La Alegria

Alpujarras (Granada)

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Accommodation

  • All on Ground floor: Entrance hall.  Kitchen/breakfast room (oven, microwave).  Laundry room (washing machine).  Sitting room (TV, DVD, WiFi, fireplace).  Double bedroom.  Twin bedroom.  Shower room. 
  • Outside:  Enclosed grounds of patios and lawns.  Covered outdoor kitchen (oven, gas hob, in-built barbecue, fridge freezer).  Covered terrace. 
  • Private swimming pool (6m x 3.5m) with Roman steps.

As we stood within the beautifully landscaped garden of this stylish semi-detached village house, surrounded by the bright blooms of Mediterranean plants and a picturesque fusion of neat lawns and decorative tiles, our eyes were instantly drawn to the stunning backdrop of mountains that rose imposingly beyond a valley of meadows and fruit orchards to the rear.  Remarkably, we were at the same time, only 100m from the bustling centre of Orgiva with its array of local shops, varied restaurants and lively weekly produce market.

Being within such a short stroll of amenities whilst simultaneously enjoying scenic mountain views is a key reason why sister properties Encantadora and Buganvilla have become so popular with our guests, many of whom return year after year to enjoy their wonderful location.  And this is to say nothing of the great care, discretion and kindness displayed by Rosa, the charming owner, who has (to everyone’s delight!) now restored her original family residence to create a smart, up-to-the-minute home in this same, much sought after setting.

Designed with flair and displaying a light, fashionable décor, the smart guest accommodation occupies the entire ground floor of the house and flows easily out to the enclosed garden and pool area which is for the private and exclusive use of guests.  This is home to one of the most attractive and well equipped outdoor kitchens we have come across. Sporting an eye-catching collage of southern Spanish tiles, a generously sized barbecue and a well-stocked range of in-built units and appliances, this is sure to delight those wishing to prepare meals al fresco whilst the arched covered terrace that adjoins the house provides a perfect spot in which to dine.

On days when cooking does not appeal, a pleasing selection of restaurants can be found just a 5 minute walk away in the local market town of Orgiva. Alternatively a picturesque drive along the mountain roads will reveal the charming hillside villages of Pampaneira, Capileira, Bubión and Trevélez, whilst the Moorish architecture and ancient sites of Granada await discovery just a 55 minute drive northwards.

  • Please note:  The owner, Rosa, lives on the first floor which is accessed via an entirely separate entrance to La Alegría.  Rosa does not use the first floor terrace nor any of the ground floor facilities and your privacy will be fully respected at all times. The pool and garden are for the exclusive use of guests at all times.
  • Clients paying the small party rate will have use of one bedroom.  Please advise which bedroom you require at time of booking

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Great Things to Do Near La Alegria

Orgiva market.

Visit the market in Orgiva on Thursdays. This is a bustling and colourful weekly event and people come from miles around to visit. All sorts of things are sold here including fruit and vegetables and arts and crafts.

The nearby town of Lanjarón

is the 'gateway' to the Alpujarras and is a spa town with baths dating back to Roman times. You can visit the Balneario for some relaxing treatments or try the excellent mineral water then wander round the old town which has typical Alpujarran architecture. In the evening visit the Arabic Castle and enjoy the views over the surrounding valley

Drive up the south face of the Sierra Nevada

to the 3 white villages perched above the Rio Poqueira - Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira all declared to be of historical monumental interest. They are famous for the colourful textiles and pottery produced there and are not to be missed

Botanic Gardens in Almunecar

Not only a delightful collection of over 400 exotic plants, flowers and trees which is one of the largest in Europe, but also a venue for music concerts in summer particularly the 10 day long Festival of Jazz in July.

Take a guided excursion on a mountain bike

through the sugar plantations and tropical fruit groves around Salobreña, or join a guided walk along the coastal paths via the old Roman road and Salobreña Gorge. (Salobrena Tourist Office)

Flamenco

take a walk along the Granada's Darro river to the gypsy area in Sacromonte. Gypsies have been living in caves here for over 600 years and they hold flamenco shows for the public in the caves.

The Alhambra in Granada

is the jewel of the city. Formerly a palace, fortress and small city, it was once the residence of Arabic sultans during the 13th and 14th centuries. The gardens are amazing, with walkways, fountains and beautiful flowers. The complex is rightly now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy the sunshine

on the many and varied coves and beaches of the Costa Tropical - Almuñecar, La Herradura, Motril, Salobreña and Calahonda among others .

Shop for ceramics and textiles

Colourful tiles, plates, jugs - the most traditional styles are green and blue adorned with birds, flowers or pomegranates (granadas). You'll find some of the best in the Alpujarran village of Pampaneira.

Golf.

Play a round of golf in the Los Moriscos Golf Course in Motril, now with 18 holes.

Enjoy a romantic evening meal

of the coastal specialities, seafood or paella, as you watch the sun set over the sea - many beaches have restaurants where you may even be serenaded by guitarists!

Go to the theatre in the open air

and watch a play by the famous writer and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca in the atmospheric setting next to the gardens of the Generalife in the Alhambra. The plays start at 10 pm most nights except Sundays from mid June to end of August.

Granada is a university city

with many students so prices in tapas bar and restaurants are very reasonable. In Andalucia the tradition of offering a free tapa with your drink still continues - try them in the Albaicín, the El Realejo area or around Plaza Nueva.

Scuba Diving.

La Herradura beach is a spectacular horseshoe shaped beach with tranquil waters ideal for scuba diving - a number of diving companies operate here with courses for all levels

Salobreña village on the coast

is topped by an imposing Arabic castle offering wonderful views and with outdoor shows in the summer months. This 'pueblo blanco' is a maze of cobbled alleyways with quaint houses bedecked with colourful flowers. There is a long beach too backed by cafes and restaurants and an artificial reef for snorkellers.

Put on your walking shoes and take to the hills,

joining the long-distance footpath the GR7 which passes through the pretty groves of orange and almond blossom in the Lecrin Valley, or up through the more challenging National Park of the Sierra Nevada. Best walking months are in Spring and Autumn.

Visit the highest village in Spain,

Trevélez, where some of the best hams in the country are produced. Have some lunch while there - try locally caught trout cooked with ham - a real delicacy

Caves of Nerja

Situated in Maro just 3 kms outside Nerja near the coast, they have Palaeolithic wall paintings, stalactites and stalagmites and the world's widest column. Quite breathtaking, they are amongst the best caves in Europe. In Summer months there are music festivals held there including flamenco in July. Afterwards, walk along the Balcon de Europa in Nerja town for amazing views out to sea.

Take an evening stroll in Orgiva for an aperitif and dinner.

There's a good choice of restaurants, some with music accompaniments such as jazz or acoustic guitar.

Nearby

Towns

Orgiva 2 mins
Lanjarón 20 mins
Pampaneira 25 mins
Motril 35 mins
Nerja 50 mins
Granada 55 mins

Beaches

Salobreña 40 mins
Almuñecar 45 mins
La Herradura 45 mins

Airports

Granada 60 mins
Malaga 90 mins
Almeria 100 mins
Sevilla 190 mins
Times are approximate

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