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Colonial Cottage With Garden And "Olympic" Size Pool 20m x 10m



Updated: 30-Aug-2016
Cottage in Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia, Spain

This delightfully, in a colonial style, restored cortijo (farmhouse) is situated in the dramatic scenery landscapes of Las Alpujarras. Surrounded by mountains - the Sierra Nevada to the north and the Cotraviesa to the south - the cottage is hidden away amidst ancient olive trees, just 5 minutes from the lively market town of Orgiva. A very large covered terrace, built in old fashioned bricks and wood, and the breathtaking "Olympic" swimming pool (20 x 10 m !!!) are set in the stunning scenery of a semi-tropical garden.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine

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Sleepy hideaway in the hot Spanish sun

  • 4 of 5

We (family of 4 with childeren of 15 & 20) had a wonderful stay in this charming cottage, tucked away behind electronic gates just outside of the town of Orgiva. As rustic as it looks from the photos, the accommodation is simple enough - everything works as described and there is also a CD player, TV & WiFi (though not throughout).

What is delightful, is the feel of the place - a small orange orchard to the rear, olive & pomegranate trees and some wonderful sub tropical plants make it seem that you are in a different, by-gone era.

The hosts property is right next door but because of the design you hardly feel overlooked at all (plus they are are out working in the town most days)

There are a few farms locally so you will hear dogs barking but they are not loud enough to annoy. Dusk brings birds, bats and lizards - the latter using the lights of the front terrace to hunt moths and insects!.

The fab pool makes the hot days cool - a dip every hour or so did it for us, flip on the lights and the night time swimming was idyllic. Just over waist deep makes it is ideal great for youngish kids.

Pasqual, Loli & their daughter Alba are fantastic hosts - communication was good and they were there to help when we needed it. They also run a restaurant in the town which we recommend too.

Orgiva itself is hotchpotch of a place, it feels slightly off its best but I guess that is the same for most of southern europe just now - some nice bars, good supermarkets, artisan cheese & cake shops - a working spanish farming & tourism centre then throw in a sizable hippy community and there you have it.

Driving in and out you're going to be going along some amazing roads, keep to the speed limit and take care on the bends until you get used to it - lorries and coaches use these roads too!

We give it 4 stars because we have stayed in holiday accommodation that demands 5, this is a little different but because of the setting, the pool and the hosts - if you are looking for a clean, well run, rustic villa then this is for you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended


30 min. drive to Mediterranean beaches with lots of coves to discover.


Granada - 45 min.

Almeria - 90 min.

Malaga - 100 min.

If you wish to explore the area fully, a car is highly recommended.

Further Details:

Orgiva - lively market town with lots of bars, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, cinema, hospital.


Rental rates

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Rate 4
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required to confirm the booking and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day: normally Saturday, please enquire
We ask guests to arrive after 3.30pm and to vacate the cottage by 10.30am on departure day.

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Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Luxury bathroom with bath & shower over, toilet, double basin and washing machine.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bedroom with wooden floor. 1 twin bedroom with wooden floor.


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

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


  • Outside: A large 60 m2 terrace provides you with this unique colonial atmosphere. The garden (5.000 m2) planted with all type of fruit trees, like olives, oranges, mandarines, lemons, grapes, figs, almonds, pomegranates and some tropical fruits, invites you to wander around as you wish and to pick fruits in season. A great joy to experience is the gurgling of the water in the irrigation channels or fountains, like butterflies and birds do. And of course, the wonderful private filtered swimming pool in the "Olympic" size of 20 x 10 m !!! , with depth of min. 80 cm and max. 130 cm, perfect for children and older people; with very large stair, underwater seating area and illuminated by night. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided, except for pool and beach.

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