Cortijo Balzain

La Zubia, Granada
+34 951 600023
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€120 - €300
per night
€714 - €1610
per week

A wonderful taste of Andalucian life here at these sweet farm cottages with long views. Walks radiate from the door, Granada is close


11 places


Sleeping from 2 – 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€120 - €300 per night

€714 - €1610 per week

The Experience

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… Sweet Pepe and Patri manage the farm’s almond trees, beehives, large outdoor pool (open May-October), 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.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €120
Weekly price
from €714
1 House for 6
From €1956 beds3 bedrooms
3 Houses for 2
From €1202 beds1 bedroom
7 Houses for 4
From €1504 beds2 bedrooms


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Minimum stay: 4 nights in high season.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


A lovely family holiday in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Cortijo Balzain was beautiful .... as was the pool, the rustic accommodation, the suppers (always available on request) and of course, the sunsets. Thank you Sawdays.

Leonie, Leeds

A wonderful fortnight spent in this perfect location in August. Our family (2 adults and 2 children aged 8 and 10) were able to enjoy Granada, the Alhambra, the mountains and the beach from Cortijo Balzain, as well as their lovely pool and relaxing environment. We ate very well in the restaurant there - traditional, local


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Gonzalo Ros

  • You are just a 20-minute drive to La Alhambra – one of the most famous examples of Moorish architecture in the world. The palace and fortress is a beautiful site to visit, with gardens to explore and ornate arches to wonder through.
  • Head to the Sierra Nevada National Park for the highest peaks in mainland Spain and stunning vistas. There are 25 official footpaths and marked routes to explore, plus 13 cycle routes. Spot wildlife and breathe in the mountain fresh air! A 30-minute drive.
  • History & art lovers will adore a trip to the San Jeronimo monastery in central Granada. An impressive structure, known as the first monastery to be built after the Christian conquest in the 1400s. An excellent example of Spanish Baroque & Gothic.
  • Mirador de San Nicolás (viewpoint) is a must-visit if you’re in the centre of Granada. It's said that in 1997 Bill Clinton called it “the most beautiful sunset in the world!” Marvel at the stunning Alhambra in the distance & the Sierra Nevada peaks behind.
  • For seaside trips we are only an hour to the southern coast, known as La Costa Tropical thanks to its microclimate. Head to La Herradura for sandy shores and palms or Playa Marine del Este for pebbles and clear waters on the Punta de la Mona headland.
  • Visit Albaycin, one of our favourite neighbourhoods of Granada. Cobbled streets & alleyways wind up the hillside of this historic, characterful area. Pass whitewashed houses, wander under the ancient Gate of Elvira, enjoy the city views at sunrise or set.