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Perfect hiking base and rustic style in Capileira mountain village, Andalucia
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 double bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One double-bedded room with walk-in wardrobe.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Dogs: only by request. A 15€ supplement applies.Dogs: only by request. A 15€ supplement applies.
Max guests: 2
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Property has guest safety measures
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Follows regional health guidelines: Measures to reduce infection (Spain)
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About Guy Simpson
I am an Englishman who made his home in Spain in the early nineties and here I still am. I've worked teaching, translating, helping to run a rural tourism agency and doing building work when all else failed. Spain remains a great country to live in and I have always felt very much at home with these warm, easy-going people. My sister followed me out to the village in 2002 and now looks after El Gato Negro ("Black Cat") cottage. Having worked in rural tourism in Spain for over 15 years, I have a pretty good idea of what people want. Decent and honest service, a good place to stay and a special location. El Gato Negro isn't plush or luxurious: it's a very nice, well-kept, interesting and comfortable village house for about the same price as a hotel room. La Alpujarra doesn't need selling: come and find out.
Guy Simpson purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Guy Simpson chose Capileira
It was the house I first lived in when I came to Capileira in 1995. At that time, I had no idea that I would stay in the village for nearly a decade or that it become the one place to which I would always return. It is here that I have good friendships in a village where you don't really need to lock your door and that's something money can't buy. The mountain world of the Alpujarra is spectacular and peaceful. I like the pure air, spring water in the fountains and chatting over a beer and tapa or two in the bars. I also like the fact that you get four marked seasons here, from log fires in winter to proper summer sun. Further from the madding crowd impossible... It's only an hour from Granada or the coast, and the road up from Orgiva is good, yet the high villages remain a world apart.
What makes this Cottage unique
Perhaps the best thing about the El Gato Negro ("Black Cat Cottage") apart from its winsome cottage atmosphere is its location: just below the village square but in the quiet corner of a traffic-free street. So you're nicely hidden away and yet very close to shopping, bars, restaurants, bakery, bank, parking & paths out into the countryside. Also, you have a whole house to yourselves for the price of a hotel room. It's a genuine, traditional village house, at least 300 years old with big old chestnut beams and has plenty of space for two people. I renovated it in 2000. A significant advantage (for guests and myself) is that my sister looks after it so well. She also lives in the village and is always on hand if people need anything.
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