Rustic cottage with gardens and sunny views in the high Alpujarras

La Taha, Alpujarras, Andalucia Property Ref: AP43
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    2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 2/4
  • Property Ref: AP43

Tranquil yet exciting, this mountain countryside location is all about restfulness and fabulous walking holidays. Sleeps 2 plus 2 children.

Booking information for AP43

  • Normal check-in time: 1 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • In dry summer months there may be restrictions on barbecue use if forestry regulations are enforced.

  • An efficient gas heater & bathroom electric heater, normally enough to heat the house, are included. Three additional electric radiators are available and reasonable use is included but metered and charged separately when electricity consumption is excessive or unusual.

  • Firewood is available but not included in the rental price.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit will apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AP43

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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Booking information for AP43

  • Normal check-in time: 1 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • In dry summer months there may be restrictions on barbecue use if forestry regulations are enforced.

  • An efficient gas heater & bathroom electric heater, normally enough to heat the house, are included. Three additional electric radiators are available and reasonable use is included but metered and charged separately when electricity consumption is excessive or unusual.

  • Firewood is available but not included in the rental price.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit will apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AP43

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AP43
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Summary

Tranquil yet exciting, this mountain countryside location is all about restfulness and fabulous walking holidays. Sleeps 2 plus 2 children.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    2 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    1 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 2/4

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet; TV; CD/radio; Garden furniture, including sunloungers.

Self-catering
2-ring gas hob; Electric oven; Toaster; Kettle; Juicer; Coffee machine; Fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron (ironing board on request); Gas heater; Wall heater in bathroom; Glass-fronted fireplace (firewood available but not included in rental price); Cot; All bedding and towels provided (except towels for beach or pool use); Parking on site.

Notes on Facilities
Please note that outside winter months, local forestry regulations prohibit barbecue use in this area of protected Natural Parkland.

Layout

All on one floor
Open plan living room/dining room/kitchen; Bedroom 1: Double bed with table and chairs; Bedroom 2: Twin beds and curtained-off from main room; Bathroom (shower over full bathtub, WC & bidet).

Exterior
Private and shared gardens with shade from trees; Parking with private entrance to cottage along rear of property.

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Overview

This simple, traditional stone cottage offers an experience of the genuine Alpujarras in a pretty location, from where footpaths branch off to lead you through some exhilarating yet intimate mountain countryside. The paths lead through ancient chestnut trees and open to vast views across to the southern mountain ranges and even the Mediterranean Sea beyond.

It’s ideal for couples, especially keen walkers, or small families who want a properly rustical holiday experience with the emphasis on outdoor living and healthy country air.

The cottage's position on the hillside, not far from little white villages, below mountain pine forest and open to the views, makes it attractive to people who want to feel ensconced in placid, unspoilt nature.

The area is protected Natural Parkland these days, belonging to Sierra Nevada.

You’re very quiet and hidden away here. The only neighbouring buildings are the owner’s cottage (a Spanish lady who is away most of the day at her artisan ceramic workshop) and, further away, a small pen for a half dozen sheep, whose gently clonking bells are about the only sound you will hear, apart from birdsong.

The cottage and its own private garden area are independent of the owner, who lives quietly and discreetly apart alongside, and is simply on hand if needed.

The house is an authentic Alpujarra cortijo, constructed from local materials in the informal rustic style that typifies mountain living here. Its thick stone walls are proof against extremes of sun and cold and the atmosphere is most relaxing.

Walls are painted in an earthy ochre and a clean light blue.

The smooth stone-floored main room gives you a small living area with a sofa and daybed that doubles as extra seating. In cold months, a glass-doored fireplace packs out heat; during the rest of the year fly-screened windows can be left open to allow the country air to keep the interior fresh.

A simple but adequate kitchenette and dining area allows you to self-cater. there’s a good supermarket in Pitres village 1 km away and you can pick up cheap fruit & veg on market days.

You have two bedrooms. One of them has a large picture window that looks out onto the garden and a door that leads directly out to a completely private garden corner, where you can lie back on loungers in the shade of trees, or sit out to enjoy a drink or a meal.

It’s a place you can take toddlers, too. The house is all on one floor (there are just two steps: those up to the bathroom) and there’s plenty of natural garden space with no drops.

Beds have cotton sheets and warm feather duvets in cold months.

The cottage’s bathroom stands out, like the kitchen, for the quality of its handmade Granada tiling, the handiwork of the owner in her well-known local craftshop.

People tend to find the Alpujarra architecture both curious and interesting. Ceilings are put together from slate laid across battened chestnut beams, and from the flat roof protrudes a toadstool-like chimney that completes the impression of a story-book cottage.

For us though, for all the house’s winsome rusticity, it’s the location that makes this place special: the views and walking opportunities are just so exciting.

