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Cortijo La Rueda,las Alpujarras

Cottage with 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Órgiva, Spain

From €406 per week

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Spend your holiday in a romantic and idyllic retreat on the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada, surrounded by a sea of colours and perfumes, moun

Overview

Our cortijo and the cottage we rent, is situated 5km outside Orgiva in a hamlet called Los Agustines, at the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This is still a 'living' community of mainly vegetable farmers who till their land below us mostly by hand. Sit in your hammock and watch them. Often one of our lovely neighbours knocks on the door to share his produce with us. Every afternoon some goats with bells around their necks make their way down to the fields, or Paco or Jose go by with their mule. This place really is as idyllic as it sounds!

Activities
You want to be active? Then join us for coffee and cake in the afternoon! Maybe you'd like to be included in the daily activities? Then help us or our neighbours to pick olives or harvest vegetables or just watch us doing it. You can go for short walks or longer hikes - down into the country past all kinds of exotic trees and/or up into the hills and mountains of the Sierra Nevada. A short stroll into the country is highly recommended during the full moon! Sit by the pool at night with your favorite drink, switch off all the lights and enjoy the moonrise or set, awesome! On moonfree nights you can stargaze and explore the whole milkyway and don´t forget to make a wish with one of the many shooting stars. Go sightseeing in Granada with its famous Alhambra (50 minutes away) or visit the white washed villages of the Alpujarras (20 minutes away). Ask us about local handicrafts (pottery, weaving, leather weaving) and woodworks etc. Orgiva (5km away) offers everything you might need - there is a colourful weekly market (Thursdays), daily market, shops, cafes, bars, banks and ATMs, dentist, doctor, internet cafe etc. If you are looking for more activity then ask us about horse-riding, guided hiking trips as well as reiki, reflexology and different types of massages - all of these can be arranged. Maybe you are looking for Spanish lessons? This is your home from home, just lean back and unwind! We speak English, German and of course Spanish.

Spoil yourself
Special Offer: Wellness Week
Want to spoil yourself for a week??
This week includes accommodation, big breakfast with lots of homemade goodies, a light countrylunch, homemade cake in the afternoon and a 4 course surprise dinner, alcoholfree drinks all day, a massage and a reflexology treatment. Just lean back and let us pamper you for only Euro 650 per person per week.

Rental licence or registration number: VTAR/GR01200

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1 out of 1 people recommend staying here

Stephen

Couple from Newbury, United Kingdom Jul 2017

This little cottage has been sympathetically restored and is in keeping with the area. The pool, garden and views are much better than the photographs show. A very tranquil and restful place with lots of facilities a short drive away. The owners were very hospitable and helpful when we needed advice. They know a lot about the area and they helped to make our stay memorable. I would definitely recommend this place for a relaxing holiday.

Reply from Stefan

It was a real pleasure having you with us Sue and Steve and sharing this little paradise with you for a couple of weeks! Hope you enjoyed Toledo ! and had a safe journey back home.
It would be lovely meeting you again one day , until then all the very best

Stefan & Naomi


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Kees Apr 2022

Great romantic spot. Stefan and Naomi built a small paradise in the garden. Very good for quiet days and quiet nights. Wonderful walk past the river in the valley.

Leonardo Feb 2022

I had a pleasant experience in Stefan's rural house, it is a quiet place full of flowers, trees and fresh air. Everything in order and clean as advertised. I was able to extend my departure a few hours, thanks to good communication with Stefan. I'll be back to try the pool when it's less cold. Tuve una grata experiencia en la casa rural de Stefan, es un lugar tranquilo lleno de flores, árboles y aire puro. Todo en orden y limpio conforme a lo anunciado. Me fue posible extender algunas horas mi partida, gracias a la buena comunicación con Stefan. Volveré para probar la piscina cuando haga menos frío.

