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Tucked in the hillsides of Las Alpujarras, this hidden gem is a haven of relaxation. Nothing is too much trouble for the lovely hosts; it's the perfect place to rest and enjoy some wonderful food after a day outdoors in the spectacular surroundings.

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Rooms: 4 spacious guest rooms
Price:

Singles/doubles €45/€75 B&B; Indigo and Hénil rooms used as self-catering apartment €375/€500 per week for two/four people

Meals: Breakfast included
Open: Year-round
Address: Calle Iglesia, 14, Mairena, Granada, Andalucía, 18494
Tel: +34 (0) 958 76 01 77
 

Why we've chosen Viña y Rosales

A two-century-old Andalucian mansion in the little village of Mairena has been beautifully restored to create the guesthouse Viña y Rosales (‘vines and roses’, named for the profuse flora in the garden), unusual among the whitewashed Alpujarran villages in having a pitched roof rather than the typical flat roof coated with launa (grey mica clay). Four spacious guestrooms – two en suite, and two in an annexe that can be used as a self-catering apartment – are enclosed within its thick stone walls that keep the house cool in summer. Several terraces offer glorious spots to relax among the flowers, and the many trails spidering from Mairena tempt hikers, mountain-bikers and horse-riders – longer multi-day treks can be arranged.


Top eco features at Viña y Rosales

 
  • Member of the EUROPARC Foundation (European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas)

  • Thick walls made from natural stone keep the house cool even on hot days, so air conditioning isn't needed

  • Guests are encouraged to travel by public transport

  • Wonderful for birdwatching and a large variety of wild plants nearby

  • Many walking trails nearby including the long-distance GR7 path

  • Food and supplies are bought locally and sustainably wherever possible

  • Ecological garden growing organic produce - try your hand at picking almonds and olives

  • Food and garden waste is composted

  • Ecological cleaning products are used

  • As much waste as possible is recycled

  • Water conservation measures

  • Energy-saving lighting

  • Employees are from the local area

  • Guests are encouraged to shop locally and use small local businesses recommended by the owners

  • The owners ensure to try and educate staff and guests about environmental awareness and practices

 

Location

 
Viña y Rosales, Las Alpujarras, Spain
Nearest train station: Almería bus station

Directions from station:
You can reach Almería from Madrid by either train or bus (both take between 6 and 7 hours). From Almería, take the bus heading to Picena - it stops in Mairena a 5-minute walk from the accommodation.

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