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Restored Farmhouse With Private Garden And Plunge Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Cariatiz, Sorbas, Nr. Mojacar. Almeria, Spain - Peaceful Location Set In Andalusia's Beautiful Countryside

Casa Maravilla enjoys panoramic views whilst being surrounded by olive, almond and pomegranate trees. Open plan living area accommodates kitchen, dining area and lounge. Two double bedrooms and the family bathroom are located upstairs, the Master bedroom having en-suit facilities. Through patio doors both bedrooms open to first floor terrace where you can either soak up the sun or simply soak up the fantastic views over the mountains. Our charming courtyard garden has shaded dining area, built in barbecue and grill, dip pool and shower. Excellent walks into the surrounding hills on your doorstep.

Gail Whitwell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A lovely 2 weeks holiday spent in a wonderful location. Villa was everything we expected and more. Gail and Gren proved to be excellent hosts, very friendly and fully respected our privacy. Will certainly be back." Eddie and Karen Evans. Manchester. May 2012.

"What a fabulous place! Rural Spain/Great location. Fab hosts/Beautiful house. Highly Recommended. Judy and Mandy.Newcastle July2012.

Sun, Sun and more Sun? Peace and Quiet? Taste the real Spain? Casa Maravilla is the place for you! We will certainly be back. Richard and Phil. Southern Ireland. June 2012.
Nov 2011
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Sorbas Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to Master bedroom has vanity unit with wash basin, shower and WC. Family bathroom, adjacent to bedroom 2 has vanity unit with wash basin. Full size bath with overhead shower. WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom1. Master bedroom with kingsize bed and en-suit facilities. Bedroom 2. Double bedroom with twin beds. Both bedrooms are equipped with bedside cabinets, lamps and wardrobes. Both have access to Terrace. A single "Z Bed" is available.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: Mosquito nets are fitted to all windows. Upright fans are provided as needed. Woodburner for use during the cooler months. The property is suitable for children although we ask supervision is given around the pool area and upstairs terrace. Outside: The front aspect of the property has parking area and seating with open views over the almond and olive trees towards the Sierra Cabrera Mountains. The crazy paved area to the rear of the house leads to a shaded dining patio equipped with table and chairs. Adjacent is a pretty courtyard garden with built in barbecue and grill. Sunbeds are provided for use beside your 4x5 dip pool and outdoor shower. Access by stairs to 1st floor terrace where adjacent to both bedrooms comfy seating can be found under shade, alongside which is an unshaded sunbathing area. From here, the backdrop of the beautiful Sierra de las Filabres is truly a tonic. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned and prepared before and after each rental. All towels and linen are changed weekly, although there are plenty on request. Poolside towels are also provided. Other: The washing machine and drying area are located on the 1st floor terrace.


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Restored Farmhouse With Private Garden And Plunge Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely peaceful place to stay. Beautiful property, lots of space to relax. Wonderful welcoming owners.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Very clean and tidy in a lovely rustic setting with owners that made us feel welcomed.

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time and were able in have out door bbq’s in mid October. The out door facilities were great and the plunge pool is rather large. The interior of the farm house has been kept with rustic charm but with all the mod cons that you might need. The fact that the owners welcome dogs was a great plus point for us as they were safe and secure in the court garden.

The farmhouse is in a hamlet with the village within walking distance. There are two bars/ restaurants and a shop (with in the restaurant) in the village and can cater for most general needs. This area is the real Spain with exceptionally friendly locals.

We have a really great time and it wasn’t long enough. We are already planning for next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Lovely property with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our all too brief stay here. The property has absolutely everything you could possibly need and there is plenty to do in the area. Gail and Gren are excellent hosts, friendly and always helpful. We are looking forward to a return visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

Lovely restored farmhouse with great character and space, situated in remote and quiet village. Lovely outdoor area with plunge pool and upstairs terrace overlooking backdrop of rugged mountain views. Very clean, nicely decorated and well equipped. Owners were extremely helpful and accommodating and made the accommodation feel home from home. They provided great directions and recommendations on places to visit. Car essential but worth the effort for such a jewel in a desert place. Would love to return some time!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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very nice

  • 5 of 5


Lovely house, everything you need. A part of Spain we had never been to, but very interesting. The house has everything you need, perfect place to relax and soak up the Spanish sun

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay. Great hosts, very helpful. Loved the plunge pool and the lemon tree. Plenty places to sit in sun and shade. The property was very clean and very well maintained. Home from home. We felt very comfortable there. Would recommend to anyone. We will be back. Thank you Gail and Gren.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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.

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 20% deposit by bank transfer on booking. The balance payable on arrival. We do not require a breakages deposit but trust you will replace any broken objects.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible with arrival and departure times. If however this clashes with other guests we do ask you to arrive not before 2pm and vacate by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Special deals for winter lets exceeding 4 weeks. Please contact owners for details.

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.