Marc Jan 2022

Stephan and Naomi are very welcoming people who are always there to help when needed. The small house, which has a very pretty view overlooking the valley, is very pleasant, relaxing and functional. It is in a romantic setting with a garden full of flowers and birds. An orange tree in front of the door provides the morning juice. And to finish a pretty swimming pool housed in the middle of the garden, heated for our stay and the bath of December 31 under a very beautiful sun. Hard to find better! Stephan et Naomi sont des personnes très accueillantes et qui sont toujours là pour aider quand on a besoin. La petite maison qui a une très jolie vue plongeante sur la vallée , est très agréable, reposante et fonctionnelle. Elle est dans un cadre romantique avec un jardin plein de fleurs et d’oiseaux. Un oranger devant la porte fournit le jus du matin . Et pour finir une jolie piscine logée au milieu du jardin, chauffée pour notre séjour et le bain du 31 décembre sous un très beau soleil. Difficile de trouver mieux!

Jennifer Dec 2021

La casita de la rueda es una casita única, en un entorno privilegiado y con unos paisajes maravillosos. Aquí sólo se respira tranquilidad y paz, la súper aconsejo a todos los viajeros que estén buscando desconexión.

Omaïma Oct 2021

A complete change of scenery is what my husband and I were looking for, it was our piece of heaven. Everything is done, so we don't have to worry about anything.The house offers a splendid view of the mountains. This short stay allowed us to recharge our batteries and it feels good! Thanks to Stefan, who was very friendly. Le dépaysement total, c’est ce que nous cherchions mon époux et moi, c’est un havre de paix. Tout est fait pour être au calme. La maison offre une vue splendide sur les montagnes. Ce court séjour nous a permis de nous ressourcer et ça fait du bien! Merci à Stefan, qui a été très sympathique.

Antonio Oct 2021

Wonderful place with wonderful amphitheaters. Totally recommended. Maravilloso lugar con maravillosos anfitriones. Totalmente recomendado.

Aída Sep 2021

Stefan y Naomi son dos seres de luz. Durante toda la estancia hemos estado super bien. La casita estaba muy limpia. En resumen: paz, amor, tranquilidad y desconexión... Lxs gatitxs muy lindxs! ¡Super recomendable!

Joseph Sep 2021

From the second we booked, we felt very welcome; Stefan's a wonderful host and made sure that everything was ready for our arrival. We were looking for somewhere quiet for some R&R and this place certainly offers it for an excellent price. It was great having a private pool, which we couldn't find anywhere else for such a good rate. It was also useful having the host right next door in case we needed anything, but there weren't any problems whatsoever and we were left to enjoy our stay and our privacy.

Kevin Aug 2021

Very pretty and rural setting in a small apartment with relaxing pool area. We had some lovely walks locally from the property and it was a great base to visit all the white villages in Las Alpujarras. Stefan and Naomi have obviously lived in the locality for many years and are on hand to provide helpful information if you need/want it.

Chris Aug 2021

What a great place to spend a few days relaxing. Stefan and Naomi were very welcoming and full of helpful advice and information. The house is great and the outside is so well maintained and absolutely filled with plants and flowers. We took out two dogs and they were made very welcome. The local area has interesting walks and Orgiva is only a few minutes drive away. We used the pool every day which is well kept by Stefan. We thoroughly recommend this oasis of tranquility.

‘This was our first attempt at booking a holiday on the internet and doing everything ourselves. Our concerns thankfully proved to be groundless and we ended up at La Rueda, a peaceful and beautiful place of tranquility’ - Barbara and Peter Gilbert, Derbyshire ‘Most magical place, the renovations, planting lighting and different levels have all been done with utmost care and imagination. Stefan and Naomi are such lovely people and appear to be living the dream that most of us have, but aren’t brave enough to follow’ - Glin and Steve Wallis, Belper, UK‘What a lovely place you have got here! It is like a little paradise’ - Ivor and Jorien, Netherlands„We have had a blissful 5 days at your tranquil retreat.”(von Julie and Tim Derbyshire, UK) “This holiday has been the perfect honeymoon for us. After a few hectic days in Granada, we arrived at this tranquil place, a perfect base for adventure and relaxation.” (Robin and Francis Graham, England)“..if paradise is only half as beautiful as here!” (Annemie and Frank Kerckhaert,NL)

