Cortijo in Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia

Renovated Cortijo (Rustic Farmhouse) With Swimming Pool

Peaceful Location, But Only 5 Minutes Walk Into Town

Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    From:
    £490 - £540WEEKLY
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    • Property type:Cottage
    • Sleeps:6 (3 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:2
    • Pool
    • Internet access
    • Pets accepted

    Location:

    Property description

    The cortijo (rustic farmhouse) is superbly situated in a tranquil location on the edge of Orgiva town, but is convenient for all amenities (shops, bars, restaurants, banks etc). It is simply furnished but fully equipped, and has 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 and 2 bathrooms. Relax outside in the extensive 2 acre garden with olives, oranges, lemons, figs, almonds and vines, with spectacular views of the mountain ranges, Sierra Nevada and Lugar. There is a terrace with table, chairs and sunloungers, a stone-built barbecue, and the tiled 7m x 3m swimming pool. The English and Spanish speaking owner lives close by and is on hand to deal with any queries and advice. Free WIFI internet access.

    Accommodation description

    Bedrooms:
    Bedroom 1: double bed, bedside cupboard and hanging space.
    Bedroom 2: 2 single beds, bedside cupboard and wardrobe.
    Bedroom 3: single bed and folding bed and wardrobe.

    Bathrooms:
    Two bathrooms with power shower enclosed in shower cubicle, wc, basin and washing machine.

    Kitchen:
    Kitchen with gas cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, gas water heater and new granite work surfaces.

    Living Rooms:
    Lounge/dining room with sofa, easy chair, dining table and 6 chairs, radio/CD/cassette player, TV with DVD player. Wood burning stove for colder months. Free WIFI internet access.

    Other:
    Iron and ironing board.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Towels and linen provided, which will be changed weekly on request.

    Amenities/Facilities:
    Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.

    Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.

    Central Heating, Cot, Internet Access, Room Fans, Satellite, TV.

    Location Type:
    Mountain, Village.

    Outside
    Shaded terrace with table, chairs, barbecue, and loungers, overlooking the 2 acre garden with olives, oranges, lemons, figs and vines, and fantastic views to mountains. The 7m x 3m swimming pool is mosaic tiled with a shaded terrace next to it.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Shutters to all windows. Fans supplied to keep things cool in the summer. In addition to the wood burning stove in the living room, portable heaters are available to supplement heating in the bedrooms, if required. Wood/kindling for stove supplied. Pets considered - please ask the owner. Free WIFI internet access.

    Rates

    Prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    1 September 2014 - 30 June 2015 £ 490.00 3
    1 July 2015 - 31 August 2015 £ 540.00 3
    1 September 2015 - 30 June 2016 £ 490.00 3

    Notes on prices
    Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds, price in Euros using current exchange rate. Long term lettings - price on application. Cost for more or less than one week calculated out at pro rata.

    Changeover day
    Thursday is the preferred changeover day, in order to avoid expensive Saturday flights. Also it may be possible to be flexible.

    Booking notes
    Deposit is £100 per week, with the balance payable 4 weeks before arrival, payable by bank transfer, bank details available on request.

    Location

    Cortijo in Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia

    About the area

    Coast/Beach
    The Costa Tropical and the tasteful resort Salobreña are about 30/35 minutes drive (30km).

    Skiing
    Downhill skiing in the Sierra Nevada, Europe's southern most ski resort (approximately 1 hours drive away).

    Special Interest Holidays
    We can arrange various activities for clients, such as biking, hiking, pony trekking, paragliding, health therapies and day trips to local highlights such as the Alhambra in Granada, beach, mountain villages and ski resorts.

    How to get there
    Malaga airport is about 1 hours 30 mins drive (120km).
    Car hire is recommended. Alternatively we can arrange airport transfer.

    Distances
    Granada with the Alhambra Palace is 40km away.
    Sierra Nevada ski station 50km away.

    Further Details
    The cortijo is in an area known as Rio Chico to the north side of Orgiva town, it is idealy situated, next to the river within a large 2 acre garden in a tranquil location, with ample car parking, but conveniantly within walking distance (200m, 5 minutes) of the town. Orgiva is known as the capital of the Alpujarras, and is a bustling market town. It is idealy situated for both the mountains and the coast. There are various bars, restaurants and shops, including petrol stations, post office, internet cafe, banks (with cash machines), and a lively market on Thursdays. The Alpujarras occupies the South facing slopes of the Sierra Nevada, and offers an outstanding combination of climate (325 days sunshine per year) and scenery. Where else is it possible to see oranges, lemons and figs with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains?
    The English speaking owner will give you a warm welcome and can advise on activities, local information and places of interest. We can arrange numerous activities for clients, such as guided mountain-biking, hiking, pony-trekking, paragliding, health therapies and day trips to local highlights such as the Alhambra in Granada.
    A welcome pack of information and basic food items is povided to guests on request.
    Free WIFI internet access.

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    Guest comments

    'Great place, super ambience, we´ll be back' -Derek & Anthea Telling, Bristol

    'A lovely place to stay' - Carolyn Inglis, Carmarthenshire

    'Thanks for our holiday, everything about it surpassed our expectations' - Rev. Al Hodge, Skipton, North Yorks

    About the Owner

    Hello, I am David Isaacs, I took voluntary redundancy from British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) at Sellafield, near Whitehaven, West Cumbria, UK in November 1999 and moved to Orgiva of the Las Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Andalucia Spain, where we renovated the farmhouse. We have took a pride in the renovation, which we have attempted to do tastefully with the comfort of residents in mind.

    Year property purchased: 1999

    Why this location?

    Orgiva, our town of the Las Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Andalucia Spain, was obvious to us a unique location, in that it is convenient for vastly varying locations, for example only 20km from the beach, Salobreña, only 20 minutes from the spectacular mountain villages such as Capileira, Bubion, Pampineira and Trevelez etc, 50 minutes from the historical city of Granada with the Alhambra Palace and Cathedral etc and 75 minutes from the Sierra Nevada Ski resort. Also Orgiva (just 200 metres from the cortijo) itself is an unspoilt typically Spanish town with an array of interesting bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, weekly market, children's play area, cinema etc and all facilities, banks, IT cafe etc.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    "El Olivo" is quite unique in that it is situated in a tranquil location with a large garden and swimming pool, on the edge of Orgiva town, but is convenient for all amenities (shops, bars, restaurants, banks etc), the best of both worlds, ie peace and tranquility and access to all facilities. The cortijo has been renovated with the comfort of residents in mind, for example a special insulated roof was installed, which means it is 5 to 6 C cooler in the hot summer months, than a house with a traditional roof, the swimming pool is mosaic tiled with a state of the art water treatment system, there is a 2 acre garden with olive and fruit trees where you can loose yourself and seek solitude if you wish.

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    Languages spoken: English, Spanish.


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