3-bedroom finca in idyllic rural setting, 15 mins to Cartagena, 20 mins to Mazarron.
Situated in the unspoilt, picturesque village of Perin near Cartagena, the finca has recently been restored to a very high standard, and can accommodate up to six guests in comfort. As well as affording stunning views of the mountainous surrounding landscape, the property is also set in 3/4 of an acre of olive and almond groves (stunning when in blossom in February). The fabulous walking opportunities in this friendly village are too numerous to mention, and Perin benefits from the Costa Calida's 320 days of sunshine and pleasant, mild winters.
Access and surrounding areas
A car is essential for accessing the property from the local airports, and for generally getting around (nearest restaurant within 5 minutes' drive, nearest beach – El Portus – ten minutes' drive etc.), and we are happy to recommend some excellent value car hire companies, if required. The historic and authentically Spanish port of Cartagena is only 15 minutes away, and it offers some great shopping opportunities (El Corte Inglès, Zara, Zara Home, Adolfo Dominguez, Mango, hypermarkets, markets etc.), as well as some wonderful culinary and cultural distractions. For those who prefer the fast life, Cartagena’s up-and-coming race circuit is also nearby. The pretty seaside resorts of La Azohia, Isla Plana and Puerto de Mazarron, which have plenty of tapas bars and some great beaches, are also accessible within a 15-20 minute drive, while the natural wonder of the Mar Menor can be reached within 30 minutes (and can be seen from our roof terrace). If golf's your thing, you can be on one of the many first-class courses in the area in half an hour, including the prestigious Hacienda del Alamo, La Manga and La Torre courses. The finca's location is also well-placed for those who are property-hunting on the Costa Calida.
The perfect retreat
This retreat offers the perfect get-away for those who enjoy the tranquility of a rural setting, without being too far from 'civilisation' or an opportunity to chill out at the beach. There are two good-sized bedrooms, and the largest of these, the master bedroom in the older part of the property, has a huge en-suite with a luxurious walk-in shower area complete with views of the garden and the nearby hills. A third bedroom (twin) is available for a small supplement for parties who require it. There is also a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with a cosy fireplace for the chillier winter nights. The property's rear terrace provides a welcome shaded refuge from the sun in the hotter months and views over the fruit trees, while its large roof terrace provides an ideal ‘sundowner’ setting for watching the sun dip behind the mountains.
The villa was absolutely perfect and certainly lived up to expectations.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and made full use of the garden area and the terrace on the days we stayed home. It was quite enjoyable watching the farmer take the goats and the pig for a walk around the fields. We fed the cats (hope you dont mind) and fell in love with spotty dog, who followed us up the lane when we left. We didnt encourage them into the villa though.
We have been coming to this area for the last three years staying in various different locations, starting off in a Urb and slowly progressing to the more rural areas and your villa has been the best one yet, so thank you very much and we look forward to coming back again.
martin from weston-super-mare
Stayed 26 Feb 2010
stayed here for 4 nights in February. The owner was extremely helpful leading up to our holiday, even when our flight was canceled with 24 hours notice and we had to alter the booking! The directions to the house were spot on and the house itself exceeded our expectations. Made very welcome by the local cats and neighbours lovely dogs. Typical rural Spain, which we love! Only downside, very cold at night. Buy plenty of logs!
Andy from Bolton
Stayed 15 Mar 2008
A really nice refurbishment of a traditional building to give spacious, bright and airy 3 bed accomodation. Nicely located about 15mins outside Cartagena in a small group of houses in a rural village. Actually a semi-detached, but not a problem. No air-con or pool, but rural location more than makes up for this, especially as all facilities are fairly close by. Will probably book again as it's ideal for doing trackdays at nearby cartagena circuit.
John from Peckham
Stayed 02 Nov 2007
Superb property in a beautiful, peaceful setting. The owners give you everything you could need for a wonderful stay. Thanks for a lovely holiday.
Brigid from London
Stayed 28 Jul 2007
Myself and five other friends booked to stay here.We thought it may be a bit of a tight squeeze but amazingly for the price we had plenty of space both in and outdoors. The photos don't really do it justice in terms of the size, there is a huge roof terrace where we had several lovely dinners and another terrace looking out over the olive and lemon trees where some lazy afternoons were spent. The area is brilliant, very relaxed with plenty of cheap food and wine. We loved the local beaches and two of our friends even got engaged at the nearest one! The house is really well stocked with everything you could need or want, including a dishwasher!, games, and loads of kitchen essentials for cooking at the house. I would definitely recommend this place!
John from Stratford-Upon-Avon
Stayed 02 Sep 2006
Before booking, when we first saw pictures of the Finca and read the other reviews, we thought "this place sounds too good to be true", but it was absolutely spot on. The Finca is beautiful and furnished to a very high standard.
Los Morenos is nicely situated in a small village but relatively close to towns where we found numerous high quality restaurants, all of which had been detailed in the helpful information provided by the owners. Local support was also provided by the owners but we didn't have to use it as all the directions, advice, key collection, etc. was perfect.
The beach at Al Zohia, about a 10 minute drive, was spectacular. It was about half a mile long around a curved bay but with very few people. Brilliant!
We had a great time in the Finca and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.
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We stayed at your cottage in November, not very good weather I am afraid, as it is not now, here on the Costa del Sol, but of course better than the UK. We, as a family who owned and cooked for high class restaurants for 25yrs, and are now still keen amateur cooks, would like to thank you for the very well equipped kitchen. We had travelled with less equipment than usual as it was only for a week, and were delighted to find everything we needed, plus Claudia Roden, and some books we hadn’t seen !
This finca is amazing. The deco is cool and modern and is full of all the mod cons. Our favourite part was the en-suite bathroom with its power shower which I could have stayed under all day. There were lots of info of places to visit which was extremly useful. There were also lots of comfortable seating, great for chilling on with a glass of wine. The place was spotless and we couldn't have asked for a better. The one thing we would have liked was perhaps a TV with a gamesconsole for late night funess but hey, you can't have everything. Thanks Darren & Pat.
If 'Far From the Madding Crowds' is your sort of holiday - this is the place for you. Sleepy, picturesque Spanish village nestled in the hills - yet very close to both beaches and towns with all the local flavour this rugged, starkly beautiful part of Spain has to offer. The villa is lovely, with a very spacious and contemporary feel. There are wonderful walks and stunning unspoilt scenery - with fantastic views enjoyed from the large roof terrace. Perin has peace and tranquility rarely found in Spain today. A great retreat with nature on your doorstep - go experience and enjoy!
Hello ownersWe enjoyed our stay in your beautiful and well-equiped house very much. The Internet photos do not do justice to this lovely house.We hope to be able to come again!Kind regardsMariette van Heyringen & Nora Huismanfrom the Netherlands
Dear Owners of Los Morenos,We would like to thank you for a very nice stay we have had in your wonderful house. Since we have met your very kind parents (in law) we can retrace some of your flair in interior decorations. Your house is very bright and welcoming and the secerny is quite special.We are already looking forward to our next visit to see our friends in the village and hope that we may then once more enjoy your hospitality.Wishing you a very nice summer season in Spain.Best reagrds from Abdrea and Bryan Schipper
Hello!Thanks you both for letting us stay in your wonderful house! We had a very pleasant stay and are looking forward for the next time! Thank You!!From Sandra and Ilona