We loved our accommodation at the Cortijo Prado Toro! The cortijo is located off the main road, bordering on a natural park, so the surroundings are simply beautiful. We stayed in the flat called El Estudio, which was very spacious and nicely decorated with beautiful wooden furniture in Al-Andalus style. It also had a small terrace with beautiful views of the mountains. Ludwig, the owner, was very friendly and hospitable. He lent us a guide book of walking tours in the area, and gave us excellent suggestions of what to visit and where to eat. We would highly recommend spending a few days at the Cortijo Prado Toro before visiting Granada!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cortijo Prado Toro is situated in the Natural Park of the Alpujarras , on the southern slopes of the National Park of the Sierra Nevada, Spains highest and most dramatic mountain range in the province of Granada. The historic white villages of "La Taha" are within easy reach. The main town of the Taha, Pitres, is less than 10 min away by car. The Cortijo (country house) faces south, towards the Mediterranean, at an altitude of 1.450M, opening up breathtaking views of unspoiled natural countryside. On clear days even extending to the Rif mountains of North Africa. Cortijo Prado Toro is a delightful quiet place set amidst stunning country side. Hidden courtyards and patios provide sanctuaries of shade and greenery, whilst secluded terraced corners offer privacy in the sun. Weeping branches of mature willow trees form bowers of tranquility, and the gentle murmer of a spring or fountain never seems far away. Only birdsong or the muted clanging of distant goat bells is likely to disturb the silence of this quiet mountain retreat. The architecture of the buildings, designed and restaured with the help of "Donald Gray", an authority in traditional Andalusian architecture, is in the traditional Alpujarran style with much care taken on the detail. The individually designed and decorated apartments, all separated from eachother to provide absolute privacy , are all furnished to a high standard and combine simplicity and luxury with elegance of another era. ... more less
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