Zoe Cawthorn

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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VILLA CASTANO

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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 Villa Castano 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

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
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
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
Apr 2011
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Zoe Cawthorn

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english, spanish
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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 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.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Villa Castano
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
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Villa Castano
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Orgiva Sierra Nevada
5

DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE!

Didn't want to leave!
  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I was confident that you would enjoy the villa as much as you have enjoyed the apartment for the last 2 visits, which was why on your third visit I suggested a change. Both places have their advantages and I am so glad that you have experienced them both. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Nigel and Zoe
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Villa Castano
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p80877
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada
5

PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!

  • 5 of 5
Superb views, wonderful garden, beautiful pool, fabulously appointed villa and a warm welcome from Zoe and Nigel too! Highly recommended. We will be back :-)
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Villa Castano
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Orgiva Sierra Nevada
Boston MA
5

WE HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE AT THE VILLA!

  • 5 of 5
Great stay at this villa. We took both apartment and the villa. Superbly relaxing and very helpful but thoroughly non-obtrusive hosts. Very private location, super view of mountains. Great pool. Would 100% recommend to others for families.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Orgiva Sierra Nevada
surrey
5

MT SHORT BREAK

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a quick 'pick me up' long weekend in the sun. Needed a break after the stress of Christmas and from the cold and had a fantastic few days in the warm again. Lovely walks, lunch in the garden and oranges off the tree outside my bedroom door! Just what I needed and have booked another 4 day break in a couple of months. Thanks
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your long weekend visit. This is a lovely time of year with the winter sun and the fresh oranges and lemons. The Avacado tree should be in fruit on your next visit! Look forward to seeing you again in a couple of months.
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Villa Castano
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p80877
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada
5

BEAUTIFUL ACCOMMODATION AND GARDEN

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay during August and September 2012. The villa is beautifully decorated and the moorish architecture is stunning.
The huge outside area and gardens are well looked after and also stunning.
With the amazing views and lovely swimming pool it was sometimes difficult to motivate ourselves to get out to see the surrounding area!
Zoe and Nigel were fantastic hosts and provided us with all of the local knowledge we needed.
All in all a fantastic place to stay and enjoy this lovely part of Spain.
We hope to be back very soon.......!
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Villa Castano
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p80877
+34 958785880
Orgiva Sierra Nevada
5

GREAT STAY IN ORGIVA- ANDALOUSIA

  • 5 of 5
A very charming arab style house in a very pleasant garden. 
With fresh orange juice  every morning, the shade of the olive trees and the swimming pool in the afternoon, we had a wonderful time with our 2 kids at Zoé and Nigel 's place.
The place has a direct view on the mountains.  Crystal clear sky in the evening make it all the more enjoyable.
Thanks to Zoe who found a French speaking nanny to look after our kids we could even escape to Granada one evening.
We strongly recommend SouthofGranada.
Sophie & Stephane
  • Submitted: May 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Map

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

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Orgiva Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season - V
Jul 8 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,234
 
 
Mid Season - V
Sep 7 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€826
 
 
Low Season - V
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
€607
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,234
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Christmas, Easter and Spanish Fiestas are classed as Peak Season.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Orgiva Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Basic Soaps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Large shower enclosure (with jets), basin, toilet, bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • Both bedrooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans and central heating for the winter. Lovely views of the pool and garden area.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • playground
  • waterfalls
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
Notes:
This is a holiday place for the adventurous families or couples who want to get away from it all. Many historic places can be reached from this unique area. There is a spa town only 15 minutes drive away and many tourist attractions within half an hours drive. The area properties and area are in a romantic setting. If you want to do any walking or sports this is the ideal place, including kayaking or skiing etc.
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