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2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 and a child

A secluded bowl of superb natural beauty

This refurbished farmhouse remains true to its Andaluz-Arabic style. It's a fabulous spot, a secluded bowl of beauty which opens up to reveal a dramatic mountain backdrop ...

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Review Icon"This sleepy hideaway could not have been more relaxing and enjoyable. The Alpujarra Region of Southern Spain ranks in the highest quartile of places we've visited all over the world, with the topography and warmth of the people as the most relevant points of enjoyment. The house is perfect for anyone who appreciates simplicity and warmth, while still providing all the conveniences of house rental. "

Previous Guest (Oct 2014)

Review Icon"We spent our second holiday here, this time for 2 weeks, it was wonderful, peaceful, we didn't move from here for the whole 2 weeks! The house feels private and is not visible from the road, we just relaxed, enjoying nature and swimming in the lovely pool. We have stayed in a few different places over the years, this was the only place we have gone back to. Perfect if you want a relaxing holiday. Looking forward to our next visit! "

Previous Guest (Sep 2014)

Review Icon"It is a lovely rustic but beautifully appointed cottage. Sitting out on the terrace enjoying the stunning views with a bottle of the owner's homemade wine, some local cheese, ham and bread - simply heaven! The secluded pool surrounded by lush vegetation is a delight. It feels like a remote hideaway but only a short drive and 1/2 hour walk into town. The area is simply stunning!"

Previous Guest (Sep 2014)

Review Icon"Thoroughly recommend a stay here! Accommodation and facilities are excellent. Such an idyllic place. Waking up in the cool, yet cosy cave was lovely. Picking oranges from the plentiful trees in the garden and enjoying freshly squeezed orange juice was such a pleasure! Days were spent lazing on the balcony and going for dips in the lovely refreshing pool or venturing out in the car for day trips to the beach, into the mountains and to the gorgeous Granada. Followed by blissful evenings spent outside by the BBQ eating paprika prawns and sipping a glass of wine. This was our first family holiday with our little girl and we went home with many wonderful memories! Hopefully we will get a chance to visit again in the future!"

Previous Guest (Jun 2014)

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Bedrooms

Two (one double, one twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

7 m x 4 m, 1.3 -1.5 m deep plus children's shallow area

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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 680 € to 1,330 € per week.

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Villa Description

A fabulous spot

Spectacularly situated in the beautiful valley of the Rio Guadalfeo, it opens up to reveal the dramatic backdrop of Sierra Lújar rising up in the distance.

Spectacularly situated in the beautiful valley of the Rio Guadalfeo, this attractive holiday home and its wonderful, partly wild 2,500 m2 of gardens are surrounded by terraced orchards of mature olive and fruit trees.

It's a fabulous spot, a secluded bowl of beauty which opens up to reveal the dramatic backdrop of Sierra Lújar rising up in the distance.

Completely private and secluded, it's a cortijo (traditional farmhouse) with a very special and private feeling.

The floodlit gardens (part wooded, part lawned) are landscaped on two levels from the natural countryside, with oranges growing all around the filtered, springwater-filled swimming pool (which also has a small splash pool for children). The pool is fenced and gated.

The lush vegetation also includes avocados and spectacular olive trees, many of them several hundred years old. But it's not all wild, verdant nature - there's a nice bit of lawn to run around in, a playground and a barbecue too.

Traditional Alpujarran

The rustic style is traditional Andaluz-Arabic, as shown in its tile work, beamed ceilings and a main bedroom carved into the rock.

The house is traditional Alpujarran, recently extended, refurbished and decorated throughout. The owner is constantly improving things, maintaining it as a really enjoyable and very popular holiday home.

The living / dining room and both bedrooms have direct access to a delightful terrace which runs along the front of the house.

Partly covered by an ancient vine, this is an ideal spot for sunbathing or simply relaxing, taking in the fabulous fragrance of the orange blossom (in April) and the ever changing colours of the mountains beyond.

Here you are right in the heart of the evergreen Alpujarras (a legacy of the Moors who built the amazingly intricate system of irrigation waterways which keep the landscape green and fertile, fed by the snows melting high in the sierras above). On the fertile, southern slopes of Sierra Nevada, views in every direction are stunning!

Relax and enjoy

"A special place, an oasis in a world beset by problems. Take in the sunset and the changing colours and evening shadows over the Sierra de Lujar".

They produce their own organic olive oil here and, just about any time of year there will be delicious fresh fruits ripe for the plucking, straight from the trees. Help yourselves!

Inside, the style is traditional Andaluz-Arabic with many features of local craftsmanship: 'Arabic' tile work, beamed ceilings, and a main bedroom carved into the rock behind the house to give the impression of a cosy cave.

It's rustic but well equipped (including WiFi internet access, satellite TV, books and tourist information) and furnishings are decent, tasteful and comfortable. Decor is tasteful and authentic.

