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Lovely,secluded Cortijo in Organic Olive Grove,private pool & amazing views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cortijo set at 800m on the Southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada between Cañar & Orgiva, la Alpujarra - Peaceful location with spectacular views

Lovely LOV is situated at 800m & lies amongst centuries old olive trees, originally planted by the Moors, giving very private & tranquil surroundings. From the poolside terrace enjoy a magnificent view of the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada with whitewashed villages and shady woodlands sweeping down to the valley floor. The Cortijo is truly idylic in its setting with each season bringing its own delights. Start picking oranges for your breakfast juice in January, Nispolas , Cherrys & Grapefruit in April/May, ripe , juicy Aprikots in May & from then on a large variety of peaches, pears, plums, apples, almonds & figs in summer. Pommegranat & Charonfruit sweeten up the autumn. Avocado harvest is from December to March .

Soaking up the sun by the pool, hearing the faint rustle of the palm leaves, watching the soaring flight of the eagles above you, observing butterflies & listening to the birds sing, you understand the true meaning of a totally relaxing & stress free location. For children it´s pure paradise, lots of ground to explore, fish & chicken to feed, toys & games are supplied , olive trees can be climbed & conquered.There is a large collection of english, german, dutch & spanish books& DVDs.

The Cortijo is very light, spacious, immaculately kept to a high standard, well equipped & with its love for detail offers you a home away from home & a warm welcome. The thick walls, double glazing & insulated roof ensures a cool house in summer & a cosy warm home in winter. 2 silent but potent standing fans ensure a cool mainroom in summer, the cast iron woodburner, with window to watch the dancing flames, warms the mainroom & the heart, the 2 bedrooms have heat-air-conditioning. Free WIFI indoors & outside terraces.

The helpful but unobtrusive owners live nearby.

More Details

Owner
Bettina
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

August 2016

Hi Tina,well we're home, fully charged and ready to go, although I have to admit that's its hard not to keep saying.."this time last week we were sitting by the pool....etc"

The 2 weeks that we spent at LOV were truly some of the best time away we have ever had. The accommodation that you have put together is second to none, We honestly couldn't think of a single thing that could have been any better. The setting is just perfect, and I defy anyone not to be able to relax and feel the strains of every day life just ebb away. Being able to pick the organic fruit and veg was just the icing on the cake for us.

So Tina, a huge, huge thank you from both Don and I for a making our holiday just perfect. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend LOV. Looking forward to the next time.

Hi Bettina.Back in chilly Scotland. Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at LOV... magical.Its my 60th next May.Will be in touch for a booking then. May2015

We really enjoyed our stay in LOV. It's such a beautiful cortijo in a stunning setting. All the finishing touches you provided, like the eggs, the wine, flowers and other commodities provided made us feel so welcome. Megan and Olivia loved cooling off in the pool, surrounded by such amazing views! We thought Missi and Benson were both gorgeous and Megan and Olivia loved finding Missi outside on the patio waiting to say hello most mornings.Thanks again for everything.We can't wait to come back and are hoping to do so next year.April2015

I was raving about your house & the amazing veggies, fruits, olive oils &everything else tonight at a friend's house. We were blown away by how well it was stocked with everything we didn't even know we would need. Stacey,August24th-31st2013

Us3!We had such a good restful holiday–perfect.We have to say LOV is the best cottage we have stayed in both Spain&Portugal.It was an added bonus to have had the opportunity to share your organic fruit, vegetables&your girls eggs were the best!! Thank you for having us, we miss it already,only after being back at work for a day!!!.We highly recommend this little bit of 'Andalusian Paradise' LOV is an ACE place.We are hoping to return very soon!4. August 2012
May 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Órgiva in Alpujarra Granadina

