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Garden & Painters' Paradise between the coast and the mountain foothills.

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Traditional Alpujarra house + large pool, 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 1 or 2 bathrooms

High spec build of traditional Alpujarra cottage with mountain views. We pride ourselves on the quality accommodation at a fair price with a very high standard of cleanliness and consideration for our guests. Situated between the coast [35 to 40min], Granada 1 hour] and the ski resort less than 1 and a half hours away. Country walks, from your doorstep. Enjoy the large private pool and spacious terrace, wander through the gardens and olive grove or play table tennis by the pool. Wireless internet and Spanish TV, DVD, video players plus children's games available to complete your stress free holiday. [nb UK TV accessible via computer link to TV screen]

We are on hand to welcome you to the casita, help with any information on local bars, restaurants, places to see, the best times to visit the famous Alhambra Palace and any other questions you may have.

Easy access via tarmac country road [ no dirt tracks or pot holes to challenge your car!] Great air quality- no pollution here!

See all the info on the area: Google map and info

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=206498090856843168302.000453e27264710c94599&t=h&z=9

Water supply!: An important question to ask when staying in rural Spain is 'What happens when the water is cut off?' as this happens a lot - there may be a repair needed or a shortage of water in the area - and you rarely get any warning!. We have a back up system of 1000 litres at the flick of a switch -so there is no inconvenience to our guests. Check this point before booking your holiday!

Home Produce & Green/ Eco friendly: A substantial vegetable garden supplies us and our guests with plenty of fresh produce. We also have our own fruit; oranges, lemons, limes, apricots, plums, nectarines, pears and kaki for all to enjoy!

We are very keen to reduce our affect on the surroundings and we now have a highly efficient solar system for our hot water

We have hens and ducks for our own supply of eggs and pigs also make an appearance at our place from around June to January! Turkeys, peacocks and tortoises complete the menagerie!. Don't worry, they are all at a short distance from the casita but great fun to visit - especially for the children.

Birds abound! So many different species of birds can be seen and heard- from Nightingales to the amazing Golden Orioles and Eagles.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We moved to Spain from the Surrey / Hampshire area of southern England. There we both had normal jobs and brought up our 4 sons, played plenty of tennis and had a very busy life. Our sons, now all adults, visit frequently but live either in the UK, Hong Kong or the States! We have been described as a variation on The Good Life's Tom and Barbara but I am not so sure!! We do have 2 dogs, 4 cats a dozen hens, turkeys, a variety of ducks, peacocks, llamas and July to Feb we have pigs. We now spend most of our time tending the garden and the animals plus producing vegetables when we have the time!

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

The property is presented to an excellent standard with all mod cons yet having the feel of a truly rustic Andalucian home. The views are spectacular from every window and the property is nestled in a lovely secluded garden with a beautiful outside pool and seating area. The hosts are charming and are always looking to make sure your stay is enjoyable but yet not intrusive on your stay. The home is spotless with all mod cons such as WiFi, TV etc. If you want a break from the hassle of life and need your batteries recharged this is the place to stay. Excellent all round!
Sep 2013
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A real holiday in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay in what feels like a home from home. The casita has everything we need and our own cat to fuss every day. The garden continues to develop with new projects every year and the setting can't be bettered. What else did it need- well llamas of course!

Sit by the pool, go to the beach, or up the mountain, or potter around the garden, it's always too soon to come home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to see you again- we always look forward to your visit! Glad you approve of the addition of llamas- they really are such fun to greet every morning with the dogs and the cats trailing along with us- just in case they miss something!
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5

What a fabulous holiday we had staying at Las Chimeneas.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable, impeccably clean cottage, which has everything that you might need for your stay. It is attached to the owners', Kay and Bernie's, house but feels entirely separate. We ate the figs off the tree outside the entrance to the property and welcomed the shaded areas to eat in in the garden - the sun shone throughout our stay, and in fact we ate every single meal outside, which was lovely. The pool was brilliant - there is nothing like having your own pool to mess around in - crystal clear and a great size. It is also surrounded - as is the rest of the garden - by climbing vines such as passion flower as well as bushes of plumbago - so attractive! We really enjoyed walking through Kay and Bernie's garden of an evening, such a tranquil and relaxing environment, while our two children became somewhat hooked on being present when Kay put her animals to bed at night - namely the ducks, turkeys and the llamas - this was one of their favourite parts of our entire holiday! Kay was very welcoming of their interest and was a very helpful and personable source of information throughout our stay.

So a very lovely time was had by us at Las Chimeneas. I can't describe what a relief it is when the cottage that you hire is even better in the flesh than it looks in the photos.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had such a great holiday. If you want to keep up with the latest info and photos, videos etc with regard to the animals- go to the garden website www.OrgivaTeaGarden.com and follow the instagrams!
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5

You cannot fail to relax at Las Chimeneas!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday! The cottage was clean and comfortable with beautiful mountain views from every window.

We arrived late on a Sunday with two hungry children and it was a lovely touch that we were provided with basics like bread and cheese (and wine!)

The house has a private pool and Kay and Bernie have created stunning gardens which we never tired of wandering around. With chickens, ducks, a turkey, cats, dogs and a table tennis table, there was plenty to entertain our 7 year old and 12 year old.

The house itself really does have everything you could need - our son couldn't believe there were even boxes of lego! As for the kitchen, unusually for a holiday rental, it was amazingly well equipped.

