Cortijo Canaica Romero
About the home
From this superb villa, set in a 'protected' rural area, morning sunrises over the Mediterranean Sea are spectacular. So too are the hauntingly beautiful Cabrera mountains & the old coastal hill village of Mojacar, when they are kissed by the soft rays of the evening sun. The setting is ideal for: people seeking a 'getaway from it all' holiday with a touch of luxury; wild-life & country lovers; golfing enthusiasts; families with older children who want a quiet country base whilst being within easy reach of unspoiled beaches, horse riding stables & marine activities etc. - all just a 15 to 20 minute drive away. The region is ideal for walking, horseriding, swimming, water sports & tennis. There is a wide selection of good restaurants where you can sample local specialities as well as international cuisine at reasonable prices. - More on the local amenities in the 'Bedar area' section.
The villa has a 33 foot pool where you can swim & relax on the sun loungers whilst enjoying the tranquility of the campo. There is a shaded area where you can enjoy drinks & 'nibbles' whilst soaking up the views. The extensive secluded central courtyard & terrace provide an ideal setting for alfresco dining & sunbathing.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Mojacar Beach, 20km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Cortijo Canaica Romero is all on one level, providing easy access to the interior of the property from the car. You enter THE GRAND MAIN ENTRANCE HALL through large arched double wooden doors & immediately glimpse the views across the courtyard towards the coastal plain & the sparkling Mediterranean Sea from the full width, glass sliding doors.
THE OPEN PLAN LOUNGE AREA is spacious & is furnished with a three seater & a two seater leather sofa, two large glass topped coffee tables & 2 modern standard lamps. The flat screened TV, the easy to use Humax box & DVD player are housed in a matching unit. The efficient log burning fire, with its hot air circulation pump, is enhanced by the 'floor to high ceiling' bespoke marble fire setting.
THE DINING AREA has a glass topped table with 4 leather dining chairs. The window facing the pool offers views across to the village. The vista of the village from the dining table, especially when lit by its sparkling street lamps in the evening, will add another dimension to your holiday dining. The large sliding, glass doors, on the opposite wall, lead directly out into the central courtyard & make for easy & relaxed outdoor dining.
THE AMERICAN STYLE OPEN PLAN KITCHEN with its 'locally' quarried granit worksurfaces enables you to prepare & cook meals without being isolated from other members of your party. The kichen boasts a 'Smeg' 5 burner hob, stainless steel full 'fan assisted' oven & matching stainless steel microwave, large 'frost free' fridge/freezer & a fully intregrated dishwasher.
The larger than average MASTER EN-SUITE BEDROOM has a king size four poster bed & generous fitted wardrobes & cupboards. The en-suite facilities include a spacious 'open plan' shower area - ideal for those of us who dislike cramped shower cubicles. A 'w.c.', washbasin & bidet complete the sanitary ware. A modern stainless steel & glass bathroom cabinet complements the room.
THE TWIN BEDDED ROOM, also fitted with generous wardrobes & cupboards, is furnished with matching wrought iron headboards, bedside tables & lamps. The adjecent bathroom has the same type of 'open plan' shower area as the en-suite with w.c., washbasin & large, modern, free-standing bathroom cabinet.
BOTH BEDROOMS ARE FITTED WITH AIR CONDITIONING UNITS IN ADDITION TO THE COOLING FANS.
THE UTILITY ROOM has a washing machine, ironing board, iron, indoor drying facility & storage shelves.
All the main rooms are fitted with cooling ceiling fans for summer use & the house is fitted with full central heating for winter guests.
Further details outdoors:
Cortijo Canaica Romero is set on an large elevated plateau. Unlike many country properties, this villa offers easy access from the road via a long & private 'tarmac' drive. This ensures that our guests need not worry about the prospect of having to navigate their cars along uneven, bumpy, dusty, unmade approach roads.
The large flat parking area allows our clients to drive right up to the spacious covered outdoor entrance porch. With just 2 shallow steps up to the entrace porch, the whole layout ensures that our guests can easily unload heavy cases & shopping without having to negotiate steep steps or narrow winding driveways. Once in the entrance porch it's straight through the large double doors & into the villa - no further steps inside the property - ideal if someone in your party uses a modern wheelchair or feels more at ease with a holiday property that is all on one level .
The vast, secluded outdoor central courtyard, with its views towards the sea, is ideal for sunbathing & alfrecco dining. It has a glass topped table & four chairs, gas BBQ and minimalist cacti garden. At the far end of the courtyard is the white balustraded terrace that stretches across the full width of the villa. You can access the courtyard & terrace from the lounge area, the dining/kitchen area & the entrance hall via the 3 very large glass sliding doors. Just one or two shallow steps takes you outside the villa.
