Cortijo Aluna

Self-contained holiday accomodation in la Alpujarra, Sierra Nevada, Spain
Turismo regd. no. VTAR/GR/00868
  • Casita garden

  • Kitchen/dining room

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  • Terrace

  • Sitting room

  • Private pool

  • Garden flowers

  • View across valley

  • Casita entrance

  • Bedroom

  • Casita garden

  • Casita garden

  • Sitting room

  • View from pool

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Cortijo Aluna offers a smart, one-bedroom apartment built to a high standard, for self-catering holidays on a quiet farm surrounded by terraced fields and orchards.

Just a short stroll from the small market town of Órgiva, in the province of Granada, La Aluna has all the advantages of nearness to shops, bars and restaurants, plus beautiful views of the mountains, flowing streams and acequias, wild flowers and many birds (spot the golden oriels in spring and early summer), and stunning sunsets through large, west-facing windows. There's a sofa bed in the living room which allows two more people to sleep. There's a private terrace for sun, shade and BBQs. Guests are welcome to explore the farm and help themselves to fruit and nuts in season, and have sole use of the large swimming pool (8m x 4m) which has clean, filtered water and is set inside a beautiful walled garden. The pool is usually available from May to September.

Accommodation:

Babies and children welcome. We are sorry however, that the apartment is not suitable for people needing a wheelchair. Also, we regret that we cannot accommodate pets. The local area is quite steep and access may be difficult for people with mobility problems.

Towels and bed linen are provided and changed weekly, but we ask you to bring your own towels for the beach and pool. Prices include use of pool, internet wifi, final cleaning, towels and linen. Airport transfer if required can be arranged for an extra charge.

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Prices:
28 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 € 350.
30 June 2018 to 29 Sep 2018 € 420.
29 Sep 2018 to 27 Oct 2018 € 350.
Long term let from 350 pcm

The casita is completely self-contained and is perfect for high or low season holidays as it is very well insulated against both heat and cold. It offers quiet relaxation, as well as a perfect base for exploring this beautiful and historically interesting area. The garden is partially shaded by walnut and broom-handle trees, and offers lovely views up to the mountains and across the river valley. The house is surrounded by about one hectare of mixed fruit and nut trees, grassy fields and banks of wild flowers; find your own favourite place to relax - in a hammock, under lemon and orange trees, or on a lounger by the large, tile-surrounded pool. Pam grows organic fruit and vegetables and encourages wild flowers and useful culinary and medicinal herbs, all of which we like to share with our guests in season. At almost any time of year, something good will be growing and ready to pick!

Things to do: You may opt for total relaxation by the pool absorbing the plentiful sunshine, or if you like, we can help you arrange, for example, tailored walks in the mountains with experienced guides, visits to the Alhambra in Granada, snowboarding, days at the beach, horse riding, or chauffeured day trips around the area. Yoga classes are held just 5 mins away, and we are in touch with many people, both Spanish and English, in the local community who have special skills to offer such as massage, shiatsu, reiki, astrology, aromatherapy and reflexology. Alan is a shiatsu masseur and Reiki practitioner with 40 years' experience - a treatment in your own casita leaves you utterly relaxed!

From the property it is easy to take either of two pretty walks into town, each taking about 10 minutes. Upriver, a walk up the valley takes you through eucalyptus groves and past small villages. By car, one can access the high mountain villages, numerous delightful mountain walks, and also the coast, ski resort, Granada and beyond. La Aluna is about 40 minutes' drive from the pleasant seaside town of Salobreña, or other beaches are easily accessed along the coast - Granada's "Costa Tropical". We do recommend a hire car to explore the area, but if you don't want to drive yourself, we can provide some outings of your choice, for a reasonable fee. If you do hire a car, it will be easier to get around in a smallish one!

How to get there: Granada airport is an hour's drive away, and Malaga about two hours. If you don't want to hire a car, we can arrange transport to and from either airport. There is also a frequent bus service between Órgiva and Granada. We will be happy to send you directions from any airport if needed.