El Lentiscar – Home 304607 Villa
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
El Lentiscar – Home 304607
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Villa / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Nearest beach 92 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
'El Lentiscar' is a handsome two-towered villa built in 2007, nestled on a hillside, in a 5,000m² landscaped plot, with olive trees, 500m² of marble flagstones, a 4 x 10m private pool, outdoor kitchen/barbacue/shower room/spare room, and spectacular views across the valley of the Quipar and Argos rivers to the town of Cehegín (pop. 15,000) and the imposing 5,000m peaks above Caravaca de la Cruz. The main house is laid out on a spacious open plan, with a kitchen area, dining area, and living area with broad open fire, sofas and flatscreen TV/DVD player. There is a large family bathroom, with shower/bath, vertical radiator, and a modernist ensuite to the master bedroom, which has French windows to the main patio/garden area (ideal for a midnight swim!). Up a winding staircase in the tower is a huge 8m x 8m suntrap terrace, sheltered on all four sides, with wooden loungers for sunsoaking. The pool is less than 5 years old, and has a large paved area with teak
'El Lentiscar' is a handsome two-towered villa built in 2007, nestled on a hillside, in a 5,000m² landscaped plot, with olive trees, 500m² of marble flagstones, a 4 x 10m private pool, outdoor kitchen/barbacue/shower room/spare room, and spectacular views across the valley of the Quipar and Argos rivers to the town of Cehegín (pop. 15,000) and the imposing 5,000m peaks above Caravaca de la Cruz. The main house is laid out on a spacious open plan, with a kitchen area, dining area, and living area with broad open fire, sofas and flatscreen TV/DVD player. There is a large family bathroom, with shower/bath, vertical radiator, and a modernist ensuite to the master bedroom, which has French windows to the main patio/garden area (ideal for a midnight swim!). Up a winding staircase in the tower is a huge 8m x 8m suntrap terrace, sheltered on all four sides, with wooden loungers for sunsoaking. The pool is less than 5 years old, and has a large paved area with teak sun loungers on one side. It is not fenced. The garden has young apricot, peach, plum, cherry and almond trees, maturing pines, cypresses and olive trees, set in gravelled pathways around the main paved terracing. The extremities of the plot merge into the natural earth and grasses of the hillside, which is known as 'La Muela.'
The property is wonderfully secluded, set a short way (400m) along a rutted road, with neighbouring plots, almost invisible, occupied by quiet and courteous local families. It is approximately a mile away from the charming medieval hilltop town of Cehegín, perhaps the most picturesque in all Murcia, which offers the full range of amenities--including excellent restaurants and retailers--in an unobstrusive way. Within 600m is the celebrated 'Via Verde ('The Green Way'), a haven for cyclists, walkers, joggers and strollers, which crosses the River Quipar on a spectacular viaduct, nestled under the equally famous ruins of the walled Romano-Visigoth city of Begastri.
Cehegín itself is 65km distant frm Murcia city, along a splendid little-used autovia (motorway/dual carriageway). Murcia is capital of the region (population 450,000), which is well served by San Javier and Alicante airports. A range of Costa Calida beaches are within easy striking distance (1½ hours uncluttered drive) but a holiday at 'El Lentiscar' is for country lovers with modern tastes, not for beach-seekers. You'll probably need to speak a bit of Spanish, be confident with map-reading, and handling a left-hand drive hire car, to get here. When you do, we think you'll think it was worth it!
Location description from owner
The Region of Murcia region
The Region of Murcia enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with warm winters and hot summers, when the daily maximum regularly exceeds 40 °C. With little annual rainfall, the region has between 120 and 150 days in the year when the sky is completely cloud-free. April and October are the heaviest months for rain. Inland, where the property is situated, Murcia is a mountainous region, while on the plains towards the coast, the region is a major producer of fruit, vegetables, and flowers for the rest of Europe. Wineries have developed near the towns of Bullas (the neighbouring town to Cehegin), Yecla, and Jumilla, as well as olive oil near Moratalla (also close at hand). Culturally, Murcia has a rich heritage, from both the Christian and Moslem worlds, and is dotted with castles, churches, hot baths, and places of outstanding natural beauty. It also has a lively Spanish coast life--golf resorts, Costa Calida beaches, clubs and watersports--all of which can be accessed within an hour or two's drive.
Historians have connected the name Cehegín with that of a North African tribe, which invaded Spain in the 11th century. Cave paintings at Peña Rubia, a few kilometers outside the town, show the area was settled during pre-historic times; the same area is rich in fossils for amateur palaeontologists. The ancient town of Begastri, part of the panoramic view the property enjoys, was settled during the later bronze age and was an important town during the time that the region was occupied by the Romans and the Visigoths. With the arrival of the Moors, the town proper shifted to its present location at Cehegin. Rich conquistadores returning from South America built large and imposing houses in the 'Casco Antiguo' (Old Town), many of which have been tastefully renovated in recent years. A beautiful square at the top of the Old Town, flanked by palaces, a towering church, and a pleasant hotel with terrace bar, is one of many fine places in Cehegín to enjoy an evening drink or stroll.
The town is connect with the hillside where the property stands by the 'Via Verde,' or 'Green Way,' a major environmental project in the region. The Way runs at a gentle gradient from Murcia to Caravaca on the track of a disused railway line, and is well sign-posted and reconditioned, for walkers, backpackers, cyclists and joggers. A series of visits can be planned to the nearby towns of Bullas, Caravaca, and Mula; each is rich in activities suitable for both adults and children, whether it's the Go-Karts at Bullas, the hot spas at Archena, or the chic boutiques of Murcia city.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 4 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 09 May 2016
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German
This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Jan 2013. Located in Region of Murcia, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £795.
The Owner has a response rate of 44% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 May 2016.
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– based on 2 reviews
- Very Good
“Fabulous - perfect base for exploring or doing nothing!”
Spent a very happy New Year here with teenage children and extended family - ideal place for just relaxing or maybe summoning up enough energy for a dip in the pool! Lots of room and stylishly equipped, with everything you could need for a long stay. We enjoyed Cegahin itself very much, really pretty old hill town, and also did a bit of exploring further afield, a trip to the beach and to the hot spring spa baths, along with some shopping in Murcia. I'm sure we will be back!
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