Apartment with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and shared pool in Lubrín, Spain
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From £359 per week
Andalucian Farmhouse with stunning views, rest and relaxation, self guided walking, sightseeing and a cultural experience of the Andalucian lifestyle of a Spanish village.
Transfers from Almeria ( any time) and Alicante Airport (arrivals before 11.30am Depatures after 10.30am)
A renovated Andalucian Farmhouse in the village of Lubrin in the Province of Almeria, Spain. The self catering apartment offers the best in holiday rental accommodation direct from the owners. The Cortijo is set in 2 acres of terracing with truly panoramic views of the surrounding village and mountains.
The apartment is designed for 2 people and offer spacious and comfortable self catering accommodation. There is a separate living room, well equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower and spacious double bedroom. Outside has 2 private terraces with BBQ and garden furniture. From each terrace there are totally uninterrupted views of the mountains and on a clear day, the Mediterranean which is about 12 miles away as the crow flies.
The landscaping in restful and relaxing and there is a swimming pool ( May to October) to cool down on those hot sunny days. If you are looking for solace and tranquility and an unforgettable experience of Spanish mountain hospitality, from the delightful and charming villagers, then please come and visit us.
Apartment Rambla is within easy walking distance of the charming and delightful Andalucian village of Lubrin in the province of Almeria. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.
Lubrin is a small village of about 500 of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet. There are a number of Cafe/Bars that offer Tapas. Meson Molinos is a restaurant offering fine wines and a mouthwatering menu. Bar Lopez is located in Rambla Aljibe, which is one of the dozen or so hamlets in the Parish of Lubrin, where you can get a good wholesome 3 course Menu del Dias including wine for 10 Euros
There are 3 Banks and the village shops include 2 Supermarkets, 3 Butchers, 3 Bakers (no Candlestick Makers!!) and an Ironmongers. You can buy anything from a pin to a Porsche( well not quite a Porsche). Market day is on a Wednesday when you can stock up with fresh fruit and vegetables on most days the fresh fish van comes up from the coast.
Life in Lubrin is a time warp and will remind us more senior citizens of an early childhood where family groups sit out on the streets on hot summer nights with children playing until the sun sets over the hill.
Where to go and what to do!
Lubrin is located about 1 hour cross country from Almeria Airport or 2 hours motorway/cross country from Alicante or Murcia Airports. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.
The more Spanish resorts of San Juan Torres and Aquilas (to the North) and Carboneras, Agua Marga and San Jose ( to the South) are about an hour away. These Spanish resorts, in Summer, are very much less crowded, especially mid-week, than Mojacar and Garrucha.
Places of Interest include Cuevas de Almanzora for its cave houses and Tabernas for its magnificent Desert National Park. At Tabernas is a Westen Theme park on the site of the Clint Eastwood Movies!
The Cabo de Gata National Park is one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich coastal strips in the western Mediterranean and is the first Natural land and sea park in Andalucia. The drive takes just over an hour and the route down the mountain, via Nijar, is very dramatic. The park offers walks on marked trails and tracks amongst native scrub and grasses, amidst the scent of wild lemon balm and the distinctive aromas of curry plant and herbs. You are able to follow inland trails and coastline.
The ancient Andalusian city of Almeria(1 hour away)lies sheltered at the base of a bay, proudly dominated by the amazing Alcazaba, a huge Moorish citadel with three walled enclosures dating from 995. From the citadel visitors have a good view of the city’s most impressive and important Christian monument, the Cathedral, dating from 1524, designed more like a fortress than a church because of the need to defend it from pirate attacks. The Cathedral contains numerous art treasures, including a tabernacle dating from the 18th century, designed by Ventura Rodriguez. With its interesting medieval architecture, Almeria’s old town is a delight to stroll through with its tranquil squares, archways and colonnades. The city also has a fascinating archaeological museum and unique cave dwellings in the hillside above the old gypsy quarter.
The Alhambra in Granada is a very popular place to visit by our guests. It takes just 2 hours to drive to Granada along the Almeria to Sevilla motorway with stunning views. The motorway skirts around Granada and the Alhambra car park is easily accessed. There is a shuttle bus that takes you from the Alhambra direct to the Plaza de Nueva where it’s a short walk to the Cathedral and Royal Chapel.
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34 out of 34 people recommend staying here
Lovely stay at apartment Ramblas
The accommodation was exactly as advertised with the added bonus of a shared pool, which was very welcome on hot sunny July days
John was very helpful, providing directions from the airport and the greeting involving a bottle of wine, olives and a fridge stocked with essential items was gratefully received
I loveky traditional Spanish experience we hope to have again
A fantastically quiet, secluded location. Lovely little town of lubrin a short walk away.
