Pool can be heated from May 2018 onwards! La Rueda, our cortijo and the cottage we rent, is situated 5km outside Orgiva in a hamlet called Los Agustines, at the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This is still a 'living' community of mainly vegetable farmers who till their land below us mostly by hand. Sit in your hammock and watch them. Often one of our lovely neighbours knocks on the door to share his produce with us. Every afternoon some goats with bells around their necks make their way down to the fields, or Paco or Jose go by with their mule. This place really is as idyllic as it sounds! Our cottage is set in its own small garden and is surrounded by lots of lovely colours and smells. If you don't feel like cooking and want to have a relaxing time, let us know and we will prepare you breakfast and/or a lovely surprise dinner menu on one of our charming terraces! Come, relax and enjoy!
Cottage Near Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia - Self Catering or Breakfast/Evening Meal Provided
- english, french, german, spanish
About stefan told
What can we tell you about us? We, that is Stefan and his wife Naomi and of course the lazy cats Blackey, Tamy and Felix. (He, Austrian, she, British; cats, Spanish) We are all very lucky bums and enjoy every day anew living in this wonderful, wonderful part of the world! After many years of travelling the world, we happened upon this area and fell in love with it. First we rebuilt La Rueda and then bought another fallen down ruin in the Guajar valley, which we did up into La Cueva, a very special and cozy property. Come and see for yourself, why we enjoy living here so much!
stefan told purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why stefan told chose Órgiva
This place is magic and we bought it without thinking long, we just knew that this was it!! And we never will regret it and are greatful every day anew to be able to live here. Like one guest wrote in the guestbook:" paradise is only half as nice!" We are out in the campo, in a little hamlet, with extremely friendly and warm neighbours, who forever knock on the door to share some produce with us!! Yet we are only 5 ks away from Orgiva, that offers everything we need. Great place to live and be!
What makes this Cottage unique
La Rueda is a quiet place out in the countryside, surrounded by lots of flowers and trees with all its perfumes. The perfect place to unwind and soak up positive energy! Sit by the pool at night and stargaze or watch the moon rise or set... just come relax and enjoy!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had a wonderful week with Stefan and Naomi. We appreciated the nice, warmhearted welcome by the two as well as the cozy apartment and the beautiful garden. The location of the domicile is a good starting point for a variety of activities. For example, we have been hiking a lot, visiting Granada and enjoying the sea at Nerja. We can only recommend the accommodation!
How to experience Spain at its best!
We spent a much needed 2 weeks in this beautiful tranquil casita set in the stunning Las Alpujarras region of Southern Spain.
If you want a taste of Spanish life this is the place! Close enough to the nearest town of Orgiva to buy all you need for your stay but set in a rural location giving you peace and privacy and total relaxation.
The dear little casita is perfect for a couple and set in a most stunning terraced outdoor space with plenty of sun and shade and best of all ..... the most perfect pool with views over the valley.
A car is recommended - not just for trips to town but also to explore the heartland of Las Alpujarras and it's typical sleepy white villages dotted throughout the stunning Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Stefan and Naomi, the delightful owners, live next door and are on hand to help with anything you might need.
If you want real Spain then get booking!!
Beautifull serene charming little place
Very well looked after peacefull place with lots of flowers and an amazing view over the valley. The very friendly and welcoming owners are living next door but we hardly seen them. A perfect place to enjoy rural andalucia and come to complete rest.
nous avons passe deux semaine dans la petit maison de Stefan et Naomi , il nous ons accueillis avec notre toutou Murphy qu il ont même garde une journée le temps de visite l Alhambra
maison joliment rénovè par Stephan dans le style de l Andalousie ,la verdure les fleurs et la piscine garde la fraicheur pendant les forte température de l été
de nombreuse ballade et baigne dans le torrent sont accessible directement de la maison , nous avons pu decouvrire la montagne, les villages blanc ,le bord de mer , et grenade tous facile d accès en voiture ,
Stefan et Naomi, connaisse bien leur région et nous ont très bien renseigne pour nos sortis ,il sont polyglotte anglais allemand espagnole et un peu de français donc pas de problème .
conclusion la discrétion et la gentillesse de Stefan et Naomi n'as
d’égale que la beauté de leur petit paradis.
nous serions bien reste plus longtemps .
