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Cortijo Opazo

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Well equipped kitchen - apartment la Corona
Out door dining for the apartment La Corona
Open plan living area of apartment El Lujar

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum 
Farmhouse
Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains of southern Spain, Cortijo Opazo offers a perfect holiday destination if you are looking for beautiful scenery, relaxing surroundings and an area that is rich in cultural history. The region is known as 'Las Alpujarras' and is an enchanting part of Spain. Treasured by the Moors as a paradise location this mountainous area is situated between the summits of the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean coast of the Costa del Sol. As a holiday destination it is ideal for walking, cycling, riding, photography, painting and the appreciation of flowers and wildlife; but most of all for just unwinding and taking time out. It is within easy striking distance of the historical city of Granada with its fabulous Alhambra Palace, yet is close enough t...Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains of southern Spain, Cortijo Opazo offers a perfect holiday destination if you are looking for beautiful scenery, relaxing surroundings and an area that is rich in cultural history. The region is known as 'Las Alpujarras' and is an enchanting part of Spain. Treasured by the Moors as a paradise location this mountainous area is situated between the summits of the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean coast of the Costa del Sol. As a holiday destination it is ideal for walking, cycling, riding, photography, painting and the appreciation of flowers and wildlife; but most of all for just unwinding and taking time out. It is within easy striking distance of the historical city of Granada with its fabulous Alhambra Palace, yet is close enough to the coast to enjoy a well deserved day lounging on the beach. During the winter and spring you can even go skiing on the high slopes of the Sierra Nevada - less than two hours by car. Mulhacen is the highest peak in the area (and in mainland Spain) at a little under 3,500 metres. Cortijo Opazo is situated at 1,250 metres in the high Alpujarras and enjoys an excellent climate. The conditions of Andalucia in southern Spain ensure that there is plenty of sun during the winter months when the weather is usually warm enough for t-shirts and light clothing during the day. The summer months are hot but the altitude means that when evening comes there is always a delightful stream of cool air flowing down the valley from the high Sierras, a type of natural air conditioning.Formerly a working farmhouse, Cortijo Opazo can be found in the countryside near the villages of Pitres, Portugos and the area of La Taha, about 25kms from the town of Orgiva. It is surrounded by ancient terraces used today by shepherds and market gardeners. The cortijo has been renovated to provide holiday accommodation in two delightful lodgings, Opazo Vista and Opazo Jardín. These are both well appointed accommodation in a rustic style with comfortable furniture, well equipped kitchens and double bedrooms. Under floor heating throughout the accommodation. Living area is well furnished, wood burning stove for additional cosiness, and a selection of books and games to enjoy. Dining area with table and chairs. Kitchen is fully equipped with modern fitted units, fridge, full-sized electric oven, and a four ring ceramic hob with extractor fan. A good choice of china and kitchen ware is provided. Bathroom has a sink, toilet, and walk-in 'BodySpa' power shower. Double bedroom with a wardrobe, further hanging space, and two shuttered windows that look out to fabulous views of the mountains. Outside there's seating in both shady and sunny areas, and a fabulous garden, all looking across the valley below. Tables, chairs, loungers etc. are available. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: VTA/GR/00752
House Rules
Pets not allowedNo smoking
Check with ownerSuitable for kids
Dogs - we regret that, although we have dogs of our own living here, we no longer accept dogs or other pets accompanying guests at Cortijo Opazo.
Bedrooms
1 Queen
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Robert K
Hosting since May 2012
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsAs owners, we will usually be here to meet you and be on hand if you have any questions or would like further information. Otherwise, we like to leave our guests in peace to enjoy their holiday and respect your privacy at all times.

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Reviews (71)
rose t
rose t
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Beautiful place to stay
We stayed at Cortijo Opazo for 10 days and had a wonderful time.The apartment was very comfortable, clean, and well maintained with a beautiful terrace and garden to enjoy the wonderful views and meals outside. The position was perfect for us as we had no car but could walk to the village of Pitres for food supplies.It has a very good supermarket,and some lovely bars and a very good restaurant in Hotel San Roque. The surroundings of the Cortijo were very peaceful with silence,and the occasional sounds of distant goat bells, dogs barking and cockerels crowing. The highlight for us was the variety of walks we were able to do from the Cortijo without a car.Robert our host provided us with some local walking guides which was really great.Robert and William were great hosts who were available if we had any queries but not were not intrusive on our privacy. The area is amazing and we really enjoyed exploring the local villages, walking around them via the ancient silk routes and old mule tracks that are very well maintained. There were some steep climbs up and down the valleys and villages so great for getting fit.We enjoyed fig,walnut, almond,olive ,chestnut and mulberry trees.There was always the sound of flowing water from the streams and rivers that flow down from the Snow melt of the Sierra Nevada. I would really recommend Cortijo Opazo for a relaxing get away holiday and would certainly stay there again when we return to the area.
Visited October 2021
Written October 26, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

