Hopp til innhold
view of house on approachhouse on right, looking down the street
Southern Retreat
Southern Retreat
6 gjester
3 soverom
4 senger
2 bad
6 gjester
3 soverom
4 senger
2 bad
Du vil ikke bli belastet ennå

This simple rural retreat can be enjoyed by families, couples, friends or lone travellers! Relax reading, strolling nearby, in the pool or a cafe. Enjoy local food , explore little villages or walk/drive up to mountain tops or down to the seaside...

Stedet

Built onto the slope of the mountain and situated at the top of the village, it is the last house, on a short street with fields to the right and rear. Donkeys still carry harvested crops home, and a nearby street fountain trickles cool and refreshing. Indeed, enjoy purified mountain spring water straight from the taps in the house!

As you enter the front door, to the left is a bedroom (1 double 1 single bed) with en-suite shower room/toilet. Stairs lead to an ample open-plan area: a kitchen and a dining room leading to a small terrace on the right and living area on 2 levels and balcony on the left. On one side of the upper living area is a small study with desk shelving and on the other a double bedroom with built-in wardrobe. Folding wood and glass doors seperate living area from kitchen when desired. A wide corridor / cloakroom leads back to a single bedroom, bathroom/ toilet (corner bath and shower) and a small storage room. Many of the rooms have wooden beams and it is said that family of Aben Humeya, the last leader of the Moors before they were expelled from Spain in the 16th century by the Christians, lived in this house, although it has been subject to modifications over the intervening years!

Tilgang for gjester

Amenities include wood burning stove, fridge/freezer, gas cooker /electric oven, microwave, blender, washing machine, iron, hairdryer and sleeps 6 . It is a cool house in the summer due to thick walls, and having strategic windows open allows for a welcome breeze to pass through the house. Retractable mosquito netting (to keep out flies, moths etc) is on most of the windows. In winter the house is cosy due to the same thick walls, shutters on windows and curtains in bed rooms and the use of the wood burning stove (a small pile of wood is at corner of house, please do not use wet/damp cloth to clean the stove, just dry one, and take care not to touch it because it gets very hot when in use) radiators, rugs and blankets. You will find a map of the area in the living room.

Andre ting å merke seg

Although foreigners may live/stay/pass through the village, it is by no means a tourist destination! Many of the inhabitants have fields where they grow most of the food they need for the year, and they have a great exchange system in place through friendship and family ties. Almonds, walnuts, figs, pomegranates, grapes, peaches, mulberries, quinces to name just a few fruits and tomatos, peppers, courgettes, green beans, artichokes etc etc, their own olive trees for oil, so are quite self sufficient. They dry the tomatos, peppers, figs etc and make preserves, so nothing is wasted. Until more recent times people made their own soaps (some still do). So as you walk around be aware that each loaded tree belongs to someone! No one minds if you find a nut or two on the ground, crack it open with a stone and eat them, or take a fig from a tree, but please don't go collecting! This does not apply to prickly pears, which when they are in season ripen beautifully on the plant and fall to the ground and rot. Few people pick these because they are such a bother with the prickles, it's always best to get someone who knows how to pick and peel them! You may think that due to all the rotting figs on the ground no one is going to eat them, but yes the pigs are! And that some almond trees have been abandoned, but no, there is a specific date when someone will come to pick them up from the ground! When buying produce at the market, or in the local shop it is always best to buy what is in season and local (often that's all there is) and you will notice how great your meals taste. If you must have your baked beans or tabasco sauce you will find a grocer's along the high street in Ugijar caters to a few foreigner whims of this sort - there's a dedicated shelf!
Re medical assistance: there is a doctor's surgery along the same road where the Azahara bar/restaurant is situated, at the far end. Times, which may change, please see notice on door:
8am-3pm Mon, Wed, Fri
11am-3pm Tue, Thur
The doctor is able to access a 24hr telephone interpreting service in 11 languages (including English)
The pharmacy is able to order any medications not in stock (including homeoepathic) with 24 hrs notice, an excellent service
The post office is located at the entrance to the town hall on the right Mon - Fri but only opens 1.30pm - 2pm

