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Karen 4 Townhouse

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Description from owner

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VERY IMPORTANT: This property complies with all aspects of the new legislation for holiday rental properties introduced by the Junta de Andalucia on 11 May 2016. Our identification number is shown on this web page under Key Information. Before booking a holiday rental property in this area, you are advised to request the identification number to avoid being forced to vacate an illegal holiday rental property.

Shh! Keep it a secret! Don't tell anyone about this Secret Escape, but in March 2014, a Telegraph newspaper article listed Andalucia the Number 1 of the "World's Top 20 Places for the Good Life", with a special mention of the area around Vera and Mojacar. Come for a taste of our amazing area....

For those seeking tranquillity within a natural setting yet within reach of all facilities, this superbly appointed air-conditioned town house enjoys one of the very best locations within the lush and idyllic El Cortijo Grande valley. The golf course is no longer a commercial

VERY IMPORTANT: This property complies with all aspects of the new legislation for holiday rental properties introduced by the Junta de Andalucia on 11 May 2016. Our identification number is shown on this web page under Key Information. Before booking a holiday rental property in this area, you are advised to request the identification number to avoid being forced to vacate an illegal holiday rental property.

Shh! Keep it a secret! Don't tell anyone about this Secret Escape, but in March 2014, a Telegraph newspaper article listed Andalucia the Number 1 of the "World's Top 20 Places for the Good Life", with a special mention of the area around Vera and Mojacar. Come for a taste of our amazing area....

For those seeking tranquillity within a natural setting yet within reach of all facilities, this superbly appointed air-conditioned town house enjoys one of the very best locations within the lush and idyllic El Cortijo Grande valley. The golf course is no longer a commercial venture but is still playable thanks to local volunteers who tend the greens. Three 18-hole courses are within 20 mins drive, and the international Desert Springs golf resort is 30 minutes' drive.

The major beach resort of Mojacar Playa is a 15-minute drive away. There is go-karting at Garrucha and a Water Park at Vera, and plenty of white hillside villages to explore and enjoy beer and tapas. The unspoiled terrain of Almeria has been the setting for countless famous films such as Lawrence of Arabia (the village scenes were filmed in Mojacar Pueblo) and the film studios and sets for the famous spaghetti westerns at Tabernas (only 40 minutes' drive) are an unmissable day out. Cortijo Grande was originally a traditional Spanish village with orange groves, and when the golf course was developed in the 1970's, the original buildings were retained and now form the clubhouse and bar/restaurant (a 3 minute stroll away).

Our town house has been extensively refitted in the traditional Rustica style - see photos.The French doors on the ground floor open onto a private terrace with fabulous and far-reaching views of the orange groves, the Sierra Cabrera mountains, the hilltop village of Mojacar Pueblo and the Mediterranean sea. The main bedroom above has a balcony with even better views! There are traditional villas dotted around this protected valley, and the last major building took place in the 1970s. Guests who love nature, bird-watching and walking will relish the spiritual experience of this idyllic valley framed by tall cypress and eucalyptus trees.

Further details indoors

On the ground floor is the large lounge / dining room with air-conditioning / heating unit, 'Rustica' fireplace (decorative only), comfortable seating for 5, dining table with 4 chairs, bookcase, coffee and lamp tables, 32" Panasonic TV plus DVD player and satellite TV with many UK free-to-air channels. The French doors lead to the private rear terrace with dining for four and brick barbecue suitable for instant barbecues. The terrace is bordered on both sides by colourful bougainvillea, and gets the sun from early morning until late afternoon when the sun moves round to the small front terrace.The rear terrace overlooks orange groves. In the distance to the right is the old clubhouse and cypress trees, ahead is the Sierra Cabrera mountains and the Moorish village of Cabrera, and to the left is the view to the ancient Moorish village of Mojacar Pueblo and the Mediterranean coastline.The stunning recently-fitted kitchen is in "Rustica" style bordered by timber beams to match the new 'rustica' staircase, stainless steel gas hob and electric oven, fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave and toaster, and halogen lighting.On the upper floor, bedroom 1 has a king-size bed, built-in wardrobe, digital safe, 'rustica' furniture, air-conditioning/heating unit and French doors leading to the balcony overlooking the rear patio and the valley. There are even better views from this bedroom! Bedroom 2 has twin beds, built-in wardrobe with cute roof-tiled top, 'rustica' furniture, air-conditioning/ heating unit and Juliet balcony overlooking the private parking area to the front.The bathroom has been recently re-fitted. The white bathroom suite has a stepped bath/shower, wc, basin with illuminated mirror, and a built-in hair dryer. The town house is fully equipped with iron/ironing board, microwave, dishes, cutlery etc. Bath and hand towels are supplied for each guest, plus kitchen towels. Beach towels, cot and stairgate may be supplied upon request at pre-agreed additional cost. The property is thoroughly cleaned inside and out from top to bottom before each let using our 74-point checklist. We even de-crumb the toaster !

Further details outdoors

Thre is private parking to the front of the property, and a small front patio area.There is a sizeable private rear terrace with dining suite for 4 with sunshade. 2 sun loungers. Brick barbecue ideal for single-use packs. The terrace is bordered by bougainvillea bushes on either side. There is a rockery leading down to the old golf course, now being restored. The terrace has breathtaking views - in the distance to the right is the old clubhouse and cypress trees, ahead lie the Sierra Cabrera mountains and the Moorish village of Cabrera, and to the left is the view to the Moorisih village of Mojacar Pueblo and the Mediterranean sea.