EmskiCardiff
EmskiCardiff
16 contributions
Beautiful, peaceful spot with breath taking views
As soon as we arrived at Cortijo Opazo our shoulders relaxed and we felt instantly at peace. Robert and William gave us the perfect holiday. Wonderful walks, lovely picnics and delicious home cooked meals, served in their beautiful garden and terrace. I fell in love with the area. Beautiful villages, breath taking views of the Sierra Nevada, and because of the water that flows down from the peaks along ancient irrigation channels, even after a dry summer, there is vegetation, including amazing sweet chestnuts, almond trees, olives and apple trees. I am planning my next trip back in the Spring!
Visited August 2021
Written October 3, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

davmorgan0
davmorgan0
Bournemouth, United Kingdom41 contributions
Superb Alpujarran garden retreat
Even in early November, this is a breathtaking place to stay. The apartment is in a characterful cortijo set in the La Taha area of the Alpujarras. The friendly owners Robert and William have created a comfortable and tastefully furnished apartment (one of two) on the ground level. While having a private terrace, it enjoys access to the spectacular gardens they have lovingly crafted. These give unrivalled panoramic views over the landscape towards the coastal mountains. Although open to the public on certain days in the main season, we were lucky to enjoy almost exclusive use. The autumn colours in both the garden and the wider landscapes of the Poqueira and Trevelez valleys are superb. We did walks from the cortijo to the villages of La Taha including Pitres, Mecina and Portugos, and up towards Trevelez, the highest village in Spain on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada. All in all a great place to stay, but needs more than one visit if you want to appreciate the gardens through the seasons!
Visited November 2019
Written November 16, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Opazo
Opazo
Thank you for your positive comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here and that our gardens provided you with added pleasure. We hope to see you here again one day.
Written January 1, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jane P
Jane P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions
Perfect in every respect
Cortijo Opazo is simply perfect. The accommodation and its stunning views are outstanding and there is a sense of the beauty and timelessness of a rural mountain home. The owners are thoughtful and helpful but never intrusive and their walking guides are ideal.The evening meals were fabulous and the picnic lunches equally delicious. We had the fully inclusive package and it made life stress free from the moment we landed in Spain to the moment we left. The holiday was a complete delight.
Visited September 2019
Written October 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Opazo
Opazo
Thank you, we are so pleased that you enjoyed what we offer here at Cortijo Opazo. We try to be as flexible as possible to give our guests the type of holiday they are seeking.
Written January 1, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marjon Hosmar
Marjon Hosmar
1 contribution
Wondermooie plek!
Prachtige stek om vanuit te wandelen of dagtochten te maken. Leuke plaatsjes in de bergen om te bezoeken.
Visited June 2019
Written June 23, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Opazo
Opazo
We are pleased you had a good stay here.
Written August 15, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vernon & Nola
Vernon & Nola
Frigiliana, Spain26 contributions
Silence is golden amid serene surroundings
Located in the La Taha area of La Alpujarra, Cortijo Opazo is ideally located to explore this treasure trove of an area in southern Spain. The villages of Pitres, Portugos, Bubion, Trevelez, Capileira, Ferreirola, Atalbeitar are just a handful of places to visit during your stay. The walks in this area are a delight. Walks of all types, duration and ease/difficulty and the owners of Cortijo Opazo offer you a booklet full of suggested walks with detailed instructions. Breath in the fresh air and savour the scenery. You don't have to go far if you don't want to. Simply enjoy the gardens of Cortijo Opazo, at all times of the year. Savour the sound of silence. The peace and tranquillity. Sit outside at night time and look at the stars. No light pollution so you'll see stars you've likely never witnessed previously. In the summer months, listen to the superb sound of a nightingale. We stayed in the La Corona apartment for the first time. It was in December but the underfloor heating ensured we were warm at all times. The apartment was very comfortable and we slept better than we do at home. Comfortable bed and a kitchen that had everything we needed for a very enjoyable self catering holiday. We can recommend places to eat in La Alpujarra, an area we have known well since 2003. Look out for our reviews of such restaurants. As for Cortijo Opazo, it wasn't our first time there and it will not be our last. We frankly see no point in staying anywhere else in the delightful, often overlooked area of Spain. A warm welcome from Robert and William, perfect hosts for a perfect, peaceful holiday.
Visited December 2018
Written January 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Opazo
Opazo
Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you here again.
Written August 15, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tommy L
Tommy L
Garden Grove, CA4 contributions
Hola desde el Cielo! (Hello from Heaven)
In the cool breezeway of my farmhouse , all is forgotten Bliss in the Spanish mountains A mystical daydream steady jangling of a goat bell down in the valley Shepard speaks his secret language Barking dog in the distance echoes across the Sierras Ancient terraces Partial Lunar eclipse Blood orange moon White wine in a frosted glass Water gushing forever down from the mountain tops glorious late afternoon breezes Gecko spies me from the English garden Stars and butterflies echoing of church bells chiming in the hills stunning Spanish sunsets amazing things around every corner unforgettable tapas a sheep dog leaps from the brush rushing to conclude his day My God, how could so many magical things be happening in a such a historically rich wonderland a place on this planet where you can find solitude and the smile from a stranger _____________ Thank you Robert and William for being amazing hosts to my most memorable trip ever! Tommy
