Terraced house in the centre of a small mountain village in Las Alpujarras

Terraced house in the centre of a small mountain village in Las Alpujarras

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

It is a typical house in the white villages of Las Alpujarras, deep and narrow to protect from the sun in the Summer, with a big fireplace to keep you warm on the cold winter nights (the only heating). It is basic but comfortable. There are two double bedrooms and one twin room, with a spacious living room/kitchen, a four piece bathroom and a large landing. There is bottled gas for hot water and cooking. The floors are marble-effect throughout. There is no garden, but there is room for sitting outside in the square, and guaranteed conversation with the locals.

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  1. We are both academics, with two grown up boys. We are flexible about the exchange arrangements, and are happy to have non-simultaneous exchanges.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

The village of Almegijar is fairly remote, situated 800m up in Las Alpujarras, on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada. It has so far missed the bustle of other parts of Las Alpujarras, as it is not situated on a main road. The sea is a 1 hour drive away, the city of Granada 1 hour, the ski resort above Granada 2 hours. The village has two shops, medical facilities, a bar, and a swimming pool (July/August only). There are more mules than cars. It is ideally located for a quiet holiday; walking in the mountains, mountain biking, bird-watching, mountaineering, or simply exploring the region by car or motorbike. Las Alpujarras was the last refuge of the Moors after they were defeated in 1492, and there is evidence of Moorish life throughout the region, from castles to cuisine. There are some local photos here: http://www.pueblos-espana.org/andalucia/granada/almegijar/

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