Garden villa with pool and views in a secluded Alpujarras mountain location

La Taha, Alpujarras, Andalucia Property Ref: AP42
  • Doors
    3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 6
  • Poll
     Pool  Pool
  • Property Ref: AP42

A very good mid-range villa with a private, gated pool and gardens. Walking country with country restaurants. Big on seclusion and views. WiFi Internet. Sleeps 6.

Booking information for AP42

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

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

Changeover day for AP42

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season.

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from €640 to €1090
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Summary

A very good mid-range villa with a private, gated pool and gardens. Walking country with country restaurants. Big on seclusion and views. WiFi Internet. Sleeps 6.

Facilities

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

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet; Satellite TV (Astra channels only); DVD; CD/radio; Terrace furniture and 4 sun beds; Private swimming pool (6 m x 4 m, 1.50 – 2.15 m deep), gated off from the house; Barbecue.

Self-catering
4-ring electric hob; Microwave; Kettle; Italian coffee maker; Juicer; Toaster; Fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron & board; Hairdryer in both bathrooms; Cot available; Central heating; All bedding and towels provided, including pool towels; Private parking by house.

Layout

All on one floor (except Bedroom 3)
Open plan living room/dining room; Kitchen; Bedroom 1: Double bed; Bedroom 2: Twin beds; Bathroom (walk-in shower, WC);

Upper floor
Bedroom 3: Double bed and en suite bathroom (walk-in shower, WC).

Exterior
Large covered porch terrace; Gardens and swimming pool; Barbecue; Private parking.

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Overview

Located in the beautiful mountain countryside of the high Alpujarras, this well-presented cortijo is a perfect place to relax and immerse yourselves in peaceful, natural surroundings and enjoy the views.

The villa is smart and recently built, employing a pleasingly traditional architecture and style. It's very private and has plenty of outdoor space, including gardens and a filtered swimming pool.

Access is up a track from a road that joins the main local village of Pitres with the quaint old hamlet of Atalbeitar. Pitres or Portugos (2 km by car) are the places for all your shopping needs and there is good fare to be had at inexpensive country restaurants nearby.

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.

It’s so beautifully quiet up here and the views reach far and wide, especially to the southern coastal mountain range.

The villa was designed with holiday comfort in mind. It offers self-catering accommodation for six guests in three bedrooms with two bathrooms, a large (55 m²) living room and a neat kitchen.

It's a well cared for property and we were pleased to see the local architectural style tastefully reproduced in the striking ceilings of oiled slate and chestnut beams, and smooth tiling underfoot.

Outside, a wide porch is furnished for dining in the shade and the gardens are arranged in two levels, with a swimming pool gated and fenced off in the lower garden.

The swimming pool, which has deep and shallow ends, is fenced and gated off for added safety. There’s plenty of garden space and loungers to lie back and soak up the sun, the views and the country peacefulness.

The place is beautifully secluded and private. To ensure that it stays that way, the owner has now bought the land above and to the rear of the villa, which is gradually being planted with fruit trees.

A network of paths enables you to enjoy some marvellous walks all year. They take you past well-tended market gardens, apple and cherry orchards, isolated farmhouses and the all-important system of acequias (irrigation channels), that keep market gardens and arable land watered and alive.

Only during the hottest hours of the afternoon in high summer, which as everyone knows here in Andalucia is what siestas were invented for, do we suggest you plan only short hikes and cool off instead, rest and enjoy a dip.

The villa’s position, however, on the rise of a hill, means that a gentle breeze often comes to allay the heat.

If you come in the beautiful walking months of early spring and late autumn – and the hiking options are terrific here – there’s central heating and a log fire to keep the place toasty warm if the starry nights turn chilly.

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. We’ll send you a detailed local guide with useful information for the area before you travel.

The guide will tell you about local attractions such as the Poqueira Gorge, give you tips for restaurants, and booking information for the Alhambra if you plan to visit Granada.

You have private parking in the driveway, with room for up to 4 cars.

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Location

Setting

Mediterranean mountain countryside.

