The cortijo (rustic farmhouse) is superbly situated in a tranquil location on the edge of Orgiva town, but is convenient for all amenities (shops, bars, restaurants, banks etc). It is simply furnished but fully equipped, and has 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 and 2 bathrooms. Relax outside in the extensive 2 acre garden with olives, oranges, lemons, figs, almonds and vines, with spectacular views of the mountain ranges, Sierra Nevada and Lugar. There is a terrace with table, chairs and sunloungers, a stone-built barbecue, and the tiled 7m x 3m swimming pool. The English and Spanish speaking owner lives close by and is on hand to deal with any queries and advice. Free WIFI internet access.
- Cottage1291 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay5 nights
Cortijo in Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia - Peaceful Location,only 5 mins to Town
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Aug 2018
About David Isaacs
Hello, I am David Isaacs, I took voluntary redundancy from British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) at Sellafield, near Whitehaven, West Cumbria, UK in November 1999 and moved to Orgiva of the Las Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Andalucia Spain, where we renovated the farmhouse. We have took a pride in the renovation, which we have attempted to do tastefully with the comfort of residents in mind.
David Isaacs purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why David Isaacs chose Órgiva
Orgiva, our town of the Las Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Andalucia Spain, was obvious to us a unique location, in that it is convenient for vastly varying locations, for example only 20km from the beach, Salobreña, only 20 minutes from the spectacular mountain villages such as Capileira, Bubion, Pampineira and Trevelez etc, 50 minutes from the historical city of Granada with the Alhambra Palace and Cathedral etc and 75 minutes from the Sierra Nevada Ski resort. Also Orgiva (just 200 metres from the cortijo) itself is an unspoilt typically Spanish town with an array of interesting bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, weekly market, children's play area, cinema etc and all facilities, banks, IT cafe etc.
What makes this Cottage unique
"El Olivo" is quite unique in that it is situated in a tranquil location with a large garden and swimming pool, on the edge of Orgiva town, but is convenient for all amenities (shops, bars, restaurants, banks etc), the best of both worlds, ie peace and tranquility and access to all facilities. The cortijo has been renovated with the comfort of residents in mind, for example a special insulated roof was installed, which means it is 5 to 6 C cooler in the hot summer months, than a house with a traditional roof, the swimming pool is mosaic tiled with a state of the art water treatment system, there is a 2 acre garden with olive and fruit trees where you can loose yourself and seek solitude if you wish.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A beautiful place and excellent host
My wife Carol and I have stayed at this location on several occassions. We have loved it every time, and will still be going there again. It is comfortable and clean, and David is a really good host. We enjoy the area as it is mountains and valleys with a river bed next to the cortijo which has many walk ways which we enjoy. Each year we sojourne a bit further into the wilderness. Certainly worth a visit.
We've been here many times now, always a pleasure. David is a great host, as is Paco the resident cat. Lovely secluded property within easy walking distance of the town centre. Booked twice for 2016 which speaks for itself.
Brilliantly rustic piece of real Spain.
Charming feel of real Spanish country living. Warm and welcoming with the log fire at night when there was a chill in the air. Brilliant bars and restaurants within walking distance and the best tapa with every drink. We had a great time.
Summer Cycling in Orgiva
I've been to this accommodation several times, keep coming back because:
1) I like rural Spain, this cotijo is in a quiet area but there are a number of bars and cafes in the local village.
2) The owners is friendly and you can always have a banter with him.
3) Property is enclosed so it's safe for the kids.
4) Lots of quiet roads in the national park area around here so good for getting out on the road/mountain bike.
5) It's good value for money.
Special interest holidays:
We can arrange various activities for clients, such as biking, hiking, pony trekking, paragliding, health therapies and day trips to local highlights such as the Alhambra in Granada, beach, mountain villages and ski resorts.
The Costa Tropical and the tasteful resort Salobreña are about 30/35 minutes drive (30km).
Malaga airport is about 1 hours 30 mins drive (120km).
Car hire is recommended. Alternatively we can arrange airport transfer.
Granada with the Alhambra Palace is 40km away.
Sierra Nevada ski station 50km away.
The cortijo is in an area known as Rio Chico to the north side of Orgiva town, it is idealy situated, next to the river within a large 2 acre garden in a tranquil location, with ample car parking, but conveniantly within walking distance (200m, 5 minutes) of the town. Orgiva is known as the capital of the Alpujarras, and is a bustling market town. It is idealy situated for both the mountains and the coast. There are various bars, restaurants and shops, including petrol stations, post office, internet cafe, banks (with cash machines), and a lively market on Thursdays. The Alpujarras occupies the South facing slopes of the Sierra Nevada, and offers an outstanding combination of climate (325 days sunshine per year) and scenery. Where else is it possible to see oranges, lemons and figs with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains?
The English speaking owner will give you a warm welcome and can advise on activities, local information and places of interest. We can arrange numerous activities for clients, such as guided mountain-biking, hiking, pony-trekking, paragliding, health therapies and day trips to local highlights such as the Alhambra in Granada.
A welcome pack of information and basic food items is povided to guests on request.
Free WIFI internet access.
Booking Notes: Deposit is £100 per week, with the balance payable 4 weeks before arrival, payable by bank transfer, bank details available on request. We can accept payments via PayPal, hence we can accept most credit cards and it gives you the customer more security. Changeover Day: Thursday is the preferred changeover day, in order to avoid expensive Saturday flights. Also it may be possible to be flexible. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds, price in Euros using current exchange rate. Long term lettings - price on application. Cost for more or less than one week calculated out at pro rata. We can accept payments via PayPal, hence we can accept most credit cards and it gives you the customer more security.