3 double bedroom cortijo, 10 mins from Orgiva, amazing views 150m above valley.
Ieuan Ring, Sonia Hernandez Lazaro
- english, spanish
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Peaceful and beautiful
We loved staying at Los Olivos. Sonia and Ieuan are great hosts. It's wonderful to swim in the pool and barbecue in the evening over a chilled glass of wine.
Great welcome, fantastic view and owners very friendly.
Stunning location, secluded and peaceful.
Great house, great hosts, great location...
Perfect for a relaxing family break
The house is at the top of a hill where the view is amazing. Especially from the swimming pool.
We had a very good time there and we enjoyed many barbecues and breakfasts on the terrace.
Many toys were kindly left in the living room for distracting our children.
Homeowners are very nice and live nearby. It can be convenient if there is any problem. A little cascade between my daughter and I required a visit to the medical centre in the village for both of us. Homeowners were very helpful and came with us helping with the translation.
Perfect get away
I booked this property for a short stay for my partners birthday, we were traveling across the coast of Spain for a week staying in hotels but I wanted to do something different for a couple of days and Los Olivos certainly gave us what we were looking for- a break from busy hotels, an authentic Spanish experience and the seclusion we desired.
Although the property is secluded and private, if you follow the directions Ieuan sends you will find it easily. The last couple Kms of the drive is a little unnerving but well worth it- if you're hiring a car I'd recommend full protection, your car will be absolutely fine but just for peace of mind! We drove up and down from the villa to the town about 3 times in our stay and didn't have any issues with the drive.
Within the first half an hour of arriving we regretted our decision to only stay 2 nights and even looked into cancelling our hotel and asking to stay another night but unfortunately we couldn't cancel the hotel- very disappointing. If you're going to book Los Olivos I'd recommend at least a week!
The house has everything you need for a blissful break, the pool and surrounding space is perfect but without doubt the views are the best part- we spent every waking minute outside just enjoying the peace and quiet and watching the sun come up and go down. When we did go inside we were very comfortable there too as the bed we very large and the house all very clean.
There is a barbecue which we used both nights and a dining area outside which is lovely- the shop in the village has everything you need and there are restaurants if you'd rather eat out.
Finally I have to thank our very friendly hosts, Ieuan who greeted us there and was very helpful and welcoming- the family live in another property on the land (which is down a hill and fairly distant so no need to worry about disturbing each other) although you're completely left alone and private they are just there if you need them. As well as the human hosts the three charming dogs were just as lovely- the friendliest dogs with as much character as they have energy. They greeted us at the door on our final morning which only made it harder to leave!
We're hoping to return next year but we'll definitely be looking to stay for longer :)
We Loved It!
We stayed at El Gales for just over 2 weeks. The owners were flexible with the dates we wanted to stay which was very helpful.
El Gales is fairly remote which was exactly what we were looking for. The house has fantastic views with a lovely pool and has all facilities you need for a stress free holiday. The house was very clean, comfortable bed, plenty of towels and we received some basic food items to welcome us (very pleased as we arrived on a Sunday).
If you are looking for somewhere to stay that offers peace and quiet, without being too far away from the town (although not in walking distance) we would thoroughly recommend El Gales. The owners live further down the same road and are there if you need any advice or help.
Orgiva itself has all facilities you may need; supermarket, butcher, bakery etc and also good places to eat. Our favourite was El Viejo Molino which serves very good tapas and Menu del Dia - which is excellent value. We also ate there in the evening on a couple of occasions and they have a large choice of very well cooked and presented food.
We have been to this area before so did spend a lot of time just relaxing by the pool, but did go to the beach (about 45 minutes away). We found Solabrena about the best - good parking, well in June anyway, and plenty of places to eat. We drove up the Sierra Nevada and then walked until we got to the snow. We also walked the Caminito del Rey. Excellent day albeit think twice if you don't like heights!
We would not hesitate to recommend El Gales, we loved our holiday. The owners were perfect hosts and we hope to visit again.
Los Olivos is set in an area abundant with natural beauty, the Sierra Nevada National and natural parks, La Alpujarra valley, Amazing bird life (eagles around the villa) , Lanjaron spa town, the famous 'Pueblos Blancos' of Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira. Walking in the mountains, horse riding in the snow, star gazing and dreaming of a life forgotten!. For the more adventurous paragliding, mountain climbing, hang-gliding, mountain biking, quads, guided 4WD. Or just sit by the pool with a glass of Rioja and a good book!. further afield Granada is only 1 hour away with the amazing Alhambra Palace and gardens, Albahicin old town, Cathedral, water park and excellent shopping. Above Granada the ski resort offers excellent skiing for all levels, and its possible to be on the beach in the afternoon, after a morning sking. The beaches of Motril are 30 minutes away and the resorts of Salobreña and Almuñecar 5-15 minutes further on.
Acces to our house is 4 kms from our village of Orgiva, the final 700m is on a track which is maintained and passable by all cars, the guest house is then 400m more on our land. Ample parking is provided at the house.