Farmhouse in Cariatiz, Sorbas, Nr. Mojacar. Almeria, Spain - Peaceful Location Set In Andalusia's Beautiful Countryside
About Gail Whitwell
My husband and I have lived here in Spain for the past 12 years. Buying our farmhouse just over 10years have spent our time restoring it to its present standard. Both now retired we feel our choice in location is perfect. Beautiful surrounding countryside, peaceful yet not too remote and of course the fabulous Mediterranean within easy reach. An estimated 318 days of sunshine here helps to make life pretty good! During rentals we will be living on site (next door). Whilst totally respecting your privacy, we can offer as little or as much help and advise as required.
Gail Whitwell purchased this Farmhouse in 2006
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 5
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Beautiful villa and pool
We had a such a great two weeks at Gail and Gren’s beautiful villa.
It’s very spacious, certainly bigger than the photos show and extremely clean and comfortable for four adults. In fact, although only advertised as a two bedroom there is a further large twin bedroom on the ground floor which one of our party used so we had three bedrooms. All bedrooms are a good size and plenty of wardrobe space. The plunge pool was perfect as it was very hot during our stay in August.
It was good having Gail and Gwen next door so that if we wanted anything they were very happy to help and are a lovely couple.
We loved our stay here and hope to return again.
Beautiful rural cortijo
We have the most amazing time staying at this beautiful cortijo. The house has been restored to the highest of standards and keeping the Andalucia look. The top deck and its views are so special, whilst admiring the flying skills of the House Martins.
Gail and Gren are the most amazing hosts and so thoughtful. We have enjoyed some special times with them and will return again soon.
Thank you both so much for helping make a truly memorable holiday.
Caroline and Glenn
Peaceful bliss in great villa
Superb villa, very well equipped. Beautifully decorated and designed. Very helpful non intrusive owners.
Beautiful, exceptionally well equipped property that offers peace and quiet with amazing views.
We had an amazing holiday with perfect hosts who were friendly and knowledgable but completely unobtrusive. Ideal holiday home
Beautiful house in the village/hamlet. Gail & Gren are so helpful.
We had a wonderful time here at Casa Mariavilla. The house has everything you need, the pool is enough for a plunge after a hot day out. The scenery is stunning. We would just sit out on the balcony at breakfast or watch the sun setting in the evening , to look out at the hills etc. watch the birds, and just chill. But there is also so much else to see in surrounding area so 2 weeks isn't really enough time. Gail & Gren put food to start you off plus anything else you need just ask, they were so helpful, as the washing machine was broken they even did our washing!!
Within a 25 minute scenic drive, Mojacar Playa offers miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, many superb beach bars offering local cuisine with locally caught fish being a speciality.
Boat excursions can be taken from the fishing port of Garrucha which, along side a sandy beach a new Marina has been built.
A Naturist beach can be found can be found at Vera Playa. Whilst a stunning drive south along the coast will take you to the famous and fabulous National Park of Cabo de Gata.
Car hire is essential. Motorway links too and from all airports are excellent.
Almeria Airport is approx 45 mins drive.
Murcia Airport is approx 90 mins.
Alicante Airport is approx 2hrs.
Directions can be given on request.
The centre of the village is about a 10 min walk. The coastal towns of Mojacar and Garrucha are about 25 mins drive. Slightly inland, Turre and Vera are about 15 and 20 mins drive. Sorbas, again inland, about 10 mins by car.
The circuit de Almeria is only a 20min drive from the property.
Fresh bread and most essentials can be purchased from the village shop. In addition to this, a bread van stops outside the property each morning. 3 Bars all serving good basic snacks can also be found in the village, one operates a public swimming pool during the summer months. Banks, cashpoints, good restaurants and larger supermarkets can be found in all the towns mentioned above. Most surrounding towns also hold a weekly open air market.
Take a spectacular guided tour of the "Caves" in nearby Sorbas, or browse the traditional pottery workshops in the town. A further 30 min drive passing the "Circuit de Almeria" will bring you to "Oasys" The Mini Hollywood theme park and Zoo. Set in the desert landscape of Tabernas, this film set was used in many famous spaghetti westerns. Granada and the magnificent Alhambra Palace is a 2hr motorway drive away.