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Farmhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Traditional Spanish cottage set in 192,000sq meters of private Almond, Olive and Fruit Groves.
Hidden away at the end of the main farmhouse, it has its own private patio entrance and unlimited access to the land.
The cottage still holds Spanish character whilst having the modern features to make your stay cosy and comfortable.
The name Escondite means 'Secret Hideaway or Special Place' in Spanish which we feel is just what the farmhouse has to offer.
The cottage is a 1 bedroom good size double room where a travel cot or small guest bed if traveling with small children can be set up in the bedroom. There is also fittings for a stair gate which upon request can be put in. Upstairs there is plenty of storage and hanging space for clothes.
A fully fitted bathroom is on the same floor with toilet, sink basin, bath and shower.
On the lower level the open plan kitchen area has a breakfast bar, well equipped kitchen and lounge area. Here there is a sofa bed which can also sleep a further 2 people which would be ideal if travelling with older children.
On the cooler nights a large log burner is in the lounge with free fire wood to use and snuggle up in front of.
The patio area has a outdoor table and chairs, BBQ and Seating area. Ideal for sunbathing, Al Fresco dining or taking in the stunning views whilst relaxing. This area gets the sun from morning till noon and the perfect spot for star gazing over the nights sky.
We then have the pool area which is a 6m round Natural filter pool which means no damage to swimwear, sore eyes or dry skin form going in the pool. It is a depth of 1.3m which stays lovely and warm right up until in the cooler season. This area gets the sun all day long and sun shade is provided via a raised pagoda area, parasols and the boarding trees. There is plenty of sunbathing and seating area with a raised area for bbq's and al fresco dining.
We offer a catered option, so if you would like to combine the privacy of a villa with the services of a hotel just drop us an email and we can explain out package.
Although set in a rural location there is the towns of Huercal Overa and Velez Rubio within 20 minutes and Santa Maria De Nieva within 10minutes drive away which have everything you need from local shops, bars and places to eat and a good selection of supermarkets.
Then Just a 10 minute walk away is a superb restaurant nestled in the hills.
Local Markets are held in the villages and towns weekly. with some of the most beautiful churches and buildings surrounding. Velez Rubio hold the history of the caves ' Los Letreros trails' which can be reached within 20 minutes.
The cottage is situated in the perfect location for keen mountain bikers, Road cyclist and walkers due to the ever rolling mountains, Trails and open roads. Also a great place for bird watching, painting and just relaxing in the peace and quiet or visiting the local golf courses and aqua parks
We are on a great route from all area's for anyone travelling around Spain with access to main roads with ease. The cottage make great for winter retreats as has a log burning fire and in a prime spot for exploring in the cooler months.
We are in land from the Costa Del Sol coast in the Andalucía mountains and can get to the beaches within 30 minutes drive where you have the choice of quiet coves or big open beaches with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants on the Mojacar coast line.
Upon arrival a little welcome pack will be in your cottage and we offer a 'packed lunch' for anyone wanting to go and explore.
We offer "Special Treats" such as honeymoon, Birthday, Anniversary and beauty packages, just a quick email to us and we can arrange.
WiFi can be accessed from the main house, but signal does not reach the cottage at the moment.
Owners live on site but the cottage is completely private adjoining at the end.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mojacar 45 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||18 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Almeria 120 km, Nearest railway: Huercal overa 24 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Andalucia region
The area of Andalucía has a rich history - the Moors played a huge part, leaving their mark in extraordinary buildings around the region. Columbus sailed from here, and the natural wonders of Andalucia are boundless, from rare birds to wonderful foods.
From impressive cathedrals to large national parks there is something for everyone here.
The climate around the Almeria area is known as one of the driest in Europe. With hot summers and mild winters you can almost guarantee your stay will be a pleasant one.
Known for it's wildlife, most notably birds, along the Almeria coastline is a number of wildlife sanctuaries. The best two are "de Adra Natural Reserve" which is hidden away amongst the growing tents, and "Punta Entinas-Sabinar Natural Area" near Roquetes de Mar. These are havens for aquatic birds migrating here from all over Europe.
The famous "Indalo Man" and the “Cuevos de Los Letreros” was also discovered in nearby Los Velez, a famous cave painting which has been adopted as the symbol of the whole region.