Visited July 2018
Written August 10, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Opazo
Opazo
Praise indeed! We are glad you had a memorable time here.
Written August 15, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Inma R
Inma R
8 contributions
Pequeño paraíso en las alpujarras
Entorno incomparable, tranquilo y con una vistas impresionantes. La casa superó nuestras expectativas, la camada súper cómoda, temperatura excelente tanto con calefacción como con chimenea. Toda la casa con lujo de detalles y una decoración exquisita. Cercana al pueblo de Pórtugos y a 20 min de capileira. Recomendable 100%. Robert es un anfitrión fantástico y atento.
Visited April 2018
Written April 1, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wanderer554504
Wanderer554504
Gracias, Inma, fue un placer a conocerte. ¡Hasta la próxima!
Written April 3, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gabriele P
Gabriele P
3 contributions
Joy comes back in this Cortijo:)
It´s a amazing Place with a beautiful Landscape, wonderful Garden, very friendly Dog´s and of course the special Welcome by Robert & Wiliam. We enjoyed the Time with Sun and without Sun:) We will come back as soon as possible:):)
Visited March 2018
Written March 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wanderer554504
Wanderer554504
Thank you, Gabriele, it was a pleasure to meet you both and we look forward to your return, when surely the sun will be shining.
Written April 3, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gerrygriff
Gerrygriff
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Absolutely superb experience!!!
We stayed in Cortijo Opazo for 4 days at the end of September. From the get go the hospitality of Robert and William made our short stay so memorable. The location and environment are stunning and it is the kind of place that makes you relax. The accomodation is excellent , full of character and with all you need for a lovely stay. Dining on the balcony in the evening was made all the more special by the availability of fresh herbs from the garden. This is a little piece of heaven and we will surely be back. We are already looking forward to our stay in La Herradura in the new year.
Visited September 2017
Written October 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wanderer554504
Wanderer554504
Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we are pleased that you were comfortable here and that you enjoyed being in this very special location. We look forward to your return visit.
Written April 3, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Property features
  • Staff on property
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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About the neighborhood
The Alpujarras is a wonderful place for a holiday and for relaxing generally. It is ideal for walking and offers a vast range of options from challenging high level snow line walks to casual meanderings around the valley. Wherever you go you are accompanied by the sound of water, either from the racing Rio Trevelez and Rio Poqueira, or from the innumerable irrigation channels delivering water to the cultivated land. It is a unique area, treasured by the Moors until they were expelled by the Christians in the 15th century, and still shows many signs of their occupation. Most notably the style of Berber architecture, little white box houses with flat grey roofs supported by sturdy chestnut timbers. Many people choose to use this area as a base for visiting the city of Granada and the magical Alhambra palace, or for day trips to the coast, but many more are content simply to relax and unwind, enjoying one of the most tranquil holiday spots in Europe. Every season has something special to offer in an area famed for its array of wild flora and fauna. Other activities you can pursue here include painting, horse riding, paragliding, canyoning, guided walks, cycling, sitting, thinking and mellowing. There are a variety of restaurants around including a vegetarian establishment. There are local produce markets, bakeries, a travelling greengrocery van and a fish van to meet all needs. Once you are here, there is no need to leave.
Getting around
Most guests choose to hire a car and this is the easiest way to reach us and to travel around and see the sights. Car hire is reasonable economical in Spain. There is a bus service to the area from Granada which runs three times a day. With careful planning it is possible to arrive here on a bus from Granada or Malaga, and since the shops are only a short walk from the Cortijo (1.5km) it is possible to enjoy a relaxing holiday here without a car - many of our in house walks start and finish at Cortijo Opazo.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Where are we? The Alpujarras is situated in Andalucia, between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the coast of southern Spain. Cortijo Opazo can be found high in the Alpujarras between Pitres and Pórtugos, amongst a collection of villages called 'La Taha'. The house is situated on a steep hill leading down from the village of Portugos to the village of Atalbeitar. Access to the door is by public highway, and whilst the road is not in top condition you don't need to drive along a track or unmade surface. The nearest large town is Orgiva, about 25kms south west of us. How to reach us? Flights Malaga airport is about two hours by car and Almeria within about two and a half hours drive from us. Most of the big airlines fly to these destinations. Transfers The easiest way to reach us from the airport is by hiring a car. A bus service runs from Granada three times a day. It is possible to arrange for a car to meet you at the airport, please contact us to discuss feasibility and cost. On arrival you will be met by the English speaking owners who live on hand and will be able to offer help during your stay, should you need it.
Activities nearby
Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

Notes from owner
We have a minimum stay of 3 nights for most of the year (two nights possible off season). Arrivals can be day day of the week. Discount for 7 nights or more - will be calculated in the price you are given.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cortijo Opazo

Cortijo Opazo is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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