Welcome to Casa Rosa, one of three beautiful, self-catering casitas that form ´Casa de las Flores Rural Retreat´, located in Sortes above Órgiva in the heart of Las Alpujarras in Andalusia, Southern Spain.
The following links will take you to our other two Rental Casitas .
Casa Jazmin (Sleeps 4) https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p8444070
Casa Camelia (Sleeps 3) https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1843735
Casa Rosa shares a swimming pool (8mts x 4mts, adjacent to the casita) with one other small casita.
Built in the traditional Alpujarran style, Casa Rosa is part air-conditioned and heated via the same units and/or open fireplace (fire wood not provided). One bedroom does not have aircon but it has a very effective ceiling fan and an oil filled electric radiator for the winter months.
The views of Órgiva and the surrounding mountains from Casa Rosa from it´s huge private terrace and the pool terrace are absolutely stunning, right down to the sea at Motril.
The casita is completely self-contained with its own entrance, a kitchen/dining/living area, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and spacious, partly-shaded terrace for outdoor living.
There is freeview TV (English and Spanish) and free Wi-Fi Internet access.
There is a separate laundry room with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer on the premises which is available free of charge.
As a holiday rental, you will find "Casa de las Flores Rural Retreat" unique in this area, suitable for singles, couples, families or large groups. One or more of the rental houses can be rented together for social functions, special occasions or corporate events, with a total sleeping capacity of 14 persons.
Parking is adjacent to Casa Rosa.
Walking, Horse Riding & Climbing:
Hiking and horse riding, along with many other activities, can be arranged locally.
It is a particularly delightful area to explore on foot and there are many well-signposted walking routes, ranging from a short stroll, to day long hikes into the Sierra Nevada.
For the really serious walker there are two famous long-distance foot paths that cross La Alpujarra. One is the GR-7 which begins in Tarifa in Cadiz Province and crosses Europe all the way to Greece. The other is the GR-142 which runs from the spa town of Lanjarón (only 15 minutes from Casa de las Flores) to Fiñana on the northern side of the Sierra Nevada in Almería. Before your walk, you can fill your own water bottles at the spa in Lanjarón.
Horse riding is very popular in the area, with several equestrian centres offering rides.
Cycling and Mountain Biking :
Cycling and mountain biking are hugely popular in the area, partly due to the 325 days of sunshine and stunning, mountain scenery. Las Alpujarras are Spain's southernmost mountains and include the longest downhill in Europe.
You can hire a bike locally. If you want to 'do your own thing', then this is an ideal base.
The property is located on the main A-4132 road to Trevélez, which passes through the famous Alpujarran 'pueblo blancos', including Carataunus, Pampaneira and Pitres. A short detour takes you to Bubión and Capileira in the Poqueira Gorge from where you can ride up into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and up the track to Pico Veleta (3,400 metres).
The trails are generally quiet and in the mountains, devoid of traffic.
Climbing, Scrambling and Mountaineering. The Alpujarras are a well-kept secret for rock climbers and scrambling (grades 1 to 3S). Climbing is possible year-round and there are over 200 routes within a 25km radius of Orgiva, with a full range of grades up to 7c.
In the winter months, mountaineering, ice climbing, cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering and snow shoeing are all possible in the area.
Driving: Casa de las Flores is located at the end of a short drive off the main scenic road between Órgiva and Válor. Driving this scenic route through La Alpujarra and Sierra Nevada National Park is highly recommended. The scenery is spectacular and you can visit the pueblo blanco white villages of Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira in the Poqueira Gorge.
From Capileira, the highest of these villages, there are fantastic bike rides and walks into the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Further afield, there is Granada (45 minutes), with the iconic Alhambra Palace. We also encourage guests to visit the Albaicín, the ancient Moorish quarter of Granada.
In the opposite direction along the coast towards Malaga, the Caves at Nerja are well worth visiting.
Beaches: The closest beaches are those of the Costa Tropical, approximately 35 minutes' drive away. The town of Salobreña has a good beach with lots of beach side restaurants and cafés. And if you don’t just want to sit on the beach, you can visit the 10th Century Moorish Castle in the old town.
A further 10 minutes drive west along the coast, the resort of Almuñécar has seafront restaurants, shops, a weekly market, a castle, botanical gardens, a bird sanctuary and a water park