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Country House - Private Pool, Large Terrain, Orchard, Mountain Views, Ecologic



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Country House in La Taha, Pitres, High Alpujarra, Sierra Nevada, Andalucia - Peaceful Location Just Outside the Village in the Silence of the Mountain Scenery

Cortijo la Suerte, a charming holiday home in the Alpujarras region of Andalucia in southern Spain is situated on the southern slopes of Spanish Sierra Nevada (Alpujarras). A 'cortijo' is a small farm, or farmhouse. 'Suerte' means luck, chance, fate or good fortune. It was our good fortune (or perhaps fate) to acquire this rustic farmhouse, and we hope that you will be fortunate enough to visit Cortijo la Suerte.

Cortijo la Suerte provides comfort, simplicity and privacy, and gives our guests an authentic experience of Spanish rural life. It has stunning views, fruit trees, own spring water, about one acre of land. It is situated on the slopes near the village of Pitres. The nearest neighbours are farmers. The large swimming pool, jacuzzi, central heating in the living room and floor heating in the two main bedrooms are luxuries that add to the rural living style. Electricity is provided by solar panels, backed up by an ecological low noise generator.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

About the Owner

We are a Dutch couple, Bruno a retired engineer and Pauline, a qualified occupational therapist. We have traveled all over the world and we now live in Holland, though we still travel a lot. Our children have settled in Holland, Australia and France and we have three grandchildren. We enjoy gardening, skiing, hiking in the mountains, tennis and field hockey. Pauline played the violin in the Delfts Symphonie Orkest (www.hetdso.nl), a high quality amateur orchestra. Ivan is the caretaker of the Cortijo. He is British and lives in Mecina, a village in the valley below us. He will welcome you, show you around and help you when needed. Liz, his partner makes the most wonderful cakes and jams. Loli is a young Spanish lady who does the cleaning and the laundry service.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hace tres días que hemos vuelto a Sevilla y todos los días nos acordamos de lo bien que lo hemos pasado en el Cortijo la Suerte, realmente nos ha encantado la casa. Está ubicada en un entorno impresionante, desde la terraza de arriba nos hemos tomado cada mañana un té contemplando las maravillosas vistas del valle y algunas tardes yo he practicado un poco de yoga en el mismo sitio.

Nos ha impresionado el enorme esfuerzo y el trabajo que hacéis para que la casa sea sostenible y respetuosa con el medioambiente, os damos la enhorabuena por ello. Aunque hemos podido comprobar que esto también tiene algunas incomodidades, una noche se acabó el gas y no pudimos cambiar la bombona hasta el día siguiente que vino Iván... en fin, supongo que son cosas normales en este tipo de casas.

Hemos aprovechado el entorno haciendo varias rutas de media y alta montaña (subimos al Mulhacen!) y visitado todos los pueblos de la zona y nos ha encantado! La piscina estaba muy limpia y la hemos disfrutado mucho.

Han sido unas vacaciones perfectas y solo encontramos palabras bonitas para el Cortijo la Suerte! En el futuro nos encantaría volver a pasar unos días a esta maravillosa casa.

Muchas gracias por todo y por permitir que otras personas puedan disfrutar de su casa.
Aug 2014
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From the Owner

A 'cortijo' is a small farm, or farmhouse. 'Suerte' means luck, chance, fate or good fortune. It was our good fortune (or perhaps fate) to acquire this rustic farmhouse, and we hope that you will be fortunate enough to visit Cortijo la Suerte.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


The main beach at Salobrena is about 1 hour away. The Costa del Sol is a fairly well developed stretch of coastline, but there are also a number of less well known bays along protected stretches of coast.


Granada is the closest airport at 1 hour 30 minutes drive and is served by Ryanair (from Stansted and Liverpool) and by Monarch (from Gatwick). Malaga is served by most other airlines and is about 2hrs and 10 minutes by car. You can reach us via public transport, but car hire is highly recommended and very easy to arrange. We will be happy to advice you.


