Casa de la Era is situated in Tijola about 3kms from Orgiva, the centre of the Western Alpujarras. The property nestles in the campo (countryside) with panoramic views, including those of the stunning snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountain range. It offers the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding flora, fauna and dramatic landscapes in an area renowned for its’ outstanding natural beauty. Visit the ‘white’ villages, with their handwoven rugs, pottery and locally cured hams; the bustling cities of: Granada; (with its stunning Alhambra Palace), Jaen and Cordoba, or ski in the morning, discover sun soaked beaches in the afternoon and the local tapas bars and restaurants in the evenings. Alternatively, it’s a great place to chill! Part of the villa is over 200 years old and has recently been lovingly restored and extended, offering accommodation of a high standard. Relax by the private pool, enjoy the perfumed blossom or simply take in the views. There is always manana!
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Villa in Tijola, Nr. Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Rural Location, Panoramic Mountain Views, 5mins drive Orgiva
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- 13 Sep 2018
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Excellent ,Highly recommend
Loved everything about this villa.The gardens are beautiful and the pool so private.The owners were so welcoming ,can’t wait to return next year.
Lovely and relaxing
After a couple of days staying in Granada it was a nice easy drive to Janet's fabulous Casita. After the hustle and bustle of the city it was great to relax in the beautifully maintained gardens and the pool. As has been mentioned by others, Janet and her family are welcoming, friendly and not intrusive in the least, but they are there if you need them which we found reassuring. The house has real character and is well equipped plus the mid-week watering is something to behold.
Would recommend highly.
Wonderful holiday in a fantastic property with stunning pool & gardens - highly recommended!
My wife and our 7 year old twins had a simply superb holiday at Casa De La Era, and are grateful to Janet, Katie and Oscar for welcoming us to their wonderful property.
We have stayed in many villas & holiday homes in several countries with private pools, but I can say without hesitation that this is the best place we have been. Every small detail has been carefully thought of, from the Winnie the Pooh bedding on the kids' beds, the great selection of board games and books, knife sharpener (don't you hate those normal awful holiday home blunt knives?!).
The lovely Casita is very well appointed with a comprehensive kitchen area, 2 good bathrooms with powerful showers, a good size living room with British TV, books & games, and 3 nice bedrooms which were ideal for our family. The house has some lovely touches throughout - coloured glass bricks, nice roof lighting, stained glass panels in some windows. All of these let in lovely light and colours at various times of the day and make you realise and appreciate that everything here has been carefully considered and thought through with the guest in mind. There is a lovely outdoor, shaded terrace which got some nice sun in the morning and then was covered for the rest of the day. It was great fun playing games with the kids and eating our BBQ dinners there.
And all of this is before we come to the stunning gardens & gated pool (ideal with the kids). The pictures on the website don't really do justice to how nice (& how big) the gardens are. Again, everything has been carefully thought through. Strategically placed benches that all get sun at different parts of the evening - it was lovely to sit with a G&T and relax before dinner (PS don't buy lemons as there are plenty lemon trees in the garden). The gardens are watered via an ancient irrigation system every week & we all enjoyed getting involved & helping water the plants!
The pool area was excellent with a gate on the entrance, lovely gazebo area & lovely trees giving shade throughout the day - great to cool down, relax and wind down on holiday.
I can honestly say this was a fantastic, peaceful and relaxing holiday that the whole family loved. My only disappointment is that we couldn't stay longer - I'm sure we will be back soon. Go and book this lovely property - you will not regret it!
Thanks again to Janet, Katie & Oscar who made us very welcome and have clearly put their hearts & souls into making Casa de la Era such a special place!
Beautiful, peaceful Spanish retreat
Casa de la Era is a fabulous place to stay. Surrounded by the magnificent peaks of the mountains and set in the most beautiful gardens, it is a little piece of paradise. The house is very well looked after and the pool area is just fantastic. Janet and Katie work so hard to ensure that your stay is as trouble free as is possible. A great place to escape to and get away from it all.
Exceptional and Stunning Casita
We saw the details of this lovely casita 3 years ago but at that time, it was too small for our family's needs.
However, it stuck with us and Janet was also great to deal with, so we picked up with her again and booked for this summer.
As we arrived on a typically sunny Spanish summer's day and having driven up the steep drive, we walked through the gates into a stunning oasis.
