Holidays in Las Alpujarras Andalucia
In this idyllic setting for relaxing holidays away from it all, the architect owner has created four beautiful self-catering rentalcottages, "casitas", out of the thick stonewalls of ancient Andalucia farm buildings.Charming, peaceful and romantic, each vacation house provides all the space and practical facilities that you would expect to find in a purpose-built villa. Unlike most vacation homes these are air-conditioned and centrally heated with energy saving heat pumps. The ecological philosophy runs through the designs with hot water from solar panels and chemical free swimming pools. The farm itself is completely organic, producing olives, oranges, lemons and much more in season. A perfect rural home from home, but so different!
From walking and bird watching to the thrills of rock climbing, horse tracking and paragliding there is an enormous variety of holiday activities to enhance your vacation. You or your children can have swimming lessons in the pool. Private Yoga lessons can also be arranged. (Click on "Activities here")
There are many alternative therapists in the area from acupuncture, various forms of massage to reflexology. They will come to your holiday home to give you a treatment. There are also outside caterers who will bring to your table a delicious variety of home cooked meals. (Click on "Local Facilities")
This eco-friendly estate or "finca", Cortijo de Los Piedaos with its beautiful farmhouse, lies in the tranquil heart of the valley of Las Alpujarras, south of Granada and just outside Orgiva, off the road to Lanjaron. This area is the setting of Chris Stewart's books "Driving over Lemons" and "Parrot in the Pepper Tree".
Uniquely situated on a secluded, tree-covered ridge in a bowl of mountains, there are 360-degree panoramic views. To the north rise the snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada, to the south the majestic Sierra de Lujar and the sparkling Mediterranean. Beaches, white mountain villages, and Granada are all easy drives. Walk from the door of your apartment through the surrounding olive, orange and lemon groves, and beyond to the mountains or the Guadalfeo river. Swim in the pretty, chemical-free pools, picnic in the shade of an olive tree, or just lie in the sun and read a book from the well-stocked bookshelves.
With sheltered patios, each of the casitas is quiet and private, but also close enough together to be perfect for groups and large family holidays. Rent one house or any combination of the four.
The weather here at the Cortijo de los Piedaos, is as perfect a microclimate as you will find, cool nights in summer and warm days in winter. In May-June and September-October the weather can be the very best of all – give it a try !
Nowadays there are many cheap flights, not only to Malaga and Almeria, but also direct to Granada International Airport, which is only 45 minutes away, most of this on motorway. Click on "Getting here".
OUR WEBSITE IS PACKED WITH INFORMATION TO HELP YOU MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME HERE. YOU MAY LIKE TO DIP INTO IT AND THE VARIOUS LINKS BEFORE YOUR HOLIDAY.
For those not used to negotiating a web site, you can go to each of the main pages by clicking on the yellow buttons in the navigation bar above left . Within these pages there are links to additional web pages of ours shown by underlined yellow words.You return from these by clicking the top lefthand "back" arrow. There are also underlined orange words that are links to other web sites.You close these to return to Los Piedaos. Also, we recommended Gloriettes-residences.com