Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This is a superb corner ground-floor apartment, sleeping up to 4 and just a few steps away from a triple swimming pool. There is air-conditioning in the living area & bedrooms and central heating for those chillier winter nights. The very large patio is well-equipped with dining table and chairs, sun loungers and a BBQ. It opens out onto a small private garden area. There is a grassy area below – a good place to play badminton or other games – the site also has several play areas for children and other swimming pools.
Hacienda Riquelme is built around an 18-hole par 72 golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus which recently hosted the 65th Spanish Professionals Championship. Even if you have no interest in golf it provides great views from the apartment. There are also tennis, padel and basketball/five-a-side courts on site; in addition there is an outdoor gym and several children's play areas. All the buildings are of low rise making a very attractive site. The fenced complex boasts a 24 hour gated entrance manned by smart and friendly security guards backed up by CCTV coverage & regular security patrols.
The ‘town centre’ at Hacienda Riquelme is built around a 19th century Hacienda and hosts a superb club house, supermarket, restaurant and bars. The supermarket is well stocked with fresh bread several times a day, both Spanish & British foodstuffs & English language papers . Meanwhile the village of Sucina only a 5-minute drive away has everything you need including 2 good supermarkets, restaurants and bars, banks and a lovely bakery.
Also, you will also have access to the excellent Polaris World facilities at the neighbouring Polaris World Resorts at La Torre, El Valle and Mar Menor, they range from a 10 – 30 minute drive away and a free shuttle bus operates regularly from Hacienda Riquelme to all these resorts. These facilities include - 5 star Intercontinental hotel, several 18 hole golf courses, a great selection of quality restaurants and bars, supermarkets, tennis courts, hair and beauty salon, spa, sauna, steam room, travel agency, healthcare centre.
Farmland and orange groves surround the resort but it is also within easy reach of an excellent motorway structure
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Los Alcazares 15 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia San Javier 15 km, Nearest railway: Balsicas 5 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
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
Property Type: 2 bedroom ground floor apartment
Air Conditioning: Full air conditioning i.e. in lounge/dining room and both bedrooms
Heating Full central heating (gas boiler)
Utilities: Dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, oven/hob, kettle
Living Room: Sofa, cupboards,occasional tables, TV/DVD
Dining: Dining table seating up to 6
Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double (5ft) bed & fitted wardrobes. Patio doors opening
onto terrace with views of orange groves & mountains.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds & fitted wardrobes. Patio doors opening onto terrace with
views of orange groves & mountains. Travel cot also available.
Bathroom Bath, shower, washbasin, WC, bidet
Entertainment: SatelliteTV and DVD/CD player
|Further details outdoors||
Outside: Large terrace accessed from lounge: large table and chairs for 6; BBQ; 2 sun loungers. Private garden overlooking pool and golf course (15th tee).
An information pack is provided in the apartment.
The Murcia region
The Murcia Region is located to the east of Andalucia in the sout-east of Spain close to the Mediterranean coast. Its warm, mild temperatures (with an annual average of 21 C) and low rainfall makes it an ideal holiday destination in any season. It enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year with mild winters and spring and autumn being seasons when one can play golf or explore the local countryside.
Unlike some other areas of Spain, it retains much of its Spanish character and, for example, Murcia city offers glimpses of original Spanish culture, including a cathedral with year-round exhibitions, wonderful shops and tapas bars, and even a casino.
The Mar Menor, which has over 44km of beaches with protected bays and coves, is separated from the Mediterranean by a strip of sand 22km long, which forms a barrier creating a shallow, warm lagoon. The Mar Menor’s waters warm up early in the year and stay at a fairly consistent temperature throughout the season.
There are national parks, such as Espuna, in the vicinity offering many opportunities for hiking and mountain biking.
Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort
The apartment is situated in an ideal holiday location, which enjoys over 300 days of sunshine every year with beautiful hot summers and mild winters. There is so much to see and do; here is just a small selection:
Murcia (30 minutes) – a very Spanish city set on the river with a magnificent cathedral, several museums, squares, a pedestrian old quarter lined with shops, department stores and a great selection of places to eat and drink. Murcia also hosts Terra Natura a lovely zoo/safari park and adjoining water park, Aqua Natura, the first water park in Murcia is 30,000m2 and is split into three different areas:
(1) One with slides (10 slides which includes the Kamikaze ride)
(2) The "lazy river" where you can relax and let the water take you along. This area includes a solarium where you can rent sunbeds.
(3) The swimming pool has a separate children's pool.
Cartegena (40 minutes) – New Carthage that was in Roman times There is an attractive seafront area lined with bars and restaurants, many ancient remains including an amphitheatre and a fascinating city with lovely old buildings. There is a branch of El Corte Ingles here (as there is in Murcia) – a fantastic department store.
Orihuela (45 minutes) – a very old Spanish town on a river with a lovely old quarter and cathedral. Again places to eat and drink!
Mar Menor: about 20 minutes away by car, many low-key resorts on this sheltered stretch of water – ideal for children. There are many beaches including Pilar de Horadada, Los Alcazares and San Pedro which all have glorious sand on the edge of the Mar Menor which is a tideless lagoon with clear blue warm waters separated from the Mediterranean by the La Manga ‘Strip’ making it safe for children and great for all water sports including wind-surfing and sailing. Boat trips operate out to the islands in the Mar Menor and there is a ferry to La Manga. Again many places to eat and drink. There is an excellent Tapas bar in Los Alcazares – La Tropical.
Calblanque (40 minutes) – a nature reserve on the coast on the way to La Manga – a wonderful place to swim, sunbathe and take a picnic – no facilities here! You can also see lovely flowers and birds at the right time of the year. You may even see a wild tortoise!
San Pedro Del Pinatar - There is a nature reserve on the salt flats that is one of the prime areas of ecological importance in Murcia and the famous mud baths in the salt flat area are said to heal skin complaints and rheumatism. Migratory flamingos make their way to Africa via this spot each September making this an excellent location for watching a variety of migratory birds.
Espuna (1 hour) – a National Park south-west of Murcia off the main route towards Granada/Almeria. This is a great area for walking and picnicking.