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Casa Barbara

Ferreirola Village
Very good
7 reviews
Ferreirola Village
Living room
autumn in the village
Lots to read
View from balcony
Main bedroom
Giant aloe on path
Local mineral water spring
Connected bedrooms
Roof terrace sunset
french windows to dining area
winter sky
Roof terrace winter evening
Cloud from balcony
December persimmons
Rare snowfall in winter
February blossom
Fondales mill
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
La Taha, Province of Granada, Andalucia
Casa Barbara is an original alpujarra house with beams, stone floors and wood stove set in a tiny village at 1000 metres off the beaten track. There are two connecting bedrooms, a large living room /diner with books and a kitchen and bathroom with plentiful hot water. A south facing balcony and roof terrace with views all around make it ideal for relaxing and winter sun.

This is walking country with old mule paths that connect the 7 villages of La Taha, an area settled by the moors whose architecture and terraces of almonds and olives with traditional watering system are still maintained.The local villages have small bars and restaurants famous for local ham and wine although they will also cater for vegetarians.

There is a local festival in August and a piano bar 15 minutes walk away which showcases local and visiting performers. Th...
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About the Owner, Barbara L
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 71 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 66 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2011
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 3 properties
Interaction with guests
I try to be here to meet you, but if I can't, I leave clear instructions and the keys. As I live next door, I can be available to help with local information but at all times respect your privacy. if you prefer not to have contact, that's fine too- it's your holiday, after all!
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English first
Haddington, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Hard to review when you want to keep a secret to yourself! We have been visiting Casa Barbara for over 10 years and are always keen to return like old friends of the family and the community. A quirky charming house with a lot of history, a cool refuge after a day's walking and plant-hunting in the warmth of September...

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Thank you. What can I say except it ia always a pleasure. Barbara


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Reviewed 27 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Reviewed 19 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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We were keen to try a self-catering break in the Taha Valley/Ferreirola area and Google brought us to Casa Barbara. We contacted its owner Barbara Lynch and booked for a week’s stay in early October. Language-teacher Barbara kindly met us off the bus in Pitres and drove us to Ferreirola – a very welcome gesture after a spectacular but longish...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Comfortable beds<BR>cool in summer<BR>private
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
The weekly rate of 260 pounds is for one or two persons. Family use of the second bedroom, which is only accessed from the first, is 10 pounds per person per night..Maximum 4 guests in total .
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About the neighbourhood
Sierra Nevada national park has snow capped peaks, a ski centre, Trevelez, the highest village in spain, wild flowers not found elsewhere in Europe and wonderful walking country. There are guides available for the more adventurous or well marked paths at the lower levels.<BR><BR>We are in a whitewashed hamlet with 30 full time inhabitants at 1000 metres above sea level in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. We have over 340 days of sun a year with cool winter nights.You can walk to all the surrounding villages on ancient mule trails. There are restaurants and bars within 15 minutes walk from the house. Local trails start right outside the door.<BR><BR>Ferreirola is home to the festival, Music in the Mountains, which brings musicians from all over the world. The alp... more
Getting around
You will really benefit from a car if you want to thoroughly explore the area, but if you prefer a 'green' approach you can get here by bus and just enjoy the local walks.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Malaga: 137.0 km
Railway: Granada: 70.0 km
Fly to Malaga Airport which is two and a half hours away by car or to Granada Airport via Madrid which is one and a half hours away by car. Then drive towards Motril on the coast and head up the mountains at Velez de Benaudalla to Orgiva. From Orgiva take the Trevelez road for 18km where a road leads down into the valley for Ferreirola.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 50.0 km.
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