Traditional white cottage that is located 1.5 hour drive from Malaga airport away in a beautiful secluded valley. Here you have the chance to relax near the pool in the large garden or have a barbeque on the terrace, but within 20 minutes you are at the lively coast, where you can enjoy the beaches, play golf, dive or kitesurf or try out the many different tapas. Within 40 minutes you are in Granada, to enjoy the historical area, the great nightlife, the culture and the atmosphere of Granada.
The cottage has a large private pool (50M3), a number of sitting area's, a covered porch and is surrounded by avocado's and other subtropical fruits. It is very quite and beautiful, with magnificent views, but yet it is not far from the lively coast. The simple cottage runs on solarpower and has its own drinking water.
Inside: the cottage has a living room with woodstove and a new american kitchen with gascoocker and oven. There are a fridge and a freezer. One bedroom sleeps two (single beds), with ensuite showerroom and toilet. The other bedroom sleeps two (double bed) with seperate bathroom with shower.
Bedlinens and beachtowels are available, as well as beach umbrellas and sunbeds.
To reach the cottage you will need to drive one kilometer over an unpaved road, depending on the weather a strong car on high wheels is advisable. Minimumstay 3 days
The Cortigo is in a beautiful place, we really enjoyed the atmosphere and view. However the downside of this nice location is that the Cortigo is quite remote, the nearest bakery is a 10 – 15 minute drive.
Don't worry too much about the unpaved road, a normal car can be used.
The facilities are good. The Wi-Fi is working well and fast, the solar electricity was able to power anything we wanted (laundry machine, juicer, fans). We also used the gas powered BBQ a lot.
Valentijn and Joan are helpful and friendly hosts. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice relaxed house in Spain.
The Cortijo is in a really beautiful setting with stunning views and always a pleasant breeze on the patio just when you want it in the heat of August - and of course there is the fantastic swimming pool surrounded by avocado, fig & mango trees as well as bananas a magical garden. At the end of a rugged camino - It's quite isolated but with neighbours nearby, that was very much part of the charm. The camino is rugged and steep in parts but perfectly manageable in dry weather with common sense and careful driving. Approx 30 mins from the sea and supermarkets. Lovely walks in the local area and within an hour of Granada. Off grid - the Solar power worked very well for a simple life - with all the basics covered - light, fridge (gas) cooker (gas) enough juice for washing machine, electric fans - laptop etc etc - just don't expect to be able to use a hairdryer or boil an electric kettle!
The cortijo is a real home from home - Joan and Valentijn are fantastic hosts - very flexible - clear communicators - couldn't have been more helpful. There was no internet but the local bar has good wifi so if you feel the need to get connected - not a hassle.