Fasiliteter
Dyr tillatt
Familie-/barnevennlig
Innendørs peis
Kjøkken
Kommuniser alltid gjennom Airbnb
For å beskytte betalingen din, overfør aldri penger eller kommuniser utenfor Airbnb-nettsiden eller appen.
Soveordninger
Soverom 1
1 dobbelseng, 1 enkeltseng
Soverom 2
1 dobbelseng
Soverom 3
1 enkeltseng
Husregler
Depositum er 1127 kr

Please leave the apartment clean when you depart. During your stay and particularly on your day of departure please take rubbish to the big containers next to the fountain at the end of the road. Collections are made daily and in summer it is the custom (where possible) to put the refuse out at night.
Please follow the local custom of leaving the external shutters down in bedrooms, particularly when you go out as the sun's rays can damage clothes, furnishings, furniture and wooden window frames. This is particularly the case in the summer and also ensures a cool room when you return. This isn't necessary for the terrace shutters. In the winter it is less of an issue as the sun is less strong.

Kanselleringer

4 anmeldelser

Nøyaktighet
Kommunikasjon
Renslighet
Beliggenhet
Innsjekking
Verdi
Maria Brukerprofil
april 2017
Nos alojamos en la casa de Lyn durante cuatro noches,6 adultos y un bebé de año y medio... Lyn no estaba durante esos días pero desde la llegada nos sentimos acogidos por el vecindario en especial con la señora mercedes que estuvo pendiente de nosotros en todo momento...el pueblo y los vecinos son encantadores...hay varios senderos para recorrer a pie y la zona tiene un gran valor histórico además la gente es muy amable...hay que hacer caso de las recomendaciones para acceder a la casa ya que hay calles muy estrechas y hay que subir a pie y dejar el coche en la parte media del (URL HIDDEN) casa muy bonita tal y como sale en las (URL HIDDEN) única pega es que no tenía cafetera pero una vecina nos la presto rápido. .. He leído algunos comentarios respecto a los gallos de al lado y tengo que decir que a nosotros particularmente no nos molestaron en absoluto y que mejor que cuando vas a un pueblo solo se escuche el sonido de las cabras gallos y gallinas....nos ha encantado la estancia y la experiencia de estar en un sitio donde todavía la gente se trata con respeto y armonía y te acogen con una familiaridad increíble. ..gracias a Lyn y gracias a todos los vecinos del barrio alto que nos han hecho sentir como en casa.
Lyn Brukerprofil
Tilbakemelding fra Lyn:
Me alegró muchísimo saber que todo les fue bien a esta familia agradable con su bebé, que lo pasaron bien en mi casa y que disfrutaron de la gente del pueblo y de los alrededores. Parece ser que los vecinos tambien lo pasaron muy bien en compañia de la familia - según me cuentan - y me van a preguntar por ellos en cuanto vuelva a casa! Tomaré nota sobre lo de la cafetera, es una cosa que no he llegado a pensar ya que nosotros no lo tomamos! Muchas gracias por tus palabras positivas María y hasta otro diá!
april 2017

