A family cottage for fun in the sun
This lovely holiday cottage has plenty of space indoors and out, it's perfect for all the family.
At a glance: bedrooms: 3, sleeping: 8 - 10 || Distance: 2 km from town || Walk to town: 20 minutes
This recently converted “summer house” is surprisingly spacious, sunny and bright!
Adjoining the owners’ house and beautifully flanked by gardens bursting with flowers, shrubs, beautiful mature olive trees, almond trees, ripe fig-trees, orange and the amazing scent of orange blossom, bright, joyful bougainvillea, intoxicating jasmine – The English owners do certainly know how to create a beautiful, lush, welcoming garden – whatever the time of year it will delight you.
From the entrance gate and gravel parking area – walk along the garden path, with a pretty fountain, passed the owners entrance, under the ancient olive tree and up to a pleasant sun terrace – Furnished with table and chairs this is the perfect spot for alfresco meals and socials in general.
Comfy, bright, light and spacious
Here you have everything you need for a relaxing sunny holiday
Glass doors open from the terrace into the open-plan kitchen/living and dining room – A recent addition, this room has been designed to be the hub of the house and has a pleasant communal feel to it. Decorated in light colours, with large casement windows along the exterior wall, the sitting area has a white sofa and chairs, a large TV, the dining area features a large table that comfortably seats eight. A kitchen bar, with two stools, divides the well equipped and cleverly designed kitchen off from the rest of the room – and give extra work surface if needed.
From this room two doors lead off, each leading to a large, L shaped bedroom suite. Each bedroom with one double and two single beds, each with a curtained area for privacy and each with en suite bathrooms.
A relaxing place to just “be”
And ideal for day trips to the beaches of the Costa Tropical, only half an hour's drive away, as are the villages of the Alpujarras. Granada and the Alhambra are an easy 40 minutes drive.
Suite Nº1 has access to the bright sun room with large windows and a glass door to the front of the house and down to the pool
Suite Nº2 has a wood-burning stove for winter nights and French doors onto a large, private back garden, with various patio areas ideal for reading, resting, relaxing, sunbathing or just enjoying the quiet nature all around.
The 3rd bedroom is a smaller double, it is accessed from the sun room and is next door to the house bathroom.
The house throughout is comfortable, cheerful and unfussy. Decorated with a mixture of modern and antique furniture, Moroccan, Spanish, and Northern touches, the overall feel is a warm and inviting place to stay. Ideal for families, groups of friends or anyone wanting to enjoy the best of rural Andalucia.
And the best is yet to comes….
The irresistible, south facing, swimming pool (9m x 4.5m).Set a short distance from the house, down a few wide steps, a lovely sunny terrace complete with loungers, chairs, table and surrounded by lush vegetation offering plenty of shade. Perfect for relaxing in the sun, or in the shade of the generous old olive tree, while enjoying a good book or simply admiring the sweeping views across the valley to the mountains beyond.
This is a very relaxing place to just “be”, but if you do want to venture beyond its boundaries there are many wonderful places to visit – The Mediterranean beaches are just a 30 minutes drive south. The southern slopes of Sierra Nevada, Las Alpujarras, less than 30 minutes away, offering amazing walking, horse riding, mountain biking. Its a nature lovers paradise! Granada, and the Alhambra, is a 40 minute drive away. And, of course, there are lovely walks from just outside your door…..
Layout and Amenities
All on one floor
- Open plan kitchen/living/dining room
- 3 bedrooms:
- 1 triple ( 3 singles) en suite bathroom (shower over bath)
- 1 double + 2 singles en suite bathroom (shower only)
- 1 double
Sun-room with sofa bed
Bathroom (shower only)
DVD / CD Player / Radio
Good selection of books
Central heating in the living room and all bedrooms
Wood burning stove in the triple bedroom
Fans in all bedrooms
Washing machine, iron and board (outside)
All linen is provided including pool towels
Gas hob (4 rings)
Fridge / Freezers
Filtered swimming pool (9 m x 4.5 m, 1.5 m deep)
Sun beds, sun shades
Outdoor dining (seats 8) and garden furniture
Gardens and grounds
The owners live on site, in a private annex next door. They take every care to ensure that guests enjoy total privacy of the pool, grounds and house. If you need them, they are always happy to help.
There is a fenced area to the side of the property where the owners’ pet dogs are kept.
Pets are not allowed
The pool is not fenced
Villa Registration Code: VTAR/GR/00869
Bed linen and towels are changed weekly
Rentals at this property run from Saturday to Saturday in high season
|2020 Season Dates||Price
per 2 weeks
|4th January to 28th February||N / A||N / A|
|29th February to 3rd April||1,450 €||2,900 €|
|4th April to 17th April||1,640 €||3,280 €|
|18th April to 29th May||1,530 €||3,060 €|
|30th May to 19th June||1,610 €||3,220 €|
|20th June to 26th June||1,700 €||3,400 €|
|27th June to 17th July||1,640 €||3,280 €|
|18th July to 4th September||1,820 €||3,640 €|
|5th September to 2nd October||1,640 €||3,280 €|
|3rd October to 23rd October||1,530 €||3,060 €|
|24th October to 30th October||1,700 €||3,400 €|
|31st October to 16th December||N / A||N / A|
|17th December to 5th January 2021||1,820 €||3,640 €|
|Security Deposit:||€250 (Held against your card during your booking)|
|2021 Season Dates||Price
per 2 weeks
|Prices pending||— €||— €|
|Security Deposit:||€250 (Held against your card during your booking)|
Additional Price Details
- Out of High season arrival day can be flexible.
- Unavailable January, February, November and December (except Christmas)
Where is this villa?
