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Órgiva, Andalusia, Spain

Host: Catherine
Published January 28, 2020

General description

  • Main home
Country house with large veg garden, many olive and orange trees and a swimming pool. 1.2 km (about 1 mile, easy walking) from a small market town. Easy to reach by public transport. Two friendly dogs to go for daily country walks with and some chickens to look after and give you fresh eggs. UK television. The house runs on solar power with a good system.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Vegetable patch
  • 2 dogs
  • Farm animals
Our two lovely dogs are a large (40k) Mastiff/cross and a small-medium sized (20k) Belgian Shepherd/cross. They are walked every morning for about 45 minutes. There's lots of beautiful countryside nearby. They eat twice a day and need occasional brushing.
We have a few chickens that require food and clean water every few days. Their eggs can be collected daily. Their hutch will need cleaning out about twice while we're gone.
We have a large veg garden that will need watering regularly while we're away. There is an irrigation system for this. We also have outdoor pot plants that will need watering with a hosepipe or watering can. The rest of the land is flood irrigated from a water channel, once a week. We'll show you how to do this before we leave.
The swimming pool will need some general maintenance. We have a pool robot for cleaning the pool bottom and the top will need skimming by hand every few days. We'll show you how to test the pool levels. We will leave extensive house sitter notes and contact info, in case you need to talk to us while we're away.

Practical life

  • Village
  • 150 - 500 m² (1590 - 5290 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
The surrounding area is very beautiful and peaceful but we are still within walking distance of the town. Orgiva town has lots of bars and restaurants, shops and cash machines. There is an outdoor market every Thursday and a Rastro (flee market) twice a month. We have an English speaking neighbour who you can call if there are any problems and we are available by email or phone to give advice or help.

Comfort and Luxury

  • One floor
  • 6 rooms of which 3 bedrooms
  • Traditional
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Landscaped garden
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Swimming pool
There are lots of novels and reference books available to read. There are maps and guides to the area here also. The pool area is ideal for sun bathing and the swimming pool should be warm enough to use in July.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Mountain
  • Countryside
We are only an hour by car from the Alhambra Palace in Granada. You can also get there by bus. The city also has great shops and art galleries. You can take a bus into the mountains and visit the traditional white villages. There is a lovely walk down from the top village to the bottom one that visitors often do. Then you can catch the bus back from there. The bottom village has many shops selling traditional crafts, homemade chocolate, leather goods and pottery. The homemade chocolate is prepared on the premises and they offer free samples and also sell homemade ice cream too.

Órgiva, Andalusia, Spain

18400 Órgiva, Granada, Spain


From Friday 2020

To Saturday 2020

firm dates

Our dates have not yet been confirmed. We think we will need to leave on the 16th June but we wanted house sitters to arrive earlier than that so that we could show them where everything is and how everything works.




Registered since 28/01/2020

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