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Beautiful Secluded Alpujarran Finca

Entire villa hosted by Laura
8 guests4 bedrooms8 beds2 bathrooms
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Finca La Herradura is a magical traditional Alpujarran farmhouse modernised into a comfortable and stylish eco-villa. Fed by natural spring water and powered by the sun the Finca offers the perfect mix of ancient natural beauty and modern comfort.

Set on over 20 acres of private land surrounded by valleys and mountains full of plants and wildlife, the Finca is our slice of paradise, perfect for exploring or just relaxing by the pool and watching the world (and the ibex) go by.

The space
Thought to be over five hundred years old, the house has the incredible classic wooden beams and hand built stone walls typical of the area. When renovating we stuck to this artisan style maintaining the traditional beauty, while adding modern finishings, comforts and conveniences. We believe the result is the perfect mix of old and new.

Inside the house you will find everything you could need to have a comfortable, cosy stay with friends or family. The front door opens into a massive open plan gallery room which includes a spacious well-equipped kitchen and pantry, a dining area which seats up to 8 comfortably, and a living room with 2 comfy sofas and a traditional wood burner. Off this main shared space are 4 beautiful bedrooms, decorated in a light and elegant style and two amazing bathrooms which include a powerful shower and a gorgeous freestanding bath.

Outside the house is a spacious patio area with two seating/dining areas each of which seats up to 8 and a wood-fired pizza oven. Just beyond that, you will find the incredible pool area which features a saltwater pool surrounded by giant covered pool beds, a covered seating area, pool loungers, a ping pong table and a Moroccan style wood-fired sauna. The outdoor areas are set in lovingly maintained gardens of cactus, succulents, palms and flowers, and overlook the wildland and ever-changing river below and the rich red ‘dragon mountain’ across the valley.

For us, more valuable than the comfort and luxury of the house and pool is the stunning setting of the Finca. The farm is named ‘Herradura’ - Spanish for horseshoe - after the shape of the natural valley it is located in. The house looks over our land which you are free to roam; an amphitheatre of terraces bursting with pomegranates, mulberry, figs, olive and orange trees, ancient ruins, wild overgrown havens for wildlife and wide-open fields, all leading down to the majestic river below. Incredibly secluded given our proximity to Orgiva, no other houses are visible from the Finca, and although the riverbed is public land it is very rare to see other people.

Most people come here to relax and unwind with loved ones in a paradisal setting; this is the perfect place to do very little. However, if you want to be more active you will find incredible walks right out the door (we are situated on the route of the famous GR7 walking path), a covered platform set in a planted field of lavender and sage suitable for yoga and meditation, and of course the pool and ping pong table. If you are interested in farm work or permaculture we are engaged in an ongoing project to enrich transform the land into a food forest and are always happy for the help.

Beyond our immediate surroundings, you will find an incredible variety of things to do and places to explore. Our nearest town is Orgiva, the cultural and administrative centre of the Alpujarras is just 20 minutes drive away. There you will find a vibrant weekly food and artisan market, a selection of great restaurants, and an incredible mix of cultures and nationalities coexisting harmoniously with each other and traditional Alpujarran life. Beyond Orgiva are the glorious beaches of the Costa Tropical, the cultural riches of Granada, the famous white villages of the Alpujarras, and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, all within an hours drive.

The house is completely off-grid: Electricity comes from solar power, water is piped and filtered from a nearby natural spring, heating in the winter comes from wood burners, and our hot water and cooker are powered by gas. Use of these facilities is explained in our house book, which also includes tourist information, as well as the numbers of local massage therapists, reflexologists and other holistic practitioners.

Guest access
Guests have full access to the swimming pool, gardens, sauna, pizza oven and yoga platform, On the land there are some areas which are off-limits including private living spaces and work areas. These will be explained upon your arrival.

Other things to note
As mentioned we are completely off grid. We value this ecological way of life. However, it requires guests to be ‘solar conscious’. This may mean not using high consumption devices at certain times although in Summer this is almost never an issue. Details will be explained upon your arrival.

Please note our cancellation policy is set to 'strict' but if you are unable to travel due to new restrictions relating to Corona virus we will refund the full amount we are paid by AirBnB.

Licence number
VTAR/GR/01492
Finca La Herradura is a magical traditional Alpujarran farmhouse modernised into a comfortable and stylish eco-villa. Fed by natural spring water and powered by the sun the Finca offers the perfect mix of ancient natural beauty and modern comfort.

Set on over 20 acres of private land surrounded by valleys and mountains full of plants and wildlife, the Finca is our slice of paradise, perfect for exploring o…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Pool
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Essentials
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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Órgiva, Andalucía, Spain

Orgiva is a diverse town full of all sorts of weird and wonderful characters! Thursday you get the hippy market where you can buy cheese and spices and enjoy delicious coffee and falafel salads at the delicious Sufi restaurant Bayaka. There is everything you need, pharmacies, doctors, ambulance, playground, gyms, supermarkets the lot. If you fancy a hot bath there is neighbouring town Lanjaron which has the baths which lots of people think are great. Granada is only a hop and a skip (60km) away and well worth a trip to the Alhambra or the Flamenco in the caves. And the Alpujarras white villages are a must, you can go for long walks and then enjoy delicious wine and food overseeing the mountain views.
Orgiva is a diverse town full of all sorts of weird and wonderful characters! Thursday you get the hippy market where you can buy cheese and spices and enjoy delicious coffee and falafel salads at the delicious…

Hosted by Laura

Joined in March 2017
  • 5 Reviews
Finca la Herradura is a beautiful oasis away from the big city. A place to relax and unwind and live in harmony with nature. Chill out by the pool or go for walks along the river. A truly magical healing space.
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  • Paula
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We understand that guests come here looking for a quiet time. There will always be someone available to help with your needs but they will respect your space and privacy.
  • Policy number: VTAR/GR/01492
  • Language: Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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House rules
Check out: 12:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
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