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Rural Apartment with Private Pool, 15 min. drive from the historic town of Lorca

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Country Apartment in Lorca, Murcia Region, Inland Costa Calida - Peaceful Location, 30 minute Drive to Beautiful Beaches

Casa Bougainvillea is situated in the wonderful Murcian countryside, with stunning views of the nearby mountains and valley. The beautiful historic town of Lorca with its magnificent medieval castle constructed between the 9th & 15th centuries is only a 15 minute drive away and is traditionally Spanish, with a number of museums, beautiful shops, restaurants and great tapas bars.

For more information on Lorca, please visit:

The apartment itself is spacious with it's own roof terrace and private pool with barbecue. There is also WIFI access.

More Details

Owner
Jane Shergold
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Jane Shergold

John and I lived in the West Country. John had a small business for twenty years, and I was a school cook at the local infants school for nineteen years. We had for a long time dreamed of living in the Mediterranean area, and in 2003 we decided to take the plunge and have never regretted it

Jane Shergold purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Jane Shergold chose Lorca

If you want a quiet peaceful holiday, to get away from all the stresses and strains of every day life, then this is the place for you, It enables you to completely unwind, and return home re-freshed

What makes this apartment unique

Casa Bougainvillea is situated in the quiet of the countryside, but it is not isolated, it is within easy reach of shops and amenities, and is well situated for the motorway, making exploring further afield easy

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for having us to stay this week. It has been utterly relaxing and just what we needed. Your home is beautiful, as is the area and we really couldn't get over how peaceful it is. We have had a fantastic time and wonderful holiday thanks to you both and hope to be back one day Anna and Ian





Our fourth month long visit says it all. Thanks again for your generosity and efficiency it was much appreciated. You haven't seen the last of us

Bill and Mary



Our return visit. A welcome stress free week after our experience of being stranded by last weeks Aguilas floods, whilst staying there. John and Janes offer of help to rescue us was much appreciated. The lovely warm welcome and generous hospitality and friendliness enabled us to unwind

Jean and Michael
Jun 2004
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Alicante or San Javier
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Estacion
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Lorca resort
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Lorca
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Lorca
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Estacion
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Aguillas
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The two sandy beaches of Aguilas are a 25 minute drive away through mountains plus other beautiful coves and beaches dotted along the coast in either direction of Aguilas.

Would you like to be taken out birdwatching whilst staying at our apartment? Experienced local birder, Dave Elliott-Binns, would be willing to take you out to Cabo de Gato to see Greater Flamingos and other coastal/salt pan birds, to the Sierra de Maria for Griffon Vultures, Eagles and other forest birds or to El Fondo Bird Reserve for reed and Marsh dwelling birds. You can contact him on dgebinns@gmail.com

Travel:

Lorca is situated 2kms off the motorway.

The nearest airport is San Javier (Murcia) approximately 1 hours drive.

Alicante is Approximately 1 hr 20mins drive away, although at peak time it could be a little longer, but the motorways are excellent.

A car is essential and several car hire companies can be found at both airports.

It is possible to travel on the European rail network, although not from the airports, but there is a rail and coach station in Lorca if you fancy a day out not driving.

Distances:

The nearest village are a 5 minute drive and have banks, tapas bars and a couple of small supermarkets which supplies your every need. There is also a petrol station.

City of Almeria - approx 1 1/2hrs drive

Granada - approx 2 1/2hrs drive

Mazaron - approx 1hr drive

Cartegena - approx 1 1/4hr drive

Further Details:

Lorca is an absolute delight, visit the medieval quarter and visitor centre or take part in some retail therapy. Visit Lorca at Easter and watch the most magnificent procession you are ever likely to witness.

Take a day out and visit the medieval town of Caravaca De La Cruz, drive onto Maratalla and return through Bullas and the breathtaking scenery of Siera Cambron.

There are many markets offering the finest and freshest fruit and vegetables, also herbs, spices, cheeses and olives.

There are magnificent Cathedrals in Lorca, Murcia, Cartegena and Almeria.

There are Castles in Lorca, Veloth Blanca and Almeria.

Pueblo Mojacar is a whitewashed village set in the hills, and the small town of Nijar which specialises in ceramics and fabrics, both on the way to Almeria. The list goes on, but if you want to experience real Spain, among friendly people who are very proud of their heritage, then this is the place to come, we feel you will not be disappointed. If you are interested in painting, you could always pay Mary Eames a visit, she organises one day painting classes, and provides all materials and a lunch. we can put you in touch with her.

