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A Granada Holiday – Un Refugio Rural

CASA DE ALMENDRAS is a renovated cortijo outside Orgiva, the gateway to the Alpujarras. The house is a traditional Alpujarran design with chestnut beams, white washed walls and hand-made terracotta floors.   We’ve added some modern touches like air-con in the living room and a well equipped, hand-made kitchen.  

The gardens provide plenty of opportunity to relax and recharge.  Spacious and beautifully landscaped with internal dry stone walls and orange, lemon, almond and olive trees. There are several large shady terraces of over 150 metres, with comfortable seating areas and a 6 by 4 metre swimming pool filled with fresh mountain spring water.

Traditional Cortijo with magical gardens

THE CORTIJO has amazing views, nestling in a rural and private location but not isolated.  A 10 minute stroll will take you into the bustling market town of ORGIVA where you can find a good choice of banks, supermarkets and restaurants. It’s a perfect location to base an exploration of this unique and unspoilt region. The house nestles at the entrance to the famous Poqueria valley with its stunning white villages and its centuries old traditional crafts.  In the opposite direction, a 30 minute drive will take you to the Costa Tropical. and some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. No Granada holiday is complete without the unforgettable experience of Granada City – visit the spectacular Alhambra Palace, stroll around the Albacin and enjoy flamenco and local tapas.

Casa de Almendras is a five star rated property.  We hope we have created a home from home for our guests.

THE PROPERTY is south facing, with breath-taking views of the SIERRA LUJAR mountains to the front and the SIERRA NEVADA to the rear.  As late as April you can sit in the sun next to a tree dripping with lemons and in the distance see the snow capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada.  A place of extremes, in the Spring some ski on the GRANADA slopes in the morning and drive 40 mins back to swim in the pool in the afternoon (though we have yet to try it!).  

In addition to the house there is a utility room near the pool area with a second large fridge for drinks and ice, along with a barbecue for al fresco dining. 

Granada Holiday

Sleeping

The property has 3 bedrooms;  one double with a kingsize bed, another double with two single beds and a third bedroom with a daybed that converts into a large double or stays as a single. 

 

**  We only allow four guests, as we have just one bathroom. It does mean though that friends or siblings can have their own room.  

Bedrooms

Baths

Guests

We booked this property for it’s great location with the intention of walking in the Sierra Nevada. The accommodation exceeded our expectations – the rooms were spacious, clean, decorated and equipped to a high standard. It was clear the owners had put a lot of thought into arrangements for our arrival which were very welcoming and gratefully received. The town, with a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops, was just a ten minute walk down a quiet track making the car non essential. The views from the property are absolutely stunning. Standing in 28° looking up at snow covered mountain tops will always stay with us. However, nothing could possibly have prepared us for the garden – it was so beautiful, with little zones for sun, shade, peace and privacy, full of beautiful fruit trees and abundant wildlife – one day we even had a tortoise turn up on that patio ! We felt very spoilt and so very comfortable and relaxed. Thank you so much to the owners – we cannot wait to return.

Charlotte Dodden

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Amenities

Free WiFi + Chromecast

There is wifi at the house and Chromecast.   Stream music through a Blue tooth speaker or watch your favourite shows on the TV directly from your Amazon or Neflix account. 

Parking

There is ample secure parking on the property. The entrance is set back from the road with double gates to accommodate larger vehicles such as campervans.

Bedrooms

There are two bedrooms made up with a kingsize double bed in one and two single beds in the other. In addition there is a third bedroom for guests with a convertible day bed.

Dishwasher

There is a built in dishwasher at the property.

Washer & Dryer

There is a washer and dryer in the garden room for which guests are provided keys. 

Pool

The pool is a kidney shaped 6 x 4 metres. Approx 10 feet deep.  

Checkin & Checkout

Checkin is from 3pm on a Saturday. Checkout is 10am to allow the house to be cleaned and prepared for the next guests. If your arrival time is later than 6pm, we will provide you with combinations for the gate and key safe on the premises.

Cancellation Policy

Normal cancellation is 30 days before the start of the holiday. However if cancellation is due to Government orders related to Covid 19 we will refund all deposits up until 24 hours before the holiday begins. 

House Rules

Just one rule –  please don’t smoke inside the house! 

Covid 19

The regulations in Spain are that masks must be worn outside your property where there is the possibility of meeting someone from another household. Similarly inside your property, if there is another person present from a different household you must wear a mask.

We supply disinfectant cleanser at the house and between every booking, all surfaces and handles are comprehensively treated.

So far the infection rate in the Alpujarras is insignificant, but it pays to take care.

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A Granada Holiday

Location & Nearby Attractions

Orgiva is a bustling town at the foot of the Alpujarras. 40 minutes from Granada and 40 minutes from the coast, it is possible in winter to swim and ski on the same day!

Restaurants

Orgiva hosts a small number of truly excellent restaurants including:

Tetería Baraka – Calle Estación, 12, 18400 Órgiva, Granada, Spain (Vegetarian)

Mirasol Restaurante – Av. González Robles, 5, 18400 Órgiva, Granada, Spain (Mediterranean)

Almazara Restaurante – Av. González Robles, 53, 18400 Órgiva, Granada, Spain (Pizza)

Venta Maria – A-348, 18418 Órgiva, Granada, Spain (Italian)

 

 

 

Sight Seeing

A Granada holiday offers an intoxicating potpourri of sights and sounds. From Flamenco in Sacromente to  The Alhambra in Granada. The Sierra Nevada National Park is spectacular, the three White Villages of Pamaneira, Bubion and Capileira are only half an hour’s drive away and are breathtakingly beautiful.

Adventure

Any holiday in the Alpujarra is an adventure! You can go mountain biking, horse riding, or simply sit in the garden with an ice cold drink, a good novel and the most spectacular view in Orgiva!

Coffee Bars

Coffee Bars are numerous in the town centre, but the king of the cappuccino is undoubtedly Galindo’s Bakery next to the Church. Sit outside with a croissant and cafe con leche and watch the world go by..

Biking & Hiking
There are walking trails all over the Alpujarras, and the cycling is fantastic, good roads and spectacular scenery. Set off early while it is cool and take plenty of liquids.
You can hire bikes from Alpujarra Bikes in Bubion.  They now offer electric bikes which is a a great way of getting around the mountains for those who are active but not super fit!  
Visit La Alpujarra in style

Bookings

You can book your Granada holiday through several online portals, however we recommend Spain-Holiday.com as they charge our guests smaller service fees than other portals.

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