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All About the Accommodation


The accommodation is all on the first floor. The long, beamed living room has a wood-burning stove and comfortable seating with a dining area next to the balcony. We have a large collection of modern novels in English (and welcome more).

There is double bedroom, with a second twin-bedded room beyond. The beds have sprung mattresses and duvets and we have used local furniture and fabrics to decorate.

The kitchen has fridge, gas stove (3 burners) and a washing machine. A fairly steep wooden staircase leads to the railed roof terrace.

The bathroom has WC, shower and sink. We supply soap and towels.


From the living room there is a south-facing covered balcony with seating and there is also a roof terrace for sunbathing or stargazing. Outside facilities include a table, lounging chairs and a barbecue . Several of the local signposted walks along ancient mule trails start just outside the house, which is on the edge of the village.

Animals and Pets

Sorry, but we cannot accept any animals or pets in the property.

Disabled Access

The house is not suitable for the disabled and the entire area would prove very difficult for anyone with mobility problems.

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Customer Reviews

  1. Visitor Says: “The best holiday I have ever had, either alone or as a family. Truly magical.”
    December 28th, 2011

    I am extremely reluctant to write a review about Casa Barbara, and Ferreirola in general, because I don't really want anyone else to know about it! It's mine!! But I'm going to anyway...

    The village itself is amazing in so many ways. From the beautiful views which entice you on the journey up there, to the first views you catch of it peeking through the mountain greenery, to the picturesque white houses and narrow sloping, winding streets all framed with the gorgeous foliage of the Alpujarras. We were only there for a week, but the memories of Ferreirola and the wonderful friendships we made there are etched on our minds forever. We were all in tears leaving the place, and as soon as we got home we got on the internet and booked again for the following year!

    Casa Barbara itself is perfectly located right in the heart of the village. Perched over a stone clad pathway, right beside the only village cafe, and with a view from its balcony that quite literally takes your breath away the first time you see it. And if you think that one's good, take a trip up onto the roof!! Wow!!

    Ferreirola has very little in it apart from the cafe, but Pitres, the largest of the Taha villages, is only a short drive away, where you can find a public outdoor pool, supermarket, bank, pharmacy, bars, restaurants etc. etc..... What Ferreirola does have, however, is a natural effervescent spring, free flowing mountain water in the village square, a beautiful church, no end of breathtaking mountain walks, a bespoke guitar maker, a music academy, and some of the nicest, most interesting and friendly mix of people you will ever meet.

    Right, now on to the details. The village is very well hidden, but with Barbara's directions we had no problem at all finding it. We stayed in the house with our 2 children, aged 7 and 2. Thankfully our littlest one is a fairly calm, well behaved toddler, as the living room of the house has an open stairway leading right up to the middle of it. So if you have boisterous small children, bring a stair gate. And a wee tip that I will offer you.... hang some sort of brightly coloured scarf or something in the doorways of the bedrooms and the bathroom as they are quite low, and by doing this you will avoid whacking your head on the crossbar as my clumsy husband did! Several times!! And if you love to read, make sure you don't bring any books as Barabara has two bookshelves full of them! There is no air conditioning or anything in the house, but the thick stone walls and small windows mean that it stays pretty cool in there anyway, and we were there in the middle of July, so pretty hot then. Also, stock up on groceries and such before you get there, as once you get to Casa Barbara you probably won't want to leave.

  2. Visitor Says: “Charming house in idyllic village.”
    December 27th, 2011

    Ferreirola is one of the most beautiful of the Alpujarran villages and Casa Barbara is a perfect rustic retreat. The property you rent is the top floor of an old Moorish style house, full of bohemian charm: with wooden beams, skylights and a covered balcony with amazing views across the Rio Trevelez gorge. The place has everything you need and best of all has a really chilled out ambience. You can almost feel the peace. The house is on the edge of the village and within seconds you are on tiny donkey paths winding through terraces of lemon and olive trees. Its a perfect spot for a walking holiday or just for relaxing and working your way through the fantastic collection of books.

    Barbara was a great host and even arranged drivers for us at the last minute when we thought we would be unable to hire a car. When we then cancelled this, it was no problem.

    This is definitely somewhere I would love to visit again. I can't think of anywhere in the world more relaxing.

  3. Visitor Says: “We stepped inside the perfect mountain village postcard!”
    December 21st, 2011

    This was the best experience of our 6 week overseas holiday. Barbara welcomed us warmly and was very helpful with suggesting lovely walks and recommending local cafes and restaurants in the area.

    The house has the romance of the past with exposed beams and stone flagstones but with modern comforts. Relaxing in the shade on the terrace with a glass of wine was a favourite pastime in the hot mid afternoons. We explored the unspoilt village enjoying the twisting streets with different views around each corner. The locals were friendly and one of my favourite memories was dining at an outside table watching the sun go down over the mountains while live music played.

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