Two Floor Land House, Peaceful Surroundings, Child Safe Pool, Sauna, Free Internet, Air con.
Great Mountain Views, Large Lushy Organic Garden with Tropical Vegetaton 10 Min Walk to Órgiva
Sleeps 4/Max. 6 (2 Bedrooms)
Enjoy an unforgettable holiday, in this oasis in the heart of the amazing Alpujarras, the fertile southern slopes of the snow capped Sierra Nevada, a remote, rural area with stunning views of the mountains and a mild Mediterranean climate from the nearby coast. This villa has been built in traditional andalucian-arabic style, full of character, comfortable, fully equipped and children are warmly welcomed. The property and the location have a lot to offer to families and those with a spirit for adventure as well as to those seeking rest and relaxation. The peace of the countryside can be enjoyed in the large garden, while reading under the shade of an olive tree beside the safe pool, playing with the kits or spending an evening at the barbeque. You can go on walks directly from the land, take day trips to the nearby tropical coast or up to the whitewashed, winding mountain villages. It is 34 miles to Granada, one of the most beautiful and lively historic cultural cities in the world.
1 double and 1 twin bedroom, both with its own bathroom, one with a large sun terrace. Cots and high chairs are available for free on request. The beds (mattress, eiderdowns and blankets) are completely new and of European standard in size and quality.
1 Bathroom and 1 Shower room, both with terracotta floor tiles and Arabic bathroom tiles. In the bath rooms are hair dryer and hand wash gel.
Built-in rustic, full equipped Kitchen with granite work surfaces, 4 burner stove, fridge, freezer, washing machine, micro-wave/grill, dinning table for 6, coffee machine, toaster, and basic pantry with essentials (herbs, spices, oil, sugar, coffee, etc)
We provide free high chairs and cots and a basic pantry with essentials (herbs, spices, vinegar, oil, sugar, honey, coffee, tea, cocoa, tuna, wash powder, etc).
Living room with double sofa bed, rocking chair, open fireplace, library, table games, tourist information, satellite TV, Spanish TV, DVD, CD, radio, powerful air condition and heating and a free 24hr 6Mb Internet connection.
Large child save pool beside the house (4m x 9m + shallow part for small children) sauna, water slide, a play ground and a giant swing. Lush, sub tropical garden, 2 terraces (1 covered by a roof and grapevine), barbecue, deck chairs and garden furniture.
End cleaning is 45 € and bed linen/towels fee is 40 € (complete quality bed linen set, bed rugs, big and small bath towels, pool towels, set soap and toilet paper, kitchen towels, new sponge, dish cloth and a 'Welcome-food pack' for a first snack , etc.).
Barbecue, Private Pool, Shared Pool, Parking, Garden.
Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Washing Machine.
Air Conditioning, Central Heating, Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Room Fans, Satellite, TV.
Mountain, Near ocean.
Car can be parked right beside the house. It is 10 minutes to walk over a country walk from the property to the village.
In case this property is already booked during the period you are interested to stay, please visit also our other holiday property Cortijo el Potro, property ref. num. S5008.
The market town Orgiva is a lively Andalusian village, picturesque situated in a large valley in the south of Granada, right between the rugged and snow covert mountains and the Costa Tropical, surrounded by wild, green and well-balanced countryside, rivers and thousands of years old olive and productive orange groves. Alongside its numerous street cafes, bars, small shops, the weekly market and the indoor market, Orgiva also offers supermarkets, health shops, banks, a post office and an emergency medical centre. It´s 10 minutes walking to Órgiva and only 18 miles to the Costa Tropical, where you still can find a beautiful and peaceful beaches and bays where will be only a fish restaurant right beside the water. In the mountains are many hiking trails passing by high peaks, sleepy villages, rivers, asequias and lagoons. Our property is an organic farm producing its own olive oil and almost all over the year our guests can find rip fruits ready to be taken right from the trees.
