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Zoe Cawthorn

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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APARTMENT APARTMENT CASTANO 1: 1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 2

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Orgiva - Cortijo El Castano

A Place in the Sun 'Arabian arches and mosaics echo the style of the Alhambra'

Sunbathe by the private pool in the peace and quiet amongst the olive groves of Tijola, near Orgiva, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Enjoy the wonderful sunsets and star gaze at night, wtih a glass of wine after enjoying a BBQ. Buy your vegetables and fresh fish from the small local market town of Orgiva. Visit the white washed Berber villages which cling to the southern slopes of Spain’s highest mountain range or visit the Alhambra Palace and go shopping or eat out in the famous city of Granada. Recently described by Chris Stewart in his best selling book 'Driving Over Lemons' this rural area offers peace and tranquillity with easy access to the bars, restaurants and supermarkets in Orgiva. Just 1 hour south of Granada and 1 hr 40 mins east of Malaga, with the coast and golf only 35 mins away and skiing in the winter, just 1 hour 15 mins, the villa has been designed with the 16th century Alhambra Palace in mind, but with all the luxuries and comforts of the 21 century

Details for holiday apartment Apartment Castano 1, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

This apartment has been designed to offer flexibility of accommodation, the focus of which is a large private balcony with splendid mountain views. A delightful place to enjoy a BBQ. Bedrooms: one, two or three double bedrooms available all with large fitted wardrobes, ceiling fans, air-conditioning and central heating. Each has a TV aerial point.* Bathrooms: one or two available, each beautifully finished with luxury showers and central heating. Sitting Room: comfortably furnished including TV, ceiling fans, central heating. French windows onto large balcony area, with distant views over the small pueblo of Los Tablones and the Contraviesa mountain range. Kitchen: Fully fitted and very well equipped (partly open plan) with large fridge/freezer, dish washer, use of washing machine, electric cooker, hob and microwave.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is the first holiday where we haven't gone rushing around all the time but sat back and 'chilled'. That is a testament to the fabulous surroundings and relaxed fab hosts. Sun, wine, swimming and great views - fantastic. Thank you Zoe and Nigel
Oct 2010
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Zoe Cawthorn

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
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Nigel and I (Zoe) met in 1998 and realised that we both had a desire to live in the sun. We started looking for our dream place in the year 2000. The minute we discovered this beautiful area of Spain, we knew that this is where we wanted to be. We bought the property in 2003 and spent the next 3 years renovating it to bring it up to date. We wanted to make sure that it was updated to a high level of comfort. We have been pleased with the comments people have given us about how much they have enjoyed the property.

Zoe Cawthorn purchased this apartment in 2003

The location and views were what attracted us to the property! We knew that we would be renovating any property that we bought, so our main concern was the views and the location. Just two and a half kilometres from the market town of Origva and with spectacular views of the mountains, we find that everyone who stays here loves it. Some of the best walking areas of Europe are all around. It is so easy to access so many places from here - the beach 30 mins drive and the ski resort of the Sierra Nevada just over an hours drive away. It is so easy to access motorways to visit Granada, the coast, Cordoba and Sevilla. The mountain villages are within easy reach - the property ideally located for most things.

The house is surrounded by olive groves, orange and lemon trees, avacado and pomigranate trees. The water system that the Moors introduced still runs down from the Sierra Nevada mountains to this day, which means the area is unusually green for Spain. We had a blank canvass when we bought this house so after visiting Granada and Morocco many times, we gave it the style that is so right for this area - the last place the Moors lived before returning back to Morocco. You will see some of the features that we have put in, on the website, but you will see many more when you visit the house. We brought many pieces of furniture from Morocco including a fountain which is in the small courtyard.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews

5
based on 34 holidaymaker reviews

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Apartment Castano 1
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
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Apartment Castano 1
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877?uni_id=65453
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
Norfolk, UK
5

EXCELLENT ESCAPE . . . . BE AS ACTIVE AS YOU FEEL!

  • 5 out of 5
We've just booked with Zoe for our third consecutive year; another two weeks of bliss to look forward to. Beautiful surroundings in an exquisite area of Spain. Get out and about, or simply stay put and relax. Accommodation is all you could want, both in apartment and villa. Clean, well-appointed, and Zoe and Nigel are constantly eager to ensure your stay is as uncomplicated as possible. Pool and gardens expertly maintained, in all, a sheer delight.
We would recommend this accommodation to anyone who wants to get away from it all, with the option of getting in amongst the busy costas if you like. A car is essential if only to shop in the pretty town of Orgiva. But there is so much to see in the Alpujarras or further afield, on or off the beaten track.
Plenty of restaurants and bars close at hand in Orgiva, or eat in, the kitchen is well equipped for quite adventurous cookery.
And at the end of a busy day exploring (or not, as you like) a tipple or two (with sliced lemons straight off the tree) in the garden surrounded by mountains and gazing up at a million stars . . . . . . it doesn't get any better than that!
John & Ange
  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We agree with you about the star gazing enhanced with gin and tonic (fresh slice of lemon) in hand, which is also one of our favourite past times.

