Jasmin Cottage in Las Barreras, Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, South of Granada

Well Furnished Spacious Detached Stone Cottage, with Mountain Views and Sole use of Pool from £375

Peaceful Location, With fantastic Views From All Rooms, Three Restaurants Within Walking Distance

Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) 1 double and two singles

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    • Property type:Cottage
    • Sleeps:4 (2 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:1
    • Pool
    • Internet access
    • Wheelchair friendly

    Location:

    Property description

    This self-catering holiday cottage in Orgiva is 55 minutes from Granada and Andalucia's most precious monument, the Alhambra Palace, an hour from the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort and 30 minutes from the Mediterranean coast.

    Jasmin Cottage is both spacious and comfortable, it is privately situated within the beautifully landscaped gardens of a large traditional cortijo, has its own private swimming pool and provides an easily accessed base from which to explore Las Alpujarras, while being within easy walking distance of local restaurants. There is secure parking within the property.

    Sleeping four people, the quality two bedroomed self-catering accommodation is an excellent location for walking, golf, horseriding, photography, mountain biking, birdwatching, painting hang gliding, skiing and many other outdoor pursuits. A language school, based in Orgiva, provides an ideal opportunity to learn Spanish, otherwise, find a romantic corner, relax and soak up the Spanish way of life in a perfect setting.

    If required extra accommodation for four more people can be found in the cortijo: one double bedded room with bathroom, TV and tea/coffee making facilties and a twin bedded room with its own lounge and ensuite bathroom, TV and tea/coffee making facilities, making accommodation for eight in all. Both bedrooms have their own individual entrances. The swimming pool is used solely by the occupants of the cottage.

    The 1500m2 of delightfully landscaped gardens mark out Buenavista as a special place. Stunning views of the Sierra Nevada can be enjoyed while walking through the shade of the arbor filled with exotic perfumed plants. Secluded terraces, balconies and a variety of palm trees provide shaded areas from which to view the flowering plants and experience total relaxation! Comfortable sunloungers are provided for use on the lawns or the paved area surrounding the attractively tiled swimming pool, but if you really need to be in touch with home or work a wi-fi connection is available. In the evening make use of the bbq and cook yourself some steaks, or fish, while downing a glass of vino, watching the mountains change from salmon pink to a deep purple as the sun goes down. Otherwise explore some of the good restaurants Orgiva has to offer. However, there are three bars - one just 400 yards down the road, along with two delightfully ethnic and very Spanish local bars serving freshly cooked local produce. Alternatively you can order an assortment of dishes from the menu provided. These meals will be brought to Jasmin Cottage at the time you request.

    Orgiva is a busy, very Spanish, market town with good restaurants; supermarkets; ATMs; a Medical Centre with full accident and emergency services. Despite having all modern facilities the area can still be described as "real Spain".

    Orgiva dates back several thousand years and was mentioned in Ptolemy as the Greek colony of Exoche. During the Nasrid dynasty it was known as Albastch, which meant flat and then for several centuries it was known as Albacete de Orgiva. In 1492 Boabdil, the deposed King of Granada retreated here under the decree of Ferdinand and Isabella, but during the Moorish uprising the town was the scene of hard-fought battles with the Torre de la Casa Palacio de los Condes de Sastago defending the town. This ancient building was restored some years ago and it is now the Ayuntamiento/Town Hall. The twin towered church of Nuestra Senora de la Expiracion was built in the 16th Century. Above the town, on the site of a Visigoth forthress, is the San Sebastion Hermitage, built in honor of the patron saint of Orgiva in 1589. It was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War, but was re-built in 1951, preserving the original plaster altarpiece intact. On the edge of the village is the entrance to the Route of the 100 year old Olives, with their ancient twisted trunks. On the outskirts of the village lie the ruins of El Catillejo complete with its well and old wall as testimoy to a past that dates back to the 11th Century.

    After the fall of Granada many of its citizens fled south over the Sierra Nevada mountains and for a time lived in caves before establishing a network of villages which is now called Las Aplujarras. Las Alpujarras is a magical place of natural beauty. An area of dramatic landscapes and enchanting valleys, scattered with whitewashed villages which still maintain their ancient customs and traditions. The evidence of Spain's Moorish past is truly to be found in this area. An excellent area for walking: a selection of walking maps are available to guests.

    Bridge: Orgiva is home to a number of bridge players and if you enjoy a game of Bridge it can easily be arranged. Or perhaps you might organise a bridge holiday with a number of friends from your bridge club.

    Tina, the owner of the property, lives on site and is happy to provide local information whenever requested.

    There is a bus service to Lanjaron, Granada, Motril, Salobrena and Malaga and the bus to all of these towns stops on the road outside the property.

