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Alpujarras. 500 Year Old Stone House In Whitewashed Hamlet. A Walkers’ Heaven!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

House in Ferreirola, Alpujarras, Andalucia - Spectacular Views From Roof Terrace And Balcony

An authentic 500 year old stone and beamed house situated in Ferreirola , La Taha in the High Alpujarra Mountains; with roof terrace and balcony providing spectacular views all around. The tiny whitewashed hamlet is tucked away from the world, near Pitres in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park and ideal for walkers and those looking for a peaceful and beautiful environment. There are bars and restaurants within walking distance and a larger village (Pitres, bank, market etc))4km away. It is about 2.5 hours from Malaga airport and around 1. 25 hour to Granada.

Property licensed by Junta de Andalucia Consejeria de Turismo y Deporte.

Licence No. VTAR/01163

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Barbara Lynch
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018

About Barbara Lynch


Most people ask how long I have been here. The answer is 21 years - and I only came here for a month originally, so beware this place is addictive; I have clients who have just made their 19th visit.

Ferreirola is a tiny village in the mountains about an hour 15 minutes from Granada but actually a world away.Visitors have compared the area to Nepal or the Atlas mountains but, to me, it is an unique haven from the world, - beautiful, safe, with clear air and light and populated by real people.

Come here if you love walking, mountains, or just lazing in the sun and reading. We have a great collection of books.

Mostly you will find that you just sit and stare at the scenery in amazement and listen to the silence - possible from the terrace of one of the bars in the nearby villages!

Barbara Lynch purchased this house in 1994

Why Barbara Lynch chose La Taha

I fell in love with the place. It is remote but you can even get here by bus from Granada if you are patient.

What makes this house unique

Peace, stunning views, great walking. A feeling of having stepped off the busy world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have been back nine years running we love it so much" (Pam and Roj Moody) 2009.

"We fell in love with the area and Barbara helped us buy a house near hers". Judith Hinman and Alan Green

"I wanted to stay forever". Terry Binns

"Can we book for next year, please?" Jack and Linda Green
Feb 2003
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the La Taha around the Alpujarra Granadina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has wc, shower and sink. We supply soap and towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (2 Connecting Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bedroom. 1 twin bedroom leading from the the double bedroom. The beds have sprung mattresses and duvets and we have used local furniture and fabrics to decorate.
  • Books ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The property has a balcony and roof terrace, free Wifi, a spacious book-filled living room, double bedroom leading to a 2nd twin bedroom, a rustic but well equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower, wc and sink and plentiful hot water. All accommodation is on the 1st floor. The house and the entire area would prove very difficult for anyone with mobility problems. The owner lives next door and is happy to help with knowledge of the area. Otherwise unobtrusive! New we now offer free wifi to visitors Sorry, no cats, I am allergic. Dogs OK. Outside: From the living room there is a south-facing covered balcony with seating and on the roof a sunny terrace for sunbathing or stargazing. From here the views of the mountains and sky are beautiful and at certain times of the year you can see eagles overhead. There is a table, lounging chairs and barbecue. Several of the local signposted walks along ancient mule trails start just outside the house, which is on the edge of the village. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Bring your own beach towels please. The house is cleaned thoroughly between clients. We can also provide a pack of basic provisions and/or a cooked meal. Other: Everyone's favourite place seems to be the sheltered balcony off the living room. There is a table and chairs for eating and an outside light with lots of plants and great views.


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Alpujarras. 500 Year Old Stone House In Whitewashed Hamlet. A Walkers’ Heaven!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews

Perfect place for relaxing and walking

  • 5 of 5

Ferreirola is a small village surrounded by mountains - the village is very quiet and the only thing we heard were the cats and bells from the sheeps. The apartment is good - the kitchen contains everything needed - there is a lot of inspirations for walking tours which can start in Ferreirola. We can recommend this place if you are searching for relaxing and walking/trekking - most of the walking tours have a height difference of 200 to 450 meters

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's true- you can leave your car in the square when you arrive and start following paths immediately, no cars just great mountains.
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Beautiful home in a very peaceful village.

