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Finca With Olive Grove And Private Pool



Updated: 25-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine

About the property

Cortijo between Orgiva / Lanjaron, Lower Alpujarras - Peaceful, Pretty Location With Beautiful Views Towards The Village Of Orgiva

Cortijo Derry a beautifully renovated Spanish farmhouse lies in a peaceful valley in Orgiva 10 mins drive from Lanjaron. Orgiva is a thriving market town well documented in Chris Stewart's book 'Driving Over Lemons'. Lanjaron famous for its healing spa waters acts as a gateway to the Alpujarra Mountains. Cortijo Derry is within easy reach of the Costa Tropical with many lovely seaside towns and the magical city of Granada, both about 40 min, drive, or the charming white mountain villages. Private artwork and cosy furnishings make this Cortijo feel like home. The pretty front terrace is shaded by the spreading branches of an ancient olive tree, and affords beautiful views of the mountains and church spires of Orgiva. The pool terrace, is accessed through a cool covered courtyard with gates and very safe for children; it has views of the mountains and extensive olive grove on which the Cortijo lies. Also growing on the land are orange, lemon, almond and a variety of other fruit trees.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Evelyn O'Leary
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

1 Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Wonderful relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here last summer and I have to say we had a great holiday. The views from this Finca are breathtaking. The house is large and spacious and the kitchen had a large table which we could all sit around but we used the wonderful terrace at the front of the house nearly all the time to eat out on. The terrace has a great long table which everyone could gather around and in the evenings was perfect for that glass of Spanish wine! The house is rustic and charming, it has no television, which suited us fine as we wanted to get away from all that and the kids didn't even look for it, they were so busy playing in the private pool until late in the evening and the pool side bar was great hit with everyone. You would definitely need a car here as the village of Orgiva is a short distance which you could walk into but if you had small kids it wouldn't be an option and also there are great beaches just a short drive away and of course Granada is on it's doorstep!

The owners were extremely helpful and had left loads of information for us on the surrounding area, where to eat, things to do etc. and also the house has a lot of toys, games and books etc. and Ann who met us and brought us to the villa was lovely and also a fountain of information.

We will definitely be returning and we've heard that they have Wifi now which will be handy.

Couldn't recommend this place highly enough if you want to get away from it all and still have the option of great seaside resorts!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

If you would like any leisure activities, we can help arrange yoga,cooking, and art based holidays, skiing, horse riding, cycling, walking/hiking/climbing etc, just ask; and for people or families who are enjoying an activity based holiday we can provide delicious packed lunches and dinners using seasonal, and whenever possible organic and locally produced produce.


The nearest beach is Salobrena, on the unspoilt Costa Tropical about 40 – 45 mins drive away, which has a long wide beach, sunbeds, and lots of lovely beach bars (popular for sardines). The coast in both directions east or west is dotted with little coves, fishing villages or larger resorts with water parks, lively bars and entertainment if needed.


The nearest airport is Granada about 45/50 min drive. Monarch from Gatwick or Ryanair from Stansted or Liverpool. Malaga is about 2 hours drive and most other airports and airlines arrive here including Aerlingus from Cork and Dublin and Ryanair from Dublin. Ryanair also fly from Dublin to Almeria about 2 hours drive. Car hire is advisable but taxi/private hire can be arranged if required.


Orgiva about 5 min drive way, with its white washed streets and ethnic market on a Thursday is always popular. The unusual church spires can be seen from the Cortijo and walkers will have no trouble in enjoying a stroll taking about 30 mins there. Lanjaron is about a 10-15 mins. drive. A busy, typical Spanish working town. Plenty of local shops, bars, restaurants and the Banario for its famous water and treatments. There are lots of beautiful walks in and around Orgiva and Lanjaron.

Further Details:

In both Orgiva and Lanjaron there is a good range of shops, open from 9-2 and 5-8 approx for all your food requirements, tourist shops, ie postcards plus more. Orgiva can provide more home from home provisions if required - ie teabags! In both villages you will find a post office and plenty of banks. Numerous bars, most serve food too - free tapas with every beer or wine, and plenty of restaurants as well. This charming interesting area has a very low cost of living and you can enjoy excellent wines and locally produced and organic produce at very affordable prices. The province makes the boast that you can ski in the Sierra Nevada snow capped peaks in the morning and on the coast in the afternoon. The Cortijo is perfectly situated to also visit the white villages of the Alpujarra including Bubion and Capiliera. The wild flowers of May and early June are a joy to see and the region has the largest number of unique botanical species in Europe. The Sierra is inhabited by herds of mountain goats, wild boar, eagles and partridge. Olives are harvested in December and January and the Almond blossom in February is a beautiful sight. La Alpujarra is a unique part of Andalucia and has something to offer the visitor throughout the year. The fiestas are also a great experience. There is a vibrant water fiesta in Lanjaron in June and the town puts on a stirring Semana Santa also during Easter Week. Orgiva has some great fiestas too, inc the annual one on September 24 and 25th and Dia del Senor an eccentric fiesta the second Thursday before Easter. Of course a must for this holiday is a visit to the famous Alhambra Palace. It is recommended that you book in advance any time of the year and this can easily be done on line. The old Moorish capital of Granada has a story of passionate flamenco and classical guitar culture.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Cleaning Fee £65

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is asked for on booking, payment made as a transfer in euros to a Spanish account and the remainder can be paid for in euros on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days can be flexible, but if there is a same day change guest will be required to leave by 10am latest and arrivals coming no earlier than 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Long term letting available

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Updated: 25-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • villa


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


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


  • Child's Highchair

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • House bathroom with bath/shower over WC. In the courtyard a shower room, with washing and WC facilities, includes washing machine.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 large master bedroom with king size bed and storage. Bedroom 2 with double bed and storage space. Bedroom 3 with ¾ double bed and storage space. Bedroom 4 with 4 bunk beds (children’s room) and storage. Bedroom 5 selfcontained kingsized roo


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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered


  • Notes on accommodation: Cortijo Derry is particularly suitable for a large family or families sharing or larger groups of friends and family. Safe for children. Long term letting available. Outside: There is a good sized private pool with sitting patio area around, it is surrounded by fence, rimmed with bamboo and planted with jasmine and passion fruit. There is access from the front of the house through a shaded courtyard with built in seating and ornate metal gates. It is very safe for children and here are lovely views of the old olive grove, the spectacular mountains and the land extends further with many olive, nut and fruit trees which can be enjoyed during the seasonal period. To the front of the Cortijo is a large terrace shaded by a beautiful old olive tree with a charming well equipped barbeque area with a large wooden table and chairs for eating out and a swing in the tree for the children. The terrace offers idyllic views in all directions of the Sierra Nevada mountains, snow-capped in winter and at night under the stars you can see the twinkling lights of the hillside white villages and the church spires of Orgiva in the quiet distance. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding provided and towels but not including pool or beach towels. Sufficient linen is provided for weekly bed changes, 2-3 towels per person per week but a washing machine is available if required for personal or house washing.

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