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About John Vincent
In 1998, after having a holiday home in the Costa Blanca, we 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 and 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. At the bottom of the land is a well which is now dry but fed a water deposit which we converted to a plunge pool.
John Vincent purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why John Vincent chose Lubrin
Lubrin pueblo is a typical Andalucian village tucked away high in the Sierra de Los Filabres. It’s charm lies in its narrow streets, its white village houses adorned with bright geraniums and bougainvillea, and its endless sunshine.
What makes this Cottage unique
Not forgetting the charming villagers of Lubrin that provide for all the basic holiday necessities and includes 2 Supermarkets, 2 Bakers, 2 Butchers, Bank with ATM machine, Post Office, 4 Restaurants and numerous Tapas Bars. Lubrin is conveniently located for exploring Almeria with its diverse and dramatic landscapes, isolated villages and romantic beaches and coves. Many guests take the day trip to Granada to marvel at the wonderful Alhambra.
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great little spanish village, very friendly. a bit hilly and a rough track to village for the less mobile but not a problem. oh, and need a torch for late night returns.
A beautiful and tranquil place to relax and get away from it all!
We have just returned from a very enjoyable week at Casita Caballo. The accommodation was comfortable and well equipped. The 'Welcome Pack' was much appreciated and comprehensive. The caretakers could not have been more helpful and went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The village and surrounding area were beautiful, especially the Spring flowers at this time of year. One note of caution; this property may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties due to the steepness of some of the roads and tracks around the village. However, we are a retired couple and we managed with no problem.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to return.
Charmant petit cottage, tranquillité, sérénité y règnent.
L’endroit Est perché dans la montagne donc route sinueuses.. mais c’est super beau ! Et ça vaut le détour ! Pas un bruit, là maison est propre douillette et suffisante pour 2. La vue est splendide, et la piscine un petit plus très sympa en plein mois d’aout.. petit bémol pour le matelas.. pas confortable du tout, et le barbecue est trop petit et pas pratique ! Malgré la panne d’eau chaude pdt Qq jours (ou nous devions partir) notre séjour était parfait. Paul est très gentil et disponible. Les villageois sont fantastiques, serviables, adorables. Nous avons passé d’excellente vacances ! Attention, les nuits sont très très humides par contre. Pas fraîche mais humides. Nous recommandons ! Merci John