Fort | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Situated in the unspoilt, picturesque village of Perin near Cartagena, the finca has recently been restored to a very high standard, and can accommodate up to six guests in comfort. As well as affording stunning views of the mountainous surrounding landscape, the property is also set in 3/4 of an acre of olive and almond groves (stunning when in blossom in February). The fabulous walking opportunities in this friendly village are too numerous to mention, and Perin benefits from the Costa Calida's 320 days of sunshine and pleasant, mild winters.
Access and surrounding areas:
A car is essential for accessing the property from the local airports, and for generally getting around (nearest restaurant within 5 minutes' drive, nearest beach – El Portus – ten minutes' drive etc.), and we are happy to recommend some excellent value car hire companies, if required. The historic and authentically Spanish port of Cartagena is only 15 minutes away, and it offers some great shopping opportunities (El Corte Inglès, Zara, Zara Home, Adolfo Dominguez, Mango, hypermarkets, markets etc.), as well as some wonderful culinary and cultural distractions.
For those who prefer the fast life, Cartagena's up-and-coming race circuit is also nearby. The pretty seaside resorts of La Azohia, Isla Plana and Puerto de Mazarron, which have plenty of tapas bars and some great beaches, are also accessible within a 15-20 minute drive, while the natural wonder of the Mar Menor can be reached within 30 minutes (and can be seen from our roof terrace). If golf's your thing, you can be on one of the many first-class courses in the area in half an hour, including the prestigious Hacienda del Alamo, La Manga and La Torre courses. The finca's location is also well-placed for those who are property-hunting on the Costa Calida.
The perfect retreat:
This retreat offers the perfect get-away for those who enjoy the tranquility of a rural setting, without being too far from 'civilisation' or an opportunity to chill out at the beach. There are two good-sized bedrooms, and the largest of these, the master bedroom in the older part of the property, has a huge en-suite with a luxurious walk-in shower area complete with views of the garden and the nearby hills. A third bedroom (twin) is available for a small supplement for parties who require it. There is also a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with a cosy fireplace for the chillier winter nights. The property's rear terrace provides a welcome shaded refuge from the sun in the hotter months and views over the fruit trees, while its large roof terrace provides an ideal 'sundowner' setting for watching the sun dip behind the mountains.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portus 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||12 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia 35 km, Nearest railway: Cartagena 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Murcia region
The Costa Cálida (Spanish pronunciation: [?kosta ?kaliða], "Warm Coast") is the approximately 250 km stretch of Mediterranean coastline of the Spanish province of Murcia. This region has a micro-climate which features comparatively hot mean annual temperatures (and hence its name, "Warm Coast") and a relative degree of aridity (precipitation averaging less than 34 cm annually).
The Costa Cálida extends from El Mojón in the north near the province of Alicante, to near the municipality of Águilas in the south bordering on the region of Almería province.
The northern end of this coastline includes the Mar Menor ("Little Sea"), a coastal saltwater lagoon which at around 170 km2 is Europe's largest. The Mar Menor is separated from the Mediterranean by a 22km-long spit of land called La Manga, on which most of the tourism development for the region has been constructed. Cartagena and Mazarrón are two other important coastal towns in the region.
Golf is a popular pastime for visitors and residents. There are many PGA championship courses such as El Valle which hosted the PGA European Seniors Tour in June 2011, Hacienda del Alamo which is the longest golf course in Spain and the famous La Manga Club.
Cartagena (Spanish pronunciation: [karta?xena]) is a Spanish city and a major naval station located in the Region of Murcia, by the Mediterranean coast, south-eastern Spain. As of January 2011, it has a population of 218,210 inhabitants being the Region's second largest municipality and the country's 6th non-Province capital city.
Cartagena has been inhabited for over two millennia, being founded around 227 BC during the Phoenician conquest as Qart Hadasht. The city lived its heyday during the Roman Empire, when it was known as Carthago Nova (the New Carthage) and Carthago Spartaria, capital of the province of Carthaginensis. It was one of the important cities during the Umayyad invasion of Hispania, under its Arabic name of Qartayannat al-Halfa.
Much of the historical weight of Cartagena in the past goes to its coveted defensive port, one of the most important in the western Mediterranean. Cartagena has been the capital of the Spanish Navy's Maritime Department of the Mediterranean since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. As far back as the 16th century it was one of the most important naval ports in Spain, together with Ferrol in the North. It is still an important naval seaport, the main military haven of Spain, and is home to a large naval shipyard.
The confluence of civilizations as well as its strategic harbour, together the rise of the local mining industry is manifested by a unique artistic heritage, with a number of landmarks such as the Roman Theatre, the second largest of the Iberian Peninsula after the one from Mérida, an abundance of Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine and Moorish remains, and a plethora of Art Nouveau buildings, a result of the bourgeoisie from the early 20th century. Cartagena is now established as a major cruiser destination in the Mediterranean and an emerging cultural focus.
It is the first of a number of cities which eventually have been named Cartagena, most notably Cartagena de Indias (Cartagena of the Indies) in Colombia.
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