‘This was our first attempt at booking a holiday on the internet and doing everything ourselves. Our concerns thankfully proved to be groundless and we ended up at La Rueda, a peaceful and beautiful place of tranquility’ - Barbara and Peter Gilbert, Derbyshire ‘Most magical place, the renovations, planting lighting and different levels have all been done with utmost care and imagination. Stefan and Naomi are such lovely people and appear to be living the dream that most of us have, but aren’t brave enough to follow’ - Glin and Steve Wallis, Belper, UK‘What a lovely place you have got here! It is like a little paradise’ - Ivor and Jorien, Netherlands„We have had a blissful 5 days at your tranquil retreat.”(von Julie and Tim Derbyshire, UK) “This holiday has been the perfect honeymoon for us. After a few hectic days in Granada, we arrived at this tranquil place, a perfect base for adventure and relaxation.” (Robin and Francis Graham, England)“..if paradise is only half as beautiful as here!” (Annemie and Frank Kerckhaert,NL)

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Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 39km Nearest bar 5km Nearest restaurant 4.5km Nearest ski lift 45km Nearest supermarket 4.5km Granada airport 60km Malaga Airport 150km Alhambra/Granada 50km Villages of the Alpujarra 20km Beaches and seaside 40km

Local activities

Climbing 15km Fishing 15km Golf 45km Horse riding 15km Scuba diving 45km Skiing 45km Wind surfing 45km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 45km Local food market 4km Museum 45km Shopping 15km Theatre 15km Cinema 15km

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Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 6 October - 2 December 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 3 December - 11 December 2022: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 12 December - 23 December 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 24 December 2022 - 8 January 2023: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 9 January - 31 March 2023: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 April - 16 April 2023: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 17 April - 4 December 2023: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 5 December - 10 December 2023: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 11 December - 22 December 2023: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 23 December 2023 - 7 January 2024: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 8 January - 6 October 2024: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 14 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 10 November - 15 March and receive 30% off if the booking is for 1 month or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Optional extras

  • In the colder month we provide firewood, for which there will be an extra charge of € 4 per basket of wood.

    1 January - 31 January: basket, paid locally

  • In the colder month we provide firewood, for which there will be an extra charge of € 4 per basket of wood.

    1 February - 28 February: basket, paid locally

  • In the colder month we provide firewood, for which there will be an extra charge of € 4 per basket of wood.

    1 March - 31 March: basket, paid locally

  • In the colder month we provide firewood, for which there will be an extra charge of € 4 per basket of wood.

    1 April - 30 April: basket, paid locally

  • In the colder month we provide firewood, for which there will be an extra charge of € 4 per basket of wood.

    1 October - 31 October: basket, paid locally

  • In the colder month we provide firewood, for which there will be an extra charge of € 4 per basket of wood.

    1 November - 30 November: basket, paid locally

  • In the colder month we provide firewood, for which there will be an extra charge of € 4 per basket of wood.

    1 December - 31 December: basket, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

1 bedroom, Sleeps 2:

  • 1 double bed and en suite

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool with electric heating

Entertainment

WiFi / WiFi, Radio

General

Living area seats 2, Dining area seats 2, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Pets

Extra information

Our cottage has a little Mediterranean balcony with amazing views over the garden, the valley and the mountainchain across.It is set in its own small garden with its sitting area and is surrounded by lots of lovely colours and smells.On a lower terrace you will find the tiled pool complete with a wavemaker.Sitting around the pool and taking in the wonderful scenery will undoubtedly be one of your main acvtivities here! A few more steps take you down to a centenary olivetree under which is the BBQ and a Moorish style sitting area,here is also, where you can sit in the hammock and read that favorite book of yours. If you don't feel like cooking and want to have a relaxing time, let us know and we will prepare you breakfast and/or a lovely surprise dinner menu on one of our charming terraces!Come, relax and enjoy!

