Enjoy the cultural experience of an Andalucian village, whilst having the peace and quiet of a rural retreat if you so wish.
Casa Almelara is located in the village of Atalbeitar, just minutes from the Sierra Nevada National Park; a dramatic wilderness boasting some of the highest peaks in mainland Spain. Ideal for lovers of beauty and nature, and popular amongst artists and walkers, there are a wide range of outdoor activities available.
Atalbeitar is one of the smallest and best preserved of the Alpujarran villages; a peaceful, car-free oasis where many of the houses still retain their traditional Moorish features. There are great bars and restaurants in the valley.
About the house:
The house has been recently restored using traditional materials in original ways, with beauty and comfort in mind. Chestnut beams, bedrock corners and many unique touches give it a rustic charm.
We, Tom and Carmen (the owners) are both artists, and have delighted in creating a space that is simple but harmonious, spending every winter since 2003 restoring it with all our love and care, so we are very happy when people come to enjoy our work. An important shift came in 2012 when we built an indoor heated swimming pool and steam room, bringing a whole new level of luxury to the experience of Casa Almelara.
9 Bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and 1 with loo and sink.
Linen and towels provided, as well as cooking essentials like oil, herbs, spices…
We love them, but due to caring about our guests potential allergies please let us know before you bring them.
Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine, Drier, Iron, and Ironing board, cooker and electric oven.
About the village
Atalbeitar is one of 7 white, Moorish villages that make up La Taha, a South-facing valley on the slopes of the highest mountain in Spain.
The narrow streets and lanes of the village were designed for donkeys, so cars cannot enter them, making it peaceful and safe for children, with hidden rocky corners and delightful flower-filled gardens for them to explore.
The heart of the village is a charming square (actually more of a triangle!) with a shady Alamo tree, and a water fountain that is fed by a natural spring.
There are too local people that provide a number of interesting activities, like flamenco classes, yoga classes and specialized walks.
We are on the slopes of Mulhacen (3450m), the highest peak in Spain, and with a bit of help from a car and an early start in can be reached in a day trip.
with “Rutas a Caballo” (tel: 0034-618248463) based in the neighbouring village of Ferreirola . They will give you a fantastic experience of the mountains on horseback!
The Sierra Nevada ski resort is 1 hr 45 mins drive away, where 35km of slops and very reasonable prices make for an exciting and affordable day out. The season runs from December through to the end of April.