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ZA 15

3 bedrooms, sleeps 4

The perfumed blossom of beautiful gardens

This pretty and bright Alpujarran cottage is a place to have fun by the pool, relax in the lovely gardens and drink in the views. A place for the whole family to enjoy.

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Review Icon"We just spend a blissful fortnight in this beautiful casita. The owners were so friendly and helpful and the house has everything you could want for a comfortable stay. You can spend time driving up to through the mountains and have lunch in the perfect little white villages or just relax by the wonderful pool. The gardens around the casita are just beautiful. There are also lovely walks around Tijola and you can walk in to Orgiva where there are lots of cafes, restaurants and shops and a nice market on Thursdays. the coast is just about half an hour away too, so you couldn't be better placed for the perfect holiday in Spain."

Previous Guest (Jul 2015)

Review Icon"We stayed for 2 weeks at ZA15, the owner and family were extremely welcoming with out being intrusive, the perfect balance. The Villa, gardens and pool are fantastic and beautifully maintained. The villa was spotless and comfortable. A great spot for exploring the mountains with easy and hard walks close by. Also good access to Granada and Alhambra by car and other interesting towns. We had a wonderful time and will be returning. Highly recommended!"

Previous Guest (Jun 2014)

Review Icon"We stayed in June 14 and so enjoyed the complete peace and tranquillity. Situated just outside Orgiva the house and gardens were to die for with the swimming pool the icing on the cake. Every attention to detail is looked after by the owner and her daughter from the spotless bathrooms to the well kept and beautifully clean pool. We are so hoping to return very soon to this oasis in the hills."

Previous Guest (Jun 2014)

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Three (one double, two singles).

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Private and gated swimming pool

10 m x 5 m, 1.1 m - 1.3 m deep.

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In open countryside, 3 km from Órgiva in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada).

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From 780 € to 1,460 € per week.

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Villa Description

Escaping to paradise

"'It's been like escaping to paradise, the pool is awesome, the garden is magnificent. Thank you for putting together such a relaxing environment".

Situated close to the tiny hamlet of Tijola, three kilometres from Órgiva, the "capital" of the Western Alpujarras, this cottage nestles in delightful countryside and enjoys panoramic views, including those to the stunning, snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountain range. It's a five minute drive, a very pleasant 20 minutes' walk into town. Although you are in the country, you are never far from shops, restaurants and other essential amenities.

Parts of the property are more than 200 years old, but the house has recently been restored and extended, offering attractive and well maintained holiday accommodation. All the rooms are on one level. Children are particularly well catered for, with lots of space to play, a fenced swimming pool, swing and plenty of toys and games to keep them happy. The English owner loves younger guests and fully appreciates that if they are having a good time, the rest of the family will have a great holiday too.

A holiday to remember

"As family holidays go, this is right at the top of our list".

The property has three bedrooms, two singles and one double.The first single bedroom has a view to the garden and a delightful stained glass window (the owner's own work). There is room for storing clothes and, if necessary, space for a foldaway bed to accommodate another child. The second single bedroom has a wardrobe and a window to the side of the house.

The double bedroom is a light, airy room with French windows opening directly out onto a patio terrace. The patio is a real suntrap, overhung with purple bougainvillea, it leads to the garden. This bedroom has a large, well lit mirror above its chest of drawers.

All the bedrooms are decorated in a traditional style with white walls and wooden furniture for a simple, calm effect. They each have portable fans for keeping cool in the summer.

Cool and bright

The casita has been decorated throughout in a light and bright style, but has retained some original features. The stone walls in the kitchen are centuries old.

Opposite the bedrooms is the first bathroom with a walk-in shower, wc, Alpujarran-style bowl basin with marble surround and two mirrors (extendable shaving mirror and large wall mirror). A stained glass window and translucent glass bricks are creative touches bringing colour and light into this space. The second bathroom is next to the living area and has a half size bath tub with shower over, wc, sink and views to the garden. Leave the light on in this bathroom at night and the orange and turquoise glass sheds an atmospheric glow onto the dining terrace.

The comfortable living room has wicker chairs, a sofa and a woodburner for the chillier winter evenings. There is a multi-system hi-fi (CD, MP3, radio, tape), flat-screen satellite TV with USB port, DVD player, a selection of books and games and DVDs for all ages.

Separated by a bar counter, this opens through to an Alpujarran-style kitchen / dining area. On one side the kitchen is well equipped with granite work surfaces, a gas cooker, fridge (with freezer compartment), washing machine, microwave, toaster and electric juicer.

The extending oval dining table on the other side of the room can comfortably seat six.

The double doors from the living area lead onto a romantic dining terrace. Shaded by a rambling jasmine, and bordered with lavender and damas de la noche plants, the scent at night is divine.There is no light pollution here so the starscapes are amazing. Come at the right time of year and you'll be able to make a wish on a shooting star.

A tranquil oasis

"A tranquil oasis, beautifully presented both inside and out. Well equipped with lovely touches ... loved the pool".

