Cortijo El Potro is a spacious two-floor Andalusian villa set in absolute natural tranquility. It is located within very green and beautiful subtropical grounds, surrounded by nature in an authentic Mediterranean setting. The whole property of 3.300sqm is organic-certificated. The garden contains various orange, avocado and centenarian olive trees and many other Mediterranean fruit trees. You can even pick our delicious lemons and oranges and make your own fresh juice, from November to June. The shared saline-swimming pool produces a natural alternative to chlorine; it is 9 x 4m and incorporates a shallow toddler section. The pool is situated within a lawned garden and is surrounded by a child-safety wooden fence. These precautions will certainly guarantee a restful, fun and relaxing holiday for the whole family.
The lush garden has a playground with a slide tower, tire swing, rocking horse and badminton net.
The property is only 1km away from Orgiva (10-15 minutes walking distance) but it offers all the quietness and tranquility of pure nature to make your holiday as pleasant and restful as possible.
Cortijo El Potro is characterised by a large kitchen and dining area, a wide living room with an open fireplace and two bright en-suite bedrooms. The master bedroom has direct access to a large beautiful sunny terrace which overlooks the garden and has fantastic views of the valley and the mountains.
The villa offers free WIFI, international and internet TV, with an online video library similar to Netflix. It has heating/air condition, an oven, a dishwasher and an open fire place.
The house contains all you need, for example: sharp kitchen knives, large red wine glasses, quality mattresses and bed linens, north European standard duvets, all types of towels, relax-loungers and plenty of firewood.
Everything is tastefully decorated, comfortably furnished and equipped to a high standard.
There is another house within the grounds (50m away), which is divided into three parts; our home and two self-contained holiday apartments. Each house has its own garden area and barbecue and is peacefully secluded by lush vegetation. The pool area is shared by all houses within the grounds.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
The property is located in the heart of the Alpujarra, the green and lush south slopes of Sierra Nevada with its breathtaking landscapes and mild and sunny microclimate all year round.
You will have the perfect opportunity to experience and enjoy the authentic and genuine Andalucía intimately, away from the busy tourist spots. Straight from the house, you can enjoy wonderful walks through the valley or up to the hills.
By car, you can have amazing excursions to the high part of the 'Las Alpujarras' with its white and picturesque mountain villages and do hikes into the canyons, visit small wine presses and wine cellars or clime the snow-covered peaks of Sierra Nevada. The mountain chain reaches an altitude of 3484m and is replete with a unique wildlife, beautiful rivers and pristine lagoons. The house is only 25 minutes driving distance to the coast, 40 minutes to Granada (one of the most beautiful and lively historic and cultural cities in the world) and little over than one hour to Sierra Nevada ski resorts.
Day trips can include beautiful destinations such as Cordoba, Ronda or Seville, or National Parks like Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Cazorla and Cabo de Gata.
Blessed with gorgeous sunny weather all year round (including winter time), this region will give you an endless variety of activities and events and whatever the season is, the region remains lively and vibrant with enjoyable activities. All over the year and across the whole region (mountains and coast), restaurants, cafes and beach bars by the sea are open and all over the year you will be able to experience our gorgeous gastronomical culture and the Andalusian lifestyle.
Our property is a lawful family-tourism business which is registered and monitored by the Spanish Tourism Authority “Consejería de Turismo y Deporte” and guarantees the highest standards for equipment, safety, hygiene and general quality. It also has the official Andalusian seal AGROCOLOR as an organic olive and orange farm.
We have over 20 years of experience as landlords and the continuous improvement of the houses will guarantee our guests a thoroughly smooth and relaxing holiday. This can be confirmed by the excellent feedback left by our wonderful guests (please check our reviews).
Over the winter season the house will be heated up with 24 hours in advance to offer a warm and comfortable ambient right from the first day on.
In the house you will find a very comprehensive and detailed tourist information brochure where we give interesting knowledge about the house and what to do in the area and we are happy to share our experience gathered here over 20 years and offer you practical currant tips on activities, hikes, beaches, restaurants, cultural events, ticket reservations etc. so to make it easy to experience the authentic Andalusian culture.
In addition, we can organise and facilitate flamenco classes, cooking courses, riding tours, alpine hiking tours and ski days.
We can arrange car hire from Malaga Airport with a very efficient car rental company with excellent services (small company, no queuing, quick and personalized service, no pre-charged petrol, etc.). The service refers to a new air conditioned car with full comprehensive insurance without any excess for two named drivers.
While staying with us, a visit to the Alhambra in Granada is an absolute must. The Alhambra is Europe’s largest and best preserved Moorish (Arabic-Medieval) palace and fortress-building, with unimaginable beauty and refinement. As it is also one of Europe’s most visited monuments.
To visit the Alhambra Palaces we recommend booking tickets ideally with a few months´ notices in advance on the website of the official ticket seller.
Our prices are for the entire estate (house, garden and pool) for up to 4 adults. Any extra bedding is charged 10€ per day. But extra bedding for children fewer than 12 is free. The rate includes all utilities such as Wi-Fi, gas, electricity, firewood, a pantry with the essentials (spices, vinegar, oil, sugar, coffee, tea, cocoa/hot chocolate, spaghetti, canned tomato, dish soap, laundry soap, etc.).
The final cleaning fee of 45€ is for our professional cleaning staff and the 40€ for the complete welcome service set which contains the following:
Preheat the house up with 24 hours in advance (during the winter months).
Complete clean linen set of quality bedding, bed rugs, towels (hand/facial, bathing, and pool/beach), kitchen cloths, sponges, set soap and toilet paper, candles and matches.
A welcome food pack for a first snack with bread, butter, cheese, eggs, olives, yogurt, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, milk, water, juice, beer, a bottle of wine and a fruit bowl ( if you wish, this can be removed and the fee will be reduced 20€).
Personalized reception (possible as well at a meeting point in the village) and introduction to the property.
These fees will be charged upon your arrival only once as one single payment, as it is a unique value, independent of the length of your stay. This will ensure that you will find the property in spotless condition giving your holiday the perfect start.
We provide high chairs and cots with full bedding for free.
We accept PETS only on request and keep in case a security deposit of 150€. Pets must be well educated, never jump on any furniture and not cause any dirty or damage to the property, neither be a nuisance for other people. Unfortunately in no case are dogs of dangerous breeds accepted.
Changeover day is on Saturdays during summer season (June to September). The rest of the year we can be flexible and arrange for a different day of the week. Check in is from 2pm onwards, check out before 11am or according to arrangement.
Over low season we can offer on bookings of several weeks’ interesting discounts. We can also offer special rates for last minutes bookings.
The price includes 10% VAT and a house insurance including liability.