Set in its own eight acres of terraced land, our 'cortijo' has wonderful views down towards the coast below and easy access to the mountains above. The surrounding hills are excellent walking country. The farmhouse is in a serene location among almond groves and 200-year old olive trees half way up the valley of Fuente Amarga. With fresh air and utter peace and quiet away from the packed costas.
The farmhouse has 5 bedrooms (3 doubles, one twin and one triple) and there is a bathroom on each floor. There is plenty of space for everyone to spread out with large comfortable living areas both upstairs and downstairs. The upstairs lounge has a good varied selection of DVDs and videos and the library downstairs has hundreds of English (and German and Spanish) fiction and non-fiction books for our guests.
In the centre of the upstairs "long room" is a large dining table. Alternatively, you dine in the kitchen or, of course, outside.
At the other end of the upstairs living room is a fireplace with working log burner, surrounded by Moroccan style furniture.
Each bathroom has a full length bath tub with shower, toilet, sink and bidet.
The house is in the province of Almeria, an area within the region of Andalucia, the southernmost region of Spain. The house is approx. 15 minutes from the small market town of Huercal-Overa (all amenities) and 45 minutes from the coast at Mojacar (beach bars, all amenities, diving, water sports). The local landscape is arid semi-desert which certainly has its own beauty. The surrounding valleys are covered with olive groves, almond, fig and pomegranate trees....Read more
Left on 04/26/2010 for a stay in August 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 26, 2010Stayed Aug 2009
This is the perfect example of actually finding the
location is better-looking than the pictures. Not
just a room with a view, we enjoyed a panoramic
feast from indoors and out. Here was space and
luxury mixed with cosy and salt of the earth
qualities - you can't beat it. A true breath of
fresh air, we spent our time lazing by the pool,
enjoying the weather, food, a bit of yoga (ideal
location) and peace, as well as the sights and
sounds on trips to local areas like Murcia - total
relaxation. Surrounding the house are perfect spots
for intimate to large occasions - we barbecued,
chilled out in the garden and found countless
places to just think and gaze or go for wanders -
little ones, but those who like walking will find
miles of ground to cover. Inside are simple and
beautifully decorated rooms and a giant living area
with fireplace as well as a smaller lounge area for
reading and telly. If you want bars and local life
then town is only minutes away, though you wouldn't
know it from the house, and the beach is not far if
you crave the sea. There are some brilliant food
finds in restaurants, but if you like cooking then
here's a great sociable kitchen for cooking local
fare and hanging out around the long wooden table.
One of our favourite holidays, the owners make
booking easy and really provide the goods. And we
went with friends and didn't fall out once! Good
vibrations! This is a real dream home and makes you
feel like you live on holiday - shame we had to
wake up and get the plane home!
“One visit wasn't enough, we went back again and again...”
Left on 04/13/2010 for a stay in May 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 13, 2010Stayed May 2009
Beautifully furnished, comfortable house, offering peace, serenity, calm, relaxation, privacy, fantastic views, gorgeous swimming pool and outdoor sun terraces, pure escapism from the stresses of everyday life...
And if you fancy a change from total relaxation, the nearby towns have great Spanish markets, lovely beaches and plenty of restaurants/bars!
This was a perfect holiday, enjoyed so much that we've been back three times over the past few years and already planning our next trip! Thank you!
Left on 04/12/2010 for a stay in August 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 12, 2010Stayed Aug 2009
A fabulous location for those wanting to get away from it all without losing all mod cons. Only a short trip to beaches / shopping towns. I will always remember my first sighting of the Milky Way, and my first shooting stars shower. Bliss.
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