Orgiva House Rental Photos and Description
Barbecue fire place Playground Panoramic Views Nature Peace 10min walk to town
Enjoy an unforgettable holiday, in the heart of the amazing Alpujarras, on the fertile southern slopes of the snow capped Sierra Nevada, a remote, rural area with stunning views of the mountains and a mild Mediterranean climate from the nearby coast. This villa has been built in traditional andalucian-arabic style and children are warmly welcomed. The holiday home and the location have a lot to offer to families and those with a spirit for adventure as well as to those seeking rest and relaxation. The peace of the countryside can be enjoyed in the large garden, while reading under the shade of an olive tree beside the childproof, gated pool , playing football with the kits or spending a summer evening at the barbecue. You can go on short walks directly from the land, take day trips to the nearby coast or up to the whitewashed, winding mountain villages. It takes 40 minutes (34 miles) by car to get to Granada, one of the most beautiful and lively historic cultural cities in the world.
Attractive specific features of the property: Due to their location in the unparalleled, evergreen even in the heat of summer, Alpujarras, between the sunny coast and the high mountains of Granada, our holiday cottage is the ideal place to get to know Andalucia intimately, away from the tourist hustle and bustle. It is an ideal starting point to do any kind of walks and excursions. Straight from the house, you can enjoy wonderful walks through the valley or up to the hills. By car, you can take trips to the high part of the 'Las Alpujarras' with its white and picturesque mountain villages or to the peaks of Sierra Nevada, up to 3484m high and full of rare animals, wild rivers and untouched lagoons, resting in peace. In 25 minutes you get to the coast and in 40 minutes to Granada. Day trips can be taken to cities like Cordoba, Ronda or Seville, or National Parks like Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Cazorla, Cabo de Gato etc. In addition to this, the holiday homes are only 80km away from the Sierra Nevada ski resurts.(see ski info)
Interesting specific features of culture: The time of the Moors and Arab rule lasted almost 900 years and left more of an impression on The Alpujarras than on any other region of Spain. The legacy of Arabic art and culture can still be seen in the style of buildings, the intricate irrigation system, and the local crafts, music and art. From the Arabs came recipes, which creatively combine meat or fish with fruit and herbs. They brought figs, pomegranates, citrus fruit, olives and melons with them and these sun-loving fruits are still flourishing in The Alpujarras today, alongside strawberries, prickly pears, peaches, cherries, apples, pears, quince, walnuts, chestnuts and almonds. On the property, there are about 30 different fruit trees, and the whole year one can pick fresh fruits right from the tree, ripe oranges even from October to June. The flowering time starts in February with the almond flower, the famous and historically significant and revered orange tree blossom (El Azahar) smells during the whole month of April.
Specific features of local cuisine: The Alpujarran cuisine doesn't boast any refinements, it's more about the earthy real tastes of the ingredients - and thanks to the variety of altitudes and climate zones here there's an abundance of foods on offer: air dried mountain ham, all types of sausages and cheese, meat, fish and vegetables, potatoes and eggs prepared in various ways, fruit, as well as every possible variation on olives. Many of these fine ingredients lend their charm to all sorts of Tapas, delicious nibbles whose home is Andalucia; accompanied by a glass of sherry, the world famous wine from the sunshine land of the Spanish south.
Details for Detached Holiday villa Cortijo el Potro with pool surrounded by nature 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms
- pets considered
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- smoking allowed
About Oliver Baun
I dropped into the Alpujarras by accident being on a journey all over Spain. This was happening in the mid 80's and it was at the same time as the famous book writer Chris Stewart arrived into the area. Years later he published his bestseller 'Driving over lemons' where he tells all these funny stories and amazing experiences he had to go across and in fact, I discovered the same kind of an authentic unspoiled paradise as he did. Obviously the south of Granada was in these days a bit different to what it is now. The area was very poor, not many cars but lots of donkeys, TV was just coming in and people actually 'lived' in the bars. There was no VAT tax yet and no highway hundreds of miles around. Granada was a day journey away and northern Europe a different planet. I was in heaven. Now I'm living this area for over 25 yaers, my children where born and grown up here and I love it every day even more. It's the Garden Eden, it's paradise!
Oliver Baun purchased this house in 2000
Why Oliver Baun chose Orgiva
It is primarily the privileged and quite position right above the village, enough away from town, in absolute tranquility and nature but only 1 km (15 minutes Fus and 2 minutes by car) to get there. A perfect base camp to explore the immediate wild surroundings, Las Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Granada and the Costa Tropical .
What makes this house unique
The holiday villa Cortijo el Potro and the holiday apartment Caserio el Olivo are both characterised by its generously sized interior, especially its large sitting room and two bathrooms, as well as its proximity to the village and warm welcome towards children. It is actually the very special child friendliness, child safety ambiente with many toys and games, which allows the whole family to enjoy a wonderful and relaxing holiday. At the large swimming pool beside the house (4m x 9m + a shallow area for small children) there's a water slide, a playground, a small soccer pitch with a goal and a giant tire swing.
Over the winter we offer our guests a wonderful Finnish wood sauna, either for a couple or for the whole family. For this reason the pool is open all year.