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EL APARTAMENTO, the self-contained upper floor of a traditional Andalucian farmhouse - CORTIJO NUEVO.
Exterior staircase entrance, private with dining terrace and furniture for 4 travellers + chimenea BBQ/heater.
Spiral stairs lead to huge second private terrace - Large (40 sq.metre) Sun garden/terrace with lovely 360º views - Mediterranean, Motril & mountain backdrop. Benefits from all-day sun, tan from dawn til dusk - ample loungers, pot plants and drying lines. Also ideal for evening use - marvellous sunsets and starry skies - remember the Rioja!

El Apartamento, also has full use of the exotic mature gardens, shared with the Cortijo and CASA PEQUENA (Ref: 1499) which is also available for holiday rentals.
The Apartment & Casita can be rented together, to allow larger groups of 4/7 travellers - Maximum.
The Cortijo and gardens are nicely laid out, so each home enjoys their own space and privacy. Also communal terraces and patios created for sole use of guests - these sub-tropical gardens are unusual in regular holiday property.

An Ideal holiday destination for travellers seeking a tranquil holiday away from the package deal. Excellent base to soak up the rugged beauty of Andalucia, CAR ESSENTIAL to explore the many attractions in the area.
The COSTA TROPICAL offers a diverse range of beaches diving & snorkling, windsurfing, paragliding, jet-ski, nudism, fishing or just sunbathing and swimming. Many have a good range of restaurants and bars with excellent fresh local seafood and often free tapas.
Granada coastline main resorts include SALOBRENA, ALMUNECAR, CASTELL DE FERRO, TORRENUEVA, LA HERRADURA as well as MOTRIL.

Inland, quick easy access to the timeless mountain villages of LAS ALPUJARRAS, LECRIN VALLEY & SIERRA NEVADAS.
Also a good base for bargain property searches - many travellers have bought when staying here - Motril has many agents and Lawyers.

The area remains SPANISH, restaurants and tapas bars are varied and cheap. Motril Port area has many excellent fish restaurants . Nearby Motril town - 5 minute drive - is a thriving market town, busy year round. Not a purpose built tourist resort that closes 6 months of the year! Benefits from excellent shopping facilities supermarkets, including a large hypermarket, boutiques & daily indoor food market. Nightclubs limited and thankfully no British pubs or businesses! Nearby, village Puntalon (10 minute walk) has a restaurant and one small bar - but really need to centre on Motril for everyday needs.

The immediate location is semi-rural and quiet considering its proximity to Motril town - 3kms. The whole area has a fast growing economy, based around horticulture as well as tourism - mainly Spanish. All this is facilitated by the improving road network and easy links with three international airports GRANADA/MALAGA/ALMERIA. Although on a touring holiday, possible to use Alicante, Gibraltar, Murcia or even Madrid - less than 5 hour drive - excellent motorway.

Many sub-tropical fruits and vegetables are produced in the area, often for export to the large supermarkets of Northern Europe. Some surrounding land is covered with Invernaderos (plastic greenhouses) regular crops are cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and melons. On open land, often potatoes, leeks, lettuce & asparagus. The hillsides are used for sub-tropical fruits and further inland olives, almonds & chesnuts.

The Apartments mature gardens are home to many native plants, some fruit trees, palms and flowering shrubs. In season help youself to avocados & citrus fruits.
Enjoying, probably the Best climate in mainland Europe - averaging over 320 sunny days a year - snow & frosts very rare on the coast! Mild Winters as the property still at sea level.
Also enjoy tranquil fountain areas, BBQ & various patios - ideal for Al Fresco dining. Not forgetting the Summer kitchen, fully equipped for 6 travellers charcoal bbq, gas paellero, honesty fridge, sink. Private swimming pool, shared only with any occupants of Casa Pequeña - normally just 2. Fully illuminated and private, with seating and ample sun loungers under a vine covered terrace.

Travellers find the gardens extremely relaxing (check out the independent REVIEWS) and can be used 24/7 - the perfect place to chill or read countless books. Many different corners in both sun or shade - plus your own private terrace/balcony and roof-top sun terrace. All furnished for 4 - Panoramic views of the Mediterranean coast, mountains and Motril.

Well Behaved and socialised pet DOGS WELCOME - my 2 waggy dogs ( Hector and Dino) live on site, spending much of the day dozing - an example the guests often follow!
New Secure gated area on lower terrace, if required.

Comfortably furnished and well equipped for full time occupancy, not simply holiday lets. Multi-Language satellite TV system, modern kitchen area with usual appliances.
DVD + movie collection, Hi-Fi/radio, Wireless Broadband (bring your laptop on working stay - free use 24/7). Spacious double bedroom with King bed + i-pod dock. Separate spacious living room with double chesterfield sofa-bed and large squashy sofa. Tiled bathroom/WC, bath with shower over. Maximum occupany 4.
Although, perhaps more suitable for couples or small families. Cot available, ask on reservation
On arrival cleaned & beds made; complementary welcome drink/snack - UPGRADE to comprehensive LUXURY Welcome + £55 (can be tailored to your requirements) - useful after long journey, late arrivals and weekends.

LONG STAY DISCOUNTS start at just 2 weeks!
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Country Apartment - beautiful lush gardens, summer kitchen, fountains + pool. Large private roof terrace. Hidden location, not isolated. ** Wonderful Winter Climate ** Ideal couples. Free Wi-Fi.


Property type: Apartment

Room details


1 bedroom, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in Living Room
Room for 2 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Clothes drier
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Private garden
Sea view


Suitable for
Pets (Maximum 3 well behaved pet dogs, small additional charge - please enquire)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Night Club

Prices and availability

Last updated 30.04.2015

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
11th April 2015 to 8th January 2016 2

Discounts and extras

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


Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 52 Weeks 10%
1st January to 31st December 26 Weeks 5%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st June to 30th September 2 Days 40%
1st June to 30th September 4 Days 33%
1st January to 31st December 1 Weeks 25%
1st January to 31st December 2 Weeks 20%
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 15%
1st January to 31st December 4 Weeks 10%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st September to 31st December 2 Weeks 10%
1st July to 31st August 2 Weeks 5%
1st September to 31st December 7 Weeks 33%
1st January to 31st May 4 Weeks 25%
1st September to 31st December 4 Weeks 25%
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 15%
1st January to 30th June 2 Weeks 10%
1st January to 31st May 7 Weeks 33%


Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
For Bookings of 5 nights or less, short stay supplement applicable. All year Booking length: Duration less than 5 days £65.00 per booking

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Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Luxury Welcome Pack, useful late arrivals & Weekends. Contents usually include; Cava, Red wine, fresh juice, cheeses, cold meat, bread/croissants, salad bag, fruit, minerals, water, milk etc., All year N/A £50.00 per booking

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This is exact location

  • Nearest beach: 2km
  • Nearest bar: 0.7km
  • Nearest restaurant: 700m
  • Nearest supermarket: 3km
  • ALMERIA Airport: 100km
  • GRANADA Airport: 65km
  • MOTRIL: 5km
  • GRANADA: 50km
  • SALOBRENA: 15km
  • ORGIVA: 35km