CLARA BENOIT ET MURPHY
7 wundervolle Nächte!
Wir sind sehr froh darüber während unserer ersten Andalusienreise Stefan und Naomi und ihr traumhaftes Häuschen unter den Bergen Sierra Nevadas kennengelernt zu haben.
Die Unterbringung in La Rueda hat all' unsere Wünsche erfüllt und in vielen Hinsichten übertroffen. Die Schönheit dieses Plätzchens lässt sich auf keinem Bild so darstellen wie es in Wirklichkeit ist - der Duft der vielen Blumen, das Vogelzwitschern, der Blick auf die Berge (aus dem Pool!)... ein Naturschauspiel, welches einem auf seiner Rundreise durch Andalusien auf keinen Fall entgehen darf!
Außerdem ist für die Privatsphäre bestens gesorgt und der Aufenthalt in La Rueda ist z.B. auch sehr gut für muslimische Pärchen geeignet. Wir empfehlen den Aufenthalt in diesem wünderschönen Häuschen jedem, der seinen Andalusienreise einerseits gerne angenehm und komofortabel und andererseits (auf Grund der super Lage) spontan und abenteuerlich gestalten möchte. Obendrein stehen Stefan und Naomi - falls sie auch vor Ort im Nachbarhaus sind - bei Bedarf mit Rat und Tat zur Seite und es macht wirklich großen Spaß mit ihnen bei Kaffee und Kuchen zu plaudern. Naomi hat uns außerdem immer wieder mit eigenen Feigen überrascht - Feigen, die einen sprichwörtlich "vom Hocker hauen" :-)
Wir bedanken uns herzlich für die warme Gastfreundschaft, die wir erleben durften und die tolle Erfahrung, die uns noch lange in Erinnerung bleiben wird - bis uns die Sehnsucht wieder vor die Tore von Los Agustines verleitet.
A fantastic getaway!
A wonderful place to relax and let the world go by ! The studio is very comfortable, the pool was gorgeous and the views stunning. Stefan and Naomi were always at hand for local information. Thoroughly recommend!
The nearest beaches are from half an hour away. Salobreña, Almuñecar, La Herradura or Nerja to name only a few. Between La Herradura and Nerja are a couple of unspoilt and very private little coves, bring your picnic and enjoy the tranquility. Enquire about diving in the diving centres of Marina del Este or La Herradura.
Malaga is 1 1/2hrs and Almeira 2 hours away. Details of airlines offering cheap flights will be provided upon request. A car is highly recommended - pick up from airport can be arranged. New: Ryan Air now flies directly to Granada (1 hour from us) from London Luton and Liverpool. Stansted and Manchester now also offer flights to Granada, also Paris, Milan, Amsterdam and Geneva.
The nearest beach at Salobrena is 30 mins away. Granada 1 hour, Las Alpujarras 20 mins, Nerja with its caves and the nearby beautiful village of Frigiliana are about 1 hour away. Cordoba, Jaen, Guadix as well as Nijar and the coastal nature park of Cabo de Gata can all be visited as a daytrip.
Come and relax! You want to be active? Then join us for coffee and cake in the afternoon! Maybe you'd like to be included in the daily activities? Then help us or our neighbours to pick olives or harvest vegetables or just watch us doing it. You can go for short walks or longer hikes - down into the country past all kinds of exotic trees and/or up into the hills and mountains of the Sierra Nevada. A short stroll into the country is highly recommended during the full moon! Sit by the pool at night with your favorite drink, switch off all the lights and enjoy the moonrise or set, awesome! On moonfree nights you can stargaze and explore the whole milkyway and don´t forget to make a wish with one of the many shooting stars. Go sightseeing in Granada with its famous Alhambra (50 minutes away) or visit the white washed villages of the Alpujarras (20 minutes away). Ask us about local handicrafts (pottery, weaving, leather weaving) and woodworks etc. Orgiva (5km away) offers everything you might need - there is a colourful weekly market (Thursdays), daily market, shops, cafes, bars, banks and ATMs, dentist, doctor, internet cafe etc. If you are looking for more activity then ask us about horse-riding, guided hiking trips as well as reiki, reflexology and different types of massages - all of these can be arranged. Maybe you are looking for Spanish lessons? This is your home from home, just lean back and unwind! We speak English, German and of course Spanish.