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“Very comfortable and stylish "away from it all" break” You have to concentrate on your map directions to find the ‘Cave of the Cypress’ and I suggest you find it for the first time, during daylight. Once there, we found a beautifully appointed modern cave with everything we needed. It was comfortable temperature day and night, with a sheltered courtyard in which to eat and read. The complete silence was an outstanding part of the experience together with a unique landscape to roam in. We found everything we needed in the local market town of Baza and had some memorably good meals in hidden away restaurant bars. Having a bar and pool nearby was a hit with the teenagers.
“A charming house in a totoally quiet, idyllic location with kind and helpful owners.” The Cave House is clean, well equipped with a lovely garden and pool and good value. It is blissful lying by the pool when all you can hear are the crickets and birds, yet it is only a few minutes away from La Murada, a typical Spanish village where you can find all you need. The restaurants look like cafes but worth trying as you get a delicious BBQ and salad with a drink for 9euros. Although the Cave House is away from the village it is not solitary and the owners, who were very kind and helpful, live next door.
Although you could walk to the village I would recommend a car as there is a lot of interesting things to see and do - the Discover Costa Calida website is very useful. We chose to travel away from the hustle and bustle of the coast and found some interesting places to visit in land - Los Banos de Fortuna is a lovely spa village and really worth a visit. Also, my husband and 19year son (but I know they take younger children) had a fantastic day on enduro bikes with Solmoto, it is just beyond Lorca so about an hours drive but really worth it if you enjoy that sort of thing.
I would recommend the Cave House to anyone wanting the traditional villa with private pool experience without it breaking the bank as to add to the villa being value for money the flights to Alicante seem to be cheaper than to anywhere else too.