Orgiva is the closest town of any significant size and is about 40 mins away. Pitres is within walking distance and has shops, a bank, bars,restaurants and 24/7 medical centre. Local villages Mecina and Portugos and Busquistar have more restaurants. The city of Granada with the world famous Alhmbra Palace is one hour and fifteen minutes by car. The Sierra Nevada ski slopes are roughly 2 hours away. Everything else to enjoy your holiday is on the doorstep, visit the famous white villages in the Poqeira valley (10 min)

Further Details:

The Alpujarras is a wonderful place for a holiday and for relaxing generally. It is ideal for walking and offers a vast range of options from challenging high level snow line walks to casual meanderings around the valley. Wherever you go you are accompanied by the sound of water, either from the racing Rio Trevelez and Rio Poqueira, or from the innumerable irrigation channels delivering water to the cultivated land. It is a unique area, treasured by the Moors until they were expelled by the Christians in the 15th century, and there are still many signs of their occupation. Most notably the syle of Berber architecture, little white box houses with flat grey roofs supported by sturdy chestnut timbers.

Many people choose to use this area as a base for visiting the city of Granada and the magical Alhambra palace, or for day trips to the coast, but many more are content to simply relax and unwind, enjoying one of the most tranquil holiday spots in Europe. Every season has something special to offer in an area famed for its array of wild flora and fauna. Other activities you can pursue here include painting, horse riding, paragliding, cannoning, guided walks, cycling, mountain biking, sitting, thinking and mellowing. There are a variety of restaurants around, including vegetarian establishments. There are local produce markets, bakeries, a travelling greengrocery van and a fish van to meet all needs. Once you are here, there's no need to leave!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Middle Season
15 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
High season
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
Middle Season
2 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The rent is inclusive of linen, towels, gas, water, final cleaning and WiFi internet. Further details can be found on our personal website. After the first payment has been received a proof of payment is sent to the renter, together with a description of the route and the location of the meeting place, the arrival and departure date and the name and mobile telephone number of the caretaker, who will deliver the keys and show you around in the Cortijo.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time end afternoon, Departure time 10 am
We presently offer our guests the opportunity to travel outside the weekends, i.e. the changeover day is flexible. So far this has worked fine, our guests appreciate this option

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are per week in Euros. A discount is given for longer periods outside the main season. See our personal website.
The rent includes everything: bed linen, towels, final cleaning, electricity (solar panels and a silenced backup generator), water (from our own spring ) gas, WiFi internet. Free firewood when available, extra supplies will be charged.
During your stay the annex will not be rented to others, so you have complete privacy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Cortijo la Suerte provides comfort, simplicity and privacy, and gives us an authentic experience of Spanish rural life. It is a charming holiday home in the Alpujarras region of Andalucia in southern Spain. You will love the tranquility of the house and the superb and unspoiled environment, relax at the large private pool and enjoy the pretty local village of Pitres, visit the neighbouring villages, wander through the rustic farmland and trek the rugged hillsides and mountain slopes.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, washbasin and toilet on upper floor Bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet next to living room. En-suite bathroom with shower, washbasin to bedroom 3. Toilet annex. Jacuzzi bathroom next to middle terrace.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is large with a double bed and washstand. Bedroom 2 is smaller, next to the main bedroom and has two single beds. Bedroom 3 has a double bed and bathroom. It is situated in a cozy building with its own terrace and toilet next to the pool.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Because of the hilly area and the deep, unfenced swimming pool, the house seems less appropriate for children under 6 years. Internet access is included in the rent. The toilet of the third bathroom is outside the annex, so it can be accessed from the pool area. Outside: There are several possibilities for barbecue. The upper part of the property has a fruit garden. All the fruits of the season are yours to enjoy! (see the fruit calendar on our personal website) On the highest terrace is a large table for dining in the open air. The middle terrace, with BBQ, is covered and it is the best place to stay on a hot summers day. The Jacuzzi is next to this terrace. There are several outdoor chairs and tables. On the terrace next to the private swimming pool you can stay all day and there is ample possibility to take sunbaths. And last but not least: on the romantic terrace in front of the annex (with third bedroom) you can sit under the trees, away from the everything around you. There is plenty of place on the property to set up tents for the children or for campervans for passing guests. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included as well as cleaning of the house at the end of your stay. The caretaker can do your laundry if required (fee not included). Other: The upper floor has one large bedroom (double bed) and a smaller bedroom with two single beds. Central heating and floor heating for cold times. Two doors open to large terraces overlooking the valley. Jaccuzzi next to the middle terrace

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