Cortijo Balzain

La Zubia, Granada

Let Patri cook delicious home produce for you at these sweet farm cottages with long views. Walks radiate from the door, Granada is close


12 places


Sleeping from 2 – 6


Once shepherds drove their flocks over the Sierra Nevada’s rugged mountains, through pine forests, across ancient terraced soil, to the spring waters that colour this rural spot so green; pens were built, then a farmhouse; now, these sweet white cottages. Views are as stunning in scorching sunshine as in snow, stretching over a blanket of almonds to the national park’s soaring peaks. Walkers and bikers appreciate the rustic simplicity of the traditional Andalusian dwellings: chunky stone walls, terracotta tiles, beamed ceilings, patterned bedspreads, a slice of terrace for meals under the stars… if you wish to cook, that is, for Patri works wonders in the open kitchen. Lamb is from the farm’s flock, vegetables plucked from their own organic kitchen garden; hams are made on site. Sweet Pepe and Patri manage the farm’s almond trees, beehives, large pool, tennis court and play area, and offer masses of local tips and maps. Footpaths spider out from the farm, Granada is half an hour, the beach and ski slopes a little further. A scrumptious taste of Andalucian mountain life, food and people.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Special offer: Enjoy peace & quiet, “perfect for nature lovers” at a great price, €22.5 per person per night!

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from €62
Weekly price
from €432
Prices per night: house for 2-6, €139-€217; house for 19, 395-€615.
2 Houses for 6
From €1213 bedrooms
3 Houses for 2
From €621 bedroom
7 Houses for 4
From €822 bedrooms


A lovely family holiday in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Cortijo Balzain was beautiful .... as was the pool, the rustic accommodation, the suppers (always available on request) and of course, the sunsets. Thank you Sawdays.

Leonie, Leeds

A wonderful fortnight spent in this perfect location in August. Our family (2 adults and 2 children aged 8 and 10) were able to enjoy Granada, the Alhambra, the mountains and the beach from Cortijo Balzain, as well as their lovely pool and relaxing environment. We ate very well in the restaurant there - traditional, local


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Gonzalo Ros

  • La Alhambra.
  • Sierra Nevada National Park.
  • Lovely tropical coast.
  • The monastries of Cartuja and San Jeronimo.
  • Mirador de San Nicolás
  • Albaycin