Situated amongst olives groves with amazing views is El Rincon del Viento – a creatively designed and luxuriously decorated villa on the outskirts of the spa town of Lanjaron in Las Alpujarras, south of Granada, Andalucia, southern Spain. The house is available to rent as a luxury holiday home and sleeps 8 people. It is the ideal villa for those wanting a ‘get away from the crowds’ holiday, as the location is splendid, secluded and very peaceful. However, when you require a bit more activity, the market town of Orgiva is just 10 minutes drive, as is the lovely spa town of Lanjaron. And within 45 minutes you can be in Granada viewing the amazing Alhambra Palace or eating lobster on the beach in Salobreña. For those wanting even more exertion, the ski resort is just an hour away and walking into the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada including Mulhácen, the highest peak of Spain, is also close by. The landscaped gardens and large pool are a delight. There is even a small children’s pool. We recommend hiring a 4x4 vehicle or one with high ground clearance to enable you to navigate the track to the house. It is perfectly passable in an ordinary car but a 4x4 or similar would make the trip more comfortable.
Villa in Lanjaron, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia - Secluded And Tranquil Location Between Orgiva And Lanjaron
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Beautiful villa, amazing views, peaceful
The villa is an architectural beauty and books at the property tell you the interesting story of its creation. The villa is well equipped and the pool is large and lovely. The gardens are quite stunning and very large. Sue and Andrew are very friendly and easily available if needed. The pictures can't do justice to the views of the lake and mountains which are unbeatable. The villa is completely peaceful-nature is the only sound really and the stars at night are clear and bright. There are four double bedrooms and the arrangement (top floor, lower floor with living space in-between) would mean that 2 families could be together and still have space for themselves. It also worked fine for us as a 2 though. The track to the villa is easy really, slightly bumpy in one or two places but it's completely fine in a standard car. Most of the road to the villa is paved anyway, only the last 1/5 or so is unpaved-not an issue we found. The villa is well placed for day trips-Granada is 45 minutes away (ask your sat nav to go to the Puerta Real Parking Garage-very close to the sights but hardly any 'city' driving involved). Almunecar by the sea is great and Almeria isn't all that far. The real interest in the area is easy access to the Alpujarras villages and the stunning mountain landscape. Don't forget Lanjaron itself-a lovely little town. Excellent villa!
Thank you - what a fantastic and informative review! Terry (the owner) and Andrew and I are delighted that you really appreciated the villa, gardens and pool and that you enjoyed the local sights and amenities. There are certainly some beautiful places to visit in the local area as well as in Granada city itself. Thank you again. Sue - House Manager
Wonderful holiday in an amazing villa
The website does not do the villa and gardens justice. It is architecturally beautiful, tastefully decorated, and exceptionally well-equipped. The views are also stunning. It is a little off the beaten track and a car is essential (though we managed perfectly well without a 4x4). That said, Lanjaron is only a 10-minute drive away and the bigger town of Orgiva approx 20 minutes, so you do not feel completely cut-off. We had some great meals in Orgiva.
We had a few problems with the air conditioning, which is operated by means of a generator (I guess to be expected from a property out in the sticks and therefore off grid), but Sue was very responsive and did all she could to rectify the situation.
We would highly recommend it.
Thank you for such a wonderful review and delighted you had a wonderful holiday. We were so sorry about the problems with the generator and would like to thank you for being so calm and understanding about the situation. Thankfully, everything is up and running again as it should be. We would also like to thank you for leaving the villa in such a good state upon your departure. With very best wishes.
Amazing villa in amazing location
An amazing villa with a lovely pool and gardens. The veranda to eat on was always cool with the most incredible views of the mountains. You are off a dirt track which means you are in the middle of nowhere, but still only 10 mins to the beautiful town of Lanjaron. Sue and Andy were so helpful, with lots of local knowledge, of not only restaurants but wildlife too. Very relaxing 10 days even with 2 teenage boys!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed the villa, pool and gardens during your recent holiday. It is always gratifying when clients love the place as much as we do. If you do carry out your "threat" to return for a holiday in the future then we would be absolutely delighted.
The pictures tell it all. In fact we were prepared for it not to be as good as the pictures, but I would say it is even better, and bigger.
Well equipped, beautiful villa with stunning views. Sue is very friendly and accommodating
A beautiful well looked after, well maintained, spacious Villa. We definitely recommend it for a rural retreat.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at the villa and that you found it suited your needs.
In return, Jeanette, I would like to thank you for leaving the villa in such good condition on your departure.
With very best wishes,
Sue - House Manager
Wow! Absolutely stunning house, pool, gardens and location. Just fabulous.
This really was a dream holiday home. Beautifully designed and decorated and equipped with everything you could possibly need and much more. The gardens were stunning and the kids would have spent the entire week in the pool if they hadn't needed to sleep!. The house is isolated in a good way (the track IS best suited to a 4 by 4) with views to die for - which suited us perfectly and made for an incredibly relaxing week. One of us hired a road bike from Cycle Sierra Nevada and explored the many hill climbs in the area. Terry and Ieuan were immensely helpful and extremely welcoming despite a wee hiccup on entry. It was an absolute privilege to stay there and we would love to return .
Thank you, Nicola and family, for your lovely review and your very gracious attitude to the 'wee hiccup'.
We are all very pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the villa and even happier that you hope to return in the future.
With very best wishes
Sue - House Manager
Special interest holidays:
Bird watching day trips with local, expert guide.
Walking, hiking, scrambling, climbing trips available through local company.
Cheese making day courses
The Costa Tropical is 30/45 minutes by car and includes the lovely beaches of Salobreña, Almuñecar and La Herradura. All have good seafood restaurants on the beach.
Granada airport is approximately 45 mins away and there are direct flights from London City Airport in the UK. Also flights from other major Spanish cities eg Barcelona, if people are considering a 2 locations holiday, it is then possible to take an internal flight to Granada. Malaga Airport is approx. 2 and half hours drive and has many flights from around the UK and Europe.
Lanjaron is the nearest town to the villa and is approx. 10 mins by car. Lanjaron is a spa town and is famed for its healing waters. Orgiva is about 10 mins by car. The White Villages of Pampaniera, Bubion and Capileira are approx. 40 mins drive.
Lanjaron has many good quality shops, restaurants and banks and also has the famous Spa for health and beauty treatments from a relaxing hot bath to a full massage. Orgiva has an interesting market on a Thursday and a Rastro (car boot sale) at the recreation ground on the Rio Chico on the first and third Sunday of each month. Activities can be arranged through the local tourist offices. The tourist office in Pampaneira arranges guided walks, mountain bike rides, ski touring. Walking in the mountains of the Alpujarras is close by and either you can purchase maps or arrange a walking guide. We highly recommend www.spanishhighs.co.uk We can arrange on-site Reflexology (foot massage therapy) and Holistic massage sessions for you. Also available are Cheese Making Workshops where you can learn to make your own cheese using locally sourced goat's milk. You will learn the process and make your own cheese to keep. Buffet lunch is included in the price. Bird Watching trips are also available with an expert guide. Outside catering available on demand. For information on all these additional activities please make enquiries when booking.