Apartment in Tijola, Orgiva,Alpujarras, Andalucia, Country Apartment With Pool
- english, spanish
We moved to Spain to bring our children up in a safe and friendly culture. Ralph is a successful sculptor and an ingenious practical fixer of anything from strimmers to computers. Mandy is an English teacher locally but has been both a psychiatric nurse and belly dancer. Flexibility is the key to life in the Alpujarras! We both speak good Spanish.
Mandy purchased this Apartment in 1996
Why Mandy chose Órgiva
Our rambling farmhouse is located in Tijola, 2.5 kilometres away from the lively mountain town of Orgiva. The abundance of flowers and woodland and its proximity to the river make Tijola the most desirable location in the area. The previous Spanish owner made wine in a "bodega" in an unused room next to the stables, treading the grapes with a new pair of wellies each year! Unable to continue the tradition ourselves, we converted the wine room into a smart and comfortable apartment for couples or solo travelers. The location is wonderful and in easy reach of Granada, the white mountain villages and the coast. As we avoid pesticides and maintain a variety of habitats on our land we have abundant and interesting bird life ranging from common British garden birds to more exotic species like Shrikes, Hoopoes and Golden oriels .
What makes this Apartment unique
Many guests love to cook using the fantastic fresh produce available locally. There's no scrabbling around for enough plates here. Nor will you be frustrated by the lack of a cheese grater or potato masher. Guests have repeatedly praised the kitchen. And there is a dishwasher. Of course, every cook wants a night or two off and Orgiva has a great range of restaurants and bars where you can eat out. Comments in our visitors' book describe us as the "perfect hosts" (gosh!) because we are both available and discreet. If you need help or advice during your stay we are here for you but if you want to be left alone in peace then we won't intrude. Come and stay and have a great holiday!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Ten day stay August 2019
Our experience of the Love Nest was great. Orgiva is nestled in between the coast and Granada with easy access to both and has enough amenities and places to eat locally as well. Mandy and Ralph were extremely helpful when I needed my foot looking at, at the local hospital and drove us there to help translate for us and ensure we were safe. They also helped us book tickets for the Alhambra when it appeared there were none on the website. Can't thank them enough for looking after us. They were always available and around but left us to ourselves.
The accommodation has a beautiful private terrace with table, chairs and umbrella for outside dining and comfortable sun loungers. There is a very well equipped kitchen and enough space in the bedroom and kitchen diner for two to live comfortably. The plunge pool is small, but a welcome addition and is screened off on all sides.
We had a wonderful time in a peaceful, private and tranquil villa and would definitely visit if again if were were visiting this area of Spain in the future.
The Love Nest
Thank you both so much for a lovely, quiet and relaxing week at The Love Nest, we enjoyed it very much and it was a perfect getaway to unwind and de-stress!
The accommodation was perfect, really well equipped and was really clean and tidy. The bed is so comfortable too!
Louise and Steve
Perfect Relaxing Break
From booking the rental to checking out this morning, our break at the Love Nest in Orgiva has been the perfect week away. The pool has been fantastically cool and welcoming on the hot days and the apartment itself had everything we needed.
Orgiva itself is the perfect base to explore the Sierra Nevada/Andalusia region and the hosts Mandy and Ralph are lovely
We'll be back!
I have never seen skies like I saw at The Love Nest, the lack of light pollution is great. I saw more shooting stars in a week than I have seen in 58 years!
The pool was an oasis in a Spanish heatwave and is well maintained by Ralph who is a very interesting guy.
On a practical note, the place is well equipped and the plumbing ( especially the shower) and electrics work better
than in any rural Spanish property that I have rented nefore.!
Gary and Juliet
Peaceful idyllic and very spanisj
Very friendly and accommodating owners, I was delau d almost 5 hours and they didn’t seem to mind. The accommodation had everything you’d need spectacular views secluded pool, bravery needed it’s freezing! I would definitely return
Thanks Lee. We are glad you had a peaceful stay. The pool was indeed cool due to an unusually late spring this year.
Hope to see you again some day! Mandy and Ralph
Lovely place to stay!!
The love nest is a lovely place to stay. The owners, Mandy and Ralph are superb hosts, and always there if you need them. Ralph is a very knowledgeable guy, and very interesting to talk to. Also recommended is horse riding, which can be arranged by Ralph. The local scenery is beautiful, and Orgiva is a bustling little town with some nice places to eat and drink. We were sad to leave!
Special interest holidays:
Pony trecks can be arranged
The beaches on the Costa Tropical are 40 minutes by car. There are many to choose from within an hour’s drive and none are as crowded and busy as those on the Costa del Sol nearer Malaga.
Granada airport is our nearest airport at one hours drive away. Malaga airport is 1hr 50 mins away. Car hire is available at both airports. Alternatively you can pre-book your car in the UK and pick it up on arrival. If you prefer not to drive whilst on your holiday then we can arrange a taxi to and from the airport at an extra cost. Órgiva town has a Taxi service. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Nearest Town - Órgiva 30 mins walk - 2.5 KM
Beaches. Nearest - 40 minutes drive. Nicest 50 minutes
"White Villages" Pampaneira. The nearest - 20 minutes drive, the rest a little longer.
There are a variety of things to do in the area such as walking, skiing, diving, horse-riding, paragliding, visiting traditional white mountain villages and the Alhambra palace in Granada (50 mins away). Some visitors find it difficult to leave the relaxing surroundings of the apartment and do anything at all! In this case we can arrange a soothing massage or reflexology session if you fancy pampering yourselves. Otherwise, forget everything, take another sip of wine, or gaze at the stars in the black night sky and just concentrate on being with your loved one in Andalucia!