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Zoe Cawthorn

Speaks English, Spanish
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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APARTMENT APARTMENT CASTANO 2: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 4

Photos and Description of this 2 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 2, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

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, central heating and luxury bed linen. Each has a TV aerial point.* Bathrooms: one or two available, each beautifully finished with luxury showers, central heating and heated towel rails. Sitting Room: comfortably furnished including TV, video/DVD player, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, 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

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday apartment rental in Orgiva, Spain

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Apartment Castano 2
average rating of 4.964286 based on 51 reviews
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Apartment Castano 2
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877?uni_id=72934
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
Mid Wales, UK
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2007
What a fabulous place this is, close enough to Orgiva to be conveniant, but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful. A warm welcome from Nigel and Zoe and immaculate accommodation. When we were there in September the swimming pool was a great benefit and clean and warm. There are some delightful 'eateries' close by and some stunning walks. Everything was catered for and we had a fabulous relax in luxurious accommodation offered by a very friendly and warm welcome from the owners. We would definately return as often as we can!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to your next visit - hopefully very soon.
Helpful votes: 15/15
business
Apartment Castano 2
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877?uni_id=72934
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
5

Fantastic rural spanish retreat

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
What a wonderful haven, nestling in the valley with views of the Sierra Nevada and laden orange lemon and olive trees everywhere. For a real getaway this is just perfect.
Accommodation and gardens perfect and Zoe and Nigel so welcoming.
The apartment opened onto a terrace with unrivalled views and unwinding came easily.
A car is important though the nearest village is walkable with lovely restaurants and cafes. A big thank you and I will be recommending you to my friends.!!!
Helpful votes: 1/2
business
Apartment Castano 2
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877?uni_id=72934
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
Owner Submitted Review
0

We would like to tell you

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
We would like to tell you that we had a really good time in your lovely home.

Thank you for hosting us.

See you again when we plan to make another visit from Annecy in France/
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Apartment Castano 2
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877?uni_id=72934
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
Owner Submitted Review
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Thank you Zoe and Nigel

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
Thank you Zoe and Nigel for putting us up at short notice in your charming home.
business
Apartment Castano 2
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877?uni_id=72934
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
Owner Submitted Review
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We have a wonderful 10 days here, a mix of tran...

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
We have had a wonderful 10 days here, a mix of tranquility by the pool, great walks and scenic drives in the mountains, paella in La Herradura and beautiful Maro ... which needs to be kept a secret!

The accommodation lovely - true luxury in the country, the best part of the stay has been the mornings on the terrace enjoying the views and quiet ... so different from London!

Do keep us posted on teh home in Maro, a two-centre 'coast and country' retreat sounds perfect.

we have enjoyed your hospitality and wish you continued success with your lovely holiday home.
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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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Availability & Rates

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Low Season - 2
7 Jan 2014 - 30 Apr 2014
€527
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season - 2
1 May 2014 - 7 Jul 2014
€714
7 nights
 
 
Peak Season - 2
8 Jul 2014 - 6 Sep 2014
€1,066
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season - 2
7 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
€714
7 nights
 
 
Low Season - 2
1 Oct 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
€527
7 nights
 
 
Peak Season - 2
22 Dec 2014 - 6 Jan 2015
€1,066
7 nights
 
 
Low Season - 2
7 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
€527
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A 20% deposit is due on booking with the balance payable one month before arrival.

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

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Apartment Castano 2in Orgiva in Sierra Nevada Area

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Beautifully tiled and fitted with spacious shower cubicles.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are spacious with large fitted wardrobes, they all have air-conditioning/heating, ceiling fans and central heating. The 2nd bedroom can either have twin beds or a double bed. A child cot is available on request.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Games
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private 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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