Piedras Brillantes is a beautiful villa available for renting for holiday use. The house was completed in April 2002.
From the house there are views across the valley to the mountains.
There are 4 bedrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a shower room and a swimming pool. One of the bedrooms is en-suite at roof level.
The village is quiet and very pleasant. There are few English speakers there (apart from schoolchildren). The surrounding countryside is good walking country and by car the coast can be reached in about 20 minutes, with a choice of good beaches and interesting fishing villages.
There are good restaurants, golf, riding, caving etc nearby and the usual attractions at the coast.
A car is necessary as there is little public transport in the area.
Here is more information on the house:
Casa Piedras Brillantes is situated in a small Spanish village with lovely views. It is surrounded on one side by an orange orchard, behind there is a small field, on the other side a hillock and in front a quiet road through the village.
It was completed in 2002 and is furnished to a high standard.
Three of the bedrooms and two bathrooms are downstairs and one is up in the tower.
The accommodation comprises:
Lounge – with open fireplace, stairs to tower, a television set equipped to receive UK stations by satellite and local stations and a heating/cooling unit.
Dining area – with triple patio doors to outside dining courtyard
Kitchen - with door to dining courtyard
Utility room – across the courtyard from the kitchen
Through arch in main room to:
Shower room – with toilet and washbasin
Passageway to pool
Bedroom 1 – with single bed and patio doors to pool. Fitted wardrobe
Bedroom 2 – with twin beds, patio doors to pool and fitted wardrobe
Bathroom – with bath, washbasin, bidet and toilet
Bedroom 3 – with twin beds and fitted wardrobes
Bedroom 4 – Upstairs in the tower. King-size bed, ensuite bathroom with bath, washbasin, toilet and bidet. Door to roof terrace.
The villa is fully furnished and equipped to accommodate seven people - detailed inventory of each room is available if required for information.
The kitchen is fully equipped and has a gas hob and electric oven and microwave oven. There is a fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The washing machine is in the utility room.
Bed linen and bathroom towels are provided, but you need to bring your own beach towels.
Each bedroom has a fan. The windows have insect blinds.
Outside the Villa:
Carport – with hard standing for two cars.
Swimming pool – 8m x 4m . There is a shaded area close to the pool and a low wall around the pool area to discourage small children from straying into the area.
Garden - The garden is gradually becoming mature. There are a variety of plants and trees. If you are in the house when fruit is in season help yourself (but not to the oranges in the orchard next door)....Read more
Piedras Brillantes Fuentes de Andalucia, Andalusia, Spain
Additional Location Information
The villa is located in a small village about 8 miles from the coast, slightly away from the main tourist area. The nearest resort is Mojacar, in the South East corner of Spain in the province of Almeria.
Left on 04/13/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 13, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
7 of us stayed at Piedras Brillantes over Easter and had a fantastic time.
The weather was sunny enough to live outside during most of the day and enjoy the pool, but not so hot that we needed to seek shade very often. We breakfasted outside in the morning sun, enjoying croissants from the local shop, and fresh-squeezed juice from the local oranges, which are incredibly sweet!
The villa is spacious and well stocked. We enjoyed the barbecue on a few occasions, there were numerous pool toys, a small (but diverse) library of English books, and English TV was available so we could keep up-to-date with the rotten weather that our freinds were putting up with back home!
We are not a particularly 'beachy' family, so whilst we visited the beach on a few occasions it was to explore rather than just lie in the sun. We did a different thing each day. We visited the market at Garrucha, and the deserted village at Marchalo Vinicas, but the most memorable event was the Semana Santa in Vera. This is a spectacular Easter procession with enormous effigies of Christ paraded through the town accompanied by marching bands, eerie costumes and clouds of incense smoke. Well worth experiencing if you visit at Easter.
Our boys are interested in wildlife and enjoy bird-watching. We were treated to swallows, Theckla Larks (we think) and a host of other fauna.
I am a runner, and found a lovely 7K route (advertised as a 'walk', but I ran it anyway) which starts from the villa with a nice down-hill warm up, along the bottom of the canyon which is cool and shaded and has interesting rock formations and a little stream; then about half-way through the run, the path emerges into sunlight again with a moderate climb on to the top of the canyon, and back through almond groves.
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