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82 out of 82 people recommend staying here
Stayed Tuesday 25 March 2014 with Family
Stayed Sunday 27 October 2013 with Family
The place was a little paradise in a beautiful part of th world with all the facilities and amenaties that one would require. Lots to explore all within a short distance of the house and if you did not want to go far the house and grounds had enough to keep you occupied. The owner was very accommodating and helpful.
Stayed Thursday 05 September 2013 with Couple
On arrival what a welcome, Patrick met us in his car in the early hours in Motril to guide us home, he has been an amazing host .... nothing too much trouble ...the luxury welcome pack is a MUST, it was fabulous, worth every cent! the gardens at the cortijo are amazing, the roof terrace views stunning, the climate fabulous and of course the resident dogs (Hector and Dino) are so friendly .......... locally there is everything to appeal to tourists, Salobrena, Almunecar etc., lovely! We fell in love with this place immediately and we will return, its amazing, blazing sun on the terraces, great relaxing by the pool, super amenities close by, definitely been the most relaxing and best value holiday we have ever had, thank you Patrick, you have a fantastic holiday haven we would recommend to everyone.
Stayed Saturday 13 July 2013
A tropical paradise, and perfect for a much-needed holiday in the privacy of the owners garden. We chose not to do much sight-seeing, but believe that there is plenty to see in the vicinity. The accommodation was really a home away from home, with everything we needed available for use. Patrick, the owner, was most friendly and welcoming but in-obtrusive. The garden is beautiful and we used the pool area most days that we were there. We will definitely consider a return visit, as well as recommending it to family and friends.
Stayed Monday 03 June 2013 with Couple
Sandra+Billy from Yorkshire We spent 3 weeks in the apartment in June 2013 and it was great . Patrick is a very genial host available whenever you need him . He told us to treat it as our home and we did . The apartment has everything you need and more. The view from the roof terrace is lovely And the garden has to be seen to be believed we loved it .and we loved the resident dogs too .! There is plenty to see in the area but you could just spend the whole time there relaxing ., and taking a dip in the pool. We had a lovely time .
Stayed Sunday 11 December 2011
6 weeks in December/January to escape the Dutch winter for a while.. Stayed with my 3 dogs who enjoyed the warmth and the big garden. Jerry the owners dog is a gentle giant who loves to be kuddled. The garden is stunning even in Winter. Patrick the owner is very friendly and helpful. The apartment was very pretty (lovely decorated) and has everything you need ( TV with countless channels, WIFI, Ipod docking station, HIFI etc etc.) What can I say - it was one the best holidays ever!
Stayed Wednesday 13 July 2011
PERFECT SPANISH COUNTRY GETAWAY. First of all, I never felt more welcome in a rental ever was so well thought out, everything was there, music, eclectic books and dvds...milk bread something to eat to drink, to clean plenty of sheets towels, A romantic sleeping room, with by the way great matrasses, a charming living room where you felt at home right away...,And what I most of all apreciate was the charming atmosphere in the beautifull garden, where you could hide in the shadow under a banana tree or stare at the beauty of colours of so many different plants and flower trees, enlightened in the evening by lanters and the moon. Every place had his own special touch, like the swimming pool where you could see the special handwork of designed tiles from an artist, that has her shop in a little village in the mountains nearby.. We sat on the roof to see the sunset and the stars at night, or in the early morning to see the sun come up, and have breakfast, to make plans for the day...the owner gives you all the privacy you need as you roam the property from one fountained niche to the next...a perfect little country getaway for those who want to avoid the big tourism but still be near the ocean..oour only regret is that we couldnt stay longer...And yes, we will definetely return!
Stayed Saturday 28 May 2011
We enjoyed a very tranquil week in Patricks Garden of Eden. Obviously with his name he could banish the snakes. Floating in or on the pool was really therapeutic as was reclining in a shady niche with a selec tion from the house library. The dogs Ben and Jerry are the most gentle and unobtrusive of companions and add to the character of the establishment. The first floor apartment is very handsomely furbished with the best of appliances and utensils, luxurious sitting room and most restful bedroom, first class bathroom, good water pressure, fast water heat-up. A unique site to visit is the Museo Azucar in Motril with working installations of sugar mills, presses and boiling vessels, a clear history of the development and decline of the industry of which Motril was the centre. There is a wide choice of cafe-bars and restaurants in the area and a great variety of outings to be had from the extensive beaches to the magical Alpujarras with the mark of Arabic culture still evident in the mountain pueblos after five centuries.
Stayed Sunday 24 April 2011
Appartement très bien. Bien équipé, avec tout le confort nécessaire. La terrasse privée offre une jolie vue et permet davoir un coin extérieur plus intimiste. LE JARDIN EST TOUT SIMPLEMENT MAGIQUE. Plein de senteurs et saveurs qui nous out à chaque fois permis de nous évader un peu plus et de se sentir bien en vacances. La piscine et la cuisine extérieure promettent de belles soirées. Patrick, le propriétaire, est charmant, discreet, mais toutefois disponible si besoin. Nous avons passé une excellente semaine dans cette propriété bien située au carrefour de nombreux sites á visiter.
Stayed Friday 11 February 2011
El Apartamento is comfortable, roomy and very well equipped to be your home-from-home. The secluded gardens and poolside terrace with barbecue facilities and well-stocked fridge provide a peaceful area to relax although we did not use the pool as our visit was too early in the year. The excellent rooftop terrace provides uninterrupted 360 degree views. Arriving guests need to be aware that the access from the main Motril-Puntalon road is via an unsurfaced track and that the property is surrounded by plastic-roofed greenhouses. We very quickly came to terms with this and it did not detract from our enjoyment of the holiday. Patrick, the owner, is always on hand if you need help or advice but he will not intrude unnecessarily. Motril/Puntalon are working Spanish communities and you will not be in "Blackpool in the sun". A few words of Spanish will be helpful in the local shops and bars. The beach resorts to the east (Torrenueva 10 mins, Calahonda 20 mins, Castell de Ferro 30 mins) are mainly used by Spanish holidaymakers. As you travel west (Salobrena 20 mins, Almunecar 30 mins, Nerja 40 mins) the resorts become increasingly international. Granada and the mountain villages of Las Alpujarras can be reached by car in less than 1 hour and the ski slopes of Sierra Nevada in less than 2 hours. Almeria and the scenic Cabo de Gata area are also accessible inside 2 hours.
Stayed Wednesday 02 February 2011
Excellent holiday apartment has everything and more, no problems. A word about the garden - EXCEPTIONAL - a rare gem in Andalucia. So many different species of plants, (more than many garden centres!) interesting design with many patios, pathways and lovely calming atmosphere. All created and lovingly tended by Patrick the English resident owner. Definitely a place to return to time and again.
Stayed Thursday 14 October 2010
We had a great relaxed vacation in El Apartamento in October 2010. The house exeeded our expectations: the style of the furniture is warm and positive, the technical equipment great and the garden very nice with lots of small niches and flowers everywhere. We really felt at home during our stay and enjoyed our private terraces. The kitchen needed some cleaning when we moved in and there was also some dust cleaning necessary - but we did not mind. The situation in between green houses is not great, but also not really disturbing. Just one hour drive to Granada is great. Patrick is a friendly and quiet host - and helpful when needed. I already recommended it to friends of mine and we would also come back for a next holiday, if we wanted just to relax.
Stayed Friday 10 September 2010
The description on the website didnt do this little gem justice. Ideally situated, close to Motril with all that brings (supermarket etc) but also hidden away in the greanery of Puntalon. It is also close to the motor-way network that will take you to Granada and beyond. During our stay we took time to recharged- spent a few days around the pool enjoying the comforts of the villa, swimming pool, well stocked fridge by the BBQ area. Once we were energised we took a trip to the Alhambra Palace (pre-booking this is a MUST). We took a trip into Granada and the Caves at Nerja. We also took a trip into the mountians for a day. EXCELLENT. Patrick was a perfect host, very knowledgeable and although very welcoming and friendly he gave us time to just be by ourselves (as did the other couple who had use of the other villa). One tip though would be to make sure that you take a phrase book with you as you cannot expect to hear/read English all the time.
Stayed Thursday 02 September 2010
My family and I spent a week in early September in Cortijo Nuevos Apartamento. Its garden is lush and aromatic, and we used daily the small swimming pool (our young daughter loved it particularly). The apartment is fully provisioned and operational and the nights on the deck above it are fantastic. Patrick is a pleasant, easy going host, and the dogs are friendly and well behaved. I think it is a very nice place to spend a few days near Motril (provided you have a car), and excellent value too! Although the other lodging was occupied during most of our stay we never interacted with the other guests nor with Patrick and his family because all the units have private areas that are completely independent.
Stayed Saturday 24 July 2010
We have just returned from two weeks in El Apartamento and are already discussing when we will go back .... if I say that in all our years of holidaying we have never been back to the same place twice, then this is an indication of how much we loved it. Everything you could possibly need within the apartment and outside has been thoughtfully provided by the charming owner, Patrick. The pool area, complete with fridge, sun beds, fountains, BBQ area and sink is set in lush gardens which are a riot of colour. As advertised, you do need a car as the property is in an agricultural area, however it is a fantastic base, and you can be in the nearest town, Motril, within 10 mins. We were in Granada (a must visit city) within 50 minutes and spent some time exploring the beautiful Alpujrarran villages which really are a must see. Locally and around this is NOT a touristy area, to our delight, we never even heard anyone speaking English. Local supermarkets have everything you need, huge array of fresh fish and meat, there are plenty of restaurants and bars and many other places slightly further afield to check out. All in all a fab place to stay and a great start for exploring Andalucia.
