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Casa Caballo

Cottage with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and private pool in Lubrín, Spain

From £439 per week

Cottage to rent in Lubrín, Spain

Detached one bedroom cottage with private pool on 2 acre Andalucian Finca and within 5 minutes of authentic Spanish white washed village.

  • Cottage
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Cottage overview - owner's description

Transfers from Almeria and Alicante airports

Casa Caballo is a detached one bedroom cottage located on an a 2 acre Andalucian finca set on top of a hill with ancient terracing of almond trees and truly panoramic views of the surrounding village and mountains. The authentic Spanish village of Lubrin is just a short 5 minute walk to the main plaza with tapas bars.

The cottage has been renovated from old stables and is designed for 2 people with comfortable self catering accommodation. There is a living room, with well equipped kitchen, spacious double bedroom and full size bathroom. Outside has a private pool along with open and covered terraces with BBQ, garden furniture and stunning mountain views which on a clear day, includes the Mediterranean which is about 12 miles away as the crow flies.

The landscaping in restful and relaxing and is the ideal holiday for solace and tranquility and an unforgettable experience of Spanish mountain hospitality, from the delightful and charming villagers of Lubrin.

Lubrin Pueblo nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away. Lubrin is a small village of about 500 of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet. There are a number of Cafe/Bars that offer Tapas. Meson Molinos is a restaurant offering fine wines and a mouthwatering menu. Bar Lopez is located in Rambla Aljibe, which is one of the dozen or so hamlets in the Parish of Lubrin, where you can get a good wholesome 3 course Menu del Dias including wine for about 12 Euros

There are 3 Banks and the village shops include 2 Supermarkets, 3 Butchers, 3 Bakers (no Candlestick Makers!!) and an Ironmongers. You can buy anything from a pin to a Porsche( well not quite a Porsche). Market day is on a Wednesday when you can stock up with fresh fruit and vegetables on most days the fresh fish van comes up from the coast.

Life in Lubrin is a time warp and will remind us more senior citizens of an early childhood where family groups sit out on the streets on hot summer nights with children playing until the sun sets over the hill.

Where to go and what to do!
Lubrin is located about 1 hour cross country from Almeria Airport or 2 hours motorway/cross country from Alicante or Murcia Airports. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.

The more Spanish resorts of San Juan Torres and Aquilas (to the North) and Carboneras, Agua Marga and San Jose ( to the South) are about an hour away. These Spanish resorts, in Summer, are very much less crowded, especially mid-week, than Mojacar and Garrucha.
Places of Interest include Cuevas de Almanzora for its cave houses and Tabernas for its magnificent Desert National Park. At Tabernas is a Westen Theme park on the site of the Clint Eastwood Movies!

The Cabo de Gata National Park is one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich coastal strips in the western Mediterranean and is the first Natural land and sea park in Andalucia. The drive takes just over an hour and the route down the mountain, via Nijar, is very dramatic. The park offers walks on marked trails and tracks amongst native scrub and grasses, amidst the scent of wild lemon balm and the distinctive aromas of curry plant and herbs. You are able to follow inland trails and coastline.

The ancient Andalusian city of Almeria (1 hour away)lies sheltered at the base of a bay, proudly dominated by the amazing Alcazaba, a huge Moorish citadel with three walled enclosures dating from 995. From the citadel visitors have a good view of the city’s most impressive and important Christian monument, the Cathedral, dating from 1524, designed more like a fortress than a church because of the need to defend it from pirate attacks. The Cathedral contains numerous art treasures, including a tabernacle dating from the 18th century, designed by Ventura Rodriguez. With its interesting medieval architecture, Almeria’s old town is a delight to stroll through with its tranquil squares, archways and colonnades. The city also has a fascinating archaeological museum and unique cave dwellings in the hillside above the old gypsy quarter.

The Alhambra in Granada is a very popular place to visit by our guests. It takes just 2 hours to drive to Granada along the Almeria to Sevilla motorway with stunning views. The motorway skirts around Granada and the Alhambra car park is easily accessed. There is a shuttle bus that takes you from the Alhambra direct to the Plaza de Nueva where it’s a short walk to the Cathedral and Royal Chapel.

