Casa Valentina Bed & Breakfast
B&B | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A very warm welcome awaits you from Min & Henry, come and stay at Casa Valentina Bed & Breakfast, near Pastrana, our renovated bed & breakfast is situated in a beautiful, very quite and tranquil country location; this is an ideal place to enjoy the sea, countryside and tourist attractions.
Find space to breathe, in a tranquil area that never gets crowded, which is en-route to towns, cities, beaches or the scenic mountains throughout the region of Murcia and beyond.
We are situated near the shores of the Mediterranean between Puerto Mazarrón and Águilas, and the 3 beautiful regional parks (Calblanque, Águilas and Sierra Espuña) are a short drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Playa Percheles 8 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia, San Javier 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
The Castilla La Mancha region
The Costa Calida Region:
The Region of Murcia: Región de Murcia is an autonomous community of Spain located in the southeast of the country, between Andalusia and Valencian Community, on the Mediterranean coast.
The autonomous community consists of a single province, unlike most autonomous communities, which have several provinces within the same territory. Because of this, the autonomous community and the province are operated as one unit of government. The city of Murcia is the capital of the region and seat of government organs, except for the parliament (Regional Assembly), which is located in Cartagena. The autonomous community and province is subdivided into municipalities.
The Region of Murcia is bordered by Andalusia (the provinces of Almería and Granada); Castile–La Mancha (the province of Albacete, which was historically connected to Murcia until 1980); the Valencian Community (province of Alicante); and the Mediterranean Sea. The community measures 11,313 km² and has a population of 1.4 million, of whom one-third live in the capital. The highest mountain is Los Obispos (2,015 m).
The region is a major producer of fruits, vegetables, and flowers for Spain and the rest of Europe. Wineries have developed near the towns of Bullas, Yecla, and Jumilla, as well as olive oil near Moratalla. Murcia is mainly a warm region which has made it very suitable for agriculture.
Murcia, which is situated in the south of the community, on its coastal border, with an area of 318'69 square kilometres. It adjoins the towns of Cartagena, Fuente-Älamo, Alhama de Murcia, Totana and Lorca.
The town consists of two important centres, where the majority of the population lives.
Mazarrón, about 5 kilometres from the coast and the
Port of Mazarrón, next to the Mediterranean Sea.
Of the twelve districts which are part of the town, the heaviest-populated are Ifre-Cañada de Gallego, Moreras- Bolnuevo and Majada, with small urban centres. In the rest of the districts, - Balsicas, Gañuelas, Algarrobo, Leiva, Mingrano, Rincones, Cañadas de Romero, Saladillo y la Sierra -the population is scarce and dispersed.
The landscape is quite rugged, the town being surrounded by ranges of mountains of medium altitude- Mingrano, Algarrobo, lo Alto, Almenara y Moreras. In the centre of the area there is a coastal plain which opens on to Mediterranean, forming the so-called Golf of Mazarrón, bordered by the capes Tiñoso and Cope, with expansive beaches of fine sand, small bays and cliffs.
Mazarrón starts its' modern history when it became independent from the Lorca Municipality in 1572, according to the Letter of Privilege conceded by Philip II to "the Houses of Alum of Almazarron"; but different ancient people have left their mark in these lands. So, we can find Arabic deposits, Phoenician remains (sunken boats on the coast) Carthaginian (coins) and Romans (housing, sculptures, coins ceramics milestones and saltings).All these peoples were looking in these lands for its deposits of different minerals (silver, zinc, lead, iron, etc.).
The origin of the word Mazarrón has different versions. Some historians suppose that it comes from the Arabic marsa-arón (lively, alert port), others think it comes from the Arab voice mazrán (which is at the limit), also from al-mezer (red ochre) and also there are some who believe that Almazarrón means “Port of the Romans”. Other versions relate Mazarrón with the word Maza (degeneration of Mastio) and with the Arabic word ron (roman thing), which would give us Mastia the Roman.
Mazarrón has been connected in its entire history with the plentiful mineral deposits in its ground, - galena argentífera, pitch blend, iron oxide and alum.Polibio, in reference by Estrabón, tells that in the zone called Ficariense, which was what Mazarrón was called in that era, there were more than 40.000 men working in the silver and lead mines, which are worked underground as well as on the surface.
Mining declined in the period of Arab dominion and with it the population of the territory reduced ostensibly. The only facts about this period date from the years 961 to 976 during the Caliphate of Alhaken Almoustansiz, in which small workings are mentioned at what we now know as Cabezo de San Cristóbal.
After the concession of this Royal Privilege, the territory once again became inhabited, forming an urban area round Cabezo de San Cristóbal, from which the present day Mazarron originates.
During the XV, XVI and XVII centuries, the population increased and important construction were built:
Castillo de los Vélez - XV Century. Only a few very deteriorated walls remain.
Iglesía de Sán Andrés - XVI Century(National Historic Monument). Mudejar stuccoed ceiling.
Iglesia de San Antonio - XVI Century. Recently restored.
Iglesia de la Purísima - XVI Century. Created as a hermitage. Enlarged in XVIII century.
Torre de Santa Isabel o Torre Vieja - XVI Century. Defence tower in The Port of Mazarrón.
Torre de los Caballos - XVII Century .In Bolnuevo. Adjoined to this is the Santuario de la Purísima.
Interior ofe la Purísima
Tower of la Cumbre
The great mining splendour of Mazarrón is in the XIX century and the early XX century, finishing with 324 workings - 214of iron, 103 of lead and silver, 5 of copper and 2 of alum. Also 12 gypsum quarries were worked. In the Port of Mazarrón there were some salt mines and a foundry for the minerals.
It is in these centuries when Mazarrón obtains its highest population level , reaching 40.000 inhabitants. The present-day Council House - The Town Hall, was built, in a modern style which is declared a National Historic Monument.
In the middle of this century, the mine workings are finished, and agriculture and tourism become the fundamental source of wealth.
The present-day economy of Mazarrón depends basically on agriculture and tourism.
Although the crop of tomatoes in its different varieties is the most important product in this area, Mazarrón does not stop at only this product and at present there are also farms dedicated to the growth of lettuces, melons, water melons, cucumbers, peas, etc..
Many of these crops are grown in greenhouses and the most advanced technology is used, which permits a high efficiency and excellent quality. Although of lesser importance, typical Mediterranean products are grown in the town, like almonds, olives, citrus fruits and cereals.
Another basic mainstay of the economy of our town is tourism. All the coastal area, from the borders with Cartagena to the borders with Lorca, is scattered with residential areas next to the beaches and bays. The mild climate during the whole year results in an important number of European residents in our coast.
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