About the property
- Chateau / Country House2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Loma Alta Cave House in La Murada, Nr Elche, Costa Blanca, Stunning 360 Degree Mountain Views, Nestling In Orange & Lemon Groves
This unique 19th century Cave House has been lovingly restored to a high standard, set in beautiful lush tropical gardens, with private pool. Surrounded by orange and lemon groves with olive and almond farms also. There are stunning 360 degree Mountain views, making this property ideally located for cycling, walking, bird watching and wildlife/nature enthusiasts. The village of La Murada is only 1 km, with plenty of typical Spanish bars and restaurants, as well as banks, chemist, supermarkets, several specialist shops, a petrol station and medical centre. La Murada is well known for its excellent market, on a Sunday, which brings people in from all over the area.
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- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
About Claire Fage
My name is Claire, myself and my mother have owned and lived in this beautiful Cave House since 2001. We have restored and transformed a basic cave house, had electric and plumbing fitted and brought together modern day living with the charm and beauty of this very old property. We now rent so others may sample life living in a cave house.
Claire Fage purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2001
Why Claire Fage chose Orihuela
It is a quiet and stunning location, with beautiful views. But with easy access to larger towns and airports.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
No need for air conditioning.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful property in a beautiful location
Me and my family have really enjoyed staying here...really didn't want to leave! The views are amazing and the house was perfect for us...made only better by Claire and Martin's hospitality. Lovely people who were more than happy to stop and share local knowledge and recommend places to go/eat. Kids loved the pool area and the different seating areas all had lovely views. Garden is extremely well kept and thriving and anywhere you sit you are surrounded by it. Wish we booked longer! I would recommend hiring a car, although the local village isn't far away its worth getting a car for shopping and day trips
Just what we needed
The Cave House ticked all the boxes for my holiday. Cool enough to dip in and out of on some seriously hot days, +40C most of the days I was there. All the amenities you need are available and the house is nice and spacious. The outside area is more than adequate and I've never known a pool as warm in all the times I have been to Spain.
La Murada has more than enough bars and restaurants and the market on the Sundays was extremely busy. The house is on the outskirts of the town so if you want to be out and about a car really is essential, but the owners had no qualms about running us into town the night we wanted to be able to have a drink, negating anyone having to worry about driving.
There's a new Carrefour on the edge on Orihuela (about 15/20 minutes drive) which provides more choice than the local supermarkets, and Orihuela itself is a nice little town. Find the Tranvia Cafe in the square, the food is exquisite.
At night the house comes into its own as you are able to sit under glorious skys away from civilisation in total peace and tranquility.
The owners were brilliant all the time we were there with nothing being too much and it was a pleasure for us to spend two evenings with them over drinks up on their terrace at the back.
We couldn't have been happier.
We stayed for my mum 60th and we loved it.
Clean and well presented.
Claire was helpful and kindly picked up some food stuff for us in advance of our arrival. We arrived exceptionally late due to flight delays but she took the time to show us were everything was. Kids really enjoyed the pool and the bbq. The rooms were very clean and having sweets and drinks in the cave was a nice touch. The big supermarket nearby was discreet but very handy.
I loved the cave, loved the area,
the Sunday market was brilliant - Fresh churros were a revelation!
and have recommended the villa to so many people.
We can't wait to come back .....
Well laid out house and garden. Incredibly cool inside despite the heat outside. Very quiet area but within walking distance to shops etc in nearby town. Comfortable beds. Owner very friendly and helpful.
Great place to stay in lovely countryside
Just back from a great week at the Cave House, a mixed group of 6 cyclists who all enjoyed the area and coming home to a welcoming house with a great pool. Claire made us very welcome and removed all the transfer hassle - even for our bikes!
The bedrooms stayed cool at night and the grounds hot by day.
Excellent bars and restaurants in the nearby town.
Location idéale pour l'été
La maison cave est décorée avec soin et bien outillée. La terrasse est très agréable et très cosy. L'environnement de la maison est agréable. Nous sommes partis en famille fin avril, malheureusement la météo n'a pas été clémente, la maison souffrant d'humidité, un chauffage était nécessaire. Mais Claire et son mari sont aux petits soins : chauffage fourni, machine à laver à disposition, bouteilles de lait et de jus d'orange mises au frigo pour les enfants, bouteille de vin offerte à notre arrivée. Il aurait été utile de préciser dans le descriptif que la maison est équipée d'une fosse septique, le papier dans les toilettes est donc interdit.
L'environnement extérieur nous a déçu. Effectivement, la vue sur les orangers est magnifique mais pour des raisons météorologiques, les agriculteurs utilisent un générateur pour pomper l'eau, ce qui est bruyant. Les villes d'Elche et d'Orihuela valent le détour. Nous avons eu de nombreuses difficultés à nous orienter à Murcia. Les plages sont éloignées, il faut compter environ 45 minutes à 1 heure pour y accéder. Un véhicule est indispensable pour se déplacer.
Pour résumer, maison cave très appréciable en été préservant l'intimité et offrant une bouffée d'oxygène de dépaysement. L'environnement extérieur nous a moins plu.
It is sad the weather was very unkind to this family and it rained heavily the whole week, which made it difficult to find things to do having 2 young children. Now where looks as good in the rain as it does with the sun shinning. This family had an added problem with their carwhich had a fault this resulted in taking them much longer to drive to anywhere. Hopefully we made their stay better by providing heaters and advice.
Special interest holidays: The Thermal Spa Baths of Fortuna and Archena are a short drive away. Orihuela is a very old medieval town with lots of historical buildings is 10 mins drive. Elche which is approx 20 mins drive is famous for its Palm Tree park. Murcia and Alicante are both old historical cities with lots of interesting attractions. Benidorm is with-in easy reach and has many water/fun parks. Coast/Beach: The beaches of Guardamar, Santa Pola and La Marina are 29kms away. Travel: By Car, Alicante Airport is 30 mins, Murcia Airport is 45 mins. Car hire is advised. Airport pick-up and drop-off can be arranged at an additional cost. Distances: Distances in time by car. Orihuela is the closest large town which is 10 mins. Elche is 15 mins. City of Murcia is 25 mins. City of Alicante is 35 mins. Torrevieja is 45 mins. Benidorm about an hour. Further Details: This is a perfect location for walkers,cyclists and nature/wildlife enthusiasts. Ideal for families. The entire property is fenced with double gates at the entrance.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: A deposit is required to secure the booking, with the balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to rental date. Travel insurance may be required as no liability is accepted by owners in the event of injury, loss or damage. Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible. Arrival after 2pm and departure by 10am, although this can be flexible, please enquire. Notes on prices: Prices are per week in UK pounds, based on 6 sharing. A £70 per week supplement for additional 7th person (child only) sharing bedroom 3. £150 security/damage deposit is to be paid on arrival and refunded after completion of full house checks.