About the property
- Cottage430 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
One bedroomed house in friendly, isolated mountain village just 10km from sea.
Polopos is ideally placed to enjoy a peaceful rural holiday, away from possible crowds on the coast, yet just twenty minutes drive down to the beach . This small house is simply full of character, in a typical Andalucian white mountain village situated 10km from the coast and at an altitude of 700metres. The house has been tastefully modernised retaining many original features with its low ceilings, original beams, grape treading floor and walls almost a metre wide.The spacious south facing terrace has spectacular mountain and sea views.
Polopos is an agricultural village (the almonds and grapes are harvested in October),with welcoming inhabitants. Nearest shops are on the coast but the bread van passes by daily, the fish van 3 times per week,and on Saturdays the fruit and veg stall comes to the village square! Local wine can be sampled, along with typical 'tapas', at the two village bars; you can also search for the family run 'bodegas'(about a dozen!) where you will be invited to try the wine and buy if you wish! Several kilos of local almonds await you in the house!
Please note, the bedroom is small, measuring just under 8 square metres; it has a double bed. In the living room area there is a sofabed which opens to a double bed
The house is simply, but adequately, furnished (sorry, there is no washing machine but a neighbour can provide a laundry service if you wish)
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- English, French, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A real gem of a find fantastic Spanish house just perfect for a break in a beautiful village in the mountains. All the amenities you would require for the perfect stay. The owner Alice is so very helpful and on hand if you have any queries or problems. all the local are extremely friendly. We feel refreshed and relaxed after a prefect week in Polopos.
We will definitely return.
Thank you for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to know that others love my place as much as I do! Glad to hear that Polopos and its people provided the perfect setting for the type of holiday you were looking for. You will be very welcome to return.
perfect winter escape
polopos is a beautiful little andalucian village tucked in the hills on the mediterranean coast. alice's cottage is comfortable and well-equipped, and its great little balcony has spectacular views down to the water. we had sunny, warm weather through december (though we were told this was not typical), perfect for sunning ourselves on the balcony or exploring the surrounding region. highly recommended for anyone in need of a village-break for a replenishing dose of fresh-air and vitamin d.
The house is wonderfull traditional. We found everything we needed for
cooking , sleeping and a quiet holiday. The Village is very nice and friendly.
You can reach the sea by car in nearly 25 minutes. The road up to the mountains has some fantastic prospects. We love it. We´ll come back. Thanks a lot !!!!
I am very happy that you love the house and village...and that you appreciate the impressive drive up the mountain. You are very welcome to come back. I know you will as you have visited twice this year already! Many people, like you, say Polopos and its people find a special place in their hearts and souls!
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Perfecto para pasar unas vacaciones tranquilas
Nos hemos encontrado muy a gusto en la casa. Estaba todo muy limpio y había de todo. Además la gente del pueblo ha sido muy amable y hospitalaria y nos ha recibido con los brazos abiertos.
"Es una bonita casa rural...
"Es una bonita casa rural, en un pueblo pequeño (hay unos 70 habitantes) de la baja alpujarra y cerca de la costa, el entorno es magnifico y la casa es muy acogedora y con todo lo necesario, para una pareja. Lo peor las carreteras de la zona...por la altura y las curvas. Hay que tener cuidado. Alice, fue muy amable con nosotros. El precio ajutado, correcto.
Car recommended. Unfortunately, because of the local terrain and the lay out of the house it is not suitable for people who have problems with mobility. Enjoy spectacular mountain walks from your door! Almond blossom from January,a sea of mountain flowers and herbs from early spring,a wonderful autumn with almond trees full of almonds, grapes on the vines. Just strolling round the village is a pleasure with its narrow, sometimes steep, walkways just wide enough for people or mules. Enjoy birdwatching,see wild boar(mainly at night!)or catch sight of the majestic wild Iberian goats.(especially on coast road from Castell de Ferro to Motril) Just 20 minutes drive to beaches such as :La Mamola, sandy, several beach front restaurants serving plenty of fresh fish, El Lance, fine pebbles, some sand , a restaurant Castell de Ferro, several sandy beaches and restaurants. Near El Lance there is also a small naturist beach. Polopos is well placed for visits to Salobrena (beach,beachside restaurants,impressive old quarter with castle and museum) Motril (Sugar museum, shops, interesting churches..), Granada (Alhambra, Science Museum..) Almunecar, Almeria and many other towns of historical interest. The village fiesta is 3 days in August. See the typical procession, with the statue of the Virgen del Rosario held high by villagers and paraded to the village entrance; all are welcome to wine and tapas in the village square,followed by music and dancing. On the hillsides around the village the figs and almonds are harvested from September and the grapes in October. You will see small groups of people out with their mules bringing the harvest back to the village.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Downpayment / Deposit requested. Supplement for heating depending on the season. Discount depending on length of stay. Owner not present on location. Unfortunately the house is not suitable for people with mobility problems as it is accessed via a short, but fairly steep and narrow alley; inside it is on two different levels and there are two steps down to the terrace. There is no washing machine but a neighbour will do a load for you if you require.