Mountain eco-farm, Orgiva.

Other - Entire home/apt · A, Órgiva, Andalusia 18400, Spain
Your host, Rita
32 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Welcome to this beautiful mountain eco-farm hostel.

We offer a beautifully restored cottage typical of this region, which is hidden away in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is peaceful and private, with lovely views and is a great base to explore this stunning corner of Spain known as La Alpujarra.

The facilities are simple but charming. There are 3 bedrooms available off a small courtyard: A double bedroom with a wash basin, a single room and a bunk bed room. The bathroom consists of a bath with a shower and wash basin and the eco-friendly compost loo is situated down a short path. There is a large kitchen-dining room and adjoining cosy sitting room area with a wood burning stove. There is also a dining patio which is shaded by a date palm.

The land is terraced and wooded with many fruit trees. There is fruit in season most of the year including oranges, figs, grapes and pomegranates. Guests are welcome to help themselves! There is a chlorine-free swimming pool filled weekly with fresh mountain water and hammocks near by to relax in.

The local market town of Orgiva is just a 20 minute stroll, with a variety of bars and restaurants to enjoy. This is where to catch the buses to get around the region for those without a car.

This area is noted for its wild beauty and is ideal for those people who love mountain walking, bird watching, horse riding and love being in the heart of nature.

There are stunning views from the white villages of Capileira, Pampaneira and Trevelez,, and on a clear day, it is possible to see as far as Morocco!

If you want to go further afield; it is 1 hours drive to the fabled city of Granada famous for the Alhambra Palace,( tickets are best booked on line to avoid disappointment) and 40 minutes by car to the beaches of the Costa Tropical.

Interaction with Guests

It depends on the guests and their individual needs. Some like to interact and others prefer their privacy. I am always available to everyone for help and advice on where to go in the surrounding area.

The Neighborhood

I love its wildness and its majesty, it really is stunning scenery here- great for the adventurous and nature lovers -but not for the fainthearted!

Getting around

There is a reasonable bus service to and from Granada and also to the high mountain villages. Only 1 bus is available to Malaga and the Coast daily. There are no buses to the coast and Malaga airport on Sundays. For those arriving without transport and would like to be picked up in Orgiva I can arrange a pick up for €5.

Other Things to Note

I am a bit difficult to find, no street names just land marks, and especially so after dark! A torch is a necessity - no street lights either.
The parking is on my land but at the bottom of a very steep hill of about 80m, so you need to be reasonably fit and prepared to carry in your luggage and shopping.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $589 /week
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Pasamos tres días en el cortijo de Rita: es una casa bonita y rústica. Les encantará a los que busquen relación con la naturaleza y una vida sencilla.
    En efecto, no hay que olvidarse de la antorcha para acceder a la casa de noche ya que la cuesta no está alumbrada.
    Rita es una persona muy abierta, atenta y disponible al mismo tiempo que respeta nuestra intimidad.
    ¡Rita, gracias por tu acogida!

    May 2014
  • Wonderful place to stay, peaceful and beautiful. Everything was relaxing and Rita was the perfect host. Helpful when needed but left us alone to get on with our holiday.

    April 2014
  • Pasé fin de año con unos amigos en el cortijo de Rita.
    Rita es muy amable y dispuesta; siempre atenta a las necesidades de sus hospedados, y sus perros muy amigables. La casa de Rita es acogedora, sencilla y rustica, con lo que se vive una experiencia muy especial, agradable, y próxima a la naturaleza .Además el entorno es maravilloso, se escucha el sonido del río, hay muchos arboles, frutales, olivos y preciosos pueblos que visitar y hacer rutas de senderismo. Una experiencia 100% recomendable. Wonderful experience, 100% .
    Gracias Rita

    January 2014
  • a nice quiet stay, a bit off the beaten track. rita was kind and helpful with suggestions for activities around the area. smiles all around.

    December 2013
  • Rita has a very nice house on a mountain near to the sea and the mountains. A perfect place to relax eat some home grown grapes, pomegranates and tomatoes. The water in the swimming pool is very cold in october, probably better in the hot summer. As we were with a small baby we were happy to rent the whole house.

    October 2013
  • Rita's place was heaven!! A magical little oasis set among fig and almond trees, grape vines, with the most spectacular views !! Rita's hospitality was so warm and friendly and really helpful!! We loved our time there and will definitely be going back, Thanks Rita!!

    September 2013
  • Rita was very kind and very welcoming. She was the perfect host. We will definitely be staying in touch.

    August 2013
  • We rented the whole of Rita's place and had a terrific week! The house, to me, is very stylish in a simple way. There's a lot of love in it, which you can see by all the small details everywhere. We found it luxurious because of nature, the flowers everywhere, fruit to be picked and the swimming pool with fresh mountainwater. Rita is a great host, hospitable and humorous. The dogs are great, even if you're not that fond of dogs, as I am. I loved them. I never experienced a compost loo before but this is a great one, what a view! We would love to come back one day!

    July 2013
  • Our big family (2 adults, 4 children 22 to 12 yo) had a fabulous time in Rita's Eco farm in Orgiva. It was a very beautiful location with rustic but very comfortable facilities (check out the view from the tolilet!) and Rita was a great host. We had a wonderful day-trip to a local waterfall that she recommended. We loved walking to Orgiva too, which was very easy to get around and great for tourists.
    Thanks Rita and canine friends Guada, Duke and Nanook!

    July 2013
  • We have enjoyed 5 wonderful days at Rita's Cave. We loved being so close to nature and Rita is a very hospitable lady, thanks for everything :). Accommodation is basic but more than comfortable enough for a family with a 2-year old and 30 week pregnant mum. The swimming pool has being renovated and at our last day our little boy was able to test it. And yes, Rita's Cave is up for summer!!!

    June 2013
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Whitby Grammar School, North Yorkshire, England.
Farmer/gardener; feng shui practitioner.
I moved to Spain from N Yorkshire with my family in 1983. We bought this farm to raise our children in the nature, growing our own organic veg. rebuilding and restoring in traditional style the old farmhouse and living a very simple life without electricity or T.V! My husband was a craftsman in wood which is reflected in our home. Now my 2 half Spanish grandchildren love to visit and enjoy my farm as their father once did, being in the nature, playing with my 3 dogs and 2 cats, swimming in summer, picking and eating fruit straight from the trees.. I still love gardening, and being outside and walking my dogs . I am also a feng shui practitioner and especially love dowsing. I also like to travel when I can and enjoyed a trip to Thailand this year (2011) where I spent a week on an elephant sanctuary as a volunteer which included feeding and then bathing the elephants in the river! In the past I have been on shamanic journeys to Mexico and Peru. I enjoy meeting people and welcoming fellow travelers and kindred spirits to my home and sharing with them my way of life. I feel I have been very blessed.
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