Country House in Bubion, Las Alpujarras, Spain - Set in a Peaceful Garden and Orchard of 3000 sq m, Only 500m from Bubion, 800m from Capileira
Ideally located between two of the most known villages in the Aljujarras with a private drive leading directly to the house, benefitting 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.
Top Traveller Review
Perfect situation to enjoy the mountains
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
'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
5 based on 6 holidaymaker reviews
Perfect situation to enjoy the mountains
We enjoyed our 2 week stay here surrounded by the glorious gardens, with views of the Poqeirera Gorge and near pathways for many mountain walks to close by villages and the wonderful sierras. The owner was extremely helpful with local advice on activities and facilities. Although within an easy walk to shops and places to eat and drink, it is quiet and peaceful, and swinging in the shaded hammock with a book in the heat of the day was a treat, and truly felt 'away from it all'.
Beautiful Mountain House Getaway
We arrived on a visit to Bubion on Monday 4/1/16 and fell in love with this charming mountain home - we immediately called Nadia to see if we could switch from our existing hotel and stay the remainder of our holidays here! Nadia and Marco responded immediately, offering us the accomodation for the period we required. When we arrived Marco met us with ample firewood for the amazing log burner. The weather was surprisingly mild - compared to England warm even! All of our expectations were exceeded and the photos do not do the cortijo justice! The location is perfect, quiet with fabulous mountain views, watching the clouds sweep up the valley was breathtaking. Overall Nadia and Marco's house is spotlessly clean, stunningly decorated and has an amazing ambiance. The facilities are A1 with everything being provided that we needed including fresh towels, bedding, linen etc. We would recommend this to everyone who is looking for a peaceful break as it's proximity to the mountain is now a well maintained road after the cycle race. Also there is a municipal pool with a baby pool close by that without doubt during the summer will be the best location ever for a morning swim. As for food we mostly ate in but would recommend an evening at Teide in the village to enjoy authentic Spanish company and great tapas. Our only reservation is writing this review as we would like to stay here as much as is humanly possible next year but after writing this - we may not find any availability! Thanks again for everything and we look forward to returning.
Beautiful setting and very good accommodation
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Bubion in this lovely house with beautiful gardens. The views from the property are spectacular and there are many mountain walks to explore or alternatively just relax and soak up the tranquillity of the Sierra Nevada. The house is ideally situated for access to Bubion and the neighbouring villages where there are many restaurants. We certainly hope to return in the future. Sue and Chris from Kineton, Warwickshire.
Wonderful, peaceful week in rural retreat
We are a family of four with two fairly young children and this house was absolutely perfect for us. It was very important to have a safe garden where they could play. It lived up to our expectations and much more. We were already familiar with the area and the location was perfect between the two villages with just a short but extremely picturesque walk to each one.
The house was clean and perfectly maintained and the garden was an absolute delight. Our children were up early each morning to go and see the owners' horses, which they loved! Nadia and Marco were so good with them, chatting to them and teaching them about the horses (they asked a lot of questions!) They even managed to dig out a paddling pool for the kids.
We did lots of hikes and if you need any information the owners are more than willing to help and give advice as they know the area so well.
I would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting a quiet and beautiful setting in this area.
Thanks to you both! We will definitely be back.
Beautiful Cortijo in an idyllic setting
The cortijo was much more than we expected and we were absolutely delighted when we arrived and saw it for the first time. The gardens and interior were both quite stunning and the house perfectly located half way between and within easy walking distance of Bubion and Capeliera. There was everything that we needed and Nadia even gave us milk as the shops were closed it being a Sunday. She also told us all the good places to eat and advised us on walks and lots of evening entertainment that was going on in the area as it was Fiesta season.
Nadia and Marco were always on hand to advise if we needed them but never intrusive in any way. Our daughter went out riding with Nadia up in the hills and over into the next valley and enjoyed herself immensely.We hardly used the hire car all week as there was so much to do in the immediate area.We barbecued in the beautiful gardens most evenings but on the last night we had a great meal at Estacion4 as there was a Fiesta in Bubion. We followed the Samba parade around the narrow streets which was a great experience.
We all had a great holiday and would not hesitate to return but for longer next time!!
Peaceful oasis, perfect location, magic place
The house was even better than the photos and everything was provided; plenty linen, towels, toilet rolls, local home-made marmalade, chutney and preserves and everything in the kitchen you could need. Beautiful house full of treasures and gorgeous textiles with comfy sofas, internet and tv (who would want it?) and music player (and cds!). The garden is beautiful and there was a seat for every time of day with different views but my favourite was the hammock undere the willow tree with the sound of the acequia beside me. The owners were there to advise and assist if you needed and they recommended a trek to the top of Mulhacen (highest mountain in Spain) which we did the day of the mountain blessing along with many other Spanish families and about 30 horses and the Virgen from the church in Trevelez who is carried to the top on a mule! It was a fantastic walk, an amazing experience and our hosts were there on their horses too. They were able to recommend plenty of concerts (flamenco one evening, guitar music, cello concert in another village not to mention the exploding fox! (you have to be there). We had a fabulous meal in Estacion 4 a five minute walk into the village (longer and uphill coming back but after a few glasses of wine its fine). We bought hand woven blanket (Taller del Telar Nade Favreau Bubion) hand woven rugs (hilacar, bubion,http://www.jarapahilacar.com/index.php/en/) ceramics (altabeiter). This is an amazing place if you like hand made things, lovely walks, trees, flowers, mountains, good food.....all that is good in life! The local swimming pool is not finished yet but it will be a real bonus if you have children going in the summer holidays. We had a fantastic holiday here and recommend it to any who need a soothing, relaxing, romantic break.
From the Owner
“The Poqueira valley and it's three villages have everything you need without having to resort to driving a car everywhere, plenty of shops/cafes/bars/restaurants within easy walking distance but sufficiently far away so as not to spoil the peace and quiet of the cortijo and it's garden. We use the cortijo for a few months each year so there are family photos and personal possessions in the house, but also, a well equipped kitchen and large selection of books to be enjoyed by visitors.”
Activity and Interests
One 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.
Malaga airport is two - 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. Emergency ward 15 minutes drive.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To confirm a reservation a 30% deposit by bank transfer will be required, the remainder to be paid 12 weeks in advance or on booking if within 12 weeks of commencement date. 100% refund for cancellations made up to 12 weeks before commencement date of holiday, 50% refund for cancellations made between 12 and 8 weeks, and no refund for cancellations made within 8 weeks of start date of holiday. It is advisable to purchase an insurance policy.
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.
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.
30% deposit required to confirm a reservation, the remainder to be paid 12 weeks in advance of reserved holiday arrival date
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Wonderful garden and orchard with mountain and valley views all around, acequia stream running alongside and immediate access to local paths.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and basin, hairdryer and wall-heater
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 double Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed.
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Notes on accommodation: Very comfortable living all on one floor with double-glazing throughout and plenty of windows. Outside: small barbecue, hammocks, benches and several table and chair sets in various parts of garden (sun or shade) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 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.