Characterful cottage with beamed ceiling and orignal tiled floors. There is a large welly equipped bright dining kitchen . The lounge is cosy with a wood burning stove and comfy sofas .There is a flat screen TV ,English TV (accessed through the internet) and DVD player and patio doors leading to the garden. The garden has many plants and there is tiled patio with a mosaic dining table and chairs and sun chairs and a bbq. The bedrooms are tasefully decorated with shuttered windows and original tiled floors.The large master bedroom has beautiful Moroccan style four poster bed.
- Cottage861 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 - 6 nights
Cottage in Alhama De Granada, Andalucia, Spain - Quiet Street With Parking And Just 5 Mins Walk To Bars Shops, Restaurants And Main Square
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Nov 2018
About louise Parr
I live here in Spain and love the area and the fact that it is still traditionally Spanish. What attracted us to this part of Spain was the amazing scenery and of course the tapas!
louise Parr purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why louise Parr chose Alhama de Granada
The house is in really quiet street and so close to the shops and bars. The property was once a small fruit shop many years ago and is full of character and charm. The main reason why we bought this house was because we really loved the fact that it had a garden.
What makes this Cottage unique
Being able to wander into town and sit on the square in the sun in the afternoon for a few drinks and tapas. There are also many fiestas in the town were everyone dresses up and enjoys the festivities.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Lovely ‘cottage’ and very thoughtful - and useful - welcome provisions
Away from it all place - so brush up on your Spanish before you arrive, very little English spoken here. Gorge was beautiful, less impressed with the lake (but would be great in summer) and disappointed with Arab baths. 15 euros for a sauna basically, but a nice building. Lovely drive through mountains to surprisingly swish Malaga - well worth it. Torremolinos another 20 minutes further along - beautiful coast though town still a bit grim. In Alhama itself really liked El Tigre bar - not a word of English, but good tapas and food. Spanish tradition is big lunches and free tapas with each drink at night - variable quality at some on the main square. And it seems you won’t get any tapas with a coffee so encourages boozing.
Louise very helpful and responds quickly to texts. Watch where you park - police are lightening fast to give you a parking ticket - 40 Euro’s! I found driving around Alhama a bit confusing at times - and very narrow lanes, but motorways north and south are excellent.
great house loved it .nice touch from louise with compliment extras in fridge. well appreciated .all you could want for self catering .great location .all in all a lovely stay .even though the weather changed so couldnt benefit from lovely outdoor space .thankyou for sharing you house .
Just the place for a relaxing stay in Alhama
Charming home in traditional Spanish Village. Louise left the fridge stocked to see us through the first day, which was really appreciated. The cottage is as described and did not disappoint. It is well located close to the town square, where their are restaurants and bars serving good food at reasonable prices.
We loved the fact that there was a guitar available, which our daughter took advantage of. The outside area is very pleasant. The gorge is stunning, and the hot baths is an absolute must. Communication from Louise was excellent. We would definitely return.
Gorgeous private house
Very atmospheric, comfortable and roomy house in the Arab quarter of Alhama. Louise very generous in her communications and in the wine and food supplies left for us. A real retreat!
Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving the house so nice.
First timers in Spain, with intentions of seeing Alhambra Palace and Spain's interior.
Hidden up a narrow street in the Arab Quarter within easy walking distance of the centre of the village/small town with everything you need whether eating in or out. Good and effective communication with Louise resulted in a easy rendezvous with her in the Market Place and a quick passage to a car parking space less than 100m from the front door. Louise showed us into the property, provided us with essential guidance to operations within the property and left us with a fridge of supplies that served us well for the breakfast the next day, this was excellent as arrival on Sunday evening with no shops open meant we did not have to race out in the morning to do shopping. The wine & beer was very well received. The property itself is full of character and was well equipped for self catering. It had a wood burner and a plentiful supply of wood meant that we enjoyed warm & cozy evenings in with a glass or two of wine.
The bedrooms are of a good size and there is adequate storage space for clothes. The bathroom is on the ground floor and is also of good size and has a fantastic shower with lashings of hot water.
There is a comprehensive visitors guide book with all information to hand for walks, shops etc, etc.
The patio area was used on a number of occasions but being late Oct/early Nov, we did not receive direct sun but it was nice to in the open without being overlooked.
The area on the whole is very quiet and there was no noise disturbance that caused an issue. The main church clock started chiming at 7 a.m. and stopped at midnight, it was nice to hear.
Overall , my wife & I and our friends were very pleased with the accommodation and the village. We enjoyed seeing the Alhambra Palace and marveled at the countryside that we toured around during our week. A car hire is a must.
Thank you very much Louise for your help and the chance to stay in your little hide-away in Spain.
The only issue we had was the inability to make the final payment to Louise via Owners Direct, apparently they had a problem and not for the first time. Again and luckily the communication with Louise that I had before we arrived meant that we able to pay her on arrival. Thank you Louise for your trust in us.
Lovely Spanish house full of character. Very quiet yet near to bars etc and cool out of the heat.
It's a lovely house. It's typically Spanish and very charming.
Everything works really and it has everything you might need.
The courtyard is very pretty too.
Near to shops, bars etc and yet very quiet too - no noises in the night - very peaceful.
The village is also lovely. Louise left a file which had some absolutely fab walks from the village - I can highly recommend reading the red file.
The gorge is not to be missed and neither are the local bars.
The food in the bars was some of the best we have had anywhere. A real bonus is the free tapas they give with drinks!
Our favourite was El Tigre, but to be fair they were all fab on the square.
Great house, great village, great holiday. We would like to return.
Special interest holidays:
The countryside is truely stunning so perfect for birdwatching, walking and cycling . The waters of lake Bermajales are just 15mins drive with water sports and of course swimming.
There are two outdoor swimming pools within the town and within walking distance and another with lovely gardens and a restaurant just outside the town.The beautiful Arabic baths of El Ventoro are also just outside the town and within walking distance.The Roman bathes and natural hot springs are a 5 min walk.
The fantasic gorge is just 5 mins from the house ideal for a stroll and a picnic with amazing views.
The nearest beach is at the resort of Torre Del Mar which is less than an hours drive.There are many beaches lovely along the coast.
Granada airport is one hours drive and Malaga is an hour and an half . Directions will be given .
A bus is available, or there are transfer companies.
The town of Loja is 35mins drive.
Granada is one hours drive.
Lake Bermajales is 15 mins drive with swimming and water sports.
There are many surrounding villages within 10-15 mins drive.
The market is 2 mins walk and on every Friday with a big selction of fresh fruit and veg and loads of shoes !!
There are many banks with cash machines, supermarkets and shops. In all there are over 30 bars in the town.
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