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Cortijo Opazo - El Lujar

Country house with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom in Alpujarras, Spain

From £326 per week

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Country house to rent in Alpujarras, Spain

  • Country house
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • Washing machine
  • Open fire

Country house overview - owner's description

Rural self catering holiday accommodation high in the hills of the Alpujarras, southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada mountains of Andalucia, southern Spain

Formerly a working farmhouse, Cortijo Opazo can be found in the countryside near the villages of Pitres, Portugos and the area of La Taha, about 25kms from the town of Orgiva. It is surrounded by ancient terraces used today by shepherds and market gardeners. The cortijo has been renovated recently to provide holiday accommodation in two delightful lodgings, La Corona and El Lujar, named after the two mountain summits that the house faces. These apartments can be rented out on a self catering basis, or as part of a fully catered, all inclusive walking holiday.

Self catering apartment 'El Lujar' - 2 people.
This well equipped apartment has two sets of french windows leading from a private courtyard patio into the light and airy open plan living area of El Lujar. Here you will find a sofa, an armchair, dining table and chairs, coffee table and log burning stove. The kitchen is fitted with cupboards, full sized oven, glass ceramic hob with four rings, overhead extractor fan and full sized fridge. Plates, cutlery etc are provided for at least four people and there is an extensive range of cooking equipment. The kitchen is tiled with ceramics in traditional local designs, and is clean and modern. It has a window that faces east and allows the morning light to flood in.

Next to the kitchen there is a door leading to the bathroom. This has a sink, W.C. and walk in shower. It is fully tiled with shelves, hooks, mirrors, towel rails and a cupboard provided. The bathroom also has an east facing window with frosted glass.

From the sitting room a door leads into a good sized bedroom with a double bed (200cms x 150cms), two side tables with lamps, a chest of drawers, a built in wardrobe, a well stocked bookshelf and an armchair. A window looks out onto the surrounding hills.

El Lujar has its own private courtyard filled with flowering potted plants. This leads directly onto a patio, part covered by a pergola, which is for the exclusive use of guests staying in El Lujar. The patio has open views across the Rio Bermejo to the village of Pitres and further to the high summit of El Lujar - on a clear day the Mediterranean sea can be glimpsed way down in the valley. The patio has full sun all day whilst the west facing courtyard offers a perfect location to enjoy the setting sun. The private outdoors spaces lead on to the large communal garden. Tables, chairs and sun loungers are provided to allow guests to take full advantage of the outdoor spaces.

Throughout the accommodation the floors have been finished in warm terracota ceramic tiles. There is an underfloor heating system in all areas, the use of which is included in the rental. During most of the year the days are warm enough for t-shirts and light clothing but since the area is mountainous the evenings and early mornings in the cooler months can be chilly and we have found the heating system invaluable. The log burning stove is provided as a cosy luxury and a quantity of logs will be supplied.

El Lujar is ideal for two people.

The Location
Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains of southern Spain, Cortijo Opazo offers a perfect holiday destination if you are looking for beautiful scenery, relaxing surroundings and an area that is rich in cultural history. The region is known as 'Las Alpujarras' and is an enchanting part of Spain. Treasured by the Moors as a paradise location this mountainous area is situated between the summits of the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean coast of the Costa del Sol. As a holiday destination it is ideal for walking, cycling, riding, photography, painting and the appreciation of flowers and wildlife; but most of all for just unwinding and taking time out. It is within easy striking distance of the historical city of Granada with its fabulous Alhambra Palace, yet is close enough to the coast to enjoy a well deserved day lounging on the beach. During the winter and spring you can even go skiing on the high slopes of the Sierra Nevada - less than two hours by car.

Mulhacen is the highest peak in the area (and in mainland Spain) at a little under 3,500 metres. Cortijo Opazo is situated at 1,250 metres in the high Alpujarras and enjoys an excellent climate. The conditions of Andalucia in southern Spain ensure that there is plenty of sun during the winter months when the weather is usually warm enough for t-shirts and light clothing during the day. The summer months are hot but the altitude means that when evening comes there is always a delightful stream of cool air flowing down the valley from the high Sierras, a type of natural air conditioning.

Around Cortijo Opazo we have established delightful garden areas that we are extending all the time. Throughout the year you will be able to enjoy a variety of plants and flowers, many indigenous to this area, many grown by way of experimentation. You will feel free to wander from terrace to terrace and find your pefect place to contmeplate the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.


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2 out of 2 people recommend staying here

From Burlingame, USA Apr 2009

Incredible stay. Privacy, beauty, great experience!


From London

The Alpujarras is a beautiful region of Spain and Robert and William go out of their way to make sure you have a really fab holiday.

Whilst July is very hot, anyone who enjoys walking and somewhere a bit different, will find this region really enjoyable. We really appreciated Robert and Williams welcoming but unobtrusive hospitality ensuring we had a lovely relaxed holiday.

When organising the holiday, they responded to our emails really quickly which was also a great help.

2 other reviews

This was the first time we have visited this area and are most impressed. The Alpujarras are wonderful, excellent walking, good food and superb hospitality. Cortijo Opazo is a very pleasant choice of location, we will definitely be back and are certainly going to recommend it to our friends. Chris and Joan Goddard, September 2006

We stayed in El Lujar at Cortijo Opazo and found it to be perfect in every way. Robert and William have worked hard to create a unique holiday destination in a beautiful area. They have thought of everything and are the perfect hosts. Thoroughly recommendable.Peter and Sonia Brown, September 2006.

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This country house is:

70km from the nearest beach 1.5km from the nearest bar 1.5km from the nearest restaurant 1.5km from the nearest supermarket 90km from Granada airport 80km from Alhambra Palace, Granada city 110km from Sierra Nevada ski resort 70km from Coast 3km from Pitres

Local activities

Cycling 45km Horse riding 15km Mountain biking 45km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Shopping 15km

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Outside this country house in Alpujarras, Spain
This country house is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the country house is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 17 October 2016

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 October - 16 December 2016: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 17 December 2016 - 6 January 2017: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 23 December 2017 - 6 January 2018: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 October - 16 December 2018: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 17 December 2018 - 6 January 2019: the minimum stay is 5 nights.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 24 August - 1 September and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 30 days of the arrival date.

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

  • Meals. If we are given sufficient notice we will be happy to prepare a delicious meal to be served on your terrace or in your apartments. If you would like a meal on arrival then please contact us before you set off. Please note that we do not serve meals after 9.00pm.

    £22.27 per person per week, paid locally



1 bedroom, Sleeps 2:

  • 1 double bed

There is also 1 cot


1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC


DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, TV Languages in Local


Living area seats 2, Dining area seats 2, Central heating, Open fire, Clothes drier, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Infants, Pets

Extra information

Exceptional garden and outdoor spaces


Average rating from 3 reviews

Private Owner From Pórtugos, Spain Member since Sep 2006

We have been renting out holiday property at Cortijo Opazo in the Alpujarras since 2003 and are pleased that we now have about 80% of our business as repeat bookings or personal recommendations.

Past bookings: 19 bookings

Last logged in: 2 days ago

Number of properties: 3

We have been renting out holiday property at Cortijo Opazo in the Alpujarras since 2003 and are pleased that we now have about 80% of our business as repeat bookings or personal recommendations.

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