Important notes on accommodation
Cortijo el Potro is characterised by its generously sized interior, its large sitting room and two bathrooms, as well as its proximity to the village and warm welcome towards children. At the large swimming pool beside the house with a shallow area for toddlers, there's a water slide, a playground and a giant swing. We are happy to offer our guests to prepare a wonderful Finnish wood sauna (Oct-May). For this reason, the pool is open all over the year. 50m away we live in the main house of the land, separated and view protected by lush vegetation. From July to mid September we rent out this house as well and the pool will be shared between the guest of both houses. From the house you have a wonderful wide view over the village and the valley. The well done building guarantees comfortable winter nights and a pleasurable siesta on a hot summer afternoon. We want you to have the most interesting and amazing holiday ever and to enjoy an specially stress free and relaxing stay with us.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|13 September 2014 - 7 November 2014||€ 680.00||5|
|8 November 2014 - 19 December 2014||€ 580.00||2|
|20 December 2014 - 2 January 2015||€ 680.00||5|
|3 January 2015 - 27 March 2015||€ 580.00||2|
|28 March 2015 - 10 April 2015||€ 780.00||5|
|11 April 2015 - 22 May 2015||€ 680.00||5|
|23 May 2015 - 5 June 2015||€ 780.00||5|
|6 June 2015 - 26 June 2015||€ 680.00||5|
|27 June 2015 - 10 July 2015||€ 780.00||5|
|11 July 2015 - 28 August 2015||€ 980.00||7|
|29 August 2015 - 11 September 2015||€ 780.00||5|
|12 September 2015 - 6 November 2015||€ 680.00||5|
|7 November 2015 - 18 December 2015||€ 580.00||2|
|19 December 2015 - 8 January 2016||€ 680.00||5|
Notes on prices
These rates are for the whole property and all bills for 4 people incl. wifi, gas, electricity, basic pantry with essentials and fire wood. Only the end cleaning fee of 45 € for our cleaning staff and the complete laundry charge of 40 € (whole bed linen sets, rugs, big and small bath towels, pool towels, soap and toilet paper, kitchen towels, sponge, dish cloth and a 'Welcome-food pack' for a first snack) is charged once locally on arrival, as one unique cost, independent of the length of stay.
During high season the minimum rental period is 1 week and changeover day is Saturday, but exceptions will be made out of the high seasons and on last minutes bookings. Please, ask for our last minute discounts and for our long let rates (min. 8 weeks).
We replay to any inquiry, even if the house is booked already. If once we do not get in contact with you, the error is probably any kind of a technical problem or there is something wrong with the e-mail address you have given us. For this reason we recommend filling out the inquiry form as completely as possible. In case you could just give us a call and we call you back immediately. Once our guests are in Órgiva, we collect them in town an guide them personaly to the property.
Villa in Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia, Spain
About the area
It will be a pleasure to us to offer all our experience we could gather in the 20 years we are living in the area to give you any kind of practical tips and advises about what-when-where-how to do, like it could be nice spins, beaches, restaurants, culture events, tickets booking, etc .
We really want to give you the chance to dive in to the authentic Andalusia. We also can arrange flamenco lessons in the house, horse-or alpine trekking in the area and ski excursions to the ski resorts.
The next golf courses are 18 miles away, in Motril, nearby the coast.
Experience a completely different skiing holiday in southern Spain! Depending on your mood and the weather conditions, you can go or skiing in the Sierra Nevada, lap up the sunshine under a palm tree at a street cafe on the Costa Tropical or enjoy a tour of the world famous Alhambra Palace in the fascinating and light-hearted student city of Granada. Sierra Nevada (50 miles from the house) is the most modern ski resort in Spain and has more sunny days than any other ski resort in Europe. A high certainty of snow, enjoying 90 km long, wide ski runs on altitudes between 3400m and 2000m, low prices and a really friendly environment make Sierra Nevada an ideal winter holiday destination. While back at your cosy holiday home there is a welcoming open fire and if you wish a Finnish wood sauna, which we will be happy to prepare both for you by prior arrangement. There are a hot line and a website which give information about the weather and snow conditions at the ski resort every morning.
