|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Capellania is an outstanding, huge, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, luxury villa - entirely private; not overlooked; with a filtered, 9m x 5m private pool for exclusive use of guests, 42 '' English and German satellite TV, Internet, air conditioning, central heating, private parking. With its spectacular mountain views at the very edge of town - just 350m to the centre, on level, tarmacked road - hidden behind its 3 000 m2 landscaped, walled-in garden with exotic fruit trees and flower-canopied pergolas, table tennis, BBQ, sun beds and rockers, Capellania is also a home to tortoises and gold fish. Entirely modern and tastefully furnished, the villa has the ambiance of a Moorish-inspired romantic folly, with its circular well-stocked library, sweeping marble staircase, stained-glass windows and a domed bathroom with a large oval marble bath. A spacious dining room flows through a colonnaded circular hallway into a huge living room, with cosy seating space round the wood-burning cast iron stove, and sofas for TV viewing.
This is a self-catering villa. We provide a thorough cleaning before and after your stay (included in the price) and toilet paper and hand wash liquid on arrival. All bed linen, bath towels and beach towels are included. On our own website (please, contact owner for link), you can find information about supermarkets opening hours, with directions, should you be arriving late. There are many supermarkets in Orgiva, and a grocery is open on Sundays till approx. 10 pm. If you want a hamper on arrival with some basic foodstuffs, our house-keeper can arrange that, for a small charge (6 euro plus the invoiced cost of food, which you would need to specify in advance).
Activities: walking, riding, yoga courses, massage (Thai, shiatsu, etc), many alternative therapies, painting classes. In Orgiva there is a recreation centre where you can play tennis, squash, football, badmington or take a dance or aerobics class. Information on the villa and the town of Orgiva will be provided on arrival.
To all visitors who have made a booking we provide further information about the villa and the area, and detailed information on how to get there, including seeking out the cheapest flights and car hire.
We had such a marvellous time in Orgiva staying at Capellania.
It is such a beautiful, stylish and fun place to stay. Our
love and thanks Angela and family.
The accommodation was spacious, exceptionally clean and we were spoilt for choice for places to relax in and view the surrounding area. All the terraces are perfect - and we loved the bath. Over all I think it is probably the best villa accommodation that I have ever stayed in. We had a fantastic time in Orgiva and all fell in love with your house. If you know of any similar properties for sale please let me know as we all quite like the idea of retiring to the area. I am sure we will be contacting you again to reserve your property.
We have just returned from spending a great week at Capellania. Firstly, here are a few general bullet points about the property you may find helpful:
• It’s even bigger than it looks.
• It takes 4 minutes 20 seconds to get to the first bar in Orgiva on foot.
• Access from town is a tarmacked road.
• It has private secured parking.
• Secluded gardens on all sides.
• Very well equipped, no need to take hair dryers, towels etc.
• No sneaky extras for cleaning and laundering.
• First class communication with the owner and the house manager who make your stay hassle free.
• The pool is deep and has an efficient filter.
• The telly works without needing to be a programmer.
• The beds are comfy as is the furniture.
• The marble and terracotta floors keep the house cool.
• The roof terrace has fantastic views of the mountains.
I have to say the word ‘impressive’ is hardly an adequate adjective to describe this amazing property. From the striking works of art on the walls to the well-stocked and categorised library the house is full of pleasant surprises that revealed themselves as our week went by. So nothing better than to spend the heat of the day around the pool and then up to the roof terrace to watch the sunset turn the mountain into a vivid orange and then a glowing red vista which never fails to make you feel lucky to be there.
We love Orgiva and return regularly. Having stayed twice at another of Anda’s properties, Casa Rosada, I knew that Capellania would not disappoint. Apart from the high standard of her properties I also think this one especially represents good value. We stayed in a villa about 200 m behind this one a few years ago which had the same tariff and was fine but it came nowhere near on size, quality or facilities.
I think other reviewers have covered other aspects of the house and town so I won’t repeat these points but will just say that staying in Capellania made us feel like a Caliph and Calipha.
We absolutely adored Villa Capellania.
