cortijo de la montana
property description: a traditional and beautifully restored solar powered farmhouse on a sustainable organic smallholding, situated near Orgiva in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It is very secluded and private with the courtyard and dining patio festooned with jasmine and grape vines. It nestles beneath a rocky cliff on terraced land of fruit trees-ancient olive, almond, orange, lemon, avocado, cherry, loquat and fig-fresh fruit to pick all year round! The natural swimming pool is refilled each week with fresh mountain water and is not chlorinated.
Dining patio with barbecue, an idyllic place to star gaze enjoying a local wine. 9m x 4m natural swimming pool with enclosed shallow end-safe for small children. 2 sun chairs, 2 sun loungers, 1 hammock on the lawn by the pool.
The land is a natural bird
sanctuary, with species including Golden Oriols, Blue Rock Thrush and
sweet singing Nightingales. There are many places to wander where one can
find a shady nook, dream in a hammock or sit on the promontory and watch
the world slip by down the valley below. The
property utilises a compost loo with hand wash basin and a view! The acequia (irrigation channel)
bubbles past and waters the land every Saturday night, including the
organic vegetable garden and lily pond and refills the swimming pool with
fresh mountain water - attracting a frog or two!
other details: Approximately 35 minutes to beaches at Salobrena / Motril on the Costa Tropical. There is a bus service to / from the airports and to Granada and the mountain villages.
Taxis to / from the airports can be arranged.
pricing & changeover:
Prices are for the property per week
Longer lets are possible in the winter months
30 June - 8 September 2004, Wednesdays. Saturdays at all other times
All linen except beach and pool
contact details: please contact owner for further details
Rita Islip (English and Spanish spoken)
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