Stayed Thursday 08 July 2010
El apartmento is garden oasis where we relaxed in privacy under the shade of a beutifully planted garden, sunbathed on our own secluded terrace before cooling off at the pool. The aparment ten mins. from salobrena, shares the grounds with the owner and a second small rented property, though we hardly noticed until we meet at the pool at the bottom of the gardenl. All the amenties you would normally expect are provided making our stay a pleasure and we would happly return.
Stayed Sunday 27 June 2010
We recently enjoyed an 8 day break at El Apartamento, if leave would have permitted we would love to have stayed longer. We wanted a relaxed holiday, but with a special feel as we celebrated our anniversary and birthday whilst at the apartment. We read lots of reviews before booking and we certainly made the right choice. Patrick was really helpful before and during our stay. Hes created a really welcoming and relaxed atmosphere which is worth 5 stars! Apart from enjoying chatting with Patrick we loved the bonus of spending some time with his dogs, Ben & Jerry! Our favourite times at the apartment were on the private roof terrace which has a lovely breeze and stunning views. Remember to use lots of tealight candals, the summer kitchen and terraces look fab in the evenings, all lit up. Getting around the area was easy with a car, and we enjoyed a trip up into the mountains and visited a few local seaside towns. We found the area was really good value for quality food and drink. Looking forward to a return trip!
Stayed Friday 07 May 2010
We have just spent some six weeks in el apartamento Cortijo Nuevo May/June2010. A rare gem to be found in Southern Spain far removed from what we term as crane country!! The apartamento offers everything one could want for a total chill out holiday with wonderful views of the sea and the mountains from the roof terrace.The garden is a haven full of beautiful plants and shrubs of every description and is a sanctuary for the many different birds that frequent it making use of the water offered from one of the many fountains found within the garden. The position of this accommodation is perfect for taking off into the mountains to enjoy the most breathtaking scenery or if you prefer the beach then that too is close by.Patrick is a great guy, always ready to help but never intrusive. Ben and Jerry are two loveable friendly dogs who were never a nuisance and always pleased to greet you. In all, it was a great holiday, thanks Patrick,we hope to return again one day. Tony and Mary.
Stayed Tuesday 04 May 2010
We stayed in the apartmento for a few days after touring in Andalucia to relax, for which the place is perfect. We especially enjoyed the private terrace on the roof top of the apartmento that gave me nice tan from spending siestas there and where light at sunsets allows to take beautiful photos of both mountins and the sea. The garden with many hidden corners for chilling and grilling is also lovely and a fine DVD collection in the aparment a nice bonus. The owner is helpful and always available when needed. We certainly recommend the place to everyone who appeciate more than resorts full of tourist traps have to offer.
Stayed Wednesday 31 March 2010
Un Oasis en Puntalón - es un fantastivo sitio para poder descansar y olvidarte del día a día. La casa está equipada con tipo de detalles y la hospitalidad de Patrick es una pasada. Es un destino muy agradable al lado de la playa. Ademas tienes Granada a tiro de piedra para poder disfrutar de la ciudad. Merece la pena ir probarlo y repetir.
Stayed Friday 23 October 2009
Nous avons passé 10 jours chez Patrick et nous avons particulièrement aprécié: -lacceuil de Patrick qui est a très rendant service -le jardin est dune richesse particulière. -la tranquillité sur cette Iles verte qui se trouve, il est vrais, en plein milieu des serres, cest un peu choquant mais cest le seul point negatif! -La cuisine est très bien fourni et la chambre à coucher confortable. -La terrasse avec son Bouddha est très sympa pour se reposer et prendre lappero. -Cest un endrois qui conviendra parfaitement à ceux qui voudrons partager leur séjour entre mer et montagne.
Stayed Sunday 06 September 2009
Stayed Sunday 02 August 2009
Cortijo Nuevo was an oasis! El Apartmento is reminiscient of a quaint English cottage with all the exotic touches that remind you that you are in the heart of authentic Andalucian countryside. Mere minutes away is the town of Motril, as well as other seaside towns and beaches near the Mediterranean! Although the little farmhouse and gardens are surrounded by the white roofs of greenhouses that have taken over the landscape - they are not a distraction. Actually, on your way into the property youll think "where the heck are we going", but you will be pleasantly surprised. Once youre in the gates of Cortijo - with its high walls - you are transported into a spa-like setting of luscious tropical gardens, terraces, a pool, and fountains. Even the dogs, Ben and Jerry, are a charming addition to the space and not a bother at all. Patrick - the host and owner - is a perfect gentleman and there to help with anything, but very inconspicious unless called upon. This is a place for people who like a home-like space in an authentic Spanish space. It is not the "spic and span" of a high-end hotel and is not for people who prefer the antiseptic feel of a condo. But if youve come to Spain to "feel" like youre in Spain - then youll love this heaven! The apartment is fully equipped - kitchen has everything - and even has some grocery supplies to make settling in easy if you havent got to the store yet. Patrick runs this on an honour system - meaning if you use something up, please replace it (i.e. spices, oils, beer, etc...) - that includes the poolside fridge stocked with drinks. We appreciated this policy as we had so much available for cooking! This apartment had everything needed - a cooler, mats, and umbrellas for the beach, fans, towels, TV, video, movies, books, info of the area, a gorgeous rooftop private terrace for an evening wine to watch the sun set, and that stocked kitchen! It is very much like a home - with every thing you might need! A gem! An oasis! Thank you Patrick, Ben and Jerry - well be back! Cheers, Pamela, Cristian, Luca (6) and Tulia (4) Canada
Stayed Saturday 27 June 2009
This was our 3rd time to Cortijo Nuevo, but, this time we stayed in El Apartmento instead of Casa Pequena. Yet again we had a fantastic time. Days spent on the beach at Salobrena or around the pool. Evenings were spent relaxing on the roof terrace watching the sun go down behind the mountains... the views from the roof terrace are fantastic. Im certain well be back again in the future.
Stayed Tuesday 16 June 2009
This was pretty nice stay. the house is wonderful with sunbathing terrace on the roof, fully equiped kitchen, mangal facility at little terrace right next to entrance door. Garden is good also but needs a kind of refreshing (Patrick started putting it all in order when we leaving, so I assume that it will be ok for the "hot" season). pool and relax area bring in additional value if you dont want go out. There is nothing to complain about the house and property owner -Patrick. He is extremely helpful and nice, but there is a couple of things which stand apart - location and surrounding areas. villa located amoung farms, where local spanish guys grow up fruts, veg, and stuff like that. As any kind of production farms produce not only goods but waste also. And when sun is down waste gives rank smell, As location is farm village you will not find any points of interest closer than Motril - about 2 miles away. Motril is just like any other city along costa tropical - not ugly not super (imho) - but shops, rest, super-markets, etc are availiable there)) So , this is it. you can make your own pros and cons regarding El APARTAMENTO, based on written above. if any questions, pls e-mail me Andrey Moscow, Russia
Stayed Friday 10 April 2009
Message du 05/05/09 15:37 > De : "Michel PAILLE" > A : > Copie à : Patrick SANDERSON > Objet : Appréciation réf. 1787-126642 - El Apartamento (du 10 au 24/04/09) > > Nous avons passé 2 semaines chez Patrick SANDERSON (du 10 au 24 avril 2009) et nous en gardons un souvenir plus que favorable. Cette location est dun bon rapport qualité-prix, le confort moderne dans un charmant cadre désuet. Lappartement est très correct et correspond bien à la description, avec, à létage au-dessus, une terrasse individuelle grande, ensoleillée, bien meublée et très propre. De plus, des fenêtres nous avions vue sur 3 côtés montagne et, en face, vue sur la mer. Le cadre est calme et reposant, entouré dun jardin très fleuri et luxuriant agrémenté de différents coins de repos avec barbecues, tables et chaises, et une piscine au fond de la propriété (que nous navons pu essayer au mois davril !). Nos nuits étaient bercées par le chuchotement des fontaines qui fonctionnent tout le temps et nos escapades nocturnes très agréables puisque, tôt dans la soirée, des éclairages cachés dans la végétation sallument et permettent des rentrées tardives quasi-clandestines. De plus, le parking privé individuel est dune sécurité très appréciable. Patrick (le propriétaire) est un homme adorable, très sympathique, plus que discret, toujours prêt à rendre service et très à lécoute. Nous aurions bien aimé parler plus longuement avec lui car il est très intéressant et son amour des fleurs est inépuisable, malheureusement nous ne parlions pas anglais et notre espagnol nest pas des plus parfaits. Ses chiens sont à son image : très discrets et chaleureux envers les visiteurs, sans pour autant être envahissants ! Nous recommandons cette location à toutes personnes recherchant le repos et le dépaysement ainsi que celles qui veulent visiter des sites intéressants (MOTRIL est au centre dun triangle génial : à peu près à égale distance de villes comme ALMERIA, MALAGA ET GRANADA, sans oublier la fameuse SIERRA NEVADA (de 23° à MOTRIL à 4° -avec des congères de 1,50 m au bord des routes- en 1 heure : incroyable !). Nous noublierons pas ces vacances qui furent ce que nous attendions : avant tout le repos et, ensuite, quelques sorties instructives à notre rythme : oubliés le stress, le travail... enfin le lot de tout un chacun ! Encore un petit mot pour rendre hommage à létat des routes en Espagne : du velours...! Merci encore, Patrick, pour votre accueil et votre disponibilité qui sait ? à bientôt peut-être...
Owner reply:

