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7 bedrooms, sleeps 6 to 11 + 3 children

200 year old farmhouse in Las Alpujarras

In the midst of joyful countryside, the farmhouse gleams white and bright, its single-storey buildings ranging around pretty gardens ...

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Review Icon"We loved this house and its grounds - it's just as described on the informative website. The gated garden, the secure pool area and the provision of two high chairs and cots allowed us a relaxing, child-friendly holiday. The big, well equipped kitchen combined with great local produce made cooking for ten a doddle. We all liked the very efficient, helpful owners who are nearby if needed - but never intrusive."

Previous Guest (May 2015)

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Bedrooms

Seven (2 doubles, 3 double or twin, 2 twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

10 m x 5 m, 1.10 m - 1.75 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

Sleeping 6 from 1,240 € to 2,620 € per week.

Sleeping 8 from 1,440 € to 2,620 € per week.

Sleeping 10 from 1,630 € to 2,910 € per week.

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The House

I had a dream ...

"My dream came true last week and although I have travelled far and wide that was without doubt the happiest week of my life".

Las Barreras is a tiny hamlet just a kilometre or so to the west of Órgiva in Southern Spain. It's surrounded by olive groves with fabulous mountain views, and its a very handy location too as the little market town is just a few minutes away.

It is here that you will find this lovely and beautifully renovated 200 year old farmhouse. Gleaming white in the Andalusian sunshine, its mostly single-storey buildings range around pretty gardens overlooking the crystal-blue waters of the gated swimming pool on the terrace below.

Set in beautiful hillside surroundings within its own two acres of mature orchards, olive groves and delightful gardens, there are lots of outdoor spaces to enjoy.

It's a delightful location, splendidly rural and yet just a 20-minute walk into town along a goat track and quiet back lanes.

A pool to really enjoy

"The gated garden, the secure pool area and the provision of two high chairs and cots allowed us a relaxing, child-friendly holiday."

From the large terrace there are delightful views, down over the swimming-pool and across the semi-tropical valley of the Rio Guadalfeo to Sierra Lujár which rises up spectacularly on the other side of the river.

The first floor bedroom also has a little private terrace, shaded by wisteria.

Inside, the living/dining room, under its high beamed ceiling, is a comfortable space with sofas, a wood burning stove and a large dining table. Adjoining is a stylish and well-equipped kitchen with marble worktops. The Smeg cooker has a five-ring gas burner and electric oven, and along with the dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave and spacious Indian cupboard - cooking is a pleasure.

The kitchen leads through to the library which has a good selection of books, maps and information about the area; and to the communal bathroom which has a washing machine, WC, sink and shower.

Timeless rhythm

Wandering the little goat's paths, relaxing under an olive tree with a good book, watching the sunset tinting the mountains in mauves and pinks ...

The beautiful, glass-covered internal patio, with a trickling fountain, is the heart of the house – with doorways leading from the living room and kitchen onto the garden terrace and to bedrooms.

In 2015 the house was completely renovated and great care was taken to modernise it, while carefully maintaining its original character. There are handmade chestnut wardrobes and shelves inset into the walls which are up to a metre thick in places. Handmade tiles and beautiful ceramic floor and wall tiles add wonderful touches of colour. Original artwork adorns the walls of of all the rooms and the internal patio is full of tropical plants.

There is wifi in all bedrooms, living areas and outside terraces, including the pool terrace. The house is fully insulated and has central heating, a wood-burning stove and heated towel rails in en-suite bathrooms for cosy winter holidays.

The best holiday we've ever had

"And the little things that made it extra special - the gifts of figs and olive oil, collecting almonds, gardening advice from Manolo. We could go on forever!"

Ideal for families and groups of friends – the house provides flexible accommodation with comfortable en-suite bedrooms to retreat to at the end of the day. There are seven bedrooms:

The Orange and Lemon rooms can be twins or doubles and they share a bathroom separated by a small passage – Ideal for a family or friends sharing. Orange has its own entrance at the front of the house and air-conditioning and Lemon opens directly into the internal patio and has a ceiling fan.

The Almond and Fig rooms are ideal for a family. Almond has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom and a door onto the internal patio. The adjoining Fig room has beds for two young children (under 12) and a door to the living room.

The Wisteria room is a few metres from the main house across the garden terrace and up a some steps to a balcony with wonderful views of the garden and surrounding mountains – This comfortable double has an en-suite bathroom. There is air-conditioning plus a ceiling fan.

The Olive room is a double or twin,  beneath the Wisteria room with its own door leading directly to the garden.  It has air-conditioning. The en-suite bathroom has a walk in accessible shower and grab bars and the room is accessible for wheelchair users.

