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

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


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

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

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:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Órgiva around the Alpujarra Granadina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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.


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Garden & Painters' Paradise between the coast and the mountain foothills.
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 61 reviews

Lovely views and colourful

  • 4 of 5

Lovely pool and great relaxation with the town 2km away with lots of supermarket / butcher and bakery choice and a range of shops and cafe’s. Lovely walks in the hills surrounding the accommodation and along the waterways. Kay and Bernie were the perfect hosts with great knowledge of the area and helpful advice. Loved the gardens and animals.


  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Beautiful oasis in the Alpujarras

  • 5 of 5

This place really was a paradise. The house was bigger than expected and very comfortable - they even had boxes of lego for our two boys. The pool was great and very clean. It doesn't have a shallow end which was perfect for our kids, who love jumping and diving. There's a nice shady area by the pool to sit when it gets too hot and a ping pong table if you're feeling active. There's a separate private outside eating area with a beer fridge (nice touch) as well. Kay and Bernie were great hosts. Very friendly and caring. Kay even came to check we were OK when I had been ill. As guests at La Casita, you also have access to their beautiful garden, which they open to the public two days per week. They had an amazing Spanish guitarist playing in the garden one day which was just lovely. We really loved their two dogs, four cats and host of birds, included several peacocks. The absolute highlight though was walking their llamas down to the river for a paddle. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Beautiful, relaxing and fun stay for our family with small kids

  • 5 of 5

As all the other reviews have said, Las Chimineas is a delight as are Kay and Bernard the hosts.

The property is attached to the Orgiva Tea Garden (of which you have access to at any time) which Kay and Bernard have put enormous amounts of effort into making an incredibly diverse and tranquil garden (with a cafe on Wednesday and Saturday).

Our kids (9,7 and 5) loved playing in the pool, feeding the chickens, peacocks, geese, turkeys and llamas, and having the freedom of the garden. The house itself is incredibly comfortable and well thought out and Kay and Bernard made our stay special. The location is lovely and close to many walks and villages.

One of the loveliest places we've stayed.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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An idyllic, relaxing place to stay. Great location, lovely hosts and fab swimming pool!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve just had a wonderful family holiday! Thoroughly recommend staying here if you want a non touristy location. 5 mins drive out of the town of Orgiva, beautiful mountainous views all round, peaceful and relaxing. The hosts who live next door were lovely, very welcoming and extremely helpful but not intrusive. The accommodation was very clean, simple, but well equipped with everything we needed. The pool was fabulous and perfect for our 3 boys (age 8, 14 and 16) Lots to do around the area...we did walking, visiting some of the white villages, the Alhambra in Granada, wild swimming, visits to the coast, played ‘padel’ in Orgiva, walked around the beautiful tea gardens next door, relaxed by and played in the pool! The temperature in July was very hot during the day but cool at night, so no air conditioning needed. We liked Orgiva as it was non touristy and had everything you needed plus good places to eat and buy food. We would definitely like to visit again some time. Big thank you to Kay and Bernie from all of us.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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A Charming Garden Oasis; spacious and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

La Casita is set in a wonderfully fragrant garden, sandwiched between truly stunning views of both the Alpujara and The Sierra Nevada. The house is comfortably furnished in a Spanish style, and every modern convenience is provided. The patios and poolside provide yet more convenience and privacy, with a beautiful barbecue area and outdoor fridge. Kay and Bernie are excellent hosts; helpful and and on hand whenever needed and a mine of useful local information and connections. Their open Garden is an absolute must-see, at least twice! A peaceful and beautiful oasis we shall return to again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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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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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
El Recreo
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
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.


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.


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 []plus the magnificent gardens; children's trail, painters' delights and all the animals including llamas, peacocks, pigs, hens, turkeys, ducks and geese!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Órgiva,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
late season2 bedrooms
9 Sep 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
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
for 4 nights
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
for 4 nights
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
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
high season 2019 2 bedrooms
7 Jul 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

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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