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"The Love Nest" Tranquil Peace For Couples Or Solo Travellers



Updated: 01-Sep-2016
Apartment in Tijola, Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia, Country Apartment With Pool

Retreat to our one bedroom country apartment with your loved one and spend some quality time together. Situated on a lovely country lane 2.5 Km from the lively market town of Órgiva, you are surrounded by green mountains Olive and Orange trees. Rural charm and modern comfort co-exist in this high quality accommodation. Relax thoroughly on the terrace and enjoy the birdsong , take a stroll along the lane to town, or get out and about to the Mediterranean beaches or the Alhambra palace at Granada. And don't forget to stargaze at night!

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We moved to Spain to bring our children up in a safe and friendly culture. Ralph is a successful sculptor and an ingenious practical fixer of anything from strimmers to computers. Mandy is an English teacher locally but has been both a psychiatric nurse and belly dancer. Flexibility is the key to life in the Alpujarras! We both speak good Spanish.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thanks for delivering more than you promised on the web site' - Sally & Chris Lee.

'We have stayed in many different places in Spain, and this is amongst the very best!' Lucy & Derek Hicks.

'I wish that we could take the scent of the orange blossom home with us!' Jenny & John Stannard.
Dec 2002
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely quiet cute house with sunterrace and refreshing pool

  • 5 of 5

My stay at The Love Nest was fantastic. I was there for a week in june and loved coming home to my cool Spanish cosy house after a day of walking in the beautiful surrounding area. Everything one could possibly need is there.

Mandy and Ralph are very friendly. When my luggage didn't arrive with me on the plane Mandy helped me out with a spare toothbrush and some clean clothes etc. untill I could buy some new things in Orgiva.

At my request Ralph arranged for me to go horse riding and came along which was so much more fun then going alone.

I would recommend The Love Nest to anyone and hope to stay there again sometime.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just lovely: quiet, relaxing and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place. Wendy and Ralph were helpful and unobtrusive: just there if we needed them. It was clean,well maintained and equipped with everything we could possibly have needed. We had some great food out, but also enjoyed cooking for ourselves. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Predictive text has changed my name from Mandy to Wendy!!
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Relaxing haven away from it all

  • 4 of 5

Such a lovely quiet spot away from eveything. A great place to get away from it all. We felt like we were in our own little world.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

"The Love Nest" is a wonderful place to kick back and relax. Within walking distance of Orgiva with it's wonderful bars and restaurants.

Mandy and Ralph are wonderful hosts, very discreet but there if you need anything. They have a great knowledge of the area and the wildlife that inhabits it. We felt at home the moment we arrived. In fact, when we left it felt like we were leaving a friends house and not a holiday let.

The apartment is equipped with everything you could need ( there is even a first aid kit with after bite cream ) for a relaxed holiday, very clean and comfortable. There is a wonderful terrace for sunbathing on or dining alfresco in the evenings. Picking fresh oranges from the terrace in the morning for juice was just sublime. The pool is very private and was a welcome retreat from the heat of the day.

"The Love Nest" is a perfect base to explore this amazing area of Spain.

We cant wait to get back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anonymous for your review- we know who you are! It was lovely having you both to stay and getting to know you. We enjoyed your company and hope you manage to come back to the area. Hasta la proxima! Mandy.
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Wonderful time away!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came here for a weeks break in July 2014 and had such a wonderful week. The 'Love Nest' is a great place for a romantic getaway. It was a really relaxing, quiet and enjoyable week. The views from the private terrace are outstanding and we enjoyed drinking good wine while looking over the scenery.

The accommodation is all you need for a great week away and is very comfortable and clean.

The Pool was a wonderful addition and we spent so many hours just swimming or sitting in the sun - wonderful!

The Owners were very helpful and were only there when you wanted them to be - not intrusive at all! In fact, we hardly noticed them. They left us a wonderful welcome pack (including a wonderful bottle of Cava) and were very helpful in the weeks running up to our arrival making sure that everything was okay.

The 'Love Nest' is a great place to just spend a week but is close enough to the delightful towns of the Aljupurras to visit and is also within easy distance of Granada and Malaga.

We will definitely visit again! Thanks Mandy and Ralph)

(From: Yorkshire, Aged: 26)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ben and E (aka Young couple)! So glad you had a good stay with us. The Love Nest is indeed a great place to relax. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Mandy and Ralph x
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Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Arrived after a long drive to a lovely cosy casita just big enough for two.

Even though it is attached to the owners Cortijo it was still very private .

