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Luxurious Moorish style Villa, pool, petanque, table tennis sleeps 1-10 people - Apartment Castano 1

Zoe Cawthorn

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Zoe Cawthorn

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Luxurious Moorish style Villa, pool, petanque, table tennis sleeps 1-10 people - Apartment Castano 1

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Orgiva Apartment Rental Photos and Description

A Place in the Sun 'Arabian arches and mosaics echo the style of the Alhambra'

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

Details for Apartment Castano 1 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

This apartment has been designed to offer flexibility of accommodation, the focus of which is a large private balcony with splendid mountain views. A delightful place to enjoy a BBQ. Bedrooms: one, two or three double bedrooms available all with large fitted wardrobes, ceiling fans, air-conditioning and central heating. Each has a TV aerial point.* Bathrooms: one or two available, each beautifully finished with luxury showers and central heating. Sitting Room: comfortably furnished including TV, ceiling fans, central heating. French windows onto large balcony area, with distant views over the small pueblo of Los Tablones and the Contraviesa mountain range. Kitchen: Fully fitted and very well equipped (partly open plan) with large fridge/freezer, dish washer, use of washing machine, electric cooker, hob and microwave.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Zoe Cawthorn (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Zoe Cawthorn

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.

Zoe Cawthorn purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Zoe Cawthorn chose Orgiva

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the first holiday where we haven't gone rushing around all the time but sat back and 'chilled'. That is a testament to the fabulous surroundings and relaxed fab hosts. Sun, wine, swimming and great views - fantastic. Thank you Zoe and Nigel
Oct 2010
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Apartment Castano 1
average rating of 4.972973 based on 61 reviews
Norfolk, UK
5

Excellent escape . . . . be as active as you feel!

  • 5 of 5

We've just booked with Zoe for our third consecutive year; another two weeks of bliss to look forward to. Beautiful surroundings in an exquisite area of Spain. Get out and about, or simply stay put and relax. Accommodation is all you could want, both in apartment and villa. Clean, well-appointed, and Zoe and Nigel are constantly eager to ensure your stay is as uncomplicated as possible. Pool and gardens expertly maintained, in all, a sheer delight.

We would recommend this accommodation to anyone who wants to get away from it all, with the option of getting in amongst the busy costas if you like. A car is essential if only to shop in the pretty town of Orgiva. But there is so much to see in the Alpujarras or further afield, on or off the beaten track.

Plenty of restaurants and bars close at hand in Orgiva, or eat in, the kitchen is well equipped for quite adventurous cookery.

And at the end of a busy day exploring (or not, as you like) a tipple or two (with sliced lemons straight off the tree) in the garden surrounded by mountains and gazing up at a million stars . . . . . . it doesn't get any better than that!

John & Ange

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree with you about the star gazing enhanced with gin and tonic (fresh slice of lemon) in hand, which is also one of our favourite past times. Look forward to seeing you next summer.
5

Everyhing you would expect in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Zoe and Nigel

Cortijo El Castano is absolutely top flight. Fabulous! The attention to detail really shows. The colors really snap out to the eyes.

The estate I much, much better than most. The best so far that we have ever stayed.

You are both a nice couple and even better hosts! Ron and Phyllis

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

holidays in Granada

  • 5 of 5

We are a family with 2 children, have spent a week in this paradise. We really liked this quiet place and the magnificent view on this mountainous landscape.Everything is clean.

The owners were very welcoming.

Line . FRANCE

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

STUNNING LOCATION... WONDERFUL PEOPLE.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cortijo el Castaño during June of 2014. We were two families travelling together. The way in which the stunning Arabic style house has been renovated and decorated is gorgeous - really quirky and oozing charm, authenticity and character. The garden was tranquil and relaxing with spectacular views across the mountains and river valley. Watching the sun set in the evening was beautiful. We all (especially the five children) enjoyed playing hide and seek in the garden and racing to be the first in the hammock. We also had fun in the swimming pool (the children before bed and the grown ups after supper with a glass of wine underneath the stars). Zoe and Nigel were so welcoming, friendly and accommodating and offered the perfect balance between helpful advice and places to visit and leaving us on our own to enjoy our holiday. We would highly recommend a stay at this beautiful place in the mountains. These have already become some of the best memories in our lives.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday so much. We look forward to seeing you all again here some time.
5

Absolut wunderschönes Anwesen. Sehr gepflegt!

  • 5 of 5

Ein Traum an Haus und Grundstück! Sehr gepflegt, es entspricht 100% den Bildern. Sehr liebevoll hergerichtet und so idyllisch...

Zoe und Nigel sind so nett, ich gönne ihnen das selbsterschaffene Paradies sehr!

Kann es nur empfehlen.

Der Ort ist ein guter Ausgangspunkt für viele Ausflüge in die Umgebung.

Wir hatte einen tollen Aufenthalt.

Wurde sofort an Freunde empfohlen :)

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely apartment and great couple

  • 5 of 5

Hi We stayed in this lovely and relaxing apartment for a week. We found it excellent for unwinding and as a great base to explore local scenic attractions. The owners, Nigel and Zoe were very charming and it was a pleasure to have such a helpful couple. Although we would have preferred bed and breakfast, self-catering in this apartment was easily managed as there was easy access to local amenities. So we have given this apartment the full 5 stars. Many thanks Nigel and Zoe - you helped to make our holiday a memory of a lifetime.

With best wishes

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Typical Spanish Bars in the town of Orgiva
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Malaga and Almeria.
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Approx 35 mins drive
Nearest Train
55 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Lanjaron.
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Typical Spanish resturants in the town of Orgiva
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Approx one hour and 15 minutes drive
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Salobrena
Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

From €56 Per night

Orgiva Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season - 1
May 1 2015 - Jul 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
€527
 
 
Peak season - 1
Jul 8 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
€786
 
 
Mid season - 1
Sep 7 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€76
€527
 
 
Low season - 1
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
€393
 
 
Peak season - 1
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
€786
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Easter school holidays are classed as Mid Season.
Spanish Fiestas as Peak Season
A damage deposit of £200 is required on arrival.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Orgiva Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • All bedrooms have large wardrobes, air-conditioning, ceiling fans and central heating.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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