Attractive Alpujarra villa with gated pool in mountain seclusion

La Taha, Alpujarras, Andalucia Property Ref: AP38
  • Doors
    3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 6
  • Poll
     Pool  Pool
  • Property Ref: AP38

Private villa in the mountains of the high Alpujarras. Great views, walking and tranquillity. Seclusion with WiFi and a gated pool. Sleeps 6.

Booking information for AP38

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 12 noon.

  • The swimming pool is open from Late May to early October, weather permitting.

Changeover day for AP38

  • The changeover day is usually Saturday or Sunday, depending on other already confirmed bookings.

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Summary

Private villa in the mountains of the high Alpujarras. Great views, walking and tranquillity. Seclusion with WiFi and a gated pool. Sleeps 6.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    3 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    2 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 6

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet (for all normal browsing); TV (Spanish channels only); DVD; CD/radio; Terrace furniture and sunbeds; Private swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 1.30 – 1.80 m deep) with Roman steps, gated off from the house; Barbecue; Garden pergola.

Self-catering
4-ring electric hob & oven; Microwave; Kettle; Coffee maker; Juicer; Toaster; Fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Hairdryer; Iron & board; Cot available; Central heating; Fireplace; Insect nets in all windows; All bedding and towels provided, including pool towels; Private & roofed parking.

Layout

All on one floor
Open plan living room / dining room / kitchen; Bedroom 1: Double bed, en suite bathroom (jacuzzi bathtub, WC); Bedroom 2: Double bed; Bedroom 3: Twin beds; Bathroom (shower, WC).

Exterior
Porch terrace; Paved patio; Swimming pool area; Private parking.

Notes on layout
The en suite bathroom in Bedroom 1 is adapted for people with reduced mobility.

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Overview

You'll feel on top of the world at this constantly improving cottage in the Taha area of the Alpujarras. 

Walks, nature, peace-and-quiet, swims during the hot months and a great view are what’s on offer here. Not forgetting some country restaurants with terraces where you will soak up the mountain countryside atmosphere. After a day's hiking, you can also soak happily in the jacuzzi bathtub at the cottage.

It’s a neat villa in a private location: not too far from shops, restaurants and bars in the villages of Pitres and Portugos, but far enough up in the sierra to be nicely secluded. You’ll find it has all you need for a private holiday experience in the high Andalucian mountains.

You have a very inviting swimming pool with Roman steps, and sunbeds in a garden to relax and enjoy the sun and the views. The pool is screened off and gated for extra child safety.

The villa has private parking and is accessed through the front garden via a broad, attractively paved patio planted with ancient olive trees.

There’s an ample porch (50 m²) which has cool, smooth tile underfoot and roofing made with local architectural techniques of wood and slate. The outdoor dining table and chairs provided here and its shade from the mountain sun make this an obvious spot for meals and drinks.

There’s also a pergola by the pool which offers an alternative shady spot.

Inside, the main living area is surprisingly spacious (60 m²), open plan with the kitchen and dining area. The dining table is comfortably large enough to seat six people.

As you might expect from an owner whose family supplies building materials and fittings for kitchens and bathrooms, everything is well put together with good quality items. Although a new build, you will note that wood beams and slate are used decoratively in ceilings to lend a rustical feel to the villa’s atmosphere.

There are three bedrooms, not huge but perfectly adequate, and all with south-facing windows. They have insect netting so that you can keep them open on summer nights. 

The swimming pool is a good size (8 m x 4 m) with exterior lighting and set in private gardens that are planted round for intimacy.

The climate here brings four marked seasons, with the sun being the star attraction. In winter months, it can be cold at night and an efficient central heating system is then fired by the wood stove. Normally, though, you’ll be spending a great deal of time outside, enjoying your very own patch of Andalusian mountain countryside.

A network of paths that joins together neighbouring villages enables you to enjoy some marvellous walks all year. They take you along tracks past well-tended market gardens, apple and cherry orchards, isolated farmhouses and the all-important system of acequias (irrigation channels), that keep everything watered and alive. As you ascend above the villa, the sea comes into view (see photo), reminding you that Mediterranean beaches is not that far away for a day trip.

During the hottest hours of the afternoon in high summer, which as everyone knows here in Andalucia is what siestas were invented for, we suggest you cool off, rest and enjoy a dip. The villa’s position on the rise of a hill means that gentle breezes come to allay the heat, and it's deeply tranquil here.

The property is reached from a country lane up a steepish, winding track: a normal size hire car with decent power is recommended.

You have two good, small supermarkets in the villages of Portugos and Pitres to choose from and all your normal shopping needs will be met here. There’s also a short-cut to Portugos village via a path (but take a torch and mind the brambles at night) that takes just 10 minutes.

