Luxury rural apartment in Alpujarras mountains with gardens and pool

Capileira, Alpujarras, Andalucia Property Ref: AP17(1)
  • Doors
    1 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 2/4
  • Poll
    Shared Pool
  • Property Ref: AP17(1)

Excellent self-contained apartment well away from it all in a high mountain setting. Great style. Sleeps 2 plus 2 children.

Booking information for AP17(1)

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • From October to April, an extra charge of 10 euros per day applies if central heating is required. This sum is payable locally in cash.

  • The swimming pool is open from the end of April to the beginning of October, weather permitting, but not heated.

Changeover day for AP17(1)

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

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Booking information for AP17(1)

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • From October to April, an extra charge of 10 euros per day applies if central heating is required. This sum is payable locally in cash.

  • The swimming pool is open from the end of April to the beginning of October, weather permitting, but not heated.

Changeover day for AP17(1)

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

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Summary

Excellent self-contained apartment well away from it all in a high mountain setting. Great style. Sleeps 2 plus 2 children.

Facilities

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

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet; Satellite TV (limited channels only); Patio furniture; Sunbeds; Shared gardens; Sunshades; Shared circular pool (10 m in diameter; 2.5 m deep).

Self-catering
4-ring gas hob & oven; Microwave; Toaster; Coffee machine; Fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
Radiators; Open fireplace (firewood not included); Shared use of washing machine, iron & board in laundry room; Hairdryer (on request); Cot & highchair (on request); All bedding and towels provided, including pool towels; Parking on premises.

Notes on Facilities
The swimming pool does not have a shallow end.

Layout

AP17(1) sleeps 2 (or 2 + 2 children) (50 m²)
All on ground floor
Living / dining area with open fireplace and double sofa-bed for up to 2 accompanying children; Kitchen; Bedroom 1: Double bed with en suite bathroom/WC (shower over full bathtub).

Exterior
Private, furnished patio; Extensive shared gardens; Shared swimming pool; Parking.

Notes on Layout on all the other apartments on the estate:

AP17(2) sleeps 2 (or 2 + 2 children)  (75 m²)
On two levels
Kitchen / dining area with double sofa-bed; Studio bedroom; Shower room/WC; Private, furnished terrace; Extensive shared gardens; Shared swimming pool; Parking.

AP17(3) sleeps 2 (45 m²)
All on first floor
Studio double bedroom with comfortable sitting area; Kitchen/dining room; Bathroom/WC (shower over full bathtub); Large, private, furnished and partly shaded terrace; Extensive shared gardens; Shared swimming pool; Parking.

AP17(4) sleeps 2 (50m²)
All on ground floor
Open-plan design with lounge, dining area & kitchen; Twin-bedded room; Bathroom (shower over full bathtub, WC & bidet); Private, furnished porch; Private lawned area with sunbeds; Extensive shared gardens; Shared swimming pool; Parking.

AP17(5) sleeps 4 (100 m²)
All on ground floor
Very spacious (40 m²) main living and dining room with open fireplace; Kitchen; Breakfast/dining room; Twin-bedded room with en suite bathroom/WC (shower over full bathtub); Double bedded-room with en suite shower room/WC; Private, furnished porch; Extensive shared gardens; Shared swimming pool; Parking.

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Overview

One of five high class, self catering apartments hidden amidst pine forests in an impressive mountain estate. It’s private, tranquil and the views reach to the Mediterranean on clear days.

These are some of the most elegant holiday apartments in La Alpujarra. Amongst the first accommodation to be built locally for quality lets, they have a certain grandeur and offer a taste of the very best in Alpujarra architecture in a spectacular setting.

The estate is situated at an altitude of 1,500 metres and easily accessed from a maintained forestry track between the villages of Pitres and Capileira. Built entirely of local stone and incorporating a significant element of carpentry in chestnut work by the master craftsman owner, the individual apartments are distributed over an extensive area and look out onto mature gardens planted with flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns.

Each apartment is designed to enjoy a measure of privacy with its own patio, terrace, or courtyard, and despite being part of a complex, each serves as a romantic retreat thanks to the way the property is laid out. In fact, the word "complex" hardly does justice to these superb country farmhouse apartments. They were designed by an expert on Moorish architecture and built by pioneers in quality restorations in La Alpujarra: you can expect the very best in local architecture preservation.

All apartments have the same proud, distinctive and refined style. Although varying a little in size, capacity and facilities, they are all very attractively presented and well finished.

AP17(1) is an excellent, ground floor apartment of 50 m², although one of its outstanding features is in fact outside: a private, furnished patio, planted with climbing roses and passion flowers.

Entrance to the apartment is via this patio. The accommodation is very comfortable. An open-plan living-dining room with open fireplace, where a double sofa-bed can sleep 2 children, continues via an attractive archway to a small yet well-equipped and prettily tiled kitchen.

The swimming pool area is situated on one side of the farmhouse, where it cannot disturb any of the guests. It is a large circular affair sitting neatly within a rugged landscape. Although there are solar panels that begin to warm the water from early spring, in our opinion swims are bracing in April and May, but after then it is a real treat. The sun is strong this high up and, especially in the hotter months, swims are very refreshing.

Despite being shared, the pool area remains intimate and inviting. At the back of the pool, a short track connects to the famed European GR-7 footpath which traverses Las Alpujarras, before continuing all the way to Greece.

Beyond and all around the estate spread pine forests in designated Natural Parkland. The relaxing sound of spring water around the farmhouse underlines the tranquillity of this high mountain spot.