We would thoroughly recommend Las Chimeneas and hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review - but the peacocks will be upset they were not mentioned!I. You will also have to return to see the llamas, Rosanna and Benna! Next time perhaps!
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5

Very beautiful, relaxing and fun place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Kay and Bernie are the most hospitable and welcoming neighbour's-they were incredibly generous in sharing their knowledge of the local area, their beautiful garden complete with animals with our children, and even their hen and duck eggs. The house itself is very comfortable with everything you could need, and the pool was the icing on the cake. Thank you for a memorable stay-we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic!

  • 4 of 5

What a fabulous house. Beautiful location (overlooking the mountains and the lovely pool), peaceful and quiet, totally relaxing, plus gorgeous gardens. Well placed to visit Granada (do book the Alhambra well in advance, which we failed to do), the coast and the mountain village. We were very well looked after by Kay and Bernie who were both helpful and entertaining (and even helped us change a flat tyre). They also have the 2 best dogs in Andalucia - and an amazing collection of turkeys (my particular favourite), geese, chickens - lovely. On a more boring note, the house was clean, well set up with everything you could need (including wifi) and a great wood burning fire (which was much needed on a few of the evenings).

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our llamas- the new members of the family have now arrived so we look forward to introducing you to them on your next visit!
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A spacious, authentic and well-appointed casita

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space, good facilities - including a nice swimming pool - and an authentic feel. Kay and Bernie rebuilt this casita in the original style. Their house (and fascinating garden) are next door, and they are on hand to help and advise if needed. They are both charming and friendly folk who have lived in the area for many years. There is a special feel to this region and you will (quite rightly!) be advised to read Chris Stewart's Driving Over Lemons to really understand it.

Orgiva is 3km or so away and has all the facilities you need except maybe the sort of nightlife teenagers might be looking for. Granada and the coast, respectively, are each about 45 minutes drive away. You can also explore the interesting mountain villages with their unique architectural style.

There's quite a breeze that blows along the valley, but we didn't mind it even at Easter, and in the summer it would keep you cool.

We adopted three of the cats for the week, and if you're more of a dog person, they are friendly too.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The 360º views and the proximity to the coast, the mountains with the ski-ing and Granada city.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Granada at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : El Recreo at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Granada-Motril at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Orgiva at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Salobreña at 35 Kilometres Car: recommended

Country location between the coast and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Soak up the atmosphere of Chris Stewart's 'Driving Over Lemons'. Situated in the natural park of the Alpujarra, Las Chimeneas [the chimneys] has the tranquility of the countryside with magnificent 360º views with unbelievable sunsets. Fantastic for painter too!

The amazing routes up through the mountain villages are an absolute must with incredible views around the mountains. Enjoy the local cafes for your taste of the area + free tapas [ small plates of tasty food] with every drink!

Granada- 1 hr- see the magnificent Alhambra Palace and discover the wonderful small intimate historic city. Have a Turkish bath! Walk through the old Moorish quarters.

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Only 40 minutes to the coast with loads of different beaches and villages with the Chiringuitos [restaurants actually on the beach] for lunch watching the Mediterranean in front of you.

Or

1½ hours door to door to the ski resort . [ You can see the snow topped mountains from the casita almost throughout the entire year!] Great ski-ing and sledging for all the family - frequently so warm you can ski in T shirts

Other Activities: On your doorstep (literally)enjoy homemade tea and cake at The OrgivaTeaGarden [www.orgivateagarden.com]plus the magnificent gardens; children's trail, painters' delights and all the animals including llamas, peacocks, pigs, hens, turkeys, ducks and geese!

Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

20% deposit required at the time of booking, balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.[online payment 25% deposit + 75% balance] Non returnable deposit. Prices quoted are for 2 bedroom option. For 1 bedroom-deduct £50 per week [sorry not available high season] If you require 3 bedrooms+ 2 bathrooms add £150 per week.[ £200 per week during summer holidays] Some Bank holidays charged as per high season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Now only 1½ hours from Malaga airport it is so easy to reach. Only 1 hour from Granada

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, open shower 'wet room' suitable for wheelchair access
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Both bathrooms are modern and well equipped with good lighting, razor sockets and incorporate local mosaic tiling. Bathroom 1 is the shower 'wet room' with a drop down seat in the shower, triple mirror over the basin, loo heated towel rail and first aid cabinet. Bathroom 2 is en suite to the 3rd bedroom with mirror over basin, bath with shower over, loo and heated towel rail. Good quality towels for bathroom use supplied plus plenty of hot water.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, plenty of room for a cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, this bedroom with bathroom available at additional cost
  • Prices shown are for the 2 bedroom + 1 shower 'wet room'. Other option is 1 bedroom + 1 shower 'wet room' with a £50 per week reduction OR the 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathroom at additional £200 to basic price. All rooms have great views of mountains and surrounding countryside plus fantastic sunsets.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • For the children we have books,. duplo and lego and board games plus great children's bed linen and having brought up 4 boys we have some understanding of their needs! The pool is 5m x 8m with wide steps to sit on and enter the pool. It is cleaned and the terrace is swept early every morning. There is a bolted gate between the private garden and the pool area to give extra peace of mind. There are no steps, so pushchairs can move with ease from the car to the house to the pool! For wheelchair users and the elderly or infirm- With no steps from the car to the house to the pool, wheelchairs are very welcome. The doors are wide [80cm wide] including the bathrooms to help make your stay just a little bit easier and all light switches are at 1.1m high.

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