Detached 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.
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 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.
if you enjoy walking and want a real Spanish experience then this holiday is for you. John and Mair made us very welcome and couldnt have been more helpful without being intrusive. The property was very comfortable and had everything we needed for a relaxing base for our holiday. As we planned to be walking we didnt want to hire a car so John arranged for the local taxi to collect and return us to the airport. We enjoyed our breakfast outside taking in the view and relaxing in the garden after a days walking. John supplied us with five excellent walks covering the surrounding area, all different and very peaceful and finishing at one of the tapas bars each day in the village. The village of Lubrin, a short walk from the property, is a maze of narrow streets and whitewashed buildings with some stunning views. There are a couple of supermarkets, two bakers, butchers and pharmacy, banks and a surprising amount of tapas bars for a small village, all offering very good food at very good prices. The market is well worth a visit on Wednesday morning which is the only day to get your fresh fruit and veg. The thing that struck us the most about this holiday was how peaceful is was everywhere which made for a very relaxing holiday.
Anthony from Auckland
Stayed 25 Sep 2014 with Couple
We had a most enjoyable week incorporating local walks with visits to the coast (Mojacar), Almeria city and Cabo de Gata. John and Mary provided good information on all these and indeed John has prepared his own guides for local walks with photographs so you cant go wrong.
Tony and Margaret
Shirley from Nuneaton
Stayed 29 Jul 2014 with Couple
Quiet and remote location with lovely views over the surrounding mountains. Accommodation is very private and has pretty much everything you need. Hosts were lovely! If you want to unwind and relax away from the crowds, then this is definitely the place.
Gary from Horwich
Stayed 25 Jan 2014 with Couple
Beautiful cortijo set just outside the town of lubrin.when we arrived we thought it was in the middle of nowhere, but the town is a 5 minute walk alomg a good track.
There is a steep hill back to the place,
John and mair were wonderful hosts, and gave us loads of useful information about the area, even supplying an idiots guide to spanish for us!
The walks provided were interssting, but be aware they are fairly strenuous.
There was a log burning stove on our cottage, and barbeque outside.
The bad points
The wi-fi is on a microwave link from the village and is patchy, if that bothers you, didnt mind it ourselves
Overall we had a fantastic week, the village is very spanish, the tapas are great and very, very cheap.
Rob from Hove
Stayed 14 Jan 2014 with Couple
It was great to have the wood fire as we would have been very cold. Thank you for accommodating our request for single beds. It would be useful to have glazing for the kitchen window in the winter, sometimes we were eating our breakfast in artificial light as it was too cold to have the shutters open. If wed been there in the summer the outside facilities were great. However because we spent our down time indoors it would have been better to have more comfortable dining chairs.
Lubrin is a friendly town with great tapas bars. We appreciated all your advice, the walks and fun of the fiesta, as well as the fruit.
Rob and Erica.
Michael from London
Stayed 16 Sep 2013 with Couple
This was exactly the type of holiday we wanted - restful, quiet, but with the opportunity to do things we wanted.
The owners lived on site and were very hospitable, offering us free drinks and nibbles at the end of days on occasions.
They gave us good info about the area and the owner had prepared 4 walks for us to go on. He was helpful as to which to go on and provided pictures to assist on the route. They could not have been more helpful when we needed assistance.
When we first arrived we came up a steep track and wondered what we were in for, but we could not have been more pleasantly surprised.
The pool seemed small when we first looked, but it was perfect to go in after some time in the sun and we did not need it to be bigger.
The owner provided excellent instructions as to how to drive from Almeria airport to their accommodation and said text when near so he could keep an eye open for us.
We could get the internet in the place but not in our actual living quarters - never minded going to a table near the pool, but ideally would have liked it available without moving!
Overall, we were delighted with our choice and would definitely recommend it to others.
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Stayed 06 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.
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
Sports and activities:
Horse Riding Tennis
Sights and attractions:
Historic Site Local Food Market Night Club Shopping
About the owner
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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