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Cortijo Caliz, beautiful country house, large pool and gardens, 5 mins to town

17 reviews
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
4 nights minimum
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This is a truly lovely house, very Spanish and full of charm and character. We have refurbished it with style and filled it with lovely furniture, some modern and some antique, with Moroccan and Spanish influences. The house sits in half an acre of cyprus, olive and almond trees stretching across three terraces. On the lower terrace, partly secluded by trees and shrubs, is the 9m (30ft) swimming pool with spacious stone terrace, perfect for sunbathing or relaxing in the shade. There are sun loungers and umbrellas but for most of the day there is shade in one perfect spot, under the old olive tree. We have created beautiful gardens which lead to the house and down to the pool, from the formal entrance garden to the stone path with pretty fountain, you will be surrounded by flowers and s...This is a truly lovely house, very Spanish and full of charm and character. We have refurbished it with style and filled it with lovely furniture, some modern and some antique, with Moroccan and Spanish influences. The house sits in half an acre of cyprus, olive and almond trees stretching across three terraces. On the lower terrace, partly secluded by trees and shrubs, is the 9m (30ft) swimming pool with spacious stone terrace, perfect for sunbathing or relaxing in the shade. There are sun loungers and umbrellas but for most of the day there is shade in one perfect spot, under the old olive tree. We have created beautiful gardens which lead to the house and down to the pool, from the formal entrance garden to the stone path with pretty fountain, you will be surrounded by flowers and shrubs. The trees are mature and give much needed shade, but the oleanders, lilies and lantana lift everything with brilliant colours. The large, bright living room leads straight onto the pool terrace through the french windows. There's a comfortable sofa and chairs so you can relax and watch the kiddies playing by the pool. At the other end, by the kitchen, there's a dining table (seats 8) from here into the family kitchen, well equipped for a large group with plenty of room to cook in comfort. POOL: the 9m (30 ft) pool is very private and surrounded by large terrace with green shrubs and trees. The whole pool area is south facing and gets loads of sun, it's always a big hit with guests who often hurry back from trips to relax here until dusk. There are sun loungers, plus table and umbrella, with a shady area under the generous olive tree. THREE BEDROOMS: There are two large L-shaped bedroom suites, both with a curtained area for privacy, both with ensuite bathrooms. Bedroom Suite 1 leads off the living room and also into the sun lounge, it's bright and airy. Bedroom Suite 2 features french windows leading into the private back garden, this is at the back of the house and has two patios for relaxing in the sun or shade. Both bedroom suites have room for a couple and two children, there's also a cot for baby (optional). Bedroom 3 is a double, it's next to the house bathroom, and there's a sofa bed in the large sun lounge also overlooking the pool (with large windows and blinds for privacy). The house sleeps 7 or 8 adults with some sharing but can also accommodate 3 or 4 young children sharing with Mum and Dad or grandparents. GARDENS: There are several garden areas starting with the entrance gravel garden with paths and fountain, the pool is surrounded by gardens and finally there's a large very private back garden accessed from the pool and also via french windows in bedroom suite 2. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: VTAR/GR/00869More
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Tina T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2010
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Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for only 3 nights but we could easily have been happy for a month. The house is spacious and totally charming with outdoor spaces and terraces and beamed ceilings The gardens are gorgeous and you can sit by a...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank loveslife
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We spent two weeks here (booked as villa 'za11' from Rustic Blue villas) in July and had a lovely time. Our party of six ranged from a 1 year old to a 61 year old & we all had a great stay. The grounds are...More

Date of stay: July 2014
1  Thank Sharonhatt
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

We could not recommend this place any more if we tried! The house is gorgeous, secluded and we LOVED it! We were meant to be a group of people sharing it but due to all sorts of reasons everyone dropped out at the last minute...More

Date of stay: May 2014
2  Thank Erica A
Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was our first family holiday abroad with 3 kids with the eldest being six. We couldn't have picked a more lovely place to stay. The owners were welcoming and on hand to answer any questions. The owners live at the side of the house...More

Date of stay: August 2013
1  Thank rothkobratton
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed with 6 adults and 3 small children. There were 3 good bedrooms, each with ensuites, which was exactly what we wanted. There was an extra double bedroom. The lounge was large and comfortable with a vaulted ceiling. Tina and Alan were perfect hosts,...More

Date of stay: July 2013
1  Thank coflats
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Central Heating
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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A beautiful old, country house with lots of room to move. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, plus a large sun lounge with sofa bed. The house sleeps 9 plus baby comfortably. The large living/dining room leads onto a private terrace and further onto the pool area, all south facing with shade form the ancient olive tree. It's very private, surrounded by shrubs and plants, slightly lower than the house itself but still with stunning views of the mountains. The dining area is spacious with dining for 8 (plus high chair), it's next to the which is connected, all open plan airy and light. Bedroom 1 leads off the kitchen and has French windows into the private back garden. Here there are two patios, one sunny one shady, filled with flowers and shrubs for quiet relaxation away form the pool. The living room also has a large lounge area with large comfortable furniture: 4 seater sofa, armchair and coffee table - this faces the outdoor terrace and pool. Through the French widows is the terrace next to the living room, here there is comfy outdoor furniture and is perfect for al fresco drinks and snacks. From this terrace there are spectacular views of the coastal mountains and the sweep of the valley. It is just fantastic at sunset. The kitchen has a hob, overhead extractor, electric oven, microwave, ample work surfaces and dishwasher. The washing machine is housed in the small garden room accessed form the kitchen back door. There's an iron/ironing board and fridge-freezer in the kitchen and a small breakfast bar for indoor breakfast. There are three bedrooms, Bedrooms suites 1 & 2 have ensuite bathrooms, bedroom 1 leading off the kitchen and bedroom suite 2 is off the living room through French windows. Bedroom 3, with double bed, is off the sun lounge and is next to the house bathroom. The house bathroom is fitted with a walk in shower. The sun lounge has a sofa bed for two and is at the front of the house also overlooking the pool. There are blinds over the large windows so it is private and comfortable with a large wardrobe. The owners live in the adjacent building and are on hand for support and advice. However your privacy, and a quiet holiday, are guaranteed.
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About the neighbourhood
Orgiva is in the Alpujarra Valley which is an area renowned for its natural beauty. We are 35 mins drive from the Costa Del Sol, the nearest beach is at Motril. There are many beautiful beaches and interesting resorts including Almunecar (Jazz Festival in mid July) La Herradura, and Nerja which has several beaches. Orgiva itself is a charming working/market town with all the necessary amenities including supermarkets, banks and a hospital. There are many bars and restaurants and the town's central Plaza really buzzes at night, so there's plenty to do until the early hours, including two discos. The Alpujarra Valley is famous for its mountain walks and the three highest villages in Spain are half an hours drive from Orgiva, Capilliera is one of Spain's prettiest villages. There is horse r...
How to get there
Nearest airports are Granada (50 mins away), Malaga (2 hrs away) and Almeria (2 hrs). EasyJet fly from Gatwick to Granada, British Airways from London City to Granada and Easy Jet, RyanAir, Flybe, Norwegian and others fly to Malaga.
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