La Granja De Olivos
About the home
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, 30km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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 seating for 10, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
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.
Further details outdoors:
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
The Andalucia / Granada Province region
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.
The Las Alpujarras / Orgiva area
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
How to get there
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The Farmhouse 'La Granja De Olivos' is easily reached by air travel to Malaga, Granada or Almeria airports. Car Journeys then vary from one to two hours. The airports are serviced by all the low cost airlines and buying advance cheap tickets is always an available option.
Activities near Las Alpujarras
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
13 Aug 2012
We thoroughly recommend La Granja for family holidays. We went as two families and found the house very spacious for all of us, and the downstairs is away from the bedrooms allowing precious adult... more
21 Jun 2012
We had a wonderful stay in the farmhouse. The owners were really helpful and friendly with great tips on making the best of our holiday. The house was even more spacious than we expected from the photos, particularly the downstairs living area where there are even 3 couches which were all perfect for a siesta in the afternoon. We ate outside for dinner most nights enjoying the beautiful views of the mountains. The large inside dining area was also really good and the big kitchen very well equipped. The pool was always cool and on really hot days, we were able to enjoy the shade provided by the olive trees. Though there is no WiFi/Internet, we were able to easily use the free WiFi in the local cafe/bars.
The location is nicely removed from the main tourist areas but you are still only about 45 minutes from Granada and the coast. Orgiva itself is easily accessible with loads of lovely bars and cafes with friendly and very helpful staff. The surrounding villages are also really worth a visit.
We really had a wonderful holiday and would happily go back if we had the chance.
20 Jun 2012
Fantastic Place to stay. Can't recommend it enough. My sister booked the house and it proved to be a great traditional spanish house with it's own pool. The local town of Orgiva is very nice and your only about 25 mins drive from the sea and about an hours drive from Granada.
The living space is very good as there is a large kitchen and a very large living room great for the large party of 8 that we had there. The bedrooms are also good and the beds were comfortable.
The owner Graham met us on the first day and gave us a guided tour of the house and recommended local shops and restaurants and this proved invaluable during the stay. There was also a gas barbie which we used almost every day and at the time we went there were no mosquitos which was also good.
I would recommend for a family, or large group of friends.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. You were all model guests and left the Farhmouse spotless and you were also great in keeping the pool looking wonderful, many thanks. G&F
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 9|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|14 Jul 12||8 Sep 12||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Sep 12||26 Oct 12||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||20 Apr 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Summer||20 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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.Enquire now
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