Eco-Friendly Yurt Rental Tucked Away in the Alpujarras Region, Spain

Pórtugos, Andalusia (Spain)
Yurts
1 unit
2 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly

Tucked away in the Alpujarras region of southern Spain lies this eco-friendly yurt, a carefully crafted dwelling based on a Mongolian style of tent but adapted for the climate of southern Spain and for those who wish to enjoy a holiday in comfort. The yurt is constructed from Spanish chestnut wood made into a strong frame and fitted with a fire retardant canvas cover and a thick wool felt lining to keep it warm when it is cool outside and to keep it cool inside when the sun is shining.

Inside, the yurt is furnished with a full sized double bed, a table, chairs, chest of drawers, and a sofa, everything expected from a comfortable hotel. It has a smart glazed front door and two large double glazed windows to let the light in and keep the weather out. If the nights are cool there is even a log burning stove to keep the yurt cozy and warm. The maximum height of the yurt in the center is 2.74 meters, and the area of the room is nearly 19 meters squared.

Hot water is provided in the kitchen and bathroom via a dedicated solar panel, and there is a basic lighting system in the bathroom, kitchen and yurt interior via a photovoltaic solar power system, so this holiday will be an off-grid 'eco' experience. There is a supply of gas for the kitchen, and guests are encouraged to experiment with the ingenious solar cooker provided.

Outside, guests will enjoy a large area of garden plus a vegetable patch, with outdoor furniture and sun loungers. Guests will also have exclusive use of the Yurt Shack. This is a timber construction that provides a shaded outdoor kitchen raised on a wooden deck. Here guests will find a fridge and a stove, as well as lots of pots, pans, and kitchen utensils. To the other end of the 'Yurt Shack' is the 'Eco' Bathroom. The bathroom features a shower, a sink, and a dry compost toilet. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Sink
  • Double bed
  • Garden
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Deck/Patio
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Mosquito net
  • Tea kettle
  • Kitchen equipment

This yurt is found in a secluded part of the beautiful garden of Cortijo Opazo. It has its own designated garden space, completely private to the occupants of the yurt. Guests can wander through the larger garden at their leisure or find their favorite corner to sit and read, meditate, or just relax.

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Location + Surroundings

This site is situated in the high Alpujarra region of the Sierra Nevada mountains near Granada in southern Spain. Located in the countryside but within easy walking distance of local villages, this yurt is ideal for couples who enjoy the outdoor world and who may be interested in walking, wildlife, and exploring this fascinating part of Spain, the Alpujarras. Perfect for yurt 'aficionados' and 'campistas' from around the world. Read More

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Horseback riding
  • Climbing

The Alpujarras as a region is ideal for walking - we provide guides and maps - photography, riding, and the appreciation of nature and local history. The beaches of the Costa del Sol are just over an hour away to the south, whilst to the north the fabulous city of Granada and its magical Alhambra palace can be reached in less than 90 minutes.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 04:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
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