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Casita Musica

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Cortijo Fuente Arriba is a renovated Andalucian Farmhouse in the village of Lubrin in the Province of Almeria, Spain. The self catering cottage offers the best in holiday rental accommodation direct from the owners. Cortijo Fuente Arriba is set in 2 acres of terracing with truly panoramic views of the surrounding village and mountains.

The cottage has been renovated from an agricultural outbuilding and is designed for 2 people with comfortable self catering accommodation. There is a living room, with well equipped kitchen, spacious double bedroom and shower room. Outside has a private terrace with BBQ, garden furniture and also a lawn with stunning views which on a clear day, includes the Mediterranean which is about 12 miles away as the crow flies.

The landscaping in restful and relaxing and there is a swimming pool to cool down on those hot sunny days. If you are looking for solace and tranquility and an unforgettable experience of Spanish mountain hospitality, from the delightful and charming villagers, then please come and visit us at Cortijo Fuente Arriba

Lubrin Pueblo

Cortijo Fuente Arriba is within easy walking distance of the charming and delightful Andalucian village of Lubrin in the province of Almeria. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.

Lubrin is a small village of about 500 of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet. There are a number of Cafe/Bars that offer Tapas. Meson Molinos is a restaurant offering fine wines and a mouthwatering menu. Bar Lopez is located in Rambla Aljibe, which is one of the dozen or so hamlets in the Parish of Lubrin, where you can get a good wholesome 3 course Menu del Dias including wine for about 12 Euros

There are 3 Banks and the village shops include 2 Supermarkets, 3 Butchers, 3 Bakers (no Candlestick Makers!!) and an Ironmongers. You can buy anything from a pin to a Porsche( well not quite a Porsche). Market day is on a Wednesday when you can stock up with fresh fruit and vegetables on most days the fresh fish van comes up from the coast.

Life in Lubrin is a time warp and will remind us more senior citizens of an early childhood where family groups sit out on the streets on hot summer nights with children playing until the sun sets over the hill.

Where to go and what to do!

Lubrin is located about 1 hour cross country from Almeria Airport or 2 hours motorway/cross country from Alicante or Murcia Airports. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.

The more Spanish resorts of San Juan Torres and Aquilas (to the North) and Carboneras, Agua Marga and San Jose ( to the South) are about an hour away. These Spanish resorts, in Summer, are very much less crowded, especially mid-week, than Mojacar and Garrucha.

Places of Interest include Cuevas de Almanzora for its cave houses and Tabernas for its magnificent Desert National Park. At Tabernas is a Westen Theme park on the site of the Clint Eastwood Movies!

The Cabo de Gata National Park is one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich coastal strips in the western Mediterranean and is the first Natural land and sea park in Andalucia. The drive takes just over an hour and the route down the mountain, via Nijar, is very dramatic. The park offers walks on marked trails and tracks amongst native scrub and grasses, amidst the scent of wild lemon balm and the distinctive aromas of curry plant and herbs. You are able to follow inland trails and coastline.

The ancient Andalusian city of Almeria(1 hour away)lies sheltered at the base of a bay, proudly dominated by the amazing Alcazaba, a huge Moorish citadel with three walled enclosures dating from 995. From the citadel visitors have a good view of the city's most impressive and important Christian monument, the Cathedral, dating from 1524, designed more like a fortress than a church because of the need to defend it from pirate attacks. The Cathedral contains numerous art treasures, including a tabernacle dating from the 18th century, designed by Ventura Rodriguez. With its interesting medieval architecture, Almeria's old town is a delight to stroll through with its tranquil squares, archways and colonnades. The city also has a fascinating archaeological museum and unique cave dwellings in the hillside above the old gypsy quarter.

The Alhambra in Granada is a very popular place to visit by our guests. It takes just 2 hours to drive to Granada along the Almeria to Sevilla motorway with stunning views. The motorway skirts around Granada and the Alhambra car park is easily accessed. There is a shuttle bus that takes you from the Alhambra direct to the Plaza de Nueva where it's a short walk to the Cathedral and Royal Chapel.

