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Country House on Edge of Picturesque Village

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.

Registration Number : VTAR/GR/01276

Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Nadia

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 spend 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.

Nadia purchased this bungalow in 2011

Why Nadia chose Bubión

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

Wonderful garden and orchard with mountain and valley views all around, acequia stream running alongside and immediate access to local paths.

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
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Bubión in La Taha

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking only allowed outside.
  • Arrival must be before 20.00 hours unless by special arrangement
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and basin, hairdryer and wall-heater/ chamber pot
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 double Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with standard sized double bed. Hanging rail with clothes hangers, hanging shelves, 3 drawers and 8 wall hooks for visitors use. Bedroom 2 with standard sized double bed, 2 small bedside cupboards and 9 clothes hooks on cupboard/door. Under Spanish law I am no longer permitted to rent house to 4 people even though there are 2 double beds (very sorry!)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Very comfortable living all on one floor with double-glazing throughout and plenty of windows. Because the owners use the property regularly there are many personal items in the house such as family photos, CD's, books, maps, sewing kit etc... which can be enjoyed by visitors during their stay 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Country House on Edge of Picturesque Village
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Beautiful and idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house which had everything we needed. Gardens are stunning, even saw a red squirrel whilst drinking coffee on the patio. Great views across the valley. Ideal location for circular walks.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is cut from paradise, we know for sure. Breathtaking scenery, blissful garden with flowers, shrubs, endless places to sit and relax, a very warm house with exciting decorations that take you in exotic places with all of modern days necessities fulfilled. This place makes a special holiday experience, however the cherry on the top is the lovely hosts, Nadia and Marco, who we felt we've known for a lifetime. They are wonderful hosts, with endless suggestions for places and activities in the area, just needed to make time for all. Thank you both for a wonderful holiday we'll never forget. Sonia, Robi, Horia and Laura

Newmarket, Suffolk

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Suffolk, England

Superb cortijo, amazing location, wonderful hosts. The perfect place to enjoy the Alpujarras

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Nadias cortijo. The house itself is beautifully decorated inside, full of interesting objects and all the things you need. The garden is a real pleasure with a wealth of flowers and wildlife, and so many places to sit and drink coffee/wine/eat and enjoy the quiet stunning mountain location. Both Nadia and Marco were great hosts: helpful and friendly when we needed but leaving us plenty of space and privacy. For anyone wanting to experience the Alpujarras this is the ideal place to stay. You are just 15 minutes easy walk between two typical villages with great shops, places to eat and plenty of character. However the house itself is in a rural quiet location with unspoilt views of the mountains and Poquiera valley. There are opportunities for amazing walks and drives throughout. We had a perfect time and would recommend to all.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet and decoreated with love.

  • 5 of 5

The house is located at real quiet place with a wonderful garden and real nice decorated house. Nadia and Marco did put a lot of effort and love in their house. We loved to stay here, and we will come back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Getaway nestled between two sleepy towns

  • 4 of 5

Nadia and Marco were great hosts! They were so kind and generous and very informative, which made our stay most enjoyable. Their lovely home is within walking distance to two villages in the mountains, Bubion and Capileira. Both towns offer scenic views, historical/cultural sites, a little shopping and a number of restaurants to choose from - our favourite was La Tapas in Capileira. If you are looking for lots of action, things to do, and a vigorous nightlife, this wouldn't be the place to come. If you are looking for a place to soak in the beauty of God's creation and to relax and unwind than I highly recommend. Nadia has a fantastic green thumb and the gardens around her home are just gorgeous. If you ride horses and are very experienced, and want a high adventure, extreme trek through the mountains, ask Nadia about that...warning, not for the faint of heart, out of shape, or people afraid of heights!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect situation to enjoy the mountains

  • 5 of 5

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'.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Motril, Playa Granada
Car: recommended


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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To confirm a reservation a 25% deposit by bank transfer will be required, the remainder to be paid 8 weeks in advance or on booking if within 8 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.

Changeover Day:
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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