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Make A Holiday Rental Cottage in Alpujarra de la Sierra, Spain, Your Home Away From Home

Tucked in under the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and facing in the direction of the Mediterranean Sea, in Andalusia, is the small village of Alpujarra de la Sierra. Don’t expect hotels here; instead, self catering accommodation in Alpujarra de la Sierra is the best option. Each one is fully equipped with everything that you need to make yourself feel at home right away, and a holiday rental cottage in Alpujarra de la Sierra is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area. If you are after pumping nightlife then you need to look elsewhere. A holiday in Alpujarra de la Sierra is for those people that like the great outdoors, no matter what time of year it is.

Things to Do on Holiday in Alpujarra de la Sierra, Spain

A holiday in Alpujarra de la Sierra is especially suited to those people that like the outdoor life, and there are a huge range of activities that you can do here. It is close by two of the main long distance walking routes in Spain, the GR7 and the GR142. Whilst you probably won’t want to walk the full length, a day or even two day hike along them will enable you to see all manner of interesting wildlife and spectacular views. The coast is also close by, being less than an hour’s drive away, and so if you fancy a swim in the sea or simply sunbathing on perfect beaches, the option is there. During the winter, the mountains have some fine skiing opportunities.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Alpujarra de la Sierra, Spain

Being placed on the southern slops of the Sierra Nevada mountains, your holiday rental cottage in Alpujarra makes a natural base from which to explore the national park area of the mountains themselves. Nature lovers may be fortunate enough to spot wild ibex, eagles and wild boar. Even if you are unlucky on this front, the mountains are a photographer’s dream, whether you are an amateur or pro. A little farther away, is the city of Granada. This ancient city has a history dating back thousands of years, and still retains some Roman as well as Moorish influences. The world famous Alhambra Palace is certainly worth the journey alone.

Weather in Alpujarra de la Sierra, Spain

As Alpujarra de la Sierra is quite small, which of course adds to its charm, exact figures about its weather are not available. However, in general one can expect clear skies no matter what the time of year, and sunshine all year round. The summer months of July and August are the hottest, whilst December and January the coolest. Due to its altitude, the winter is much chillier than on the coast, and you may need to wrap up at night during the coolest months.

Travel to Alpujarra de la Sierra, Spain

The large airport at Malaga (AGP) is the best landing point for your holidays in Alpujarra de la Sierra. This is the fourth busiest terminal in Spain, and has flights to many UK cities. Some examples are British Airways, Monarch, BMI Baby, Jet2.com, easyJet and Thomson Airways. From airports such as London Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LTN), Stansted (STN), Cardiff (CWL), Edinburgh (EDI) and Aberdeen (ABZ).

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Recent Reviews

Stunning situated house with views over the valley in the pedestrian alleyways of this lovely town

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The house is on a corner with unimpeded views from the first floor lounge terrace across the gorge. Currently, the village map describes a walking tour of the village going through the tinea under the terrace, allowing for plenty of people watching. We really loved its situation just a little way down from the town square. The house was well maintained with adequate kitchen equipment, towels and bedding, and a wood burner for the winter and extra heating if required. Arrival/check in was efficient as arranged. Our week in May went from a sizzling 32 down to 8 during the day which sent us into a local bar that had its wood burner going! As keen walkers we found this a great place to base ourselves, with plenty of walks from the door. However, it is important to note that the village is very steep and although all the paths are well maintained they are challenging on the knees for the unwary and can be a bit slippery when wet. (wheeled luggage becomes slightly redundant) We would definitely recommend Casa Luna and Capileira for those who want a quiet, quirky place to stay with lots of good paths and easy going traditional food available in a number of restaurants and bars, just don't plan to eat before 8pm.
  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Beautiful Casita and gardens

5 of 5
We were recommend this casita in Orgiva by a friend and we are over the moon that we booked our holiday in Granada. The Casita is about 50 minutes away from Granada airport, which is where we picked up our hire car. After getting used to driving on the other side of the road the drive to Orgiva was fairly straight forward, albeit around some extremely windy roads up the mountain. The views are amazing and well worth taking you’re time around the twists and turns. As a passenger, its such a treat to just take it all in. Owners Kay and Bernie sent us directions as to how to get to the casita, we followed them and didn’t make one wrong turn, easy-peasy! On arrival we were greeted by Kay and was shown around. Oh what a place. The Orgivia tea garden is a delight for the eyes. The casita itsself is beautiful and decorated in a traditional spanish way with all of the mod cons. It’s extremely clean and well kept. We felt straight at home. The pool is very clean with a poolside table tennis table and sun loungers. There’s a table under a canopy right next to the pool which is where we ate all of our meals, the views are just beautiful. There are lemon, orange and olive tress everywhere - which as a bit of a plant lover, I was in heaven! You’re free to walk around the Orgiva tea garden and meet the animals - dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, peacocks, turkeys, llama’s and frogs from the lily pad pond. We also took advantage of the tea and cake which is served every Wednesday when the gardens are open to the public. Kay bakes the most delicious homemade cakes which you can enjoy under the tress next to the pond. There are also sandwiches and homemade ice cream available. Overall, we loved staying in the casita and haven’t got a bad word to say about it! If you’re after a quiet getaway in a beautiful location with your own private pool - this is the place to come! You can make it as action packed or as relaxed as you want. We booked a day trip to visit the stunning Alhambra in Granada, visited the beach and went to the ‘White Villages’ in Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira - stunning views right at the top of the mountains! All in all so much to see and do! We’ll be back again!!
  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017