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Casa Rosada

Órgiva - La Alpujarra Granada Spain

Sleeps 4/6 + baby

£360 - £ 650 per week

Secluded, very private cottage in a serene rural location only 10 minutes walk to town, with large private pool and a pretty garden

In a serene rural setting, and hidden behind its own eucalyptus grove, yet only 10 minutes walk to the centre of Órgiva, a bustling market town, Casa Rosada boasts the perfect village location. Casa Rosada is a charming, fully equipped, 2-bedroom traditional stone cottage with a private 9m x 4m mosaic-tiled pool with underwater lighting, 2 en-suite bathrooms, and satellite TV. Complete security, as there are stylish iron grills in all doors and windows.

Through an antique, carved wooden gate, you enter Casa Rosada's completely walled garden, which provides total privacy of sunbathing. In the garden, there are 6 sun loungers, a double seater comfortable rocking chair, a table for al fresco dining, a barbecue and a coffee table.

Casa Rosada  is less than 1km from the the town of Órgiva, a bustling market town in the the wonderful setting of the Alpujarras - the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a marvellous area for walking and bird watching. The quiet beaches at Salobreña or Playa Granada can be reached in 35 minutes.

The house is suited for either a family or two groups of friends as it is L-shaped, with each part of the L forming a private unit with a separate entrance on to the garden. Each part of the house has own en-suite bathroom with a bath, shower, bidet and WC.

The huge semi-circular romantic master bedroom has a Queen size double bed as well as a double sofa bed. The twin bedroom in the other part of the house has two single beds, and is adjacent to the living room, where there is also a sofa bed. A single well equipped kitchen serves both parts. The attractive rustic furniture, both wooden and wrought iron has been made by local craftsmen. Both parts of the house have open plan areas with large fireplaces and sitting room areas with archways - both with comfortable sofas.

In the living room, there is English language satellite TV, a CD player and a DVD player.  

The house is designed to be eco-friendly and all the electricity for lighting comes from solar panels. Mains electricity is also available and there is a washing machine. An iron and an ironing board are also provided.

Water heating and cooking use bottled gas. The pool is filled with the local water which comes from the mountains and is both changed regularly and pH controlled.

There is air conditioning in the living room and bedrooms at night.

The house is single-storey, thus recommended for those who like to be on one level. It is possible to drive up right to the front gate and to park.

The lay-out:
- sitting room with double sofa bed
- fireplace and doors to patio
- dining room
- kitchen with door to patio/garden
- master bedroom with steps up to king size bed
- sitting area with fireplace and doors to patio/garden
- en-suite bathroom
- smaller twin bedroom
- bathroom.

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

In November - March, when heating will probably be necessary, we provide two electric heaters. If you want to enjoy a real fire, either in one or both of the wrought iron stoves, or in the fireplace, the friendly, English-speaking local girl who looks after the house will be able to sell you some at a very reasonable rate. She can also help with child-minding or provide extra cleaning if required during longer stays, on a private basis.

1km NW of  Órgiva, 8km  E of Lanjarón, 35 km to the coast, 55km S of Granada, 2 hours 15 min to Málaga Airport.

Further detailed instructions of how to get there by car are available on this page.


Rental periods

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 Euro heating supplement

In the low season, considerable discounts are available, depending on the length of stay.

A deposit of 25% is required with booking; the balance (plus a returnable deposit for breakages of £50 / €75) to be paid 4 weeks before arrival. If booking is less than one month before arrival, the full amount is payable at time of booking.

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

We regret that no pets are admitted.

10 minutes walk (900m) 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 Portsmouth and 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.

Further detailed instructions of how to get there by car are available on this page.

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

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