|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This wonderful and comfortable house has been lovingly restored within a quiet, private and enclosed walled garden full of roses, two lawns and exotic plants. The main house is on two levels. Two connected living rooms on the ground floor with a winter wood burning stove, three bedrooms and a bathroom on the 1st floor. The well equipped kitchen and dining room is adjoining the main house and has air-conditioning.
There are lots of terraces for eating and sitting outside depending on the time of day and shade from the sun! The 9 x 4m pool is fabulous. From the pool terrace and verdant lawns you can see to the top of the highest mountain Mulhacen at 3481m often covered in snow, and down into the valley 500m below. The Casita apartment has two bedrooms, a bathroom and a sitting room with a wood burning stove.
The property is "off-road" and is accessed by a private road used by local residents. Initially the private road is tarmac but it does become a dirt track and it is narrow with steep drops at times.
'Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house with us. It exceeded even our expectations and was absolutely perfect in every way, catering for the needs of each member of our party - from birdwatching to star gazing to sitting inside hidden from adults plotting during the heat of the day (this last only the 11 and 12 year old thankfully). We only wish we had booked it for longer - and probably will do next year.'
'Just wanted to let you know we had another fantastic time at The Cortijo. Although different to August, the end of May is just as healing and captivating. I know we'll want to go back.
My daughter loved it. (She's nearly 7) and the familiarity of having been before was fab. The place is truely blessed - I miss it already.'
'I just loved the house, so cool inside during the beautifully hot days outside. The views are incredible, I spent most of the time gazing into the far distance, and the stars at night...'
'..taking me away from here is a crime!'
We were blown away by the views and by the charm of this property as soon as we arrived. It's not a single villa but a small cluster of buildings, with an almost hobbit like feel and the most breathtaking 360% views over the mountains and the valley below. Even in August there were many beautiful flowers, two areas of lush lawn and countless huge bunches of grapes from the mature vines, thanks to the automated irrigation system. It was almost like having our own miniature village. We seemed to spend a good proportion of our time, both during the day and in the evenings, marvelling at the beauty of the place and its surroundings and congratulating ourselves on having found such a magical location for our holiday. We were a family group of 8 and there was plenty of space. A great well equipped kitchen opening out to a BBQ and eating area looking out across the valley and the mountains beyond, with two white villages perched in the mountains. There are actually 3 villages, only two of which can be seen from the house. There's a great walk from the lower to the middle and up top the top village. Unfortunately it's a little too far to walk from the house to any of the villages, and the shops are small, so it's best to stock up well with food and drink on the way from the airport. But they have plenty of places to eat and drink. Great pool with plenty of space for pool and outdoor games. Altogether, very highly recommended.
Special interest holidays:
Great access to many walking, mountain cycling, motorcycling and riding centres in the Alpujarras and the Sierra Nevada. The house is complete with guidebooks and maps, and local guides can take you on more ambitious walks.
Coast 40 minutes by road. Beachside restaurants (chiringuito's) dotted along coast.
Granada airport is the nearest airport, 55 mins by motorway and A roads. Malaga 1.75 hours and Almeria 2.5 hours journey by car. Car hire is readily available at all airports.
The local town Orgiva 15 mins, Granada 50 mins, beautiful whitewashed villages of Pampaneira, Bubion and Capillera are nearby with Pampaneira only 8 mins away by car.
This part of Spain is one of the few remaining areas where tapas are still served with drinks, free of charge and made famous by Chris Stewarts Book 'Driving Over Lemons'. You are surrounded by views of the stunning Sierra Nevada, capped with snow until late spring and February the ideal time for skiing. It is a paradise for walkers, with a wide variety of flora and fauna and many mapped paths. Locally one can trek by horseback or just walk to Greece or Portugal along the old pilgrim route. Moorish architecture is abundant and signs of a very ancient agriculture are written all over the mountain-sides. The most beautiful stretch of totally unspoiled coastline is a drive away to the east at the Cabo de Gata. Here it rarely rains and the beaches are stunning with clear blue waters perfect for diving or snorkeling. At Salobrena, at 40 minute drive away, one can eat freshly caught and barbecued sardines at the beach side restaurants. Granada is a legend in itself, quintessentially Spanish, both vibrant and ancient. The Alhambra is a must to visit. Because of limited tickets it’s essential to book in advance!
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7 Apr 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A non-returnable deposit of 30% is required as confirmation of booking with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival.
Saturday changeovers in high season and negotiable at other times. Ideal arrival time around 16:00 (always best to do a good shop along coast beforehand) and leaving time 10:00.