Ctra. de Cumbres Verdes km2, 18140 La Zubia,
Once shepherds drove their flocks over the Sierra Nevada's rugged mountains, through pine forests, across ancient terraced soil, to the spring waters that colour this rural spot so green; pens were built, then a farmhouse; now, these sweet white cottages. Views are as stunning in scorching sunshine as in snow, stretching over a blanket of almonds to the national park's soaring peaks. Walkers and bikers appreciate the rustic simplicity of the traditional Andalusian dwellings: chunky stone walls, terracotta tiles, beamed ceilings, patterned bedspreads, a slice of terrace for meals under the stars... if you wish to cook, that is, for Patri works wonders in the open kitchen. Lamb is from the farm's flock, vegetables plucked from their own organic kitchen garden; hams are made on site. Sweet Pepe and Patri manage the farm's almond trees, beehives, large pool, tennis court and play area, and offer masses of local tips and maps. Footpaths spider out from the farm, Granada is half an hour, the beach and ski slopes a little further. A scrumptious taste of Andalucian mountain life, food and people.
- Wheelchair access
- At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
- Limited mobility
- At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
- Children welcome
- Kids of all ages can stay.
- English spoken
- Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
- Air conditioning
- Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
- Wireless internet access available.
- Pets welcome
- Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
- Public transport
- Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
- Working farm
- Or vineyard.
- Owner has pets
- Animals living on the property.
- Swimming pool
- On the premises.
- Tennis court
- On the premises.
- Vegetarian meals
- Available on request.
- Licensed premises
- Alcohol may be served.
Open fire / woodburner
Cooked meals available
Shop within 3 miles
Little gems of local knowledge from Gonzalo Ros:
- Sierra Nevada national park.
- Lovely tropical coast.
- The monastries of Cartuja and San Jeronimo.
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- 12 Houses for 2 - 6
House for 4-6, €82-€126. House for 6-8, €123-€192. Prices per night, plus VAT at 10%.
Ctra. de Cumbres Verdes km2, 18140 La Zubia, Granada