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Rural Farmhouse Situated in 3 Acres with Magnificent Panoramic Views - La Corona (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/3)

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Cortijo Opazo offers all you could wish for as a holiday destination in terms of peace, tranquillity and high standard of accommodation. The property is situated in the countryside of the high Alpujarras, close to the villages of Pitres, Portugos and Atalbeitar. Set in three acres of land with an exceptional garden it provides the perfect stress free location for relaxing and unwinding. To the front of Cortijo Opazo the land drops away towards the valley of the Rio Trevelez, then rises steeply to the summits of La Corona and El Lujar; whilst behind us the terrain ascends beyond the local villages to the mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada. The surrounding ancient terraces are populated by goats or planted with olives, almonds and vegetables. Cortijo Opazo provides a freedom of space to enjoy as you please. Walking guides, maps and touring information are supplied to ensure you get the most out of your stay. To see more use the link at the foot of the page to owners website.

La Corona (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/3): Costa Tropical and Granada Province Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 8001664ha

A well appointed accommodation in a rustic style with plenty of light and fantastic views across the valley. It comprises of a large open plan sitting room/kitchen/diner with a separate bathroom and double bedroom. Living area is well furnished, wood burning stove and a selection of books and games to enjoy. Dining area has seating for 4. Kitchen is fully equipped with modern fitted units, fridge, full-sized electric oven, and a four ring ceramic hob with extractor fan. A good choice of china and kitchen ware is provided. Bathroom has a sink, toilet, and walk-in 'BodySpa' power shower. Double bedroom with a wardrobe, further hanging space, and two shuttered windows that look out to fabulous views of the mountains. Outside there's a large shady veranda facing south, a sun terrace and a fabulous garden, all looking across the valley below. Tables, chairs, loungers etc. are available. Under floor heating throughout the accommodation.

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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Notes on accommodation: Under floor heating (included in the rental) has been provided throughout the accommodation to take the chill off those winter evenings. Wood burning stoves have been fitted as an additional luxury. An initial supply of logs is provided in the cooler months. Bathroom towels/all linen are included. Guests should bring their own towels for beach or sunbathing. Free internet access available via Wi-Fi. Cot and baby chair along with a camp bed available on request (in advance). The two cottages of Cortijo Opazo can be rented together for larger groups. We also have a very smart yurt situated in the garden that could be worth considering if you are keen on 'Glamping' - please enquire. English speaking owners are on hand to meet on arrival and offer help or give advice should anything be required. A 'welcome pack' of essentials will also be here to greet you. Home cooked meals available on request. Outside: The cottages have their own secluded outdoor areas which include shaded and full sun areas. These are equipped with outdoor tables, chairs loungers and cushions. The large garden adjoining the house is remarkable and unique in terms of the design and varieties of plants, flowers and trees. Various paths wind amongst the broad flowers beds, generously planted with an intoxicating selection of shrubs and perennials, filling the air with scent and the humming of bees according to the time of year. In all seasons there is much to enjoy. It also has a thriving vegetable garden, the produce from which is available to our guests. The garden is there to be enjoyed by everyone at Cortijo Opazo and offers numerous shady and sunny locations for sitting, reading and meditating, plus further land for roaming, contemplating, painting and sitting under the olive trees. Should you find yourself at a loose end you are welcome to help with the digging. ...moreless

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

General

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Outside

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    The ski resort of the Sierra Nevada is less than two hours by car and makes a very worthwhile day out if you start early. Equipment hire and ski passes are easy to organise and relatively inexpensive in comparison with other ski resorts. The slopes are usually open from early December to late April....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 1
Mar 28 - Oct 30, 2015
3 night min stay

€385
Rate 2
Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay

€350
Rate 3
Dec 19 - Jan 9, 2016
3 night min stay

€385
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
€75
€385

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Booking Notes:

We are happy to accept bookings of more or less than 7 nights (3 night minimum) - prices given accordingly. Please e-mail or phone initially to make reservation. Payment by bank transfer to either UK bank or Spanish bank. Credit/debit cards also accepted via with a small fee of 2%.

Luxury yurt accommodation also available, please enquire.

Changeover Day:

Flexible, to suit the client.

Notes on prices:

Prices shown are per week in euros for 2 people. Bookings of more or less than 7 nights are welcome (minimum stay of 3 nights, €220) - prices will be worked out accordingly. Prices include all bedding, towels, electricity, hot water and central heating costs plus an initial supply of logs during the cooler months.

No additional 'cleaning' charge is made.


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Location

Special interest holidays:

Walking: Both properties are supplied with walking guides and maps for your use. We are happy to discuss tailor made walking holidays for small groups of up to 6 people (in 2 double rooms and a twin). Fully catered or part board, lead, or self guided. Luxury yurt accommodation also available, please enquire. Airport pick-ups could be organised. Please contact us to discuss exact details and pricing.

Coast/Beach:

The main beach at Salobrena is about one hour away. The Costa Tropical is not as intensely developed as other areas of southern Spain and there are a number of less well known bays along protected stretches of coast that we can point you towards.

