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Alpujarra holiday cottage in Granada mountains

Bedrooms 1
Space 624 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Capileira (population 570) is the most popular of all the captivating white villages of the high Alpujarra. High up in the Sierra Nevada mountains, it is one of the top walking destinations in Spain. Easy-going yet impressive, with ancient dwellings in the high gorge, it is blessed with some 300 days of sun every year. Bars provide free tapas with drinks and wholesome, inexpensive meals are served at a number of restaurants.

El Gato Negro (The Black Cat) has been home-from-home here for 15 years to couples and single travellers wanting to get to know or hike La Alpujarra and enjoy the comfort of a genuine village house. The original building, dating back to 1700, was completely and rustically restored in 2000.

Built on one storey, with solid chestnut beams, a double living room and space to sit out in sun or shade, it has the charm of an old friend. The atmosphere is very relaxing, the furnishings are comfortable and it’s a great place to explore from.

Trails along the spectacular gorge, down to the river or up into the Sierra Nevada mountains start from your doorstep. Good local facilities—including bar terraces, bakeries and craft shops—now include a cybercafé. The house has a DVD player for quiet nights in.

A good sofa bed can sleep one person in the front room, which can be curtained-off from the kitchen (a supplement of 40 euros applies).

Find out more on El Gato Negro's website www.alpujarra-granada.com

More Details

About Us

Wendy Simpson
Calle Vieja, 5, Capileira
18413 Granada
El Gato Negro, VTAR/GR/00912
VAT Reg No


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Capileira in La Taha

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 624 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Alpujarra holiday cottage in Granada mountains
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Amsterdam The Netherlands

"This is a wonderful litt...

  • 5 of 5

"This is a wonderful little cottage with lots of authentic charm. It is small, but very cosy, with authentic character nestled within the village. It was clean, warm (in spring) with a small but efficient kitchen. We felt very special staying in "Gato negro" withy the snow clad mountains behind us. We would love to return again."

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hockenheim, Germany

Urige Unterkunft

  • 4 of 5

Gemütliche Wohnung mit Charme

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

La casa es tal como se ve en las fotos: acogedora y situada en una callecita preciosa y muy tranquila. Esta decorada con gusto y se encuentra todo lo que se necesita. Pudimos desayunar fuera, al ser los unicos en la plazoleta. No pudimos ver a Guy, ( nos hubiese encantado), pero Wendy nos acogio y estuvo muy atenta durante nuestra estancia.

Hay unas rutas realmente bonitas y por supuesto, todo el entorno y el pueblo es una maravilla.

De volver a Capileira, por supuesto que regresariamos encantados al mismo lugar.

Gracias a Guy y a Wendy por su amabilidad.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"Gîte trés agréable , con...

  • 5 of 5

"Gîte trés agréable , confortable et pratique au coeur d''un trés joli village typique de la région ; la situation du gîte permet de vraiment découvrir la vie quotidienne des habitants du lieu .Parking à l''entrée du village mais possibilité de se garer pour décharger les bagages à 50 m de la maison.Jolies promenades à partir du lieu ou trés proches ( cartes et informations dans le gîte).Deux petits supermercados,une boulangerie tout proche. A conseiller!!!"

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Petit gîte plein de charm...

  • 5 of 5

Petit gîte plein de charme, très calme, bien situé dans un village très attachant.

Accueil très sympathique malgré notre heure d'arrivée plus que tardive.

On reviendra !

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"Logement coquet, très co...

  • 5 of 5

"Logement coquet, très confortable, bien équipé pour deux personnes et d'une propreté irréprochable. Maison traditionnelle aux murs épais (bonne isolation thermique)bien restaurée. Environnement calme et absolument silencieux. Quartier pittoresque dans un village accueillant. Accès déconseillé aux personnes à mobilité réduite (marches, escaliers, pentes importantes).Belles balades et randonnées plus sportives tout autour."

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Guy Arthur Simpson
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018


Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
La Tapa (good wines by the glass)
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
La Pizzeria (serves many other dishes, too)
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Normally by hire car from Malaga Airport: 2 hours exactly. (Almeria Airport 2 hrs 40 mins is an alternative). Bus transport from Granada is also possible, although limited. Bus times are published with other FAQs on the house's own website www.alpujarra-granada.com

Complete directions will be sent with your booking confirmation. Airport transfers available on request.

Historic Capileira is the last village before Sierra Nevada National Park, which means fantastic hiking, horseriding and spectacular mountain scenery. Wholesome and nicely priced local food and drink combine with pure mountain air and spring water. Visit other pretty whitewashed villages, take day trips to Granada to see the exquisite Alhambra Palaces or go down to the Costa Tropical for sea and sun. A healthy and altogether satisfying holiday experience.

You will receive an in-depth local information guide as one of your holiday documents.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Capileira, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £13.26

Se puede alojar a una tercera persona (niño o adulto) en un sofa-cama cómodo de 1,20 x 2m en el salón a 10€ por noche ó 40€ por semana. Les enviamos instrucciones detalladas de cómo llegar y les damos la bienvenida en persona antes de dejarles con casa y llave. Hay buena información sobre el pueblo y zona: qué hacer, dónde comer etc. El resto del alquiler se puede abonar a la llegada. El depósito no es reembolsable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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