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From: 280.00 EUR per week 


5 Rooms, 3 Rooms with Private Bathroom, 20 Guests


Walking, Cycling, Bird Watching, Hiking, Cooking, Canoeing, Nature Trails, Golf, Horse Riding

Green Credentials

Alternative Energy Resources: Wind Power, Solar Panels
Dietary Selections:
We take actions to: conserve heat, conserve water, install eco-friendly lighting, reduce oil/gas carbon emissions, compost waste food, recycle wherever possible, include green room info packs, conserve/care for wildlife in our area, Our electricity is 100% produced by our solar panels and wind turbine. Our water is 100% rain water (we don’t have a well). Our internet connection is by satellite. We have only compost toilets. We have a solar cooker in addition to the classical gas cooker. 100% of our grey water is recycled for the garden. We separate paper, glass, plastics and organic materials. All lights are low energy consumption. There is double glazing throughout the house. FSC wood for the floor and ceiling. A++ fridge and ice maker Organic garden


Type: Satellite

Nearest Transport Links

International Airport: Malaga
Local Airport: Granada
Railway Station: Loja

Andalusia eco friendly holiday La Atalaya

Guest House, Villanueva de Tapia, Andalusia, Spain

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Power from the wind
Power from the wind
Heat from the sun
Heat from the sun
The Gite
The Gite
A Gite bedroom in the Andalucian style
A Gite bedroom in the Andalucian style
... and the view from the windows
... and the view from the windows
The yurts
The yurts
The Mongolian yurt
The Mongolian yurt
Ethnic furnishings inside the Mongolian yurt
Ethnic furnishings inside the Mongolian yurt
The orchard in spring
The orchard in spring
An orchard, a sunny afternoon, a hammock ...bliss ...
An orchard, a sunny afternoon, a hammock ...bliss ...


Between almond and olive groves in a 10,000 m2 of land, a completely restored countryside house, a“cortijo”, is waiting for you and your family.

We are far from the stress and noise of the towns and villages but close enough to all the attractions of Andalucia. At less than 1h from Granada and Malaga airport, 1h20 from Cordoba, 1h45 from Sevilla, La Atalya is ideal as your base camp to discover all the classical sights of the region. We can also suggest many  “off the beaten track” excursions that will take you far from crowded places.

We are lucky to have the GR7, which runs from Greece to Portugal, passing within a couple of kilometers from our village. 15km down this road you will find the beautiful, white, lakeside village of Iznajar.The lake from which the village takes its name is the biggest in Andalusia and ideal for fising or boating.

There are so many activities to enjoy in our vicinity: you can go paragliding in the sierra of Loja or Villanueva de Trabuco, do some horse riding, rent a bikewatch birds, try our solar cooker, our simply rest in a hammock strung between trees in our orchard.

Our nearest neighbour is 2,5km away, so we can guarantee you a very peaceful holiday. You will only hear birds, goat bells and animals. If you live in a town you will be amazed by the clarity of the Milky Way. It is really wonderful to see so many stars.

Our location at 650m altitude means that even in summer we don’t need air conditionning - there's always a cooling breeze even on the hottest days.

For families with children La Atalaya is a big natural playground with lots to discover. We can show your children that it is possible to live with only alternative energy, rainwater, and to cook with only the sun's heat.

We can offer baby-sitting if required and we are happy to give lessons to you or your children in French, English or Spanish.

The accommodation is very flexible. We can offer guest rooms in the house with breakfast if required; a gîte for 2-4 persons; another gîte for 6-8 persons; Mongolian yurts for 2-6 people, and an area for tents.

Our Mongolian yurts have 27m2 and are very spacious; they are furnished in the true Mongolian style. The shower, washbasin and compost toilet are 7m from the yurt. The yurts are available from April till end of August, but if we are informed sufficiently in advance we will be happy to let them before or after these dates. 



From: 280.00 EUR per week, per lodging
Currency: Euro Member Countries, Euro
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Tariff Includes: Children's Tariff, Additional Bed Charge, Accommodation Only
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Our rates are the same all year :

Guest room or yurt (2 adults) with sharing bathroom and outside basic sharing kitchen : 280€/week

Superior Guest room or yurt (2 adults) with private bathroom and outside basic sharing kitchen : 350€/week

Guest room (2 adults) with private bathroom and private kitchen : 420€/week

Gîte : 2-4 persons 490€/week

Gîte : 6-8 persons 630€/week

It is possible to rent rooms by the night in the off season or at the last minute: 25€/night/person, breakfast on request.

If you are a small group we can help you to organise your trip.

Discount for long stay 1 month or more (just ask).

Extras : 

Adult : 20€/night
Children : 10€/night
Heater : 15€/week
Baby bed : 50€/week
Breakfast : 6€/person
Diner : 10€/person
Bed sheets : 5€/pers/stay if the stay is less than 1 week or your can bring your own

 All our prices are accommodation only. But we can prepare breakfast, dinner or full board if you like.


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