Travel:

Malaga is served by many airlines and is about 2hrs by car. Almeria is about 2.5 hours by car. Granada is the closest airport at 1 hour 30 minutes drive and is served by British Airways from London City airport, or by internal Spanish flights. You can reach us via public transport - there are three buses a day from Granada. We will be happy to give advice.

Distances:

Orgiva is the closest town of any significant size and is about 40 mins away. Local villages of Pitres and Portugos are within walking distance (1.5km) and have a variety of shops, banks, bars and restaurants. The city of Granada is one hour and fifteen minutes by car, but can be accessed by bus. The Sierra Nevada ski slopes are less than 2 hours away. Everything else you could possibly need to enjoy your holiday is on the doorstep.

Further Details:

The Alpujarras is a wonderful place for a holiday and for relaxing generally. It is ideal for walking and offers a vast range of options from challenging high level snow line walks to casual meanderings around the valley. Wherever you go you are accompanied by the sound of water, either from the racing Rio Trevelez and Rio Poqueira, or from the innumerable irrigation channels delivering water to the cultivated land. It is a unique area, treasured by the Moors until they were expelled by the Christians in the 15th century, and still shows many signs of their occupation. Most notably the style of Berber architecture, little white box houses with flat grey roofs supported by sturdy chestnut timbers.

Many people choose to use this area as a base for visiting the city of Granada and the magical Alhambra palace, or for day trips to the coast, but many more are content simply to relax and unwind, enjoying one of the most tranquil holiday spots in Europe. Every season has something special to offer in an area famed for its array of wild flora and fauna. Other activities you can pursue here include painting, horse riding, paragliding, canyoning, guided walks, cycling, sitting, thinking and mellowing. There are a variety of restaurants around including two vegetarian establishments. There are local produce markets, bakeries, a travelling greengrocery van and a fish van to meet all needs. Once you are here, there's no need to leave.

Link to owner's website below will show more pictures of the property and the area.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Robert and William live at Cortijo Opazo all year round and spend most of their days either working in the garden, on the vegetable plot or preparing the accommodation for guests. When not doing one of these activities they might be found walking in the valleys and mountains that surround the house with their two dogs, Oska and Ella. In 2003 they left rewarding jobs in the UK, one as a teacher and the other as a garden designer, and have enjoyed the challenge of creating a life in a new and welcoming country. Now, they can't imagine living anywhere else.

Why the Owner Chose Costa Tropical and Granada Province:
The Alpujarras is a very special area that captivates visitors with its charm. When you visit you will quickly understand why we chose to live here. It has a strong and particular cultural identity, the people who live here are proud of their heritage, a heritage that is still strongly in evidence and in daily use. Whilst quite cosmopolitan in terms of the number of different nationalities that live here the Alpujarras is very firmly Spanish and it would be impossible to imagine this ever changing. Tourism is very welcome but it is not an area of dead holiday homes, it is a place where people live, work and enjoy life. There is everything you need here: food, water, humanity and the beauty of the Sierra Nevada. The decision to live here was a quick and easy one.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
What we enjoy about living at Cortijo Opazo, besides the dramatic views, is the fact that we are situated in the countryside half way between the villages of Pitres and Portugos, being 1.5km from each. As such, we can easily 'pop out' to the shops and enjoy a drink at one of the bars without having to use the car. Ensuring that our guests have the best possible holiday is how we earn an income. So, whilst making sure visitors have all the privacy they could wish for, we are available to give you any information you may need and generally to make sure the accommodation is in the best order possible. This extends to our garden. We are horticultural enthusiasts and work outside every day to create a very special place for relaxation.


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Speaks: english, spanish

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  • Cortijo Opazo

    Cortijo Opazo

  • Warmth and comfort

    Warmth and comfort

  • Fabulous garden to enjoy

    Fabulous garden to enjoy

  • Exuberant garden

    Exuberant garden

  • We also have a yurt you can stay in, please ask.

    We also have a yurt you can stay in, please ask.

  • Excellent walking country.

    Excellent walking country.

  • Plenty of outdoor space

    Plenty of outdoor space

  • Kitchen/dinner leading onto terrace

    Kitchen/dinner leading onto terrace

  • El Lujar open plan kitchen area

    El Lujar open plan kitchen area

  • Open plan living area, light and airy.

    Open plan living area, light and airy.

  • Surrounded by countryside

    Surrounded by countryside

  • Plenty of different outdoor relaxation areas.

    Plenty of different outdoor relaxation areas.

  • Views across the valley

    Views across the valley

  • Surrounded by countryside

    Surrounded by countryside

  • Local village fiesta, Pórtugos

    Local village fiesta, Pórtugos

  • Sitting room, la Corona

    Sitting room, la Corona

  • Light and airy bedroom

    Light and airy bedroom

  • Bedroom in El Lujar, facing the morning sun

    Bedroom in El Lujar, facing the morning sun

  • Garden of Cortijo Opazo

    Garden of Cortijo Opazo

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Speaks: english, spanish
  • Calendar last updated 07/31/2015
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