Stefan

Average rating from 4 reviews

Private Owner From Orgiva, Spain Member since Jan 2007

What can we tell you about us? We, that is the boss, Stefan and his foreign wife Naomi and of course the lazy cats Blackey, Felix and Tammy.(He,Austrian, she,British;cats, Spanish) We are all VERY lucky bums and enjoy every day anew living in this wonderful, wonderful part of the world! Naomi and I, we are both from the touristtrade. After some years of working abroad in big hotels ( we met in Geneva), we decided to do some travelling and started with 6 month in Asia. Then, after a bit of work in Austria/Germany we went off again for 2 more years. Returning back to Austria we were thinking of becoming normal and wanted to marry, have children and save up for a house…sounds familiar hey?! Anyway we rented a pub/restaurant in Bavaria and within the first year had a crisis meeting between the 2 of us. We decided, that these above mentioned goals did NOT justify such hard work with so many long hours! So, instead of changing the job, we changed our goals into more travelling, that motivated us enough to keep going for 5 ½ years. So then we stored our few belongings and set off on a new trip, that was in 1992…..You want to know where we went?What we did? What we experienced? Come and spend some time with us, and we will tell you!! Anyway, we came back to Europe in 1999 and started looking for a new home somewhere a bit warmer than in the north. We happened upon this beautiful area and immediately fell in love with it, we looked at La Rueda on a Monday and bought it by Friday, soon after Blackey moved in,who in the meantime has dies. After which we ook in 3 young kittens and now see the world through their eyes. Things like food flying around in the form of birds, dangers everywhere, like small dogs and motorbikes. After having done up the lot we thought to be able to lead a quiet life and enjoy paradise. Instead we came across this charming ruin in Guajar bought it at the spur of the moment and then saw us nearly 3 years in working clothes…when we had recovered we bought another old ruin in the centre of Orgiva and did it up, finishing it in 2017.All 3 properties La Rueda and La Cueva and El Garzopo turned out unique little jewels and we´d be more than happy sharing them with you.

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What can we tell you about us? We, that is the boss, Stefan and his foreign wife Naomi and of course the lazy cats Blackey, Felix and Tammy.(He,Austrian, she,British;cats, Spanish) We are all VERY lucky bums and enjoy every day anew living in this wonderful, wonderful part of the world! Naomi and I, we are both from the touristtrade. After some years of working abroad in big hotels ( we met in Geneva), we decided to do some travelling and started with 6 month in Asia. Then, after a bit of work in Austria/Germany we went off again for 2 more years. Returning back to Austria we were thinking of becoming normal and wanted to marry, have children and save up for a house…sounds familiar hey?! Anyway we rented a pub/restaurant in Bavaria and within the first year had a crisis meeting between the 2 of us. We decided, that these above mentioned goals did NOT justify such hard work with so many long hours! So, instead of changing the job, we changed our goals into more travelling, that motivated us enough to keep going for 5 ½ years. So then we stored our few belongings and set off on a new trip, that was in 1992…..You want to know where we went?What we did? What we experienced? Come and spend some time with us, and we will tell you!! Anyway, we came back to Europe in 1999 and started looking for a new home somewhere a bit warmer than in the north. We happened upon this beautiful area and immediately fell in love with it, we looked at La Rueda on a Monday and bought it by Friday, soon after Blackey moved in,who in the meantime has dies. After which we ook in 3 young kittens and now see the world through their eyes. Things like food flying around in the form of birds, dangers everywhere, like small dogs and motorbikes. After having done up the lot we thought to be able to lead a quiet life and enjoy paradise. Instead we came across this charming ruin in Guajar bought it at the spur of the moment and then saw us nearly 3 years in working clothes…when we had recovered we bought another old ruin in the centre of Orgiva and did it up, finishing it in 2017.All 3 properties La Rueda and La Cueva and El Garzopo turned out unique little jewels and we´d be more than happy sharing them with you.