Escondite is situated amongst 192,ooo sq meters of stunning olive and almond growths, interwoven with walkers and mountain biking paths that link up the surrounding villages. In mid to late February the hills become a sea of pink and white blossoms as the almond trees bloom. The roads leading up to the property and the surrounding area are also ideal for road cycling, with some international teams choosing nearby Mojacar for their winter training.
The area is also ideal for keen astronomers, as there is next to no light pollution, so you have panoramic views of the night sky.
Nearby there are a mixture of small towns and rural farming villages, where your needs are catered for. There are well stocked supermarkets nearby and there are weekly markets held in both Velez Rubio and Heurcal Overa where you can buy anything from clothing to herbs and spices. There are also numerous pharmacies, tourist information offices, restaurants and cafes. Within 40 minutes is also Mojacar which boasts sandy beaches, a vibrant sea front and a historical mountain top village.
Within an hours drive is the city of Murcia, which on its outskirts is home to a large retail area with a large supermarket, various shops and restaurants and leisure facilities. Murcia is also home to "Aqua Natura" and "Terra Natura", a large water and animal park that is a fantastic day out. The animal park is open all year round but please note, the water park is only open in the summer months.
For the petrol heads we are also within reach of some world class famous motor racing circuits such as Cartagena, Almeria and Guadix where both 2 and 4 wheeled teams' race and test throughout the year and many track day companies' use throughout the winter. There is also 4x4 tours and other adventure activities offered by 'Adventure Velez' in nearby Velez Rubio.
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25 Jun 2014
"A bit of heaven"
A great location in the Spanish mountains with the freshest air and great views. It's so peaceful, relaxing and calming you have no choice but to chill. It is spotless and has everything you need and more, they have thought of everything. We did 2 taster nights and the food was fantastic, plentiful and great value. I highly recommend the BBQ night and dare you to eat it all. AM-AZ-ING! Better than most restaurants and all home cooked. Nothing is to much trouble for Kim and James, they are so helpful and friendly and go beyond their line of duty to make sure your stay is pleasurable, comfortable and memorable. They don't interfere with your stay, you will only see them if you want to. Sunbathing by the pool in the middle of the mountains with nothing but the birds singing was so tranquil and when I opened my eyes and looked at the views I had to pinch myself to make sure I was really here. Lived my stay, would highly recommend and will definitely be back.
Thank you so much for your kind words Norma. We will hope to see you back here soon. I have a new dessert I think you may like :) Once again many thanks :) Kim and James
10 Jun 2014
We stayed at Escondite for 4 nights in May and i cannot wait to return. Perfect tranquility, perfect accommodation, perfect hosts, perfect surroundings. The cottage has absolutely eveything you could possibly need for a self catered stay and some! The cottage is lovely, it really is a proper little home from home. I cannot fault it in any way at all. Kim and James have thought of everything and are such attentive hosts, they are there if you need them and are invisible if you don't. We also booked a couple of taster nights which are excellent value for money. The food is proper home cooked and is in abundance. You will leave here feeling fully satisfied and packed to the gunnels. Kim puts her heart and soul in to her cooking and it shows remarkably. The next time i go i will book the taster for every night! These two are very lovely people and have a very lovely and unique holiday rental here. It truly is a secret hideaway. I wish Kim and James all the very best and i will be seeing them again as soon as i can get booked. Escondite it was a pure pleasure. Jen D
Thank you so so much for your review Jen, And so pleased you had a lovely stay with us. We will look forward to welcoming you back :) Many Thanks from Escondite :)
6 May 2014
"The Ideal get away"
Stayed 5 days over Easter with wife and the two boys. Loved the privacy and seclusion of the place. The owners were having a pool installed in the grounds, at the far end of the property (which was l… More
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are looking forward to seeing you back in the near future (Pool is complete now) :) Many thanks Kim and James
1 May 2014
"Fantastic Gem for a get away"
Had a fantastic last minute break here at the start of April. We had lovely weather and was able to go out and explore the local areas from the cottage. Travelled with my partner. The cottage is very … More
Thank you for your review. Very pleased you had a lovely stay with us and shall look forward to seeing you both again. Take care
26 Mar 2014
"Real Hidden Gem"
This Cottage is the reason I have signed up to Trip advisor..After seeing the cottage firstly on Facebook we on the off chance got in touch to see if any chance for a late booking as we where down at … More
Really Really chuffed you had a lovely stay with us. Looking forward to seeing you both again. Thank you so much for the review. Take care
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