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ZA 91

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Hidden in its own green and glorious world

A great little holiday home, neat and pretty inside, this really is a place to enjoy its wonderful outdoor spaces ...

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Bedrooms

Two (one double, one twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

9 m x 4.5 m, 1.5 - 1.8 m deep

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Location

In open countryside, 5 minutes walk from Órgiva in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada).

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Price

From 620 € to 1,050 € per week.

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A really wonderful holiday

"The house with its fantastic gardens and immaculate swimming pool were even better than you described and the owners were perfect hosts".

This recently built house is ideally situated on the edge of the market town of Órgiva, just a couple of minutes walk from the centre but surrounded by the verdant countryside of the Vega.

Views extend far and wide, across to the Contraviesa mountain range which rises up immediately before the Mediterranean Sea.

Through large metal gates one enters into a richly planted hidden world, a secret garden full of centenary olive trees growing among orange, lemon, banana and palm.

Bamboo and other tropical delights add still more shades of green to an already delightful scene.

Centre stage in these magical grounds is the lovely swimming pool (9m x 4.5m), surrounded by grassy banks and, of course, fruit trees. There is a bathing terrace alongside and steps down into the pool for safe and easy access.

Perfect!

"The villa was perfect for us. The garden is beautiful - the photos on your web site don't do it justice. We don't want to go back to work!"

A hammock is an alternative resting place, slung lazily between the trees. At the end of the pool, there's an attractive barbecue area with a lovely, shaded, furnished terrace alongside.

At the front of the house, a huge palm stands guard in front of the attractive, vine-shaded terrace, another ideal spot for summertime living. This looks out over a traditional water fountain to the gardens.

The wonderful sound of trickling water takes one back to the world of Moorish Spain. On a warm, sunny day (as most are in Andalucía) this is heaven!

Inside, the open-plan living / dining room looks out to the terrace. A breakfast bar separates the living space from a fully equipped kitchen.

All on one floor, both bedrooms and the bathroom lead off from the living room.

A lovely time

"The villa was really pretty and the pool and terrace perfect. The garden was beautiful, a real pleasure to be in".

The house was built and decorated by the owners, a young couple from the town, with great care and pride, using local materials which include wood-beamed ceilings and rustic red tiled floors. Furnishings are tasteful and comfortable.

Neat, pretty and functional inside, what makes this house really special are its wonderful outdoor spaces. Close enough to town to be able to stroll there whenever you feel like it, here you will love the tranquillity of the wonderful gardens and nature all around.

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), the countryside all around, in the fertile Vale de Órgiva, is beautiful.

Swathes of orange and lemon trees, olives and pomegranates, bougainvillea, morning glory and jasmine bring joy to a sunny land.

Wonderful and relaxing

"We all completely fell in love with it and had the most wonderful and relaxing holiday. We left with tears in our eyes!"

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

"We had a really wonderful holiday. The house with its fantastic gardens and immaculate swimming pool were even better than you described and the owners were perfect hosts".

"The villa was perfect for us. The garden is beautiful - the photos on your web site don't do it justice. We don't want to go back to work!".

"We had a really lovely time staying in the villa and appreciate the friendly hospitality given us. The villa was really pretty and the pool and terrace perfect. The garden was beautiful, a real pleasure to be in. We have returned to (rainy) England totally relaxed and refreshed".

"I just wanted to let you know how much we loved the place! We all completely fell in love with it and had the most wonderful and relaxing holiday. We left with tears in our eyes!".

Market day

Órgiva's Thursday morning market is a thriving affair, always an excuse for folk to meet up in order to catch up with the latest local news and gossip.

If you can be dragged away from this lovely spot, there's lots to enjoy in and around the area. A short stroll will take you into town.

Órgiva is a busy little place but relaxed and picturesque nonetheless, 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.

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, always an excuse for country folk to meet up in order to catch up with the latest local news and gossip.

Beyond lies Granada

The mesmerising Alhambra Palace and its exquisite gardens, the ancient Arab quarter ... an inspiring and very beautiful town which is a joy to visit.

Beyond lies Granada, one of the great cities of the Moorish Empire, an inspiring and very beautiful town which is a joy to visit. It's not a big city and it just invites you to walk around, taking in the sights and sounds, stopping here and there at any one of the myriad of street-side bars.

The top-class ski slopes in the high Sierra Nevada are only a little further.

And if you want a little beach life, it's just 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.

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!

And 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. And lovely little Moorish villages in the high mountains to explore.

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.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor

  • Living / dining room / kitchen
  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 double
    • 1 twin bedded
  • Bathroom (walk-in shower only, no bath tub)
  • Shaded, furnished terrace
  • Shaded barbecue eating area
  • Gardens and grounds

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Local Digital TV (Some programs can be watched in original language)
  • DVD
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Electric radiators in both bedrooms
  • Air conditioning units (hot and cold) in the Lounge and the master bedroom
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  • Portable Fans
  • Washing machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hairdryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied

Kitchen

  • Electric Oven and Hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (9 m x 4.5 m, 1.5 - 1.8 m deep)
  • Pool shower
  • Pool terrace
  • Sun beds, hammock, swing
  • Furnished terrace
  • Night lighting
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (brick)
  • Gardens and Grounds
  • Parking

Notes

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

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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Prices and Seasons

ZA 91

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 7th April 620 € 1,240 €
8th April to 21st April 910 € 1,820 €
22nd April to 26th May 620 € 1,240 €
27th May to 30th June 910 € 1,820 €
1st July to 1st September 1,050 € 2,100 €
2nd September to 29th September 910 € 1,820 €
30th September to 15th December 620 € 1,240 €
16th December to 31st December 910 € 1,820 €

ZA 91

2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

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, 5 minutes walk from Órgiva (most facilities) in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada)

Location

In open countryside, 5 minutes walk 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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