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ZA 11

5 bedrooms, sleeps 10 plus a child

"Beautiful villa with breathtaking views"

Once these were simply traditional farm buildings set in a rural landscape. The olive groves remain, but the farmhouse has changed into a happy, holiday retreat.

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Review Icon"Just back from a wonderful week in the hills near Orgiva... stunning villa, with everything we needed and the support of Tina who owns this little slice of paradise... Travelled up after week in Nerja with our teens who had a chilled time after their exams... perfect pool, bbq, kitchen, beautiful bedrooms and stunning vistas of the mountains... Great area to sit outside/dine shaded which was needed in the hot sun... Recommend biking in the hills, Granada, Thursday Orgiva market, Le Molino bar for drinks and food and taking winding roads up to wonderful high mountain white villages... a future starting point for a walking holiday in a cooler month... it was a very enjoyable holiday."

Previous Guest (Jul 2016)

Review Icon"Five of us spent a delightful week relaxing here in a very hot July. The pool is superb and an old olive tree provides shade if you have done with baking in the sun. The views of the mountains are amazing. A car is essential (with aircon in summer) to reach the place, go shopping for provisions in nearby Orgiva - excellent butchers and bakers as well as two supermarkets - and up into the Alpujarras for some superb walking as well as a day's visit to the Alhambra in Granada. The owner, Tuna, is very friendly and happy to provide advice and help if needed; she lives in an annex at the side of the property with her cats and dogs. She keeps the property spotless and was there to welcome us when we arrived."

Previous Guest (Jul 2016)

Review Icon"We wanted some serious down time, and this was the perfect place. A delightful villa, we didn't want for anything. Wall to wall sunshine and endless blue skies, pure heaven after the weather we have been having in the UK! The pool gets the sun all day, but there are plenty of places of get shade if needed, The most beautiful gardens, well done Tina, with home grown herbs for salads and BBQ's. Loved the terrace, we sat out till silly o'clock watching the hills turn pink as the sun went down, whilst drinks cocktails, with visits from Mr Jones the resident cat. Tina and Azzy were the perfect hosts, can't wait to go back."

Previous Guest (Jun 2016)

Review Icon"Just (reluctantly) returned home from an amazing time - and already wishing we were back at this fantastic place. Tina and Azzy (and of course Jonesy the cat) made us so welcome from the moment we arrived to the time we left. The house is an absolute oasis of peace and quiet. It's a 5 minute drive to the eclectic town of Orgiva which we also loved. Plenty of great bars and restaurants and a real local Spanish vibe. However we spent most of our time around the superb pool and gardens at the house, which itself is well equipped with everything you will need. Loads of space to spread out and a lovely terrace to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner during the barmy hot days and warm evenings. We absolutely fell in love with the place and the peacefulness of it. Only 45 minutes drive from Granada and the same to the beaches via excellent roads - but nestled in the breathtaking hills with the most incredible views (a trip to the top is a must)! What more can I say? Only that we've never been more sad to be leaving a holiday. We'll definitely be back."

Andy (Jun 2016)

Review Icon"This villa exceeded all of our expectations. From the warm welcome by the villa owner to the beautiful accommodations - not to mention the pool. The villa offered high-quality living including excellent mattresses in all beds, and the great welcome package was much appreciated by the tired travellers. The villa is situated in a peaceful location 2 km outside the market town of Orgiva. Not impossible to walk but a car is a must. The town offers excellent groceries shopping at an incredibly cheap prices. The mountain scenery all around is simply stunning and the stars are something else to watch at nighttime. The villa owner, Tina, was extremely accommodating and available to provide additional information. She recommended places to visit and restaurants to go to. The best of the holiday was to hang around the pool during the day and to sit on the outdoor patio at night and enjoy the peace and quiet. We were an extended family who doesn't get to see each other too often. We loved the opportunity to enjoy each other's company in this beautiful setting, but also the villa being so big we all had our privacy when we so wanted. The location allows for multiple day trips such as Alhambra in Granada and the quaint little village of Pampaneira. But there's much more! A huge thank you to Tina and we hope to be back soon!"

