Authentic Andalucian village experience
Stefan and Naomi have created a little paradise in this authentically rebuilt village house. The
(shared) rooftop patio, cave jacuzzi and garden courtyard were magical and the units were very
well finished. The unit was larger than pictures suggested. Great base for our week of exploring
ang road cycling.
Fabulous Accommodation, Superb Location!
From the moment we arrived we slipped into total relaxation! Stefan (the owner) welcomed us,
provided a few supplies and told us about the local amenities to ensure we maximized our stay.
We stayed in La Cueva, a beautifully designed and very clean house. Quirky, spacious and has
everything you need to make you feel at home, including Naomi’s homemade jam and oils – a
must try, the jam is simply delicious! The cave pool is a delight to behold and very welcoming in
the hot sun. The roof terrace is spacious with a BBQ, tables to dine, hammocks to chill and
great views of the nearby mountains. Although you may have to share the garden areas, don’t
let this put you off, there is more than enough space. The village is quaint, with lots of narrow,
winding streets to explore. The local people are very welcoming and friendly, always saying
‘Hola’ as you pass. A little Spanish is helpful as no-one hear speaks English – something else
we loved! There is a local supermarket with all the provisions you will need, a baker and a bar
where you receive tapas along with your drinks. We watched the locals chatter away while they
were playing dominoes! There are so many wonderful places to visit nearby, one to note is the
highest restaurant in the area, found in Guajar Alto, a short drive or wonderful 4km walk from
Faraguit. The owners provide the most wonderful food, we ate rabbit, lamb and dogfish – all to
be highly recommended. A car is advised for this area to enable you to explore the Granada
region fully. There are many beautiful villages nearby, and the famous Alhambra is a reasonably
easy journey from the village. The market held in Orgiva on Thurs is well worth a visit to top up
your fruit and veg supplies, or just treat yourself! If you love nature and walking, you will not find
a more suitable holiday location. We were blessed to see so many differing varieties of birds,
including Bonnelli’s Warbler, Black Redstart, Short-Toed & Booted Eagles – absolutely amazing.
If you are less ambulant, be aware, lots of hills to navigate and the village is remote. Otherwise,
if you are in any doubt, don’t be, everything about this place is fabulous. A perfect holiday, we
will definitely be back!
A really nice place to stay! Stefan and Naomi made a wonderful house in a very nice and charming village.
The house is very charming and cosy and has enough space! The rooftop terrace comes with a great view!
Communication with Stefan is great, as well as his advice how to get there, and how to get around in the
village. Naomi’s home made marmalade is great! We really had a great time!
We had a lovely time, very sad to leave. It’s a fascinating area and our hosts were wonderful. We have now
moved to the coast and immediately regretted it!
Little Mountain Gem
We stayed in La Estrella for a week in June 2015 and had a lovely holiday. The house is very
authentic and beautifully restored. The views from the roof terrace are very beautiful and the
roof is sunny all day and into the evening. We enjoyed the plunge pool very much and the whole
courtyard swathed in bougainvillea. There were lovely showers in the house and the living area
was comfortable and well equipped. The location is very good too, near to Granada and Las
Alpujarras and the coast. I would definitely recommend a stay for those looking for a little bit of
Southern Spanish authenticity.
Paul Wainwright, UK
Wonderful place and time
Property is beautiful. Restoration is very well done with lots of nice touches. We’ll equipped and plunge pool and terrace we’re a great place to chill. Village is quiet and remote but welcoming. You need to be able to manage stairs OK. The village and property has lots of them. Tha is for a great stay Stefan and Naomi.
François Mange, France
We were a group of 4 people and we enjoyed this lovely house. The owners are very helpful and made an amazing job building this house! If you go there, be sure to try the very very small bakery in the same street, best bread ever!
Janet Beiser, UK
Unique, quiet, rural
It was nice to be in a small Spanish village. Very comfortable. It was a bit cold (mid December), so we were glad to have a wood burning stove for a couple of evenings. The deck on top is full of warm sunshine during the day. It was difficult to think about going anywhere else. We did have a great 3 hour walk up to some great ruins and through the other nearby town. Great loop. An hour drive to a tour of the Alhambra in Grenada. We also drove through the mountains on one of our favorite “shortcuts” on our way to Seville. Looks like lots of hiking and adventuring to be had. This is a great place to get some relief from the big cities and crowds. Thanks, Stefan and Naomi.
Margaret Rice, UK
A dreamy place in the hills
One of the nicest and cleanest apartments I’ve ever booked. Stefan and Naomi remember every single detail about what their guests might need. I was there for lovely fall weather, although I think 360 out of 365 days per year are beautiful in Guajar-Faraguit. Best was the hiking, even when I was just along the small roads. What beautiful country. The rooftop terrace and pool are very special. Great small kitchen, and good wifi (if you want to just hang in and relax one evening) Thanks, y’all!!!
Tanya & Bas, Amsterdam
This place is really beautiful! As if you come in a dream! The village, the entrance, the garden, the roof terrace, the house and interior are so beautiful. Fortunately this was our last stay because everything would be a disappointment after this. Stefan and Naomi are such nice people and give good tips, the cottage is attractive and everything in the cottage is clean and comfortable. We will definitely come back here! Greetings Bas and Tanya