About this listing
One of 3 houses that form this impressive luxury cortijo with breathtaking views of the sierra de la Contraviesa, and at 20 min from the beach. Beautifully decorated houses, it has 2 double bedrooms. With large pool, private tennis court and helipad.
The Cortijo is made up of 3 independent, completely equipped houses offering lodging to up to 20 persons. The three houses are available independently or collectively by opening up the threeinter connecting terraces.
Casa Bodega, of approximately 90 m2, has a spacious sitting-room with a dining area and a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, double bedroom and twin bedded room with a bathroom between them, and a 90 m2 private terrace with a stone built fire/barbecue.
All houses are equipped with oil-fired central heating, satellite TV and DVD player, wifi, and MP3 louspeakers.
The Cortijo's common grounds hold a swimming pool of 12 x 6 m., with a pool house, a self-service bar and a ping pong table; a full size all-weather tennis court, a boule and badminton court, and an archery range.
Guests also have access to a collection of books and DVD's.
Three-course dinners are available upon request, which are accompanied by an excellent Cortijo house wine produced on the property.
Guests can order a cleaning lady at an hourly rate.
Interaction with guests
Simon Munro Kerr, the owner of La Jarilla runs both the guest accommodation and the certified organic farm, producing in their various seasons, figs, almonds, grapes and olives. The figs are not harvested commercially but are available to all guest between late August and late September. The almonds, harvested from some 3000 trees are collected on a commercial basis and sold to the local cooperative between September and November. The grapes, of which there are six varieties (Syrah, Tempranillo, Merlot, Macabeo, Pedro Ximenez and Verdejo varieties) are picked at the end of September. Firstly the red, which has to mature in vats for a week before being pressed and thereafter the whites. Both are collected in the morning by a team of 6 to 8 people from the local village. The olives are harvested at the end of November and milled in one batch in the local organic mill. La Jarilla wine and olive oil is on sale to the guests, who may participate in any of the harvests, should they so wish.
Cortijo La Jarilla is set on the southern slopes of the sierra de la Contraviesa, 80kms south of Granada and 13kms north of the Mediterranean coast. La Jarilla sits squarely between two typical white mountain villages, Alfornon and Sorvilan, both of which have their own shops and bars and are within walking distance. In addition, there is a network of unlimited walks in all directions, radiating from La Jarilla. The Cortijo is also an excellent point of departure for exploring the picturesque landscape, villages of the Alpujarras and attractive beaches of the Motril coast, of which six are within a 40 minute drive. The Sierra Nevada range of mountains are two hours’ drive to the north of La Jarilla, where there is a well establish ski resort that was started in 1964 and boast more than 100 kms of pistes of all levels and various hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs, which are enjoyed by skiers during the season, usually December to March. There are two golf courses within an hour of La Jarilla, one at Motril and the other at Santa Clara, just south of Granada.
The Cortijo can be reached by car, and by helicopter, as there is a helipad.
Los huéspedes deben comunicarnos antes de realizar la reserva todos los adultos, niños, bebés y mascotas que se alojarán en la casa. Nos guardamos el derecho de denegar el acceso a toda persona no anunciada de antemano. / Guests must announce all adults, children, babies and pets that will be staying at our house before closing the reservation. We reserve ourselves the right to refuse access to the house of any unannounced guests.
Fiestas y eventos para grupos de hasta 50 personas a petición previa / Events for up to 50 guests upon request.
Se admiten perros previa petición a 5€/día cuando los huéspedes ocupan toda la propiedad / Dogs allowed upon request at 5€/day when guests occupy the whole property.
I am Dutch/Argentinian/American, and live in Spain since 1990. Art dealer, nature lover. I rent out our own beautiful country house in Spain, and also give a hand to several good friends with amazing country homes in Spain.