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5 out of 5 people recommend staying here

Neil

Couple from Taunton, United Kingdom Sep 2019

Another lovely relaxing stay at cortijo fuente arriba. Arrived just after the torrential rain fall which had washed away access road but this was cleaned up rapidly. Thankfully we had booked a collection from the airport through John, the property owner.
Property has everything necessary for a comfortable stay.
Enjoyed some different walks we hadn't completed on our last visit and enjoyed a cold beer with tapas as a reward as we watched the Spanish world go by from either of the bars in the village. Loved roasting the fresh almonds which were falling off the trees in abundance.Delicious.
Bbq was quite small but sufficient for us to prepare our evening meals and count the stars as they appeared.
Again.an ideal location for a break. Would probably want to hire a car if staying longer .

Zoe

Couple from Bridgnorth, United Kingdom Jul 2019

As we live rurally we are used to piece and quiet , however it is very quiet but relaxing . You defiantly need a car .
The plunge pool was a god send, but hadn't been checked for a few days prior to our visit, this is paramount. Contacted the owner ; his communication was brilliant and the pool was sorted within 3hrs,the pool man returned daily to check it .
The views are disappointing (factory and sea containers !) Also in the evening had a chorus of dogs barking and yapping for a couple of hours , but if you love dogs then that wont bother you .
The municipal pool is lovely (€2 each), the tapas at the bar is delicious and good value. The walk to Lubrin is literally over the hill ; is a quiet large village - butchers offer fantastic meat ; are very accommodating. A friendly place
Kitchen utensils could do with an upgrade .
overall a pleasant stay

Nicola

Family from London, United Kingdom Aug 2018

Perfect holiday, thank you

Denise

Couple from Cambridgeshire , United Kingdom Mar 2018

We had a very enjoyable stay at the above property. Good location, ideal for basic self catering supplemented by eating locally. The welcome we received from Bill and Katherine was excellent, they were happy to try and provide everything we requested despite having only been in residence themselves for a couple of days.

Kate

Couple from Twickenham, United Kingdom Sep 2017

Lovely cottage, very quiet and peaceful. Particularly liked the shutters which gave complete darkness at night!

The owner, John, and our hosts, Bonnie and Igor, were all fantastically helpful and very welcoming.

Lubrin was just 5 minutes walk away and is a lovely, very Spanish village.

The only thing which I would change would be the number of places in Lubrin to eat out - unfortunately there were only two open when we stayed there. Oh, and the ability to get fresh fruit and veg!

Recommendations: a car is really essential to make the most of a visit. And if you visit in September, do some of the walks and go scrumping for figs - delicious!


4 other reviews

Lorraine Walmsley Sep 2019

Fabulous Owners very friendly, helpful and informative. Fabulous location, very pretty and peaceful. The cortijo was very comfortable, everything we needed for a stunning, relaxing peaceful holiday. Lots of gorgeous places to visit, walking is a must around the surrounding villages, hamlets. The owner had made 5 booklets with photos /instructions of surrounding walks absolutely brilliant! If your looking for a peaceful quiet retreat then this is for you. We will return, cant wait to go back to our little piece of heaven.

Paul Hough Aug 2019

Great accommodation We were extremely pleased with Casa Caballo, in a great location, short walk to the beautiful town of Lubrin , the Casa has everything for a self catering holiday, quiet and private. We hope to return.

Tim Ballard Jan 2019

lovely lubrin great little spanish village, very friendly. a bit hilly and a rough track to village for the less mobile but not a problem. oh, and need a torch for late night returns. loved it.

