Beautiful newly built “Cortijo” style house for rent on the Almeria/Murcia border - Sleeps 6 plus 1 infant.
All rooms have high vaulted exposed timber ceilings and central heating. The windows throughout the property are fitted with mosquito blinds and have internal shutters and smoke alarms.
Please note that smoking within the property is not permitted.
The Cortijo is set in 6 acres of almond, olive and fig trees and has spectacular panoramic mountain views. It boasts a covered porch, huge terraces to the front and rear and a large gravel area for parking. The 10 X 7 pool is illuminated and has a poolside shower. Next to the pool is a purpose built BBQ with bar area, sink and power point for those al fresco evenings. The property and terraces are completely enclosed by white balustrade and natural stone walling and is accessed through double iron gates.
Set amidst the rolling Spanish countryside, you can enjoy peace and tranquillity and almost total seclusion with only the birdsong to interrupt the quiet. You may want to climb up to the 14th century ruin which is a short distance from the Cortijo.
Casa NeeNee - Local Area
The Cortijo is situated 7km from the town of Velez Rubio (and the motorway). Velez Rubio is a typical Spanish town with its narrow streets which boasts a host of shops, tapas bars and restaurants. In the main square stands the church of La Encarmacion, built in the 18th century, it is where most of the town Fiesta’s start and finish. The town also has a museum within an 18th century hospital which is where you will find the tourist information centre. Here you can pick up guides to walks in the country, locations of the ancient cave paintings (3km out of town) and local events. It seems there is always a Fiesta on ‘somewhere’. The market is held in the town every Saturday from 9am - 2pm and you will be amazed at the variety of fresh local produce on offer: fish, cheese, vegetables, olives, live snails, rabbits and chickens not to mention the colourful stalls selling fabric, clothes and shoes.
Velez Blanco is a short distance away and well worth a visit. The castle which was built by Italian artists between 1505 and 1515 has been refurbished and is now open to the public. It stands at the top of Velez Blanco and is a magnificent scene at night when it is lit up.
Lorca town is a 20 minute drive away and this is where you will find the larger shops and designer wear. A drive up to the castle is well worth it, you won’t be disappointed.
Don’t forget the Spanish siesta between 2pm and 5pm and almost everything is closed on Sundays except on the coast!
If there are children in your party, you may like to visit the water park at Vera or take a drive to one of the many beaches. A day out to the Moorish town of Mojacar will undoubtedly please everyone. Here you will find a lovely beach, scuba diving, shops and all of the history surrounding this stunning hilltop town.
Casa NeeNee - Just Chill
You may just want to stay and relax at the Cortijo with a glass of local wine and hours and hours of sunshine. Watch the eagles soaring overhead and listen to the frogs near the water fountain down the track.
A car is essential due to the location of the property and we will organise a ‘meet and greet’ upon your arrival in Velez Rubio. You will be taken to the Cortijo and settled in by our neighbours who will be on hand (at the bottom of the hill) should you require anything in an emergency. They will also take care of the weekly linen change as well as maintaining the pool.
Panoramic countryside and mountain views