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Farmhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains of southern Spain, Cortijo Opazo offers a perfect holiday destination if you are looking for beautiful scenery, relaxing surroundings and an area that is rich in cultural history. The region is known as 'Las Alpujarras' and is an enchanting part of Spain. Treasured by the Moors as a paradise location this mountainous area is situated between the summits of the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean coast of the Costa del Sol. As a holiday destination it is ideal for walking, cycling, riding, photography, painting and the appreciation of flowers and wildlife; but most of all for just unwinding and taking time out. It is within easy striking distance of the historical city of Granada with its fabulous Alhambra Palace, yet is close enough to the coast to enjoy a well deserved day lounging on the beach. During the winter and spring you can even go skiing on the high slopes of the Sierra Nevada - less than two hours by car.
Mulhacen is the highest peak in the area (and in mainland Spain) at a little under 3,500 metres. Cortijo Opazo is situated at 1,250 metres in the high Alpujarras and enjoys an excellent climate. The conditions of Andalucia in southern Spain ensure that there is plenty of sun during the winter months when the weather is usually warm enough for t-shirts and light clothing during the day. The summer months are hot but the altitude means that when evening comes there is always a delightful stream of cool air flowing down the valley from the high Sierras, a type of natural air conditioning.
Formerly a working farmhouse, Cortijo Opazo can be found in the countryside near the villages of Pitres, Portugos and the area of La Taha, about 25kms from the town of Orgiva. It is surrounded by ancient terraces used today by shepherds and market gardeners. The cortijo has been renovated to provide holiday accommodation in two delightful lodgings, La Corona and El Lujar, named after the two mountain summits that the house faces. These apartments can be rented out on a self catering basis, or as part of a fully catered, all inclusive walking holiday. Meals can also be cooked for you on an occasional basis.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Salobreña 60 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 150 km, Nearest railway: Granada 90 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Equipped to a high standard of comfort with everything you'd expect to find in a home kitchen. Under floor heating and wood burning stoves provide winter warmth. Free walking guides available on arrival.
|Further details outdoors|
At Cortijo Opazo there is a large and exceptional garden full of fragrant flowers and shade providing trees. Garden furniture has been arranged in various parts of the garden so you can be sure to find your favourite spot tor your stay. All around there are views of the mountains and the river valleys below. On a clear day you can even see the sea!
Public swimming pool within a short walk, plus many opportunities for natural bathing in mountain streams and waterfalls
Pets are welcome but we do charge a damage deposit - please enquire
The Andalucia region
Andalucia conjurs up the exotic side of Spain, steep mountains, groves of oranges and olives, flamenco music and the Mediterranean sea, safroned with a cuisine that blends the best of Eurpoean and Afican cooking. Of all the provinces, Granada is the most evocative, with its beautiful city, splendid Alhambra palace, the towering Sierra Nevada mountains with their year round snowy caps and the coastline line of the Costa Tropical.
The Alpujarras is a wonderful place for a holiday and for relaxing generally. It is ideal for walking and offers a vast range of options from challenging high level snow line walks to casual meanderings around the valley. Wherever you go you are accompanied by the sound of water, either from the racing Rio Trevelez and Rio Poqueira, or from the innumerable irrigation channels delivering water to the cultivated land. It is a unique area, treasured by the Moors until they were expelled by the Christians in the 15th century, and still shows many signs of their occupation. Most notably the style of Berber architecture, little white box houses with flat grey roofs supported by sturdy chestnut timbers.
Many people choose to use this area as a base for visiting the city of Granada and the magical Alhambra palace, or for day trips to the coast, but many more are content simply to relax and unwind, enjoying one of the most tranquil holiday spots in Europe. Every season has something special to offer in an area famed for its array of wild flora and fauna. Other activities you can pursue here include painting, horse riding, paragliding, canyoning, guided walks, cycling, sitting, thinking and mellowing. There are a variety of restaurants around including two vegetarian establishments. There are local produce markets, bakeries, a travelling greengrocery van and a fish van to meet all needs. Once you are here, there's no need to leave.
