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LUXURIOUS MOORISH STYLE VILLA, POOL, PETANQUE, TABLE TENNIS SLEEPS 1-10 PEOPLE

Zoe Cawthorn

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks English, Spanish
People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LUXURIOUS MOORISH STYLE VILLA, POOL, PETANQUE, TABLE TENNIS SLEEPS 1-10 PEOPLE

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa 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 villa Villa Castano, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

This villa has two double bedrooms: one with double bed, the other with twin beds. Both with ceiling fans, air-conditioning, central heating, large fitted wardrobes and luxury bed linen. Fabulous views from every window. Each bedroom has a TV point and aerial*. Bathroom: beautifully tiled with luxury fitted shower, heated towel rail and radiator. Spectacular views. Kitchen: Fully fitted, modern and very well equipped, with large fridge/freezer, split level electric oven with eye level grill, gas and electric hob, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen window overlooks the Moorish courtyard. Living Room: Comfortably furnished. Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, video/DVD recorder, (the owners have a library of videos and DVDs available), wood burning stove and radiator. Enjoy the dramatic views of the Contraviesa mountains from the living room and terrace. Outside Area: There are various outside dining and relaxing areas
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Zoe Cawthorn (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks English, Spanish

About Zoe Cawthorn

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 villa in 2003

Why Zoe Cawthorn chose Orgiva

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Nigel and Zoe



A large thank you for our lovely and relaxing holiday. From the luxury of the villa to the beauty of the garden, we can't imagine a better place for Nayana to have had her first holiday abroad. It has been completely stress-free as she has settled so well here, thoroughly enjoying splashing in the pool.



We shall miss the jasmine filled air, star filled skies and the only "noise' being the birdsong.



It has felt like a real haven.



We will certainly recommend this home from home to all our friends.



Hope to be back here again one day.



With kind wishes and fond memories
Apr 2011
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

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Villa Castano
average rating of 4.969697 based on 54 reviews
business
Villa Castano
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877
+34 -958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
5

Didn't want to leave!

Didn't want to leave!
  • 5 out of 5
It's always a good sign when you feel you could stay for another week which was how we felt on this, our 3rd visit, to this property. This time we stayed in the villa on the ground floor whereas previously we'd been in the apartment upstairs. We loved the villa because of its direct access to a private garden with loungers, hammock and outdoor terrace. It was very chilled out and a perfect place if you like a quiet break but with plenty to visit if you get bored. The pool and garden alone (not to mention English TV!) are a complete delight. Coming back again!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I was confident that you would enjoy the villa as much as you have enjoyed the apartment for the last 2 visits, which was why on your third visit I suggested a change. Both places have their advantages and I am so glad that you have experienced them both. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Nigel and Zoe
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Villa Castano
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877
+34 -958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
5

A slice of paradise

  • 5 out of 5
We arrived to a peaceful location with stunning mountain views. Zoe and Nigel have created an idyllic and relaxing environment for guests with beautifully renovated surroundings. I would recommend everyone should visit and take in the stunning setting. The holiday was extremely relaxing and made even better by the welcoming nature of Nigel & Zoe.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa Castano
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877
+34 -958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
5

Lovely Villa and relaxing break

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed in the Villa which was very comfortable and over looked views of the pool and mountains. The Villa, garden & pool were clean and with a high attention to detail. The accommodation is close to the quiet village of Orgiva which has some cafes and restaurants and suitable for picking up some supermarket essentials. It also has a superb bakery for fresh Pan Au Chocolat! We had a rental car which gave us the freedom to explore the busier town of Nerja and Granda city.
Would recommend for people seeking out an authentic Spanish village looking for a quiet escape to a beautiful location.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Castano
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877
+34 -958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
Cheshire, England
5

Fantastic holiday for relaxing, peace & quiet

Fantastic holiday for relaxing, peace & quiet
  • 5 out of 5
With a busy life and plenty always going on, a week here certainly gave us a feel of how life should be! A beautiful village of Orgiva, stunning mountain scenery around and well kept grounds with the lovely unique Moorish styled accommodation and a good sized pool (essential - with shade nearby if preferred!) We had a great time, and certainly will return next year. The owners had the perfect balance in our opinion, always available if required for advice on where to go, what to see and what not to miss out on, but were totally left alone to enjoy the place to ourselves! If you are looking for a busy trashy holiday then this isn't for you. The place to go if you want to sample Spanish life at its best!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa Castano
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877
+34 -958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 out of 5
Superb views, wonderful garden, beautiful pool, fabulously appointed villa and a warm welcome from Zoe and Nigel too! Highly recommended. We will be back :-)
  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa Castano
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p80877
+34 -958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada Area
Boston MA
5

We had a great experience at the villa!

  • 5 out of 5
Great stay at this villa. We took both apartment and the villa. Superbly relaxing and very helpful but thoroughly non-obtrusive hosts. Very private location, super view of mountains. Great pool. Would 100% recommend to others for families.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

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

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low Season - V
1 Oct 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€607
for 7 nights
€607
 
 
Peak Season
22 Dec 2014 - 6 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,234
for 7 nights
€1,234
 
 
Low season
7 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
€261
for 3 nights
From
€87
€607
 
 
Mid season -V
1 May 2015 - 7 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
€354
for 3 nights
From
€118
€826
 
 
Peak season - V
8 Jul 2015 - 6 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,234
for 7 nights
€1,234
 
 
Mid season - V
7 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
€354
for 3 nights
From
€118
€826
 
 
Low season - V
1 Oct 2015 - 21 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
€261
for 3 nights
From
€87
€607
 
 
High season
22 Dec 2015 - 6 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
€529
for 3 nights
€1,234
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Christmas, Easter and Spanish Fiestas are classed as Peak Season.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Orgiva in Sierra Nevada Area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Large shower enclosure (with jets), basin, toilet, bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • Both bedrooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans and central heating for the winter. Lovely views of the pool and garden area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This is a holiday place for the adventurous families or couples who want to get away from it all. Many historic places can be reached from this unique area. There is a spa town only 15 minutes drive away and many tourist attractions within half an hours drive. The area properties and area are in a romantic setting. If you want to do any walking or sports this is the ideal place, including kayaking or skiing etc.
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