Special Interest Holidays
Our tips for your best choice of season: The ski resorts are working from December to April. January we do the olive harvest; in February starts the spring time with a wonderful almond blossom all over the area; in March Órgiva is celebrating its patron saint; Easter offers every where the spectacular processions; the famous and historically significant and revered orange blossom (El Azahar) smells during the month of April; May and June is the best time for trekking tours and Granada is celebrating the Feria with Flamenco and Bull Fights; July, August vibrates the authentic Spanish way of life, people have Siestas and are enjoying long and mild summer nights, in this time are the most Fiestas in the villages; September is perfect for having a empty beach and very warm water; October Órgiva celebrates its harvest festival; November Granada offers a big Jazz Festival; December starts the ski season again and the bars in the area are lighting the fire places and roasting chestnuts.
How to get there
Due to their location in the even in the summer evergreen Alpujarras, between the sunny tropical coast and the high mountains of Granada, our holiday cottage is the ideal place to get to know Andalucia intimately, away from the tourist hustle and bustle. It is an ideal starting point to do any kind of walks and excursions. Straight from the house you can enjoy wonderful walks through the valley, up to the hills or down to the village of Órgiva.
By car you get to the high part of the 'Las Alpujarras' with its white and picturesque mountain villages, the vine yard area "La Cotraviesa" or to the peaks of Sierra Nevada, up to 3484m high and full of rare animals, wild rivers and untouched lagoons, resting in peace. In 25 mins you get to the coast and in 40 mins to Granada. Trips can be taken to cities like Cordoba, Ronda or Seville, or National Parks like 'Sierra de Grazalema', 'Sierra de Cazorla', 'Cabo de Gato' etc. We provide car hire.
The time of the Moors and Arab rule lasted almost 900 years and left more of an impression on The Alpujarras than on any other region of Spain. The legacy of Arabic art and culture can still be seen in the style of building, the intricate irrigation system, and the local crafts, music and art. From the Arabs came recepies, which creatively combine meat or fish with fruit and herbs. They brought figs, pomegranates, citrus fruit, olives and melons with them and these sun loving fruits are still flourishing in The Alpujarras today, alongside strawberries, prickly pears, peaches, cherries, apples, pears, quince, walnuts, chestnuts and almonds. On the property are about 30 different arts of fruit trees, and the whole year one can pick fresh fruits right from the tree, ripe oranges even from October until June! The flowering time starts February with the almond flower, the famous and historically significant and revered orange tree flower (El Azahar) spends its pleasant and enchantering scent during the whole April.
Alpujarran cuisine doesn't boast any refinements, it's more about the earthy real tastes of the ingredients - and thanks to the variety of altitudes and climate zones here there's an abundance of foods on offer: air dried mountain ham, all types of sausages and cheese, meat, fish and vegetables, potatoes and eggs prepared in various ways, fruit, swell as every possible variation on olives. Many of these fine ingredients lend their charm to all sorts of "Tapas", delicious nibbles whose home is Andalucia; accompanied by a glass of Fino (sherry), the world famous wine from the sunshine land of the Spanish south.
Other activities you can practice in the area: Fishing, swimming, mountain climbing, paragliding, golf, mountain biking, horse riding, skiing, surfing, diving, tennis, walking, snowboarding, kite-surfing, dog-sledding, white-water rafting, canoeing.
House swap is considered. The property is a certificated organic farm and a lawful tourist villa which is registered and controlled by the Spanish tourist authority and carries out all kind of demands of security, hygiene and quality.
Reviewed by: Machteld, Sweden
Reviewed: 13 November 2013
Date of stay: November 2013
"wonderful summer week in November"
We spent a week in November with 4 adults and a baby at the Cortijo el Potro, and we felt we had landed in a piece of paradise. The house is very suitable for a group with diverse needs, such as is the case when traveling with a small child, parents and grant parents, because there are so many options for entertainment right near the house. We could enjoy hikes in the direct environment, walk to town for a bite to eat, visit the mountain villages a short drive away from the house. Also, just hanging out at the house in the garden with all the fruit trees and wonderful mountain views was great. Even though it was November, the weather was wonderful, and we enjoyed the swimming pool a number of times. Highly recommended!