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14 Dec 2014
"El paraíso Alpujarreño"
Celebramos el 50 aniversario de mi mujer en el Cortijo Opazo, donde pasamos 9 noches inolvidables en Diciembre 2014. El apartamento está perfectamente equipado para cocinar, y muy bien acondicionado … More
Gracias por dejar tu opinion, y esperamos que os vemos aquí pronto para que podáis disfrutar de una temporada nueva y distinta en las Alpujarras.
17 Nov 2014
My sister and I stayed 4 nights at Cortijo Opazo. We loved the place and gardens. William and Robert were very helpful and provided excellent walking guides and information about the area plus very ac… More
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cortijo Opazo and we were only too happy to cook for you. We advertise El Lujar as being suitable for a couple, but had we known in advance we could have organised two single beds rather than one double - this is a request that we often fulfil. Just let us know if you plan to return and we will arrange it for you.
16 Oct 2014
"Excellent accommodation in the heart of a great walking area!"
We have just spent two wonderful weeks staying at Cortijo Opazo where we enjoyed great walking, comfortable and quiet accomodation and some really good local restaurants. There is nothing about this h… More
Thank you for taking time to write a review about your stay at Cortijo Opazo. We are pleased to read how much you enjoyed the area and the accommodation itself.
23 Sep 2014
Lovely property, fantastic location, very quiet and peaceful.Excellent hosts.A beautiful area with fascinating little villages, great walks, wonderful scenery, although you would need to be fit to do … More
Thank you for leaving your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed our authentic little corner of Spain and that the charm of the Alpujarras worked its magic on you.
18 Sep 2014
"The ultimate glamping experience"
We had a fantastic week staying in the yurt at Cortijo Opazo - it was a truly romantic setting, with all our needs catered for. Beautiful gardens, spectacular views, considerate hosts and gorgeous hi… More
We are pleased that you enjoyed your choice of 'Glamping' in our rather special yurt that we have placed in a hidden spot at the end of our garden. It is good that you got so much out of what was a relaxing holiday.
8 Sep 2014
"Oasis of calm"
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful place, with it's wonderful garden and serene surroundings.We were made to feel extremely welcome and the accommodation was excellent. We will definitely … More
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, we look forward to seeing you here again when your travel plans allow.
31 Aug 2014
"Wonderful spot for a restful summer break"
We had a wonderfully relaxing week in the La Corona apartment at Cortijo Opazo. We'd wanted somewhere to just relax and de-stress from busy city life and this was ideal, with many happy hours spe… More
Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased that Cortijo Opazo and the Alpujarras gave you the relaxation you were after.
22 Jun 2014
"The perfect chill-out or walking holiday."
This is the holiday for anyone who wants to relax in a beautiful quiet setting, or who wants to do some stunning walks.This is southern Spain, so the climate is superb, and being in the hills you avoi… More
Thank you for taking the time to post this review, we appreciate your comments and are pleased that you enjoyed the accommodation, the garden and this fabulous area. It was a pleasure to spend time chatting with you both and we look forward to seeing you here again - or in La Herradura at Opazo Beach (opazobeach.com) - soon.
16 Jun 2014
"Excellent information on fabulous walks"
We (and our dog Wilfi) had a very enjoyable stay at Cortijo Opazo with beautiful and varied walks. Robert and William were the perfect hosts, always available to advise when needed. Their walking maps… More
Thank you for your review, we are pleased that our in house walking guides helped you to get the most out of the area. It was a pleasure to meet you and our dogs enjoyed meeting Wilfi too.
4 Jun 2014
"Fabulous walking in the real Spain"
This is a truly a wonderful place to stay for a walking holiday in Spain, we have returned for the 5th time in 9 years and it just gets better, even if the same walks have got steeper! we have alway… More
Thank you for your positive comments, we were happy to cook for you and are pleased that this added to the enjoyment of your walking holiday.
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