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Country House in La Taha, Pitres, High Alpujarra, Sierra Nevada, Andalucia - Peaceful Location Just Outside the Village in the Silence of the Mountain Scenery
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is large with a double bed and washstand. Bedroom 2 is smaller, next to the main bedroom and has two single beds. Bedroom 3 has a double bed and bathroom. It is situated in a cozy building with its own terrace and toilet next to the pool.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 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.
Children allowed - Danger of partly unfenced pool and steep slopes.Danger of partly unfenced pool and steep slopes.
Max guests: 6
- Arrival not later than 9 p.m.
The main beach at Salobrena is about 1 hour away. The Costa del Sol is a fairly well developed stretch of coastline, but there are also a number of less well known bays along protected stretches of coast.
Granada is the closest airport at 1 hour 30 minutes drive and is served by Ryanair (from Stansted and Liverpool) and by Monarch (from Gatwick). Malaga is served by most other airlines and is about 2hrs and 10 minutes by car. You can reach us via public transport, but car hire is highly recommended and very easy to arrange. We will be happy to advice you.
Orgiva is the closest town of any significant size and is about 40 mins away. Pitres is within walking distance and has shops, a bank, bars,restaurants and 24/7 medical centre. Local villages Mecina and Portugos and Busquistar have more restaurants. The city of Granada with the world famous Alhmbra Palace is one hour and fifteen minutes by car. The Sierra Nevada ski slopes are roughly 2 hours away. Everything else to enjoy your holiday is on the doorstep, visit the famous white villages in the Poqeira valley (10 min)
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 there are still many signs of their occupation. Most notably the syle 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 to simply 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, cannoning, guided walks, cycling, mountain biking, sitting, thinking and mellowing. There are a variety of restaurants around, including 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!
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About Bruno and Pauline van Dunne
We are a Dutch couple, Bruno a retired engineer and Pauline, a qualified occupational therapist. We have traveled all over the world and we now live in Holland, though we still travel a lot. Our children have settled in Holland, Australia and France and we have three grandchildren. We enjoy gardening, skiing, hiking in the mountains, tennis and field hockey. Pauline played the violin in the Delfts Symphonie Orkest (www.hetdso.nl), a high quality amateur orchestra. Ivan is the caretaker of the Cortijo. He is British and lives in Mecina, a village in the valley below us. He will welcome you, show you around and help you when needed. Liz, his partner makes the most wonderful cakes and jams. Loli is a young Spanish lady who does the cleaning and the laundry service.
Bruno and Pauline van Dunne purchased this villa in 2004
Why Bruno and Pauline van Dunne chose Pitres
A 'cortijo' is a small farm, or farmhouse. 'Suerte' means luck, chance, fate or good fortune. It was our good fortune (or perhaps fate) to acquire this rustic farmhouse, and we hope that you will be fortunate enough to visit Cortijo la Suerte.
What makes this villa unique
Cortijo la Suerte provides comfort, simplicity and privacy, and gives us an authentic experience of Spanish rural life. It is a charming holiday home in the Alpujarras region of Andalucia in southern Spain. You will love the tranquility of the house and the superb and unspoiled environment, relax at the large private pool and enjoy the pretty local village of Pitres, visit the neighbouring villages, wander through the rustic farmland and trek the rugged hillsides and mountain slopes.
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