Casa Benisalte

Alpujarras (Granada)

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen (in-built wood burning stove, TV, microwave, washing machine, counter-top oven). Twin bedroom (A/C). Double bedroom (A/C). Shower room. WiFi.
  • Outside: Garden of lawn and flowerbeds. Covered dining terrace. In-built barbecue. Orchard of olive trees. Poolside shower. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (6.5m x 5m) with corner Roman steps.

Beyond the local market town of Orgiva, a lush patchwork of olive groves and fruit orchards carpets the valleys and riverbanks of The Alpujarras to create the most picturesque of settings for this charming country cottage.

Nestling off a country lane only 1.2km from the shops and restaurants of the town, the foliage-strewn façade of Casa Benisalte looks south across an enticing swimming pool, colourful flowerbeds of Mediterranean flora, a smartly kept lawn and an in-built barbecue area.  All of this nestles snugly within the property’s own private orchard, offering views across the tops of the silvery-grey leaves of abundant olive trees: to the north the impressive peaks of the Sierra Nevada rise imposingly whilst in the other direction it is the softer, more rounded summits of the Sierra de Lújar that form the stunning backdrop.

Inside, a typically Alpujarran décor of terracotta floors and beamed ceilings combines with crisp white walls and a spacious layout to create a home that is both light and characterful.  Open-plan in style, the living area flows conveniently through to a covered terrace, an ideal spot for enjoying dinners al fresco whilst soaking up the restful surroundings. 

Being just 750m from the nearest restaurant and 1.2km from the bustling amenities and weekly produce market in the town itself, this is an ideal retreat for those looking for beautiful rural surroundings as well as proximity to amenities.  Also of great appeal is the ability to easily reach both beach life and city culture:  drive 35 minutes south through stunning mountain scenery to reach the beaches of the Costa Tropical or head north for just 55 minutes to see the stunning Moorish architecture of historic Granada.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa Benisalte

La Alhambra

Book your tickets online in advance and spend a day exploring the stunningly beautiful and fascinating Alhambra in Granada. Its views of the Arabic Albaicín district of the city will tempt you into wandering around those atmospheric narrow streets, too.

Thursday Market

Thursday is market day in Orgiva - a fantastic opportunity to stock up on fresh produce such as aubergines, peppers, watermelons and courgettes, as well as olives and spices. There are also a number of stalls selling clothes, shoes and lots of interesting bits and pieces!

Alpujarra Villages

In less than 30 minutes drive, you have the opportunity to visit the beautiful hilltop villages of Pampaneira,Bubion and Capileira. Visit their quirky shops, have a coffee in one of the pretty squares, enjoy the views of the sierra and sample the local cuisine in one of the tapas bars.

Jamón in Trevelez

Drive up to the village of Trevelez and sample some of the air-dried ham. The village is one of the highest in Spain at over 1400m.

Chocolate factory

Visit the chocolate factory and shop in Pampaneira, ideal for those with a sweet tooth or looking for a present to take back home.

Lanjaron Balneario

Indulge yourself with a thermal spa treatment at the Balneario de Lanjaron followed by lunch at the organic restaurant.

Ruta de los Olivos

Stroll or hike this 9km circular walk around Orgiva, observing the different fruit and olive trees, some of which are over 100 years old. Enjoy views up towards the Sierra Nevada and the Lecrin Valley.

Sardines on the beach

Try the locally caught espeto de sardinas down on the coast at Salobreña. Look out for them on the menu at any one of the beach bars.

Nerja Caves

The Cuevas de Nerja are large and fascinating, with halls, galleries and a wealth of stalagmites and stalagtites. If you're at Casa Benisalte in July, you may be lucky enough to catch the famous Nerja Cave Festival of Music and Dance in the underground auditorium.

Nearby

Towns

Lanjarón 15 mins
Orgiva 15 mins
Pampaneira 25 mins
Granada 55 mins
Nerja 60 mins

Beaches

Salobreña 40 mins
La Herradura 50 mins
Almuñecar 50 mins

Airports

Granada 60 mins
Malaga 90 mins
Almeria 105 mins
Sevilla 180 mins
Times are approximate

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