Best time to go

June to September for "chill" by way of R&R and the swimming pool.

October and November for an Indian Summer.

November through April for self guided walking or mountain biking

February for the start of Spring and the almond blossom.

March to May for bird watching and wildflowers.

Rooms, food and facilities

The accommodation facilities include:

- 1 Bed + 1 Bath for up to two people

- Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom and Bathroom

- Shared Swimming Pool

- Private terraces with garden furniture and BBQ

- Utility Room with Iron

- Freeview Satellite TV and Radio

- Central heating and Log burning stove

- Laptop available

- Wireless Broadband

How to find us

By air: The nearest airports are at Alicante, Murcia & Almeria.

By road: 1hr North of Almeria.,2 hrs South of Alicante, 2hrs South of Murcia

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Mojacar 30 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Almeria, Alicante or Murcia 70 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Andalucia region

Andalusia is the meeting point of two continents, Africa and Europe, as well as the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

It is located at the south of the Iberian Peninsula and is the southernmost point of Europe. Its northern frontier is marked by the Sierra Morena Mountains, which separate the Castilian plain to the north and the Guadalquivir River basin to the south. To the west, the Guadiana River separates Andalusia from Portugal in the province of Huelva..

To the south, the waters of the Atlantic Ocean wash the shores of Huelva and Cadiz provinces, while the Mediterranean meets the coast in the provinces of Cadiz, Malaga, Granada and Almería. In the east, its frontiers are marked by the Mediterranean coast of Almería and the Levante area of eastern Spain. Covering 87,268 km², Andalusia is Spain's second largest Autonomous Region

Lubrin

Cortijo Fuente Arriba is within easy walking distance of the charming and delightful Andalucian village of Lubrin in the province of Almeria. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.

Lubrin is a small village of about 500 of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet. There are a number of Cafe/Bars that offer Tapas. Meson Molinos is a restaurant offering fine wines and a mouthwatering menu. Bar Lopez is located in Rambla Aljibe, which is one of the dozen or so hamlets in the Parish of Lubrin, where you can get a good wholesome 3 course Menu del Dias including wine for about 12 Euros

There are 3 Banks and the village shops include 2 Supermarkets, 3 Butchers, 3 Bakers (no Candlestick Makers!!) and an Ironmongers. You can buy anything from a pin to a Porsche( well not quite a Porsche). Market day is on a Wednesday when you can stock up with fresh fruit and vegetables on most days the fresh fish van comes up from the coast.

Life in Lubrin is a time warp and will remind us more senior citizens of an early childhood where family groups sit out on the streets on hot summer nights with children playing until the sun sets over the hill.

Where to go and what to do!

Lubrin is located about 1 hour cross country from Almeria Airport or 2 hours motorway/cross country from Alicante or Murcia Airports. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.

The more Spanish resorts of San Juan Torres and Aquilas (to the North) and Carboneras, Agua Marga and San Jose ( to the South) are about an hour away. These Spanish resorts, in Summer, are very much less crowded, especially mid-week, than Mojacar and Garrucha.

Places of Interest include Cuevas de Almanzora for its cave houses and Tabernas for its magnificent Desert National Park. At Tabernas is a Westen Theme park on the site of the Clint Eastwood Movies!

The Cabo de Gata National Park is one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich coastal strips in the western Mediterranean and is the first Natural land and sea park in Andalucia. The drive takes just over an hour and the route down the mountain, via Nijar, is very dramatic. The park offers walks on marked trails and tracks amongst native scrub and grasses, amidst the scent of wild lemon balm and the distinctive aromas of curry plant and herbs. You are able to follow inland trails and coastline.

