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Reservations for Casa Almelara


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.

You can unload 14 metres from our door, then park the car a couple of minutes walk away at the entrance of the village.
Explore our gallery of photos…the village speaks for itself!


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.

Horse Riding

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.

Amazing Experiences on the Mountains

Some words from our happy guests

Emily Bosch
from Italy
Room with all the facilities.We enjoyed the balcony very much. The bathroom is very clean and spacious.
Gina Roscoe
from Florida
Excellent experience. We appreciated the kindness of the owner. We will do it again!
Tania Smith
from Belgium
With Praslin Villa I can run plan my holidays without worries. I can browse the site easily and book instantly.
Jane Smith
from Mexico
Great location, nice food, and extremely comfortable rooms. Great value for money!
Jay Simon
from New York
Absolutely loved this place, wonderful villa, wonderful beach and pool area. The place is really impressive.
Anna Simons
from Portugal
The place is really impressive. I am in love with it, it is a wonderful house.

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