Cottage in Alhama De Granada, Andalucia, Spain - Quiet Street With Parking And Just 5 Mins Walk To Bars Shops, Restaurants And Main Square
Characterful cottage with beamed ceiling and orignal tiled floors. There is a large welly equipped bright dining kitchen . The lounge is cosy with a wood burning stove and comfy sofas .There is a flat screen TV ,English TV (accessed through the internet) and DVD player and patio doors leading to the garden. The garden has many plants and there is tiled patio with a mosaic dining table and chairs and sun chairs and a bbq. The bedrooms are tasefully decorated with shuttered windows and original tiled floors.The large master bedroom has beautiful Moroccan style four poster bed.
Top Traveller Review
Great house in a great town!
About the Owner
I live here in Spain with my husband and daughter, we love the area and the fact that it is still traditionally Spanish. What attracted us to this part of Spain was the amazing scenery and of course the tapas!
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have had a lovely time here in Alhama, the house has been perfect . We have enjoyed the bars on square and had some great nights in Ocha !
The welcome pack was much appreciated ..thanks you !
4.5 based on 8 holidaymaker reviews
Peaceful quaint cottage in a traditional Spanish village
We really enjoyed our stay in this homely cottage. It is packed with original features and character. The welcome pack was very enjoyable. The bed was comfortable. The patio garden was a peaceful retreat with plenty of sunshine yet also areas where we had the chance to get some shade.
The village is a very friendly place with some interesting historical features.The gorge is awesome The tapas bars were great. We particularly enjoyed Bar Andaluz. We will definitely recommend this place as an alternative to a seaside break.
Great house in a great town!
Stayed at the house with my wife and 2 teenage kids for 12 days in July. The house, located in the old part of the town, is comfortable and clean and had all the amenities we needed. There is plenty of space and also a great, very private outdoor area, which is perfect for chilling out with a glass of wine and a good book. A real suntrap too. Inside, the house stays cool during the day because the walls are so thick, which is nice. The house is within 5 minutes walk from one of the town squares, where there is a good selection of bars and restaurants. There are other squares a little further walk away. Plenty of choice of places to eat and drink. We loved the town. The location, perched on the edge of the gorge, which you must explore, is spectacular. Lots of little windy streets, and a tremendous history also. Has a real laid back atmosphere and isn't busy with tourists, mostly Spanish folk, which was a real plus. Evenings out are fairly busy around the squares and the atmosphere is great. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. Free tapas every time you buy a drink, day and night! Some evenings we never even bought a meal because we were so full from all the tapas. Visited several places during our stay including the Alhambra in Granada, about 45 minutes drive away, which was amazing. The lake at Bermejales, about 15 minutes drive, is fantastic for swimming and soaking up the sun. The location is stunning. I have never seen water that looked that colour before. Terrific big pool and restaurant within 10 minutes drive from the town, called Pato Loco. Spent a few glorious sunny days there just chilling and swimming and eating. Wasn't too busy either. They do a great deal there on weekdays. 3 course menu of the day and all day swimming for 11 euros each. Unbeatable value! Lovely meal and great facilities, although the prices around the towns establishments were also very reasonable. All in all we had a fantastic holiday. If you're looking for a more traditional relaxing Spanish location with spectacular scenery, some sites to visit and you don't want to just flop out on a beach all day, then this could be for you. If you want a Spanish holiday with loud nightclubs and raucous night time action then stay away. The owner Louise was very helpful with her info and directions etc. Also, there was a welcome pack with some essentials when we arrived which was nice. Would definitely recommend a visit and we hope to return some day.
House in Alhama de Granada
We had a fantastic stay at the house, and would recommend staying at Alhama de Granada.
The house is lovely with everything you need, with the added bonus of a lovely,
private garden - a real sun trap.
The welcome pack left by Louise was a
lovely touch, and much appreciated.
The location of the house is perfect, only
a short walk from the square, where there
are lots of bars and restaurants.
Lovely stay in Alhama
Warm welcome from Louise at the house, which was exactly as described. Well equipped with everything we needed and lots of character too. Back garden was a bonus to sit out with a drink. The house is in a great location, only minutes from lots of great tapas bars. The walk along the gorge was tremendous and the town so interesting we will definately be back for another stay. many thanks, we will be recommending the house to family and friends.
Just had a week in the beautiful cottage in Alhama de Granada which is a typical Spanish town.The locals were really friendly and Louise the owner was very welcoming and friendly.I would definetly book again
delightful and just what we hoped for
Louise was spot on when she described her lovely house in Alhama, we loved it. Everything we wanted was here and more besides. She couldn't convey the ambience though, the feeling when we walked into the living room and the way it just nestles between the adjacent houses gives it a special air of peace and happiness that's tangible. Sometimes we were reluctant to leave the little garden after having our breakfast there. Alhama is very interesting don't forget to buy a whistling jug from the ceramics shop on the left of the Church in the old part and try to find the bar that has half a pig roasting behind the bar which the owner carves your tapas off.. Having the National Park minutes away was a bonus, we counted so many flowers and herbs, and birds, to see peony roses growing wild next to rosemary and thyme was jaw dropping. We even went to the Arab baths, which I thought were going to be quite basic as they were in the caves, but think again, my husband had the best massage he has ever experienced whilst I relaxed in the hot pool. Thanks for letting us share a bit of authentic Spain, Louise, we certainly will be back again.
From the Owner
“The house is in really quiet street and so close to the shops and bars. The property was once a small fruit shop many years ago and is full of character and charm. The main reason why we bought this house was because we really loved the fact that it had a garden.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The countryside is truely stunning so perfect for birdwatching, walking and cycling . The waters of lake Bermajales are just 15mins drive with water sports and of course swimming.
There are two outdoor swimming pools within the town and within walking distance and another with lovely gardens and a restaurant just outside the town.The beautiful Arabic baths of El Ventoro are also just outside the town and within walking distance.The Roman bathes and natural hot springs are a 5 min walk.
The fantasic gorge is just 5 mins from the house ideal for a stroll and a picnic with amazing views.
The nearest beach is at the resort of Torre Del Mar which is less than an hours drive.There are many beaches lovely along the coast.
Granada airport is one hours drive and Malaga is an hour and an half . Directions will be given .
A bus is available, or there are transfer companies.
The town of Loja is 35mins drive.
Granada is one hours drive.
Lake Bermajales is 15 mins drive with swimming and water sports.
There are many surrounding villages within 10-15 mins drive.
The market is 2 mins walk and on every Friday with a big selction of fresh fruit and veg and loads of shoes !!
There are many banks with cash machines, supermarkets and shops. In all there are over 30 bars in the town.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
50% deposit is required and the final balance due on arrival.
xxxx Discounts are available for winter longer lets please ask xxxxx
Change over day is flexible.
Notes on prices:
Please ask for prices for more than one week.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Being able to wander into town and sit on the square in the sun in the afternoon for a few drinks and tapas. There are also many fiestas in the town were everyone dresses up and enjoys the festivities.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Seperate feature glass brick shower, wc .
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with four poster double bed decorated in a Moroccan style witha dressing table and chair. The second bedroom is tastefully decorated and has twin beds .
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: Parking is on the street very close by approx 30m. Outside: There is a patio are with a lovely mosaic dining table,chairs and a large umberella perfect for dining outdoors anytime of day or evening. There is a lovely fig tree overhanging the old stone wall and plants in the garden. There is a sunbathing area with a sunchairs and a bbq perfect for relaxing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included