We loved its generosity of space and Moorish style architecture, someone put loads of thought and care into this building. There is even a library in the tower. The location is perfect, just a few minutes walk into the small town of Orgiva with a selection of Tapas bars, shops, restaurants and weekly market. The villa is very private, not at all overlooked and surrounded by lush, well maintained gardens, abundant with fruit and flowers, and several terraces, so you can always choose a sunny or shady spot. I loved sitting on the upstairs roof terrace with my early morning tea, with a fabulous view of the mountains. There are some beautiful mountain villages a short drive away. We also loved the pool, and its colour changing lights after dark. All in all a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday. I hope we shall return!
The two of us spent 2 weeks in Capellania in late Sept/early Oct 2016.
The first point to make, is that no matter how good the villa seems from the photos on the website, it does not do it justice. This is a wonderful property, with spiral staircases, moorish style archways, cool rooms and corridors and sunken baths on the inside and large terraces, lawns and courtyards on the outside.
The views across Orgiva to the mountains is wonderful and to sit on the roof terrace in the evening, with a gin & tonic as the sun goes down behind the villa, is what holidays are made of!
Orgiva is 5 mins walk away with 2 good tapas bars, virtually, at the bottom of the road. There's several good restaurants in the town although 50% of the time we eat at the villa using the BBQ and dining beside the pool.
Carmen, who manages the property for Anda the owner, was really pleasant and helpful.
We had a great holiday here and can't wait to go back.
We had a fantastic week in this beautiful villa. We are a family of four with 2 sons (11 & 17) and the property was perfect for our needs.
The previous reviewers have covered the description of this amazing villa but I must also add how friendly and helpful Anda & Carmen were.
Can't wait to go back.
We had a superb holiday at Cappellania from beginning to end. Carmen, the housekeeper, was the epitome of spanish hospitality showing us round the house and explaining everything in perfect English. The house itself is amazing. The architectural design creates a sense of space which is very conducive to relaxation. The muliplicity of rooms means everyone can have their own space if they so choose and having a variety of dining areas - (dining room, by the pool, in the garden, on the roof) means you always have a choice of sun or shade. The well stocked library was an added bonus for us. The house has the added benefit of being quiet and apart yet only 350m from the edge of the bustling town of Orgiva with its banks, shops and good quality eateries. Within the house itself there is plenty information about local amenities and guidebooks for sightseeing. We loved visiting the hilltop villages and hada great day out in Granada (one hour away). Anda (the owner) was a delight to deal with and very helpful in a variety of ways. A house to be recommended!
We were looking for breath-taking views, tranquillity and a flavour of the authentic Spain (ie not the over-Anglicised coastal areas) and found these during our stay in the Alpujarras. Capellania is a spacious, interesting and comfortable house, only a 5 minute walk away from the centre of Orgiva which has ample bars, supermarkets and restaurants to suit a variety of tastes. Capellania’s Moorish design, inside and out, provided the ideal environment for a hot August in Andalucia – ample cool places and a really good-sized pool, though more natural shading outside would have been appreciated. The house’s furnishings, well-stocked library, deep Moorish bath and lovely gardens (packed with lemon, orange, fig, avocado and walnut trees, vines and stunningly beautiful flowers), added greatly to our enjoyment and although we visited Granada, Lanjaron and the Poquiera Valley (all excellent), we were very happy to stay put and take in the house’s beautiful scenery and unique environment. We found lots of fascinating walks (get up early if you visit in August), friendly people and excellent bars/restaurants where tapas really do come ‘free’ with the drink. We recommend El Molino and Almazarra in Orgiva. The town of Orgiva has an eclectic mix of people, and the whole area is popular with New Age people. Certainly, ethnic clothing abounds and the town’s slightly messy (mostly dogs) and littered streets may not be to everyone’s taste. But, look beyond this, and read Chris Stewart's book, 'Driving over lemons', and you’ll find a fascinating area. Carmen and Raul, who care for Capellania for the owner, are absolutely great! They could not have made us feel more welcome.