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers and families with young children
'Thank you so much. The care and attention to detail you gave to the cortijo has made our stay very comfortable. We have really enjoyed this little slice of Eden and hope to visit you again. Sean Ralph London
‘Dear Oliver, you really should try to get better photographs because the ones you have are definitely not able to show all the beauty of the property. In reality it is much more beautiful than we expected.’ Dani Griffin London
"Courtney and Sophie aged five have had a marvellous week playing with the dogs and swimming in the pool. The aged parents came stressed out and leave at peace with the world, having enjoyed the quiet, the birdsong and the church bells. A wonderful time was had by all-We’ll be back!' Helen Chris Derbyshire.
We spent a brilliant week in this paradise. It is situated in the midst of orange and olive trees and has magnificent views of the mountains. It was such a relaxing place. The house was very well equipped, everything thought of. Sandra & Brian
Just a wonderful place to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. The hosts are friendly and welcoming, the village is 10 minutes walk, and the house, pool, garden and view for me (and my 4yr old son) are perfect. We rebooked for this year as soon as we could.
Oliver was a very gracious host. We felt welcome and were very pleased with our accommodations. The house was so warm and cozy, and plenty prepared for the winter. The weather was sunny and comfortable in the day, fresh in the night. The countryside was lush with citrus and olive trees covering the landscape. It was a beautiful, relaxing vacation. When we visit Spain again, we will stay here.
This vacation home is amazing! My wife, I and our 9 year daughter stayed here and had a wonderfully relaxing time sitting by the pool, eating in, going out for dinner. The view of the mountains from the house is great and there are a number of places to sit - right outside the house, the second floor veranda - and enjoy your morning coffee or in the evening several cold beers or a glass of wine. Oliver is a great host and had many suggestions. You're close to the ocean and and a number of other great sights including the Alhambra. I totally recommend this home. Jul 2014
This cortijo was such a relaxing place to stay.
The swimming pool was absolutely perfect for our 2 year old son with lovely wide steps going into it and a shallow section which he could happily paddle about in without us having to constantly keep hold of him. There is also a nice garden area which allowed for games of football and a tyre swing. The owner, Oliver, also very kindly provided our son with a little pedal bike whilst we were there. The location is also wonderful. Again, the views are just spectacular. Granada is a beautiful city and fantastic for tapas. We also had trips to the beach - not many locations can offer you beach, mountain and city all within close proximity and in such a picturesque setting.
About the Owner
I dropped into the Alpujarras by accident being on a journey all over Spain. This was happening in the mid 80's and it was at the same time as the famous book writer Chris Stewart was arriving at the area. Years later he published his bestseller "Driving over lemons" where he tells all these funny stories and amazing experiences he had to go across and in fact, I was discovering the same kind of an authentic unspoiled paradise as he did. Obviously the south of Granada was in these days a bit different to what it is now. The area was very poor, no cars but lots of donkeys, TV was just coming in and people actually "lived" in the bars. There was no VAT tax yet and no highway hundreds of miles around. Granada was a day journey away and northern Europe a different planet. But it was heaven.
Year property purchased: 1997
Why this location?
I'm living in this area now for over 25 years, my children where born and grown up here and I'm loving it every day even more. It’s a perfect place for a happy childhood, a perfect place to touch nature, to explore, to exercise, to relax, to enjoy, being happy. It's the Garden Eden, it's paradise!
What are the unique benefits of the property?
One of the worth mentioning points of this property is that it is only on walking distance to town (10min by foot, 2min by car) but away from any hustle, noise, road, etc. surrounded by lush and wild nature with stunning view, offering the best calm and peace. As well we are happy to mention the good equipment, the quality in kitchen, mattresses, insulation, to resume; all these little details which can make all the differences and makes your stay with us a really relaxing one in any sentence. To make it easy for you to dive in to the authentic Andalucía without any unpleasant surprises regarding exploring area, cuisine and other attractions, we have compiled a complete information booklet incl. maps, that is available to our guests and offers any suggestion about what, where when and ho
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