The Jasmine room is a few paces from the main house entrance. This large (26 sqm), step-free double or twin room has an en-suite bathroom. There is air-conditioning, a ceiling fan and wood-burning stove for the cooler months. ideal for those wanting complete privacy from the main house.

All bedrooms have double-glazed windows and fly-screens. All bathrooms have showers and the Orange/Lemon bathroom has a bath. A floorplan is available on request to help you understand the layout better.

Guests have 800 m2 of pretty, colourful lawned gardens to enjoy plus the fabulous, totally irresistible 10 m x 5 m swimming pool, which has solar heating (this can increase the water temperature by between 5 and 7º and certainly extends the swimming season).

The gardens and pool are fenced and gated and there is a built-in charcoal barbecue.

Like everywhere else here, views extend across delightful countryside to the beautiful mountain ranges beyond.

An attractive, wooden yoga cabin – The Olive Hut – is another special feature in the gardens. Ten metres away from the main house, this is a bright and airy space (40 m2) which can serve as an extra living room, to play table tennis, read and listen to music, or, of course, practice yoga.

The house is accessible to allow wheelchair users and those with limited mobility enjoy holidays here. The living areas, kitchen, library and main bathroom and Fig bedroom are all on one level with wide doors and The Olive room and its en-suite bathroom is fully accessible. There is a ramp leading from the library to the garden terrace and from the internal patio to the garden terrace - which is a few metres from the Olive bedroom. Further details can be provided.

With so much living space, both inside and out, this is a great place both to enjoy being all together or to escape to a quiet corner whenever you want to. An ideal property for families with children, extended families or groups of friends – or anyone who just wants to combine rural peace and quiet with visits to Granada, the mountains and the Mediterranean coast.

"Such a special place – it really is quite difficult to leave"

So, so peaceful

Set in beautiful hillside surroundings within its own two acres of mature orchards, olive groves and gardens, there's lots of outdoor spaces to enjoy.

Guests love it … here is a small selection of what they have said:

"I would like to say how much we enjoyed our holiday - what a lovely place and just right with plenty of room for our family. The weather was warm and sunny and we all loved the pool. The landscapes around were breathtaking and am looking forward to seeing the pictures we took there. Many thanks once again".

"We had a wonderful time. The pool was very popular - lying in the pool looking up at the snow capped mountains was a highlight!"

"I once had a dream that I was sitting under olive trees with all those I love in the sun eating and drinking great Mediterranean food. My dream came true last week and although I have travelled far and wide that was without doubt the happiest week of my life".

"Just to say we had a fantastic week. The accommodation exceeded all our expectations and the garden with its lovely pool and glorious views was a super place to relax in".

A memorable vacation

"We enjoyed the walking paths nearby and the goat herds passing right below the pool. We do not see that in Chicago!"

"The house is special and we loved all the little touches. I admired the garden and plants greatly. I would describe the house as very attractive but with all necessary amenities and in a good location for mountain walks and trips to the Alhambra and beaches. The pool and outdoor facilities are just what we needed".

"Quite simply the best holiday we've ever had. The accommodation was perfect and perfectly located; our teenagers appreciated the space and privacy and it was wonderful not having to fight over bathrooms! The pool is wonderful, the rooms have been sympathetically renovated and are airy even in a particularly hot summer. The peace and beauty of the garden and the views, beautiful walks right from the front door, a choice of places to eat outdoors. And the little things that made it really extra special - the gifts of figs and olive oil, collecting almonds, gardening advice from Manolo. We could go on forever!"

Everybody had a fantastic time

"The holiday was better than we could ever have imagined. We would love to come back to the Alpujarras. Thank you again for a marvellous time".

There's so much to do from here. For the energetic there's wonderful hiking in the mountains, year-round cycling, downhill skiing in winter (Órgiva is 1½ hour's drive from the ski slopes) and horse riding, as well as water-sports and golf on the coast.

And, when you need to stock up with a few provisions - or just fancy a stroll down to town - don't take the car: there's a lovely country path through the olive groves which will take you into Órgiva – a lovely 20-minute walk past a 16th c. olive mill.

If you want a little beach life, it's just over half an hour's drive from here to the Costa Tropical and its Mediterranean resort towns Salobreña, Almuñecar and Nerja.

On this stretch of coast you can choose between fairly isolated, beautiful coves or any one of the different sized resort towns. A casual fish or seafood lunch at one of the beach restaurants is always a delight.

Discover the eight centuries of Moorish heritage in the traditional, white-washed mountain villages and their flourishing local craftwork (hand woven carpets, textiles and wicker-work), not to mention the regions' cuisine and excellent food products such as the mountain-cured Trevelez ham.

Not to be missed are visits to Granada and the Alhambra Palace; you can also drive to Sevilla and Córdoba from here.