    Parking is within the grounds of Jasmin Cottage, is secure and is close to the cottage.

    Room measurements as follows:-

    Double bedroom 15ft 6in by 11ft
    Twin bedroom 16ft by 10ft
    Kitchen 9ft 6in by 8ft 6in
    Bathroom 6ft 4in by 5ft 2in
    Utility room 7ft by 2ft 6in
    Lounge 17ft by 12ft

    Accommodation description

    Bedrooms:
    Twin bedded room with dressing table and wardrobe and door opening onto the patio. Double bedded room with dressing table, wardrobe and French doors opening on to completely private patio with table and four chairs. Electric blankets provided in winter.

    Bathrooms:
    Bathroom with shower, toilet and wash hand basin.

    Kitchen:
    Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, gas cooker, microwave oven with grill, electric toaster, iron and ironing board, electric juicer and coffee maker, plus a table and four chairs.

    Utility Room:
    Washing machine and sink.

    Living Rooms:
    Generously proportioned and nicely furnished lounge including two comfortable sofas it has fantastic views over the mountains. French doors opening on to gardens and swimming pool. It has a wood burning stove, satellite TV and DVD player and wi-fi access.

    Other:
    In Buenavista two bedrooms, one double and one twin, plus a small lounge, with TV, are available to accommodate extra guests of those occupying the cottage. The rooms are spacious and well furnished and each has an ensuite bathroom and its own entrance.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    All linen is provided, but guests are asked to bring their own beach/swimming towels. The cottage will be cleaned weekly and linen changed. Towels will be changed more frequently on request.

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

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

    Internet Access, Room Fans, Satellite, TV.

    Location Type:
    Rural, Town.

    Accessibility
    The cottage has wide doorways and it is all on one level apart from two steps down into both bedrooms and patio that are all on the flat, but at a slightly lower level than the rest of the cottage and terraced area. From the car parking space there are three steps down to the terrace area with the swimming pool and cottage which is all on the flat. There is a slope down to the orchard.

    Outside
    The delightfully landscaped gardens mark out Buenavista as a special place. Stunning Views of the Contraviesa and the Sierra Nevada can be enjoyed while sitting around the pool, or down in the shade of the orchard - experience total relaxation!

    There is an attractively tiled good sized private swimming pool, 6.30 meters by 5 meters, and four comfortable sun loungers along with other chairs for use on the lawns or the paved areas surrounding the pool. There is a barbeque, plus a table with four chairs. At the other side of the cottage the two bedrooms open on to another completely private patio with an established grape vine which provides welcome shade in the Summer and cascades with bunches of grapes. There is another table and four chairs on the patio - an ideal spot for morning tea!

    Important notes on accommodation

    All linen and towels are provided and will be changed regularly. Please will you bring your own towels for the beach and swimming pool. A maid will clean the cottage and change the linen each week. A cot is available if required.
    Sorry, no pets.

    Rates

    Prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    18 December 2014 - 2 January 2015 £ 550.00 7
    3 January 2015 - 21 May 2015 £ 425.00 4
    22 May 2015 - 16 July 2015 £ 475.00 4
    17 July 2015 - 3 September 2015 £ 650.00 7
    4 September 2015 - 8 October 2015 £ 475.00 7
    9 October 2015 - 17 December 2015 £ 425.00 4

    Notes on prices
    If there are just two people sharing the accommodation a discount of £50 will be made. Hence in the low season a week at £425.00 will be charged at £375. In the mid season £475.00 will be charged at 425.00. This reduction does not apply in the high season. One double bedroom and a twin, both with ensuite facilities and their own individual entraces, are available for 4 extra members of the party at between £55 to £85 per night.

    Changeover day
    High season Friday otherwise flexible.

    Booking notes
    A non-returnable deposit of 20% is required to confirm the reservation and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Monies can be paid either via the internet, or by sterling cheque.

    Location

    Jasmin Cottage in Las Barreras, Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, South of Granada

    About the area

    Coast/Beach
    It is a picturesque 30 minutes drive down the mountain, alongside the lake, to the beaches at Salobrena and Motril where there are sunbeds and sun umbrellas for hire. There is also an excellent selection of chirongitas where you can have a deliciously fresh fish lunch.

    Golf
    Los Moriscos Golf Course, Motril, is a 35 minute drive. Santa Clara Golf Course, Granada, is a 40 minute drive. Las Gabias Golf Course, Granada, is a 60 minute drive. More information on the owners website.

    Skiing
    Sol y Nieve skiing resort in Granada is a 55 minute drive. See owners website for more details.

    Special Interest Holidays
    Bridge: Orgiva is home to a number of bridge players. There is a card table at Buenavista and a game/games can easily be arranged. Alternatively you might wish to organise a group holiday with your friends at the bridge club. Jasmin Cottage and Buenavista can provide accommodation for eight guests.