Amenities

Lorca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Bathroom with white suite, consisting of shower, hand basin, toilet and bidet, mirrored bathroom cabinet and large fitted cupboard.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 1 Bedroom with double bed, bedside chests, reading lamps, wardrobes and a hairdryer. Fully sprung double sofa bed in lounge. A cot is also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: Your apartment has its own private entrance and shaded car parking. The large garden has a fenced swimming pool measuring 9x4 m with a depth of 1m - 1.8m, with a large tiled surround, a large barbecue, table and chairs, umbrella and sun loungers. There is also outside lighting for those wonderful summer evening barbecues by the pool. The garden is laid out with gravel beds, and planted with an assortment of climbing plants, shrubs and palms. There is an assortment of wild birds in the vicinity which are fascinating to watch. Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: The apartment cleaned on arrival. Bed linen is provided, as are beach and bathroom towels, tea towels and kitchen towels. Linen can be changed midweek if required. A maid and laundry service can be provided at a small extra charge.

Reviews

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Rural Apartment with Private Pool, 15 min. drive from the historic town of Lorca
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
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Exactly as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet rural location. Short distance from Lorca. Helpful and friendly owners. Lovely garden and pool. Easy access to interesting places to visit. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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superb and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

john and jane were the most perfect hosts and we feel that we have made life long friends. the villa and area is superb and we will most definately be booking again

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we know you both have stressful jobs and were looking to relax. A lot of our guests do remain our friends and correspond throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you next year
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march stay in Lorca

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well-maintained property. Accurate description, if anything larger than expected. Very helpful and pleasant owners who could not do enough for us. We had an unusually cold week with a bitter wind but the log burner worked well. Walking in Espuna and Velez Rubio and Blanca good. Coast at St Juan and Villaricco good. Car necessary.Would recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We continually strive to maintain our property, and to continue to give our clients the holiday they want
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Peace Personified

  • 5 of 5

This is a property that should remain a secret..... it's a perfect location that's allowed us to totally recover and re-generate ourselves after working too hard here in the UK. The location is quiet and peaceful, the property and pool are spotless and your hosts John and Jane have the most unusual knack of being there in the background, but never physically there with you, like a pair of guardian angels to make sure everything goes well. Thank you Jane and John for another remarkable visit......the wall to wall sunshine helped too whilst the UK remained so wet and cool! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your super review. I know some people would not want the owners living in the same location, but every one who stays like the fact that we are there to answer questions on the area, and point them in the right direction for things to do
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Lovely Lorcean Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described. The facilities were clean and well maintained. The pool was wonderful. The hosts Jane and John were friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Sheets and towels changed as agreed. A good location outside Lorca in the countryside but quick access to motorway for visits to places such as Aguillas, Cartagena, Murcia, and Lorca. But remember most museums etc close between 2 and 5pm and all day Mondays. Beaches to visit are San Juan and Tortilla near Aguillas. Do visit the Blue and White Easter costume museums in Lorca which were magnificent. We found a really nice restaurant in Lorca called D'Maria.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you found the accommodation was as described on the web site. We will definitely be checking out the restaurant in Lorca
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This apartment stands out from the others

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week very much. The apartment was bigger than we expected from the photos – light and airy and spotlessly clean. Jane and John were the perfect hosts – especially helpful when we needed to contact our car rental switchboard ! We have stayed at many Owners Direct properties over the years but this one will always stand out from the others. Marble floors, sunny roof terrace, our own shaded parking space outside the front door . . . The woodburner kept us toasty warm on the chilly evenings ( early March ) Our favourite day out was to Velez Blanco and we found scenic walks in this area and also in Sierra Espuna ( spectacular mountain roads ) and Cabeza de la Jara ( interesting Astronomical walk ) The remote control gate was fun to operate and made us feel safe and secure.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and I are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday, and that you felt nice and cosy by the fire in the evenings. You certainly found lots of walking, some place we had never heard of. We hope that maybe one day you will return Thank you for a lovely review
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is payable on booking, the balance payable 6 weeks before holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days and times are flexible to suit your flight times.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Discounts can be arranged for long winter lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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