Michel et Beatrice,thank you for taking the trouble to submit your Excellent Review. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Cortijo Nuevo in the future.Patrick

Stayed Sunday 01 March 2009
if you want a blissfully peaceful holiday in ideal surroundings then the apartment at cortijo nuevo is for you. my wife and i have just returned from a month long stay and will definitely return in the future. everything about the property was great, spacious inside with everything you need if you should want to self-cater. the garden is a veritable paradise, an eclectic mixture of orange, lemon and avocado trees interlarded with shrubs, flowers of all colours and sizes, fountains all over the place, secluded spots to sit in and enjoy the solitude. at the end of the garden a delightful communal sitting out area with a barbecue at hand, who could ask for anything more? well you get more for there is a small swimming pool which, like the remainder of the property, is lit up at night. the result of the lighting is a fairy land scene, especially when viewed from the roof terrace of the apartment. the latest addition by the friendly owner to enhance your visit. forget the rat race, the depression, grab a flight down to the cortijo-nuevo and sample life as it should be led. laid back, stressfree and enjoyed to the full.
Owner reply:

Eric & Jan,thank you for taking the trouble to submit your Excellent Review delighted that you chilled out in the gardens and even found the unheated swimming pool warm enough to use in March!Thanks for April 2010 booking reservation.Patrick.

Stayed Saturday 06 December 2008
apartamento excelente, amamos la nueva terraza del sol - visiónes fantásticas. Planee volver en 2009 para más que un fin de semana. Gracias otra vez.
Owner reply:

Pleased that you all enjoyed your Winter weekend break and first travellers to use the new roof-top sun deck, see you in 2009. Ill attempt a translation, Patrick. Excellent apartment, we loved the new sun terrace - fantastic views. Plan to return in 2009 for more than a weekend. Thank you again.

