Country House on Edge of Picturesque Village
Set in a Peaceful Garden and Orchard of 3000 sq m, Only 500m from Bubion, 800m from Capileira
Sleeps 4 (2 double Bedrooms)
Ideally located between two of the most known villages in the Aljujarras with a private drive leading directly to the house, benefiting from easy walking access to the shops, bars and restaurants of either village and numerous walks in every direction. The house was built in the traditional way with stone and chestnut beams and is double-glazed throughout. At certain times of the year the shepherd brings his sheep to the meadow next door and you can enjoy the music of more than a hundred bells as they happily graze the varied grasses and flowers.
Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with double bed.
Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and basin, hairdryer.
Oven, gas hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee-pots.
Spacious lounge-dining room with woodburner, reference books for birds, wildlife, local area and walking guides also many fiction/non fiction books, Radio/CD player, UK satellite TV, DVD player, wifi, traditional games, French doors leading to garden.
Bathroom towels and linen are included (please bring your own towels for beach or garden use), the house is cleaned prior to arrival. Small torch recommended for night-time walking between villages.
Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.
Central Heating, Internet Access, Satellite.
Access by car to a few metres from door, although there are 4 wide steps up to back door.
Wonderful 3000 square metre garden and orchard with sun-trap terrace at back and hammocks in the shady areas for a peaceful siesta or leisurely read. Small barbecue and wooden tables and chairs.
Important notes on accommodation
Very comfortable living all on one floor with double-glazing throughout and plenty of windows.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1 November 2013 - 19 December 2013||€ 75.00||€ 470.00||4|
|20 December 2013 - 1 January 2014||€ 485.00||4|
|2 January 2014 - 19 December 2014||€ 470.00||4|
Notes on prices
During the winter months there will be a supplement of 25 euros per week or 5 euros per night for firewood/heating costs which are expensive in Spain.
During changeover days when house is reserved for new arrivals departure needs to be by 10.00am and arrivals not before 4.00pm to allow for cleaning. At other times flexible.
To confirm a reservation a 30% deposit by bank transfer will be required, the remainder to be paid 6 weeks in advance.
Country House in Bubion, Las Alpujarras, Spain
About the area
One hour and a quarter hours drive to the beach, approximately the same to the Alhambra Palace in Granada (pre-booking recommended) or an hour and a half to the Sierra Nevada ski resort for a winter's day outing.
How to get there
Malaga airport is two and a half hours drive, Granada one and a half and a car-hire is recommended because although there are three buses a day to Bubion there are none at night for airport arrivals.
500 metres to Bubion centre and 800 metres to Capileira village, 30 mins drive to the market town of Orgiva.
Within a short walk in either direction you can find everything you need in the way of cafes/bars/restaurants. Shops: bakers, small supermarkets, butchers, chemist, doctor, bank and hardware stores, fish van visits 3 times a week and fresh vegetable lorries and small market stalls set up once a week. Horse-riding by the hour, day or week provided by two stables (both owners are friends of ours) excellent healthy, happy horses and both speak English and Spanish. The swimming pool at the campsite in the next valley (15 mins drive) allows non-residents to pay for the day, shady garden, terrace cafe/bar, at some point in the not-too -distant future Capileira and Bubion plan to open their public pools but probably only during July and August - which is normal for Spanish villages. Local mountain-biking guides, or guides for high sierra walks. Flamenco or painting courses available at certain times of year in Capileira.
'we love the cortijo, excellent setting, peaceful but close to both villages, entertained by red squirrel, sheep and birds...we'll be back!' M&K
'thank you for letting us stay in your amazing house and watch the birds & squirrel and myriad other beasts we were unfamiliar with from the comfort of your garden hammocks! We explored this wonderful countryside and marvelled at the ancient landscape...' K&G
'a beautiful and very restful house and garden. We've done some fantastic walking....hope to be back some day' K&S
'lovely cortijo, lovely views, superb, if exhausting, walking' J&S
About the Owner
After working for 25 years as a school photographer I finally managed to give up the rat race and follow my passion for flamenco and travelling with horses. We renovated a very rustic ruin in the gorge below Capileira, taking everything by mule, and now live most of the time down there with our horses, wild boar and Ibex, where we're kept busy in our organic vegetable garden and orchard, when we're not away on trek.
Year property purchased:
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref S16862
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 7714548276
Languages spoken: English, Spanish.
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This advertiser joined Owners Direct in February 2007,
and has advertised this property with us since May 2011.