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bedrooms have their own fully equipped en-suite bathrooms, with bath, integrated shower and WC. Both feature a big window with a view. Towels and soap are, of course supplied. A hairdryer is provided for each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom) Notes on bedrooms: LOV Olivos Viejos features 2 spacious bedrooms,1 with a double bed,the other has 2 single beds.Both have a walk-in wardrobe.A comfy chair & little table give you the possibility to have a moment to yourself to enjoy a book or write a letter.Cot available. Each bedroom has heat-air-conditioning, so a good night sleep is guaranteed in summer & winter.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: A potent cast iron wood burner, with glass windows to watch the flames, heats up the Main room in cooler winter nights. Wood for wood burner not included in rental price.. Basic food supplies as tea, coffee, milk, spices, sugar, salt, rice, pasta, flour, vinegar, organic olive oil, soja sauce, honey, eggs, etc are provided along with any amount of organic fruit and vegetables you care to pick. If our ladies are willing, there are more than enough eggs to share to provide for a delicious breakfast. You will find a bottle of El Oro del llano, our own olive oil made of organically grown olives. In the unlikely event of you being unwell there is no need to try your spanish with the local doctors at the health centre. Axel, a practising German GP with excellent English, lives 300m uphill from LOV. Outside: The large, partly roofed private terrace with barbeque, garden furniture and sunbeds offers stunning views over the sierras. The filtered pool (6m x 4m x 1.9m) is strictly private. On the second terrace in front of the cortijo you can catch the last rays of the evening sun or admire a star lit sky at night. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, bathroom and pool towels are provided. LOV is being thoroughly cleaned before you come & you will find everything from washing up liquid to washing powder. The pool is being cleaned twice weekly by us.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Lovely,secluded Cortijo in Organic Olive Grove,private pool & amazing views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The cortijo is well appointed, beautifully situated and very welcoming. Bettina adds her personal hospitality and generosity without being in any way intrusive. There are numerous beautiful walks through the surrounding area, though plenty of stamina is needed. Lovely local villages to explore and plenty of nice places to eat. But, we could happily have just stayed around the villa, going for short walks and enjoying the lovely produce grown and shared by Bettina, and her ladies (the hens). We, as a couple, stayed in the villa with a friend and there was more than enough space for us to enjoy being together and also have times of privacy when wanted. The three of us will happily return when we can.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great property in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from two perfect weeks at this property. It is a fantastic place to stay; a really well appointed, comfortable house. Everything has been thought of here, from the creation of spaces for outdoor living to the provision of kitchen equipment to the selection of maps, guides and reading materials. It may seem impossible but in this case the house and grounds are even better than the website shows! It is situated on a hillside about 5 km above the town of Orgiva, nestling among the olive groves. This assures peace - and complete privacy - yet it's only minutes from town. The immediate area has great walking opportunities and a host of interesting villages to explore, while Granada is only around a 50 minute drive from the house. It's been many years since we were last in Las Alpujarras but having just enjoyed a perfect fortnight at this property it certainly won't be long before we'll be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

First class,spotless and fully equipped

  • 5 of 5

We have spend a perfect honeymoon in LOV. We wanted something special, we got something extraordinary!

There were fresh flowers in all rooms, roses in our bedroom ,candles inside and outside, chilled cava & a basket filled with delicious fruit on arrival.

The beautifully kept gardens, crystal clear large pool, totally private surroundings, the song of golden oriels in the morning, an immaculate, spacious, comfortable home, the traditional rustic touches like the wooden beamed ceilings and the natural stone walls on the pool terrace , and and and..... it took our breath away.

Thank you for 10 perfect days!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Totally relaxing home from home

  • 5 of 5

We have returned to LOL many times and never tire of it. Tina makes sure that this wonderful hideaway welcomes you with open arms, and it takes only moments of being there to let the stresses of ordinary life fall away and to begin to feel totally relaxed. There is everything you need at hand for cooking, swimming, reading, and the only problem is tearing yourself away from this lovely place to explore further afield. There are lots of good places to eat out nearby, but all you need for eating simply at home at LOL. Tina makes the cottage so pretty and comfortable with so many thoughtful touches. When it is really hot, the super cool and quiet fans she has provided make for blissful sleep at night. There can be no kinder a hostess. No wonder we love LOL and Tina too.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The warm and friendly owners Tina and Axel, have created the perfect place to unwind and connect with nature. Impeccably clean, oozing with charm and style, filled with so many thoughtful touches. As soon as you arrive a sense of peace descends and you instantly feel at home. Perfectly located for day trips to Granada or the coast but, I guarantee, you'll find it difficult to drag yourself away from the beautiful surroundings! We absolutely loved it, it was exactly what we needed. Thank you! <3

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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5

Perfekt place!

  • 5 of 5

Third time we visited Los Olivos Viejos.

Thanks to Tina and Axel still incredible. Fantastic. Best ever!

Will definitively visit again!!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Location

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is Salobrena at 35 km - in summer a 45 min drive.

Travel:

Nearest airport Granada 50km, 1 hour by car. Malaga airport 120km, 1 1/2 hours by car. Car hire is essential.

Distances:

Orgiva 7 min by car. Granada 45 - 60 mins by car.

Further Details:

Orgiva, the nearest village, lies about 500m below LOV and 5km downhill. You’ll find banks, cash machines, post office, various supermarkets, 2 health shops, a police station and an emergency health centre. A GP, English spoken, lives nearby. Orgiva has developed into a small centre of alternative culture, combining old Spanish tradition with ecologically minded influence of the foreign community. Bookings can be made in advance for massage or reflexology sessions in your holiday home (payment on delivery).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Órgiva, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate4
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£808
for 7 nights
£808
 
 
Rate2
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£583
for 7 nights
£583
 
 
Rate1
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£449
for 5 nights
From
£90
£539
 
 
saison
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£449
for 5 nights
From
£90
£539
 
 
saison
31 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£583
for 7 nights
£583
 
 
Season
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£808
for 7 nights
£808
 
 
Season
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£583
for 7 nights
£583
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-returnable deposit of 25% per week is required at time of booking with the balance being due 6 weeks before arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Saturday Arrival in high season. Arrival 4pm and departing by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. Payment in pound possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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