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Garden & Painters' Paradise between the coast and the mountain foothills.

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Traditional house, large pool, 2 bedrooms, 1bathroom+3rd ensuite bedrm available

High spec build of traditional Alpujarra cottage with mountain views. We pride ourselves on the quality accommodation at a fair price with a very high standard of cleanliness and consideration for our guests. Situated between the coast [35 to 40min], Granada 1 hour] and the ski resort less than 1 and a half hours away. Country walks, from your doorstep. Enjoy the large private pool (8 x 5 x 2] and spacious terrace, wander through the gardens and olive grove or play table tennis by the pool. Wireless internet and UK TV, DVD players plus children's games available to complete your stress free holiday.

We are on hand to welcome you to the casita, help with any information on local bars, restaurants, places to see, the best times to visit the famous Alhambra Palace and any other questions you may have.

Easy access via tarmac country road [ no dirt tracks or pot holes to challenge your car!] Great air quality- no pollution here!

See all the info on the area: Google map and info

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Water supply!: An important question to ask when staying in rural Spain is 'What happens when the water is cut off?' as this happens a lot - there may be a repair needed or a shortage of water in the area - and you rarely get any warning!. We have a back up system of 1000 litres at the flick of a switch -so there is no inconvenience to our guests. Check this point before booking your holiday!

Home Produce & Green/ Eco friendly: Our vegetable garden supplies us and our guests with fresh produce. We also have our own fruit; oranges, lemons, limes, apricots, plums, nectarines, pears and kaki for all to enjoy in season!

We are very keen to reduce our affect on the surroundings and we now have a highly efficient solar system for our hot water

We have hens and ducks for our own supply of eggs and pigs also make an appearance at our place from around June to January! Turkeys, peacocks and LLAMAS complete the menagerie!. Don't worry, they are all at a short distance from the casita but great fun to visit - especially for the children.

Birds abound! So many different species of birds can be seen and heard- from Nightingales to the amazing Golden Orioles and Eagles.

More Details

Owner
Kay and Bernie
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 June, 2018

About Kay and Bernie

We moved to Spain from the Surrey / Hampshire area of southern England. There we both had normal jobs and brought up our 4 sons, played plenty of tennis and had a very busy life. Our sons, now all adults, visit frequently but live either in London, UK or the U.S. We have been described as a variation on The Good Life's Tom and Barbara but I am not so sure!! We do have 2 dogs, 4 cats a dozen hens, turkeys, a variety of ducks, peacocks, llamas and July to Feb we have pigs. We now spend most of our time tending the garden and the animals plus producing vegetables when we have the time!

Kay and Bernie purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Kay and Bernie chose Órgiva

The 360º views and the proximity to the coast, the mountains with the ski-ing and Granada city.

What makes this cottage unique

Now only 1½ hours from Malaga airport it is so easy to reach. Only 1 hour from Granada

Guestbook comments from the owner

The property is presented to an excellent standard with all mod cons yet having the feel of a truly rustic Andalucian home. The views are spectacular from every window and the property is nestled in a lovely secluded garden with a beautiful outside pool and seating area. The hosts are charming and are always looking to make sure your stay is enjoyable but yet not intrusive on your stay. The home is spotless with all mod cons such as WiFi, TV etc. If you want a break from the hassle of life and need your batteries recharged this is the place to stay. Excellent all round!
Sep 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Órgiva in Alpujarra Granadina

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , open shower 'wet room' suitable for wheelchair access
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Both bathrooms are modern and well equipped with good lighting, razor sockets and incorporate local mosaic tiling. Bathroom 1 is the shower 'wet room' with a drop down seat in the shower, triple mirror over the basin, loo heated towel rail and first aid cabinet. Additional Bathroom 2 is en suite to the additional 3rd bedroom with mirror over basin, bath with shower over, loo and heated towel rail. Good quality towels for bathroom use supplied plus plenty of hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , plenty of room for a cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Available at additional cost 3rd bedroom +en suite bathroom
  • Prices shown are for the 2 bedroom + 1 shower 'wet room'. Other option is 1 bedroom + 1 shower 'wet room' with a £50 per week reduction OR the 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathroom at additional £200 to basic price. All rooms have great views of mountains and surrounding countryside plus fantastic sunsets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
For the children we have books,. duplo and lego and board games plus great children's bed linen and having brought up 4 boys we have some understanding of their needs! The pool is 5m x 8m with wide steps to sit on and enter the pool. It is cleaned and the terrace is swept early every morning. There is a bolted gate between the private garden and the pool area to give extra peace of mind. There are no steps, so pushchairs can move with ease from the car to the house to the pool! For wheelchair users and the elderly or infirm- With no steps from the car to the house to the pool, wheelchairs are very welcome. The doors are wide [80cm wide] including the bathrooms to help make your stay just a little bit easier and all light switches are at 1.1m high.

Reviews

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Garden & Painters' Paradise between the coast and the mountain foothills.
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5

Fabulously beautiful retreat, with generous & helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. Peaceful , comfortable, very well equipt, lovely pool and stunning gardens. Hosts could not have been more welcoming. Thank you. Will be recommending to all.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

This really is a little paradise, very peaceful and private, it was ideal for a fmaily of six.

