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Alpujarra Escape - The Glass House. Luxury in the rugged Sierra Nevada...

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
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The Glass House began life long ago as a simple one-room ‘nave de aperos’ – an agricultural building used by local shepherds to sleep in while their flocks of goats grazed the meadows on the mountainside. We took it on in 2006, and gradually extended and transformed it into what you see today – a modern villa in a minimalist style with 3 ensuite bedrooms and a huge 12m swimming pool. We put in as much glass as possible – 15m of sliding doors on the south and west facades, leading onto expansive open sun terraces so that the amazing views to the Sierra de Lugar and Mediterranean can be enjoyed from inside as well as outside the house. In fact, every design decision was informed by the views and maintaining a sense of uncluttered space: the terrace handrail is frameless tempered glass; almos...The Glass House began life long ago as a simple one-room ‘nave de aperos’ – an agricultural building used by local shepherds to sleep in while their flocks of goats grazed the meadows on the mountainside. We took it on in 2006, and gradually extended and transformed it into what you see today – a modern villa in a minimalist style with 3 ensuite bedrooms and a huge 12m swimming pool. We put in as much glass as possible – 15m of sliding doors on the south and west facades, leading onto expansive open sun terraces so that the amazing views to the Sierra de Lugar and Mediterranean can be enjoyed from inside as well as outside the house. In fact, every design decision was informed by the views and maintaining a sense of uncluttered space: the terrace handrail is frameless tempered glass; almost everything is white or muted woods and greys – polished cement on the floors and walls, the terraces, the furnishings… even the pool is raised a few feet above ground level at one end to make sure there are as few visual interruptions as possible. Cooler evenings are dealt with by under-floor heating – no distracting radiators! “Curves don’t exist” – our mantra to the builders as the project progressed: clean, straight white lines everywhere, punctuated with the vertical simplicity of cypress trees, framing the strong diagonals of the Sierra Nevada as it rises dramatically on all sides of the house. The Glass House is just 10 minutes’ drive from both Orgiva and the famous villages of the Poqueira Valley – Pampaneira, Bubion and (our favourite) Capileira. The GR7 walking route is just 100m behind the house, so an easy 15 minute stroll will take you to Soportujar for a cold beer and tapas. Come and enjoy! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: VTAR/GR/01395More
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Robin S
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Let me start by saying that this was our second visit to this beautiful house, and that we are going for our third visit this September (2018) thats how much we like it. The house is easy to find about an hour drive from Malaga,...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

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Date of stay: February 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Iron
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
The Glass House is equidistant between Orgiva, with its shops and restaurants, and The Poqueira Valley and the villages of Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira. Granada and La Alhambra are an hour by car.
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We always recommend hiring a car to get the best of La Alpujarra and the wider region.
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