Tiina (Jun 2016)

Review Icon"My husband and I stayed here for a few days but we could easily have been happy for a month. The house is spacious and totally charming with outdoor spaces and terraces and beamed ceilings The gardens are gorgeous and you can sit by a beautiful pool under an olive tree reading a book in bliss. You feel like you really are in the country with roosters crowing and birds singing and goats and cats ambling."

Previous Guest (May 2015)

Review Icon"We spent two weeks here in July and had a lovely time. Our party of six ranged from a 1 year old to a 61 year old & we all had a great stay. The grounds are stunning, every day I discovered a different plant or flower, and obviously the pool is the jewel in the crown. All the rooms were lovely & by closing windows/doors in the day you could get a nice cool room by night (there are fans too). We felt very well looked after yet also free to do our own thing which was the perfect balance. I'd definitely recommend this villa."

Previous Guest (Jul 2014)

Review Icon"We could not recommend this place any more if we tried! The house is gorgeous, secluded and we LOVED it! The house is absolutely gorgeous and tucked away in a lovely garden between the mountains of the Alpujarras, with stunning views, big airy rooms, well equipped kitchen (much better than other places we have stayed in) and a fabulous partially covered & walled in patio. It's big enough that you wouldn't feel like you are on top of each other even if you are a full house. "

Previous Guest (May 2014)

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Bedrooms

Five (four doubles, one twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

9 m x 4.5 m, 1.5 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 2 km from Órgiva in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada).

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Price

From 1,750 € to 2,280 € per week.

 

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Villa Description

A peaceful hideaway that's close to town

"We drove the whole family into town and Granada.... But hanging by the pool in and around the Villa was the best."

Although close to the busy market town of Órgiva, this house is in Las Barreras, a small hamlet located on its outskirts. Convenient for all shops, banks, restaurants and bars, you are in the countryside amidst olive groves and vegetable gardens. There is definitely a rural feel on the approach to this cheerful holiday villa.

The road to the house is a tarmacked track, easy for any hire car, but a bit rough in places. On either side of the road are neighbours' cortijos (country houses) growing flowers, fruit trees and olive. You might even see an old mule or two. The villa is at the end of a branch of this road and it's very quiet. There's ample parking for three or four cars at the entrance to the house, on the property itself. Leave your car there and walk through the Mediterranean garden beds to the front patio of your holiday home.

Doze in a suntrap

The cosy entrance hall captures the warmth and light of the Spanish sun.

Access to the interior can either be from the front patio area or the large, sunny hallway. The hall is a room in itself; it's a suntrap and perfect for settling down with a newspaper. To the left of this sunlounge is a double bedroom decorated in a modest, rustic style. Although not en suite, there is a bathroom next door which has a smart, walk-in shower cubicle.

The entrance hall opens into the split-level living area/dining room which has a high sloping ceiling, white walls and rustic beams, drawing from a bygone era. The house was originally a working farm, parts of it are between 150 and 200 years old so it is steeped in character. The property has been restored and decorated with its farmyard roots in mind: simple and uncluttered. Wooden floors complement the whitewashed walls and original art. The whole effect is spacious and light-filled.

What wonderful hospitality

"Tina and Alan were very helpful ... On arrival there was already plenty of food and the accommodation was better than expected"

The living area is comfortable and welcoming, with a four- seater sofa, arm chair, chaise longue and coffee table. For entertainment there is a variety of books, 32-inch television (satellite and Sky), Sony sound system and iPod charging. Internet is available via an ethernet cable and an internet router booster has been installed to ensure decent wifi coverage too.

The dining area is on a raised floor, accessed by four wooden steps and is on the same level as the kitchen. The dining table seats eight comfortably (but can be extended to ten).

The kitchen leads off from the raised dining area. It is a big kitchen with stone counter tops, a five-ring gas hob, oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

There is a kitchen table for food preparation and indoor breakfasts. The kitchen leads directly onto the patio and this is a beautiful spot for eating 'al fresco'. The patio dining table seats ten.

When the patio is not in use as somewhere to eat, it serves as another corner to chill out in peace (a sofa has been thoughtfully provided for that very purpose). The beauty of this house is that it has lots of hidden spaces for time to oneself even if holidaying as a large group.

