Casa Aloe

Atalbeitar, Granada

Atmosphere and adventure in an authentic, arty village house: heated pool, log fires, jaw-dropping views and the Sierra Nevada behind


9 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12


Follow shoestring lanes carved by Moors and mules through the dramatic Alpujarras to an ancient white village on the southern slopes of Spain’s highest mountain, Mulhacén. You have to admire artists Tom and Carmen for spending years renovating these two adjoining 700-year-old houses – every alcove in every metre-thick stone wall, every chestnut beam and slate tile – to rustic perfection. Dive in… to eclectic Moorish decor and higgledy-pigglediness, to a pouffe by the fire, tapestries, photos, puppets, a Singer. Cosy bedrooms hide surprises: beds from Carmen’s childhood, Moorish tiles, a hobbity oval door, granite meditation chair, antique baths, one squat loo – wonderfully authentic. Between the houses lies a flower-filled patio with loungers, tables, olives, palms, and a bijou solar-heated pool with a current machine, a beautiful changing room and a steam room. You can book a massage, order homemade meals to be brought over by a cook, or wander to the new village restaurant for divine food slow cooked over a cauldron. Wild swim, walk, bike or climb – great for families and groups.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Chef available, please request in advance.


Nightly price
from £155
Weekly price
from £490
Damage deposit
€250, please either bring it on arrival or send it in advance via bank transfer
1 House for 12
From £1559 beds6 bedrooms


Casa Aloe was a truly unique escape. I have stayed in many house rentals over the last 10 years or so, and this one is probably my favorite! The house itself is oozing with charm and character. The terrace is so nice that I spent most of my time out there reading, writing, admiring the view, taking in the sun. The town itself is very small and quiet allowing complete peace and serenity at the house. There are many walking/hiking trails just 3 minutes from the house itself. Tom and Carmen were very kind and quick to respond to my emails. It's easy to see the love they have put into this home.

Nick, Madrid

Casa Aloe is wonderfully and beautifully eccentric - every room is unique with its own distinctive rustic charm. The patio is wonderful - we spent many hours sitting under the vine and soaking in the amazing mountain views from sunrise to exquisite sunset. When we did venture out from the house then we loved the local area. There are several small villages within a couple of miles, and they have a surprising number of bars and restaurants. All in all, we really enjoyed our week away from it all in Casa Aloe and we were very sorry to leave.

Alan, Bedfordshire

Beautifully renovated traditional house in friendly village. The views are outstanding. The house has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The pool is a great added bonus. I haven’t any negative things to say about the house, the location or the friendly people. It was a memorable holiday.

Susie, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Carmen Adams

  • Enjoy the cultural experience of an Andalusian village whilst having the peace and quiet of a rural retreat if you wish. We are surrounded by 7 villages, all connected via glorious walks, all have fiestas in Winter and Summer too, and lots of history.
  • There's an excellent restaurant in our village, and great restaurants and bars in our valley, where the tradition is to give a free "tapa" (plates of food specialities) with every drink, and where often you can catch an evening of local music.
  • The pool is electrically heated and solar. To purify the water we use is sand and salt, so your skin and eyes will be treated kindly here. It has also a hydro-massage and swimming against the current system so that you can exercise and feel revitalised.
  • The National Park is just behind us.There are in the house, as well as other suggestions, a collection of maps with exciting detailed walks via the moorish paths and we can point you in the right direction for unforgettable walks with incredible views.
  • There are local people that provide a number of interesting activities, like flamenco classes, horse riding, yoga, Chi kung, specialised walks, etc. also there's a tennis court not far. Perfect for mountain biking.Any other interests please let us know.
  • The village is car free, and a haven for children games.We have many toys, and a large dolls house, sylvanians, games, lego, books, a trycicle, a toddlers pool (movable 150cm round), cuddleys...and a room off the kitchen where the small ones can play.