Very rustic typical of The area , very well equipped with little extras in the larder & a welcomed bo

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Denise. Yes, Alicante to Orgiva is rather a long drive! Glad you enjoyed the pool, though am not sure you followed my tip to just dive in at the deep end! Your walking boots that you left behind have found a new and happy owner.
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From the Owner

Our rambling farmhouse is located in Tijola, 2.5 kilometres away from the lively mountain town of Orgiva. The abundance of flowers and woodland and its proximity to the river make Tijola the most desirable location in the area. The previous Spanish owner made wine in a "bodega" in an unused room next to the stables, treading the grapes with a new pair of wellies each year! Unable to continue the tradition ourselves, we converted the wine room into a smart and comfortable apartment for couples or solo travelers. The location is wonderful and in easy reach of Granada, the white mountain villages and the coast. As we avoid pesticides and maintain a variety of habitats on our land we have abundant and interesting bird life ranging from common British garden birds to more exotic species like Shrikes, Hoopoes and Golden oriels .

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Orgiva at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Motril at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Granada at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Orgiva at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sierra Navada at 70 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Salobrena at 40 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Pony trecks can be arranged


The beaches on the Costa Tropical are 40 minutes by car. There are many to choose from within an hour’s drive and none are as crowded and busy as those on the Costa del Sol nearer Malaga.


Granada airport is our nearest airport at one hours drive away. Malaga airport is 1hr 50 mins away. Car hire is available at both airports. Alternatively you can pre-book your car in the UK and pick it up on arrival. If you prefer not to drive whilst on your holiday then we can arrange a taxi to and from the airport at an extra cost. Órgiva town has a Taxi service. Please enquire at the time of booking.


Nearest Town - Órgiva 30 mins walk - 2.5 KM

Beaches. Nearest - 40 minutes drive. Nicest 50 minutes

"White Villages" Pampaneira. The nearest - 20 minutes drive, the rest a little longer.

Further Details:

There are a variety of things to do in the area such as walking, skiing, diving, horse-riding, paragliding, visiting traditional white mountain villages and the Alhambra palace in Granada (50 mins away). Some visitors find it difficult to leave the relaxing surroundings of the apartment and do anything at all! In this case we can arrange a soothing massage or reflexology session if you fancy pampering yourselves. Otherwise, forget everything, take another sip of wine, or gaze at the stars in the black night sky and just concentrate on being with your loved one in Andalucia!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To secure your booking a non-returnable deposit of £100 Per week Sterling is required. The balance is payable 4 weeks before your arrival. In the case of there being less than 1 month between booking and arrival then the full amount is payable at the time of booking. We have a UK Bank, and all payments are made using an easy bank transfer within the UK. You do not have to send money abroad.

Changeover Day:
Arrival days are flexible. Please arrive from 3.00pm onwards and vacate the apartment by 11.00am on the day of departure.
NOTE: These times can easily be changed by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Many guests love to cook using the fantastic fresh produce available locally. There's no scrabbling around for enough plates here. Nor will you be frustrated by the lack of a cheese grater or potato masher. Guests have repeatedly praised the kitchen. And there is a dishwasher. Of course, every cook wants a night or two off and Orgiva has a great range of restaurants and bars where you can eat out. Comments in our visitors' book describe us as the "perfect hosts" (gosh!) because we are both available and discreet. If you need help or advice during your stay we are here for you but if you want to be left alone in peace then we won't intrude. Come and stay and have a great holiday!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain biking


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Stylish en-suite bathroom, with a brilliant shower, toilet, wash basin, extractor fan, and a wall mounted fan heater.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with quality kingsize bed. Built-in wardrobe, bedside tables, 2 chests of drawers and a dressing table.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The Love Nest is perfect for couples and great for solo travellers. Through an archway from the sumptuous bedroom is the colourful living area, which is bathed in light from numerous windows. A deep comfy sofa, dining table, chairs and bookshelves make up the rest of the space, which has French doors leading out onto the lower terrace. At the far end is the well equipped (cook's) kitchen. Perfect for preparing Mediterranean meals from local farm produce. A cool wafting fan is available in summer, and in winter good radiators are provided. A welcome pack of basic groceries and chilled champagne are included. We aim to please, so do ask us to help with any special arrangements such as birthday flowers etc that you may have. Outside: The apartment has its own terraces and garden. There is one large paved terrace outside, partially shaded by an olive tree and festooned with plants in terracotta pots. Sun loungers, tables and a large umbrella are provided. Go up a few steps and a further vine covered patio is available, giving a secluded feel and bordered by planted banks of flowers. A BBQ area and the shady grassy garden beyond with views of farmland and mountains complete the apartment’s private grounds. Guests often comment on the range of 'lovely places to be'. A short amble down some steps takes you to the pool which is a 7 X 3.5 meter tiled "kidney Shaped" pool. The surround is fenced, grassed and equipped with loungers. Please note the pool is usually open from late May to September. Specific dates will vary depending on weather conditions. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen will be provided and changed weekly. We ask you to bring your own beach towels. A laundry service is available at an extra charge.

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