The ancient Andalusian city of Almeria(1 hour away)lies sheltered at the base of a bay, proudly dominated by the amazing Alcazaba, a huge Moorish citadel with three walled enclosures dating from 995. From the citadel visitors have a good view of the city's most impressive and important Christian monument, the Cathedral, dating from 1524, designed more like a fortress than a church because of the need to defend it from pirate attacks. The Cathedral contains numerous art treasures, including a tabernacle dating from the 18th century, designed by Ventura Rodriguez. With its interesting medieval architecture, Almeria's old town is a delight to stroll through with its tranquil squares, archways and colonnades. The city also has a fascinating archaeological museum and unique cave dwellings in the hillside above the old gypsy quarter.

The Alhambra in Granada is a very popular place to visit by our guests. It takes just 2 hours to drive to Granada along the Almeria to Sevilla motorway with stunning views. The motorway skirts around Granada and the Alhambra car park is easily accessed. There is a shuttle bus that takes you from the Alhambra direct to the Plaza de Nueva where it's a short walk to the Cathedral and Royal Chapel.

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21 Apr 2014

5/5

"Lubrin.- Timeless, beautiful old Andalusian Mountain Village - a must!"

Beautiful old farm house out building in wonderful location.
Loved the stay - relaxing - time stood still in this old world small village.
Lovely walks, lovely accommodation, lovely people , really did not want to leave.
Loved the tapas and local wine.
Accommodation wonderful location and well appointed.

16 Jan 2014

5/5

"A tranquil,warm,relaxing holiday with very welcoming hosts."

Directions from Alicante were detailed and clear. We were greeted by John waving from the hilltop of Cortijo Fuente Arriba and over the next 10 days his & Mair's hospitality (never intrusive) & knowledge of Lubrin & the surrounding area were an important part of our holiday. We enjoyed two market days & coffees in the square of the pueblo (Lubrin) five minutes walk away where there are several friendly inexpensive eating places.
Walking was our main activity with a number of great self-guided walks into the hills mapped out by John. Take good trainers or walking boots.
Casita Musica was comfortable with adequate provision for self-catering & a slightly eccentric shower which on acquaintance was fine. The swimming pool was very welcome
& the evenings spent watching incomparable sunsets while chatting to our hosts were a delight. An excellent holiday for days spent in peace and clean air.

28 Sep 2013

5/5

"The perfect place to relax moving between the Andalucian hills and the sea"

This was exactly the type of holiday we wanted - restful, quiet, but with the opportunity to do things we wanted.
The owners lived on site and were very hospitable, offering us free drinks and nibbles at the end of days on occasions.
They gave us good info about the area and the owner had prepared 4 walks for us to go on. He was helpful as to which to go on and provided pictures to assist on the route. They could not have been more helpful when we needed assistance.
When we first arrived we came up a steep track and wondered what we were in for, but we could not have been more pleasantly surprised.
The pool seemed small when we first looked, but it was perfect to go in after some time in the sun and we did not need it to be bigger.
The owner provided excellent instructions as to how to drive from Almeria airport to their accommodation and said text when near so he could keep an eye open for us.
We could get the internet in the place but not in our actual living quarters - never minded going to a table near the pool, but ideally would have liked it available without moving!
Overall, we were delighted with our choice and would definitely recommend it to others.

3 Sep 2013

4/5

"Peace & Quiet!"

Hidden away up in the mountains John has created a tranquil and comfortable rental. The village of Lubrin is a short walk away and has a number of small and friendly bars with cheap but tasty tapas.
For the more adventurous the Alhambra in Granada is a day trip away and the coast can be reached in an hour or so by car. Mini Hollywood at Tabernas is worth a visit for the western show & zoo.
All in all a really peaceful getaway, thoroughly recommended.

19 May 2013

4/5

"A very relaxing home-from-home in a beautiful part of almeria pr"

John and Mair are very friendly and helpful hosts with two quiet and friendly dogs. They are always ready to give advice on the local area and provided a generous welcome pack of breakfast items and l… More

18 Sep 2011

5/5

"Spanish Idyll/Relaxed and beautiful environment"

The property exceeded our expectations, and is more impressive than the photos! We had a lovely relaxed holiday, the house is well maintained and in lovely grounds, and a small walk from the lovely v… More

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