Going back into the house, a stylish feature of the living area is the gallery which runs around two walls and gives access to one of the en-suite double bedrooms. There are five bedrooms in all - four doubles and one twin bedded. Although this house does not have air conditioning, there are fans in every room.

Wake up to a new, sunny morning

White and wooden decor for calm, unfussy bedrooms.

The double bedroom off the gallery has a queen-sized double bed and en suite facilities with both a bath and overhead shower. With its wooden floors and ceiling, this bedroom has a warm and welcoming feel.

The other large double bedroom, reached from the hall and on the west side of the house, is pretty and feminine, decorated in muted turquoise and white. This bedroom also has en suite facilities with a walk-in overhead shower. The bed is a queen-size double bed and can be semi-screened off from the single sofa/bed (suitable for a young child) by a lacy curtain.

This bedroom benefits from a patio balcony planted with jasmine and a grapevine.

A lockable door leads to an adjacent double bedroom (mentioned earlier as being located off the entrance hall/sunlounge). This door can remain unlocked if guests wish, for example if both rooms are being used by parents and children.

A sparkling pool hidden in a pretty garden

The pool is set in its own lower terrace, surrounded by flowers and greenery.

Two other bedrooms are located off the living area: one is a double bedded en suite room with a shower, the other is a twin bedded room with a simple, calm aspect. The twin bedded room does not have en suite facilities.

All the beds are made up with good quality bedlinen. Extra pillows and blankets are provided in the chest in the hall for guests to use if they wish. All rooms have the benefit of fly screens so windows can remain open for the breeze.

The pool terrace is close to the house, down a short flight of stone steps and is surrounded by the garden. With all the flowers and trees it is a lovely place to relax in either sun or shade. And it's not far from the kitchen so drinks and snacks are within easy reach! The good sized pool (9m x 4.5m) has an ionising system so minimal chlorine is used. Sunbeds with cushions, parasols, chairs and convenient small tables are provided.

Relax in peace or explore and do...it's your choice

The location of this villa feels like a rural retreat, but there's plenty to see and do, both locally and further afield.

The location of this villa is ideal for all aspects of a Spanish holiday: cuisine, culture, beach life, nature and history.

Let's start with this region's food products. Freshly grown vegetables and fruit are in abundance. The taste of a local tomato is second to none. A bit of salt and olive oil drizzled over the top, is a simple and oh-so-tasty tapas. Add a slice of regional cheese, fresh baked bread, glass of red...Perfection! Of course, there's always the renowned, mountain-cured Trevelez ham which is a 'must try', preferably in the village of Trevelez itself, a short drive away and an interesting day visit.

Other mountain villages to explore are Pampaneira, Capileira and Bubion. These white villages are remnants from the Alpujarra's Moorish past. The picturesque streets with their flowerpots and houses of Berber design are delightful to stroll around and photograph. Handicrafts of wicker work, textiles and hand-woven rugs make original souvenirs.

Half an hour's drive away is the Costa Tropical and its Mediterranean resort towns Salobreña, Almuñecar and Nerja. Different towns offer different beaches, gently shelving shingle, rocky coves, wide sands and smart marinas.

The Costa Tropical offers a variety of eating experiences, from fresh grilled sardines on the beach to more sophisticated restaurant fare. Water sports are catered for: boat trips and scuba diving can be organised.

Other activities which can be arranged are horse riding, mountain biking and hiking. Guided walks are an ideal way to get to know the area. Take a walk with a local guide whose expertise on Alpujarran plant and animal life add another dimension to a day in the country.

For another side of Spanish life, a trip to Granada is less than an hour away. The world-famous Alhambra just cannot be missed. Be sure to book tickets in advance to see the Nasrid Palaces and wonder at the rich civilisation that was Al-Andalus. The Albaicin district is close by the Alhambra, and with its gypsy roots and flamenco connections, even the busking street guitarists are maestros.