Location (time estimates are for driving unless otherwise stated)
The property is in open countryside in Las Alpujarras (Granada province). Órgiva is the nearest town where you’ll find most facilities (5 mins, 20 mins’ walk along quiet tarmac road).
Granada city 50 mins.
Beaches: Salobreña 35 mins; Almuñecar 50 mins; Nerja 1 hr.
White villages of the Alpujarras: Pampaneira 25 mins; Bubión 25 mins; Capileira 30 mins.
Sierra Nevada ski resort 1 h 15 mins.
Malaga 1 h 30 mins; Córdoba 3 h; Ronda 3 h; Sevilla 3 h 30 mins.
Granada (GRX) 1 hr; Málaga (AGP) 1 h 30 mins; Almeria (LEI) 1 hr 40 mins; Sevilla (SVQ) 3h 30 mins.
What do guests say about this villa?
Federico (Aug 2019)
The house with its flowered garden has a lot of charm. Located outside the town of Orgiva at 2 kms, the environment is ideal for resting and recharging batteries. Even if the owner lives in the adjacent building, she is very discreet. She did some welcome shopping for us and that attention touched us. The location of the house is ideal, it allows access to godd beaches, Granada or hiking in the mountains (Mulhacen) in 35/45 min. We recommend this place except for those who do not like cats: the owner’s cats are not shy!
Jean Phillippe (Jul 2019)
We had good vibes about our stay from the start with our delightful host who gave us, before our holiday, excellent information on the facilities at this wonderful villa including clear and concise instructions on how to reach the cortijo. Much care has been taken by the owner to make our holiday an enjoyable and memorable experience. She greeted us warmly when we arrived and showed us round the villa and beautiful gardens. Waiting for us in the kitchen was a generous welcome pack of food, beers and wine including fruit and milk, snacks and bread. It needs to be mentioned that the kitchen is very well equipped including olive oil, spices, stock cubes and all the little things that make life easier when you’re on holiday! We were a party of 8 including a baby of 8 months and the villa is extremely spacious so we were not on top of each other – exactly the opposite – a really fascinating and interesting property. There are plenty of books and games also. The outside area is very extensive with wonderful gardens and a stunning pool. Plenty of shady areas for those hot days and a patio with plenty of seating and a table for eating meals together. It is in a good location to visit fascinating Granada, the Sierra Nevada, the town of Lanjaron and the white villages and of course the coast. I have taken numerous photos and am looking forward to painting some watercolours! The owner is a very friendly yet discreet host who has put a lot of time and effort into making this a wonderful place to stay. Many thanks.
Lesley (Sep 2018)
We had a good feeling about this place when we booked it. We weren’t disappointed. A couple of weeks before we came we got an email from the owner confirming the travel arrangements and letting us know what the facilities were. On arrival we walked through the cool manicured gardens leading up to the house. She was there to briefly greet us and had prepared a welcome pack so we could have lunch and a swim before heading into town. The house is large and airy, and full of stylish, comfy furniture. It’s well equipped with really good beds, WIFI, large TV with English channels and heaps of hot water. That didn’t really matter to us because we essentially lived outside, on the patio opposite the pool or down by the beautiful pool itself (where there was another hot shower.) We could pick ripe figs and almonds from the trees, and spend evenings watching the geckos stalking their prey! Ours was a break for two families, but this would also be a perfect house for a more sophisticated group of friends to gather, for a birthday or other celebration. It’s huge, so there no danger of people feeling cramped, but so well appointed that it would be a pleasure to gather in the large central main living space in cooler evenings. The house is a short drive to Orgiva where there are plenty of small supermarkets and cafes. It is about 30 minutes to a selection of beaches and other mountain towns and well placed for day trips to Granada or Malaga. If you come to this part of Spain make sure you rent an automatic car for the mountain roads. You won’t regret it.
Five of us spent a delightful week relaxing here in a very hot July. The pool is superb and an old olive tree provides shade if you have done with baking in the sun. The views of the mountains are amazing. A car is essential (with aircon in summer) to reach the place, go shopping for provisions in nearby Orgiva – excellent butchers and bakers as well as two supermarkets – and up into the Alpujarras for some superb walking as well as a day’s visit to the Alhambra in Granada. The owner is very friendly and happy to provide advice and help if needed; she lives in an annex at the side of the property with her cats and dogs. She keeps the property spotless and was there to welcome us when we arrived.
We could not recommend this place any more if we tried! The house is gorgeous, secluded and we LOVED it! We were meant to be a group of people sharing it but due to all sorts of reasons everyone dropped out at the last minute so it ended up just being us two and our two dogs. The owner was very understanding and offered a very good solution to our situation, she is also an excellent host, very helpful with information about the area, what to see and where to go plus she’s very discreet. You hardly notice she’s there to be honest. Unfortunately we had an emergency with one of our dogs, late on a Sunday naturally and if it hadn’t been for the owners and her two volunteers helping out with everything from calling the vet, canine first aid, dog sitting our other young & anxious dog and translating, we would have lost our beloved Labrador. Apparently our visit was the first with dogs and since worst case scenario has now happened, she’s well equipped to deal with ANYTHING you might want to throw at her. The house is absolutely gorgeous and tucked away in a lovely garden between the mountains of the Alpujarras, with stunning views, big airy rooms, well equipped kitchen (much better than other places we have stayed in) and a fabulous partially covered & walled in patio, our dogs were very partial to the patio. It’s big enough that you wouldn’t feel like you are on top of each other even if you are a full house. Right outside the gate to the patio there is a mandarin tree which was full of the loveliest mandarins I have ever eaten. Most mornings I went out and picked a few to share with the doggies for breakfast. Due to our younger dog being quite anxious we didn’t venture out to explore very much but not at any point did we get cabin fever and felt like we had to get out of the house, it really is that lovely and relaxing there.