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Pórtugos Yurt | Mountain Yurt in the Alpujarras

Charming, romantic Yurt in the Alpujarra mountains, set within its own private garden terrace of 250 square metres and surrounded by stunning scenery, valleys, hills and whitewashed villages. Although seemingly remote, it's within easy reach by foot of the nearest town, Pórtugos.

It is a hand-crafted dwelling based on a Mongolian tent, adapted for the climate of southern Spain for those who wish to enjoy a camping holiday in comfort and style. The thick felt keeps the yurt cool in summer months, and warm in winter.

Inside, the Yurt is equipped with a large double bed (150x200cm), table, chairs and a 2 seater sofa. Features include a log-burning stove, which keeps the interior nice and warm even in the coldest weather, and solar powered lighting.

Two double glazed windows with screens let the light in, and keep insects out. It is 2.74m at its fullest height at the centre of the yurt, and the total area of the room is 19 square metres.

Outside, there is a large area of garden accessed by paths with lush green vegetation, wild flowers, and scenic views of the surrounding mountains.

Beside the Yurt is a timber hut with a kitchen space set under a covered porch with open sides. The kitchen is equipped with utensils and appliances for cooking, including a gas ring stove, gas powered fridge and food storage containers. Outdoor furniture includes 2 sun loungers and a dining table with benches.

The 'eco' bathroom is inside the hut and has a shower, washbasin and a modern, dry composting toilet. The water is exclusively heated by solar panel and all the water is recycled on the land.

Power: There is a dedicated solar panel to provide hot water in the kitchen and bathroom, and there is a basic solar powered lighting system in the bathroom, kitchen and yurt interior.

Internet: There is wi-fi internet connection available at the main farmhouse, approximately 200m from the Yurt.

Occupants: Suitable for 2+2 guests. There is a small two-person tent available which can be put up next to the yurt, with sleeping bags included.

Location: The holiday accommodation is comprised in total of 2 apartments at the main Farmhouse and the Yurt, and is located in the countryside near Pórtugos - a village in the Alpujarra mountains within the province of Granada in Southern Spain. It is an ideal base for couples or families who enjoy outdoor life. There are many wonderful hiking routes for exploring the local villages, mountains, rivers and waterfalls. Walking guides are available upon request, and the owners live at the farmhouse should you require any further assistance or advice.

Note: It is essential that clients bring their own torch as the gardens are unlit. Please be aware that luggage needs to be carried 200 metres over uneven ground to reach the yurt (big wheeled suitcases are not recommended).

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External link to the apartment photos in Google+.

Equipment per room

Kitchen:

  • Chairs
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen table
  • Kitchen utensils

Bedroom 1:

  • Armchair
  • Double bed
  • Sofa

Bathroom 1:

  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Washbasin

Terrace:

  • Canopy
  • Chairs
  • Deck chairs
  • Dining table
  • Garden furniture
  • Plants

Occupants (max. 4): There is a small tent which can be put next to the yurt for up to 2 extra people, including sleeping bags.

Washing machine: There is a washing machine available in a shared laundry room at the farmhouse.

Location of apartment Pórtugos Yurt

Location of apartment Pórtugos

This countryside accommodation is set within the grounds of a traditional country property near the village of Pórtugos in the western Alpujarra - located between the summits of Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Sea.

Pórtugos is a small town in the central part of the region of the "Alpujarra Granadina", close to the villages of Busquistar, Pitres and La Taha. It is an ideal base for nature lovers and travellers looking for peace and rest, and also for walkers and adventurers looking to explore the surrounding mountains, valleys, gorges, rivers and waterfalls. 

The villages of the high Alpujarras are also well worth a visit, and have been given the status of special cultural interest by the Spanish government. The town of Pórtugos is one of the most authentic old settlements in Las Alpujarras, given its name possibly dating from Roman times. It's a good base for  walking to other nearby medieval villages. The traditional architecture reminds us of its moorish past, with white-washed flat-roofed houses in a warren of narrow labyrinthine streets. Here you are unlikely to meet anyone but Spanish locals. More popular tourist destinations are the neighbouring villages of Capileira, Pampaneira and Bubión, all within a 15-20 minutes' drive.

Climate: a fairly settled climate means the area is wonderful to visit at any time of the year. Each season has its own special flavour. In winter, the average temperature during the day might be 12-13 degrees centigrade, though it will drop to below freezing at night. You might get rain and even some snow, but the sight of almond blossom in full bloom in February will more than make up for it. Spring time might bring some heavy showers and temperatures of around 18 degrees. The summer months are characterised by much hotter weather - around 30 degrees during the day on average, though due to the geography of the land, welcome coolness in the evenings decends from the mountain tops. The autumn months are still warm, and can bring rain though the classic autumn colours don't make their appearance until around November.

 

As a Spanish holiday destination with a unique and wonderful landscape, we would like to share photographs taken during our hikes around Pórtugos in December 2014, which you can see by clicking on the link below.

Alpujarras Photograpy - Google+ external link

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Conditions of apartment Pórtugos Yurt (ref. 0729)

Minimum stay:

3 nights.

Reservation deposit:

You are required to pay 20% of the total apartment rental to complete your booking.

Balance payment:

The balance due must be paid by bank transfer, at least 30 days prior to your arrival. Please request account details.


Check-in time:
16:00 - 22:00h. Early check-in is possible but upon availability. We recommend to arrive before it gets dark.

Yurt - availability:
Open from April to end of October.

Occupants::
Suitable for 2+2 guests. There is a small tent which can be put next to the yurt for up to 2 extra people, including sleeping bags.

Additional services:
Parking: Free!. Parking available just outside the house.
Internet: Free! Wireless internet connection available at the main house.
Baby cot: Free! Please request on your booking form.
Walking guides: Free! Hiking routes are supplied to explore the surrounding villages, mountains, rivers and waterfalls.
Log burning stove: Initial supply of logs provided for free.

Meals:
Meals can be cooked for you with 24 hours notice.

Cancellation policy:
The 20% reservation deposit is completely non-refundable.
The 80% balance is not refunded, if guests cancel less than 30 days in advance.
If guests arrive and decide to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.


These apartment conditions are in addition to the general terms and conditions.