Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
'Finca' (Spanish word for country house) Los Palmitos is located in conservation area, nature park 'Cabo de Gata-Nijar', yet close to civilisation of Almeria city (50 km), Carboneras town (10 km) and Agua Amarga village (2.5 km) with one of the top 20 beaches in Europe, according to Sunday Times. There are about 5 golf courses nearby, lots of hiking routes, small and big picturesque beaches, wildlife that includes owls, chameleons, lizards...
The climate is unique for Europe, with over 240 sunny days a year, never cold in winter (January suntan is the best!) yet not as hot in summer as, say, Sevilla, Cordoba, or Granada. Perfect place to do nothing or to drive around to see the only semi-desert in Europe.
The house and all the facilities are situated on one level and are wheelchair friendly.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Agua Amarga 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Almeria 45 km, Nearest railway: Almeria 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Los Palmitos is a new house with its own swimming pool. Built 7 years ago in traditional Andalusian style yet with mordern materials as much 'eco-friendly' as possible. Kitchen is fully equipped, including a dishwasher, there is a breakfast bar with view to the swimming pool and the valley behind it. The house has underfloor heating and a fire log (winter nights in the desert might be as cool as 12 deg C! There is satellite TV (State European Channels only), DVD player, a lot of English language DVD and Video movies. For panoramic photo see villalospalmitos.com
|Further details outdoors|
Swimming pool is heated (a little bit, just 2 or 3 additional deg) by solar panels, all yours to enjoy 24 hours, it has a small children's pool built in. Jacuzzi is heated up to 35 deg C) Barbecue area has a sea view, nice shade in the middle of the day and electric lights for night time. You can have breakfasts, drinks and dinners on the terrace or on the roof. You can walk around for miles or just wander around the plot.
The English speaking owner lives nearby (about 300 meters) and would be happy to help.
The Costa de Almeria region
Cabo de Gata is a coastal area near Almeria with numerous little bays, caves, and secluded beaches (fine description of it in 'The Queen of the South' by Reverte), used to be a popular venue for pirats and smuggles, now favoured by artistic circles, yahtsmen, divers, hikers, lovers of nature. Perfect climate for those tired of rain and sun deficiency (over 240 sunny days a year). Lots of small, very often, solitary beaches, many accesible by car (you park on the beach!), some by foot only, and almost all of them by mountain byke.
Cabo de Gata
Almeria is the capital of the province of Almeria in the South-East of Spain. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, it is an important Mediterranean resort. Almeria has one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich coasts of the Mediterranean and has lots of wonderful beaches that make it one of Spain's natural jewels. One of the most attractive places to visit in Almeria is the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, which is the ideal place for those who are interested in nature. Here you will find solitary corners accessible only by sea and wonderful beaches and coves.
'Little Hollywood' (where a lot of cowboy movies were shot), 'Cuevas de Sorbas' (caves and nature reserve), hot spring spa, mountain range of Alpujarra (leading to Sierra Nevada), local wine producers and olive oil mills, all these places are only about 1 hour drive away.