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Large, Sumptuous Town House With Roof Terrace And Stunning Views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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About the property

4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Large 4 bedroom house with roof terrace & stunning views over the rooftops of Alhama down to the square & the historic Church. From here you can enjoy the breeze & the swallows at dusk. Beautifully restored & lovingly decorated with treasures collected on worldwide travels. Located on a quiet side street off the main square just a minutes stroll to tapas bars, supermarket & other amenities. Luxurious rusticity at its best in a lovely town nestled in the hills of Andalucia.

Originally part of a larger property called the Palacio de los Espejos, Casa de los Espejos, or 'The House of Mirrors', is named after the Espejo family who owned the former Palacio. Restoration began on the house in early 2005 after it had remained empty and slipped into serious disrepair for twenty years. Our ‘Casa’ comprises half of the original house and is decorated with an eclectic mix of furniture and curios, collected on extensive travels throughout Spain, South America, Thailand and India. The resulting effect is both decadent and rustic whilst being incredibly comfortable and homely at the same time. The materials, fittings and technologies installed during the restoration have transformed the entire house but particularly the kitchen and bathrooms into luxurious havens for enthusiastic chefs and bathers alike. This is a place to stay in all seasons with a wood-burning stove and underfloor heating.

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Leonie Cornelius
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2018

About Leonie Cornelius

I am the mother of two wonderful young children & being a typical Aquarian (!) I thrive on creativity & design. I fell in love with Casa de los Espejos the minute I first laid eyes on it & relished the challenge of breathing life back into this grand, yet very neglected, old building in Alhama.

I have since been involved with the design of two award-winning Spanish bars in the UK & recently completed another renovation project, of a beautiful Victorian property on the Hants/Surrey border, where we now live in the UK.

We visit Alhama as often as school & other commitments will allow & always adore our time in the house, socialising with the charming locals & exploring the stunning countryside. All in all, it is a very special place with a relaxing pace of life that is quite intoxicating!

Leonie Cornelius purchased this house in 2002


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alhama de Granada in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Electric wall radiators MUST be turned off in the day. Excessive heating costs will be chargeable. No candles or naked flames in the house please.
Location Type:
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Large, Sumptuous Town House With Roof Terrace And Stunning Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great location (Alhama de Granada) Very comfortable house with character

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend Casa de los Espejos as a great home base for exploring the beautiful countryside of Andalucia. The town of Alhama de Granada is a nice escape from the more developed coast. It has retained its history and the local culture and economy are still intact. The house is full of character and is very comfortable. It does take a little bit of tinkering to get the heat set properly in cooler weather as the heat is delivered through underfloor heating which takes some time to reach an equilibrium. There is ample space and everything was very comfortable. Roof terrace is fantastic and offers great views over the town.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great Easter break

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous stay in this wonderful town house which was perfectly situated in the middle of town. We had a great time exploring Alhama and the wonderful Gorge. We also enjoyed visiting the hot springs and hot swimming pool! The kids loved it as well as the grown ups. The house was really spacious for our family of 4 and we enjoyed the wood burner (sadly needed as the temperature took a nose dive during our week there!) and the well equipped kitchen. A great base for exploring the town, Granada and for those who like to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property in a beautiful, real Spanish town. We visited Córdoba, Granada and the Costa del Sol during our stay and all were an easy drive. The bars and restaurants down the street are lively and excellent and there are grocery stores nearby. Parking was available on the street. The house itself was spacious and very well furnished. We were 8 people and had plenty of room. Roof deck! Awesome! All in all a great experience, and a big thanks to Leonie.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our short stay at La Casa de Espejos. The location is great for bars, restaurants (including the brilliant "La Seguiriya") shops, and setting off for walks.

The stylish decor adds value to the spacious accommodation, with the bonus of the roof terrace for spectacular views and al fresco dining.

We always walk the gorge when we visit Alhama, now with a choice of 2 eateries just the right distance away for us.

We look forward to our next visit to one of our favourite places in the world.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Full of charm

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, surrounded by natural beauty, perfect for our walkers and bike rides. Very central location in a beautiful traditional town with mouthwatering tapas on your door step. House is of a very good and generous size (inc a roof top balcony, where we spent many a hours!) Finished with traditional and modern interior. Full of charm and quirkiness. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful eclectic fun house in Andalucia.

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this delightful property wholeheartedly.

The location is in the heart of this beautiful authentic Andalucian village

The house is warm and imaginately decorated and furnished. It is a delight!

Descriptions were reliable and the facilities as described. The house was clean and welcoming.

The owner provided great customer service.

I loved the surroundings and all the tapas restaurants on the doorstep.

The hot springs were such fun and the gorge spectacular.

My favourite eatery was The Seguiriya in town. Try their paella and explore their extensive wine list.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Malaga airport is a 1 hour 15 minute drive.

Granada airport is a 30 minute drive.

40 minutes by car to the beach at Torre del Mar. There is a wide choice of beaches within easy access.

The Hot Springs - from which the town derives its name - are 1 km from the centre of town. There is a National Park with impressive mountain views, rewarding walks and fantastic picnic facilities including stone BBQ, tables, benches and sinks.

Granada, with the world famous Alhambra Palace, is 45 minutes away. Ronda, with its spectacular gorge, is a 90 minute drive. Malaga, the elegant Mediterranean town, birth place of Pablo Picasso, is 1 hour and 15 minutes by car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alhama de Granada, Andalusia

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Listed rates are based on occupancy of up to four guests. Please add an additional £10 per person, per night, for each additional guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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