Stayed Thursday 09 October 2008
We had a brilliant stay at El Apartmento, the apartment was great, kitted out with everything that we could need on our 2 week stay. Gardens were beautiful and the swimming pool and barbecue area were lovely on the warmer days, nice to be surrounded by so many colourful plants and shrubs. Ben and Jerry were our firm friends by the end of the stay, both great with our 3 year old son also. Patrick was fantastic, very helpful with anything he could do and the welcome pack was well beyond our expectations, enough to feed us for the first few days! All in all we had a super holiday, hope to go back again some day for more of the same! Love to Ben and Jerry Patrick and best wishes to you. Marc, Kim and Luis
Stayed Sunday 28 September 2008
Me and my partner had an absolutely fantastic time....the location is great with the mountains and the sea just on the doorstep...waking up to sunshine and mountain views perfect. The apartment felt so homely and comfy and it had everything and more...especially loved the complimentary food on arrival. Patrick the owner had thought of everything down to a fridge by the pool. He was helpful, cheerful and unobtrusive and genuine nice guy...I would recommend this to anyone looking for a picturesque Spanish retreat. It was quiet and peaceful especially in the garden which was outstanding...many good memories.
Stayed Friday 29 August 2008
Patrick was an excellent host, unobtrusive but always there if you needed him. He even found a wheelchair for us as my wife occasionally needs assistance walking. Ben and Jerry are lovely dogs. El Apartamento was very comfortable and well furnished. We loved the garden and pool, a real oasis, and liked to relax there if we werent going out exploring. Corijo Nuevo is an excellent base for this, we went to the coast and would particularly recommend Nerja & Salobrena. We also went into the Alpujarras and the Alhambra, Granada, both well worth seeing and easily accessible by car. We got used to the nearby plastic greenhouses which are part of the local economy of the area.
Stayed Saturday 07 June 2008
Stayed for two weeks and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - very relaxed, excellent setting, nice and private. The apartment and gardens are very well kept and its very easy to make yourself at home - the self-catering facilities are excellent. As others have said, a car is essential, and if youre looking for night upon night of late-night parties, this isnt the place - but if you need a well-furnished, picturesque and relaxing break, definitely recommended.
Stayed Friday 16 May 2008
Together with my wife we enjoyed our stay in the cottage. As mentioned in the description we enjoyed the tranquility. I would not recommend to use the cottage for more than 2 people (only an outside table - perfect in case of good weather conditions)
Stayed Sunday 03 February 2008
Very well equipped including dvd's cd's and well equipped kitchenette. Amazing welcome pack to start of holiday very friendly host nothing to much trouble for him. fabulous gardens, includind delicious oranges lemons and avocados from the trees.
Stayed Sunday 30 December 2007
We stayed in el apartamento for a month in the middle of winter, and found it to be very comfortable. The property contained everything that we could have wished, and the proprietor lives on-site so he was able to put any problems right immediately. The garden is an oasis and very attractive, in contrast to the surrounding greenhouses; it is possible to forget they are there, but the approach is not attractive. Overall, however, we were very satisfied and would go there again.
Stayed Wednesday 07 November 2007
Some what remote setting,car esssential. Owner exceedingly kind and helpful. Very well equipt and peaceful. authentic property and gardens with free fruit of the season. Places of historical interest and beauty within reasonable reach by car.
Stayed Thursday 18 October 2007
Patrich was very friendly & helpful. His garden is lovely even for February. Our little dog was made welcome too. In the bedroon, the bed was very comfortable & we slept well, always a plus. The level of equipment was good with english televion channels available. Home from home. The accomodation was a little tired and needs some up dating. Never the less, we had a lovely holiday in a tranquil setting with a very friendly owner. The whole concept of the property & the garden is a winning combination. The pool area must be lovely in the summer months.
Stayed Thursday 18 October 2007
El apartmento is very comfortable and homely with character. It is built over the owner's home but separate and private, self-contained and well equipped - (Bit like going to stay with a relative). There are nice views from the apartment balcony area. The owner, Patrick, was friendly and helpful and very unhurried. We were not disturbed but he was usually around to help round the clock. We went to relax and that is what we did. We had full use of Patrick's tropical garden which was very interesting (Patrick has a passion for ornament and is always coming back from town with something of intrerest). We enjoyed the use of the swimming pool, but the pool area was being improved during our visit (quiet time of year) There should be some pictures on the webpage by Christmas. We did not want a touristy town and the area was interesting seeing how the local people live. The trip from Malaga Airport in our little hire car was straightforward. We needed the car to take full advantage of the location. Now I know where Tesco get their cucumbers. Nearly forgot to mention 2 well behaved dogs, Ben and Jerry, who love food and friendly but were never toublesome. Well done Patrick and kind regards to your Dad (So be it!)
Stayed Saturday 22 September 2007
We arrived afternoon the apartment was better than we expected Patrick had left us enough food drink etc we did not have to go out to shop for food . The garden was wonderfull so peacfull . The pool we had to ourselfs . TOM GERRY the dogs were friendly.Patrick was very helpfull for places to visit We went up to a few mountain villages they sold lots of local crafts it was very interesting.We are returning next september for two weeks We had a quiet relaxing holiday thanks Patrick see you next year.
Stayed Monday 27 August 2007
A very nice place to stay and chill out. A home from home.
Stayed Saturday 21 July 2007
Our family enjoyed a relaxed and very comfortable fortnight at the apartment. The apartment was very well equipped down to the last detail - in fact, every time we thought of something that was missing, we found it. Patrick the owner made us feel very welcome and was on hand to help whenever we needed. After days out exploring (the coast*, mountains or visiting nearby cities - all within an hours drive - (*the coast just 10 minutes away)) coming back to El Cortijo Nuevo was like entering charmed little haven. Looking forward to a return visit!
Stayed Tuesday 22 May 2007
El Apartmento is a delightful place to stay. The gardens are wonderful, we did not know such tropical havens existed in the hot south of Spain! Lots of shady spots, and random pots, fountains and pathways to explore. The accommodation itself was spacious, and very homely. We enjoyed the touches of home, such as candles, DVDs and comfy sofas. Very different to staying in a clinical, purpose built holiday apartment.
Stayed Monday 30 April 2007
Cortijo Nuevo is hidden down a dirt track amongst the local fruit & veg farms. The gardens are lovely and the pool is great for the kids. Of a night it's very quiet with only the water in the fountains for company. El Apartamento was ideal for our needs & very comfortable. Patrick, the owner, was very helpful and the kids loved the dogs. Overall we had a very enjoyable, relaxing time. Many thanks for the welcome pack, we couldn't eat all the strawberries, and the red wine the night before we left! Fortunately we made our flight!!
Stayed Saturday 26 August 2006
The welcome pack was very generous. The appartment was just as described. The garden is very relaxing. The pool was ideal to cool down in. Overall we where very pleased with the whole package. And would recomend it to anyone.
Owner reply:

Many thanks Andrew & Nicole. I always try to leave ample food & wine for a meal or two; nothing worse after journey than supermarket shopping on arrival!

