|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A renovated 200 yr old typical Spanish farmhouse, Finca Alegria has high ceilings, shuttered windows, low doorways and bags of character. The villa nestles amongst the fields and almond groves of the Costa Calida region of southern Spain with outstanding views from the roof terrace towards Sierra Espuna, Sierra Carascoy and the surrounding countryside. This large home is situated in the tiny hamlet of Los Gomez just a couple of minutes from the pretty village of La Manchica and a five minute drive from the bustling town of Fuente Alamo.
Offering three double/twin rooms, two bathrooms (both with walk-in showers) two spacious living rooms and a capacious kitchen/diner, Finca Alegria provides suitable family accommodation for a relaxing holiday in a part of Spain that remains typically Spanish. With thick walls, low doorways and high ceilings, Finca Alegria is a charming and characterful retreat for you can your family. Outside, you can cool off in the lovely private fun pool, complete with lighting and roman steps, or relax on the covered terrace by the BBQ area. The large courtyard area offers space in both sun and shade whilst up on the roof terrace sun lovers can take in the views and get a tan!
The options for your holiday are boundless: walking in the surrounding hills, watching the donkeys in the local donkey sanctuary, horse-riding, golf, water sports or just reading a book by the pool. Explore this less well known region of Spain. A 30 minute drive takes you to some of the loveliest beaches in the area - why not take a dip in the clear waters at Perchelles beach, people watch over a relaxed lunch on the marina at Puerto Mazarron or sip a cocktail at sunset on the sands at Bolnuevo? The buzz and cosmopolitan Mar Menor provides plenty for all with a variety of water sports or just a deck chair by the sea if you fancy a chill. Nearby mud baths and the Calblanque National Park offer something different for your holiday. If you are historically minded, the ancient city of Cartagena has a wealth to offer from ancient archaeology to art nouveau and beyond, not forgetting designer shops. If golf is your passion, then the Dave Thomas designed golf course at Hacienda del Alamo is just a 15 minute drive away whilst within 30 minutes of the house there are a several other golf courses, including the Jack Nicklaus signature course at Condad de Alhama.
On a practical level, the town of Fuente Alamo has two excellent supermarkets and a bustling weekly market for all your needs as well as numerous small shops. There is also a range of bars and restaurants for an enjoyable evening out. Many fiestas during the year bring the whole town out onto the streets - the end of August heralds the Fiesta Patronales of San Agustin with two weeks of parades, concerts, dancing and sporting and social activities and in early June the town becomes the centre of local livestock sales, to name just two events.
Within easy reach of both Alicante and San Javier airport (75 and 45 minutes drive respectively), Finca Alegria is easily accessible with many low-cost airlines flying into the region. The new airport at Corvera (due to open 2015) is only some 25 minutes away.
Finca Alegria offers you the opportunity to enjoy your holiday in this fascinating region of Spain and discover the area and its culture from a comfortable and welcoming home situated in a quiet area just off the beaten track but within easy reach of a host of amenities and activities.
Visitors from the UK will be provided with keys and full directions to the property by recorded delivery approximately 10 days before the beginning of their holidays. For non-UK residents, we offer a meet-and-greet service at the property; this is payable locally at a cost of 50Euros.
We are Sara and Phil... married, living in Yorkshire and retired with never a moment to spare to go to Finca Alegria!
Sara purchased this villa in 2012
We bought this property because we fell in love with it and the area - simple really! It's a great house with loads of space and wonderful views. The area is lovely and the people very friendly.
Walk through the front door and the double height hallway just blows you away - it is so stunning. There is so much space in the house but is is comfortable and homely. Outside the courtyard area offers a variety of different places to sit and relax in either sun or shade - and you can even sit in the pool on the roman steps! From the roof terrace you can see for miles. The evenings sitting by the lamppost on the front terrace are magical - watch the sun go down over Sierra Espuna and talk to the locals - and the goats - walking by.