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Cortijo El Potro (FeWo)
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Das Grundstück und der Pool sind sehr KindersicherDas Grundstück und der Pool sind sehr Kindersicher
Pets allowed - Haustiere müssen angemeldet werden.Haustiere müssen angemeldet werden.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Cleaned with disinfectant
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Follows regional health guidelines: Measures to reduce infection (Spain)
Cortijo El Potro is settled in a wide and green terraced land of 3.300sqm with lush garden, surrounded by pure and calm nature and the impressive wild landscapes of Sierra Nevada but just 1km away above the town Órgiva.
Although on the border of the cultivated land before it goes into the wild life, it has easy access by car and to town it only takes about 2 minutes to drive and 10 minutes to walk. The view over the village and the whole valley are wide and spectacular.
The closest town, Órgiva, is a very lively, southern Andalusian market-town, picturesquely situated in a large valley in the middle of a wild mountain landscape. Surrounded by rivers, olive and orange groves, it is not a tourist spot, rather a normal village which offers numerous street cafes, bars, restaurants, small shops, a weekly market, an old covert market with fish stalls but also small supermarkets, organic shops, banks, a post office and an emergency hospital.
Orgiva is located in the south-faced slopes of the amazing Sierra Nevada, just 30 minutes away from the beautiful beaches of the Costa Tropical and 45 minutes away from Granada.
Granada is situated just 50km away from the house. Its marvelous and indescribable beauty with breathtaking Moorish-medieval palaces of the Alhambra makes this city one of the true gems of Europe.
Only 7 km away is the traditional spa-town Lanjarón, with its ancient but recently renovated mineral baths offering various wellness services.
The region is characterised by its lush Mediterranean landscape with diverse and fertile vegetation, Europe's cleanest starry sky and over 300 days of sunshine a year.
Blessed with gorgeous weather all year round (including winter time), this region will give you an endless variety of activities and events and whatever the season is, the region remains lively and vibrant with enjoyable activities. All over the year and across the whole region (mountains and coast), restaurants, cafes and beach bars by the sea are open and will give you the chance to experience our gorgeous gastronomical culture and the Andalusian lifestyle.
The very high peaks of Sierra Nevada provide the region with fresh water, which finds its way by the ‘Acequias’ all along into the terraced fields. Acequias are ancient Moorish irrigation channels built into the rocks which cross the hilts all over the region. There are amazing opportunities to explore the stunning nature with pleasurable walks and hiking tours.
So there is Spain's largest ski resort and the one with the sunniest days all over Europe. It offers on an altitude between 2000m and 3400m over 120km of wide slopes. High snow, long and wide pistes, reasonable prices and a surprisingly comfortable atmosphere make Sierra Nevada an exceptional ski destination.
The privileged location of this property gives you the unique opportunity to choose between going skiing in the Sierra Nevada, enjoying the urban and cultural buzz of Granada, sunbathing on the beach, hiking and exploring the local nature or staying in the house having a barbecue in the garden.
The nearly 800-year-long period Moorish and Arab culture has influenced the landscapes of Alpujarra more than any other Spanish regions. The culture of the Arabs is reflected in the architecture, in arts and crafts, music and cooking. But above all, the Arabs cultivated the land, built terraces and irrigation ditches, and brought a variety of plants and fruits from the East that shaped the landscape until the present days. Órgiva is known for its millenary olive trees with their powerful, distinctive gnarled trunks, some which were planted even by the Romans. Today there is in interesting addition to the old traditions an alternative and refreshing culture of artists, craftspeople, organic farmers, organic groceries shops, Arabian tea rooms, halal food shops, yoga and flamenco schools and a Buddhist center.
Spain is a gourmet's paradise and a country that enjoys the pleasure of food.
So varied and colourful the country, so varied and colourful the dishes. The cuisine of the Alpujarra lives from the pure and natural flavor of its autochthonous products due to the unique combination of different altitudes, temperatures, natural waters and microclimates. As such, its cuisine oozes of delicious and vibrant taste. There is a vast myriad of yummy stews including rice dishes similar to genuine paella, air-dried mountain ham, salamis, chorizos, mountain cheese, seafood, fresh vegetables and egg dishes, and other local treats which are considered world-class foods. Many of these specialties are served as tapas (scrumptious nibbles that come for free with a drink – beer, glass of wine or sherry). Enjoy!
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About Oliver Baun
I came across the Alpujarras by chance during my journey through Spain in the mid 80's. This was about the same time as the famous book writer Chris Stewart arrived into the area. Years later he published his bestseller ‘Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia (The Lemons Trilogy)’ where he tells all these funny tales and amazing experiences he had in this very region. I also discovered the same sort of authentic unspoiled paradise as he did. Back then, south of Granada was very different to what it is now. The area was impoverished, there were not many cars around but lots of donkeys instead, TV was a novelty and people actually 'lived' in the bars. There was no VAT tax yet and no motorway for hundreds of miles. Granada was a day's journey away and northern Europe a different planet. I was in heaven. I’ve been living in this area for almost 30 years and my children were born and grew up here. I absolutely love this region. Since then, I've been exploring the many things this area has to offer: hiking, skiing, cycling, snorkeling, biking, cooking, climbing and partying, of course.
Oliver Baun purchased this house in 2000
Why Oliver Baun chose Orgiva
After now living here over 25 years it is still our paradise on earth!
What makes this house unique
The house is very well prepared, fully equipped and comes with all inclusive. Once you are here everything will suit your requirements and you will be enjoying a relaxing holiday right from the first moment. In the area there are many things to do and to explore and it would be a pleasure for us to offer all the experience we have gathered in the 30 years we have lived here. We can give you practical tips and advice about all the activities you can enjoy in the region. In the house you will find a detailed information brochure including road, street and hiking maps and helpful suggestions and descriptions about walks, hikes, nice car rides, beaches, restaurants, shopping, cultural events, ticket bookings, etc. If you might already have some questions. You will find most information on the Hospitality App of HomeAway on your mobile. If you have any specific questions regarding your stay or any other detail, please don't hesitate to contact us by this web-site. We really want to offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the authentic Andalusia.