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ZA 75

1 bedroom, sleeps 2

A friendly little cottage in a beautiful village

Not far from the village square, this traditional cottage with its wood beamed ceilings and handmade floor tiles is friendly and charming ...

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One, double bedded

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N/A; no swimming pool.

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In the village of Capileira in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada).

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Sleeping 2 : 360 € per week.

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A quiet corner

Excellently situated near the village square, yet in a quiet corner where one can sit out, this little cottage is a genuine, traditional house, at least 300 years old.

Descending the storybook labyrinth of narrow, winding streets is one of the delights of being in Capileira, but staying at the top of the village near the little shops, restaurants, bars and parking has its attractions, too!

Excellently situated very near the square, yet in a quiet corner where one can sit out, this small village house is built with wood-beamed ceilings and handmade terracotta floor tiles. It's a genuine, traditional village house, at least 300 years old with big old chestnut beams and has plenty of space for two people.

Neatly renovated and comfortably furnished, it is a friendly house with lots of charm, ideal for a couple who want to enjoy the genuine atmosphere of the beautiful Alpujarra mountains and one of its most popular villages.

It has been home-from-home for 15 years now, to couples and single travellers wanting to get to know or hike in the magnificent mountain terrain of Las Alpujarras and, at the same time, enjoy the comfort of a genuine village house.

Winsome atmosphere

Neatly renovated and comfortably furnished, it is a friendly house with lots of charm where you will enjoy the genuine atmosphere of the beautiful Alpujarras.

The original building, dating back to 1700, was completely and rustically restored in 2000. On one storey, with solid chestnut beams, a double living room and space to sit out (in sun or shade), it has the charm of an old friend.

The narrow, traffic-free street (except for a few occasional goats) widens to form a broad, semi-private corner where the house is located. Guests often sit out here in the sun or the shade of the fresno tree.

The old wooden front door opens to a very welcoming room which is divided into a decently equipped kitchen area on the left, sitting space on the other side with a sofa and wicker chairs (the chairs can be taken to sit outside). The sitting area can be curtained off from the kitchen.

This leads through to the main living room, furnished in rustic style with a sofa and armchair. The super-efficient, cast-iron Hergom wood-burning stove keeps it all toasty warm in winter; insulation in the roof and thick stone walls help keep the house cool in summer and warm during cooler months. There is a radio, TV and DVD player for quiet nights in.

The bathroom (with shower over the bath tub) leads off at one end. Three steps lead up at the other end to the double bedroom.


An enchanting maze of ancient dwellings, cats and geraniums, hens and goats, nooks and crannies, fountains and sudden, dramatic views, Capileira is the most popular of all the captivating white villages of the high Alpujarra.

The house is well looked after by the owner's sister who lives in the village and is always on hand if guests need anything.

Although, what more could one want? The atmosphere is very relaxing, the furnishings are comfortable enough and it’s a great place to explore from. As well as its winsome cottage atmosphere the other great feature here is, quite simply, its location: just below the village square but in a quiet corner of a traffic-free street. So you're nicely hidden away yet very close to good local facilities - including bar terraces, bakeries and craft shops - which these days include WiFi at café-bars. Trails along the magnificent gorge, down to the river or up into the Sierra Nevada mountains start from your doorstep.

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.

The second highest village in Spain, Capileira is spectacularly moulded onto the mountainscape 1,435 metres above sea level. Its old streets - happily too narrow for cars - entwine and criss-cross their way a full hundred metres down the side of the gorge.

An enchanting maze of ancient dwellings, cats and geraniums, hens and goats, nooks and crannies, fountains and sudden, dramatic views - both down the valley and up to the mountain backdrop of Sierra Nevada, where blue skies meet pure white snow cresting the peaks - there are few more beautiful situations anywhere in Europe.

Many folk, from Iceland to New Zealand, have stayed at the cottage and left encouraging comments, including plenty of honeymooners. "Our fantastic rental cottage" is what (not so) Crazy George calls it in the caption to his photo on Flickr. We'll leave you to make your own minds up!

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

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All on one floor

  • Open-plan kitchen (with breakfast bar) and living area opposite
  • Second living room
  • Double bedroom (3 steps up)
  • Bathroom (shower over bath tub)




  • Spanish TV
  • DVD
  • Radio / CD player
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own device)


  • Wood burning stove in the living room
  • Portable gas and electric heaters
  • Portable Fans
  • Washing machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (but not beach towels)
  • Hairdryer
  • Cot available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied


  • Gas Oven
  • Gas hob (4 rings)
  • Small fridge
  • Toaster, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery


  • Technically there's no private outside space although the traffic-free street outside widens to form a broad, semi-private corner where the house is located. Guests often sit out here in the sun or the shade of the fresno tree.


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




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

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Prices and Seasons

ZA 75

2019 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices are the same throughout the year 410 € 820 €

ZA 75

2020 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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In the village of Capileira (basic facilities) in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada)


In the village of Capileira (basic facilities), 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 hrs; 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, Capileira itself, Bubión (a couple of kilometres further down 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, 30 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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