Studio Cottage with Private Pool situated in Small Hamlet
Self Catering or Breakfast/Evening Meal Provided
La Rueda, our cortijo and the cottage we rent, is situated 5km outside Orgiva in a hamlet called Los Agustines, at the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This is still a 'living' community of mainly vegetable farmers who till their land below us mostly by hand. Sit in your hammock and watch them. Often one of our lovely neighbours knocks on the door to share his produce with us. Every afternoon some goats with bells around their necks make their way down to the fields, or Paco or Jose go by with their mule. This place really is as idyllic as it sounds! Our cottage is set in its own small garden and is surrounded by lots of lovely colours and smells. If you don't feel like cooking and want to have a relaxing time, let us know and we will prepare you breakfast and/or a lovely surprise dinner menu on one of our charming terraces! Come, relax and enjoy!
La Rueda Prices Currency Conversion
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|30 June 2012 - 21 September 2012||€62||2|
|6 October 2012 - 4 November 2012||€53||2|
|5 November 2012 - 5 December 2012||€48||2|
|6 December 2012 - 9 December 2012||€58||2|
|10 December 2012 - 21 December 2012||€48||2|
|22 December 2012 - 6 January 2013||€58||4|
|6 January 2013 - 9 March 2013||€48||2|
|10 March 2013 - 22 March 2013||€53||2|
|23 March 2013 - 5 April 2013||€58||4|
|6 April 2013 - 10 May 2013||€53||2|
|11 May 2013 - 28 June 2013||€58||2|
|29 June 2013 - 20 September 2013||€63||2|
|21 September 2013 - 4 October 2013||€58||2|
|5 October 2013 - 4 November 2013||€53||2|
|5 November 2013 - 4 December 2013||€48||2|
|5 December 2013 - 9 December 2013||€58||4|
|10 December 2013 - 20 December 2013||€48||2|
|21 December 2013 - 6 January 2014||€58||4|
The changeoverday is flexible in order for you to be able to book the most suitable and economical flight.The arrival and departure times also are flexible.
Notes on accommodation
The pool is tiled and has a wave maker. There will be use of a washing machine, iron and ironing board. During the cooler month of the year we offer central heating apart from a woodburning stove. All linen and towels are included except for pool/beach towels.
Small Mediterranean balcony with views over garden, valley and mountain chain across. Private patio and garden with its mandarin orange, peach and pomegranate trees and sitting area. On a lower terrace the tiled pool (complete with wave maker) is all yours, unless you let us share it with you. There is a BBQ area and another Moorish style sitting corner under a centenary olive tree. Wherever you sit, you can enjoy the lovely views over the valley below and the Contraviesa mountain chain across.
You bring your own laptop? On our terraces you have now wireless access to the internet.
If you don´t bring your own laptop and need to use a computer, just ask us.
The nearest beaches are from half an hour away. Salobreña, Almuñecar, La Herradura or Nerja to name only a few. Between La Herradura and Nerja are a couple of unspoilt and very private little coves, bring your picnic and enjoy the tranquility. Enquire about diving in the diving centres of Marina del Este or La Herradura.
Only 40 mins down on the coast between Motril and Salobreña we have a lovely golf course in a unique setting. You can golf with the sea in your back and the snow covered mountain peaks of the Siera Nevada in front of you. If the accompanying members of your family don´t feel like joining you, they can sunbathe on the beach, take a dip in the sea or make use of the great coffee shops and restaurants of the golf club.There are 2 more golf courses coming up, one in Salobreña and another one half way to Granada.
In winter you really have the choice! or you go down to the empty beaches, go sightseeing or shopping in Granada or go skiing in the Sierra Nevada OR do all in one day!!!
Sierra Nevada offers Spains most modern ski resort and is only 1 1/2 hrs away. It has more sun hours in winter than any other European ski resort. Altogether it offers up to 83km of very well prepared ski slopes, this, its ambience, easy access and very reasonable prices make it an outstanding destination.