The 33 foot long pool is situated on the Bedar Village side of the villa. Its enclosed by low white walls & decorative arches, allowing our guests to swim & relax on the comfortable sunloungers whilst enjoying the stunning views & the serenity of the surrounding 'campo'. A section of the pool terrace provides a shaded & curtained sitting area with table & chairs - an ideal setting for enjoying a cooling drink & apperitivos. The outdoor shower is set within a free-standing tiled spiral screen.
Cyprus trees, palms & evergreen shrubs have been carefully planted to enhance the villa without compromising the extensive views.
The outside areas of the villa, the pool itself & the surrounding paved area have been fitted with a number of outside lights. It provides the perfect backdrop for the famed warm, balmy evenings with which we are blessed in this unique part of Spain.
The Costa de Almeria region
Bedar is situated within the wider area of the 'Costa de Almeria'. The climate is one of the driest & sunniest in Europe with approximately 320 days of sunshine each year. The area is renowned for its long,clear sunny days that can last throughout the whole year. It is an ideal choice for those wanting to get away from the uncertanty of the UK climate .
Historically, this part of Andalucia has been greatly influenced by Moorish culture & art. Local villages & towns still celebrate the early Moorish & Christian contributions to Spanish culture through their many fiestas.
Many places of interest that can be reached comfortably on half day & full day trips. These include:
The beautiful city of Granada with its world famous Alhambra Palaces, its Arab quarters & its tapas bars - 2 hrs. approx;
The old cities/towns of Murcia, Lorca & Cartegena are well worth a visit;
The beautiful Sierra Navada National Park has many ski slopes & walking tracks. This area often has snow for up to 5 months of the year. Depending upon your destination, reaching this large national park will take between 1.75 & 2.50 hrs. approx.;
The isolated Coastal Cabo de Gata National Park is an easy 30 minute drive from Bedar;
The 'hanging houses' & caves at Sorbas are ideal for a short trip. A little further away are the cave houses of Cuevas de Almanzora & the Spaghetti Western theme parks in the Desert National Park aprox. 2 hrs away.
The Mojacar / Bedar area
Bedar is an authentic Spanish village, recently voted one of the top 20 places to live in Spain. It has been in existence since around the 8th century. It nestles into the lower slopes of the Filabres mountains & is just a 15 to 20 minute drive from the coastal resorts of Garrucha & Mojacar Playa, as is the white coastal hill village of Mojacar Pueblo. Because of the quality of light & the diverse landscape, the village is popular with artists. They are particularly attracted by the naturally vibrant colours provided by the orange & lemon trees in summer, the pomegranate trees & prickly pears in autumn & the softer, delicate almond blossom in spring.
Local amenities are comprehensive. In Bedar there are 2 metro style stores. Additional facilities include: 4 bars, 3 restaurants, a post office, a bank, a bakers, a doctors surgery & a pharmacy. All these are within easy walking distance of the villa. One restaurant, just above the 'fuente' - the fountain where drinking water is still collected - is nearer, as it is en-route into the village.
Nature lovers will love the diversity of flora & fauna around Bedar. In previous years up to 70 species of birds have been seen. Protected wild Ibex goats can be spotted on the high mountain ridges around the villa & golden eagles frequently glide on the thermals above the house. Tortoises can be seen in the natural 'campo' around the villa itself.
For golf lovers, there are a number of good & interesting golf courses nearby:
The Cortijo Grande course is a hidden gem, set deep in a quiet green valley beneath the stunning Cabrera Mountains. It is conveniently situated between Bedar & Turre on the 'old road'; Desert Springs Golf course has much more than golf to offer. It's well worth a drive just to experience the imaginative 'desert' setting; Both Valle Del Este & Marina Golf Courses are in lovely settings and have breathtaking sea views.
Colourful local markets display a wide variety of interesting locally grown & caught produce. In particular, the more obscure ones are often patronised by 'smallholders' selling their much sought-after seasonal fruit & vegetables. The local markets are also renownd for their dried hams & quality cheeses. Fresh fish & seafood can be bought in the markets, from local supermarkets & directly from ports such as Guarrucha. The area is famous for its barbecued seafood & grilled sardines.
(A detailed guide, including dates & times, is available at the villa.)
How to get there
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Our Villa is located on an extensive plateau, within 2.5 acres of natural countryside on the slopes of the fairly gently rising mountainside between the picture postcard village of Bedar & the smaller village of Serena. It is within easy walking distance of both villages. Cortico Canaica Romero can be found along a private 'tarmac' drive off the quiet country road linking the two villages of Bedar & Serena. It can be reached easily as the road networks are well signposted &, more importantly, we provide 'tried & tested' detailed maps & directions from airports & ports for all our clients.