Rambla had everything needed for the stay. The pool was especially needed for cooling down after a long walk.
Our hosts Igor & Bonney were very accomadating & very helpfull.
Communications with John the owner were great & he also was very helpfull prior to our stay.
We would defiantly recommend to others .
We were welcomed on arrival and shown around. Details were provided to us of the local restaurants and bars in the village, which was only a 5 minutes walk away.
The location is stunning, nestled in the hills at the back of the village, with great views over the mountains from the 2 terraces that our apartment had.
We were made to feel very welcome, even joining the local fiesta on our last day there.
The walks on the area are lovely (and made easy by John's photo enhanced guides !). At the time we went, the spring wild flowers were all out, and they looked spectacular. If we go back to this part of Spain again, I would certainly strongly consider staying at the same property.
This property is very well situated for anyone who likes a quiet location in the countryside. It is only a few minutes walk from the nearby village. However, the facilities there are limited. The two supermarkets are very small and the butchers are smaller still. There are several café/bars but the restaurants are currently closed. The nearest location for better food shopping is at Vera. This town is on the way to places of interest in the area.
Apartment Rambla is comfortable and adequately equipped. When we commented that there was no microwave, one arrived later the same day. For winter visits, a woodburner heats the apartment well and central heating comes on for a few hours each day.
Apartment Rambla has two lovely private terraces. The one at the rear catches the sun in the morning and the one at the side (with BBQ facilities) is sunny in the afternoon and evening. There are lovely views of the surrounding valley and hills.
The owner is very friendly and helpful and he provides detailed instructions for walks in the area.
The apartment is just as described. And we were treated wonderfully by the "temporary" hosts as the permanent ones were on holiday. We nevertheless got a taste of John's responsiveness and generosity as he was very prompt and helpful in our pre-arrival communication. The setting is quite a beautiful and rural one. The walks that John provided were carefully and accurately described and made the perfect amusement for the peace and quiet we desired. As did the two sunny terraces for reading and wine or coffee or tea drinking. The kitchen facilities are simple but quite adequate. The washing machine welcome and the hot water plentiful. As is usual in Spanish stucco homes, the evenings can get cold. If you are put off by huddling under the wonderful down comforters or in front of the wood burning stove, , wait until the weather warms a bit more however. Days were sunny and warm outside regardless however. Lubrin itself is a sleepy town yet with everything one might need unless you crave a city's vibe. We drove to Almeria for a day to get our city fix. Quite easy. If relaxation and quiet and bird calls and sunshine are what you crave, this is your place!
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 17 September 2019 - 17 September 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Early booking discounts
- Arrive between 1 November - 31 May and receive 10% off if the booking is made 3 months before the arrival date.
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- Arrive between 27 August - 31 October and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 30 days of the arrival date.
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Mountain Bike Hire
£50.00 per person per week, paid with booking
1 bedroom, Sleeps 2:
- 1 double bed
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
Shared pool, Size 4.5m x 5m, Depth 1.6m to 1.6m
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi
Living area seats 2, Dining area seats 2, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Shared garden
5 minute walk to authentic Spanish village with supermarkets, tapas bars, restaurants, ATM, bakers, butchers, weekly street market, gymnasium, post office, pharmacy, local taxi and charming, welcoming and friendly villagers Panoramic Views of surrounding mountains and village Comprehensive free library of BOOKS, DVD & BOARD GAMES Self guided walking and cycling from outside the main entrance into the surrounding hills and valleys
Private Owner From Almeria, Spain Member since Mar 2004
In 1998 my wife and I visited Almeria to look for a more permanent home for retirement but away from the mass tourism. We stumbled on Lubrin and within the first hour, as we sat in Bar Molino with our wine and tapas variadas, we knew that we had found our Spanish pueblo. After lunch we walked through the narrow streets and observed the children playing “shop” with their cardboard counters and toys they no longer needed. Groups of neighbours were sitting outside the houses talking and fanning themselves to keep cool. It was evident that the family unit was strong and this fact is very important to the reproduction and maintenance of social order. We bought an old cortijo on a 1hectare finca within a 5 minute walk of the centre of Lubrin. For the next 6 years we rehabilitated the building and converted the terraces into a series of terraced gardens with Almond, Olive and Pomegranate trees set in lawns with borders of Oleander and Grapevines. The old well near the Rambla was dry but we obtained permission to sink a borehole which now irrigates the gardens and fills the plunge pool converted from the original water deposit. Make enquiry
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