Cortijo El Cura is a very cozy, sheltered and idyllic one-floor Andalusian cottage, in part built into the rock and characterised by its genuine Moorish-style interiors, a paradise-like garden with sumptuous vegetation and majestic views of the surrounding mountains. It’s a bowl of beauty with 2.500sqm organic-certificated groves and grassland. Located in a completely private and secluded property and surrounded by lush vegetation in an authentic Mediterranean subtropical setting, it oozes absolute natural tranquility. The garden is a piece of heaven and contains various orange, avocado, centenarian olive and other Mediterranean fruit trees. There is a playground and a childproof pool area with green lawn all around. This cottage is fully equipped with top quality facilities and will guarantee the perfect relaxing and pleasurable holiday. All rooms have direct access to the large and idyllic terraces which run all along the south-front of the house, partly covered by an ancient vineyard and an ideal spot for sunbathing or simply relaxing, taking in the riveting fragrance of the blossoms and the ever-changing colours of the spectacular mountains beyond. Right beside there is a huge stone-built barbecue.
Inside you can enjoy a lovely intimate atmosphere within the thick-stone built walls in an authentic traditional southern Spanish style, with a pleasant indoor temperature all year-round. Both bedrooms, particularly the cozy cave-bedroom carved into the rock, are perfect for an enjoyable siesta on a hot summer afternoon and the open fireplace in the living room gives warmth in the winter evenings. In order to get to the cave bedroom you have to pass through the other two person bedroom. In addition, the house contains air conditioners and a heating system.
The new kitchen is fully equipped and has high standard facilities.
All over you will have all that you need (for example, sharp kitchen knives, large red wine glasses, quality mattresses and bed linens, north European standard duvets and towels, relax-loungers, plenty firewood).
The private swimming pool (4x6.5m plus a shallow part for non swimmers, opens from April to November) and the lawn area surrounding are fenced and completely childproof. The lush garden with abundant green grassland is entirely child-friendly and has a playground, swing and a rocking horse.
The property is only 2 mile away from Órgiva (2 minutes by car, 20 minutes walking distance) and it provides with all the quietness and tranquility of pure nature to make your holiday as pleasant and relaxing as possible.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
The property is located in the heart of the Alpujarra, the green and lush south slopes of Sierra Nevada with its breathtaking landscapes and mild and sunny microclimate all year round. You will have the perfect opportunity to experience and enjoy the authentic and genuine Andalucía intimately, away from the busy tourist spots. Straight from the house, you can enjoy wonderful walks through the valley or up to the hills.
By car, you can have amazing excursions to the high part of the 'Las Alpujarras' with its white and picturesque mountain villages or to the snow-covered peaks of Sierra Nevada. The mountain chain reaches an altitude of 3484m and is replete with a unique wildlife, beautiful rivers and pristine lagoons. The house is only 25 minutes driving distance to the coast, 40 minutes to Granada (one of the most beautiful and lively historic and cultural cities in the world) and little over than one hour to Sierra Nevada ski resorts.
Day trips can include beautiful destinations such as Cordoba, Ronda or Seville, or National Parks like Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Cazorla and Cabo de Gata.
Blessed with gorgeous sunny weather all year round (including winter time), this region will give you an endless variety of activities and events and whatever the season is, the region remains lively and vibrant with enjoyable activities. All over the year and across the whole region (mountains and coast), restaurants, cafes and beach bars by the sea are open and all over the year you will be able to experience our gorgeous gastronomical culture and the Andalusian lifestyle.
Our property is a lawful family-tourism business which is registered and monitored by the Spanish Tourism Authority “Consejería de Turismo y Deporte” and guarantees the highest standards for equipment, safety, hygiene and general quality. It also has the official Andalusian seal ACROCOLOR as an organic olive and orange farm.
We have over 20 years of experience as landlords and the continuous improvement of the houses will guarantee our guests a thoroughly smooth and relaxing holiday. This can be confirmed by the excellent feedback left by our wonderful guests (please check our reviews).
Over the winter season the house will be heated up with 24 hours in advance to offer a warm and comfortable ambient right from the first day on.
In the house you will find a very comprehensive and detailed tourist information brochure where we give interesting knowledge about the house and what to do in the area and we are happy to share our experience gathered here over 20 years and offer you practical currant tips on activities, hikes, beaches, restaurants, cultural events, ticket reservations etc. so to make it easy to experience the authentic Andalusian culture.
In addition, we can organise and facilitate flamenco classes, cooking courses, riding tours, alpine hiking tours and ski days.
We can arrange car hire from Malaga Airport with a very efficient car rental company with excellent services (small company, no queuing, quick and personalized service, no pre-charged petrol, etc.). The service refers to a new air conditioned car with full comprehensive insurance without any excess for two named drivers.
While staying with us, a visit to the Alhambra in Granada is an absolute must. The Alhambra is Europe’s largest and best preserved Moorish (Arabic-Medieval) palace and fortress-building, with unimaginable beauty and refinement. As it is also one of Europe’s most visited monuments.
To visit the Alhambra Palaces we recommend booking tickets ideally with a few months´ notices in advance on the website of the official ticket seller.
Our prices are for the entire estate (house, garden and pool) for up to 4 adults. Any extra bedding is charged 10€ per day. But extra bedding for children fewer than 12 is free. The rate includes all utilities such as Wi-Fi, gas, electricity, firewood, a pantry with the essentials (spices, vinegar, oil, sugar, coffee, tea, cocoa/hot chocolate, spaghetti, canned tomato, dish soap, laundry soap, etc.).
The final cleaning fee of 45€ is for our professional cleaning staff and the 40€ for the complete welcome service set which contains the following:
Preheat the house up with 24 hours in advance (during the winter months).
Complete clean linen set of quality bedding, bed rugs, towels (hand/facial, bathing, and pool/beach), kitchen cloths, sponges, set soap and toilet paper, candles and matches.
A welcome food pack for a first snack with bread, butter, cheese, eggs, olives, yogurt, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, milk, water, juice, beer, a bottle of wine and a fruit bowl ( if you wish, this can be removed and the fee will be reduced 20€).
Personalized reception (possible as well at a meeting point in the village) and introduction to the property.
These fees will be charged upon your arrival only once as one single payment, as it is a unique value, independent of the length of your stay. This will ensure that you will find the property in spotless condition giving your holiday the perfect start.
We provide high chairs and cots with full bedding for free.
We accept PETS only on request and keep in case a security deposit of 150€. Pets must be well educated, never jump on any furniture and not cause any dirty or damage to the property, neither be a nuisance for other people. Unfortunately in no case are dogs of dangerous breeds accepted.
Changeover day is on Saturdays during summer season (June to September). The rest of the year we can be flexible and arrange for a different day of the week. Check in is from 2pm onwards, check out before 11am or according to arrangement.
Over low season we can offer on bookings of several weeks’ interesting discounts. We can also offer special rates for last minutes bookings.
The price includes 10% VAT and a house insurance including liability.