This large 4 bedroom townhouse has been completely rebuilt and refurbished, using local materials and in keeping with traditional Alpujarran style. Centrally located in a quiet street close to the main square of the market town from where there are splendid views of the dramatic and beautiful surrounding countryside. The traditional construction of the house means that it remains pleasantly cool during the warmer summer months. The wood burning fire provides some welcome warmth during cooler winter evenings. There is a private walled yard where a car may be parked. You enter from the main street into a spacious, open-plan sitting room and dining area. A large private roof terrace with solar lighting and terrace furniture offers panoramic views across the rooftops to the Sierra Lujar Mountains. Beautiful Mediterranean beaches are less than an hour's drive to the south and the historic city and skiing resort of Granada a similar distance to the north.
Townhouse in Orgiva, Lower Alpujarras, Las Alpajaras Andalucia, Spain - A Holiday Home in the Beautiful Market Town of Orgiva in the Alpujarra Region of Andalucia
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- Nov 28, 2018
Dr Chris Day, I am retired although I occasionally teach in the UK to supplement my income. I travel out to the house in Orgiva when I am not working and the house is not booked out.
Owner purchased this House in 2006
Why Owner chose Órgiva
I like to walk in the beautiful mountains above Orgiva. I like the relaxed and friendly atmosphere there. I also like to visit the Mediterranean beaches and the cities of Granada and Motril which have a lively and varied cultural program throughout the year. While a fairly accessible destination, the area is sufficiently remote to deter those visitors who may not wish to venture far from familiar surroundings. The foreign travellers who arrive here consequently usually fit in well with the more socially minded local population.
What makes this House unique
The house is conveniently located in the centre of Orgiva, near to the main square, shops and cafes. Close by the house, a very pretty restaurant garden provides an ideal spot to sit and chat during the warm summer evenings.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect hiking base
We were a group of 5 people exploring the beautiful mountains and this house proved to be a perfect base for us. The house is comfortable and excellent value for money. The owner, Chris, was very helpful as was the caretaker Marie. We hope to return in the near future.
Thank you for your comments John. We are pleased you enjoyed the holiday and look forward to having you all back again.
Dr Chris Day
The warm Mediterranean beaches can be reached in about 45 minutes by car. Known as the ‘Costa Tropical’ this region is mostly associated with the pretty coastal town that sits at its centre, Almuñécar. The other important cities and towns that make up the Costa Tropical are Motril, Salobrena and Almunecar's more picturesque appendage, La Herradura. Nerja is only about a 5 minute drive from the La Herradura border past the picturesque Marina del este with its popular scuba diving beaches.
There are direct flights to Granada The airport is located about 8km outside the city of Granada. There are several bus services from the airport which meet the arriving planes and take you direct to Granada. By car, leave the airport on the A-44/E-902 travelling south from Granada towards Motril and after 34km take the exit east for Lanjarón. Then follow the signs to Órgiva. Malaga airport is now easily accessible thanks to the new motorway links and a daily bus runs direct to Orgiva (3p.m.)
Órgiva is 50km south of Granada in La Alpujarra, a beautiful region of fertile valleys south of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, bordered to the south by the Sierro Lujar Mountains which run down towards the Mediterranean. Perhaps the most picturesque villages of the Alpujarra are on the slopes of the Poqueira Valley. From Orgiva you can drive up to the beautiful ‘white villages’ of Pampaniera, Bubion and Capileira. The nearby spa town of Lanjaron has a distinguished history as a health resort
The Alpujarras has an interesting history which is today still evident in the Moorish architecture and terraced hillsides that exude a sense of times past. The most distinct features are the flat roofed houses with long narrow chimneys and the balconies (tinaos) which join one house to the other across the narrow streets. If you stray from beaten path, you will be sure to catch sight of some the region´s abundant wild life, such as the Cabra Hispanica, a mountain goat which roams the mountains in herds and is often seen standing on pinnacles, silhouetted against the sky. But as soon as it smells the scent of man it will bound up the steepest slopes with amazing speed. The Alpujarra is also famous for its excellent birdwatching - the colourful Hoopoe with its stark, haunting cry, is a common sight. The village of Trevélez - famous throughout Spain for its superb mountain hams, or jamón serrano - is, at over 4,840 feet above sea level, the highest village in Europe. The landscape itself is a series of gorges and surrounding hills with whitewashed villages clinging to the hillside, beneath the imposing Sierra Nevada peaks of Mulhacen, Veleta and Caballo, all over 3000m. There is water everywhere from the melting snows of the high sierras; rivers, streams, cascading waterfalls and irrigation channels (acequias) built centuries ago. The walking routes have been here for centuries and were the main communication routes for the area, originally the mule tracks which were used for all commerce in the area. Some of the paths (caminos) exist since medieval times and are part of longer walking routes including the GR7 which runs all the way from Algeciras in the south of Spain to Andorra in the north.