  • 5 of 5

Firstly some tips: Make sure you stock up before you get to the house since you need to drive to the nearest shop. You also cannot drive directly to the house so will need to leave your car in the plaza or just outside the village. The village was really pretty and there are some amazing walks. The house was perfect. It had a beautiful terrace and it stayed cool during some hot nights. Lots of lovely features. Not an area for people wanting to party but it's a really friendly, pretty village and probably the nicest in the area. Barbara has left a tonne of information about all the walks and the best places to collect delicious drinking water. She also told me about a lovely natural swimming spot. There are so many markets to visit and interesting things going on in this very special part of Spain.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: apart from in August you can almost always park in the square, 3 minutes walk away and a car is useful as the nearest shops are around 4km away. luckily there are bars and places to eat within 15 minutes walk!
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An amazing local area

  • 4 of 5

We will never forget this holiday. A totally new experience which we loved.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. That´s what we want to hear!
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SW Scotland

A traditional village house

  • 4 of 5

We loved it. Homely and spacious (well for the two of us anyway) with it's own roof terrace adjoining the owner's (but separated by a high wall) , and a lovely covered terrace adjoining the living room, cooler in the day. The house is in the lovely 'white' village of Fereirolla, with great views from both terraces over the surrounding countryside which has wonderful walks, one beginning quite literally from right outside the front door. It was so peaceful, more than we would have expected in a village location. We were able to walk to an excellent French vegetarian restaurant, and a more cheap and cheerful pizzeria ( both around 15 minutes) for dinner in the evenings, and it's a short car ride to Pitres which has a very good supermarket and bakery. Barbara is a very nice host and couldn't have been more helpful. What can I say...we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect guests! There are two other eating places as well within walking distance and the hotel lets non guests swim in their glorious outside pool for a modest 5 euros.
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Traditional house in an old Moorish village.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Barbara is a traditional Moorish house in a small village at the end of the road. There is great walking all around and good access to Mulhacen (bus from Capiliera to 8,800' and good track to the summit). The supermarket and bakery in Pitres are good, and eating your evening meal on the balcony every evening a rare treat (especially if you come from Scotland!!). The history of the area is fascinating and we found lots of endemic plants. Barbara's warm welcome, knowledge and love of the area will see us back again!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Frankfurt, Germany

Einfach wunderschön!

  • 5 of 5

Dies war unser erster Aufenthalt in der Casa Barbara - und ganz sicher nicht der letzte! Ferreirola ist ein wunderschönes kleines maurisches Dörfchen und gehört zu den sieben Dörfern der Großgemeinde "La Taha". Die sieben Dörfer liegen auf rund 950 bis 1.400 m Höhe in den Alpujarras, einer der Sierra Nevada im Süden vorgelagerten Gebirgsregion. In Ferreirola endet die Straße und von nun an geht es nur noch zu Fuß weiter - ein Paradies für Wanderer. Trotz der Abgeschiedenheit des Dorfes gibt es mehrere Bars und Restaurants im 1.5km entfernten Mecina, in Pitres (ca. 10 Minuten Autofahrt/ 30 Minuten zu Fuß bergan) gibt es einen sehr gut bestückten Supermarkt und sogar eine 24 Stunden Ambulanz und eine Apotheke für Notfälle. Die Küste (Salobrena) ist in einer 1 Stunde Autofahrt zu erreichen, Granada in ca. 1.5 Stunden.