The nearest bar is just a 10-minute walk where you can also pick up a regular bus service to Granada and the spa town of Lanjarón – great for a day out without the car.

Or maybe you prefer to stay right here, enjoying the timeless rhythm of Las Alpujarras, wandering the charming little goat tracks around the property, perhaps relaxing under an olive tree with a good book, watching the sunset tinting the mountains in mauves and pinks, laying down under the moonlight to watch stars shining brightly from a pure sky.

House Details

The House in Detail

All the facts and features about this house

Distribution

Entire property

  • Living / dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Internal Patio
  • Library
  • Communal bathroom/utility room
  • 6 bedrooms :
    • Wisteria: Double (17 sqm), en-suite bathroom
    • Olive: Double or twin (16 sqm), step-free en-suite bathroom (suitable for wheelchair users)
    • Orange: Double or twin (14 sqm), en-suite bathroom
    • Lemon: Children's twin, single adult room or small double (8 sqm), Shares Orange bathroom
    • Jasmine: Double or twin (26 sqm), em-suite
    • Almond: Double (11 sqm), en-suite bathroom
    • Fig: Children´s twin room (6 sqm). Shares Almond bathroom or use the main house bathroom.
  • 4 furnished terraces
  • Gardens and grounds

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Spanish TV and DVD
  • Good selection of books
  • Wifi throughout the house, garden and pool terrace

Amenities

  • Wood burning stove in the living room
  • Central Heating in the living room and all bedrooms
  • Bedrooms have either air-conditioning or fans (or both)
  • Washing machine, Iron & board
  • Good quality cotton bed linen and towels are provided including pool towels
  • Ample blankets and feather duvets are available for the cooler months
  • Hairdryer
  • Two cots and highchairs and a baby monitor available. Cot linen is not supplied

Kitchen

  • Electric Oven
  • Gas hob (5 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee maker, hand blender
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery
  • Essential store cupboard items

Outdoors

  • Fenced and gated swimming pool (10 m x 5 m, 1.10 m - 1.75 m deep) with passive solar heating and thermo blanket
  • Pool shower & Pool terrace with pergola and permanent umbrellas and sun beds
  • Gated garden with lawn and flower beds
  • Night lighting
  • Outdoor dining for 12 and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (charcoal)
  • Yoga cabin (40 m2) with table tennis
  • Orchard with olive, almond and fruit trees
  • Shaded alberca & Ample parking

Notes

Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open from April to the end of October, possibly longer

Please, no smoking indoors

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday but this is flexible where other bookings allow

Babysitting and activities (eg horse riding) can be arranged

The owners live in a neighboring property within the grounds, with their own separate gardens, driveway and entrance – your privacy is guaranteed. However, If required they are normally on hand to give advice about the local area

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House Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZA 87

2017 Season Dates Sleeping 6
per week
Sleeping 7/8
per week
7th January to 3rd March 1,240 € 1,440 €
4th March to 12th May 1,660 € 1,850 €
13th May 23rd June 1,930 € 2,130 €
24th June 22nd September 2,620 € 2,620 €
23rd September to 6th October 1,930 € 2,130 €
7th October to 3rd November 1,660 € 1,850 €
4th November to 18th December 1,240 € 1,440 €
19th December to 7th January 2018 2,070 € 2,260 €
2017 Season Dates Sleeping 9/10
per week
Per extra person
per week
7th January to 3rd March 1,630 € 100 €
4th March to 12th May 2,040 € 100 €
13th May 23rd June 2,320 € 100 €
24th June 22nd September 2,910 € 140 €
23rd September to 6th October 2,320 € 100 €
7th October to 3rd November 2,040 € 100 €
4th November to 18th December 1,630 € 100 €
19th December to 7th January 2018 2,460 € 100 €

ZA 87

2018 Season Dates Sleeping 6
per week
Sleeping 7/8
per week
Prices Pending --- ---
2018 Season Dates Sleeping 9/10
per week
Per extra person
per week
Prices Pending --- ---

Special Offer

Special Offer: Summer Discount

10% discount on last remaining week in July.

Week on offer: From 1st until 8th July 2017

Offer Ends: 1st July 2017

Notes

The property can sleep up to a maximum of 14 people but numbers depend on the mix of adults and children - please enquire.

Jasmine room annex is included in bookings of more than 12 people and can be rented by groups of 12 or less for 280€ per week.

Up to 2 infants under the age of 2 are not charged, if sleeping in a cot. 2 cots, 2 high-chairs and a baby monitor are provided.

Central heating (6 hours per day) and reasonable supply of wood is provided for holidays in December, January and February. €15 a day at other times, payable locally.

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) 50 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 50 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 50 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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