Cortijo La Rueda,Las Alpujarras

Property number 27948
1 bedroom cottage listed by Stefancontact owner
Sleeps 2 · 1 bedroom · 2 bathrooms

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

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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!

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.

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Special Offer: Wellness Week
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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.

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Rooms and beds
Bedroom 1
1 double bed with ensuite bathroom
2 bathrooms including 1 ensuite
Private heated pool
Balcony / terrace
Private garden
Open fire
Central heating
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2 out of 2 people recommended staying here
Couple from Kingsbridge, United Kingdom · October 2023
Perfect..a little oasis..loved the pool and beautiful garden. Dramatic valley and beautiful scenery. Will come again!

Couple from Newbury, United Kingdom · July 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...
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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

April 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.
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Nearby places
Nearest beach 39km
Nearest ski lift 45km
Nearest supermarket 4.5km
Nearest bar 5km
Nearest Restaurant 4.5km
Granada 60km
Malaga Airport 150km
Alhambra/Granada 50km
Villages of the Alpujarra 20km
Beaches and seaside 40km
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Check in: 12:00
Check out: 12:00
Infants welcome
Children welcome
No smoking
Pets allowed
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Listed by Stefan
Private owner from Spain · Joined in 2007
Average rating from 5 reviews
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.
Past bookings: 9 bookings
Number of properties: 3
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