El Nido

Peaceful holiday cottage with private pool, close to Orgiva.

Now taking bookings for 2016
Good internet access available.

EL NIDO  means  "The Nest".
It is a perfect place to curl up and forget about the world and its cares.
A few minutes walk from ORGIVA, with its shops, bars and restaurants.
Click on "video" on the menu for a personel view on a holiday in Orgiva.
El Nido lies in the beautiful and peaceful valley of the Rio Chico.

The pool is fenced off from the garden for safety.
Pets are welcome.

Direct flights to Granada and Malaga.
Less than an hour from Granada airport to El Nido.
Full internet access installed at no extra charge with laptop in the cottage.
Air conditioning/heating throughout the cottage.
Flexible changeover days.

El Nido is situated amidst stone walled orchards of oranges and olives.
Starting from the ruins of an ancient stone farm a local architect and interior designer created this delightful holiday home in a traditional style, with modern comforts.

El Nido is comfortable for 2 to 5 people with its own private pool and private entrance leading into the garden.
If more accommodation is needed we do have our sister cottage
El Nidito  
available also all year round which has the same type of accommodataion as El Nido, perfect for larger groups staying for holidays and retreat weeks. El Nidito also has its own private pool.
The two cottages are either side of our house so still giving privacy and space to each other but are within an easy walking distance to each others gardens.

El Nido´s
first floor bedroom has a double bed and its own bathroom (with bath/shower, basin, bidet, WC. heated towel rail and heater). Air conditioning.

view into kitchen

The kitchen is well equipped and has a double sink, 4 burner gas hob, electric oven, fridge & breakfast table, ironing facilities. See inventory for more details. The dining room/sitting room has dining table and four chairs, settee, CD player with MP3 player socket, TV/DVD with Spanish channels and some UK digital satellite, large book collection.

The sunken sitting room has settee/divan beds, Z bed and its own WC & shower room.
Water is heated by a solar powered water heater with immersion backup.
The building has well insulated walls & roofs & through ventilation, mains electricity & good piped water, tiled floors with rugs, internet connection installed.

Linen & towels, including beach towels, are provided and an information file about the area, restaurants and walks.
Outside an irrigation stream gurgles past the entrance gate.
Amongst olive, orange and lemon trees is a sheltered patio with a BBQ, sun loungers around the pool and plenty of private areas to sit or you can lie in the hammock under the trees.
When not exploring this wonderful region, you can swim in the enchanting pool, approx.10m x 5m with a gentle slope so excellent for non-swimmers and children.

Clare and Ainsley look after El Nido and will be pleased to provide assistance if you need anything.
A number of well qualified therapists are on hand to give you a massage either inside the cottage or around the pool.

PRICES FOR 2015 & 2016

3rd October 2015 to 26th March 2016 £425 per week.
26th March 2016 to 1st October 2016 £575 per week.
1st October 2016 to end of year £425 per week.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.


Make a reservation by calling Clare Sasada
by phone: 0044 778 529 5358
and by email:

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Skype user name: clareandainsley
Please email for availability.

Then post booking confirmation with sterling cheque for non-returnable deposit of £100 per week to The Grange, Walcot Green, Diss, Norfolk. IP22 5SS. Cheque to be made out to Clare Sasada. Balance (non returnable within a month of your visit) to be paid by cheque no later than one calendar month before arrival. Direct bank transfer also accepted. When we confirm your reservation on receipt of deposit, we will send you details of 'how to find us'. On arrival, the information pack provides details of the locality, touring and walks.
Also wine, beer & basic supplies are provided.


After 15.00 hrs local time (3p.m) departure to be by
10.00 hrs local time on last day of your stay.


El Nido is close to Orgiva, only a short walk to the shops, bars, restaurants, bus station etc. Non car users will find its location very amenable, also Clare and Ainsley are available for transport if needed to and from the airport and for day trips. To enjoy the region by car, we recommend pre-booking for easy pick up at Malaga or Granada airport.

It is also possible to fly to Granada via Madrid or Barcelona & now direct from London city airport. This is less than an hour away. From Malaga airport it is 140 km along coast road and takes one and a half hours. You can drive from a channel port with a one-night stopover near border. There are also car ferries to Bilbao & Santander - a 24hr-boat trip & long days drive via Madrid & Granada.


Orgiva is at the heart of LAS ALPUJARRAS, the beautiful valleys and foothills between the Sierra Nevada and the coastal range.
Of great interest to walkers,
writers & painters
or just for a great holiday away from it all.

There are many activities in the area including
horse riding,
hang gliding,
golf and skiing.
The last outposts of the Moors after the fall of Granada in the 16th century,
their Berber villages dot the mountainsides.
The nearest beach is 35 minutes away and the ski slopes 95 minutes.