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Detached Stone Cottage, with Mountain Views and private pool for Long Term Renta

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Property

Updated: 12-Sep-2016
Jasmin Cottage, with two bedrooms, Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, South of Granada - Peaceful Location, With fantastic Views From All Rooms, Two Restaurants Within Walking Distance

This long term rental 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 long term rental 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.

The swimming pool is used solely by the occupants of the cottage during their long term rental.

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 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 is 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.

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

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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!

Jasmin Cottage has been advertised with Owners Direct since June 2000.

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

"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.
Sep 2003
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14 Reviews

4.4
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and relaxing

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately I do not know which guest has submitted this review, but I am pleased to know the time they spent in Jasmin Cottage was both comfortable and relaxing. PLEASE WITHDRAW THIS REVIEW AS IT IS NOT GENUINE
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4

Lovely property and super setting

  • 4 of 5

We loved our week at Jasmine Cottage. Arriving in the middle of the night was no problem as Tina's instructions and a check on Google maps were clear and simple to follow and the place was so easy to find. Tina communicated really well before our visit and, although she was not there for a couple of days made sure someone called in to check we were OK. It is a lovely property although we felt there were some features in need of improvement and updating, such as the mattresses in the twin room and the microwave. Hence the 4* rating.

Wakening the next morning we were stunned by the beauty of the setting. The sloping hills down to Orgiva, the high hills to the south and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada with a snow capped peak to the north and east. Tina's property is 2km out of Orgiva in a quiet setting and gives the feeling of being quite spacious.

The area is great for a week of relaxation, sunning by the pool, or for exploring further afield. Close by is the town of Lanjarón, quite different to the nearby market town of Orgiva (Thursday is market day).

The coastal towns are less than an hour away to the south and a drive along the valley to the east stopping at various places along the way is a worthwhile day out. The drive into the hills through villages up to Capileira is stunning with beautiful views, traditional villages and hairy winding roads! Granada is worth a day out but book onoine well in advance if you want to be sure of a visit to the Alhamabra Palace. We got tickets on the day but only to the rest of the grounds and buildings. Still worthwhile and plenty to see. An hour away again is the village of Monachil, near Granada. The walk along the gorge at Los Cahorros is adventurous, to say the least, but well worthwhile and a very popular local outing for families.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Introduction to Spanish Life

  • 4 of 5

Jasmine Cottage was a perfect choice for a 3 month stay in Southern Spain in the winter months. The cottage itself has everything one needs for a comfortable self-catering stay. There is much to explore in the region and we had many memorable bike rides and walks through the Alpujarras. Tina, our landlady host was fantastic and was able to help us with everything that we ever needed or had to solve. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I couldn't have asked for two nicer people to be my neighbours for three months! I really miss you now that you have set off on your travels once more.
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Lovely stay in the sun.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tina's for just over 1 week in the scorching heat. The first night we stayed in the huge bedrooms in her house which were lovely. After a continental breakfast served on her terrace the next day we moved into the cottage. The bedrooms were lovely and big and both opened out onto the covered courtyard which was pleasingly cool in the heat. The lounge area was very nice although we never actually used it because we were either outside in the pool area, the courtyard or travelling around the area. The kitchen was quite small but was more than adequate for the three of us. We love this part of Spain. I love Lanjaron, La Herradura is a lovely place to go if you fancy a visit to the beach and our 7 year old sun loves the Mirlo Blanco park at the top of the Sierra Nevadas. My husband loves the area for it's mountain biking. All in all a lovely holiday....my only slight complaint would be that the temperature could have been a bit cooler!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, it was the hottest Summer for forty years and certainly the hottest since my arrival in 1999! However, the thick walls of the old cottage help to keep out the heat and the fans maintain an ambient temperature. The Mirlo Blanco Water Park is a wonderful venue for adults and children alike. Its situation in the mountains is a perfect backdrop for their landscaped gardens and the numerous water features provide endless fun the children (and adults!) of all ages. Photographs of the water park can be seen on my website: www.BuenavistaSpain.com. Mountain biking is an excellent occupation during the Winter.
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Lovely cottage in beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing stay in lovely cottage. Plenty to do and see in the surrounding area: Granada, the coast, water parks, Cordoba, Alpujarra villages to name but a few. We also had many a restful afternoon by the pool enjoying the beautiful views.

Tina is a perfect host: very discreet but also on hand to help you with tips if you need them. We found plenty of good eating places in Orgiva itself as well as nearby Lanjaron.

All in all a super holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rebecca, it is pleasing to see families unwind as the holiday progresses. I had guessed you had enjoyed the break. Tina
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ORGIVA VILLA STAY

  • 3 of 5

THE VILLA IS SITUATED VERY CONVENIENTLY FOR ORGIVA AND THE SURROUNDING AREA . THE PROPERTY WAS CLEAN AND WELL MAINTAINED WITH STONE FLOOR.

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT WAS QUITE BASIC AND WE ATE OUT ANYWAY SO IT DIDNT MATTER TOO MUCH.

OUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IN ORGIVA WAS ALNAZARA.

BREAKFAST OUTSIDE UNDER THE GRAPE COVERED PERGOLA WAS WHAT I REALLY ENJOYED.

THE OWNER WAS MOST HELPFUL - LENDING US A TOY DOLPHIN FOR OUR GRANDDAUGHTER TO PLAY WITH IN THE LOVELY POOL.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am somewhat non-plussed with this review! The cottage was booked for two people, but the granddaughter stayed for most of the week in the twin bedroom and the parents, who lived in a nearby village, joined her most days to enjoy playing and relaxing around the pool. The floors of Jasmin Cottage are authentic terracotta tiles throughout with a scattering of locally produced rugs. At the guest's request I had provided the details of a cook to help during their stay. In the event they chose not to use her. The kitchen is well equipped with freestanding gas oven and hob; microwave and electric grill; electric toaster; electric kettle; electric coffee maker; electric hand mixer; electric juicer; fridge; washing machine; ironing board and iron. There is an ample supply of quality crockery (Denby mugs!), cutlery and cooking utentials. I gained the impression that the grandparents, along with their family, had enyoyed their holiday immensely!
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Granada and Malaga at 85 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Orellana at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Motril at 30 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Santa Clara at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Granada at 45 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E902 at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Venta Maria at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sol y Nieve at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Salobrena at 30 Kilometres Car: recommended

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.

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.

Travel:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid season
8 Oct 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
60 night minimum stay
£2,357
for 60 nights
£275
 
 
Low season
6 Jan 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
60 night minimum stay
£2,143
for 60 nights
£250
 
 
High season
2 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
60 night minimum stay
£2,679
for 60 nights
£312
 
 
My Standard Rate
60 night minimum stay
£2,357
for 60 nights
£275
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Changeover Day:
High season Friday otherwise flexible.

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.

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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, toilet and wash hand basin.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) 1 double and two singles Notes on 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.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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. If required, a maid will clean the cottage and change the linen each week. A cot is available if required. Sorry, no pets. 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, 6.5 meters by 4,25 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! Utility Room: Washing machine and sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is provided, but guests are asked to bring their own beach/swimming towels. If requested the cottage will be cleaned weekly and linen changed and laundered. 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.

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