Stayed Saturday 01 July 2006
We stayed at El Apartamento from the 1 to the 15th of July 2006, the apartment catered for all our needs, including a very welcome, get you in pack of food and drink. The gardens were secluded and as wonderfull as the pictures shown on the web sight, the pool was great at the end of a hard day exploring the countryside. The area remains very Spanish, which is what we wanted, and the local beaches were within easy reach. If you like dogs and have had to put yours in kennels, do not dispair, Patrick the owner has two friendly dogs who, if you want will keep you company. This was the most relaxing holiday we have ever been on. We will definitely be returning to this Oasis in the sun. Nick & Jackie From Hull
Owner reply:

many thanks, pleased you found the Cortijo relaxing.... next time consider a Winter stay, pick Oranges & Avocados fresh for breakfast!

Stayed Saturday 02 October 2004
It was a very nice place to spend our holidays in Motril. Great appartment, very nice host, ....... We hope to rearrive soon. Simply recommendable.
Stayed Saturday 02 October 2004
Comfortable and well equipped apartment. Beautiful garden with lots of sitting out areas. Patrick extremely helpful and responsive to requests. Convenient for Motril and places along coast. Neighbouring area blighted by ugly plastic greenhouses and illegal dumping but property well protected from this. Barking dogs and farmer's radio annoying but not much that Patrick could do about this.
Stayed Saturday 02 October 2004
my ideal holiday..patrick was very helpful and friendly.the location was great.everything we needed was false pretenses..everything was how we expected and better.hasle free holiday which is what people want.look forward to re-booking..
Stayed Saturday 02 October 2004
We enjoyed our stay very much. The property is situated approx 5 mins by car from Motril, where there is an abundance of excellent Tapas bars and restaurants. The gardens are the work of the owner Patrick and he has created a little oasis, there are sunny areas or shady whatever you prefer. The pool was great for cooling off in the heat, only shared with guests in the other accomodation, we had it to ourselves most of the time. The accomodation felt as though you were using someones home rather than the clinical feel there is to some rented properties. The property is peaceful, far enough away from the road not to be bothered by the testosterone fuelled spanish teenagers on there scooters!!! Patrick the owner lives on site with his father , on hand if you have any problems but unobtrusive if you don't. Ben and Jerry the two resident rescue dogs are delightful. Taxis to and from Motril are in abundence, however to fully enjoy the surrounding beaches and mountains a car is adviseable. We were also delighted that there was'nt "an english breakfast or roast dinner" menu to be found............ We had a wonderful holiday.
Stayed Saturday 02 October 2004
We stayed at El Apartemento for 10 days in april and liked the place very much. As mentioned in other reviews as soon as you get inside the gate you enter a very relaxed athmosphere with a lovely garden, nice pool, and a fully equipted flat, that meets all your needs. A very nice detail was the welcoming package, which was most helpfull on a late arrival. Our boy loved the dogs with their friendly and laid back attitude. Patrick is a very good host, who knows the balance between the needs for care taking as well as privacy. The place is hereby highly recommended for children.
Stayed Monday 16 August 2004
On arrival we were treated as a friend and the little touches such as soft drinks for the kids, wine, bread and butter made us feel at home. The calmness and tranquility gave us the time enjoy the rural landscape but within minutes of beaches and town life. I would recommend it to small families and those in nee of peace and relaxation. Excellent!
Very peaceful property .fabulous gardens, lovely sun terrace. Just the quiet break we were looking for. Thanks Patrick for your help finding the details of a English speaking church and the details of the El Hambre etc. very much appreciated.
Owner reply:

Pleased that your time at Cortijo Nuevo was enjoyable and as expected.Yes, suprised that there are Anglican (C of E) church services nearby; Almuñécar 9.30am Sundays / Nerja 12.00 noon Sundays - local Catholic church welcome resident British Clergy. Also advisable to pre-book Al Hambra (Granada) visits - easy method (0034) 934923750

Lovely apartment in a luxuriant garden, close to the beach and the city of Motril. The private terrace offers a 360 degree view on the surrounding mountains and the sea. The owner, Mr. Sanderson is very attentive and helpful. Very well equipped apartment, peaceful and welcoming.
We enjoyed a fantastic visit at Cortijo Nuevo which is far and away the best place to experience in the Motril region! The apartment is very comfortable, exquisitely decorated and Patrick gave us and our two children a thoughtful welcome. We were like any other guest dazzled by the harmony of the garden. A true haven of peace... and of daily little finds. The property is surrounded by Andalusian greenhouses. As Parisians snapped up by the hustle and bustle of life all year long, we thouroughly enjoyed the pleasure and the peace of sharing the field with vegetal neighbours! We wish we could spend some more tome at Cortijo Nuevo. We will definitely be back! A nos sembables francophones, un seul conseil : ne manquez surtout pas le Cortijo Nuevo ! Lappartement est confortable et délicieusement décoré, le jardin dune beauté et dun équilibre rares. Nous avons goûté avec un plaisir infini le calme du site que partagent de généreux légumes cultivés dans des serres andalouses tout autour de la propriété. Patrick, lhôte, est un homme absolument charmant et touchant. Un seul regret nous concernant : ne pas y être restés plus longtemps. Mais nous reviendrons !
A very lovely escape from the chaos of modern life. Apart from the beautiful house and gardens with their constantly surprising nooks and niches and hideaways there was an unbelievable welcome package of wine, more wine, eggs, chorizo, cheese, croissants and more. On hand were jazz cds, a fine collection of dvds and satelitte tv (should one be that way inclined or the weather disappointing!). Patrick was a friendly and helpful host who was equally happy to supply local info and allow us space to relax during our 10 day stay. Our two year-old son loved the pool and swam almost every day. Recommended.
My parents and I spent a very nice time at the Apartamento. Patrick is very kind, helpful and not intrusive at all. The two dogs are very well educated. We found everything we needed in the Apartamento, and we feeled like staying in the middle of the trees, that was very pleasant and different for us! The garden is a real dream, with its fountains. We tasted the avocadoes (very good and tasteful). We also appreciated a lot the area that remains Spanish, we got used to the greenhouses and it was finally a way to discover an unknown aspect of Spain. In brief, we highly recommend the Apartamento and we hope to come back someday. Just a suggestion to Patrick : a map from Puntalon to the Cortijo would be helpful the first time people go to the Nuevo Cortijo! Thank you again for everything, hasta luego!
Again - sooo nice there, this garden.... and 10/20??? roses are being planted too :::::))))
Thank You Patrick, We really enjoyed our stay, we were very well taken cared of. We had a late arrival, so we were really happy to see that the fridge was filled with breakfast for the next morning. The apartment was well equipped (we preferrred to cock our meals at home instead of going out), cosy and the roof terrace was wonderful. The garden was amazing and exotic, where the honesty fridge by the pool was a bonus (beer and soft drinks). The area was charming and we appreciated that there were mostly local citizens and just a few turists like us. The beach was really nice and not far away. The short distance to Granada and Alhambra was another positive thing. We will most likely be back some day. Warmest Regards to Patrick (and his dogs Ben and Jerry) from the Swedish family Knöös
It is the first time we stayed at such a location as it is in the middle of the farming industry. It is full of green houses. No shops or restaurants nearby and in order to spent money one needs to travel to Mortrill hence it can be a cheap holiday for those who dont want to spend too much. One cannot walk to the beach as such as it is not within walking distance and a car is a must to get around. Some people may not like the dirt tracks which lead to the property. Very difficult to find in the dark but when you have been once you will be fine. Mosquitoes and flies were problematic to us but others were used to them. On the plus side the owner Patrick is very approachable and friendly and he will help you if you need anything. I can see some people would like it as it is different from the normal tourist locations.
Owner reply:

