Our Spanish property is designed and set up as a home rather than for holiday purposes. This makes it a bit more special. We have also recently gone through a major exterior refurbishment including the completion of a newly refurbished swimming pool with state of the art automatic pool cover - that we believe is the only one of its kind in the area - which heats the water using the sun, and beautiful wide terracing for relaxing. Located just outside the market town of Orgiva (15-20 mins walk) in the Tijola area of Las Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Granada, the villa is set in the country within a walled garden in a small residential enclave, private and quiet, with a delightful garden and large swimming pool (approx 11.5 x 5.6 m). The pool and dining terraces are also newly tiled as is a shady sunken garden area. Part of this self catering villa in Andalucia is 200 years old - a wonderful beamed ceiling in the living area reaching up over a mezzanine gallery at the end of the dining area gives character. The roof is newly insulated and most doors and windows are now double glazed which helps to keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter. The furnishing style is a fusion of Bali and Morocco style with splashes of Spanish colour. The views of the Lujar to the front are breathtaking and the often snow-capped Sierra Nevada behind us give another perspective. Furnishings are of a high quality. It's an easy 30 mins drive to long stretches of beach at Motril and Salobrena and about 50 minutes drive to the fascinating city of Granada.
This property is a registered Vivienda Rural for private rentals. No agencies or marketing please. VTAR/GR/00977.
ORGIVA, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia: Orgiva is a market town just 15-20 minutes walk away with supermarkets, banks, bars, cafes and a selection of restaurants among which a couple are notably good. Its pretty church with twin towers is a landmark in the region and its bustling street market on Thursdays brings together the produce of the region – a heady mix of herbs and spices pervade the air while the fruit and vegetable stalls heave with locally grown produce in season - avocados, mangoes, pineapples, plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines, grapes, figs and much more. There are two well-stocked health food stores and a vegetarian Moroccan restaurant for those on special diets.
ACTIVITIES - Places to see and things to do: The popular activities are walking (with plenty of guided walks), horse riding and bird watching but you can also go mountain biking and paragliding. There is also golf near Motril and, in winter you can reach the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada within 75 minutes.
The Alhambra Palace in Granada is recognised as one of the great wonders of the world, and the fascinating city of Granada is one of the prettiest and most interesting towns in Europe. There is so much to see and do, you won’t tire from going back time and time again.
The most important thing is to leave room in your suitcase to take home the flavours of Andalucia – delicious teas, exceptional honey, an incredible selection of fresh herbs and spices, jams, chorizo, local hams and cheese.
Pet and Smoking Allergies: The household is strictly non-smoking. Although we do not allow visitors to bring pets, there is a household cat, Nala, who is very independent and well taken care of but would love the occasional bit of loving attention!
Children: The property is best suited for adults although we welcome up to two older children who can swim. Please discuss the make up of your group or family before making a booking.