Good insulation (walls are two feet thick) and double glazed windows guarantee comfortable winter nights as well as a pleasurable siesta on a hot summers' afternoon. There's air conditioning / heating in the living room as well.

A little heaven

"The best bit is the tranquillity, sleeping in the cave, lazing by the pool, enjoying the sun and the fantastic views".

The owner is a professional and cares deeply that his guests enjoy a completely relaxing and refreshing holiday. His hard work has paid off, as his guest book testifies:

"This is a special place to relax and enjoy, an oasis in a world beset by problems. Take in the sunsets and the changing colours and evening shadows over the Sierra De Lujar. Enjoy".

"We were here for two weeks for our honeymoon and its been a little heaven in the Alpujarras. Sitting on the terrace lapping up the sun after dips in the pool, looking at the Sierra de Lujar has been wonderful. The best bit is the tranquillity, sleeping in the cave, lazing by the pool, enjoying the sun and the fantastic views".

"The sounds of the birds, water, the sight of such hills and the glorious scent of lemon and orange blossom".

Not so far from civilisation

It's a pleasant, 20 minute walk into Órgiva, Granada is only 40 minutes away and Mediterranean beaches are even closer.

It's a pleasant and pretty easy 20 minute walk into Órgiva (slightly uphill on the way there, so ... downhill on the way home).

A busy little place but relaxed and picturesque nonetheless, it is situated in a wide river valley which runs between the rugged Sierra Nevada and the coastal mountains (Lújar and Contraviesa) which rise up only to crash down again into the palm fringed beaches of the Costa Tropical. All around the countryside - with its rivers, ancient olive trees and orange groves - is beautiful.

Views are superb, with the often snow capped peaks of Sierra Nevada to the north and the graceful curves of Sierra Lújar dominating the horizon to the south.

Alongside its numerous street cafes and bars, Órgiva also offers small supermarkets, banks, a post office, a small cinema and a 24 hour emergency medical centre. Its Thursday morning market is a thriving affair.

Magical mountains

From the snows to the sea, there are panoramic views in every direction, from the high mountain peaks to the southern sierras and the Mediterranean beyond.

Órgiva is a natural crossroads : 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 Torvizcón, takes one through the foothills of La 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 classical Moorish villages in the high mountains.

Both the magical city of Granada and the beaches of the Costa Tropical are within easy driving distance for day trips, both less than 40 minutes away. The top-class ski slopes in the high Sierra Nevada are only a little further.

But there's also plenty to enjoy right here in the wonderful mountain world of Las Alpujarras. 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.

For the energetic there's wonderful hiking in the mountains, year-round cycling and fabulous horse riding, as well as water-sports and golf on the coast.

Or just stay put. As another guest said, "What a fantastic two weeks in a lovely house surrounded by fantastic views. A little bit of paradise!"

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor

  • Partly covered, furnished terrace
  • Living / dining room
  • Kitchen
  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 double (accessed via the twin bedroom or from the terrace)
    • 1 twin bedded (accessed from both the living room and the terrace)
  • Bathroom (shower over small bath tub)
  • Gardens and grounds

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV (some channels in English; also German, French etc)
  • DVD
  • CD / Radio
  • Books and games
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Double glazing
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  • Air Conditioning / Heating Unit in the living room
  • Portable Fans
  • Safe (for valuables)
  • Washing machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hairdryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied
  • A sofabed in the living room can accommodate a child

Kitchen

  • Microwave / Grill
  • Gas hob (4 rings)
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery
  • Basic pantry essentials, herbs, spices, oil, sugar, honey, coffee, tea, etc.

Outdoors

  • Gated and fenced filtered swimming pool (7 m x 4 m, 1.3 -1.5 m deep, with children's shallow area)
  • Pool terrace
  • Sun beds, deck chairs, sun shades
  • Furnished terrace
  • Night lighting
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Gardens and Grounds
  • Parking

Notes

Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open from March until November (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from late April to September, inclusive)

Please, no smoking indoors

Basic pantry essentials (herbs, spices, vinegar, oil, sugar, honey, coffee, tea, cocoa etc) and household essentials (washing powder, washing up liquid, soap and toilet paper, kitchen towels, sponge, dish cloth etc) are provided

A welcome pack can be provided (for a supplement)

A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week

Rentals for this property run from Saturday to Saturday in high season

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZA 43

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
7th January to 7th April 680 € 1,360 €
8th April to 21st April 1,070 € 2,140 €
22nd April to 2nd June 810 € 1,620 €
3rd June to 14th July 1,070 € 2,140 €
15th July to 1st September 1,330 € 2,660 €
2nd September to 15th September 1,070 € 2,140 €
16th September to 3rd November 810 € 1,620 €
4th November to 22nd December 680 € 1,360 €
23rd December to 5th January 2018 810 € 1,620 €

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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 facilites) 40 mins.

Salobreña (Mediterranean beaches) 35 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 just 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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