Ref # : 0217
For Sale € 680,000
A charming and well established “Bed and Breakfast” guest house in The Alpujarra.
The property has been running since 1985 as a Bed and Breakfast. It is situated at the top of one of the La Taha villages with a wonderful view over the flat roofs of the village and the surrounding mountains. Entering the house through the blue door is like walking into a small village as the house is in reality several houses joined together by gardens, patios and terraces. The complex has 9 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 17 people. The spaciousness and the quietness of the place are further increased as most rooms have their own terrace with superb views.
In the main building there is a big lounge with a fireplace and a library. The house has two kitchens, one for preparing breakfast and the other for guest use.
The garden has been established since the founding in 1985. There are all kind of floral plants and fruit trees typical for this area such as mulberry, pomegranate, persimmon and also palm trees all interspersed with flower and herbal beds.
The size of the “Bed and Breakfast” makes it very suitable for working both with individual clients and with groups. Our main activity over the years has been accommodating and guiding walking groups from various countries but we have also offered and are still offering painting course; flamenco guitar courses and Spanish language courses in cooperation with a tour leader.
The Vendors are selling the business due to retirement.
Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Internet is available from local suppliers.
La Taha, is a municipality in the Alpujarras region of the province of Granada, Spain. It is named after Taha Salman, the polymath who was among the first to settle in the area. The modern municipality consists of three distinct villages, though several of these are themselves clusters of distinct settlements. It lies to the east of the villages of the Rio Poqueria gorge, and to the south and west of Trevelez. The villages are all on south-facing slopes overlooking the Rio Trevelez.
The villages of La Taha are:
- Pitres, with the smaller settlement of Capilerilla above it; this is the administrative centre, the largest of the three villages, and the only one on the through road
- Mecina Fondales, which comprises Mecina, Mecinilla, and Fondales
- Ferreirola, which is below the smaller village of Atalbéitar
In guidebooks and other sources, some other neighbouring villages are often included in La Taha, though they do not belong to the municipality. These include Portugos and Busquístar.
The name La Taha comes from Arab Tá, meaning "obedience". Under the Nasrid kings of Granada, the region was divided into a number of administrative districts called "tahas", each containing several settlements; for example, the villages of the Poquiera gorge formed "La Taha de Poqueira". Modern La Taha is the only one of these districts to have retained the name.
There is a modest tourist trade in La Taha, though the villages do not attract the intense interest either of the Poqueira river villages or of Trevélez. Pitres has a market on Friday. The GR7 Long Distance footpath passes through the municipality.
Atalbeitar is one of the best villages in which to learn about the original characteristics of the houses and streets of the Alpujarras, due to the lack of new buildings that other more touristic villages have been constructing.