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3 bedrooms

5 beds

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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! This year we are pleased to add that we are growing lots of organic, GM free vegetables which we will be happy to sell to our guests.
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.

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.
Whilst electric heaters are provided in the bedrooms during the winter months, there is a small charge for logs for the wood burning stove.


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Prices
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets

It's important to keep the kitchen clean and tidy as food left around encourages ants and other undesirable creatures in the house and my young male dog isn't averse to a piece of cheese left in easy reach on the table!

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Pet(s) live on property - I have 2 friendly dogs and 4 cats who usually keep to themselves

Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

53 Reviews


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Emerald User Profile
July 2017
Great location. Easy walking distance to lovely orgiva. Loo with a view! Thanks for a great stay!

Paul User Profile
September 2016
Rita was very welcoming and generous. She picked is up at the bus stop and was very friendly snd helpful during our stay. Description is accurate and the view is amazing (especially from the outdoor toilet). We especially enjoyed the pool and the outdoor sitting area. This is a place to Relax and live Life slowly. definitely hope to come back some day!

Giul User Profile
September 2016
We had a lovely time, and the house is prefect also for little kids, not onnly for the nature (flowers and fruits everywhere) but also because there are toys and books available. Thanks rita!!!!

Carine User Profile
July 2016
What an amazing place and woman! We loved that place! Kids enjoyed discussing with Rita and playing with the dogs and walking around. A wonderful quiet place with the best view EVER from the toilets! One of the favorite in Andalucia !

Simon User Profile
July 2016
Good location for exploring the Alpajurras area. We felt very much in nature. Would maybe not suit those who are seeking a more 'boutique' rural experience: there is a steep climb up to the house (all possessions need to be carried), the compost toilet is a walk down the garden and the interior would benefit from a refresh. But Rita's house is definitely rural, rustic and authentic. Our children quickly settled in and had fun watching frogs and exploring the mature gardens.

Marc User Profile
April 2016
The host canceled this reservation 15 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Javier User Profile
March 2016
Lovely place and lovely host! i will repeat if I can!

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Órgiva, SpainJoined in August 2011
Rita User Profile

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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