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La Balsa

B&B | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Our low-budget accommodation 'La Balsa' (see our site with the same name) is located on the northern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, at about 700 meters from the village of Alquife (18518 Granada), between almond and olive groves. From the ground floor lounge you have a marvelous view on the Picón de Jeres and the Sierra Nevada National Park is a fine place for hiking and mountain biking.

In our farmhouse you find a fridge, an electric oven a dishwasher and a woodstove. We have three apartments downstairs, each with a private bathroom (one for rent) and 6 bedrooms upstairs, 3 of them with warm and cold running water and two common bathrooms for all of them.

The rooms are quiet and convenient and the next neighbor lives 500 meters further down the road. Our house is located in peaceful countryside but nevertheless there are many activities possible such as hiking in the beautiful Sierra Nevada, horseback riding or biking. We have four good mountain bikes. Also lives in the village an English painter who gives lessons.

People who love to swim can take a dip in the Balsa next to the house but in the village there is a beautiful swimming pool.

As you can see, there is plenty to do but above all enjoy the tranquility!

Size Sleeps up to 11, 7 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aqua dulce 80 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: malaga 200 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property
Pool Children's pool
General CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 3 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (8), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The Andalucia region

Cortijo La Balsa is located on the northern flank of the Sierra Nevada, in an area where you can walk, great mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, painting etc. It is ongeveeer 70 km. from Granada with the Alhambra, the famous Moorish palace, and about 90 km. the port of Almería.

In the Sierra Nevada we find the highest mountain in mainland Spain, Mulhacen (3482 m). The name means snowy Sierra Nevada mountain range. Much of this mountain is a protected area: the "Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada." In this park you will find the climate changes and the height an enormous diversity of vegetation. Of densely green in the fall to small alpine flora and low shrubs on the tops. You will find more than 2100 plant species of the 8,000 cataloged species in Spain. The area is also rich in fauna. There are more than sixty species of birds such as the vulture, the golden eagle and the Alpine. Among the mammals we find the Spanish mountain goat (cabra montes), the fox, the wild boar, the weasel and the tie.

In the Sierra Nevada is also a large alpine ski area with the main centers Pradollano (2100 m) and Borreguiles (2600 m) with 85 km of pistes.



The former mining village Alquife is 700 meters from the house and has a supermarket, smaller shops, two bars with terrace, a banquet hall and a nightclub. But the main attraction in the summer the pool until eight o'clock in the evening is open, but where you and three hours at night can still eat and drink on the terrace of the bar. The pool was built by the villagers themselves.

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Calendar last updated:19 Aug 2014

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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