property description: Los Molinillos, located between the two "white" Alpujarran pueblos of Bubion and Capileira is a five acre Cortijo that was abandoned for thirty years, saving many of its old chestnut, oak, poplar and fruit trees from being cut down to clear the land for agriculture . The original farmhouse had been reduced to a pile of rubble, which allowed us to rebuild in traditional, stone-clad style but incorporate many passive solar features. South-facing, with double glazing in all the windows, we incorporated a massive amount of insulation into the cavity walls and ceiling, ensuring the house maintains a comfortable temperature and humidity all through the year. Both the main house and the rental apartment have wood-burning stoves, utilizing wood collected on the property and no non-renewable energy is needed for heating.
We have an efficient solar electricity system, with a large battery bank. There is a back-up generator for the rare occasions when we have more than a few days of bad weather. The collected solar power is transformed by inverter into 220V throughout the accomodation. There is telephone and internet access. Fridges and stoves are butane.
We try not to use chemicals on the land or trees and grow a lot of our own organic vegetables and fruit. Bubion and Capileira are about ten minutes walk away if you don't want to use a car.
Los Mollinilos is located in a
unique micro-climatic pocket of fertile land on the southern slopes of the
Sierra Nevadas. It is a lovely place for a relaxed holiday and a great
base for walking, bird watching, mountain biking or horse riding. A
walking or bird watching guide can be arranged. Bookings for the Alhambra
in Granada can be made from here (by telephone) but because of the current
controlled daily numbers of visitors, the dates you want should be thought
of well in advance.
There is a large,
secluded terrace attached to the apartment with sunloungers, as well as a
table and chairs for outdoor eating. A barbeque unit is available. There
is private parking and a short, tree-lined walk to the apartment.
pricing & changeover:
contact details: please contact owner for further details
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