  • 5 of 5

We were wlecomed into this wonderful and well-equipped home by our hosts after a long day of travel, to find everything we needed to refresh and orient ourselves in a new location. It is a very charming property full of character and had everything we needed for the kids and the grandaprents, toys, books, maps, tea, hairdryers, firewood, etc. The gardens are tranquil and very beautiful in Andalucian light, and the kids delighted in all the chickens, ducks, geese, a turkey, lamas, a cat and two very friendly dogs. Kay and Bernie are truely wonderful hosts, very welcoming, full of local knowledge and tips and were extrememly helpful giving us lifts to Orgiva to get extra provisions. it was too cold to swim but the pool is a wonderful setting for hot weather. We hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It is always good to know that the casita is a good fit for 3 generations together on their holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit - it was a real pleasure to get to know you all and we look forward to your return.
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Excellent hospitality

  • 5 of 5

The Casita was nice and the outdoor spaces were fantastic. They clearly take a lot of pride in their homestead. But the real draw was the excellent hospitality of Kay and Bernie. Both were happy to chat about the area and their animals. Kay was very attentive to the needs of the two small children in our group; setting up cribs, pulling out age appropriate toys/books, and offering home remedies for upset tummies. Thanks for the lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well set out, comfortable and clean

  • 4 of 5

We liked this villa. It is clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The location of the pool near the apartment meant that we all felt safe if some of us where in the pool and other in the apartment. There are lots of shady areas to sit and relax in, some at pool side. The Wifi was ok in the villa but not enough to stream anything and patchy at poolside. The TV had english satellite (BBC, ITV and C4 with some shopping channels etc) . There is a DVD and a selection of DVDs .

The welcome pack was great. I now know how good gazpacho soup is and how appropriate in the hot Andalusian weather.

The area is very pretty but very noisy at night. The locals start partying when the sun goes down.

It was less than an hour drive to a beach (we went to Salobreña).

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review -good to hear you had an enjoyable holiday. When there is a fiesta the locals do enjoy dancing the night away. Often the best way is to join them for a memorable evening. It doesn't last very long and in the rural Alpujarra region it is wonderful to see how simply the local families make a fiesta from nothing! The wifi here in the Alpujarras is adequate for normal use but downloading on a large scale as one would in the city or in the UK is not something that is usually wanted in the depths of southern Spain when there is so much to appreciate around us.
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5

Lovely! Well-mantained.clean. lovely view. Perfectly comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Better than we even expected. Felt very welcome and looked after also.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. We look forward to seeing you next time.
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5

Blissful

  • 5 of 5

“ Las Chimeneas, Cerro Negro, Orgiva.

Ive never had such a relaxing few days’ away before. Las Chimeneas, owned and run by Kay and Bernie is a true home from home, in a blissful setting. The Casita, where a friend and I stayed is attached to the main house, yet our privacy was total. A most generous welcome pack of delicious local produce awaited us, and the kitchen facilities ensured that we lacked for nothing. The Gardens are open for tea, sandwiches and cakes on Wednesdays - all home made and delicious. I’m not sure who made the lemonade…Kay or Bernie - but its truly the best I have ever tasted.

The pool was perfect, not too cold, deep enough for a proper swim, and kept spotlessly cleaned daily. Kay kindly brought us extra garden veggies on request ( thats not part of the deal - she did it from kindness ) and it was lovely to have the animals all around, but kept in the owners’ private area.

Cats, however, will roam, and our holiday was positively enhanced by two Ginger Ninjas who joined us by the pool daily,They were both extremely polite and were most welcome. As I was only there for 4 nights, I had little chance to partake of the wider areas. However, I can say that for anyone looking for more diversion, there seems to be a lot.

Kitty, the local taxi driver took me for a lovely outing to Granada; She was great company, and we had a splendid detour on the way home, she’s good at telling you all about the area, its history and habits.

Orgiva is a charming town ( I wish I'd researched Don Quixote beforehand ) which has everything you need for self-catering supplies.

If, like me, you are looking for somewhere to relax, eat well, be lazy, then this is your place.

As the great Arnie said: “ I’ll be back “

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
El Recreo
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Granada-Motril
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Orgiva
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Salobreña
Car: recommended

Country location between the coast and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Soak up the atmosphere of Chris Stewart's 'Driving Over Lemons'. Situated in the natural park of the Alpujarra, Las Chimeneas [the chimneys] has the tranquility of the countryside with magnificent 360º views with unbelievable sunsets. Fantastic for painter too!

The amazing routes up through the mountain villages are an absolute must with incredible views around the mountains. Enjoy the local cafes for your taste of the area + free tapas [ small plates of tasty food] with every drink!

Granada- 1 hr- see the magnificent Alhambra Palace and discover the wonderful small intimate historic city. Have a Turkish bath! Walk through the old Moorish quarters.

Or

Only 40 minutes to the coast with loads of different beaches and villages with the Chiringuitos [restaurants actually on the beach] for lunch watching the Mediterranean in front of you.

Or

1½ hours door to door to the ski resort . [ You can see the snow topped mountains from the casita almost throughout the entire year!] Great ski-ing and sledging for all the family - frequently so warm you can ski in T shirts

Other Activities: On your doorstep (literally)enjoy homemade tea and cake at The OrgivaTeaGarden [www.orgivateagarden.com]plus the magnificent gardens; children's trail, painters' delights and all the animals including llamas, peacocks, pigs, hens, turkeys, ducks and geese!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Órgiva, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
high season 2 bedrooms
7 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
late season2 bedrooms
9 Sep 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£429
for 4 nights
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2 bedrooms
8 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£343
for 4 nights
£600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
winter 2 bedrooms
5 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£171
for 4 nights
£300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year 2 bedrooms
17 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£643
for 5 nights
£900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£286
for 4 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

20% deposit required at the time of booking, balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.[online payment 25% deposit + 75% balance] Non returnable deposit. Prices quoted are for 2 bedroom option.If you require 3 bedrooms+ 2 bathrooms we increase the cost by £150 per week.[ £200 per week during summer holidays]this is the maximum per week and it takes in to consideration the addtional person fee already paid.
Some Bank holidays charged as per high season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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