Location description from owner

The Andalucia region

Almeria province has warmest and driest climate in Spain, with only 200mm annual rainfall and an average of over 300 days of sunshine each year. The fruit & veg industry is in the south of the province around Roquetas, but Cortijo Grande is in Northern Almeria, one of the most picturesque parts of Andalucia. This part of Spain was ruled by the Moors until the 15th century, and Moorish influences can be seen everywhere from the ornate arches to the domed buildings and terraced hillsides. Every village celebrates its Moors & Christians fiesta each year, with mock battles and parades - just one of many fiestas in this area.The Costa Almeria is completely unspoilt. You'll not find any high-rise apartments. If you're a keen driver you'll love the quiet roads and the lack of traffic lights. The Mini Hollywood theme park and zoo, where the legendary spaghetti westerns were made, is about 40 minutes away at Tabernas, where you can also visit the famous olive oil centre. Granada and the Alhambra palaces are 2 hours away via motorway, and can be easily visited in a day. The Cabo de Gata natural park is about 40 minutes south, and well worth a visit for its great beaches, spectacular scenery, lovely coastal villages with boats parked up on the beaches. And don't miss the great ceramic shops at Nijar. Further is Almeria city with its designer shops, tapas bars and the massive Alcabaza castle overlooking the city. The large town of Aguilas is a little over half an hour away, with its marina, railway museum, tidy parks and shopping. The ancient city of Cartagena with its Roman ampitheatre is about an hour away to the north.

Mojacar

Cortijo Grande was originally a traditional Spanish village with orange groves, and when the golf course was developed in the 1970's, the original buildings were retained and now form the clubhouse and bar/restaurant (a 3 min stroll away). The newer buildings from the 1970's match the old ones, and our town house has been extensively refitted in this traditional Rustica style.The new "Los Pinos" restaurant is just over a minute's walk from the house, and we can recommend their 3-course menu del dia, available day and night for around 10 euros. The cosy and atmospheric Almazara bar/restaurant is housed in the 300-year old clubhouse building a 3 minute stroll away. There are other bar/restaurants in the valley. Please note that "Los Limoneros" with its huge pool was closed and up for sale January 2014.Like the owners of this townhouse, you don't need to be a golfer to appreciate the beauty of Cortijo Grande. There are many walks around the valley, where you will see wild herbs and orchids along the way. There is a boules pitch within 50 yards of the town house, and horse-riding is available at the Moorish village of Cabrera just up the hill from the valley, where you can admire the views and even have a Moroccan meal at the Riad Cabrera. For nature lovers, leave the car at the townhouse - there are plently of easy walks, including the remains of an ancient mosque and even the old airfield and control tower featured in the first Indiana Jones film.The ancient Moorish hilltop village of Mojacar Pueblo (seen in the distance from the town house) is a must, with its narrow cobbled streets and alleyways, great shops, jazz and classical music venues, cultural centre and restaurants. There are other white hillside villages to visit, including nearby Bédar and the Filabres mountains. The bustling town of Turre is less than 10 minutes drive away, where you'll find supermarkets, internet cafes, and just about everything you need. There is a great market on Fridays. There are plenty of restaurants and bars in Turre - a lunch for two of 4 tapas and 2 beers costs around 5 euros, and there are Spanish restaurants, two excellent Indian restaurants and a great-value Chinese restaurant. There is a local market in every town and village, one on every day of the week. At every market, the freshest locally-grown fruit and veg are sold at prices unimaginable in the UK - everything is sold by the kilo, including garlic and lemons. The markets also sell clothes and shoes, and other foodstuffs such as hams, cheeses, olives, barbecued chickens, sweets, and most have a stall frying churros (doughnuts). Fish is landed at nearby Garrucha, and a huge variety is available in the local supermarkets.There are several golf courses nearby. The 18-hole golf courses of Marina Golf Mojacar, Valle del Este and Macenas Mojacar are all within a 15 to 20 minute drive. The international Desert Springs golf resort is 30 minutes' drive away. We can recommend a discount golf booking service, best to book in advance. We have an excellent contact for golf club hire.The coastal resorts of Garrucha and Mojacar are a 15-minute drive away, where you can find all sorts of tapas bars and restaurants including Seafood, Argentinian Steak Houses, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Belgian, French, Mexican plus many churingitos (beach-side bars/restaurants). Andulacia has the greatest number of gypsy flamenco performers, and you can see some great flamenco performances. There is a naturist beach and water park at Vera, and at Garrucha there is a bustling new marina with cafes and restaurants, plus an excellent go-karting track. Leaflets and information on places to go and recommended restaurants will be left at our town house, to maximise your enjoyment and make your holiday a memorable experience.

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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

James M

Tourist Licence
CTC-201652993

Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
18 Aug 2016
Based in:
Spain

Languages spoken: English


This Townhouse has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Jan 2009. Located in Mojacar, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £182 to £319.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Aug 2016.

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“Great holiday”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2015

Charming and really well-equipped town house with amazing views over the Cortijo Grande valley. Very peaceful and comfortable acommadation. Owner met us coming off the motorway and we followed him down to the house. A lovely welcome pack of drinks and food was there for our arrival. Very comfy king-size bed. The air con was very welcome during the hot August nights. Lovely area, loads to see and do. Owner Jim was very helpful in making our holiday memorable. A return visit is definately on the cards!

“Had a wonderful relaxing holiday”

Reviewed 8 May 2013

Very impressed with the abundant information that is left for anyone staying at this accommodation, everything you need to know is there. The placed is clean and very welcoming. The owners put themselves out to make your stay as nice as possible. Have already booked our next stay there.

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