Cortijo Opazo – Home 229280 Farmhouse
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- min stay varies
Cortijo Opazo – Home 229280
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 2
- min stay varies
Farmhouse / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Nearest beach 60 km
- Ask owner if suitable for children
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
Description from owner
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. La Corona (se our other listing for El Lujar) is well appointed accommodation in a rustic style with plenty of light and fantastic views across the valley. It comprises of a large open plan sitting room/kitchen/diner with a separate bathroom and double bedroom. Under floor heating throughout the accommodation. Living area is well furnished, wood burning stove for additional cosiness, and a selection of books and games to enjoy. Dining area has seating for 4. Kitchen is fully equipped with modern fitted units, fridge, full-sized electric oven, and a four ring ceramic hob with extractor fan. A good choice of china and kitchen ware is provided. Bathroom has a sink, toilet, and walk-in 'BodySpa' power shower. Double bedroom with a wardrobe, further hanging space, and two shuttered windows that look out to fabulous views of the mountains. Outside there's a large shady veranda facing south, a sun terrace and a fabulous garden, all looking across the valley below. Tables, chairs, loungers etc. are available.
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Mountain Views
- Shared garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Staffed property
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.
About the owner
- Calendar updated:
- 01 Oct 2019
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
This Farmhouse has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 May 2012. Located in Province of Granada, it has 68 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £377 to £434.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 01 Oct 2019.
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– based on 68 reviews
- Very Good
“Beautiful views Comfortable accommodation Charming hosts”
We stayed for 6 days in Cortijo Opazo [La Corona] and 5 days in Opazo Beach. Both apartments were fantastic: very thoughtfully designed and equipped, even down to the kitchen knives being sharp! Although the nights were cold in the mountains, we were warm with the underfloor heating and the woodburner in La Coruna. We really appreciated the walking guides which were easy to follow and accurate and took us through stunning scenery. Robert and William were unfailingly helpful. We will definitely be returning.
Owner's reply: Thank you for you kind comments, we look forward to seeing you here again.
“A lovely break in beautiful surroundings”
We spent a lovely long weekend at Cortijo Opazo. Robert and William were perfect hosts and our apartment had everything we needed, was spotless, warm and comfortable. The surrounding countryside is amazing, truly unspoilt and a real delight to visit. We will definitely be going back as we only scratched the surface of what there is to do and see, and maybe next time we'll also stay at Opazo Beach.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you here again for more great walking.
“no view from this apartment, weather cold and raining in November.”
If you are going to the Cortijo Opazo ensure you know which apartment you are going in as one has a view from a covered terrace and the other has no view and is much smaller. When its cold and raining there is nothing to see and you cant sit out to see anything as there is nothing to see! The larger apartment at least has a covered terrace that you can sit under if you want to look at the view( when we went the clouds were all around us for most of the time and there was no view most of the time anyway but when there could have been we couldn't see it from the apartment. The owners we nice however we were placed in the wrong apartment the first night and were woken up at 10am the day after we to move out to the other - which was smaller and had no views. We were given a bottle of wine for the inconvenience but it was not a nice experience. We wont be going back. Sorry. .
Owner's reply: We are very sorry that the weather spoilt your enjoyment of a holiday in the Alpujarras but are pleased that you found the accommodation comfortable. On our website we try our best to give month by month guidance as to what conditions may expected. Cortijo Opazo is, after all, in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada and not on the Costa del Sol where the expectation is often one of constant sunshine. We try to help you anticipate the weather by sending you a link in advance to a local forecast website which guests can consult on a daily basis whilst staying here via the freely available wi-fi. November is our ‘low’ season and this is reflected in the cheaper price. At least with the under floor central heating and supply of logs for the stove you weren’t cold, and we hope that the selection of reading books, games and DVDs helped you pass the time until the sun returned. We certainly remember how you expressed your enjoyment of the home cooked meal we served for you in the accommodation on the night of your arrival. Your advice is good, guests need to check very carefully from the information on our own website that they are booking the accommodation and location that is right for them, especially if booking via an agency - the website link is given on all correspondence. As for what you can see from El Lujar, this remains as described on the website, views into the garden and beyond towards the hillside and village of Pitres . We are sorry if low cloud prevented you from appreciating this, but we are situated at a height of 1250 metres above sea level. Regarding the mistake with your accommodation on the first night, we remember this well, it was our fault, it was the first time anything like this had ever happened and we were concerned to make things right for you both. The confusion happened when you arrived two hours before the 4.00pm arrival time and instead of asking you to come back later we welcomed you with an offer of a complimentary glass of wine and showed you into what turned out to be the wrong letting, La Corona. If guests request an early arrival in advance we do our best to accommodate, but on this occasion we were thrown into confusion. The mistake was ours and we did what we could to rectify it. The next day, when we realised what had happened, we felt duty bound to change your lodgings - both according to your choice and the choice of the other guests who were due to arrive that day. Late in morning we knocked on your door to ask if you wouldn’t mind moving and your husband assured us that it wasn’t a problem, that you would willingly swap apartments since you too had realised the error. We felt that the situation was resolved and gave you a bottle of wine to thank you for your understanding, not as compensation. We continued to enquire during your stay as to whether everything was OK - as we do with all our guests. Had we known you still felt aggrieved we would have done whatever we could to rectify the matter in preference to simply reading about it in a review posted five months later. Like all successful businesses we take the satisfaction of our guests very seriously and are disappointed we did not have the opportunity at the time to ensure that you left Cortijo Opazo thoroughly enchanted. We would make every effort to put this matter right if you were to return here one day. Not withstanding, we take your comments on board and we appreciate the time you took to write your review. All of our guests, without exception, should have the best holiday experience possible, and your judgement of ‘poor’ will remain a salutary low point on a business built up over ten years during which we have always strived to be attentive to the wishes of our clients. Robert and William Owners of Cortijo Opazo
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