|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
La Rueda, our cortijo and the cottage we rent, is situated 5 km outside Orgiva in a small hamlet called Los Agustines, at the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This is still a 'living' community of mainly vegetable farmers who till their land below us mostly by hand. Sit in your hammock and watch them. Often one of our lovely neighbours knocks on the door to share his produce with us. Every afternoon some goats with bells around their necks make their way down to the fields, or Paco or Jose go by with their mule. This place really is as idyllic as it sounds! Our cottage is set in its own small garden and is surrounded by a sea of colours and smells. If you don’t feel like cooking and want to have a relaxing time, let us know and we serve you breakfast and/or a lovely surprise dinner menu on one of our charming terraces. Come, relax and enjoy!
Activities: This area is ideal for hiking, head off on your own or on a guided tour, also horseriding is a popular activity. The nearest beach is 40 min down the road in Salobreña, a little further on you have the choice of some very unspoilt and private little coves,including some nudist beaches. Go up to the Alpujarras (20mins) and take a dip in one of the pools of the river that comes down from the Sierra Nevada, a real experience! Check out the diving centres of La Herradura. Cordoba, Jaen and Guadix as well as Nijar or the national park of Cabo de Gata can all be visited in a day. After a busy or lazy day sit down by the pool with your favourite drink and watch the moon rise or set or on a moonfree night explore the milky way or count the many shooting stars, always with a secret wish!
Sit yourself into the hammock with your book or just doze and let the day go by.
Alternative activities: Come and relax!! You want to be active? Then join us for coffee and cake in the afternoon! Maybe you'd like to be included in the daily activities? Then help us or our neighbours to pick olives or harvest vegetables or just watch us doing it. You can go for short strolls or longer hikes - down into the country, past all kinds of exotic trees and/or up into the hills and mountains of the Sierra Nevada. A short walk into the country is highly recommended during full moon! Go sightseeing in Granada with its famous Alhambra (50 minutes away) or visit the white washed villages of the Alpujarras (20 minutes away). Ask us about local handicrafts (pottery, weaving, leather weaving and woodworks etc..). Maybe you are looking for Spanish lessons? This is your home from home, just lean back and unwind!!We speak English, German and Spanish.
Culture and how to get to us: Mingle with the people and soak up the atmosphere, experience, how the locals can´t sit still once they hear a flamenco, or watch the local men in one of the street cafes of Orgiva play domino and at the same time enjoy a café con leche yourself. Taste the special foods of the area, the different cheeses, migas with sardines, papas a lo pobre and of course the famous air dried hams of the Alpujarras. Samples of these dishes are given as free tapas with an alcoholic drink in the bars. The nearest airport is Granada (1hr) which has opened up to international flights, otherwise it´s Malaga or Almeria (2hrs). A car is recommendable and we can point out a few very reasonable car rentals. If you would like to enjoy a carfree holiday, a pickup service from the airport can be organized.
What can we tell you about us? We, that is the boss, Stefan and his foreign wife Naomi and of course the lazy cat Blackey.(He,Austrian, she,British;cat, Spanish) We are all VERY lucky bums and enjoy every day anew living in this wonderful, wonderful part of the world!
Naomi and I, we are both from the touristtrade. After some years of working abroad in big hotels ( we met in Geneva), we decided to do some travelling and started with 6 month in Asia. Then, after a bit of work in Austria/Germany we went off again for 2 more years. Returning back to Austria we were thinking of becoming normal and wanted to marry, have children and save up for a house…sounds familiar hey?! Anyway we rented a pub/restaurant in Bavaria and within the first year had a crisis meeting between the 2 of us.
We decided, that these above mentioned goals did NOT justify such hard work with so many long hours! So, instead of changing the job, we changed our goals into more travelling, that motivated us enough to keep going for 5 ½ years. So then we stored our few belongings and set off on a new trip, that was in 1992…..You want to know where we went?What we did? What we experienced?
Come and spend some time with us, and we will tell you!!
Anyway, we came back to Europe in 1999 and started looking for a new home somewhere a bit warmer than in the north. We happened upon this beautiful area and immediately fell in love with it, we looked at La Rueda on a Monday and bought it by Friday, soon after Blackey moved in. After having done up the lot we thought to be able to lead a quiet life and enjoy paradise. Instead we came across this charming ruin in Guajar bought it at the spur of the moment and then saw us nearly 3 years in working clothes…Both La Rueda and La Cueva turned out unique little jewels and we´d be more than happy sharing them with you.
La Rueda und La Cueva both turned out unique little jewels and we´d be more than happy sharing them with you.
Stefan Told purchased this house in 2000
This place has got something magical about it, so we saw this house on a Monday and bought on that Friday, without thinking very long! And we never will regret it!
As one guest wrote into the guestbook: '....if only paradise will be half as beautiful as here!'
We are in the country in a small hamlet with super friendly and extremely helpful neighbours, who continuously knock on our door to share their produce with us! ....and still we are only 5ks outside of Orgiva, with all the amenities you might want. Here you can just laze the days away or you do some easy or even more advanced hikingtours. Granada is only 1hr away, the beaches of the Costa Tropical 40mins and the villages of the Alpujarra 20mins. A few guests have been here for 7 or 8 times and still always find something new to explore. Come!