A long walk or short drive along the forestry track brings you to Capileira, the most attractive of all the villages in the high Alpujarra in terms of location, facilities, atmosphere and architecture. The same road that leads down to the village goes up to Sierra Nevada National Park. There is excellent hiking along tracks and mule paths, with the summit of Mulhacén (3,481 m) very reachable outside winter months, when the snows are usually too deep.

Trips to Granada and the Alhambra palaces or the beaches of the Costa Tropical make for great days out if you want a change of scene, some cultural excitement, or a day by the Mediterranean.

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Location

Setting

Mountain estate in Natural Park pine forest. Las Alpujarras region (southern slopes of Sierra Nevada).

Location

Located at an altitude of 1,500 metres, in open countryside, surrounded by Mediterranean pine forests. It is accessed via a 2 km forestry track in good condition.

Pitres 3 km (2 km track+1 km road)
Supermarket, restaurants, pharmacy
Capileira 4 km (track+2 km road)
Similar facilities to Pitres
Hamlets of La Taha 10 min
Pretty walks, country bar-restaurants
Sierra Nevada National Park 20 min
High altitude walks
Orgiva 35 min
Low Alpujarra, most facilities
Granada 1 hr 30 mins
And Alhambra Palace
Costa Tropical 1 hr 30 mins
Beaches
airport Nearest Airports
Granada (GRX) 1 hr 40 mins
Malaga (AGP) 2 hrs 15 mins
Almeria (LEI) 2 hrs 40 mins

Prices

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Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€520
€610
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€580
€670
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
€520
€610
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 22 Sep 201722/09/2017
€580
€670
23 Sep 201723/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€520
€610
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 03 Jan 201803/01/2018
€580
€670
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€520
€610
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€580
€670
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
€520
€610
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 22 Sep 201722/09/2017
€580
€670
23 Sep 201723/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€520
€610
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 03 Jan 201803/01/2018
€580
€670
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
£457
£537
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
£510
£589
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
£457
£537
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 22 Sep 201722/09/2017
£510
£589
23 Sep 201723/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
£457
£537
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 03 Jan 201803/01/2018
£510
£589
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
$520
$610
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
$580
$670
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
$520
$610
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 22 Sep 201722/09/2017
$580
$670
23 Sep 201723/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
$520
$610
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 03 Jan 201803/01/2018
$580
$670
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
AU$775
AU$909
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
AU$864
AU$998
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
AU$775
AU$909
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 22 Sep 201722/09/2017
AU$864
AU$998
23 Sep 201723/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
AU$775
AU$909
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 03 Jan 201803/01/2018
AU$864
AU$998
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4
06 Jan 201706/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
CAD$1,150
CAD$1,349
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
CAD$1,282
CAD$1,481
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
CAD$1,150
CAD$1,349
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 22 Sep 201722/09/2017
CAD$1,282
CAD$1,481
23 Sep 201723/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
CAD$1,150
CAD$1,349
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 03 Jan 201803/01/2018
CAD$1,282
CAD$1,481

Booking information for AP17(1)

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • From October to April, an extra charge of 10 euros per day applies if central heating is required. This sum is payable locally in cash.

  • The swimming pool is open from the end of April to the beginning of October, weather permitting, but not heated.

Changeover day for AP17(1)

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

+ Booking information and changeover day for AP17(1)

Booking information for AP17(1)

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • From October to April, an extra charge of 10 euros per day applies if central heating is required. This sum is payable locally in cash.

  • The swimming pool is open from the end of April to the beginning of October, weather permitting, but not heated.

Changeover day for AP17(1)

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

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YOUR REVIEWS

Irene | September | 2016

We recently booked our 2 week holiday in Andalusia through Rustical Travel. The staff there were very helpful,especially Javier, who answered so many of our email questions.Their holiday documents, which contained information about the area,shops,restaurants,culture and walks were very informative and helpful. The apartment was in a complex of other apartments and although close by there was a high degree of privacy.Our apartment was relaxing,clean and very well equipped.The grounds were stunning,well cared for and with fabulous views. The forest road access to the properties was well maintained.The owner was the perfect host,helpful but not intrusive.He also gave us local information and his knowledge of local walks was fantastic. For us it was the perfect location.There were lovely walks from the complex and in the area.We had some delicious meals at local restaurants and enjoyed sitting in the lovely gardens reading our books or enjoying the views. We have been to Andalusia before so we decided to visit new areas to us,these included Jaen, Baeza and Ubida which were a joy to visit. We would use this apartment again and we would recommend Rustical Travel."

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Adam | August | 2015

We had a lovely time. It is entirely wonderful. As one of a few very lovely places, this has to be one of the loveliest - fabulous for relaxation and recreation. This outstripped our expectations, even with the great description. All facilities are kept very clean and fresh. The cortijo is very peaceful and the setting and elegant buildings have been lovingly and tastefully designed affording almost total privacy and unenforced encounters with other guests (very limited numbers) so that you feel that you have free run of the pool, gardens. there is also easy mountain walking with fabulous views. We all enjoyed it as an adult family of four and without being disturbed by younger families or other, single guests. It is easily reached, nestling in its own valley and water sources and providing an excellent base to visit villages nearby, cultural sites as well as beaches. Every effort is made by the owner to provide a warm and generous welcome. It would be hard to recommend this place more highly. Really wonderful. And thanks for your efficient and cooperative handling of our booking. We hope we'll find more. Very best wishes and thanks.

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