In the High Alpujarras of the Sierra Nevada there exists a splendid mountain cortijo with a beautiful three story house of traditional Alpujarranean charm and all the modern conveniences. The house consists of three double bedrooms (two en suite); three bathrooms; an open plan kitchen, dinning room & lounge; and a large swimming pool. The cortijo offers its guests fruit and vegetables from its bounteous organic garden and pure spring water from its fountains.
|Bedrooms:||Bedroom 1: (top floor) large en-suite bedroom with double bed & optional single bed, private terrace
Bedroom 2: (middle floor) double bed, desk
Bedroom 3: (bottom floor) large en-suite bedroom with two double beds & private terrace.
|Bathrooms:||Bathroom 1: en-suite with shower, bidet, WC and double basin.
Bathroom 2: with shower, WC and basin.
Bathroom 3: en-suite with shower, large oval bath, bidet, WC and basin.
|Kitchen:||Well equipped, traditional styled kitchen with a wood-burning Marshall range cooker, electrical cooker, gas hob, large fridge/freeze, washing machine, dish washer, microwave etc.|
|Living Rooms:||Open plan living room, dining room and kitchen. The living room has two large sofas, sofa/bed and chairs, coffee table, fireplace, Satellite TV, DVD player and WI-FI hotspot (allowing an Internet connection to your laptop). It leads onto a large terrace with spectacular views.|
|Other:||The bottom floor consists of a designer, open-plan bedroom with en suite bathroom with a large luxurious oval bath. The room leads out onto a private terrace with fountain|
Notes on Accommodation:
The house has central heating throughout driven by the wood-burning Marshall range as well as a fireplace in the living room. Air-conditioning is not required as it is seldom too hot even in the middle of summer.
The house can accommodate a maximum of 4 couples plus two additional children as it has four double beds, a sofa bed and a single bed. Young children will need to be closely monitored in the pool area as it is not enclosed.
|Marshall Range||electrical oven||gas hob||fridge/freezer|
|dishwasher||washing machine||iron/ironing board||microwave|
|hair dryers||kettle||UK adapters||coffee machines|
|Wi-Fi Internet||TV||satellite TV||CD/DVD/Blueray Home Theatre|
|fireplace||central heating||barbecue||private pool (for sole use of guests)|
The three acre plot is terraced; it has a wild bush area at the top (part of the Sierra NevadaNational Park) with a little stream leading down to a fountain, a large deck area with a 12 meter swimming pool and a hot-water outdoor shower. Lower down is the organic vegetable garden and fruit trees alongside the house. Each floor of the three story house leads onto private terraces the bottom terrace has a private fountain. There is also a car port.
The cortijo has a 12m private pool located on the top level deck. The deck has a number of chaise longues, outdoor table and umbrellas. Near the deck is a fresh water fountain and a shower with hot and cold water. The pool is kept clean using a minimal amount of chlorine and anti-algae.
Owing to the high altitude of the cortijo there is a limited swimming season, depending on weather conditions, it is usually from early June to late September.
The pool is not protected, so we strongly recommend that the tenants monitor children vigilantly at all times.
|The house comes with an abundance of towels and linen and is cleaned every week. If required, more regular cleaning can be arranged by contacting the Caretaker.|
|Garbage Removal||The tenants should leave the garbage bags in the carport area and the caretaker will remove them once or twice a week.|
|Firewood Supply||During winter the caretaker will provide the tenants with the necessary firewood.|
|Central Heating||This can be arranged with the caretaker at €20 per day.|
|Fruit and Vegetable Supply||The caretaker will provide the tenants with fruit and vegetables from the organic garden. Please see details in section 4.|
|Swimming Pool Maintenance||During summer the caretaker will attend to the swimming pool a few times a week. If there are any problems with the pool please contact him immediately|
The cortijo has a small but abundant organic garden where fruit and vegetables grow free from chemicals or pesticides. The tenants are at liberty to pick fruit and vegetables from the garden respectfully or to ask the caretaker who has a significant degree of knowledge about the local cultivars. He can also obtain organic eggs from a neighbouring cortijo.
The fruits, vegetables and herbs available from the garden depend on the month of the year and the specific climatic conditions prevailing that specific year
Markets are held in nearby towns and villages as follows:
- Capillera – Tuesday morning: fruit & vegetable market. Saturday morning: clothes market
- Orgiva – Thursday morning, very big general market.
- Pitres – Friday morning, fruit, vegetables and apparel
A fish van visits the town square in Capileira most days, especially market days.