    How to get there
    Malaga airport is 1.25 hours and flights are provided by many different airlines. Granada airport is 50 minutes and currently there is an excellentt BA flight coming out of London City. These flights are amazingly well priced. Almeria airport, with several airlines, is 1.75 hours. Contacts for cheap flights and details of car hire firms, plus lots of information on the surrounding area, is available from the owner's website: www.BuenavistaSpain.com

    Distances
    Jasmin cottage has good access from a tarmac road and is exactly 2kms from Orgiva and 7kms from Lanjaron. Situated at the gateway to Las Alpujarras it is ideally situated to explore the mountain villages, either by walking or driving. It is just 20 minutes from the E902-A44 motorway with Granada and the Alhambra Palace just 55 minutes drive. Three restaurants are within walking distance, plus many more in Orgiva.
    The bus service to Lanjaron, Granada, Motril, Salobrena and Malaga stops nearby.

    Further Details
    Orgiva is a bustling market town with good restaurants; supermarkets; ATMs; a Medical Centre with full accident and emergency services. Despite having all modern facilities the area can still be described as "real Spain". Orgiva dates back several thousand years and was mentioned in Ptolemy as the Greek colony of Exoche. During the Nasrid dynasty it was known as Albastch, which meant flat and then for several centuries it was known as Albacete de Orgiva. In 1492 Boabdil, the deposed King of Granada retreated here under the decree of Ferdinand and Isabella, but during the Moorish uprising the town was the scene of hard-fought battles with the Torre de la Casa Palacio de los Condes de Sastago defending the town. This ancient building was restored some years ago and it is now the Ayuntamiento/Town Hall. The twin towered church of Nuestra Senora de la Expiracion was built in the 16th Century. Above the town, on the site of a Visigoth forthress, is the San Sebastion Hermitage, built in honor of the patron saint of Orgiva in 1589. It was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War, but was re-built in 1951, preserving the original plaster altarpiece in tact. On the edge of the village is the entrance to the Route of the 100 year old Olives, with their ancient twisted trunks. On the outskirts of the village lie the ruins of El Catillejo complete with its well and old wall as testimoy to a past that dates back to the 11th Century.
    After the fall of Granada many of itscitizens fled south over the Sierra Nevada mountains and for a time lived in caves before establishing a network of villages which is now called Las Aplujarras. Las Alpujarras is a magical place of natural beauty. An area of dramatic landscapes and enchanting valleys, scattered with whitewashed villages which still maintain their ancient customs and traditions. The evidence of Spain's Moorish past is truly to be found in this area. A selection of walking maps are available to guests.

    Guest reviews

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    Guest
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    4/5

    Reviewed by: Catzrus, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 13 July 2014

    Date of stay: June 2014

    "Idyllic mountain hideaway"

    The cottage is set in beautiful location with wonderful views of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It is ideal for a relaxing getaway or exploring the region. The cottage has everything you need and is well maintained, including the pool. Tina is very helpful and happy to give you information about the area. The cottage is in the grounds of Tina's home but she has a good balance of being there when you need her and leaving you to it. The walk to Orgiva takes about 25 and is down a mountain road but that wasn't a problem. However, I would suggest taking a torch if you walk back in the dark. We will definitely recommend the cottage and hopefully return. Thanks to Tina for her hospitality.

    Response to review:
    You were great guests and I sincerely hope you will soon return. It is a joy to welcome people to Jasmin Cottage and witness them visibly relaxing and becoming less tense as time progresses - not to mention their gradually changing colour! Spring; Summer; Autumn; Winter every time of year Las Alpujarras is a secret waiting to be discovered.
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    Reviewed by: paul, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 14 August 2013

    Date of stay: July 2013

    "peace and quiet"

    just had 2 weeks at jasmine cottage and it totally met our highest hopes. beautifully located outside orgiva with views of the mountains we had a delightfully lazy holiday...the cottage is spacious and well designed with ample room and facilities..on the terrace outside a swimming pool with shade and sunbeds and also use of a garden down steps from the terrace...close by the town of orgiva where we shopped and found good places to eat at reasonable prices..also the mountain villages offered their own charm;;;great holiday and thanks to tina for helping in ever way..certainly will return

    Response to review:
    There is no greater compliment than when someone says they will return! Lovely guests who obviously enjoyed their time here. Perhaps I should just point out that there are no steps down to the orchard garden. It is a slope down to a lower level of grass where there are olive trees, plum, pear, apricot and orange trees. A nice shady escape from the sunshine! I will be pleased to welcome Paul and Chris back to Buenavista.

