Ref # : 0098
For Sale € 129,999
A Traditional village house situated in the popular area of La Taha, Las Alpujarras. The property was renovated around ten youears ago to a high standard. The rooms have high ceilings with tradtional slate and wooden chestnut beams, there are tradtional good quality terracota floor tiles througout maintinaing the orginal character one would expect in this type of property
The house is on three levels, the ground floor entratce there is a large kitchen/diner, a ground floor bedroom with the possibility of an en suite shower room. There is also the family bathroom on this level complete with bath and plumbing for a washing machine. Wide tradtionial stairs lead up to the first floor where there the sitting room with interesting features from days gone by such as niches and space for water holders etc. There is a set of French doors with a Juliet balcony with views of the surrounding village and mountains. Off this room through old chestnut double doors is a large bedroom with window to the side and another set of French doors with the same views.
A few steps lead up from the sitting room to another room which would make an ideal office if one were to work from home or could be used as the third bedroom. Further steps lead to the FANTASTIC ROOF TERRACE, there is enough space for table and chairs for al fresco dining and sunbeds to relax and take in the views and soak up the sun. (Furinture available by negotioation if required.)
The property is connected to mains water and electricity. A local company could provide internet access if required.
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.