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La Azul bedroom
Andalusi bedroom, with fire place and en-suite bathroom.
Coffee time!
Breafast, lunch or dinner...enjoy them with uninterrupted views and bird songs.
Looking West, you can see amazing sunsets from the house.
Casa Aloe has been here for more than 500 years, possibly 700, it has been a joy to restore it.
Living room with a home cinema system, flat screen, dvds and wood burner.
We have a new sofa arrangement.
Cozy corner in living room, we provide a basquet of wood with our compliments
Hobbit bedroom, because its entrace door is completely oval.
Dining room, we have recently painted all those chairs white, a huge effort, just need a new photo!
This is a wet room with a lovely shower and seat.
The delight full Atalbeitar from the Moorish path connecting it to Busquistar and Portugos.
The valley below us, the walk to it is beautiful.
Looking East from the dining table in the terrace.
You will find this landscape all the way from the house to the river, offering delightful walks.
Enjoying one of the swimming holes above us.
This is a lovely view of Atalbeitar and other villages and its a delightful level walk from home.
La Mama bedroom
La Roca bedroom, it has a meditation seat carved on the rock
La Verde bedroom, with its own terrace.
Auxiliar room to the Kitchen.
Walking above our house, the mountains recede all the way to the sea 54km away.
Morning light looking East
The village below us, a gorgeous 15 minutes walk.
Almonds in flower from our terrace, evening light.
THiS is our charming well preserved antique village.
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6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
La Taha, Province of Granada, Andalucia

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Alan-J-P
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Wonderfully eccentric house in a beautiful mountain setting”
Reviewed September 13, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We have stayed in dozens of rented holiday homes all over the world, but never anything like Casa Aloe! The house itself is in two parts - some of the rooms are separate from the main house and can only be accessed via an external entrance. There are steps everywhere, so it isn't recommended for young children or those who are unsteady in their feet. It is wonderfully and beautifully eccentric - every room is unique with its own distinctive rustic charm. The patio is wonderful - we spent most of our week at Casa Aloe sitting under the vine and soaking in the wonderful mountain views from sunrise to exquisite sunset. The pool is relatively small and is indoors, but we really enjoyed it and we couldn't have spent as much time in the pool if it was out in the sun. The village of Atalbeitar is very, very small and un-touristy but with a genuine charm. When we did venture out from the house then we loved the local area. There are several small villages within a couple of miles, and they have a surprising number of bars and restaurants - all of which are very friendly and accessible to non-Spanish speakers. The nearby town of Pitres has a surprisingly well stocked supermarket, and also a bakery, butcher, bank, etc. in addition to some nice restaurants. There are a lot of good walking opportunities, but the paths are relatively arduous and poorly marked so best suited to serious walkers. The roads are very twisty and slow going, so although Granada seems quite close it is 1.5 hours away. All in all, we really enjoyed our week away from it all in Casa Aloe and we were very sorry to leave.

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celiaboba...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Wonderful Eccentric House with Glorious Views”
Reviewed January 8, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We had a lovely time here over Christmas.
The house is eccentric with different levels and low doorways but you soon become accustomed to this. It is a house of great character and charm.
We enjoyed the wood burning stoves. The kitchen is well equipped. There was ample hot water (we were six adults with two small grand daughters). The heated swimming pool is really warm and we swam with the toddlers, who loved it.
We went for lovely walks with spectacular views and the sunsets were quite beautiful.
Pitres is nearby with a good market on Thursdays, a butcher and a small but well stocked supermarket. The village of Atalbeitar is very quiet with tiny lanes and you do feel part of a different age.

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janeyb036...
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A slice of heaven....”
Reviewed July 16, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The most eccentric, eclectic holiday home you are ever likely to visit. And it is a home rather than a holiday house. Tucked away in the tiny village of Atalbeitar, the surroundings are idyllic. My only advice would be to go for two weeks rather than one!

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J7139TZro...
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“"Out of this world" - truly the place to chill out”
Reviewed October 6, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Casa Aloe is the perfect base for a visit to the Alpujarras: at the edge of a small village with uninterrupted views from the terrace; complete quiet (no traffic and few tourists); walks direct from the front door; a pool for those who want to stay put; and the house itself both practically equipped and thoughtfully decorated.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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ConstantR...
Marlow, Bucks
Level 2 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Exceptional”
Reviewed September 2, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This place was astonishing. Located in the twisting medieval passages of the village, looking out over the Sierra Nevada, and filled with beautiful things; I've never been anywhere quite like it. On our first day Tom came round bringing a gift of olives taken from a tree in the grounds. We ate them that evening on the terrace, watching the sun set over the mountains. If you want peace, quiet and the quirky charms of a unique place, book now - you won't regret it. The house probably wouldn't suit those with small children, those comforted by a one-size-fits-all corporate hotel, or those (in fairness) who love a bustling nightlife. My heights-phobic husband didn't love the switchbacking mountain roads either.
But if you fancy a lazy meal on a terrace under a canopy of vines, or staying in a home that's been standing for 700 years, or climbing down a Moorish staircase to your bedroom, this one's for you.

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Liked best: The other-worldliness of it.
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Friends
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MamaTribe
Georgia
2 reviews
“Casa Aloe Dreaming”
Reviewed August 1, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Another lovely visit for our family in Casa Aloe: leisurely walking, vigorous hiking, mulberry and wild plum poaching, ingesting scenery, loving the house, cooking, eating, conversation with a view, playing in the pool, quiet, meditation, social club, visiting, learning, forgetting.

Casa Aloe reminds us that all can be well in the world when you seek it out.

Thank you Tom and Carmen!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Having to leave :-(
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Catherine...
Atalbeitar, Spain
1 review
“Falling in love”
Reviewed March 25, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

After traveling for a few months and staying in various places I have to say that our stay in Atalbeitar gets the cup. It is one thing to rent a room or a house somewhere and be content, it is something else to want to move there.
You can read all about the house in previous reviews. The house is most charming to say the least. But aside from the house is a village, neighboring villages, community. When one travels this is what makes you want to come back. The neighbors from away who have stumbled upon this place and never left have enriched the area. Artists, architects, musicians, farmers. Within the few villages in walking distance you will be able to do yoga several times a week, listen to live music, at the farmers market you will find all the fresh fruits and vegetable you may need. The best ham in the country is cured in these mountains As a family we were welcome, invited to take part of fiestas, invited to parties.
And then the scenery; ever changing, stunning, filled with ancient ruins and old pathways. Every walk brings a new discovery; almond trees for a quick snack, village fountains to quench your thirst.
A little bit of paradise if you ask me.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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