Farmhouse Cottage with Self Guided Walking
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||48 square meters|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Other, Mountain, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
The walking experience starts the moment you step outside the main entrance and the surrounding mountains and valleys provides a number of introductory and moderate â€śpetalâ€ť walking routes. Imagine walking in the blissful quiet of the countryside and brushing through the rosemary, thyme and sage to release their heady perfume and ending up on the main plaza for beer or wine and tapas â€“ Wonderful!!
The holiday is ideal for ramblers that prefer to create their own mix (and pace) of walking with other rural and cultural experiences, to be found within a 5 minute walk of a real working Andalucian white washed village and a great locati...Read more
Farmhouse Cottage with Self Guided Walking
Lubrin, Andalusia, Spain
Additional Location Information
Cortijo Fuente Arriba is within easy walking distance of the charming and delightful Andalucian village of Lubrin in the province of Almeria. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.
Lubrin is a small village of about 500 of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet. There are a number of Cafe/Bars that offer Tapas. Meson Molinos is a restaurant offering fine wines and a mouthwatering menu. Bar Lopez is located in Rambla Aljibe, which is one of the dozen or so hamlets in the Parish of Lubrin, where you can get a good wholesome 3 course Menu del Dias including wine for about 12 Euros
There are 3 Banks and the village shops include 2 Supermarkets, 3 Butchers, 3 Bakers (no Candlestick Makers!!) and an Ironmongers. You can buy anything from a pin to a Porsche( well not quite a Porsche). Market day is on a Wednesday when you can stock up with fresh fruit and vegetables on most days the fresh fish van comes up from the coast.
Life in Lubrin is a time warp and will remind us more senior citizens of an early childhood where family groups sit out on the streets on hot summer nights with children playing until the sun sets over the hill.
Where to go and what to do!
Lubrin is located about 1 hour cross country from Almeria Airport or 2 hours motorway/cross country from Alicante or Murcia Airports. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.
The more Spanish resorts of San Juan Torres and Aquilas (to the North) and Carboneras, Agua Marga and San Jose ( to the South) are about an hour away. These Spanish resorts, in Summer, are very much less crowded, especially mid-week, than Mojacar and Garrucha.
Places of Interest include Cuevas de Almanzora for its cave houses and Tabernas for its magnificent Desert National Park. At Tabernas is a Westen Theme park on the site of the Clint Eastwood Movies!
The Cabo de Gata National Park is one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich coastal strips in the western Mediterranean and is the first Natural land and sea park in Andalucia. The drive takes just over an hour and the route down the mountain, via Nijar, is very dramatic. The park offers walks on marked trails and tracks amongst native scrub and grasses, amidst the scent of wild lemon balm and the distinctive aromas of curry plant and herbs. You are able to follow inland trails and coastline.
The ancient Andalusian city of Almeria(1 hour away)lies sheltered at the base of a bay, proudly dominated by the amazing Alcazaba, a huge Moorish citadel with three walled enclosures dating from 995. From the citadel visitors have a good view of the cityâ€™s most impressive and important Christian monument, the Cathedral, dating from 1524, designed more like a fortress than a church because of the need to defend it from pirate attacks. The Cathedral contains numerous art treasures, including a tabernacle dating from the 18th century, designed by Ventura Rodriguez. With its interesting medieval architecture, Almeriaâ€™s old town is a delight to stroll through with its tranquil squares, archways and colonnades. The city also has a fascinating archaeological museum and unique cave dwellings in the hillside above the old gypsy quarter.
The Alhambra in Granada is a very popular place to visit by our guests. It takes just 2 hours to drive to Granada along the Almeria to Sevilla motorway with stunning views. The motorway skirts around Granada and the Alhambra car park is easily accessed. There is a shuttle bus that takes you from the Alhambra direct to the Plaza de Nueva where itâ€™s a short walk to the Cathedral and Royal Chapel.
Location Type Mountain, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$86||$86||$600||$0||7 nights|
|All Dates||$86||$86||$600||-||7 nights|
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AvailableUnavailable Last updated: December 11, 2012 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
A Taste of Real Spain
We had one of our happiest holidays here! The setting of Casita Musica is even lovelier than the photos, lovely terraces, fabulous pool, and great views. We were delighted to receive such a generous welcome pack on our arrival, and a warm welcome from our hosts. Like other visitors have said, it was a very relaxing place to be, sitting aside surely one of the most picturesque villages in Spain, the lovely, and very friendly Lubrin. Lubrin has all you need with really good local shops and very reasonable places to eat, and a great local market for bargains on a Wednesday! The area has other great places to visit within the hour, the beautiful coastline, and villages with other great places to eat. It was a Spanish Idyll and we would love to come back and stay again.
Fabulous for walking and relaxing
Absolutely perfect for getting away from it all. We stayed late april/early May and had a wonderful time. We booked the apartment as part of a walking holiday. The walking guides were very easy to follow and gave a good selection of relatively easy short walks. The local village was nearby and the people were very friendly and welcoming. Eating out was a joy with a good variety of tapas and daily menus all very reasonably priced. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and happy to answer any queries we had. We would definately recommend to friends and hope to return ourselves.
Date: 13th May 2011
Fabulous location, apartment was fully equipped and very clean. Our hosts were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. The welcome pack was lovely and very unexpected nice touch. The village was lovely very friendly very Spanish the Restaurants in the Village were very reasonable and the food was excellent in all of them you must try the tapes in the town square. Will definitely return.
Phil and Wendy
Castle Douglas, SW Scotland
Very welcoming hosts to a lovely apartment set in a beautiful pa
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casita Musica in mid October. Weather was ideal, allowing us to enjoy swimming at the lovely local beaches and walking in the hills around the apartment using the detailed maps supplied in the apartment. John and Mair were very welcoming and helpful hosts. It is the perfect place to stay and visit unspoilt andalucia.
The Perfect Getaway
From the moment we arrived the warmth of the welcome matched the warmth of the weather. Our hosts John and Mair, could not have been more helpful, with information on local walks and places to eat and shop. The local village, a 5 minute walk away, have butchers and bakers but sadly no candle stick makers! However it has supermarkets providing all you will need to cater back at the apartment (and a wonderful market on a Wednesday). But if you wish to eat out then there are plenty of very reasonably priced bars and restaurants either a short walk or drive away. The apartment was comfortably furnished and also had a log burner which we would imagine would make the apartment cosy in the winter. There is even a TV to keep up with news from home. A car is essential if you want to explore further, as it is tucked away, but this is exactly what we wanted. It was a very memorable holiday and will definitely be returning.