To clarify:-1) EL APARTAMENTO, perhaps its location does appeal more to the traveller rather than average tourist. Situated amongst a Spanish farming community with no nearby expat restaurants/pubs, souvenir shops and the like! Nearby Puntalón (10 minute stroll) has a Spanish restaurant and 2 tapas bars - English not widely spoken. However, Motril (5 minute car journey) busy workaday town has excellent shops, bars/restaurants, supermarkets etc.,2) Pleased Joseph noted that some people would like the fact over the years 100s have and I receive a good level of repeat business.3) El Apartamento is indeed, different from normal tourist locations (this adds to its charm!) - but, resort towns like Almuñécar, Órgiva & Nerja can easily be reached with short car journey. Granada less than 50 minutes North on new motorway.

We very much enjoyed our stay in the cottage which was lovely and quirky. The gardens are idylic and a credit to Patrick - we enjoyed the pool and outdoor kitchen area and watching the sunset with a glass of wine on the roof terrace was a must each night. A car is essential and although Puntalon doesnt have much to offer a short drive takes you to some lovely places both inland and along the coast. Patricks dogs, Ben and Gerry were very welcoming and Patrick was very friendly and helpful. Well be back!!
This property is very well kept and is perfect for a relaxing break. Patrick has done an excellent job of keeping the grounds luscious and the apartment very comfortable. We especially loved the swimming pool and barbecue area. Our only disappointment was the location, as the nearby town of Motril is largely an industrial town and a car is definitely necessary as there is not many within walking distance. However, this place is well positioned for visiting the towns along the Costa Tropical and is a reasonable distance from Granada. Thank you Patrick, we really enjoyed our stay!
We had a very good time there. Every morning breakfast on the roof, enjoying the rising sun and the view to sea and mountains. Patrick is a very kind man who tries to do everything to make your stay as good as possible. The equipment in the kitchen is very good. Only one thing is not perfect: no table to sit for breakfast or dinner (in case it is too cold or rainy outside) Walking or sitting in the beautiful garden feels as if you are in heaven. The swimming pool is very nice.
Owner reply:

Thank You Mia & Paul for taking the time to submit your lovely Review.Pleased that you enjoyed your time here and appreciated the beautiful garden and new roof terrace. As you found, in this climate easy to eat al fresco - using either table on the roof, lower dining terrace or up by the swimming pool/Summer kitchen area. Due to space restrictions, inside El Apartamento only a low coffee table and granite breakfast bar - ok for perhaps 2 travellers when weather cold and wet (quite rare down on the Costa Tropical!) but, not suitable for larger groups or entertaining.

it was a very nice stay in the"apartamento" the roof terasse was exceptional and the living very cosy. the garden is a very typical tropical garden. what dreaming holidays in motril !!!
The apartment was very bright and cheerfull. extremely well equipped and generously provided for. Gardens delightfull a real sanctuary, in amongst a prime growing area.
wonderful holiday! apartment near the sea, tucked away in a green oasis -loved breakfast at swimming pool in the sun on january 1!!!! everything - apartment, outside, inside, roof terrace and garden - just nice, carefully and beautifully done, cosy, warm (=heating:)) - we just loved it and want to come back!!
The apartment was very spacious and well-equipped. It was ideal for a couple looking for a reclusive holiday. the new rood terrace provided exclellent sun-bathing opportunities with its great views of the sea, surrounding countryside and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The garden was also a real oasis, even in winter.
stayed in el apartmento in july, the property and gardens are beautiful, apartment is wonderfully equipped with everything you could possibly need, ben and gerry were a joy and were very good with my young son, the pool is lovely, have never stayed anywhere so relazing and laid back no noisy neighbours no cars just birds and buzzing bees, you have to see the gardens to appreiciate how gorgeous they are, patrick the owner is very helpful but not intrusive in any way, cant wait to go back next year, sonya and co
We had a wonderful stay at el apartamiento. Just what we needed. A nice cosy comfortable place to retreat and rest. A place that you don't have to leave to enjoy the day. With the beautiful garden surrounding the property we felt like little kings in our paradise. Only in the end of the day we would take the car and visit one of the attractions in the surroundings. When we arrived we were a little shocked about the area with the overload of greenhouses, but as soon as we entered the property it felt completely different. The owner is very kind and caring and respects your privacy which is a plus. So our opinion : great retreat with value for money! car needed.
Found the property exactly as described. The garden and pool area is very good and quite intersting with different areas of the garden to sit in. Quite like the fruit trees. In fact, brought some lemons home to make lemon cheese - gorgeous. The dogs were very good and no problem at all. We forgot they were around at times. As we read in other reviews do need a car to get around. Plenty of villages and beaches to see. All in all a good holiday. Patrick's welcome pack was extremely good and kept us going for a couple of days. The supermarket is very handy.
For a week of relaxation this villa is ideal. The owner, Patrick, was very welcoming and friendly. The villa itself is nicely furnished, clean, and very well equiped. It is set in beautiful peaceful gardens with a great pool and barbeque area. For a couple just wanting to chill out in the sun this place is perfect!
Such a lovely holiday! extremely comfortable and excellent accommodation..the most delightful and beautiful garden..Patrick, the owner, was very helpful and very friendly..We would like to return someday.. Highly recommended.. Soraya and Vito Dizia
the accomadation was really good for us as Patrick allowed us to bring our 2 dogs and being able to just go out of the gate walking with them was easy, the location was also very good it gave great access to anything you wanted to do sea,mountians,town for shopping and eating, the welcome pack was more than excellant we live in spain and understand about shops closing but if you travel to spain you usually arrive on a saturday and most shops shut lunchtime until monday but patrick had covered everything possible you might need and then also if you wanted to cook the little things you may need to make a meal s&p oil etc, we were warm and comfortable our holiday was in november, nice to have the tele and radio etc, all in all a very good break for us, thank you patrick oh and his 2 dogs are smashing
The equivalant tranquility of an English garden but without the rain cold weather and midges {we are from Scotland} Holiday accomodation can be very clinical with a few token naff pictures and spartan furniture. Here Patrick the owner has put in great resourse of thought time and money to make the Villas very homley and quirky we quikly felt at home. Out and about all the local towns offered good value food and drink with plenty to look at and great beaches. Patrick (and Ben and Gerry the dogs) did not intrude Patrick was more than happy to chat and give time to advise on places to visit and pass on local history when asked. A great relaxing break We would both like another visit. A sub tropical oasis in a sea of greenhouses. Duncan and Jenny.
This was the seconed time we have stayed there and it was just as good as the first. The owner Patrick was off great help to us and gave us some good advice as we were using this as a base while we went house hunting. We hope to to be staying again soon as we need to come out to sign for our new home in salobrena.
We had a very nice time in El Apartemento. We liked the comfortable, excellent equipped apartement, the beautiful garden and the pool very much. Our favourite beach, a beautiful small rocky bay was just 10 minutes drive away. The owner was a great host! We will recommend it to all of our friends searching for apartements in Spain. We are really happy to have chosen the apartement! Thank you for the nice time!
A well furnished apartment with lovely private gardens and pool which made a great location for a relaxing holiday. There were also very nice touches by the owner who bought some food in before we arrived and also had a big folder of reviews of the local area which were extremely useful as it was our first trip to the area. I would strongly recommend that future visitors bring a car as the town is not easy to reach by foot and the property itself is off a dirt track. The best beach we found was in Salobrena which is rocky but clean and has nice bars and resteraunts along the front. Many thanks to Patrick... I would certainly recommend to a friend!
We had an absolutely lovely holiday in El Apartemento - it's a great location near some lovely towns to visit but away from the hustle and bustle so we could get away from it all and relax. The apartment was brilliant - really well stocked and with everything we needed for our holiday; and if there is something extra we needed, Patrick is more then happy to help. The new dishwasher is a great addition too! Overall a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday, and we would definatley recommend it to a friend. Thanks Patrick.
We had such a lovely time, thank you so much Patrick. As everyone else says in other reviews, it's all the little touches that make it such a nice place to stay - the barbeque, the candles, the welcome pack, the pool, the amazing garden....and of course the doggies!
Owner reply:

