Cortijo Las Gallinas

Alpujarras (Granada)

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  • Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room/kitchen (fireplace, TV, microwave, washing machine, counter-top oven). Double bedroom (A/C). Twin bedroom (A/C). Shower room. WiFi.
  • Outside: Covered and open terraces. Orchard of olive trees. In-built barbecue. Poolside shower.
  • Private swimming pool (6m x 4.5m) with corner Roman steps.

Encircled by olive groves and the bright blooms of Mediterranean flora, this charming Alpujarran cottage nestles attractively amongst the picturesque countryside that surrounds the local market town of Orgiva. Its delightful rural position offers a restful outlook across a sea of silvery grey olive leaves towards the rolling hills of the Sierra de Lujar and is yet just 900m from the lively bustle of local village life.

In typical regional style, its neatly presented rooms display an attractive combination of fresh white walls, terracotta tiled floors and exposed ceiling beams, with the open plan layout of the living area creating a pleasing sense of spaciousness.

Outside, a south facing covered terrace provides the perfect spot from which to soak up the absorbing vista, the high slopes of the sierra forming a striking backdrop to the wide expanse of olive groves that stretch out ahead. To the side, the same view can be enjoyed from the pool and its surrounding terraces, whilst the property’s own olive orchard lies at the back.

Its scenic setting makes Cortijo Las Gallinas an ideal retreat for those wishing to simply relax and admire the delightful surroundings that make the Alpujarras such a favoured destination for walkers and nature lovers, but at the same time it is conveniently close to all amenities. Just 900m away, via a rustic country track, Orgiva is home to shops, bars and a range of local restaurants whilst up above, a drive through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada will reveal a series of picture-postcard mountain villages. Also within easy reach are the beaches of the Costa Tropical (30 minutes drive) and the historic sights of Granada (55 minutes).

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Great Things to Do Near Cortijo Las Gallinas

Gaze at the view

You'll find it hard to tear yourselves away from the gorgeous mountain views at Cortijo Las Gallinas. Breakfast by the pool, lunch in the garden, dinner on the terrace, siesta on a sunbed... all as you gaze at those beautiful mountains.

Thursday is Market Day!

Head for the upper area of Órgiva on a Thursday morning for the colourful market and stock up on beautiful local produce, bread, olives and pickles, and handicrafts. The streets in this part of town are closed to traffic for the market, so you can stroll around and soak up the atmosphere.

A day on the beach

You can be on the lovely golden sands of the Costa Tropical in just over half an hour from Cortijo Las Gallinas. Take your pick from a variety of coastal towns - Salobreña, topped by its hilltop castle, is a picturesque choice.

Visit Nerja Cave

The Cueva de Nerja is large and fascinating, with its halls, galleries and wealth of stalagmites and stalagtites. If you're at Cortijo Las Gallinas in July, you may be lucky enough to catch the famous Nerja Cave Festival of Music and Dance in the underground auditorium.

Arabic 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.

Up into the Alpujarras

Leave space in your suitcase for souvenirs and head up to the Berber mountain villages of Pampaneira, Capileira and Bubión, where you will find a wealth of tempting colourful ceramics and textiles. Stroll around the picturesque streets and sample some local hearty Alpujarran cuisine - not forgetting to try the local wine, of course!

Find some flamenco

Granada is one of the birthplaces of flamenco in Andalucía (Cádiz, Sevilla and Jerez have the same claim to fame) so visit a traditional 'tablao' in the city and discover the genuine thing.

Spas and fountains

The nearby town of Lanjarón is famous for its water, and streams and fountains abound. It's a pretty town to explore, but you may also decide to treat yourself to some of the treatments on offer at its historic spa....

Birdwatchers' delight

This area of the Alpujarras is famous for its variety of birds and birding tours are available. Of course, for those who come on holiday to relax, birdwatching can also be great fun from the comfort of a sunbed by your own private pool, drink in hand....

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.

Oasys Theme Park

Take the children to the mini-Hollywood set where films such as Indiana Jones and The Good, The Bad & The Ugly have been filmed. An action-packed day out.

Marina del Este

Stroll around the marina close to La Herradura admiiring the yachts. Boat trips and water sports available for hire.

Tapas tour of Granada

Stroll around the tapas bars in Granada, for every drink you purchase, the waiter will treat you to a free tapa!

Night tour at the Alhambra

Escape the midday day heat and visit the magical Alhambra at night time instead. Tickets available 8pm - 10:45pm.

Shopping in Pampaneira

Visit one of the local mountain villages and purchase some of the local artesan products.

Seafood on the beach

Sample fresh and locally caught barbecued sardines and octopus at one of the many beach bars in Salobrena.

Chocolate tasting

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

Guadix caves

Visit these interesting and unique original cave dwellings where people still live today.

Nearby

Towns

Lanjarón 15 mins
Orgiva 15 mins
Pampaneira 25 mins
Motril 35 mins
Trevelez 50 mins
Granada 55 mins
Nerja 60 mins
Almeria 90 mins

Beaches

Salobreña 40 mins
La Herradura 50 mins
Almuñecar 50 mins

Airports

Granada 60 mins
Malaga 90 mins
Almeria 100 mins
Sevilla 180 mins
Times are approximate

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