Silvia Brukerprofil
januar 2017
Estuvimos disfrutando en la casa de Lyn de la Noche vieja. Eran días fríos, pero se pudieron llevar bien con la chimenea y los 2 radiadores que hay. Hay que tener en cuenta que el automático salta a aveces si hay demasiadas cosas encendidas a la vez (por ejemplo los 2 radiadores y un par de luces o el horno), pero se soluciona fácil controlando las cosas que hay encendidas. La casa es exactamente como se aprecia en las fotos. Lyn, aunque esos días no estaba por allí, se preocupó en todo momento de que estuviéramos cómodos y se interesó durante nuestra estancia que todo estuviera correcto. Los vecinos también nos prestaron todo tipo de facilidades (leña, pastillas para encender el fuego, velas, etc.) para que estuviéramos como en casa. Lo único que se puede reseñar es que justo en la casa de al lado hay un gallo que la primera noche se puso a cantar y no nos dejó dormir demasiado. La solución fue fácil, contactamos con el vecino y muy amablemente cerró la puerta de la ventana donde se encontraba el gallo. El resto de noches no se ya escuchó nada. Incluso nos ofreció llevarse el gallo a otro lugar, pero no fue necesario. La casa se encuentra en la parte más alta del pueblo, con difícil acceso en coche, por lo que es conveniente hacer caso a las indicaciones de Lyn para aparcar. Por nuestra parte estuvimos muy a gusto. Es un pueblo para estar en contacto con la naturaleza y la tranquilidad, visitar otros pueblos de la Alpujarra y hacer senderismo. Nosotros hicimos la ruta del río Trevélez, que se encuentra a 1h en coche aproximadamente y varios paseos por el alrededor de Valor. Recomiendo esta casa si es lo que buscas.
Lyn Brukerprofil
Tilbakemelding fra Lyn:
Me alegro muchísimo que Silvia y su novio y las dos otras parejas disfrutaron sus vacaciones de año nuevo en mi casa. Serían muy bienvenidos si algún día quisieran volver. Acerca del gallo, siento mucho la molestia que han sufrido en escucharlo, ya se le había reseñado el problema al dueño y prometió solucionarlo. Me he comunicado para que éste problema no vuelva a ocurrir. En cuanto a la electricidad, es cierto que 6 adultos en la época más fría del año utilicen bastante potencia, pero como me ha explicado el electricista, la casa tiene un contrato normal de potencia y esos radiadores se llevan mucha. Por eso instalé el fuego de leña. Es fácil de corregir si salta. Los alpujareños suben en coche o camioneta y aparcan directamente en frente de la casa, pero para los que no están acostumbrados a calles estrechas y con pendiente recomiendo aparcar en otro lugar. Lo que dice Silvia de los alrededores es cierto, se pueden visitar muchos pueblos, hacer senderismo, disfrutar de la naturaleza en un ambiente tranquilo con gente agradable. La última vez que estuve ví un pajaro enorme (no sé lo que sería) por el rio en un sendero a 15 minutos de la casa, y un poco más arriba un ibex y otro día mas alto en la montaña a pie, un grupo de ibexes, muy emocionante. Hay mucho para disfrutar en los alrededores!
januar 2017

Ber Brukerprofil
august 2016
This is a Lovely apartment at the top of the village, clean and spacious. The photos are very representative of the place, though the terrace is small, more of a balcony. Parking is not possible close to the apartment, unless you're very brave so we got Plenty of exercise walking up and down the hill to the village. Municipal pool was a great asset for us as it was very hot when we were there. Lyn was very helpful and accommodating during our booking and visit and Mercedes, who lives opposite was there if we needed her. It is not a touristy place and the locals were warm and friendly. Food at Abu Hamaya restaurant was very good and there are a couple of shops with most of what you will need. Good location for touring, be prepared for winding roads. The cock crowing next door at 3am took a bit of getting used to but we found we were sleeping through it after a while.
Lyn Brukerprofil
Tilbakemelding fra Lyn:
Thank you for your feedback Ber. I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay and found things to your liking. It is a small terrace, certainly for 6 people! - I hope that the upper level balcony idea that we spoke of was helpful. Yes, as I said in the house information, some people are ok to drive their car up to the fountain quite near the house, and others like yourselves prefer to avoid the sharp corners etc and leave the car in village centre. I am taking immediate steps to address the neighbouring cockerel crowing! You and your family would be very welcome if you wanted to stay again, perhaps at a different season when there are different things to enjoy.
august 2016

Gail Brukerprofil
november 2015
This is a pleasant house in a village with great views over the hills. We had a couple of problems and Lyn was incredibly helpful, responded very swiftly and sorted things out really quickly.The local people made us feel very welcome and Lyn's friends in the village could not have been nicer. This is an ideal base for people wanting a quiet holiday walking in the beautiful countryside between the lovely villages. We had days out in Granada and Almeria which entailed quite a lot of driving but definitely worth it. Please note that the walk up to the house from where you park your car is rather steep and would be difficult to do with a couple of young children. Our 7 year old coped okay with it.
Lyn Brukerprofil
Tilbakemelding fra Lyn:
Thank you very much, I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves - it seems you were quite wide-ranging in your excursions around the area. As you probably saw, local people do drive right up to the house, but I always advise visitors to park a bit further down. You would be welcome back any time
november 2015

Petersfield, StorbritanniaRegistrerte seg juli 2014
Lyn Brukerprofil
Interaksjon med gjester

I am not often in residence, but when I am my door is the silver grey iron door, feel free to ring doorbell. After booking you will have my telephone number and you can always contact via airbnb. The keyholder who lives opposite is a very capable person, who although doesn't speak English can help out with anything practical that may crop up.

Språk: English, Español, Français
Svarprosent: 100%
Svartid: innen noen få timer

Nabolaget

Lignende utleiesteder