House of Light is a beautiful boutique retreat centre nestled among the hills of the Alpujarras in Southern Spain. Lovingly designed and created from a ruin, into a Moorish inspired haven which is, energetically, such a special place to do personal transformation and body work while feeling close to and connected with nature.
Spaces are designed to support fairly intimate residential retreats for 6-16 people. We can accommodate up to 20 which would feature some off-site, but close by accommodation.
We offer a very high standard accommodation for your guests, as well as a separate living space for group leaders. Nourishment and nurturing is central to the House of Light ethos of inviting people to 'come home to themselves' while partaking in retreats and is one of our specialist features. We have excellent chefs to design and provide delicious vegetarian menus to suit your group.
House of Light has an indoor studio that is 40msq so can take 12 mat based students, more for workshops. Our large Mongolian yurt space, set in the gardens, is 65msq so can take up to 22 mat based students and many more for seated workshops. Yoga equipment and therefore classes, can also be used outside in the gardens.
Accommodation options and bathrooms
Five rooms in the main centre that can be arranged as double or twins.
Coloured light floods into bedroom Alma through a hand made stained glass window at the front of the house and onto the decorative plaster work arches leading into the en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. Luxurious Indian bed covers and the curved lines of the turquoise tadelakt shower add a feeling of decadence to this exquisite room.
Deep in the heart of the house with a view into the Arabic courtyard, bedroom Corazon has a uniquely cosy, womb-like feel. A small wooden staircase leads you to a double mezzanine bed in the eves of the room leaving space for another bed below. This room shares facilities (3 toilets and sinks and 3 showers on the same floor) with two other rooms.
Bedroom Quietud provides you with the same incredible view as bedroom Luz with patio doors framing the peaks and valleys of the Alpujarras and opening out onto a terrace with a view of the sea and the snow caps. This room shares facilities (3 toilets and sinks and 3 showers on the same floor) with two other rooms.
This room is light and airy and furnished with hand-painted Moroccan cabinets and bespoke wooden wardrobes. You can step directly out onto a gravelled terrace to take in the stunning, expansive vista along the length of the valley and down to the sea. This room shares facilities (3 toilets and sinks and 3 showers on the same floor) with two other rooms.
With its own private shower, made from rich, green Moroccan tadelakt and a hand painted wash basin set on a slab of locally sourced slate, bedroom Amor is luxuriously appointed. Colourful Indian bedding, Moroccan lanterns and mirrors make this room a rich and inviting space to spend your free time.
Luxury bathroom with free standing bath and 2 showers
Shower room with toilet
Three yurts in the garden that can all be arranged as doubles or twins
Tucked away in the olive groves are our exquisite Mongolian Yurt rooms.
With solid wooden floors and comfortable beds embellished with rich rugs and fabrics, this glamping option offers you affordable yet exotic accommodation.
Outdoor (covered) bathrooms with showers/sinks
Outdoor (covered) eco toilets
A cosy 2 bedroomed apartment (1 double, 1 twin) with kitchenette and bathroom for exclusive use for group leaders. Separate to the centre.
The salt-water (chemical free) swimming pool and terrace offers an opportunity to cool off among a stunning backdrop.
House of Light is set in 15000m2 of lush gardens. This is mountain terrain, steep and terraced with fruit and nut trees, ancient olives and various flowering trees, bushes and succulents.
There are large flat areas for outdoor practices, shady spaces, hammocks and swinging chairs for quiet moments and contemplation, where you can sit and take in the breathtaking views.
The Large Mongolian Yurt is set in the garden amongst giant ancient olive trees with views down to the sea, 50 km away. It is a beautiful space in the round with a diameter of over 9m set on a wooden floor and surrounded by the elegant ash lattice-work and roof poles reaching up to a large round sky-light.
The Indoor Yoga Hall features a beautiful wooden floor with underfloor heating for cooler months and surrounded by 3 balconies, this beautiful room is perfect for holding space for personal work including meditation, yoga, kirtan and creative or transformational workshops.
The Moroccan snug at the end of the glorious upper terrace offers a slice of luxury among its Jardin Marjorelle blue and hand painted gold leaf surrounds and berber style sofas. Rest here awhile and soak up the views.
Unique feature! We have an aerial rig set up in the garden for trapeze, hoop and silk work. Standing 6m tall and situated in a flat area ideal for warm up and cool down, it has crash mat and is surrounded by vibrant nature.
We can source and organise external therapists for your guests if desired. Treatments and experiences that complement your retreat. For example; massage, reflexology, acupuncture, sound bath and more.
We can also support in the co-ordination of other activities and excursions such as guided herbal walks, horse riding, hiking, 4x4 tours, the nearby White Villages http://www.andalucia.com/villages/alpujarras.htm, visits to the beach (about an hour away) and other culinary experiences; wine and food tours for example, can also be sourced.
Booking terms / pricing
When you hire House of Light, the entire retreat centre is exclusively yours, for your group alone.
6-10 people is €750 per day/night(24 hours) inclusive.
11-16 people, it is an extra €50 per extra person for 24 hours.
For 12 people, it would be an extra 50 per person for the extra 2 people, per 24 hours / €850 all inclusive.
This is all based on shared accommodation. If you would like more advice around single occupancy, please contact us. Our minimum number of nights is 3.
Costs are inclusive of:
- Fabulous high-quality accommodation
- Use of all amenities
- 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day
Reservation Deposit: €500 (on booking or 6 months in advance, to secure dates)
Confirmation Deposit: €700 (3 months prior to retreat)
Balance: Whatever is due
(10 days before retreat if by bank transfer or cash on arrival)
Deposits are non-refundable and made by bank transfer or PayPal. Exchange and transfer costs are the responsibility of the hirer.
Costs are exclusive of:
- Additional nights accommodation either side of the retreat
- Additional treatments/therapies/excursions
Location and how to get there
House of Light is suited in Bayacas, a tiny village above Orgiva, a rural yet fairly populated town that is 45 minutes from Granada and 1.5 hours from Malaga. Both cities have airports offering international flights.
From either airport, House of Light is most easily accessed by private transfer, which we can assist with or private car hire. There are coaches operated by ALSA that come into Orgiva. A taxi or short private transfer would still be required from Orgiva to reach the venue (10 minutes).