|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
A ground floor, charming open-plan apartment simply but tastefully decorated, compact and cosy. Large windows often visited by numerous different birds.
Large, very private and splendid garden with views over the village and mountains. Romantic and tranquil setting under a magnificent open sky.
A tall, green stretch of bamboo, along the north side of the garden.
Sun loungers, hammock, reclinable wooden armchairs and a blanket of grass offer plenty of scope for resting and enjoying nature peacefully.
There is a 2 m, anti-allergenic, comfortable, quality double bed, reading lamps and a comfortable seating area with a high quality wood stove plus electric heater.
The bathroom has a tiled mosaic shower with an automatic water heater, a kitchen area with 2 gas rings, fridge, toaster, mixer, and all other necessary utensils plus a very generous amount of glass and kitchenware with pieces of colorful local ceramics.
Los Olivillos is an organic smallholding perched above Ferreirola with stunning open views of the mountains.Set in a natural habitat of great beauty, the apartments sit in a cozy, quiet, open part of the property. Surrounded by ancient Moorish villages it borders the Sierra Nevada Nature Park and several 800-year-old trails start nearby. La Taha's 7 villages are within walking distance, each offering their local produce, (air cured ham, pottery, colorful cotton rugs, basquetry...), Moorish architecture, warmth and good terraces for free tapas with a view! Local dishes, vegetarian and vegan food can be had in Mecina's L'atelier restaurant,15 minutes walk away. Los Olivillos' female owner delights in offering safe, relaxed accommodation for all types of travellers and visitors. She can be helpful if needed, but will otherwise remain unobtrusive. A basket of seasonal home produce awaits you upon arrival. Your visit helps us keep the smallholding going and take steps to make it more sustainable.
Preferred on a Saturday but can be flexible if necessary.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. High Season: Christmas, Easter and 15 July - 15 September. Low Season: Rest of the year. Bookings for less than 1 week are only accepted in low season. Daily rates available on request.
We spent two weeks at Los Olivillos and had the most wonderful stay. The villa, situated amongst dramatic mountain scenery had a garden full of fruit trees, herbs and wild flowers. Every morning we woke to the singing of Golden Orioles and butterflies and bees filled the garden . We had the perfect host in Surya who provided a wonderful ‘welcome basket’ of home grown fresh vegetables , herbs and chutneys and, although living on site, created the perfect mix of not being intrusive but being approachable and friendly. She was most helpful in providing local information when needed; the range of local walks and villages to visit were excellent. Our apartment was clean and comfortable and simply but artfully furnished.
We were sad to leave and would definitely go back again and would recommend it to other’s looking for a peaceful getaway in the Sierra Nevada.
We stayed in Los Olivillos for 2 weeks. The first week we stayed in Estrella (3 persons) and the second week in Luna (2 persons).
Luna is a little cozily furnished one bedroom apartment with a small kitchen that is equipped enough for cooking your own meals. Most of the windows have an insect mesh and can be left open during the night without worrying about any flies disturbing your sleep. The bathroom is spacious and comfortable. There's a good WiFi coverage both inside and outside the apartment.
One of the best parts of the apartment is the terrace with a big parasol where you can enjoy your meals and that opens into a beautiful lush garden with lavender, roses and fruit trees. Every morning you can watch the sun rise from behind the mountains and during the night, when it's dark, you can enjoy watching the stars. If you leave the parasol open before you go out in the morning, then it will keep the terrace cool an you can use it even on rather hot days close to siesta time.
The garden is my personal favorite. It is full of birds, butterflies and bees and occasionally you'll get a visit from one of the cats of the house. The cats will gladly keep you company if your interested and show you the best places in the garden for relaxing in the shade. Don't forget to enjoy walking barefoot in the cooling grass and dreaming away in the hammock in the evening shade. If you're looking for magic, you'll find some here.
The owner is very friendly and helpful and speaks perfect English which gives you the opportunity to find out everything you always wanted to know about the way of life in the villages, organic farming and much more. Besides being a fascinating person, she is excellent in giving her guests their full privacy so that during your stay your apartment and garden are your home where you can truly relax.
We have been staying in several houses in the Alpujarra over the past 15 years and Los Olivillos has become our new favorite. We definitely recommend this accommodation and hope to return again next year.
This is a very special place to stay, even in the hottest month the garden is lush and full of flowers and wonderful fruit, the views are sublime and their is a palpable sense of peace and tranquiliity. Surya the owner if very welcoming and deposits fruit and vegatables on the doorstep at regular intervals. La Luna is cosy and comfortable and the kitchen has all you need. The surrounding area is stunning, there are great walks and lovely meals in the nearby village of Mecina. We had a very special holiday here.
The smallholding of Los Olivillos sits snugly on a hillside, with splendid views overlooking the mountains and nearby valley. It's the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the peaceful environment or combine chilling with energetic hikes in Las Alpujarras. The garden is lovingly care for and makes a lovely spot for relaxing, while the nearby picturesque villages of La Taha are easily explored on foot. A few nice restaurants and bars lie 10-15 mins walk away in Mecina. Los Olivillos is highly recommended for a relaxing, revitalising break.