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Casita Musica

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

From £366 per week

Cottage to rent in Lubrín, Spain

Farmhouse Cottage with swimming pool, stunning views, rest and relaxation, self guided walking & cycling, sightseeing and a cultural experience of the Andalucian lifestyle of a Spanish village.

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

Cottage overview - owner's description

Transfers from Almeria ( any time) and Alicante Airport (arrivals before 11.30am Depatures after 10.30am)

Casita Musica is a detached, self catering cottage offering the best in holiday rental accommodation direct from the owners. The cottage is set in 2 acres of terracing with truly panoramic views of the surrounding village and mountains.

The cottage has been renovated from an agricultural outbuilding and is designed for 2 people with comfortable self catering accommodation. There is a living room, with well equipped kitchen, spacious double bedroom and shower room. Outside has a private terrace with BBQ, garden furniture and also a lawn with stunning 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 there is a swimming pool ( May to October) to cool down on those hot sunny days. If you are looking for solace and tranquility and an unforgettable experience of Spanish mountain hospitality, from the delightful and charming villagers, then please come and visit us at Casita Musica

Casita Musica is within easy walking distance of the charming and delightful Andalucian village of Lubrin in the province of Almeria. 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.

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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26 out of 27 people recommend staying here

Couple from Ipswich, United Kingdom Jul 2019

We had an excellent stay, John and Moira couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. John gave us good advice re buses from the airport to lubrin and back. The walking was outstanding made easy with John’s route cards. The pool was fantastic and always kept meticulously clean. The village, which was only a five minute stroll away, gave us a great oportunity to immerse ourselves in a traditional Spanish culture. We had a fantastic time.

Couple from Chester, United Kingdom Jul 2019

Lovely quiet area... very peacefull holiday... Lubrin village has a fantastic spanish atmosphere and the three tapas bars are a must...Easy to get to coast over the mountain roads... Cooking fish from local shop on bbq is something I'll never forget...John the host was always available on WhatsApp but left us alone to enjoy the tranquillity..

Couple from Stockbridge, United Kingdom Apr 2019

Casita Musica is one of three or four rental units that comprise this finca. The photos in the advert show only one internal picture of Casita Musica itself and that must have been taken quite some time ago as the photo shows the place as quite fresh looking. However the reality is that the sofa (sofabed) is old and uncomfortable, the double bed was cheap and uncomfortable and the log burner seals were defective so that when we used it the whole place got smoked out. The cheap MDF chest of drawers in the bedroom was musty as the room was damp. The place needs some investment to bring it up to scratch.
The outside photos show well cared for grounds but now they are quite run down: weeds, worn out lounger chair pads etc.
Having said that the location is very peaceful and eating breakfast outside was great with the sun shining. It could be a much better place with a bit of investment. The property manager David was very helpful but was limited in what he was working with. Also be aware that Lubrin is fairly isolated so you will need to drive a bit to get anywhere. The internet is very slow. Access to the property is via about 0.5 km of rambla (dried river bed). In many ways it was quite charming but the tattiness of it was a bit wearing. I’ve posted this so you are aware of the reality of the property. It was fairly cheap so not bad value but my husband and i would not rebook it.

Reply from John

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Casita Musica and we are very sorry and unreservedly apologise for the many disappointments that you experienced and we are taking on board all your detailed criticisms.

Couple from Exeter, United Kingdom Mar 2019

Wonderful setting, perfect for the relaxing holiday we were seeking, complemented by stunning walks from the door, kind and welcoming host, simple but excellent facilities in Lubrin. We'll definitely return.

Couple from Swansea, United Kingdom Jan 2019

We enjoyed our stay. The owners were very friendly and helpful; the property was well equipped, with a great location (in countryside, but within short walking distance of Lubrin) and had two outdoor seating areas.
The owner arranged the hire of mountain bikes, which were of excellent quality and made travelling on the local tracks fun. The owner supplied route maps, which helped with the planning of routes. However, we did need to use Googlemaps to sort out navigation difficulties.
We really enjoyed the Festival of Bread which falls on 20th January in Lubrin. We found Lubrin to be friendly, pretty, Spanish speaking (very few people speak English) and cheap to eat out in.
The mountain biking, scenery, almond blossom and the bird song and variety of bird species were our highlights.

Couple from Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, United Kingdom Jul 2018

Our stay at Casita Musica was excellent.
The owner, John, had given very clear directions in advance.
Paul and Sarah, who manage the property, were extremely helpful, kind, and great company. They keep the place beautifully.
This is a great 'away from it all' retreat. You could here a pin drop across the valley in the early morning. Beautiful views, lovely walks and a couple of good bars in the village.
Mojacar is a good spot to visit, as are other towns and villages in the area.
A car is essential.
My only suggestion would be investing in some better mattresses and kitchen utensils, but not a problem.
Very good value for money and a memorable trip.
Highly recommend


4 other reviews

Apr 2009

My wife and I went to Lubrin with an open mind.After the first 24 hrs we both realised we had made a excellent choice.Location was ideal and the property was excellent, our hosts could not have been more helpful and they went out of their way to make our stay most enjoyable. Lubrin is a real piece of Spain,and is a typical white village and the locals were friendly.We enjoyed the walks in the area and travelled to a number of lovely beaches within an hour of the property. It is also a good base for travelling to other parts of Andalucia and beyond.

It was wonderful to wake up to silence in the morning. I slept so well that after a couple of nights I felt as though I had been on holiday for a fortnight. The apartment had everything that a guest could need, including a friendly welcome. I have stayed at Fuente arriba a number of times and will stay there again. I love the fact that its off the beaten track and feel as though Im in on a secret because I know of its existence.

Just a wonderful place to relax and unwind, the owners go out of there way to make sure you stay is a most enjoyable experance. Lubrin is a charming and authentic Spanish village with a number of fine bars and resaurants. There are some wondeful beaches less then 1 hour away, spend a day on the beach then return in the night and enjoy a barbeque with a bottle of wine and just relax and unwind.

We really liked Lubrin and the location was great. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable, and really suited our needs. We had two areas in which to enjoy either the morning or afternoon sun and listening to the passing goats bells and the goat herder was really nice. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful and we would certainly go back if we get the chance to travel there again.

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Location

This cottage is:

30km from the nearest beach 300m from the nearest bar 300m from the nearest restaurant 300m from the nearest supermarket 60km from Almeria airport 200km from Alicante Airport 180km from Murcia Airport 180km from Granada 70km from Almeria City

Local activities

Fishing 30km Golf 20km Horse riding 20km Tennis 500m Walking 0km

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Outside this cottage in Lubrín, Spain
This cottage is in a village and in a quiet area. It has a shared pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the cottage is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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Updated 4 January 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 22 November 2019 - 22 November 2022: the minimum stay is 5 nights.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 12 November - 21 December and receive 20% off if the booking is made within 2 months of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

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

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Extras

Optional

  • Mountain Bike Hire

    £60.00 per person per week, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

1 bedroom, Sleeps 2

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Shared pool, Size 5m x 5m, Depth 1.2m to 1.2m

Entertainment

DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi

General

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view, Shared garden

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Pets

Extra information

5 minute walk to authentic Spanish village with supermarkets, tapas bars, restaurants, ATM, bakers, butchers, weekly street market, gymnasium, post office, pharmacy, local taxi and charming, welcoming and friendly villagers Panoramic Views of surrounding mountains and village Comprehensive free library of BOOKS, DVD & BOARD GAMES Self guided walking and cycling from outside the main entrance into the surrounding hills and valleys

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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