The English owners of this house have lived here for many years and love the area. Although on site, they are out of sight, but are more than willing to assist in any way to make your experience of the Alpujarras the best it can be.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor

  • Hall/sunlounge
  • Living room
  • 3 bedrooms :
    • 3 double bedrooms (one is en suite and has a balcony patio and single sofa bed suitable for a child, the second is with en suite bathroom, the third has the house bathroom next door)
  • Pretty gardens and grounds

On split level raised floor

  • 1 twin bedroom
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen

On first floor accessed by the gallery

  • 1 bedrooms :
    • 1 double bedroom (with en suite bathroom, french windows to a balcony patio with mountain views)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Freeview TV (UK Channel Information)
    This property has a Freeview box but due to changes to the UK satellite services currently does not receive UK terrestrial programmes, BBC, ITV etc. We will provide updates if this situation changes.
  • DVD / CD Player / Radio
  • Good selection of books
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Wood burning stove in the living room
  • Central heating in the living room and all bedrooms
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  • Fans in all bedrooms
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  • Screens on windows and external doors
  • Washing machine, iron and board
  • All linen is provided including pool towels

Kitchen

  • Electric oven
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  • Gas hob (5 rings)
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  • Microwave
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  • Fridge / Freezer
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  • Dishwasher
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  • Toaster, kettle, 2 cafetiers
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  • Cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and serving dishes
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  • Walk-in pantry

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (9 m x 4.5 m, 1.5 m deep)
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  • Pool shower
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  • Pool terrace
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  • Sun beds, sun shades
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  • Outdoor dining (seats 10) and garden furniture
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  • Charcoal barbecue
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  • Gardens and grounds
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  • Parking

Notes

The owners of this house live on site in an annex next door. Your privacy is assured although should you need them, they are happy to help.

Although car hire is recommended, airport collections can be arranged in advance at extra cost.

Please, no smoking indoors.

Linen and towels are changed weekly

There is a fenced paddock to the side of the property where the owners' pet dogs live, they are very well behaved.

Because the pool is unfenced and there are some terrace drops, the house is not suitable for toddlers.

A welcome pack is included. Contacts for catering, babysitting, shopping, and holiday activities can be arranged.

Rentals for this property run from Saturday to Saturday but there is flexibility so please ask.

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Prices and Seasons

ZA 11

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
7th January to 17th March N/A N/A
18th March to 7th April 1,750 € 3,500 €
8th April to 21st April 2,280 € 4,560 €
22nd April to 26th May 1,900 € 3,800 €
27th May to 2nd June 2,210 € 4,420 €
3rd June to 30th June 2,050 € 4,100 €
1st July to 14th July 2,130 € 4,260 €
15 July to 1st September 2,280 € 4,560 €
2nd September to 29th September 2,050 € 4,100 €
30th September to 20th October 1,900 € 3,800 €
21st October to 3rd November 2,210 € 4,420 €
4th November to 1st December 1,750 € 3,500 €
2nd December to 8th December 2,130 € 4,260 €
9th December to 15th December 1,750 € 3,500 €
16th December to 5th January 2018 2,280 € 4,560 €

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2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
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Security Deposit

A 250 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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In open countryside, 2 km from Órgiva (most facilities) in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada)

Location

In open countryside, 2 km from Órgiva (most facilities) in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada).

Granada (all facilities) 50 mins.

Salobreña (Mediterranean beaches) 40 mins; Almuñecar 50 mins; Nerja 1 hr.

Bubión (high mountain walking and horse riding etc) 25 mins; Capileira 30 mins

Sierra Nevada Ski Resort 1¼ hrs

Malaga 1½ hrs; Córdoba 3 hrs; Ronda 3 hrs; Sevilla 3½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Granada 40 mins; Málaga 1½ hrs; Sevilla 3½ hrs.

See our Links Page for web sites of airlines traveling to Andalucia from the UK.

Around and About

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful and very beautiful part of Andalucía.