La Rueda is an idyllic little oasis in the country, surrounded by flowers, bushes and trees, with all its colours and perfumes. This place is perfect to relax and recharge the batteries! At night sit by the pool with your favorite drink and explore the starry skies or experience the rise of the moon...or...or..or just come to unwind and slow down!
Naomi and Stefan gave us a wonderful holiday in their pretty, rustic cottage.
We had everything we needed during our week there - a comfortable bed, good shower, kitchen, lovely gardens with bbq area overlooking the olive groves and mountains, swimming pool perfect for cooling off after a busy day out.
We went on some amazing walks, a village musical evening, a visit to Granada, Orgiva's Thursday market, (all recommended by Naomi and Stefan).
I can highly recommend Naomi and Stefan's place to anyone looking for a peaceful, comfortable base to stay while exploring Andalusia. We will be back.
A great place for a couple to enjoy a quiet relaxing time.
Located at the end of a small village, nearest shops are in Orgiva about 1 mile away.
The owners, Stefan and Naomi, live in the adjoining cottage. They are very friendly and helpful, but respect your privacy.
The accommodation was clean, but quite small with a rustic style decor. All the basics were provided.
The pool, though small, is a great boon. It is kept very clean.
The garden surrounding the pool is gorgeous, it has welcome shade at different times of the day. The views are wonderful.
There is built-in BBQ and dining table under a large olive tree.
If requested a delicious 4-course evening meal can be provided by Naomi at a very modest price.
A car is essential. There is on-road parking.
We weren't interested in the local beaches, just as well as they only scored one out of 10.
We enjoyed horse riding, walking, and a day high in the Sierra Nevada. We had a most enjoyable time.
A delightful little house surrounded by flowers, with a view over the fields below. We enjoyed being here.
'La Rueda' een klein paradijselijk verblijf. De moeite waard om je vakantie door te brengen als je met twee bent of als je graag alleen even tot rust komt. Ons baby'tje van 11 maanden heeft het ons echter wat moeilijk gemaakt. Ze kruipt net en wil de wereld rondom haar maar al te graag verkennen. Desondanks hebben Naomi en Stefan er voor willen zorgen dat we een fijne vakantie zouden hebben. We zijn super onthaald geweest door Stefan en Naomi. Hele lieve mensen. Hulpvaardig en gastvrij. Naomi haar lekkere zelfgemaakte confituur en Stefan zijn zelfgeperste olijfolie hebben ons enorm gesmaakt. Bedankt Stefan en Naomi
Paraíso rural. Acogedor y rústico alojamiento en la Alpujarra granadina, en un entorno precioso para desconectar del estrés de la ciudad. Paseando por el río (a menos de un km) conectaras con la naturaleza. Bañandote en la piscina rodeado de vegetación y montañas estarás en un ''Locus Amoenus''.
We are in the small hamlet of Los Agustines embedded in a mass of greenery, colours and perfumes. Just below us are the fields of our neighbours who mostly still live of what they plant. In front of our house there is the mountain range of the Contraviesa, which separates us from the sea. You will also notice all the acequias/waterflows, that criss-cross the fields, which are still remains from the Moors who brought them into Spain. Because of our special microclimate you will see some more exotic trees like banana, mango, chirimoya or papaya to name a few. It's about 5 km to Orgiva, where you will find all the amenities like post office, banks, ATMs, supermarkets, a colourful weekly market (!), a daily market, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, bars, cafes, restaurants etc. The influence of the mainly foreign alternative lifestyles has been very positive and today Orgiva is a multicultural town that still preserves its Spanish traditions.
Other Activities: Mountainclimbing, hiking, biking, paragliding, horse riding, swimming, diving etc..
Golf: Down on the coast, 40 minutes between Motril and Salobreña, we have a good golf course in a unique setting. Play golf right on the sea, with the snow covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada ahead of you! If your family or friends don’t feel like joining you, they can sunbathe on the beach, take a dip in the sea or enjoy one of the restaurants or coffee shops of the club. Shortly 2 new Golf courses will open, one in Salobreña and another one half way to Granada.
Ski: In winter you really have the choice! Spend a day on the empty beaches, go sightseeing or shopping to Granada or go skiing. In fact you could manage to do all in one day! Sierra Nevada offers Spain’s most modern ski resort and has the most sun hours of any European ski resort. Its well prepared slopes (up to 83 km!),the friendly ambience and the very reasonable prices make it with right a very popular ski destination. The entire outfit can be rented.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Wir vermieten auch für Einzelpersonen.Bei Einzelbelegung des Objektes ziehen Sie bitte jedes Mal Euro 10 ab pro Tag. 10 % Preisnachlass für späte Buchungen ab 5 Tage Aufenthalt (innerhalb von 2 Wochen der Ankunft).Sollten Sie mal nicht kochen wollen:Für ein komplettes Frühstück berechnen wir Ihnen nur Euro 7,50p.P. und für ein 4-gängiges Menue€ 14.50.
Bezahlung mit Kreditkarte 2% Aufschlag.