Die Casa Barbara ist ein 500 Jahre altes maurisches Häuschen, das von seiner Besitzerin Barbara - einer sehr netten englischen Lady - liebevoll restauriert wurde und seinen ursprünglichen Charme dadurch erhalten hat. Alles ist zweckmäßig und gemütlich eingerichtet. Für kalte Tage gibt es einen Gas- und einen Holzofen. Neben einem Balkon, der sowohl vor Hitze als auch vor Kälte schützt, gibt es eine wunderschöne Dachterasse, von der aus man einen atemberaubenden Blick auf die umliegenden Berge hat. Es herrscht eine unglaubliche Ruhe in dem Ferreirola Tal - einziges Geräusch ist der Rio Trevelez in seiner hier sehr tiefen Schlucht.Der Sternenhimmel ist ein Traum! Vor der Casa Barbara kreuzen sich mehrere Wanderwege, die mittelalterliche Ruta Medieval beginnt direkt um die Ecke. Der Einstieg zu den höchsten Gipfeln der Sierra Nevada (Mulhacen und Alcazaba) ist innerhalb von 20 Minuten Autofahrt erreichbar. Wir haben eine wunderschöne Woche in den Alpujarras bei strahlendem Sonnenschein verbracht und wären sehr, sehr gerne noch länger dort gelieben!

Thanks for everything, Barbara - we will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Granada Or Malaga
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
57 Kilometres
Nearest Train
75 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
38 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
sierra Nevada, Prado llano
Nearest Beach
57 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Mountain biking, horse riding ,swimming pool, massage and guided walks in the Sierras all available locally.


Less than an hour´s drive to the beaches of the 'Costa Tropical'.


2.5hours from Malaga airport.1.25 hours to Granada Airport A car is very useful here, although it is possible to reach the village by public transport. The last bus leaves Granada at 16.30pm. There are 3 a day.


Granada with the splendour of the Alhambra is just over

1 hour away. The owner can recommend a pretty and quiet hotel by the cathedral .

The famous whitewashed villages of the High Alpujarras are all around us and the coast at Salobreña just an hour away.

Further Details:

Ferreirola is part of La Taha de Pitres, a grouping of

7 small villages dating back from the times when the Alpujarras were occupied by the Moors whose architecture and terrace hillsides are very much still part of the landscape. The villages are whitewashed and have steep, winding streets where it is still common to see donkeys and shepherds with their flocks passing through. The area is famous for its mineral water springs, air-dried hams and inexpensive rugs and pottery.

We enjoy over 320 days a year of sunshine and have beautiful spring flowers and blossom as early as February. The autumn and winter months usually bring warm days with crisp nights and the altitude (around 1000m) means that it is never unbearably hot in summer. There are no cars allowed in the narrow streets of Ferreirola and the only sounds are birds or sheep bells. There are, however,

4 restaurants and bars within walking distance and a larger village (Pitres) just 4km away.

Ferreirola has a daily bread van between 1.00pm and 2.00pm, a fruit van on Thursday mornings and a fish van on Tuesday mornings. It is only 1km to Mecina which has a family run bar and restaurant, a vegetarian restaurant, a music bar and a hotel with pool. There are many varied and inexpensive restaurants in nearby villages and the bars still give complimentary tapas with wine and beer.

Pitres, 4km away has a bank, chemist, baker, supermarket,restaurant, bars and a 24-hour health centre. There is an outdoor swimming pool at the campsite.

Serious walkers can scale the Mulhacen (3,482m) or Veleta at 3,398m. Guided service available. There are also local facilities for mountain biking, horse-riding, and flamenco dance and guitar lessons.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the La Taha,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
All Year
1 Jan 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:.

Any day check in after 5pm. .check out by 11.30 if other clients are coming in the same day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week is 245 pounds for 2 persons. An extra 10 pounds per night is charged for each extra person. Heating: the rental price includes electricity, hot water and gas for the cooker. In winter we supply firewood for the first night free of charge and further wood can be bought at the petrol station you pass on the way up just after the village of Pampaneira. Ask for Leña (lenya). For long stays we can arrange a half dumper of wood to be delivered for 70 euros.

Smoking; only outside please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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