Location

In a private location at the end of an 800-metre track, 2 km from Pitres or Portugos (most facilities). Ten-minute walk to Portugos as long as the path is clear.

Portugos & Pitres villages 2 km
Shops, café-bars, restaurants
Mecina Fondales 10 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 the 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 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€640
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€1,090
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 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 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€640
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€1,090
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 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 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
£551
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
£939
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 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 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
$595
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
$1,013
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
$595
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$725
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
$1,013
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
$725
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
$595
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
$1,013
Sleeps 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
AU$840
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
AU$1,430
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
AU$840
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$1,024
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
AU$1,430
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
AU$1,024
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
AU$840
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
AU$1,430
Sleeps 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
CAD$1,208
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
CAD$2,058
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
CAD$1,208
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$1,473
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
CAD$2,058
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
CAD$1,473
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
CAD$1,208
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
CAD$2,058

Booking information for AP42

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

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

Changeover day for AP42

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Kevin | September | 2016

My family stayed in this villa for 8 nights in September 2016. There were 5 adults and 2 children. .We had a marvelous time . The beds are comfortable, the pool is great, the countryside is fantastic for walking and sightseeing and the house is lovely . There are beautiful views over the countryside and the surrounding garden /farm was abundant with fruit and vegetables. The owner was very welcoming and helpful and told us to help ourselves to the fruit and vegetables. The kitchen was a bit short of cutlery and crockery but I`m sure the owner would have provided more if we had asked. The location is remote and the access "road"/lane is difficult and not for the feint-hearted. But we all loved it."

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Jonathan | July | 2016

We really enjoyed our time near Pitres. The peaceful and picturesque setting helped to create a relaxing environment. The children ultimately fell in love the pool that had a mountainside view and the numerous plants and fruit trees made for some tasty snacks. Alberto was a welcoming and helpful host and we could not have asked for a better location to spend the week - thank you!"

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Russell | June | 2016

We loved everything about this Villa. It was quite lovely to be at the top of the mountains and although very warm in the sun, a calming breeze kept the villa and the garden at an comfortable temperature. The mountain villages that surrounded the area were charming, lovely bars and restaurants and plenty of them to see. We didn't have to venture very far to keep ourselves happy and entertained. Prior to our departure we thought we would have to travel far and wide for stimulation, however we only made one real trip of any distance to the fabulous city of Granada, which was fantastic. Alberto the owner was on hand by phone for anything needed, and was to us, an excellent villa proprietor. 5 stars!!!"

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Anne | July | 2015

We had a wonderful two week holiday in this cortijo. Alberto, the owner, was extremely helpful. When we asked for extra mugs and towels at the start of the holiday, he came around with them immediately. The accommodation was spacious, clean and modern. We particularly enjoyed eating outside on the covered patio as well as spending time in the pool which was a perfect temperature in the late afternoon. The only issue that we had with the cortijo was that the beds were a bit too hard for our backs. Also the final part of the road from Pitres to the house was rather rough and as a result it is worth taking this into consideration when hiring a car!"

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Susan | April | 2015

Delightful cortijo and a perfect base for our walking holiday in the Spring. Central heating with the added pleasure of an open fire occasionally added to our holiday experience."

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Gillian | July | 2014

A fabulous villa for an away from it all experience, the views were amazing! The owner Alberto was really lovely and was available if you needed him, he also brought some fresh aubergine that he had picked from his home! We suffered with ants one morning in the kitchen and he brought a strong solution to get rid of them, which worked first time. The only disappointment was the lane which led up to the village had become overgrown through lack of use although Alberto had cleared it earlier on in the season, so we had to use the car all the time, which hadn't been our plan. The villa is extremely remote and takes a good car and good driving to get to. The pool is lovely! A great place to spend quality time with friends! Overall we had a lovely holiday in a fantastic rustic retreat! 8/10."

Rustical Update

Alberto is going to clear tthe path more regularly so that guests can use it to walk up to the village.

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Southan | June | 2014

Fabulous house in beautiful setting. Exceeded our expectations. Really useful information pack."

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