Mountain eco-farm Double Room

Other - Private room · Órgiva, Andalusia 18400, Spain
Rita
Your host, Rita
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Welcome to this beautiful mountain eco-farm hostel.

We offer this double bed room in 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 and include a kitchen-dining room and a cosy sitting room area with a wood burning stove. There is also a dining patio which is shaded by a date palm. The bathroom consists of a bath with a shower and wash basin and the eco-friendly compost loo is situated down a short path.

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, Pampaniera and Trevelis, 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 and 40 minutes by car to the beaches of the Costa Tropical.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $315 /week
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
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  • This is really a little paradise, if you are looking for a truly quiet place to relax in the middle of nature, this is it. Rita was always open for a chat or giving us directions and advice in where to go.
    Surely it is a bit tricky to arrive, don't hesitate to ask and call for directions, we tried by ourselves and ended up needing help from the neighbours and Rita's daughter. Beware if you're the type that is worried to get off the pavement, rest assured you can go with any car but they're mountain tracks so bare it in mind.

    After arriving we the farthest we went was one day to the beach, the rest we just enjoyed being in this wonderful place, going for a walk, sitting around reading and stroking the dogs or spending some time near the pool. We didn't want to leave!
    For sure I'm going back someday.

    July 2014
  • Had a great time at Rita's BnB, lovely location with great views of the valley especially when standing in the natural swimming pool. Thanks for making me so welcome Rita.

    Charles

    June 2014
  • All I can say is that I will be going back at the first available opportunity. A beautuful place and Rita is truly welcoming and wonderful.

    May 2014
    Rita
    Response from Rita:

    Hi Nancy,
    Thanks for the stew and cheese. It was my pleasure having you both to stay and I look forward to meeting you again in the future. Dom sends warm regards back.. Rita xx

    May 2014
  • Beautifully off the beaten track here! We needed to cross a ford (go through the river) in the car to get here, and there is a very steep climb up a concreted track but it is well worth it. The room was basic but comfy (bed is a bit hard) and warm at night. The shared shower may look a tad shabby but it is superbly powerful! The toilet is out doors and is a compost drop toilet, with magnificent vistas along the small valley below, and by night the stars are bright - it's a loo with a view!
    We cooked in the kitchen and there was free tea and coffee too. Owing to the thick walls in the old building the WIFI was problematic.
    Rita was a lovely host who has lived here for over 30 years and has plenty of information on what to do in the area. We had quite a bit of rain and the river swelled with us on the wrong side of the ford! Thankfully Rita's son Dominic was on hand with his Landrover to get us out of any trouble if we got stuck, but thankfully there were no worries there!
    We would recommend this peaceful spot, just 20 mins walk from town, and would definately stay again.

    April 2014
    Rita
    Response from Rita:

    Thanks for the feedback Ed, just to let you know that the bathroom is having a make-over this week. Glad you got across the ford ok and I look forward to meeting you both in the future.
    Best regards Rita

    April 2014
  • Rita es una persona especial, muy amable y tranquila. El alojamiento es un paraíso, rodeado de naturaleza y en plena montaña. Llegar fue complicado, salvo eso, repetiría sin dudarlo. Hay una paz en ese lugar increible. Gracias Rita por compartir ese paraíso con nosotros. Esperamos verte de nuevo! Gemma

    December 2013
    Rita
    Response from Rita:

    Gracias Gemma para tu recomendacion,y espero la proxima visita tambien.
    Un abrazo Rita

    December 2013
  • Rita's place is so unique, it's a hidden gem. But only if your idea of nature is bigger than your pc or tv screen. In other words, if you want to touch and smell it too. The communal kitchen and living space is fantastic and has all you need, like books, games and a cosy couch. And don't let your toilet experince pass your awareness, its a 3D presentation of the river Chico, simply wonderfull. Thanks Rita !!!

    June 2013
  • Sehr schöner Ort um die Sierra zu erkunden. Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Rita war eine hilfsbereite und liebenswürdige Gastgeberin. Das Haus hatte einen wirklich wunderbaren Charme. Die Küche könnte vielleicht ein kleine Überarbeitung gebrauchen. Liebe Grüße von Johannes und Susanne

    April 2013
  • This area of Andalucía is beautiful as is the cortijo, however, there are a few things you should know before choosing to stay. The location is certainly difficult to find. According to the web, there are signs leading to it. We could only find one. Another important note, if you come in spring, it's very cold at night and the hot water didn't feel warm enough to shower in. Additionally, the toilet can be a concern for some. It's an outdoor toilet so if you prefer a real one, be advised.

    In my opinion, if you want to hike in the Alpujarras, I'd recommend staying in a cortijo in a pueblo farther up. It felt too far from the grand hiking routes of the Sierra Nevada. That being said, if you come with a car and a group of friends, this place could be a great gateway. The kitchen is lovely, as is the garden with the citrus trees nearby.

    March 2013
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English, Español
School
Whitby Grammar School, North Yorkshire, England.
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Farmer/gardener; feng shui practitioner.
About
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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