Look forward to seeing you next summer.
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Apartment Castano 1
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877?uni_id=65453
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
5

ABSOLUT WUNDERSCHÖNES ANWESEN. SEHR GEPFLEGT!

  • 5 out of 5
Ein Traum an Haus und Grundstück! Sehr gepflegt, es entspricht 100% den Bildern. Sehr liebevoll hergerichtet und so idyllisch...
Zoe und Nigel sind so nett, ich gönne ihnen das selbsterschaffene Paradies sehr!
Kann es nur empfehlen.
Der Ort ist ein guter Ausgangspunkt für viele Ausflüge in die Umgebung.
Wir hatte einen tollen Aufenthalt.
Wurde sofort an Freunde empfohlen :)
  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment Castano 1
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877?uni_id=65453
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
5

LOVELY APARTMENT AND GREAT COUPLE

  • 5 out of 5
Hi We stayed in this lovely and relaxing apartment for a week. We found it excellent for unwinding and as a great base to explore local scenic attractions. The owners, Nigel and Zoe were very charming and it was a pleasure to have such a helpful couple. Although we would have preferred bed and breakfast, self-catering in this apartment was easily managed as there was easy access to local amenities. So we have given this apartment the full 5 stars. Many thanks Nigel and Zoe - you helped to make our holiday a memory of a lifetime.
With best wishes
  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment Castano 1
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877?uni_id=65453
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
5

A NICE LITTLE PAD IN THE ALPUJURRAS

  • 5 out of 5
A clean, tidy and well equipped apartment. The owners are both hospitable and helpful when it comes to planning your holiday itinerary. We cany recommend it enough !
  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
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Apartment Castano 1
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877?uni_id=65453
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
5

AMAZING VIEWS

  • 5 out of 5
This property was simply stunning! The views are amazing, such a peaceful place. Great for relaxing as a couple or a family. Spacious rooms, good facilities, well maintained and value for money. Would highly recommend. Owners provided great customer service, very attentive. Will be back next year.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment Castano 1
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877?uni_id=65453
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
5

A PEACEFUL STAY IN BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS.

  • 5 out of 5
We have just spent a delightful three weeks with Zoe and Nigel who are excellent and generous hosts. We received a warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble, while at the same time a sensitive respect was shown for our privacy.
Our accommodation was well equipped and comfortable. We found we needed better light to read by in the evenings and extra lamps were supplied. The property is on a quiet country lane about three kilometres from Orgive and has a garden with orange and lemon trees by a swimming pool, with olive groves and mountains beyond.
We arrived in late December to enjoy uninterrupted sunshine and clear skies and almost no wind. Less snow than usual on the Sierra Nevada meant that we were able to walk high into the mountains. We also explored the beautiful valleys with all the autumn colours and walked from village to village on the ancient mule paths.
In the middle of our stay we took the bus to Granada and stayed for a couple of nights which was great fun and a good way to see the sights, after which it was wonderful to come back to relax again on our sunbaked terrace! A wonderful holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Malaga and Almeria.
Nearest Train
55 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Lanjaron.
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Salobrena
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Typical Spanish Bars in the town of Orgiva
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Approx one hour and 15 minutes drive
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Approx 35 mins drive
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Typical Spanish resturants in the town of Orgiva
Car: recommended

Whilst not being a large town Orgiva, capital of the Alpujarras holds a weekly market in the town. There are many tapas bars, restaurants and small supermarkets. There are also 2 health food shops and a herbalist pharmacy. Enjoying many fiestas throughout the year, this is very much a Spanish town.

Lanjaron is a spa town, where the Spanish have enjoyed spa treatments for over 100 years. The minerals found in the different waters are said to be an aid for any number of ailments. Visit the fascinating city of Granada with its spectacular Alhambra Palace, and the old Moorish quarters of the Albaicin. Shop in the town centre or just enjoy the hustle and bustle of the street restaurants and cafés in this ancient student city.

Just 35 mins away are the relaxing beaches of the Costa Tropical. The white villages built by the Moors have a charm and style unique to this area. Spend the day visiting different villages and discovering some of the local crafts, still practiced in the region.

Other Activities: Petanque/Boules, table-tennis and badminton facilities all available at the villa

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Orgiva, Sierra Nevada Area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Peak Season - 1
8 Jul 2014 - 6 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
€336
for 3 nights
From
€112
€786
 
 
Mid Season - 1
7 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
€228
for 3 nights
From
€76
€527
 
 
Low Season - 1
1 Oct 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
€168
for 3 nights
From
€56
€393
 
 
Peak Season - 1
22 Dec 2014 - 6 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
€336
for 3 nights
From
€112
€786
 
 
Low Season - 1
7 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
€168
for 3 nights
From
€56
€393
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Easter school holidays are classed as Mid Season.
Spanish Fiestas as Peak Season
A damage deposit of £200 is required on arrival.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Apartment Castano 1in Orgiva in Sierra Nevada Area

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have large wardrobes, air-conditioning, ceiling fans and central heating.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • playground
  • waterfalls
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness centre
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
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