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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
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Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Sleeps: 4

Type: Cottage

Jasmin Cottage

This tastefully furnished self-catering holiday cottage in Orgiva is 55 minutes from Granada and Andalucia's most precious monument, the Alhambra Palace, an hour from the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort and 30 minutes from the Mediterranean coast.  Jasmin Cottage is both spacious and comfortable and has many charming features. It is privately situated within the beautifully landscaped gardens of a large traditional cortijo with a swimming pool and provides an easily accessed base from which to explore Las Alpujarras, while being within easy walking distance of local restaurants. There is secure parking close to the cottage within the property.

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About the owner

Tina E.

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    4.8 / 5.0 based on 8 reviews

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Jasmin Cottage
Orgiva, Andalusia, Spain

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Orgiva is a genuine Spanish market town with good restaurants; supermarkets; ATMs; a Medical Centre with full accident and emergency services. Despite having all modern facilities the area can still be described as "real Spain". Orgiva dates back several thousand years and was mentioned in Ptolemy as the Greek colony of Exoche. During the Nasrid dynasty it was known as Albastch, which meant flat and then for several centuries it was known as Albacete de Orgiva. In 1492 Boabdil, the deposed King of Granada retreated here under the decree of Ferdinand and Isabella, but during the Moorish uprising the town was the scene of hard-fought battles with the Torre de la Casa Palacio de los Condes de Sastago defending the town. This ancient building was restored some years ago and it is now the Ayuntamiento/Town Hall. The twin towered church of Nuestra Senora de la Expiracion was built in the 16th Century. Above the town, on the site of a Visigoth forthress, is the San Sebastion Hermitage, built in honor of the patron saint of Orgiva in 1589. It was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War, but was re-built in 1951, preserving the original plaster altarpiece in tact. On the edge of the village is the entrance to the Route of the 100 year old Olives, with their ancient twisted trunks. On the outskirts of the village lie the ruins of El Catillejo complete with its well and old wall as testimoy to a past that dates back to the 11th Century.
After the fall of Granada many of itscitizens fled south over the Sierra Nevada mountains and for a time lived in caves before establishing a network of villages which is now called Las Aplujarras. Las Alpujarras is a magical place of natural beauty. An area of dramatic landscapes and enchanting valleys, scattered with whitewashed villages which still maintain their ancient customs and traditions. The villages are linked by donkey tracks making it an excellent area for walking. It is paradise for photographers and artists, and horse riding, biking, golfing and skiing are all to be found locally. It is a special place for bird watchers as numerous species of birds are to be spotted in the gardens and orchard and particularly down by the river.
Orgiva is home to a number of bridge players and if you enjoy a game of Bridge it can easily be arranged. Tina, the owner of the property lives on site and is happy to provide local information whenever requested.
There is a bus service to Lanjaron, Granada, Motril, Salobrena and Malaga and the bus to all of these towns stops on the road outside the property. Two main m,ways are are within 20 minutes.
Parking is within the grounds of Jasmin Cottage, is secure and is close to the cottage.

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City vacations, Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats

Getting There

Nearest airport: Granada, Malaga and Almeria, 50 miles
Nearest train station: Granada
Nearest ferry port: Motril
Car is recommended

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