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Comfortable Alpujarras cottage for walking holiday

El Gato Negro cottage is in a quiet corner beneath the village square
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El Gato Negro cottage is in a quiet corner beneath the village square
It's a very comfortable and genuine Alpujarra village house
Front sitting area. The sofa converts to a large bed for a third person (at a supplement)
Capileira is beautiful! Sought out by hikers, but also by peace-seekers.
Bathroom (towels and a hairdryer provided)
You have a well-equipped kitchen
The house has two sitting areas
Comfy and well-equipped, including good WiFi
Interior in an autumnal mood
Beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and rugs
The house is nicely hidden away but close to facilities
View down the Poqueira Gorge from Capileira
Restaurant on the square 30 metres from the house
View from Capileira
This walk starts from the front door of the house and goes down to the river
Pizzeria: more than just pizzas -- try the wild boar...
Typical traffic-free Capileira street
Capileira square by a local artist. White arrow points down the street to the house! Just 30 m away
Local resident
Tuesday is market day: cheap fruit & veg
Capileira seen from a walking and mule trail
Granada and the Alhambra are just over an hour away
Costa Tropical beaches are 1 hr 15 mins
Enjoy your stay :-)
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Capileira, Province of Granada, Andalucia
El Gato Negro (Black Cat Cottage) has been home-from-home since 1995 for couples and single travellers wanting to get to know and hike the mountains and by-ways of Las Alpujarras, while enjoying the comforts of a traditional and genuine village house.

With its thick, insulating stone walls, chestnut beams and winsome style, the cottage is well set-up for summer and winter lets.

The house has an ideal location in a quiet corner just below the village square.

The cottage has a a double bedroom, two sitting areas, bathroom with bathtub and is fully equipped for self-catering.

It has WiFi internet, DVD and some programmes in English on the TV.

There's also a large and comfortable sofa-bed for a third adult or child at a supplement.

Café-bars and restaurants with terraces, bakeries, small supermarkets, bank and parking are all clo...
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Listing #HL5061074
About the Owner
Wendy S
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed May 13, 2017

A very nice house in the Alpujarra region of the Sierra Nevada. Guy and his sister were extremely welcoming when we arrived. Everything worked very well and the house is amazing. The pictures are correct, it is a traditional Alpujarra house in the center of...More

Thank cwoehrmann
Management response:Responded May 15, 2017

Thanks, Christian. You were wonderful guests. I hope the happy memories stay with you. Best wishes Guy

Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was one of the most unusual properties we have ever stayed in. If you want something different this is the place to stay. The setting was picture postcard and exactly as you would imagine a rural mountain village in Spain. The highlight of a...More

3  Thank Martin H
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile
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  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Maximum occupancy: 3 people. There is an additional charge of 10 euros per night (or 40 euros per week) for use of the sofa bed, which sleeps one person (adult or child) very...
    1 Full bath
    1 Crib
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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  • Damage Deposit: C$77 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Capileira is the highest village in the Poqueira Gorge and the second highest in Spain (1,432 m).

It lies on the sunny, southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains, from where it gazes down the spectacular valley.

The village offers a very good range of facilities and a welcoming atmosphere. Bars provide free tapas with drinks and wholesome, inexpensive meals are served at a number of restaurants.

In the words of one previous guest:

'We have had a wonderful 3 days in Capileira and El Gato Negro has been a perfect home. Our favourite walk was around the Taha villages; we drove to Pitres and then spent 5 hours doing a circuit via Mecinilla, Mecina-Fondales, Ferreirola and Atalbeitar. A really interesting walk with beautiful scenery mixed with unspoilt villages – please note that...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Malaga: 145.0 km
The drive from Malaga Airport takes just under 2 hours. There are plenty of car hire options.

There are also a few flights to Granada from London City Airport with BA.

A limited bus service goes from Granada to Capileira 3 times a day, every day of the week.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 50.0 km.
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