|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This villa has two double bedrooms: one with double bed, the other with twin beds. Both with ceiling fans, air-conditioning, central heating, large fitted wardrobes and luxury bed linen. Fabulous views from every window. Each bedroom has a TV point and aerial*.
Bathroom: beautifully tiled with luxury fitted shower, heated towel rail and radiator. Spectacular views.
Kitchen: Fully fitted, modern and very well equipped, with large fridge/freezer, split level electric oven with eye level grill, gas and electric hob, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen window overlooks the Moorish courtyard.
Living Room: Comfortably furnished. Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, video/DVD recorder, (the owners have a library of videos and DVDs available), wood burning stove and radiator.
Enjoy the dramatic views of the Contraviesa mountains from the living room and terrace.
Outside Area: There are various outside dining and relaxing areas
Sunbathe by the private pool in the peace and quiet amongst the olive groves of Tijola, near Orgiva, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Enjoy the wonderful sunsets and star gaze at night, wtih a glass of wine after enjoying a BBQ. Buy your vegetables and fresh fish from the small local market town of Orgiva. Visit the white washed Berber villages which cling to the southern slopes of Spain’s highest mountain range or visit the Alhambra Palace and go shopping or eat out in the famous city of Granada. Recently described by Chris Stewart in his best selling book 'Driving Over Lemons' this rural area offers peace and tranquillity with easy access to the bars, restaurants and supermarkets in Orgiva. Just 1 hour south of Granada and 1 hr 40 mins east of Malaga, with the coast and golf only 35 mins away and skiing in the winter, just 1 hour 15 mins, the villa has been designed with the 16th century Alhambra Palace in mind, but with all the luxuries and comforts of the 21 century. We live next door so any questions or problems please just knock on the door.
Nigel and I (Zoe) met in 1998 and realised that we both had a desire to live in the sun. We started looking for our dream place in the year 2000. The minute we discovered this beautiful area of Spain, we knew that this is where we wanted to be. We bought the property in 2003 and spent the next 3 years renovating it to bring it up to date. We wanted to make sure that it was updated to a high level of comfort. We have been pleased with the comments people have given us about how much they have enjoyed the property. As we live next door we are always on hand to fix any problems as soon as possible.
Zoe Cawthorn purchased this villa in 2003
The location and views were what attracted us to the property! We knew that we would be renovating any property that we bought, so our main concern was the views and the location. Just two and a half kilometres from the market town of Origva and with spectacular views of the mountains, we find that everyone who stays here loves it. Some of the best walking areas of Europe are all around. It is so easy to access so many places from here - the beach 30 mins drive and the ski resort of the Sierra Nevada just over an hours drive away. It is so easy to access motorways to visit Granada, the coast, Cordoba and Sevilla. The mountain villages are within easy reach - the property ideally located for most things.
The house is surrounded by olive groves, orange and lemon trees, avacado and pomigranate trees. The water system that the Moors introduced still runs down from the Sierra Nevada mountains to this day, which means the area is unusually green for Spain. We had a blank canvass when we bought this house so after visiting Granada and Morocco many times, we gave it the style that is so right for this area - the last place the Moors lived before returning back to Morocco. You will see some of the features that we have put in, on the website, but you will see many more when you visit the house. We brought many pieces of furniture from Morocco including a fountain which is in the small courtyard.
Dear Nigel and Zoe
A large thank you for our lovely and relaxing holiday. From the luxury of the villa to the beauty of the garden, we can't imagine a better place for Nayana to have had her first holiday abroad. It has been completely stress-free as she has settled so well here, thoroughly enjoying splashing in the pool.
We shall miss the jasmine filled air, star filled skies and the only "noise' being the birdsong.
It has felt like a real haven.
We will certainly recommend this home from home to all our friends.
Hope to be back here again one day.
With kind wishes and fond memories
It's always a good sign when you feel you could stay for another week which was how we felt on this, our 3rd visit, to this property. This time we stayed in the villa on the ground floor whereas previously we'd been in the apartment upstairs. We loved the villa because of its direct access to a private garden with loungers, hammock and outdoor terrace. It was very chilled out and a perfect place if you like a quiet break but with plenty to visit if you get bored. The pool and garden alone (not to mention English TV!) are a complete delight. Coming back again!
We found Villa Castano to be a wonderful enjoyable place to relax and unwind. The location was perfect for us away from hustle and bustle but only a short drive away to the local town to enjoy eating out or just to sit and have a coffee and watch the world go by. The villa was immaculate, well maintained and had everything we needed.
Zoe and Nigel made us very welcome and I would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends and relatives and have in fact already done so.
If you're after a little seclusion with a beautiful view and everything you could possibly need for a week of peace then this is the place to be. With a great supermarket just 10 minutes drive you can stock up for the week and not have to leave the villa if this takes your fancy. Myself and my partner made the most of the BBQ and private pool and totally relaxed. Zoe was fantastic before and during our stay.
Lots to do around Orgiva in the cooler months I would definitely look to go back!
We stayed in the Villa which was a nice change of pace from Granada. Orgiva is a small town but it is relaxing and the Villa was wonderful. We would highly recommend this place for anyone traveling in the area.
We (family with 2 kids of 11 and 13 y) spent 2 weeks in October 2015 in villa Castano. The villa was well equipped (especially the dish washer is not found that often in other properties) and clean, everything was in good condition. We enjoyed relaxing in the quiet garden or jumping into the pool after some trips in the surroundings. We had our meals on the terrace all days.
Zoe and Nigel are very kind, all conversation and arrangements took place without any problems.
If you are looking for a quiet and undisturbed holiday we can definitely recommend it !
Absolutely loved this place was there with my husband and 2 boys aged 12 and 10. We stayed in the apartment which was spotless, very comfortable and felt just like home. Outside the views were amazing a great place to unwind. The boys loved the pool and the ping pong and we all had a great nights sleep. Would love to stay there again Zoe and Nigel were so welcoming and helpful it was great and thanks to them
Whilst not being a large town Orgiva, capital of the Alpujarras holds a weekly market in the town. There are many tapas bars, restaurants and small supermarkets. There are also 2 health food shops and a herbalist pharmacy. Enjoying many fiestas throughout the year, this is very much a Spanish town.
Lanjaron is a spa town, where the Spanish have enjoyed spa treatments for over 100 years. The minerals found in the different waters are said to be an aid for any number of ailments. Visit the fascinating city of Granada with its spectacular Alhambra Palace, and the old Moorish quarters of the Albaicin. Shop in the town centre or just enjoy the hustle and bustle of the street restaurants and cafés in this ancient student city.
Just 35 mins away are the relaxing beaches of the Costa Tropical. The white villages built by the Moors have a charm and style unique to this area. Spend the day visiting different villages and discovering some of the local crafts, still practiced in the region.
Other Activities: Petanque/Boules, table-tennis and badminton facilities all available at the villa