Relax on one of the terraces or under the shade of an ancient olive tree or a grapevine with a glass of wine and a good book, or cool off in the private swimming pool and marvel at the spectacular mountain views. Inside, the spacious accommodation is furnished to a high standard including some antiques. Orgiva town is within twenty minutes walking distance and is the place to experience the local restaurants and bars where tapas are Free!
A 'must' is a visit to the nearby famous white villages nestling below the Sierra Nevada, or experience the wonder of The Alhambra Palace in Granada. Many of our guests have enjoyed a trip to some of the beautiful beaches only 30 minutes drive away. In our guests experience, you will have a wonderful relaxing holiday in this magical environment.
The location is in a spectacularly green region of southern Spain which is watered by the snows of the Sierra Nevada via ancient Moorish and Roman canals.The farmhouse provides large accommodation and is ideal for family/friends holidays and is suitable for winter lets. The construction allows the house to remain cool even in the hottest months.
The gardens contains olive terraces, bordered by almond, fig and orange trees. There is access to many walks in the countryside, the town and local bars and restaurants. There are spectacular views of the surrounding mountains from most aspects. Easy access by car and a short, safe 20 minute walk into town along a lovely track. Just ask us for the reviews of people who have stayed in the Farmhouse to get an independent view of all the facilities and location.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Salobrena 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Granada 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
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The bedrooms are all fully furnished with ample wardrobe space. All bedding is provided and changed on a weekly basis. Quilts are provided for the cooler months. A cot for babies is available together with a high-chair for meals. Electric fans are also provided for the hotter months.
Three of the bedrooms have good mountain or pool views and the fourth has access to a wonderful roof terrace. All of the bedrooms lead off from a landing with balcony.
This is a large country Farmhouse with plenty of space to 'swing a cat'. You can find plenty of places inside and out to get away from the family and friends and have a bit of quality time.
The large first floor terrace off one of the bedrooms is a favourite with guests in the evening to just gaze at the stars, chat and enjoy a glass of wine. Take time to read the 'REVIEWS' of previous renters.
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When comparing with other holiday lets, do make real comparisons. This is a genuinely large Farmhouse, not a small 'Cortijo' (cottage) nicely photographed. This is a totally self contained Farmhouse in well keep grounds with the swimming pool and all other facilities, provided just for the clients and not shared with the owner or other guests. You can leave the car at the farmhouse and walk safely into town for a meal or a drink along a quiet country track.
The owners, a retired professional couple, are normally available to you for advice and tips throughout your stay and will normally personally manage all the meeting and greetings. If any of these points are important to you for your holiday, just ensure that you check before you book. The farmhouse is usually well stocked with cooking ingredients left by previous guests and a good 'welcome pack' is provided including: wine, beers, bread, jam, water etc.
A non-returnable deposit of 10% is required (minimum £300) as confirmation of booking with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. A £300 returnable breakages deposit is required as part of the final payment which will be reimbursed, subject to the villa being left in a satisfactory condition. You are welcome to arrive at any time after 3.00pm with departure at 10.00am
Between the highest mountains in Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, Las Alpujarras is one of the most enchanting and beautiful regions in the world. Some call it Las Alpujarras, others La Alpujarra: whichever you prefer, it's a joyous land of sunshine, snowy mountains and some of the most splendid scenery imaginable. From the spectacular 'lunar' terrain and snow-capped peaks (which rise above 10,000 feet), the mountain range of the Sierra Nevada slopes southwards, traversed by deep, wooded river gorges and truly wonderful countryside.
The region of mountain villages known as Las Alpujarras clings to the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada, cloven by deep, sheltered valleys and gorges which run down towards the Mediterranean. The Alpujarra, as it is popularly known, in the singular, is famous throughout Spain because of its unique mini-ecology. Its terraced farmlands are constantly watered by the melting snow from above, constituting a high-altitude oasis of greenery which stands in dramatic contrast to the arid foothills below.
The Alpujarra is also famous for its excellent birdwatching - the colourful Hoopoe with its stark, haunting cry, is a common sight. The capital of the region is Órgiva, on the lowlands, and the village of Trevélez - famous throughout Spain for its superb mountain hams, or jamón serrano - is, at over 4,840 feet above sea level, the highest village in Europe, overhanging a fast-flowing river and plunging mountain valley.
One of the many great travel books written about Spain is devoted to the Alpujarra - Gerald Brenan´s "South From Granada", which recounts the adventures of a young Britisher who, after serving in World War I, walked through Andalucia in search of a cheap place to live and write. He discovered the tiny village of Yégen, where he rebuilt a ruined house (now marked with a plaque in his memory) and lodged some of his friends of the famous Bloomsbury group of London. In his book - written in retrospect, long after he became a well-known journalist - Brenan describes the difficulties of getting such highly-strung aesthetes as Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey up the river gorges on mule back, as well as his bucolic existence among the local peasants.
Whilst not being a large town, Orgiva the capital of the Alpujarra holds a weekly market in the town. There are many tapas bars, good restaurants and small supermarkets. There are also 2 health food shops and a herbalist pharmacy. Enjoying many fiestas throughout the year, this is very much a Spanish town. Within 30 minutes you can be in one of the beautiful 'white mountain villages' of the Alpujarras or sitting on a quiet beach on the Mediterranean. Visit the fascinating city of Granada with its spectacular Alhambra Palace, and the old Moorish quarters of the Albaicin. Shop in the town centre or just enjoy the hustle and bustle of the street restaurants and cafes in this ancient student town. Just 30 min away are the relaxing beaches of the Costa Tropical. The white villages built by the Moors have a charm and style unique to this area. Spend the day visiting different villages and discovering some of the local crafts, still practised in the region. A magical relaxing retreat from stress