocco beyond.

The house, unpretentious and simply decorated, is on two floors.

One enters from a little walkway (where a passion flower vine climbs the wall) to a dining area neatly divided off from the kitchen. A cosy living room with open fireplace leads off.

The main feature of the house is a timbered gallery reached via a wooden staircase. Up here is the double bedroom, from where the gallery leads round to a small furnished bay opening onto a railed balcony.

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.

As the afternoon rays pour in, it's easy to day-dream of days past when this was the very last stronghold of the once great Kingdom of the Moors.

Incredibly beautiful

The cottage looks out across a broad sweep of the stunning Poqueira Valley with the coastal mountain ranges of Lújar and the Contraviersa beyond.

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).

Wonderfully rustic

A lovely place for anyone who wants a break from the helter skelter modern world, time to re-charge batteries and enjoy real peace and nature's harmony.

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.

At the top of the village there are a handful of bars and restaurants catering both for locals and the tourists who have found their way up into the mountains. These offer good wholesome food at affordable prices, washed down by local vinos and still-generously poured spirits. A couple have free WiFi connection.

Being in the high mountains it can be cold in winter - and snow does occasionally fall - although it has a special, magical beauty 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!

Wonderfully rustic, this is a lovely place for a couple - or a single person - who wants a break from the helter skelter modern world, time to re-charge batteries and enjoy real peace and nature's harmony.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa


Ground floor

  • Open-plan dining room / kitchen
  • Living room (with single sofabed)
  • Bathroom (shower only, no bath)

First floor

  • Gallery double bedroom with sitting area



  • TV with local channels
  • Radio / CD player
  • Selection of books and games
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own devices)


  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Portable gas heater and electric radiator
  • Portable Fan
  • Washing machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (but not beach towels)
  • Cot available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied


  • Gas Oven
  • Gas hob (3 rings)
  • Fridge with small freezer compartment
  • Kettle and Coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery


  • Technically there's no private outside space although there is a table and chairs where you can sit on the little walkway shared with two other houses. They hardly ever use it as only gives them access to their woodsheds)


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

The property isn't suitable for toddlers because the stairs are partly open

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

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Prices and Seasons

ZA 38

2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices are the same throughout the year 350 € 700 €

ZA 38

2019 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)


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.


  • 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.


  • 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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