Tess & Ross - Many thanks for taking the trouble to post your kind review. Pleased that you enjoyed your break down here on the Costa Tropical - finding some time to unwind.Hope to see you back in the future. Dogs missing you already!!Patrick.

The approach road to the property does not bode well as it is a dirt track and you are surrounded by canvas covered greenhouses! However once you are inside the gates of the property you are in landscaped gardens which are a treat on the eye and relax the mind. A lot of work and effort has gone into this area. The apartment is clean, spacious and is equipped for all living needs. The remote location allows for total peace (unthinkable in most areas of the UK!) Patrick is a gracious host, achieving the balance of always being available for problems and info but also getting on with his own business. Do not book in this area if you want english pubs & breakfasts, it is still, thankfully, very Spanish!
We stayed at the apartement in March for 2 weeks. Very comfortable, quiet, very English furnished. Internet cable and telephone keep you in touch to your family back home. Patrick is uncomplicated, and always ready to help with advice. The garden is just my absolute favourite: many hidden places, where you can lye down naked in the bushes, enjoy sunshine and forget the wind. The dogs Ben and Jerry will eventually keep you company, especially if there are cookies nearby ;) The surrounding area makes a strong contrast to the house: everywhere you turn around there are greenhouses covered in plastic. This is tipical to this area. We came here for cycling and enjoyed the quiet streets, steep slopes leading up into the Alpujarra, which is still a virgin land for bikers. I can recommend this area for spring training (but don't try Mulhacen by bike, you might get stuck in deep snow!). Many greetings to Patrick & father & the dogs.
Owner reply:

Many thanks - Adela & Joerg,pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found some time to relax in the gardens between cycle training and internet work.Next time visit in the Summer months, less snow on Mulhacen & around the Sierra Nevadas!Regards, Patrick.

We enjoyed a very pleasant stay at El Apartamento. The welcome pack was excellent and Patrick was always available to help with information on the area. The web-site accurately detailed the premises and met our expectations. We would consider a return visit in the future.
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Stayed 12 Sep 2008
stop the search! - excellent property - great atmosphere - fab garden - you wont be disappointed.
'PARADISE FOUND' -El Apartamento, an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of life, even a delayed return to the UK because of the volcano could not spoil our enjoyment. In fact Patrick the owner went out of his way to help us, with free use of both computer and telephone to help us resolve our problem.The garden is an eclectic joy of flowers, shrubs and trees wherever you look. The swimming pool area is an absolute delight, with everything you could need for a barbaque, even an honesty fridge should you run out of vino collapso.The apartment is extremely well equipped and spacious, the kitchen has all you need and more to survive if you choose to self-cater.Torrenueva, the nearest village has plenty of mini-markets, very good bakeries and tavernas nearby Motril though a working town, has plenty of suprise in it's back streets and Excellent supermarkets.Salobreña is a pueblo blanco with it's Moorish castle dominating the town and whitewashed houses clambering up the hillside.All in all, if you want the real Spain, warts and all and you are willing to look, then Cortijo Nuevo is the place for you, if you want a Symbaritic lifestyle then look elsewhere.If you can find a more caring and attentive landlord, who is there only when you need him, but slides into the background at all other times, then please let me know. Eric & Jan, Cheltenham, Glos. - 5* stay.
'many thanks for the use of your lovely apartment....we enjoyed a blissful week here and leave reluctantly. Weather better than expected! The garden is a riot of colour and interest ... Ben & Jerry just add to the homely feel of the place. Hope to return some time in the future'.Zoe & Richard - Bristol.
August 2005'Thank you for making us feel so welcome in the apartment. We have really enjoyed our month here....everything was perfect for us & our dogs. Your garden is just beautiful....I'll certainly recommend to my friends. The internet connection made communication with the family easy & Sky tv kept us up to date with Eastenders!! Thank you again'.Sally & Michael - Angus, Scotland.
4th June 2005'Thanks for a very pleasant stay here in Motril. We've enjoyed the Apartment, the gardens, the pool & not least the dogs! Nice to be able to stay away from everything & still be close to so much to do. Best from Dea, Kristian & Freija - Copenhagen'.
18 June 2005'We absolutely loved our two weeks in El Apartamento, just a shame we had to go home as we could easily have stayed! spending morning till night in your stunning garden....hope to get over before the end of the year as there is only one place we want to stay while househunting, so hopefully see you then'.Chris, Jackie & Jamie - Romford.
May 2005'a lovely month in a lovely oasis. The apartment is very comfortable with all the mod cons needed.The swimming pool & lovely gardens are bonuses ... enjoyed many beautiful sunsets and dinner on the roof terrace'.Pam & Pat - Northampton.


About the owner
My name is Patrick, I am a British Citizen having owned Cortijo Nuevo, for over 21 years and residing here full-time for the last eleven, with three friendly dogs; Ben, Jerry and Pedro. We all respect guests privacy, but still available to deal with any issues and problems, offer advice or simply chat. Key/linen change, pool and gardening maintenance are all dealt with swiftly with the aim of facilitating a restful and tranquil stay here on the Costa Tropical. Both CASA PEQUEÑA and EL APARTAMENTO are popular year round, due in part to the wonderful Andaluz climate, but also the special garden - note the many positive reviews on the subject. Both homes are comfortable furnished with everything necessary in a holiday let, but also a few extras - to enable any travellers to unwind after their initial arrival. Please Contact NOW for website details, any questions, latest Tariffs, booking schedule and payment options. Thank You. Perhaps hear from you soon, and looking forward to welcoming you to this Costa Tropical Oasis.
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