El Olivo
Órgiva - La Alpujarra Granada Spain

A rural idyll

Sleeps 6 + baby

A secluded 3-bedroom villa with a large private pool and large garden, in a serene rural location amidst orchards, close to town. English language satellite TV, broadband.

£360 - £650 per week

El Olivo is a mile and a half from the centre of Órgiva and is situated in serene, picturesque countryside amidst orange and olive groves, with panoramic mountain views. The tall hedge provides complete privacy round the pool and in the large garden. This is a perfect place for a peaceful holiday.

There are three bedrooms (two with a double bed, the third bedroom with two single beds), a living room, a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a washing machine. Outside, there is also a huge sun terrace with panoramic views of the moutains.

A cot and a high chair are available if required. The filtered pool 12m x 5m is for the exclusive use of guests.

Picture of pool

The large enclosed garden, with its well-kept, English-style bouncy lawn, surrounded by a tall hedge, and - in parts - by a wall, allows for entirely private sunbathing, and has ample, comfortable seating: a double rocking chair, six sun loungers, and a table for six for al fresco dining by the barbecue, built in the traditional style.

As the house and garden are on one level only, this house can be recommended for those who find walking difficult, and it provides a safe environment for children, as long as they are supervised at all times around the pool area. Child minding can also be provided.

The sun terrace is the only part of the house that requires walking up the stairs, but it can be kept locked for the safety of children.

View of country round house Living room

The market town of Órgiva lies in the valley which separates the dramatic mountain range of Sierra Nevada to the north from the Sierra Lújar to the south, seen in the photo above. From the garden of El Olivo, you can enjoy a very much closer look of that impressive mountain range.

Living room Bedroom

The living room has a fireplace, and a cosy seating area with two large, comfortable sofas, as well as a dining table for 6 people. The bedrooms have wooden shutters, to keep out the sun, if you fancy sleeping in.

Kitchen Bathroom


El Olivo is a very comfortable modern villa, built in contemporary style, and with all the creature comforts you would expect, yet with attractive architectural details such as a tiled roof, wooden window shutters, Moorish style arches, wooden beams or a stain glass window.

The fully fitted kitchen is completely equipped: big stainless-steel fridge-freezer, dishwasher, gas oven with hob, microwave, dishwasher and a washing machine. There is a good range of the necessary utensils, as well as an electric kettle and a coffee maker.The bathroom, tastefully tiled in a white and green mosaic tiles, has a bath as well as a shower.

The living room has a couple of large, comfortable sofas, as well as a dinner table and chairs. The TV receives both Spanish channels and satellite English language TV. There is a DVD player, a CD player and a broadband Internet connection.

Thanks to wooden shutters and the thick walls, the bedrooms feel pleasantly cool most of the time, but fan heaters are available if required.

If needed, baby-sitting can be arranged.

 El Olivo from the lane Easy access and ample parking
'El Olivo' from the lane Easy access right up to the door and ample parking
Pool and view of Contraviesa Shaded front patio
The pool with Contraviesa view Shaded front patio


1 Jan - 3 Apr 2009 £360
4 Apr - 29 May 2009 £430
30 May - 26 Jun 2009 £480
27 Jun - 4 Sep 2009 £650
5 Sep - 3 Oct 2009 £480
4 Oct - 7 Nov 2009 £430
Price applies by start date of week booked  

Discounts available for longer winter lets.
From 7 Nov 2009 20 pwheating supplement

A deposit of 25% is required with booking; the balance to be paid on arrival to the owner.

Saturday - arrive after 5 pm, depart by 11 am.

We regret that no pets are admitted.

All bed linen and towels included, but beach towels are not provided.

LOCATION: 1.5 m from Órgiva (most facilities).

The nearest beach is at Playa Granada 32km/25 miles/35min away, with a golf course and a restaurant. The nearest seaside town is Salobreña, 35km/ 27 miles/40 mins away, with all facilities and a Moorish castle on a towering rock. There are plenty of unspoilt coves to explore, with very private swimming possible. Granada with its Alhambra Palace and a mediaeval cathedral is 45km/33 miles/50 mins away. The ski resort of Sierra Nevada is in the mountains between Órgiva and Granada. Many charming Andalusian ‘white villages’ are 20 minutes drive away.

The nearest airports are Granada Airport (1 hour), Málaga Airport (Pablo Picasso), (21/4 hours' drive) and Almería (2 hours).

A large number of airlines fly to Málaga.
For more detailed information on flights to Málaga
click here .

flies from
London-Stansted, East Midlands, Liverpool, Bologna + 'Milan' (Bergamo - Orio al Serio) directly to Granada Airport.
Thomas Cook and easyJet fly from London-Gatwick to Almería.
Air Berlin, easyJet and Ryanair fly from from London Stansted to Almería.
Monarch, and Thomas Cook fly to Almería from Manchester.

For more permutations and to get the best deal on budget airlines go to Skyscanner.
However, don't forget that after adding in all the budget airlines' extras (eg luggage charges), flying with BA or Iberia may be just as cheap!

For more detailed information on flights click here .

The nearest railway station is Granada but the fastest services arrive at Málaga (c 24 hours from London, 29 hours from Berlin).

Much of the journey is now on high speed rail although an overnight sleeper journey is more restful.

To plan a railway journey see the SNCF or Deutsche Bahn sites. The 'Man in Seat 61' site also provides valuable information about booking such rail journeys.

P and O Ferries run from Portsmouth to Bilbao/Bilbo and Brittany Ferries run from Plymouth to Santander. The ferry takes about 24 hours and both ports are a day's fast driving (or two days' relaxed driving) away from Órgiva.

It is possible to reach Órgiva by bus from Málaga in approximately 3 hours with a 10 minute walk from the bus stop to the house in Órgiva. It is also possible to get to Granada and to the sea on public transport quite easily. However, a hired car will certainly provide much more flexibility and freedom to explore.

We recommend Malaga Car Hire (http://www.malagacarhire.com), telephone number in UK: (020) 8398 2662 (int +44 20 83 98 26 62) for the cheapest all-inclusive rates.

The Alsina Graells company (part of Alsa - National Express) runs buses from Malaga to Orgiva, Malaga to Granada and Granada to Orgiva. The journey takes about 3 hours depending on the routing. The Alsa web-site will not show connections so journeys via Granada need to be entered in two stages.

For booking and further information contact Anda Tolkan on telephone number:

From Spain 951 238671
From the UK at local call rate: 0845 868 32 94
From outside Spain: +34 951 238671


NOTE: Subject to inclement weather, the swimming pool will be filled from 5th April until 25th October, 2008.

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