House in Ferreirola, Alpujarras, Andalucia - Spectacular Views From Roof Terrace/Balcony
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About Barbara Lynch
Hi Most people ask how long I have been here. The answer is 21 years - and I only came here for a month originally, so beware this place is addictive; I have clients who have just made their 19th visit. Ferreirola is a tiny village in the mountains about an hour 15 minutes from Granada but actually a world away.Visitors have compared the area to Nepal or the Atlas mountains but, to me, it is an unique haven from the world, - beautiful, safe, with clear air and light and populated by real people. Come here if you love walking, mountains, or just lazing in the sun and reading. We have a great collection of books. Mostly you will find that you just sit and stare at the scenery in amazement and listen to the silence - possible from the terrace of one of the bars in the nearby villages!
Barbara Lynch purchased this House in 1994
Why Barbara Lynch chose La Taha
I fell in love with the place. It is remote but you can even get here by bus from Granada if you are patient.
What makes this House unique
Peace, stunning views, great walking. A feeling of having stepped off the busy world.
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A lovely house. In a quiet village . Excellent location for walking/exploring. Spectacular views.
All good. Great host. House as described. Fantastic area. Interesting history.
Glad you liked the house and the area. a pleasure to share them with you.
Comfortable well equipped house in wonderful location
There really is nothing missing in this lovely house. It's a wonderful spot from which to explore the Alpujarras with a walk across the valley starting just outside the front door, and so many other beautiful villages within walking distance. We were so pleased to be free from the more intensive tourism in the bigger towns and couldn't have wanted anything more.
Great little house in a wonderful remote village
This is a lovely place to enjoy the Alpujaras and all the time have to offer. The traditional house with its superb views of the mountain opposite is a great space. We will be back.
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Perfect place for relaxing and walking
Ferreirola is a small village surrounded by mountains - the village is very quiet and the only thing we heard were the cats and bells from the sheeps. The apartment is good - the kitchen contains everything needed - there is a lot of inspirations for walking tours which can start in Ferreirola. We can recommend this place if you are searching for relaxing and walking/trekking - most of the walking tours have a height difference of 200 to 450 meters
It's true- you can leave your car in the square when you arrive and start following paths immediately, no cars just great mountains.
Beautiful home in a very peaceful village.
Firstly some tips: Make sure you stock up before you get to the house since you need to drive to the nearest shop. You also cannot drive directly to the house so will need to leave your car in the plaza or just outside the village. The village was really pretty and there are some amazing walks. The house was perfect. It had a beautiful terrace and it stayed cool during some hot nights. Lots of lovely features. Not an area for people wanting to party but it's a really friendly, pretty village and probably the nicest in the area. Barbara has left a tonne of information about all the walks and the best places to collect delicious drinking water. She also told me about a lovely natural swimming spot. There are so many markets to visit and interesting things going on in this very special part of Spain.
apart from in August you can almost always park in the square, 3 minutes walk away and a car is useful as the nearest shops are around 4km away. luckily there are bars and places to eat within 15 minutes walk!
An amazing local area
We will never forget this holiday. A totally new experience which we loved.
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Special interest holidays:
Mountain biking, horse riding ,swimming pool, massage and guided walks in the Sierras all available locally.
Less than an hour´s drive to the beaches of the 'Costa Tropical'.
2.5hours from Malaga airport.1.25 hours to Granada Airport A car is very useful here, although it is possible to reach the village by public transport. The last bus leaves Granada at 16.30pm. There are 3 a day.
Granada with the splendour of the Alhambra is just over
1 hour away. The owner can recommend a pretty and quiet hotel by the cathedral .
The famous whitewashed villages of the High Alpujarras are all around us and the coast at Salobreña just an hour away.
Ferreirola is part of La Taha de Pitres, a grouping of
7 small villages dating back from the times when the Alpujarras were occupied by the Moors whose architecture and terrace hillsides are very much still part of the landscape. The villages are whitewashed and have steep, winding streets where it is still common to see donkeys and shepherds with their flocks passing through. The area is famous for its mineral water springs, air-dried hams and inexpensive rugs and pottery.
We enjoy over 320 days a year of sunshine and have beautiful spring flowers and blossom as early as February. The autumn and winter months usually bring warm days with crisp nights and the altitude (around 1000m) means that it is never unbearably hot in summer. There are no cars allowed in the narrow streets of Ferreirola and the only sounds are birds or sheep bells. There are, however,
4 restaurants and bars within walking distance and a larger village (Pitres) just 4km away.
Ferreirola has a daily bread van between 1.00pm and 2.00pm, a fruit van on Thursday mornings and a fish van on Tuesday mornings. It is only 1km to Mecina which has a family run bar and restaurant, a vegetarian restaurant, a music bar and a hotel with pool. There are many varied and inexpensive restaurants in nearby villages and the bars still give complimentary tapas with wine and beer.
Pitres, 4km away has a bank, chemist, baker, supermarket,restaurant, bars and a 24-hour health centre. There is an outdoor swimming pool at the campsite.
Serious walkers can scale the Mulhacen (3,482m) or Veleta at 3,398m. Guided service available. There are also local facilities for mountain biking, horse-riding, and flamenco dance and guitar lessons.