Ref # : 0296
For Sale € 85,000
The apartment is entered from the street, a few stairs lead up to a large hallway with doors of to all the rooms. The large sitting room with large windows giving lots of light and the morning sun from the East. There is a wood burning stove built into the fireplace. The American style kitchen of separated by a breakfast bar with another window to the East elevation. There are three double bedrooms two of which are ensuite each with a different orientation. A door leads up some stairs to a utility area with pre installed central heating, water heater and access out onto the roof terrace affording fabulous views over the valley and the Mountain Ranges beyond. A great sized apartment for a family for permanent living or a great lockup and leave holiday home.
Mains electricity,water and drainage 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.