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Individual House with Garden on the Edge of a Moorish Hamlet

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Cottage with garden in the High Alpujarras, Andalucia, Spain - House with Moorish Features in a Peaceful Location with Stunning Mountain Views

Spacious house for 2, totally private and full of light, in a small garden overlooking the tiny Moorish hamlet of Atalbeitar, one of the best preserved in the Alpujarra, on the Southern slopes of Sierra Nevada. The Arabic background of the area is reflected in many details of the decoration of this charming house, including ancient doors and furniture salvaged in the village itself and restored. From its large covered terrace and from every room there are stunning mountain views and beautiful sunsets. One can relax in the shade of an almond tree in its private Mediterranean garden. It's situation at 3500 ft makes it is a good starting point for walks in rural countryside between white villages or for hiking to the highest peaks.


Owner
Dominique Martin
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Danish
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Dominique Martin

Dominique Martin, a French artist who has owned properties in the Alpujarras since 1973, has lived there permanently since 1995 after 20 years of living in Africa and the Pacific. She has worked in tourism since establishing herself in the Alpujarras, renting her own houses and for 10 years as a founding partner of one of the best known rental agencies in the area.

Location

Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

One hour to the coast at Salobrena/Motril.

Travel:

1.30 hour to Granada airport, 2.15 hour to Malaga airport. Car hire is essential. Three daily buses from and to Granada.

Distances:

3 kilometres from Pitres or 20 minutes walk on a path. 1.30 hour from Granada. The GR7 European path crosses the village.

Further Details:

The is no shop in the village. Bread is delivered twice a week. Nearest shops in Pitres or Portugos. This includes health food store, supermarket, weekly market, bank, internet.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Atalbéitar in La Taha

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with shower, beautiful antique handbasin and Moorish floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double bed, wooden floor and electric heating.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Outside: Garden, furnished terrace. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Bedlinen and towels are provided and changed weekly.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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Individual House with Garden on the Edge of a Moorish Hamlet
average rating of 4.2777777 based on 18 reviews
5

A lovely house in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

A lovely old house, very comfortable and tastefully decorated in a beautiful, remote village location. We were a little frustrated by the tall trees mentioned in another review, which block the view of the valley but not of the neighbour's roof terrace, and the other slight downside for us as learners of Spanish was that, because this is a very cosmopolitan area with many English-speaking residents, we didn't hear quite as much ambient Spanish as we would have liked. But these are minor gripes and overall I think five stars are justified. This really is the perfect place to forget about the car and walk as there are many footpaths leading in different directions from the village, including to the nearest supermarket and a very good vegetarian restaurant. Driving any distance takes a while as the roads twist and turn, but we did a trip to the sea and another to Granada, with some truly spectacular views along the way. A shorter drive will take you to other good places for walks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A charming cottage for 2 in a tiny village on a hillside in the Alpujarras.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is comfortable with ample space for to relax. Lots of light & attractive decor with an arabic feel. The garden is a delight especially the roses. The terrace is a lovely spot to have meals and enjoy the garden and the view. I would recommend it to couples who enjoy spectacular scenery, and peace and quiet. An excellent area for walking.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A tranquil home with an unobstructed view of the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We walked the trails connecting each of the La Taha villages. It was the season for many beautiful wild flowers. We were sorry to have to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Private hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Winding our way up the Sierra Nevada mountain range to the tiny hamlet of Atalbéitar we were enchanted with the view and changing landscape. The house with its own garden and terrace provided a quiet interlude to our road trip. The birds, sunsets, and a sense of old world Andalusia was priceless. We hiked, cooked and enjoyed meeting some of the villagers with their great stories about the local environs. Our only regret is that we didn't plan a longer stay to relax and melt into the village life.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An ideal place to get away from it all

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean, comfortable and charming. Ideal for a couple who enjoy walking in beautiful mountains along ancient pathways. All pretty basic but great to get away from the bustling crowds. Although we were most surprised to find WiFi available. The village is very quiet, almost like a ghost town at times, but the locals we did meet were very friendly. The bottom line is we had a most enjoyable relaxing week and are most likely to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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peaceful retreat

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely,peaceful property situated in the heart of a beautiful area, perfect for hiking (only for the very fit!) As the crow flies it is near several villages, however these involve steep rough walks which are enjoyable, but you will probably drive if you want to go for a coffee/meal.

I would highly recommend casa Julio in pampeiera for food. food great and very reasonable.

Inside, the cottage is as described, spacious comfortable and clean. I was disappointed however to find that the since the photos were posted, a great deal of shrubbery has grown up which really obscures the potentially fabulous views.

From reading other reviews I guessed there wasn't a welcome package, and for us this wasn't a problem as we were familiar with the area and had popped into a supermarket on the way from the airport. i do agree though that it's very daunting to arrive in an unfamiliar area and have to try and find a shop (particularly on a Sunday). Unfortunately In my experience, welcome packages tend to be the exception rather than the rule which is a pity.

Overall I would recommend this property if you want a very, very quiet, peaceful holiday with plenty of energetic walking.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Atalbéitar, Sierra Nevada Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
low season
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£89
for 2 nights
From
£44
£221
£531
 
 
Winter long term
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
60 night minimum stay
£885
for 60 nights
£443
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£106
for 2 nights
From
£53
£310
£885
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% deposit by bank transfer upon confirmation of booking. Rest to be paid 28 days before arrival.

Changeover Day:
No specific changeover day. Minimum booking 2 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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