How to get there
Malaga and Almeira are both 2 hours away. Details of airlines offering cheap flights will be provided upon request. A car is highly recommended - pick up from airport can be arranged. New: Ryan Air now flies directly to Granada (1 hour from us) from London Luton and Liverpool. Stansted and Manchester now also offer flights to Granada, also Paris, Milan, Amsterdam and Geneva.
The nearest beach at Salobrena is 30 mins away. Granada 1 hour, Las Alpujarras 20 mins, Nerja with its caves and the nearby beautiful village of Frigiliana are about 1 hour away. Cordoba, Jaen, Guadix as well as Nijar and the coastal nature park of Cabo de Gata can all be visited as a daytrip.
Come and relax! You want to be active? Then join us for coffee and cake in the afternoon! Maybe you'd like to be included in the daily activities? Then help us or our neighbours to pick olives or harvest vegetables or just watch us doing it. You can go for short walks or longer hikes - down into the country past all kinds of exotic trees and/or up into the hills and mountains of the Sierra Nevada. A short stroll into the country is highly recommended during the full moon! Sit by the pool at night with your favorite drink, switch off all the lights and enjoy the moonrise or set, awesome! On moonfree nights you can stargaze and explore the whole milkyway and don´t forget to make a wish with one of the many shooting stars. Go sightseeing in Granada with its famous Alhambra (50 minutes away) or visit the white washed villages of the Alpujarras (20 minutes away). Ask us about local handicrafts (pottery, weaving, leather weaving) and woodworks etc. Orgiva (5km away) offers everything you might need - there is a colourful weekly market (Thursdays), daily market, shops, cafes, bars, banks and ATMs, dentist, doctor, internet cafe etc. If you are looking for more activity then ask us about horse-riding, guided hiking trips as well as reiki, reflexology and different types of massages - all of these can be arranged. Maybe you are looking for Spanish lessons? This is your home from home, just lean back and unwind! We speak English, German and of course Spanish.
A deposit of 20% is required as confirmation with the balance due on arrival.
A 10% discount for late bookings (within 2 weeks of arrival).
‘This was our first attempt at booking a holiday on the internet and doing everything ourselves. Our concerns thankfully proved to be groundless and we ended up at La Rueda, a peaceful and beautiful place of tranquility’ - Barbara and Peter Gilbert, Derbyshire
‘Most magical place, the renovations, planting lighting and different levels have all been done with utmost care and imagination. Stefan and Naomi are such lovely people and appear to be living the dream that most of us have, but aren’t brave enough to follow’ - Glin and Steve Wallis, Belper, UK
‘What a lovely place you have got here! It is like a little paradise’ - Ivor and Jorien, Netherlands
About the owner
What can we tell you about us? We, that is Stefan and his wife Naomi and of course the lazy cats Blackey, Tamy and Felix. (He, Austrian, she, British; cats, Spanish) We are all very lucky bums and enjoy every day anew living in this wonderful, wonderful part of the world! After many years of travelling the world, we happened upon this area and fell in love with it. First we rebuilt La Rueda and then bought another fallen down ruin in the Guajar valley, which we did up into La Cueva, a very special and cozy property. Come and see for yourself, why we enjoy living here so much!
Year purchased: 2000
Why the owner chose a guest house / b&b in this location
This place is magic and we bought it without thinking long, we just knew that this was it!! And we never will regret it and are greatful every day anew to be able to live here. Like one guest wrote in the guestbook:"....if paradise is only half as nice!" We are out in the campo, in a little hamlet, with extremely friendly and warm neighbours, who forever knock on the door to share some produce with us!! Yet we are only 5 ks away from Orgiva, that offers everything we need. Great place to live and be!
Unique benefits of the property
La Rueda is a quiet place out in the countryside, surrounded by lots of flowers and trees with all its perfumes. The perfect place to unwind and soak up positive energy! Sit by the pool at night and stargaze or watch the moon rise or set... just come relax and enjoy!
For booking and further information
Send an enquiry to the owner
Property Ref S561
(SPAIN) +34 958785279
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