El Cielo de Cáñar

Cáñar, Granada
Bed & Breakfast

Recharge your batteries in the Sierra Nevada. Chic rooms have vast views of mountains and villages, the terrace is perfect for stargazing


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The road climbs up, the ground falls away until, suddenly, somewhere between the earth and the sky, you’ve arrived. This low-lying, Alpujarran slate cortijo seems to grow out of the stony southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada on which it is perched. The view is vast: Alpujarra mountains, white villages, Órgiva. Energy comes from the sun, water from the Sierra. Each bedroom, opening onto a private terrace, shares the panorama. Interiors are sharp and clean-cut (like the air) with a mostly white colour scheme that is spiked with bright Indian fabrics, Moroccan lampshades, modern art. Bathrooms are crisply contemporary. Simply chic, yet cool and restful, this is a place to recharge batteries. No TVs, no phones, just a spacious, terraced garden with a bounteous orchard, large pool and private corners to read or snooze. Feeling active? Hiking and riding are on the doorstep, Granada and the beach are an hour away. Return to excellent home-produced dinners, and stargazing from the terrace. Well-travelled English owners John and Orna fell in love with the area and now they happily share it.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • 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

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner €27, by arrangement. Wine from €10.


Nightly price
from €119
4 Doubles
From €119


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Orna Gorman

  • El Cielo de Cáñar is a perfect place to get away from the pressures of modern life
  • We sit at the entrance of the Alpujarras within easy reach of the ancient city of Granada and it's Alhambra Palace as well as the beaches of the Costa Tropical.
  • We are located at 1300m on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada just a short stroll from a section of the famous GR-7 path which runs from Algeciras in southern Andalucia across Europe to Athens
  • The pretty village of Cañar is off the tourist track and is the first white village you'll see if you drive into the Alpujarra valley from the coast.
  • The Sierra Nevada Natural Park is a massive reserve of unspoilt beauty including the highest peak in Spain and views across the Mediterranean to Africa
  • Bar Piqui is a great place in the village to sample some traditional Spanish food and soak up the local atmosphere. They are famous for their Puchero de Hinojo, Plato Alpujarreño and Bacalao Frito. All delicious !