Almeria Airport is 40 to 50 minutes; Murcia (St Javier) -1h 1/2 to 2 hours, & Alicante - 2 to 21/2 hrs.
Flights into Almeria depart from Manchester, East Midlands, Gatwick, Stansted & Luton.
Monarch flies out of Manchester; Jet2 out of Birmingham. Monarch, Easyjet & My Travel out of Gatwick; Monarch out of Luton; EasyJet & Ryan Air out of Stansted & Ryan Air out of East Midlands.
Activities near Mojacar
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
23 Jul 2012
We stayed at this villa for a week it wasnt long enough really we would have liked longer.
The place is beautiful, lovely views and the pool is just perfect, not too deep which was lovely for me as im not a brilliant swimmer.
Our daughter would have been in the pool 24/7 if she had the chance.
Everything at this villa is lovely, we felt it was very home from home which made it a comfortable stay.
We will definately return in the future, the weather was great as well.
The owners Christine and Chris are really lovely people and great to deal with, they have a really lovely home, also instructions to get there were perfect, spot on!!
02 Jul 2012
My wife and I stayed at Cortijo Canaica Romero (Bedar) for one week in June 2012. On arrival at the Villa we were met by Chris who showed us around and gave us some useful facts about the area. The Villa was everything we expected and more; we were not disappointed. The views are truly spectacular, and the patio areas around the Villa offer both shade and all day sun. The setting was fantastic and we woke up each morning to the wonderful views towards the old town of Bedar and also down towards Mojacar and the Mediterranean. The swimming pool is large and the surrounding patio area offers a vey private and spacious area for relaxing.
The overall layout of the Villa is excellent, everything was spotless and the interior beautifully designed - A real "home from home" with everything you need for a relaxing, peaceful, holiday – the sounds of the Bedar Church Bells in the distance makes the location really tranquil and something special.
We would recommend this Villa for either couples or small families that are looking for a peaceful secluded holiday in a Villa that is of an extremely high standard and commands some of the best views in the area.
We simply loved staying at Villa Cortijo Canaica Romero, and we would hope to return in the near future.
12 Nov 2011
We have recently returned from our first visit to Cortijo Canaica Romero. Our group of four were visiting Almeria for the first time and hoped to access some of the unique Regional Parks to get in some walking and sight seeing. The villa proved to be the ideal base. In simple terms the accommodation and the service offered by Chris and Christine were exceptional. Booking, confirmation and receipt of local information was trouble free and as promised the villa manager was there to greet us even at 10.30pm. We flew with Ryanair to Murcia and picked up a hire car through Atesa (Excellent service). Perfect directions and maps provided by Christine enabled us to arrive at our destination just two hours after landing. The complimentary Rioja and chocolates were a lovely touch. After a quick explanation of how things worked (air con etc) we took the five minute drive to Bedar. As you would expect in a mountainous area which offers such impressive views the roads are not straight but the journey is straight forward if you don't try and take your car through the villages very narrow streets. The local bars and restaurants were all open and the cost of food and drink was impressively cheap compared to other more touristy locations. There is a strong ex pat community and the sound of UK voices is not uncommon although the true Spanish aspects of the village are very strong. Three good restaurants in the village plus the villa BBQ served us well for our seven day stay. We used to drive down, park the car and walk back having sampled the local food, wine and even cocktails. The walk back takes from 20 to 30 minutes (torch essential - also provided). I t was my pleasure the next morning to then stroll down to the' Panaderia' ( Bread shop) and small local supermarket,' pick up bread, bottled water and the car and arrive back at the villa to enjoy breakfast on the terrace. The pool was as Christine had hinted, by late October a little cool but we still enjoyed some lazy mornings around the pool on the loungers. The local history is very much dominated by Mining and there are some easy well signed 3 to 4 hour walks which take you right into the heart of the local landscapes. Further afield we visited Mojacar, Fort Bravo, Almeria town and spent our last day in Cartagena which is en route to the airport if you have a late flight.
The only word of caution would be to those who can't drive or don't like driving on narrow roads. Even though they are not busy you need to concentrate particularly if you are not familiar with left hand driving
All in all the villa offered everything as promised and we would certainly recommend without reservation if you want a peaceful break in a spotless well equipped villa that is exactly as presented on the websites.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
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|High||15 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 862||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 4|
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|High||15 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 912||-||-||1 Week|
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