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Large Traditional Town House in Moorish Quarter



Updated: 04-Aug-2016
Town house in Alhama de Granada, Andalucia - Quiet Street Close to the Centre of this Beautiful Historic Town

This large house is carefully renovated, respecting its original architecture and traditional features. It has attractive beamed ceilings, thick walls and Moorish archways. The furniture is a blend of restored Spanish, old-fashioned English and rustic South African! There's a private patio for dining al fresco and the spacious split level roof terraces enjoy views of the surrounding hills and the town's imposing fifteenth century church. See the virtual tour on our website. The house is situated in a delightfully quiet street in the oldest part of historic Alhama, with the main square and its shops, bars and restaurants, just a couple of minutes' walk away. Alhama, built on the edge of a gorge, is described by the Rough Guide as ‘one of the unsung gems of Granada province’. It is the perfect place to experience life in a traditional Spanish town, explore the fantastic countryside around, or travel to the classical cities of Andalucia: Granada, Cordoba and Seville.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

The main thing is I used to live in Alhama, so I know the town well. I'd still be there if things hadn't gone pear-shaped (why pears?) and may go back in the future. I visit two or three times a year so am up to date with what's going on in Alhama.

I work in higher education, look after the kids on my own now, and might do some dog fostering soon!

Speaks English, Spanish

12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Very good stay in this beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay. The house is very pleasant, very comfortable, very fresh and possessed all the necessity to have an excellent stay. The house is very well situated near the city center. Any negative point, everything was perfect. I strongly recommend this rent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest commented on how cool the house is, even in the height of summer. It's a useful reminder that traditionally built houses are fine without air conditioning, which often surprises visitors.
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Great Large House in A Stunning Hilltop Village

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with a large roof terrace and lots of space to spread out. Also, the historic home has very thick walls that keep in the cool air, creating a great retreat from the Andalusian heat. The village has beautiful hiking trails in a valley just five minutes away. There's also a lively plaza close-by with bars and restaurants to have a wine or churros con chocolate.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Some guests ask if the property has air conditioning, it doesn't, and this review explains why. The house pre-dates air conditioning (and electricity), and the builders knew what to do to keep the heat out!
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Beautiful House in the Pueblo

  • 5 of 5

Really exceptional large house that is cool in the summer and has a great roof terrace. Also, the town is stunning and has excellent hiking trails nearby and a lively cafe scene in the central plaza. Definitely a place I would like to return to.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased this guest mentioned hiking trails as the countryside around Alhama is one of it's great features.
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Good house in excellent quiet location in nice real Spanish town. Super roof terrace.

  • 4 of 5

Nice old property in very quiet location in a lane virtually free from traffic.. Lots of stairs. House probably better suited to the warmer months as it was designed to be a cool haven away from the searing Spanish sun. Car access a bit tricky with the very narrow streets. A small car would be best though there is good parking nearby. Just behind the church. Two minutes walk from the village centre and 5 mins from the famous gorge. Stunning countryside all around and Granada is only half an hour away by car . Good bus service to Granada (1hr)

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm grateful to any guest who takes the time to review the property and I think this is a fair summary of the house and it's surroundings. Thanks.
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Interesting and Relaxed

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely old house modernised in all the important ways with two bathrooms and lots of bedrooms on four or more floors. There is a gorgeous small back terrace at ground level and a good roof terrace for evening meals and drinks. Access to the house front door by car is possible but not the easiest: parking nearby is not a problem.

The town is relaxed and quiet with plenty of good quality restaurants (La Seguiriya) and supermarkets for home catering. The town has an information office and a library where internet is free. A dramatic gorge for walks is a feature of the town.

Granada is an easy drive of about an hour and the coast to the south is the same distance.

The English owner could not have been more helpful with excellent contact by email and a local friend sees to arrivals and departures. It all worked perfectly and I would recommend this property and its position to family and friends..

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased to receive this review which covers all the key points - the house, the town and the support for visitors. It's the quality of all three that make for a stress-free, relaxing holiday. Thanks very much.
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Basic but all we needed for a comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

The property description was accurate, the house was clean and comfortable, Sami was helpful with parking ideas for Granada and Seville. A car is essential as Alhama is a small town but it has plenty of eating out options in the many friendly bars and cafes. El Tigre and Ochoa were favourites. The walk through the gorge to visit the swimming pool at Pato Loco was a particular delight.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love the walk through the gorge, too! And it's interesting how most guests manage to find those two bars. All the cafes and bars in Alhama are most welcoming, but those two have a particular ambiance.
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From the Owner

We drove into Alhama in 2003 and immediately thought what a good feel the town has.

