El Cortijo del Pino

Albuñuelas, Granada
Bed & Breakfast

Artist James and his wife Antonia have made their fetching cortijo a warm, enveloping place to stay. Wonderful walking and a lovely pool


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 9


Little-known Albuñuelas – a short drive from the Costa, 30 minutes from Granada – is a fetching little place surrounded by citrus groves. Approached by a steep road, El Cortijo del Pino sits high on a bluff, taking its name from the Aleppo pine that stands sentinel over house and valley. The sober lines of the building have an Italian feel and the sandy tones that soften the façade change with each passing hour. Perhaps it was the endlessly shifting light that attracted artist James Connel. His painterly eye and his wife Antonia’s decorative flair have created a warm enveloping place to stay, an open house for guests and friends. Find a warren of bedrooms with an old-fashioned charm: polished tiles, rustic beams, new mattresses on antique Spanish beds. Bathrooms are super. Outside, birdsong and church bells, roses and wisteria, a terrace with sweeping views, a gazebo overlooking the town below, a lovely, solar-heated pool… if you are inspired, grab a canvas and an easel and retire to James’s studio. Art lovers be warned: his paintings are on every wall and you may be tempted to buy! The walking is wonderful.


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5-minute walk (300m).


Nightly price
from €65
Singles €65. Whole house (sleeps 9) €1,800-€2,300 per week.
1 Single
From €65
1 House for 9
From €229
3 Twins
From €85
1 Double
From €85


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from James Connell & Antonia Ruano

  • The prize winning Cortijo available for B&B and self-catering in spring/summer usually on a weekly basis and includes 2 hour daily maid service..0n request meals can be provided.One guest claimed " Pepa¨s paella was the highlight of our wonderful stay"
  • The stunning scenery and peaceful ambience of the house has attracted artists and writers of renown and a painting holiday course takes place every September for painters of varying ability in the lovely autumn sunshine
  • The valley overlooked from the Cortijo is an authenic paradise for walkers abounding in winding paths through almond and orange blossom ,olive groves and the burble of water in the timeless "aceguias"- channels carved out by the Moors.The G7 route is close
  • Horse and pony trekking from the Cortijo is a delightful way of enjoying the countryside. .Golf courses are 30 mins away and tennis 15 mins.Guided walks are another option
  • Granada and the Alhambra are only 30 mins by car and the beach slightly less and the cliff hanging white villages of the Alpujarra area 20 mins away"Paradise found!" Richard & Sally (Brisbane,Australia)
  • Guest Comments-"We arrived as strangers and departed as friends" (Gloria London)"We loved it,the beauty,the tranquility,the view!""This is the best B&B we have encountered in Andalucia" Vivienne & Mike (Scotland)(Peter & Johe, Holland)