    Recommended for: Age 55+ and romantic getaway

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Bubbles, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 12 August 2013

    Date of stay: June 2013

    "Wish I was there"

    It was just as I imagined it would be as described in the property description. In fact it was better because since we booked it the property has been extended and is now much larger. The property was very clean well equipped and very private. It was lovely to wake up and throw the bedroom doors open and to see the sun streaming onto the private patio through overhanging grape vines. We have done the coastal resorts on previous visits to Spain and this property turned out to be perfect for a relaxing holiday. A car is a must if wish to adventure out into the mountains. how I wish I was there now asleep under the olive tree in the garden away from the hot mid day sun. All in all a perfect holiday in a perfect location.

    Response to review:
    Mr and Mrs Sheffield were splendid guests! They were so pleased with everything there was on offer at Jasmin Cottage. Yes, the cottage had been extended to include a lounge with fantastic with views over the montains and French doors opening on to the terraces and swimming pool. Another bedroom has also been added and both bedrooms now open on to another patio at the rear of the property. It is lovely to see people visibly relaxing as they take in the surroundings. The orchard with olive, plum and orange trees makes a lovely area of shade in which to relax. I hope they might return again next year.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    Guest comments

    "This is probably the only holiday we've had where the sun has shone every day. The peace and tranquility of Tina's garden has been just perfect as our aim was complete relaxation. The lovely pool is an added bonus and I've loved idly swimming and watching the sky and Alpujarra mountains. We've loved going up the Alpujarras. Thank you Tina for your advice and especially your willing help at the Urgencias! Mike and Joan Sept 10 2010

    "Thank you for a wonderful stay and being so helpful. You have created a beautiful place full of peace and tranquility. I am sure this will not be our last visit to Buenavista"
    Anne and Drew. 1 - 8 September 2008

    "It's always difficult trying to 'second guess' internet descriptions of where to stay on holiday - they all sound like paradise. However, to find one that really is a tiny bit of heaven, with its own friendly guardian angel, is a marvellous experience. Thank you Tina for a brilliant week."
    Terry and Adrian. 8 - 15 September 2006.

    'Tina, thank you so much for all your kindness and hospitality and sharing your beautiful home and garden with us. We have had a fabulous week of stunning scenery, rest and relaxation and would love to return if you will have us. Once again, many thanks.' Pam & John Carver and Maggie Henderson, Sussex.

    'A second most enjoyable visit of 3 weeks. Tina's kindness and generous hospitality, together with her excellent local information, has all added to our enjoyment of Las Alpujarras. We will be back again.' Bob & Helen Walker Brown, Wiltshire.

    'Sadly its our last night here before we head for Granada but I have a strong feeling we'll be back. This place really has everything, a stunning location, beautiful, peaceful accommodation, great bar within 5 minutes, beautiful beaches via lovely mountain drives, excellent restaurants in Orgiva, unforgettable walks...' Phillipa & Mark, Leeds.

    About the Owner

    Upon finding Buenavista I retired to Spain from my job as Appeals Director for a National Charity in 1999. At that time the cortijo was decidedly unloved, but the setting and location was fantastic and the house and garden had tremendous potential. I have spent the last fifteen years improving and developing the cortijo, Jasmin Cottage and the gardens. I want people to be able to share what I have created, but not too many! Hence, just the one cottage, for four people. It is spacious and completely self-contained. However, I am not completely retired as a couple of years ago I became President of Acompalia - a charity that aims to establish a hospice on the Costa Tropical. It is hard to retire completely!

    Year property purchased: 1999

    Why this location?

    Buenavista had good access from the main road, whilst being completely private. It also had mains electricity and water - essential! Buena vista = beautiful view and it certainly lived up to its name. It was close to the historical city of Granada whilst being in Las Alpujarras - Perfectly situated for walking; biking; skiing;photography; birdwatching. All this would ensure that the type of guests staying here would be people with whom I would be happy to share my home and garden. Orgiva was just 2kms down the road and I felt comfortable and at ease in what was a genuine market town with all the facilities. A fantastic 30 minute drive down through mountain scenery took me to the Mediterranean, just far enough away. Friends and family would be able to visit regularly, and they do.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    Buenavista is so easily accessible from the main road. There is nothing worse than having to drive 10 or 20 minutes down a dusty dirt track that becomes an unstable, rocky quagmire in Winter. Cars can be parked securely within the property and close to the cottage for convenient unpacking. The property is completely private and in a peaceful location. The swimming pool is set within a paved terrace area and has fantastic views over Orgiva and the mountains beyond. The shady orchard with chairs and tables provides a lovely space for relaxation and watching the birds. There are three restaurants within easy walking distance and many good restaurants in town, but also a delightful patio as well as the terrace upon which to enjoy a home cooked meal or bbq, via the well-equipped kitchen.

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    Languages spoken: English, Spanish.


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