Casa De La Era, near Orgiva
Come and explore the dramatic landscape of the snow capped Sierra Nevada Mountains visit the scenic whitewashed villages and sample their locally cured hams, pottery and handwoven rugs. Admire the Moorish architecture in Granada, including the stunning Alhambra Palace, Cordoba and Jaen. Ski in the morning, discover sunsoaked Mediterranean beaches in the afternoon and sample tapas bars and restaurants in the evenings. Fiestas abound!
Alternatively, chill! Lounge by the private walled and gated pool, take in the panoramic views and the perfumed blossom from our orange and lemon trees and neighbouring groves. End the day with a fine Rioja, the company of cicadas and marvel at the crystal clear starlit sky. There is always manana...
Where Are We?
The Villa is situated in Tijola, in the campo (countryside), about 3 kms from Orgiva, the market centre of the Western Alpujarras. The local town has an impressive Baroque church and a selection of banks, internet cafes, interesting shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. There is very much an alternative feel here, with many health treatments such as massage, aromatherapy, reiki, iridology etc available. A colourful market draws many to the town every Thursday. The Alpujarras are renowned for their oustanding natural beauty, their flora and fauna. The ski resort of Sierra Nevada is about a 90 min drive away while golf and the Mediterranean coast are about a 40min drive. For the more tranquil moments visit the Buddhist monastery of Osel Ling or try the spa waters and assortment of treatments at nearby Lanjaron. A car is essential if you wish to maximise the diversity of your Alpujarran holiday.
The double fronted villa offers high quality 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom accommodation, combining tradional Alpujarran features with modern comfort and facilities including WiFi.
Accommodation: open/plan fully equipped traditional Alpujarran kitchen (fridge, full size cooker, washing machine, microwave etc.) living/dining area with woodburner for those cooler nights, CD/MP3 iPod player, TV and DVD player with selection of books, games and DVDs and double bedsettee. Double doors lead onto a large outdoor terrace, where there is a gas barbeque and dining area, surrounded by perfumed planting and beautiful vistas that all add to the joy of Spanish style alfresco living. The family bathroom is off the living area and includes a shower. The bedrooms are located together at the other end of the property. The double bedroom has access to its own intimate private patio area, a peaceful hideaway from others! There are a further two single bedrooms, one with stained glass window. All bedrooms are equipped with electric fans and fitted with romantic mosquito curtaining. There is also a travel cot available for use. The shower room has a corner shower, WC, Alpujarran washbasin and a stained glass window based on Picassos Bird of Peace.
Outdoor living: is amply catered for with a choice of seating around the beautifully landscaped gardens. The private filtered pool has a gentle incline in depth and is for your own personal use. It is enclosed and gated, for child safety. The surrounding walled and paved area has plentiful seating enabling you to lounge in the sun or relax in the shade of the old gnarled olive trees, palm and pagoda, whilst soaking up the peace and tranquility and panoramic mountain views. Table and chairs are also positioned to enhance your poolside living. Regular pool maintenance is undertaken by the owners who live nearby, who are able to offer advice and local information if required.
(We do request that your supply your own pool towels.)
NB. THIS IS A BABY FRIENDLY VILLA! Having become grandparents in 2008, we can now loan a highchair, babybouncer, babywalker, babygym, babybath, travel cot etc., to ensure a good time for all family members!