Where?

A beautiful Andalucían house with extensive gardens called Cortijo Romero - we have hired the whole house for the week for our exclusive use. The house is located in the spectacular region called La Alpujarra, an unspoiled Natural Park in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Granada province, deep in the south of Spain. Part of the area has been designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, with many unique or rare species. Its skies are officially rated as the cleanest in Europe. Cortijo Romero sits at 1300 feet in a fertile valley, within an 800-year old olive grove, surrounded by magnificent mountain views. 

The local town is Órgiva, the regional administrative centre, a 15-minute walk away. It has a typical weekly market, banks and all basic shopping facilities. Further up in the mountains is a string of wonderful villages (many protected from development by special status) tucked into sheltered hillsides amidst glorious scenery at heights up to 5700 feet.  More information on the area can be found here: https://wikitravel.org/en/La_Alpujarra. Granada or Malaga are the nearest airports - both about 1.5 hours drive away from Cortijo Romero.  

A return transfer service from Malaga airport is available and can be pre-booked. Please ensure your flight arrives in Malaga by 12.15 pm for the first transfer, or between 12.15 pm and 3.15 pm for the second pick-up. For the return transfer at the end of the week, flights should depart Malaga airport from12 noon onwards.

 

Cost of air/train travel to Malaga or Granada is not included - travel is to be arranged and paid for separately by the individual. Transfers to and from Malaga airport are €60 return.

 

Accommodation

The rooms are simply but comfortably furnished and are decorated in local Alpujarran style. All rooms are en-suite with either bath or shower, and have central heating in winter. Towels and hairdryers are provided.

A link to the Cortijo Romero website is here: www.cortijo-romero.co.uk