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Casa de Almendras

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
CASA DE ALMENDRAS is a recently restored traditional Alpujarra cortijo. Air-con, a well equipped hand-made but modern kitchen plus wireless internet/wifi provide those vital 21st century touches. THE CORTIJO is in a stunning rural and private location but is not isolated. A 10 minute stroll takes you into the bustling market town of ORGIVA where you can find a good choice of banks, supermarkets and restaurants. A bohemian, international community makes this traditional Spanish town come alive, especially on Thursday market day when everyone is trying to sell their hand-crafted wares. It's also a great location to base an exploration of this unique and unspoilt region. THE PROPERTY is south facing, with breath-taking views of the SIERRA LUJAR mountains to the front and the SIERRA NEV...CASA DE ALMENDRAS is a recently restored traditional Alpujarra cortijo. Air-con, a well equipped hand-made but modern kitchen plus wireless internet/wifi provide those vital 21st century touches. THE CORTIJO is in a stunning rural and private location but is not isolated. A 10 minute stroll takes you into the bustling market town of ORGIVA where you can find a good choice of banks, supermarkets and restaurants. A bohemian, international community makes this traditional Spanish town come alive, especially on Thursday market day when everyone is trying to sell their hand-crafted wares. It's also a great location to base an exploration of this unique and unspoilt region. THE PROPERTY is south facing, with breath-taking views of the SIERRA LUJAR mountains to the front and the SIERRA NEVADA to the rear. As late as April you can sit in the sun next to a tree dripping with lemons and in the distance see the snow capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada. A place of extremes, in the Spring some ski on the GRANADA slopes in the morning and drive 40 mins back to swim in the pool in the afternoon (though we have yet to try it!). The gardens provide plenty of opportunity to relax and recharge, beautifully landscaped with internal dry stone walls and orange, lemon, almond and olive trees. There are several large shady terraces of over 150 metres in total with comfortable seating areas and a 6 by 4 metre swimming pool. In addition to the house there is a utility room near the pool area with a second large fridge for drinks and ice, along with a barbecue for el fresco dining. (Please note the swimming pool is not fenced off and there is no shallow end - though this has not spoilt the enjoyment of the children we have brought to the property.) The property has 3 bedrooms; one double with a kingsize bed, another double with two single beds and a third bedroom with a daybed that converts into a double or stays as a single. We only allow four guests, as we have just one bathroom. It does mean though that friends or siblings can have their own room. MEET AND GREET - Guests will be greeted by SERGIO and CELIA - a young Spanish couple who look after the house in our absence. Sergio is in charge of the garden and general maintenance and is available if there are problems during your stay. Celia is the house-keeper and will do any additional cleans during your stay. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: VTAR/GR/00972More
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About the Owner
Vivianne and Chris H
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2015
Interaction with guests
We respect our guests privacy. Our house manager Sergio will only come to the property once a week to clean the pool and water the garden. He can let you know when he is coming to do this.
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Beautiful garden displaying fantastic Mediterranean plants and a perfect pool to refresh after the heat in the Spanish sun. We enjoyed the sofa under the wisteria arbour and dining outside. Plenty of tables to choose from! Easy walk to the shops and restaurants. Lovely decoration....More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank FarAway523526
HelterSkelterScape, VR Owner at Casa de Almendras, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Delighted you had such a good time in such blisteringly hot weather! We will have to visit the gorge at Cahorrors!

Reviewed July 13, 2017

Well, we have stayed in many self catering rentals over the years and I can honestly say this is the best. It truly is home from home with everything thought out for your stay. Most places are usually stripped out of all things that make...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank bluebell117
Management response:Responded July 13, 2017

Pleased you had such a good time - do come again..

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Reviewed March 2, 2017

We were so thrilled with every aspect of our stay in this home. A perfect distance from town and mountains and with so many ways to relax and have fun right at the house. Our welcome was warm and we felt well cared for throughout...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Emily C
Management response:Responded March 3, 2017

Thanks very much for your kind review. Do come again - you would all be very welcome.

Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

What a great place. The house is really nicely appointed and tastefully decorated. It has all the equipment you need. Beds are comfortable, it's all really lovely. The garden is a divine oasis with lots of different areas, nooks and crannies. The pool is small...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank sonyahd
Management response:Responded November 11, 2016

Thanks Sonya - really pleased you had such a good stay and thanks for your review - hope you all come again one day. Viv & Chris

Reviewed August 31, 2016

The house was everything we'd hoped for and more. The pool and garden gave us space to enjoy our time together as a family and we had perfect weather. The location was superb for days out and the proximity to the town meant we could...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank M5253HIjanes
Management response:Responded September 1, 2016

Thanks Jane - you were the perfect guests too! Your welcome back anytime..

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
LAS ALPUJARRAS is an unspoilt region of Andaulcia with plenty to keep you occupied if you tire of sunning yourself by the pool. For those who want to abandon the car there's plenty to do right on the doorstep. The big outdoors is waiting for you.. The area is famous for it's WALKING, BIKE and HORSE RIDING trails. The Poquiera valley - where the property is at the entrance of - is the most famous valley in the Alpujarra's for its breath-taking and dramatic landscapes. In this valley alone there are many stunning walks ranging from beginners to moderate and the more challenging. It's up to you how easy or difficult you want to make it. At the cortijo we have a guide book with local walks to get you started. We can also put you in touch with the best local guides if you want to be acc...
Getting around
The optimum way of getting around is by car - so you can explore the mountain villages and have a day trip to Granada and visit the coast. The house is walking distance to the property and we have had guests who come as part of a larger group for cycling holidays. They get around by bike! The property is walking distance into the town of Orgiva - that has shops, bars, restaurants, banks etc. So if you want to go car free or use it very little there is the option to do so.
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