Orgiva apartment rental - Sunbathe next to the pool
Sunbathe next to the pool
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 3 nights
 

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.

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

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.

57 Reviews of Property 80877 in Orgiva, Spain

Apartment Castano 1
average rating of 4.969697 based on 57 reviews
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Apartment Castano 1
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Orgiva Sierra Nevada
Norfolk, UK
5

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

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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.
Helpful votes: 19/20
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Orgiva Sierra Nevada
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This is the first holiday where we haven't gone ..

This is the first holiday where we haven't gone ..
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Thanks for a wonderful holiday

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
We had a great time relaxing by the pool, eating lunch on the terrace and scrumping fruit from the garden and nearby trees.

We will definitely recommend Cortijo El Castano to our friends and may even return ourselves some day.
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Many thanks for your warm welcome

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2010
Dear Zoe and Nigel

Many thanks for your warm welcome, lovely house and swimming pool. Shame it was only for a long weekend. We hope to do it again sometime.
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These two weeks were great!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
Your welcome was perfect, kindness, discretion, English humor. We'll come back to taste your "pan Breton and crepes".

See you soon queen of "pan Breton" and 'crepes' and king of paella all around Spain!
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Dear Zoe and Nigel

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Thanks a lot for all the week. I wish you a good life in Spain and I hope that I will see you some day in Paris.

Many tahnks
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What an amazing place you have here

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
What an amazing place you have here - we have loved our short stay here and it has given us a fantastic taster of our possible future?! Thanks so much for all your advice and help too, look forward to seeing you again soon.

Many thanks.
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Apartment Castano 1
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Dear Nigel and Zoe

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Well... you couldn't get a more perfect place for a long weekend! We need a longer stay next time, in this beautiful place. Thank you so much.
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Apartment Castano 1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p80877?uni_id=65453
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Orgiva Sierra Nevada
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What a wonderful find

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
What a wonderful find - we have so enjoyed our brief stay in your idyllic home which has surpassed all of our expectations. Thank you.
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Apartment Castano 1
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p80877?uni_id=65453
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Orgiva Sierra Nevada
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Zoe and Nigel - a wonderful, peaceful, pretty re..

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
Zoe and Nigel - a wonderful, peaceful, pretty retreat, we have enjoyed our brief stay immensely. We look forward to coming back and learning more about the area and enjoying the luxury of Cortijo el Castano.