Our house is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped with a cosy ambience, approximately 500 years old and traditionally-built with wooden beams, wood burning stoves and tiled or slate floors. It is ideally located within the typical white-washed, Alpujarran village of Mecina, near well-known restaurants and bars. Mecina itself is one of the seven Moorish villages known collectively as La Taha, and is situated within the Sierra Nevada National Park. It is a 2 km walk or 10 minute drive to Pitres, a small town with shops, restaurants, bank, 24/7 clinic and weekly market; a 90 minute drive to Granada (Alhambra) and a 60 minute drive to the Costa Tropical. There is an excellent swimming pool, open to non-campers, at the nearby camp-site in Pitres. The house sleeps up to 8 (6 comfortably) with 2 double bedrooms (one upstairs, one downstairs - delightfully cool in the hot summer months!) plus a 'cave' bedroom with 2 single beds. There is also a useful double sofa-bed in a charming, curtained alcove - ideal for your overnight guests. The house is situated close to the edge of a high, river valley and from its pleasant balcony there are lovely views of the mountain as well as entertaining scenes of village life. The house provides an ideal base for you, and your family and friends, to explore the wonders of the Alpujarras.
Family-Friendly Village House In Beautiful Location - Sleeps 6
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 1, 2018
About Rebecca Wartnaby
We first visited Las Alpujarras in 2010, fell in love with the place and by the end of the holiday, had somehow managed to buy a house! I'm from Coventry, Patrick is from Belfast; we have two small sons and we currently live in Milan. We stay in our house in Spain as much as we can and as we are both teachers, we have long holidays!
Rebecca Wartnaby purchased this House in 2010
Why Rebecca Wartnaby chose La Taha
We particularly liked the location of our house; it's close to several bars and restaurants. It is in a calm setting with a wonderful mountain view, yet with plenty going on down in the 'street' below.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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A little piece of paradise
The spacious balcony of this quaint home was the perfect place to relax and admire the mountainous scenery after we wandered the numerous paths to nearby white mountain villages and in the national park near the Sierra Nevada. The kitchen was bright and well-equipped and the three bedrooms we occupied were wonderfully quiet, comfortable and spacious. The house was made ready for our arrival with extra sheets and towels available as needed and the washing machine in one of the bathrooms was a bonus. The neighbours were friendly and helpful and really added a special touch to our stay with their stories about the village and tips on what to see in the area. With artisan shops in neighbouring Pampaneira, the jamon serrano village of Trevelez, and the sights of Granada well within reach on comfortable day trips, there were plenty of activities to do off the hiking trails as well; although it meant tearing ourselves away from the balcony and the virtues of the quiet and scenic village! Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer!
The most convenient airport is Malaga which is approximately 2.5 hours drive from Mecina. Car hire is highly recommended and is easy to arrange via the Internet. There are opportunities for a variety of activities including hiking, mountain biking and pony trekking, exploring other local villages, visiting craft shops or simply enjoying the sunshine from the balcony or having a drink in one of the local restaurants/bars, of which there are several nearby. Next door is 'L'Atelier', a French-owned vegetarian restaurant with North African influences - customers eat at tables in the street beneath the balcony of the house. On the street below is 'La Cueva de Mora Luna', a friendly bar and bistro serving delicious pizzas and hosting excellent live music nights. It also has Wi-Fi. In July and August, a number of festivals and special musical events take place in the villages of La Taha. Atmospheric Granada and the Alhambra Palace are well worth a visit, as are some of the beaches down at the coast. There is a lovely swimming pool at Pitres camp-site that is open to non-campers. The village of Pitres is 2 km away and there are a range of shops including a supermarket, cafe-bars, restaurants, banks and a clinic. Friday is market day. Mecina is also served by vans selling bread (daily), fish, fresh fruit and vegetables (once a week) - you can wait for them with the village locals and practise your Spanish!