The gardens are amazing. Janet is a keen gardener and you can tell that she has real flair in the way she has designed and planted it.
Around the pool area, the incredible planting continues and the magnificent date palm provides natural dappled shade. We loved this area.
As with the gardens, the casita is beautifully kept and you can smell the fresh linen and towels as you walk in.
Janet and her late husband have created a superb home and holiday casita and we felt privileged to have spent time there.
We drove into Orgiva to eat most evenings and found a great selection of restaurants which provided fabulous food.
As pretty fussy people (me particularly), we can highly recommend Casa de la Era.
It was a compete joy to spend our week there and hope one day to visit again.
Thank you to Janet and Katie 😀
Beautiful gardens in magical location
We had a wonderful holiday - this is not only the most relaxing away-from-it-all retreat but also a wonderful location for visiting Granada, mountain villages and the seaside. The house and gardens are immaculate and very well-maintained offering all you need for a comfortable visit. We really enjoyed the swimming pool and especially appreciated the thoughtful garden design that ensured plenty of shade, however hot the weather became. Our real highlight was the gorgeous terrace where you could eat your meals, read and chat - a magical environment. We will never forget star-gazing too! Though we stretched the accommodation to capacity (3 children - 13,10,9 years) this was no problem as the house itself is very comfortable and well-organised. Highly recommended!
Special interest holidays:
NB this is a baby friendly villa! Having become grandparents in 2008, we are now able to loan a highchair, babygym, babywalker, babybath, babybouncer, travel cot etc, all to hopefully enhance the holiday for every family member!
The towns of Motril, Salobrena on the Costa Tropical are about 30mins with the larger town of Almunecar about 45 mins drive, all offering several excellent fish restaurants. Waterskiing is available at Marina Del Este.
Granada airport is approximately 1 hour, Malaga and Almeria airport are about 2hours 30 minutes. Malaga has the widest choice of airlines including Easyjet and British Airways.
Car hire is strongly recommended.
Orgiva is about 5 minutes drive or 25minutes walk from the Casa. The whitewashed ‘pueblos’ (villages), of Pampaneira, Bubion and Capiliera are about 16km. - the highest, Trevelez a little further. Spain's most visited attraction, the beautiful Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens in Granada, (dating back to the time of Moorish occupation), is an easy drive of about 1 hour.
A basic welcome pack of food and information will be provided on arrival. Special requests can usually be catered for, such as health foods and organic produce, even celebratory honeymoon packs! Owners live nearby and provide on site maintenance and regular pool cleaning and are able to offer helpful local information and booking advice, enabling you to maximise your enjoyment of this special area. Babysitting negotiable.
Orgiva has a selection of banks, internet cafes, shops, health food shops, bars, restaurants and an impressive Baroque church. Every Thursday there is a colourful market with local produce, arts and crafts, something for everybody. There is very much an ‘alternative’ feel here, why not pamper yourself by booking one of the many complementary health treatments available, such as massage, aromatherapy or reiki? There is also an English Toni and Guy trained mobile hairdresser, our daughter, to hand!
The area is perfect for climbers, walkers, cyclists, ornithologists, artists and photographers alike. The network of walks linked by the GR7 and old mule trails which lead through the national parks, can often lead to a sighting of a soaring golden eagle and an abundance of wild flowers. Bolted and free climbing are available within a 10 min drive (the local ibex likely to be your only spectators) or further choice available in the surrounding areas. Alternatively, experience the breathtaking beauty of the mountains on horseback, 2-8 hour rides available, or, for those who prefer wheels, quad and mountain biking is an option. Paintballing, archery and paragliding can also be booked locally. For the more tranquil moments, consider taking the waters at the spa town of Lanjaron 12km away, the Moroccan Baths in Granada, or visit the Buddhist Monastery of Osel Ling where planned retreats are possible.
Notes on prices: Prices for the property per week are in UK Pounds. Weekend/short breaks are available outside of high season periods with a booking charge of £50.00 added to the day rate if booking is less than a period of 7 nights. Negotiable reductions/discounts for 2 person occupancy out of High Season period. Hire of highchair and baby equipment 25 Euros paid in cash on arrival. Hire charge for highchair and selection of baby equipment 25E per week, payable in cash on arrival. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday but can be flexible depending on bookings and season. Departure is by 10.00am, arrival after 5.00pm unless by prior agreement.