Activity and Interests


It is just under an hour's drive to the beach at Torre del Mar. From there, the modern coast road makes many of the Costa resorts easily accessible.


Granada airport is 45 mininutes away though is currently not served by any of the budget airlines. Malaga, served by a range of operators, is 1 hour 15 mins away. Airport transfers are available locally. Depending on what you want to do on your trip a car is not essential - we used to come here and just leave the hire car parked in the same place for a week!


We're about an hour from the centre of Granada, and the Alhambra Palace. Malaga, usually seen simply as an entry/exit point, actually has a beautiful old town and the Picasso Museum, about an hour and a half away. Montefrio, El Torcal (bizarre rock formations) about an hour and a half.

Further Details:

Alhama de Granada is self-contained in terms of shops, bars and restaurants, so you are unlikely to find it necessary to go elsewhere for anything you would need on holiday. Traditional opening hours are observed by most shops, so they close for the afternoon but open again at about 5pm. Please note that most shops and supermarkets don't open Saturday evening or Sunday, so guests arriving during Saturday afternoon may want to ask for extra shopping. There is a well-stocked baker's in the main square which opens from 8am until well into the evening every day, including the weekend.

The town is perfect for a spring or autumn break. It has several historic buildings, a fantastic little museum, and and one of the old mills in the gorge has been renovated (tours from the tourist office). The town is surrounded by gorgeous countryside with easy walks into the gorge, through which runs the Rio Alhama. Washington Irving, the nineteenth century writer of 'Tales of the Alhambra' visited the town on his famous journey between Seville and Granada. The hot springs just outside town and which give the town its name, have been used since Roman times. Lake Bermajales, one of Alhama's best-kept secrets according to the Observer newspaper, (beach, swimming, picnics under pine trees, etc) is 10km away. Hotel Pato Loco (2km) has a large swimming pool, open to non-residents, set in pleasant grounds, with views to the surrounding olive groves. The pool is open 11am -8pm and it's often very quiet, especially on a weekday afternoon. Arrive just after 11 and you might have the pool to yourself! Visitors with children spend lots of time here.


Rental rates

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Rate 3
18 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

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Booking Notes:
Please contact us by either phone or email. We ask for 25% deposit to secure your booking, the balance to be in our account six weeks before your arrival. Payment may be in Sterling, Euros or PayPal. Please note if you cancel your booking within 6 weeks of your arrival date we reserve the right to retain your deposit if we are unable to secure a replacement booking.

Changeover Day:
We try to be flexible. If there are outgoing/incoming guests on the same day departure is by 12 noon and arrival after 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Above prices based on maximum of 4 guests. Additional guests please add £50 per head up to a maximum of 7. Bookings accepted for part-weeks: daily rates 15% of the weekly rates shown above. Reductions for letting periods in excess of 2 weeks by arrangement. Winter prices include heating. Prices include bed linen and towels (not beach towels) and a small welcome pack (tea, coffee, milk, sugar, juice, biscuits, bread, butter).

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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs: large bathroom containing bath with shower over, toilet, sink and bidet. Outside window. Downstairs: spacious room with shower, toilet and sink. Outside window.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double wooden bed. Beamed ceiling. Bedroom 2 with restored iron and brass double bed. Beamed ceiling. Bedroom 3 with restored iron single bed. Bedroom 4 with 2 single wooden beds.


  • Ski & Snowboard ...

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  • Notes on accommodation: As well as the wood-burning stove, there are free-standing electric radiators and a gas heater for the winter months. The house has lots of stairs, and so might be unsuitable for those with very small children, or those with mobility issues. We ask that you smoke in the outside areas of the property only. Looking for something for a couple? Please see my other property S17391 Outside: There is a shady patio outside the kitchen with a large dining table for meals al fresco. Plants include geraniums, honeysuckle, clematis and roses. There is a balcony on the second floor, with stairs leading to a split-level roof terrace that occupies the full width of the house. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included (but not beach towels). Property cleaned between lets. Other: There is a kitchenette for the preparation of drinks and simple meals, opening onto onto a terrace with views to the church. From here stairs lead up to the large split level roof terraces which offer views to the surrounding countryside.

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