5 Bed/5 Bath. Comfort. Rural. Super-Special Mountain Views. Easy access town.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
- Children always with an adult at the pool. Only plastic or tin drinking and eating vessels and plates at pool. No glass at poolside. Thank you
- Please replace whatever you use in kitchen so next guests enjoy the same choices. Thank you
- Please take all your rubbish to the tip before you leave. If not there'll be a 20€ deduction from your refundable deposit. Thank you.
- english, french, spanish, Using GoogleTranslate makes communication easy
About Caroline Riddell
Hello. I am Caroline married to David. David is retired editor/journalist with the Racing Post and I'm a psychotherapist. I love creating comfort with a bit of style in our home and spent pleasurable times seeking out things to enhance it . David is passionate about music, especially classical and jazz. We both love reading. The villa has a large, diverse library of books, CDs and DVDs. We live in a cottage in Hampshire overlooking fields with horses and pheasants roaming around. We have two cats called Molly and Mungo. When I was 53 I fell ill and we decided that, should I be unable to work, we needed to think about how to fund ourselves without my financial input. So we decided to buy somewhere nice for ourselves to enjoy and to rent out. One year later I was well again and we had found these wonderful Alpujarran mountains in Andalucia. Soon after we bought a ruin on a large plot of land. Now we have a villa.
Caroline Riddell purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Caroline Riddell chose Orgiva
When deciding what we wanted, we knew that the area would have to have lovely bright blue skies, plenty of sunshine especially in the winter. We have tested out the weather more recently in October, November and March and have enjoyed fabulous wall to wall sunshine. The walks are many and various, from easy to extreme!! Wherever you are the views are gorgeous. We found the Alpujarra region because David read 'South from Granada' by Gerald Brenan and then I read 'Driving Over Lemons' by Chris Stewart (our well known local author). Both authors evoked a magical, mountainous terrain mingled with fascinating Spanish culture and history. All of this we found, and more. Why did we buy this particular plot? The rural location, walkable into Orgiva, the wonderful smell of orange blossom, the spectacular uninterrupted mountain views, the peacefulness and, in particular, the opportunity to create something from scratch. We also love being equidistant from the coast and Granada's Alhambra Palace (35 kms).
What makes this Villa unique
Las Alegrias is 5 minutes drive and 15 minutes walk from Orgiva. You can drive almost anywhere you want for holiday experiences within half to one hour. Golf, tennis, seaside, theme parks, historical monuments, wonderful restaurants/tapas bars, skiing in the winter, walking, riding, biking, mountaineering. Or you can stay put at the villa and completely relax sunbathing, swimming or if you prefer to sit in shady spots, there is plenty of choice. The villa has thick walls making it cool inside in the summer and warm in the winter. We offer a spacious, comfortable, modern interior with good quality, strong, comfortable furniture. We don't pretend to be ultra fashionable, we want our place to be easy to use. Our very helpful house manager is always available to help you.