We’ll send you a detailed local guide with useful information for the area as one of your holiday documents. The guide will tell you about local attractions such as the Poqueira Gorge, give you booking information for the Alhambra if you're planning a trip to Granada or want to see the Alhambra, and directions to a special little beach on the Costa Tropical.

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Location

Setting

High mountain countryside with views

Location

In a private location at the end of an 800-metre track, 2 km by car from Pitres or Portugos (most facilities). 10 mins walk from Portugos when the path is clear.

Portugos & Pitres villages 2 km
Shops, café-bars, restaurants
Mecina Fondales 15 mins
Country restaurants
Poqueira Gorge 20 mins
Capileira, Bubion, Pampaneira
Trevelez 35 mins
Spain's highest village
Orgiva 35 mins
Markert town
Granada 1 hr 25 mins
and Alhambra Palace
airport Nearest Airports
Granada (GRX) 1 hr 30 mins
Malaga (AGP) 2 hrs 10 mins
Almeria (LEI) 2 hrs 40 mins

Prices

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Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 08 Apr 201708/04/2017
€640
09 Apr 201709/04/2017 17 Apr 201717/04/2017
€1,090
18 Apr 201718/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
€640
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€780
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€1,090
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
€780
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€640
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
€1,090
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 08 Apr 201708/04/2017
€640
09 Apr 201709/04/2017 17 Apr 201717/04/2017
€1,090
18 Apr 201718/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
€640
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€780
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€1,090
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
€780
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€640
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
€1,090
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 08 Apr 201708/04/2017
£551
09 Apr 201709/04/2017 17 Apr 201717/04/2017
£939
18 Apr 201718/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
£551
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£672
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
£939
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
£672
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
£551
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
£939
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 08 Apr 201708/04/2017
$594
09 Apr 201709/04/2017 17 Apr 201717/04/2017
$1,012
18 Apr 201718/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
$594
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$724
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
$1,012
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
$724
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
$594
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
$1,012
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 08 Apr 201708/04/2017
AU$839
09 Apr 201709/04/2017 17 Apr 201717/04/2017
AU$1,429
18 Apr 201718/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
AU$839
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$1,023
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
AU$1,429
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
AU$1,023
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
AU$839
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
AU$1,429
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 08 Apr 201708/04/2017
CAD$1,207
09 Apr 201709/04/2017 17 Apr 201717/04/2017
CAD$2,055
18 Apr 201718/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
CAD$1,207
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$1,471
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
CAD$2,055
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
CAD$1,471
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
CAD$1,207
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
CAD$2,055

Booking information for AP38

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 12 noon.

  • The swimming pool is open from Late May to early October, weather permitting.

Changeover day for AP38

  • The changeover day is usually Saturday or Sunday, depending on other already confirmed bookings.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Guiton | July | 2016

A great villa in a lovely location, with easy access to a range of walks in the area. The owner was very helpful - and a mine of information. Chris, Clare, Max and Thomas."

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Steve | May | 2015

Su sistema de sitio web y es el más eficaz que hemos utilizado y ha ofrecido la información detallada. Estamos muy contentos con el servicio y lo que utilizar de nuevo. La villa fue uno de los mejores que hemos estado en los últimos 20 años. La gente es amable y acogedora. Nos encantan los pueblos y el campo. Gracias por unas espléndidas vacaciones.Your website and is the most effective we have used and it provides detailed information. We are very happy with the service and will use it again. The villa was one of the best we've been in the last 20 years. People are friendly and welcoming. We love the people and the country. Thank you for a splendid holiday.  Steve & Lorna"

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Emma | June | 2014

We loved our holiday, thank you! The house was excellent - very comfortable with all that we needed, including both sunny and shady areas outside at all times of day and a lovely pool and fruit and herbs to pick in the garden. All ages, ranging from grandmother through to teenage daughters, enjoyed it very much. Adrian was extremely kind, friendly and helpful. As were the rest of his family when we met them too. He sorted out minor problems for us immediately, gave local advice and deciphered bus timetables for us! There were also lots of useful leaflets and books in the house. We also brought walking books and a walking map with us and could go on fantastic walks straight fro the house. The detailed information that the company sent us before our holiday was really amazing and made a big difference to our holiday. It was so helpful and having it in advance was even better. All the local detailed information made a real difference to our holiday especially as tiny villages and hamlets in the Alpujarras don't get much of a mention in the guide books. The only thing that would have improved the holiday would have been to know that the road/track up to the house was as steep and windy as it was so that we could have rented a car with a proper handbrake (very strange but it didn't have one!) and more power. Now we are longing to come back and wondering whether you have a house with a pool in the area big enough for 12 of us for next summer! Many thanks."

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