Muriel DEIVAS Aug 2018

Charmant petit cottage, tranquillité, sérénité y règnent. L’endroit Est perché dans la montagne donc route sinueuses.. mais c’est super beau ! Et ça vaut le détour ! Pas un bruit, là maison est propre douillette et suffisante pour 2. La vue est splendide, et la piscine un petit plus très sympa en plein mois d’aout.. petit bémol pour le matelas.. pas confortable du tout, et le barbecue est trop petit et pas pratique ! Malgré la panne d’eau chaude pdt Qq jours (ou nous devions partir) notre séjour était parfait. Paul est très gentil et disponible. Les villageois sont fantastiques, serviables, adorables. Nous avons passé d’excellente vacances ! Attention, les nuits sont très très humides par contre. Pas fraîche mais humides. Nous recommandons ! Merci John Charming cottage, tranquility, serenity reign there. The place is perched in the mountain so winding road .. but it's super beautiful! And it's worth the trip! No noise, the house is clean cozy and sufficient for 2. The view is beautiful, and the pool a little more very nice in the middle of August .. small flat for the mattress .. not comfortable at all, and the barbecue is too small and not practical! Despite the lack of hot water for Qq days (or we had to leave) our stay was perfect. Paul is very kind and available. The villagers are fantastic, helpful, adorable. We had a great holiday! Be careful, the nights are very very wet though. Not cool but wet. We recommend ! Thank you John

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Location

This cottage is:

35km from the nearest beach 500m from the nearest bar 500m from the nearest restaurant 500m from the nearest supermarket 74.1km from Almería Airport 70km from Almeria City 160km from Alhambra, Granada 50km from Cabo de Gata

Local activities

Fishing 20km Golf 20km Horse riding 20km Self guided walking 0km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 70km Theme park 20km Zoo 20km Self guided walking 0km

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Outside this cottage in Lubrín, Spain
This cottage is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is not necessary as the cottage is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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Updated 1 January 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 29 March 2020 - 29 March 2022: the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 November - 31 March and receive 50% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.

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Facilities

Bedrooms

1 bedroom, Sleeps 2:

  • 1 double bed

Bathrooms

1 bathroom

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 2.4m x 2.4m, Depth 1.2m to 1.2m

Entertainment

Computer, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV Languages in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Local

General

Living area seats 2, Dining area seats 2, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

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John

Average rating from 112 reviews

Private Owner From Almeria, Spain Member since Mar 2004

In 1998 my wife and I visited Almeria to look for a more permanent home for retirement but away from the mass tourism. We stumbled on Lubrin and within the first hour, as we sat in Bar Molino with our wine and tapas variadas, we knew that we had found our Spanish pueblo. After lunch we walked through the narrow streets and observed the children playing “shop” with their cardboard counters and toys they no longer needed. Groups of neighbours were sitting outside the houses talking and fanning themselves to keep cool. It was evident that the family unit was strong and this fact is very important to the reproduction and maintenance of social order. We bought an old cortijo on a 1hectare finca within a 5 minute walk of the centre of Lubrin. For the next 6 years we rehabilitated the building and converted the terraces into a series of terraced gardens with Almond, Olive and Pomegranate trees set in lawns with borders of Oleander and Grapevines. The old well near the Rambla was dry but we obtained permission to sink a borehole which now irrigates the gardens and fills the plunge pool converted from the original water deposit.
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In 1998 my wife and I visited Almeria to look for a more permanent home for retirement but away from the mass tourism. We stumbled on Lubrin and within the first hour, as we sat in Bar Molino with our wine and tapas variadas, we knew that we had found our Spanish pueblo. After lunch we walked through the narrow streets and observed the children playing “shop” with their cardboard counters and toys they no longer needed. Groups of neighbours were sitting outside the houses talking and fanning themselves to keep cool. It was evident that the family unit was strong and this fact is very important to the reproduction and maintenance of social order. We bought an old cortijo on a 1hectare finca within a 5 minute walk of the centre of Lubrin. For the next 6 years we rehabilitated the building and converted the terraces into a series of terraced gardens with Almond, Olive and Pomegranate trees set in lawns with borders of Oleander and Grapevines. The old well near the Rambla was dry but we obtained permission to sink a borehole which now irrigates the gardens and fills the plunge pool converted from the original water deposit.
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