Cortijo Opazo

Pórtugos, Granada

A garden paradise in a rocky hillside with charming apartments and walks from the door. Owners will cook you dinner if you're feeling lazy!


2 places


Each sleep 2


What a garden, what a view! Herbaceous borders, hidden corners, restful chairs, a tranquil pond, and heart-lifting colours throughout the year. Garden designer William and partner Robert have created a little paradise from a rocky hillside in the Alpujarras, on the edge of the national park. Champions of sustainability, the couple converted a derelict farmhouse where animals once lived, then developed two apartments, simple and open plan, using local stone, salvaged timber and traditional techniques. There are chestnut beams and terracotta floors, wood-burning stoves, Alpujarran rugs and cotton curtains, and William’s photographs on the walls. La Corona’s veranda has the mountain views; El Lujar a private courtyard and patio. Gleaming little kitchens will please you, along with books, guides and winter-warm floors. Although you are on the bend of an (unbusy) road, walks start from the door – the views are amazing, bird life abounds, Granada’s an easy drive. If you tire of cheffing, treat yourself to one of your gentle hosts’ dinners, a feast of garden produce.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4:00pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from €52
Weekly price
from €364
Extra bed/sofabed available €6 per person per night.
2 Apartments for 2
From €521 bed1 bedroom


I was bowled over by the views across the valley towards the mountains and the sea in the far distance. I could have sat on the terrace for hours marvelling at the colours and shades. Then walk into the garden and explore this extraordinary habitat that William & Robert have created after many years carefully tending this rocky terrain that has the perfect climate for shrubs and flowers. I would love to return and this time stay a few days and walk out from the house using the carefully prepared guides that await all gusts who lodge there.

Carlos, Sawday's inspector

There is nothing to dislike about Cortijo Opazo, we just loved, loved, loved it - the accommodation, location & hosts are all fabulous!!

Tracy, Strathpeffer

If you are a garden enthusiast or a lover of nature in the wild then Cortijo Opazo is just the place to stay. And even if you weren’t into horticulture or hill trekking then the mere location of this wonderful establishment would be enough to gladden the heart. It’s a high-altitude oasis of greenery, a tiny bit of paradise, and probably one of the most enjoyable holiday locations that we’ve experienced in recent times. Plenty of warm sunshine, beautiful walks of all kinds and relaxing times in the quiet gardens. We were so well looked after that we didn’t want to leave!

Tim, London

Cortijo Opazo had everything we wanted. The weather was very warm, but not too hot. The walks from the house are stunning, and there are even more challenging ones in the high mountains. Granada and the Alhambra was an excellent day out. Robert and William were the perfect hosts: friendly and always there for a chat and advice, and of course providing wonderful meals when we were feeling lazy. The garden is amazingly beautiful, and William has succeeded in overcoming the difficult terrain. We highly recommend, and will be back.


William and Robert have created a truly special place. They are welcoming and thoughtful hosts. The accommodation is lovely and the gardens are delightful. The Alpujarras are a stunning location. The walking guides they've put together are very helpful. Go for a walk and make sure you've ordered a delicious meal as your reward.


Cortijo Opazo is a very special place to stay in an area of outstanding beauty. Sitting on the secluded wisteria clad veranda looking out towards the mountains listening to the sound of goat bells you feel totally at peace. Robert and William have created a wonderful home and garden that we felt privileged to share - their welcome was second to none.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Robert King

  • Situated on the edge of the mighty Sierra Nevada National Park with some of the best walking in Europe - and our in-house walking guides will help you get the most out of the area from the moment you arrive.
  • The local villages and terraced hillsides are an authentic step back in time, protected by law as an area of special social and historic interest. There is nowhere else in Spain quite like the Alpujarras.
  • Take a dip in a mountain waterfall to cool off in summer - we can show you where.
  • Granada city and the fabulous Alhambra palace are within easy reach - a cultural must at least once in a life time.
  • An exceptional garden surrounds Cortijo Opazo, produce from the vegetable bed and our very own hens is usually available.
  • The beaches of the Costa Tropical are about an hour by car, we can guide you to the lesser known coves and seaside villages