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An authentic 500 year old stone and beamed house situated in Ferreirola in the High Alpujarra Mountains; with roof terrace and balcony providing spectacular views all around. The tiny whitewashed hamlet is tucked away from the world, near Pitres in the Sierra Nevada National Park and ideal for walkers and those looking for a peaceful and beautiful environment. There are bars and restaurants within walking distance and a larger village (Pitres, bank, market etc))4km away. It is about 2.5 hours from Malaga airport and around 1. 25 hour to Granada.
Most people ask how long I have been here. The answer is 21 years - and I only came here for a month originally, so beware this place is addictive; I have clients who have just made their 19th visit.
Ferreirola is a tiny village in the mountains about an hour 15 minutes from Granada but actually a world away.Visitors have compared the area to Nepal or the Atlas mountains but, to me, it is an unique haven from the world, - beautiful, safe, with clear air and light and populated by real people.
Come here if you love walking, mountains, or just lazing in the sun and reading. We have a great collection of books.
Mostly you will find that you just sit and stare at the scenery in amazement and listen to the silence - possible from the terrace of one of the bars in the nearby villages!
Barbara Lynch purchased this house in 1994
I fell in love with the place. It is remote but you can even get here by bus from Granada if you are patient.
Peace, stunning views, great walking. A feeling of having stepped off the busy world.
"We have been back nine years running we love it so much" (Pam and Roj Moody) 2009.
"We fell in love with the area and Barbara helped us buy a house near hers". Judith Hinman and Alan Green
"I wanted to stay forever". Terry Binns
"Can we book for next year, please?" Jack and Linda Green
We loved it. Homely and spacious (well for the two of us anyway) with it's own roof terrace adjoining the owner's (but separated by a high wall) , and a lovely covered terrace adjoining the living room, cooler in the day. The house is in the lovely 'white' village of Fereirolla, with great views from both terraces over the surrounding countryside which has wonderful walks, one beginning quite literally from right outside the front door. It was so peaceful, more than we would have expected in a village location. We were able to walk to an excellent French vegetarian restaurant, and a more cheap and cheerful pizzeria ( both around 15 minutes) for dinner in the evenings, and it's a short car ride to Pitres which has a very good supermarket and bakery. Barbara is a very nice host and couldn't have been more helpful. What can I say...we loved it!
Casa Barbara is a traditional Moorish house in a small village at the end of the road. There is great walking all around and good access to Mulhacen (bus from Capiliera to 8,800' and good track to the summit). The supermarket and bakery in Pitres are good, and eating your evening meal on the balcony every evening a rare treat (especially if you come from Scotland!!). The history of the area is fascinating and we found lots of endemic plants. Barbara's warm welcome, knowledge and love of the area will see us back again!
Dies war unser erster Aufenthalt in der Casa Barbara - und ganz sicher nicht der letzte! Ferreirola ist ein wunderschönes kleines maurisches Dörfchen und gehört zu den sieben Dörfern der Großgemeinde "La Taha". Die sieben Dörfer liegen auf rund 950 bis 1.400 m Höhe in den Alpujarras, einer der Sierra Nevada im Süden vorgelagerten Gebirgsregion. In Ferreirola endet die Straße und von nun an geht es nur noch zu Fuß weiter - ein Paradies für Wanderer. Trotz der Abgeschiedenheit des Dorfes gibt es mehrere Bars und Restaurants im 1.5km entfernten Mecina, in Pitres (ca. 10 Minuten Autofahrt/ 30 Minuten zu Fuß bergan) gibt es einen sehr gut bestückten Supermarkt und sogar eine 24 Stunden Ambulanz und eine Apotheke für Notfälle. Die Küste (Salobrena) ist in einer 1 Stunde Autofahrt zu erreichen, Granada in ca. 1.5 Stunden.
Die Casa Barbara ist ein 500 Jahre altes maurisches Häuschen, das von seiner Besitzerin Barbara - einer sehr netten englischen Lady - liebevoll restauriert wurde und seinen ursprünglichen Charme dadurch erhalten hat. Alles ist zweckmäßig und gemütlich eingerichtet. Für kalte Tage gibt es einen Gas- und einen Holzofen. Neben einem Balkon, der sowohl vor Hitze als auch vor Kälte schützt, gibt es eine wunderschöne Dachterasse, von der aus man einen atemberaubenden Blick auf die umliegenden Berge hat. Es herrscht eine unglaubliche Ruhe in dem Ferreirola Tal - einziges Geräusch ist der Rio Trevelez in seiner hier sehr tiefen Schlucht.Der Sternenhimmel ist ein Traum! Vor der Casa Barbara kreuzen sich mehrere Wanderwege, die mittelalterliche Ruta Medieval beginnt direkt um die Ecke. Der Einstieg zu den höchsten Gipfeln der Sierra Nevada (Mulhacen und Alcazaba) ist innerhalb von 20 Minuten Autofahrt erreichbar. Wir haben eine wunderschöne Woche in den Alpujarras bei strahlendem Sonnenschein verbracht und wären sehr, sehr gerne noch länger dort gelieben!
Thanks for everything, Barbara - we will be back soon!
We had the best week. Wall to wall sunshine for the whole 7 days. A most welcome escape from a cold, wet UK.
Every thing is just so easy at Casa Barbara. The moment we enter we feel 'at home' with a feeling of calmness and peace we find hard to describe. Whatever it is, it keeps us coming back. March can't come quick enough. But hey...enough from me. Go give it a try for yourselves. I KNOW you won't be disappointed :)
What more can I say than I have already? Just returned from another perfect stay at Casa Barbara and counting down the days until December when we'll be heading back. Go on...book. You won't be disappointed!
This, our third holiday at Casa Barbara - a traditional Moorish house situated in the tiny "Pueblos Blancos" of Ferreirola, tucked away on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada - as before, did not disappoint.
The warmest of welcomes from Barbara our incredibly helpful and friendly host, the well equipped and spotless kitchen, the pretty balcony overlooking the mountains, the comfy bed, the only sounds the buzzing of lazy bees and darting swifts, you can feel your muscles start to unwind as soon as you arrive.
It's perfect if you appreciate peace and tranquility, walking in the mountains, breathtaking scenery and soaking up the atmosphere of rural Spain.
There are no bars or restaurants in Ferreirola, but a short walk to Mecina Fondales (the next group of villages along) and you'll find a few places to eat, including an excellent vegetarian restaurant. Go a little further afield to some of the other villages in La Taha and you'll find many more restaurants. However, if you decide to "eat in", you will have the "best table in the house" on your very own balcony.
If you feel like enjoying nothing more than a cool drink and a good book, Barbara has thoughtfully provided well stocked bookshelves which include guides to the vast network of walks and maps of the surrounding area, and there's a rooftop terrace with stunning views, perfect for relaxing, but be careful of the low beam as you make your way up!
If you enjoy nightlife, coach tours, beaches or theme parks then this is probably not for you, here you must make your own entertainment. For me, the worst thing about staying at Casa Barbara is going home, it gets that bit harder every time. We'll definitely be returning next year.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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Any day check in after 5pm. .check out by 11.30 if other clients are coming in the same day.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week is 245 pounds for 2 persons. An extra 10 pounds per night is charged for each extra person. Heating: the rental price includes electricity, hot water and gas for the cooker. In winter we supply firewood for the first night free of charge and further wood can be bought at the petrol station you pass on the way up just after the village of Pampaneira. Ask for Leña (lenya). For long stays we can arrange a half dumper of wood to be delivered for 70 euros.