Los Olivos is a self catering cortijo (villa) set within the grounds of 'Finca El Gales', a 5 acre relaxed olive, almond and fig plantation located on the southern foothills of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. Los Olivos has private access and its location offers guests stunning 360 degree views. It is the perfect secluded location for a 'get away from it all' holiday. Only 10 minutes drive or a 40 minute walk to the busy market town of Orgiva, you can access some excellent restaurants, tapas bars (still free in the province of Granada) all amenities, and the lively Thursday street market. Los Olivos is surrounded by various terraces, a totally private pool and a large covered patio with a bbq. Outside dinning furniture, sunloungers, beach chairs, shade and pool toys are provided by us. Mother Nature has provided the cleanest air in Europe, views to die for and the flora and fauna of southern Spain (watch out for the eagles! ). We fell in love with this area, will you?
Outside: Los Olivos is set in a 5 acre site so guests are free to roam, and explore. A 40 sqm covered patio, with views across the valley is the perfect place to enjoy al fresco dinning, relaxing with a good book in the cooling mountain breezes, or build a playdo elephant if you are 4!!. Sunloungers, beach chairs, plastic cups and plates are available for your use around the pool which is completely private and not overlooked at all. The pool is fully tiled, cleaned once a week and filtered every day and is open weather permitting from April to October - It is covered with a safety cover at all other times.
Los Olivos has its own private track some 400 meters from the owners house which as with all rural tracks in Spain it´s bumpy in places, but passable by all cars. Our main Cerro Negro track has had the first km concreted (Sep 2008) so its then only 700m to the owners house which is well maintained. There is no passing traffic as we are at the end of a very quiet track, the nearest neigbour is about 600m away. It really is as tranquil as this area gets, yet its only 10 minutes, 4km (by car) to the village of Orgiva which has everything you would need for your holiday.
We are always looking to improve the garden areas (as if the views are not enough ! ), and have added two new terraces to the rear of the house in 2010 and planted cherrys, lemons, oranges, plums, peach, pear, various flowers including spanish jasmine, bougainvillea, hibiscus, ivy, honeysuckle, red and white trumpets, and various others which i can't name (but liked the look of. We have also planted buffalo grass (no small task on an Andalucian hill side ) around the house on the lower terraces, its into its 2nd year and starting to cover nicely. Figs, almonds and olives grow all around and anything may be picked and eaten when in season.
We added a large chicken run last year, 2011 and now have 4 different types of cockrels and around 20 hens. Fresh organic eggs are almost always available, and we are also breeding for meat birds at the moment so fresh organic chicken is on the cards !
Next year we are looking (time permitting ) to add a few pigs and boost vegtable production, so the small holding seems to be getting bigger ! Come and enjoy.