Excursions

  • Órgiva is a natural communication centre: four roads depart from here, one linking Las Alpujarras with Salobreña and the Costa Tropical to the south; another heads west, through Lanjarón, leading on to Granada. A third one, through Torviscón, takes one through the foothills of the Contraviesa into the remoter villages of the Eastern Alpujarras; the fourth winds up into the Sierra Nevada, ascending to Pampaneira, Bubión, Capileira, Trevélez and the other high mountain villages.
  • Órgiva is an interesting - many would call it unique - mix of modern Spanish, more traditional Alpujarran characteristics and seekers of an alternative lifestyle.
  • All seem to live harmoniously here, local dumper-truck drivers alongside tai-chi practitioners; traditional Spanish Catholics alongside Zen Buddhists. It's an eclectic mix and all the more interesting for it.
  • It has developed service industries to cater for the needs of a very wide catchment area. Everything from supermarkets and pizzerias, banks and building suppliers, camp sites and petrol stations. The weekly (Thursday morning) market is not to be missed.
  • The Costa Tropical is half an hour away. The closest beaches are at Salobreña. Further along the coast, there's bigger Almuñecar, the beautiful bay of La Herradura and then the much more "international" resort of Nerja at the start of the Costa del Sol. With a strong British presence (you can have a curry here ... ) it boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water.
  • On this stretch of coast you can choose between fairly isolated, beautiful coves or any one of the different sized resort towns. Cheerful, peaceful, laid back places in the best tradition of the Spanish seaside, a relaxed lunch at one of the beach bars is highly recommended - even in winter if the sun is shining!
  • Just 40 minutes away, Granada is, of course, a must-see city. Soaring high above is the spectacular back drop of the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains. And what a city lies below, a city of classical beauty, the jewel in the Spanish Crown.
  • The mesmerising Alhambra Palace and its exquisite gardens, one of the world's greatest wonders; the narrow, cobbled streets and beautiful walled gardens of the ancient Arab quarter, El Albaicín; the magnificent Cathedral, just one of many superb examples of Renaissance architecture; the caves of Sacramonte, nostalgic legacy of the gypsies.
  • A city which inspired García Lorca, Andalucía's finest poet, it is, above all, a people's city, full of life and colour, energy and fun.
  • On the northern slopes of Sierra Nevada, top class skiing is 1¼ hours drive away. This can be excellent but avoid weekends, when the Granadinos swarm up from the city.
  • If wonderful mountain scenery is your thing, then stay right here in Las Alpujarras! Between the highest mountains in Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, this is a joyous land of sunshine, snowy mountains and some of the most splendid scenery imaginable. From the snows to the sea, there are panoramic views in every direction, from the peaks of Veleta and Mulhacén to the southern sierras and the Mediterranean beyond.
  • The high mountains have their own special beauty: wild and brooding in winter, they come alive in early summer with the scents of wild herbs and the spectacle of tiny, brilliantly coloured flowers, many of them unique to Sierra Nevada.
  • Altitude and sun have combined to evolve more endemic botanical species in Las Alpujarras than in all the rest of Europe. Mountain goats, wild boar, foxes, eagles, goshawks and partridge inhabit the sierras. Mules and donkeys still labour in the fields, sheep and goats graze the hillsides. Trout fill the rivers.
  • The Moors took refuge in these hills and resisted here, maintaining their customs and way of life for well over a hundred years after they were expelled from Granada in 1492 by their Christian conquerors. Las Alpujarras was their final battlefield in Spain.
  • Their legacy is to be seen everywhere: in the distinctive architecture of the mountain villages and in the intricate system of irrigation waterways which they built and which still keep the landscape green and fertile, fed by the snows melting high in the sierras above.
  • The architecture of the little mountain villages is unique in Europe and is identical to Berber originals in the Atlas mountains of Northern Africa. With dwellings characterised by flat roofs and prominent chimney pots, the villages were built by the Berber settlers whose creation imitated and followed the half-natural, half-man made designs of their own mountain lands.
  • Beautiful in their simplicity, the villages appear to tumble haphazardly down the steep hillsides, connected by a labyrinth of narrow, winding cobbled streets. A picture to behold, glistening white in the sun, roses and geraniums spilling from every nook and cranny.

Activities

  • Las Alpujarras offers some of the finest mountain walking, horse riding and cycling anywhere in Europe.
  • And, of course, here you are well placed to travel to the ski resort high in La Sierra Nevada.
  • On the Costa Tropical, activities on offer include scuba, cavern and technical diving, as well as horse riding and tennis, paragliding, climbing, and abseiling.

The Area

Las Alpujarras

From the highest mountains in Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, Las Alpujarras is one of the most beautiful regions in the world …
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Órgiva

The largest town in the area (pop: 5,000), it is a little market town with a cosmopolitan and eccletic mix of peoples and lifestyles …
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