Orgiva is a bustling little market town, ideally located: ½ hr from the sea and unspoilt beaches and 1 hr from the vibrant city of Granada. There are numerous supermarkets, bars, restaurants, health food shops, banks, ATMs, pharmacies, a cinema and a Medical Centre. Orgiva is at the heart of ‘real Spain’ with its fiesta spirit. This part of Andalucia – known as Las Alpujarras – is the famous cradle of flamenco. It remains one of Europe´s most spectacular, peaceful and unspoilt areas, with unrivalled quality of light and unforgettable starry skies.
Orgiva nestles in a valley, surrounded by the foothills of the dramatic Sierra Nevada mountains (3 500 m, 39 ski runs).
Here, you can swim in your pool or eat oranges straight from the tree – against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks. From nearby hills, on a clear day, you can see not only the Mediterranean, but even Africa – the Rif Mountains of Morocco.
Must-see: Granada and the world-famous Alhambra Palace, a masterpiece of intricate Moorish architecture to rival the Taj Mahal, renowned for its fabled gardens and ornamental fountains (1 hr / 50 km away).
Mediterranean beaches: the nearest seaside town is the picturesque Salobreña (1/2 hr away) with a Moorish castle on a towering rock. Drowning in tropical flowers, with palm-lined avenues, Salobreña rises from the sea like a white wedding cake; it is still unspoilt by mass tourism, with numerous beach restaurants, water sports and a 9-hole golf course. Here, on the beach, you can eat fish caught locally the same day. The port of Motril (also ½ hr away) has a hospital, the Al Campo hypermarket and many good fish restaurants. For the aqua park, go a little further afield to Almunecar, and visit the pretty, garden sea resort of La Herradura. Do visit the pretty seaside town of Nerja, with some of the best beaches, and its magnificent caves - huge caverns which are home to the world's largest stalagmite.
Another must-see: the Poqueira Valley (15 min away): the ancient Moorish ‘white pueblos' Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira cling to the slopes of the Sierra Nevada – home to herds of wild mountain goats and wild boar. Here, time stands still and life goes on as of old; old men on donkeys or goatherds pass by and give you a friendly ‘hola’.
In the perfect, picture-postcard-pretty, tiny village of Pampaneira (15 min away by car), prepare to be seduced by its abundance of craft shops with local products - enticing both to look at and eat or drink, as well as many bars and restaurants with tasty local fare. Come with plenty of pocket money. And visit the chocolate factory! Buy (and read!) 'Driving over Lemons', the humorous and informative international best seller by the local writer Chris Stewart, which will bring closer to you the region and its inhabitants.
The area is a paradise for nature lovers, walkers, cyclists, bird watchers, artists - or just anyone who wants to 'get away from it all' or else simply have fun!
Granada airport (Hispania Airlines), 1 hr. Malaga airport 1 hr 45min; both also reachable by bus. Thus, although car hire is recommended, it is not indispensable.
Other activities available in Orgiva: yoga, massage, healing treatments, painting classes, dance classes. Recreation Centre in Orgiva: tennis, football, badminton, aerobics, a municipal swimming pool.
Golf: The nearest golf course is the 9-hole Los Mariscos on the Playa Granada beach near Salobrena, where there is also a bar and a restaurant (30 km away).
Skiing: There are few places in the world where you can ski in the morning then head to the coast for a swim in the afternoon, but the resort of Sierra Nevada at the altitude of 2 100m is one. There you can ski till the end of April - and head back to Orgiva to swim in the pool, surrounded by orange trees bearing both fruit and fragrant blossom.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
If wanted, additionally wood for the wood burner can be bought cheaply locally.
A deposit of 25% is required with booking; the balance (plus a returnable deposit for breakages/damages of £100) to be paid 4 weeks before arrival. If booking is less than 1 month before arrival, the full amount is payable at the time of booking.
25% deposit payable at the time of booking. The price includes cleaning, bedclothes and towels. There are no additional charges or fees.
In the high season, Saturday change over only. Discounts negotiable on longer winter lets.
LOW SEASON: £25 per week heating supplement applies.