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Studio Cottage with Private Pool situated in Small Hamlet

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-Nov-2016
Cottage Near Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia - 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!

Details for holiday cottage La Rueda, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

1 twin bedroom

1 bathroom

Kitchen area, fully equipped with gas cooker, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, fridge/freezer etc.

Sitting area with wood burning stove.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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!

Speaks English, German, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘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



Acceuil très chaleureux de Stephen et Naomi dès notre arrivée en fin de journée - Avons pu apprécier les talents culinaires de Naomi avec la mise en valeur des produits locaux - Un endroit parfait pour découvrir la vrai Andalousie , rien à voir avec la côte hyper touristique bien que les plages ne soient qu'à 40 mns de voiture.
May 2003
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11 Reviews

4.7
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

4

Lovely relaxing stay and warm welcome

  • 4 of 5

we enjoyed our stay at La Rueda and were warmly welcomed by Stefan and Naomi. The garden and pool area were a great place to relax and the studio provided all we needed

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place with loads to do in the area

  • 5 of 5

Naomi and Stefan gave us a wonderful holiday in their pretty, rustic cottage.

We had everything we needed during our week there - a comfortable bed, good shower, kitchen, lovely gardens with bbq area overlooking the olive groves and mountains, swimming pool perfect for cooling off after a busy day out.

We went on some amazing walks, a village musical evening, a visit to Granada, Orgiva's Thursday market, (all recommended by Naomi and Stefan).

I can highly recommend Naomi and Stefan's place to anyone looking for a peaceful, comfortable base to stay while exploring Andalusia. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Tranquility at it's best

  • 5 of 5

Short stay, end of March -April. We cannot recommend La Rueda enough. A great little hide-away for those who want to get away from the conventional holiday rental. The property is rustic with the most beautiful tiered garden with a winding path leading to the pool area and BBQ on a lower level. I have never seen so many flowers in any garden in all my time visiting Spain, and our visit was early April! . The views all around are directly over the valley and this time of year the scent of lemons and oranges is heavenly. Naomi and Stefan were very helpful hosts, giving us local information on the small town of Orgiva and helped us plan our trip to Granada, giving tips on where to park and what to expect. This was invaluable. The collection of literature on local information was good too. Inside the property, the room is comfortable with a two ring gas hob and a few basic cooking essentials. The fridge was an asset as was the lovely shower. There were a few nice touches such as flowers in the bathroom, shutters on the windows and extra blankets and pillows which were thoughtful. There is no TV which was a delight and the internet reception was very good considering the rural location. As we were only on a short stay with the prime purpose of visiting Granada, we didn't get to do some of the best walking in Spain, which is all available to you even a local stroll in the valley is accessible. If you are going to stay here I would advise you plan to do justice to the location and at least walk to the end of the road (I mile) and take in the atmosphere. Remarkable place and yes, I would book again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful place to stay

  • 4 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at La Rueda

It was light, clean and private and quiet at night which was essential as I know Spain and its barking dogs.

I would love to stay there again.

I think a hot water bottle would be good as it was early spring and it was cold at night.

If it was my place I would put some basics in the fridge especially after a long day of travelling. But I loved every minute of my stay there

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Andrea for your kind words! Now, we will remember your idea with the hotwaterbottle, it´s just that in 13 years of renting, this never came up. In the past we did give some basic supplies, but many guests did not touch them, there are different tastes, which also makes it difficult to know, what to provide. We do offer to do some shopping for guests arriving on Sundays and Bankholidays though. Besides, under the Spanish law, rural holidaylets are not allowed to offer any foodstuffs... So for anyone reading this, if you would like us to get some provisions for you on your day of arrival, please do let us know.
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5

Beautiful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

A narrow road, originally used by donkies, from the village Orgiva takes you to this beautiful, relaxing hideaway. We were looking for a place far away from big hotels and lots of people, but close to the nature and silence, and we found it at La Rueda. Sitting on the terrace by the pool looking at the mountains was wonderful. Even though the property lies right next to the owner, we could enjoy everything totally undisturbed, because Stefan and Naomi were so good hosts! Stefan was very helpful about trips in the area (walks in the mountain around Capileira, Granada, the market in Orgiva etc.). Naomi makes wonderful cooking. It is clean and cosy both inside and outside. We already have recommanded this place to people we meet.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Derbyshire
5

Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our eighth visit to La Rueda. This speaks for itself! The Casita,garden and pool are in a beautiful setting. Plenty of walks and treks if you are feeling energetic or trees to sit under by the pool for reading.Real peace, but with the town of Orgiva nearby.If you are very lucky,Naomi and Stefan will come down the garden steps with some coffee and maybe cake!...they are very thoughtful hosts.We cannot recommend La Rueda enough.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Granada at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Orgiva at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Motril at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Motril - Salobreña at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Granada at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Lanjaron at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Orgiva at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 65 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Salobreña at 40 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

Malaga is 1 1/2hrs and Almeira 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.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Inmaculada
3 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£198
for 4 nights
From
£50
£347
 
 
Winter
12 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£92
for 2 nights
From
£46
£324
 
 
X´mas
24 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£212
for 4 nights
From
£53
£371
 
 
Winter
9 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£87
for 2 nights
From
£44
£306
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£212
for 4 nights
From
£53
£371
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£96
for 2 nights
From
£48
£335
 
 
Early summer
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£106
for 2 nights
From
£53
£371
 
 
Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£114
for 2 nights
From
£57
£400
 
 
Highseason
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£118
for 2 nights
From
£59
£412
 
 
Summer
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£114
for 2 nights
From
£57
£400
 
 
Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£106
for 2 nights
From
£53
£371
 
 
Late Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£96
for 2 nights
From
£48
£335
 
 
November
6 Nov 2017 - 5 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£87
for 2 nights
From
£44
£306
 
 
Inmaculada
6 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£198
for 4 nights
From
£50
£347
 
 
Winter
11 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£87
for 2 nights
From
£44
£306
 
 
Xmas
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£212
for 4 nights
From
£53
£371
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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).

Changeover Day:
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.

During winter we provide firewood, for which we will charge extra on site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • cottage

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1

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

Notes:

  • 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. Outside: 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.

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