The gardens and views are absolutely delightful. Superbly maintained all year round, the gardens are arranged in four large, lawned terraces with the pool terrace being at the top.

The fenced and gated private pool is child-safe and can be enjoyed by swimmers and non-swimmers alike as steps lead down to a gentle incline in depth.

The pool terrace is enclosed by a large walled, paved area with sunloungers, table, chairs and pagoda. Tropical planting, offering a floral array of colour whatever the time of year, surrounds the pool along with ancient gnarled olive trees, a magnificent date palm and rustling bamboo, all to enhance your poolside experience!

Relax and enjoy the flowers

The owner is passionate about plants and the variety you'll find here is a gardener's delight.

The first terrace, on the same level as the cottage, has a swing-sofa and canopy and a few shallow steps to the second lawn where there is a child's swing on a magnificent London plane tree.

The third terrace has wooden benches, and like the second, is big enough for running around, sunbathing, admiring the fantastic mountain views and having a picnic lunch.

Although ideally suited for families with children, the cottage is also perfect for those who just want to 'get away from it all'. The peace and quiet of the surroundings and the calming influence of the gardens can't fail to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed by the end of your stay.


"Our two weeks have been fantastic - a real slice of paradise - we couldn't have wished for anything more".

The cottage is very private (the English owner lives in the adjoining property but with her own separate access). The owner provides on-site maintenance and regular pool cleaning and, if required, is happy to offer helpful local information and booking advice, enabling you to make the most of your holiday in this very special area.

Nearby Órgiva has a selection of banks, internet cafes, shops, health food shops, bars, restaurants and an impressive fifteenth-century church. Every Thursday there is a colourful market with local produce, arts and crafts, something for everybody.

The area is perfect for climbers, walkers, ornithologists, cyclists, artists and photographers alike. The network of walks which lead through the national park, can often lead to a sighting of a soaring golden eagle or an abundance of wild flowers. Bolted and free climbing are available within a 10 minute drive (the local ibex likely to be your only spectators).

Alternatively, experience the breathtaking beauty of the mountains on horseback or, for those who prefer wheels, quad and mountain biking is an option.

For more tranquil moments, consider taking the waters at the spa town of Lanjaron 12 km away, the Moroccan Baths in Granada, or visit the Buddhist Monastery of Osel Ling where planned retreats are possible. It's an excellent base from which to explore and discover the surrounding flora, fauna and dramatic landscapes of Las Alpujarras, an area renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.

Visit ancient Moorish white villages, with their handwoven rugs, pottery and locally cured hams; the bustling, beautiful city of Granada is an hour's drive away and the sun soaked beaches of the Mediterranean are only forty minutes' drive, ideal for a day out.

Always a popular choice, the guest book is full of comments such as "'Beautiful grounds, charming house and great pool. we loved it!", "We had a wonderful week here, shame it wasn't longer!"

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa


All on one floor

  • Open-plan living room / kitchen / dining room
  • 3 bedrooms :
    • 1 double (with a private patio leading to the garden)
    • 2 singles
  • 2 bathrooms (one with shower over bath tub; the other with shower only)
  • Furnished, shaded terrace
  • Gardens and grounds



  • Flatscreen satellite TV with HDMI and USB ports so guests can connect their own hard drive or memory stick to watch their films etc. (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
  • Hi-Fi (CD, radio, tape) with iPod docking
  • Selection of books, games and DVDs
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)


  • Wood burning stove in the living room
  • Radiators in the bedrooms
  • Portable fans in the bedrooms
  • Iron & board, Safe (for personal possessions)
  • All linen is provided (but not pool towels)
  • Hair dryer
  • Travel cot and other baby equipment - bouncing chair, baby gym, highchair (all on request). Cot linen is supplied.


  • Washing machine
  • Gas oven & Gas hob (5 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / small freezer compartment
  • Toaster, juicer, kettle, coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery


  • Fenced and gated, filtered swimming pool (10 m x 5 m, 1.1 m - 1.3 m deep) with night lighting
  • Pool shower
  • Pool terrace surround
  • Pergola
  • Sun beds
  • Shaded dining terrace
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Garden and grounds
  • Parking


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

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



A basic welcome pack is provided.

Please, no smoking indoors.

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZA 15

2020 Season Dates Week Fortnight
10th January to 4th April 780 € 1,560 €
5th March to 17th April 1,050 € 2,100 €
18th April to 8th May 900 € 1,800 €
9th May to 19th June 1,050 € 2,100 €
20th June to 4th September 1,460 € 2,920 €
5th September to 23rd October 1,050 € 2,100 €
24th October to 11th December 780 € 1,560 €
12th December to 10th January 2021 1,460 € 2,920 €

ZA 15

2021 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---


High chair can be organised for 20€ per week paid locally.

Security Deposit

A security deposit of 150 Euros is payable on arrival (to the house owner). This will be refunded at the end of your stay, subject to reductions for breakages or damage.

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In open countryside, 5 mins from Órgiva (most facilities) in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada)


In open countryside, 5 mins 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.


  • 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 45 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.


  • 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.

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