The cottage is high up in La Taha area of the La Alpujarra (at 1,400 metres) and reached by a short track from a road crowned by old chestnut trees. The little hamlet of Capilerilla is just 5 minutes walk away and a path from here goes over a ridge to the spectacular Poqueira Gorge. Time it right and you can get a bus back to Pitres from any one of the three villages there.

Other pathways join up more high, whitewashed villages, winding through the old mountain past well-tended market gardens, apple and cherry orchards, isolated farmhouses and the all-important system of acequias (irrigation channels) developed centuries ago by the Moors, that keep everything watered and alive.

In the hot summer months, the local campsite lets non-campers use its large, lawned swimming pool for a reasonable entrance fee. There’s also a mountain river with a small waterfall higher up, where you can cool off.

Pitres (population 600) is the main village in La Taha for all your normal shopping needs, bank and health services. There are simple bar-cafés and a couple of restaurants, one with a superb terrace view. It’s only 1 km below the cottage but the last part of the drive is steep: you need first gear to come back up. There’s also a path which takes 10 minutes to go down (and 20 minutes back up…)

If you fancy a day out somewhere, Granada and the Alhambra are understandably top of most people’s list. The other popular choice is the Costa Tropical and the Mediterranean.

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Location

Setting

South-facing Mediterranean mountain valley. Las Alpujarras region (southern slopes of Sierra Nevada).

Location

In a quiet location along 100 metres of track, 1 km from Pitres (most facilities). A normal car is all you need but the last part requires first gear.

Pitres 1 km
Shops, restaurants & bars, pharmacy
Mecina Fondales 5 mins
Country restaurants
Orgiva 35 mins
Market town
Costa Tropical 1 hr 10 mins
Beaches
Granada 1 hr 25 mins
and the Alhambra Palace
airport Nearest Airports
Granada (GRX) 1 hr 40 mins
Malaga (AGP) 2 hrs 15 mins
Almeria (LEI) 2 hrs 40 mins

Prices

Rustical Travel charges Euros. All prices are fully inclusive, no hidden costs, no surcharges.

Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€440
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€500
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€480
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€500
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
€480
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 16 Dec 201716/12/2017
€440
17 Dec 201717/12/2017 04 Jan 201804/01/2018
€500
Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€440
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€500
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€480
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€500
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
€480
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 16 Dec 201716/12/2017
€440
17 Dec 201717/12/2017 04 Jan 201804/01/2018
€500
Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
£395
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
£449
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£431
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
£449
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
£431
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 16 Dec 201716/12/2017
£395
17 Dec 201717/12/2017 04 Jan 201804/01/2018
£449
Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
$460
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
$523
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$502
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
$523
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
$502
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 16 Dec 201716/12/2017
$460
17 Dec 201717/12/2017 04 Jan 201804/01/2018
$523
Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
AU$678
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
AU$771
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$740
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
AU$771
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
AU$740
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 16 Dec 201716/12/2017
AU$678
17 Dec 201717/12/2017 04 Jan 201804/01/2018
AU$771
Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
CAD$995
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
CAD$1,130
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$1,085
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
CAD$1,130
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
CAD$1,085
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 16 Dec 201716/12/2017
CAD$995
17 Dec 201717/12/2017 04 Jan 201804/01/2018
CAD$1,130

Booking information for AP43

  • Normal check-in time: 1 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • In dry summer months there may be restrictions on barbecue use if forestry regulations are enforced.

  • An efficient gas heater & bathroom electric heater, normally enough to heat the house, are included. Three additional electric radiators are available and reasonable use is included but metered and charged separately when electricity consumption is excessive or unusual.

  • Firewood is available but not included in the rental price.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit will apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AP43

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AP43

Booking information for AP43

  • Normal check-in time: 1 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • In dry summer months there may be restrictions on barbecue use if forestry regulations are enforced.

  • An efficient gas heater & bathroom electric heater, normally enough to heat the house, are included. Three additional electric radiators are available and reasonable use is included but metered and charged separately when electricity consumption is excessive or unusual.

  • Firewood is available but not included in the rental price.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit will apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AP43

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AP43

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YOUR REVIEWS

Peter | February | 2017

Feb 2017 Nice place to be. Fatima is very helpful and friendly. We received a warm welcome and an open fire was already set in the fireplace. Beautiful surrounding. Central located tfor making hikings in the Alpujarras Peacefull and well equiped. Peter & Juduth"

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James | September | 2016

Lovely secluded site. Quiet apart from the tinkling of goat bells. Well located for the Alpujarras - great walks from the door step. Very friendly and helpful owner. Cottage basic, but comfortable and in keeping with the local architecture. Easy to get to Granada and the coast from this location. The views could be improved by taking out some of the bushes - and the they would be amazing!"

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