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Casa Largo At Paredon, 35 - Pinoso - 03657 - Alicante

Finca with 2 bedrooms and swimming pool in Pinoso, Spain

From £355 per week

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Finca to rent in Pinoso, Spain

  • Finca
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • Washing machine
  • Open fire
  • Near bar

Finca overview - owner's description

2 large ensuite bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin/family), spacious sitting/dining rooms, kitchen/morning room 114m2 Courtyard with Naya & cook station. 140m2 private pool area with 10x4 Greco pool, gazebo

We're pleased to offer our refurbished Finca for your holiday experience, confident you will find all the facilities and comforts you're accustomed to at home whilst enjoying your Spanish adventure. Double glazed throughout, the En-suite Bedrooms are pleasingly spacious with comfortable beds (The twin/
family room can accommodate various bed combinations as required). The dining and sitting rooms are equally substantial in size. The sitting room providing a relaxing oasis to escape the rigors of basking in the hot sun. Your accommodation is on one level except for the twin/family bedroom which has a number of steps [3 max] which may not be suitable for people with severe walking difficulties.

The summer kitchen-diner is fully equipped: Electric (fan) Oven, 5 burner Gas Hob, American style fridge-freezer, Kettle, 4 slot Electric Toaster, Microwave Oven, plus ancillary equipment and utensils.

Outside, the enclosed 90m2 courtyard has ample seating options, parasols and a comfortable 3 seat garden swing. It's complimented by a 24m2 Naya [covered dining area] containing a large rustic dining suite and an outdoor cook station (make you own paella or griddle a few steaks). Chances are you'll eat al-fresco throughout your stay. The adjacent 140m2 pool area is accessed directly by 3 steps. It Boasts an inset 10x4 Greco pool, poolside gazebo, sun loungers, parasols, cd player, plus a poolside dining table and chairs should you want to max on your tan!.

South facing, both areas are completely private and have substantial sunbathing space. [pool area is perfect for 'total' tanning]. Both areas have attractive lighting enabling you to extend your outdoor experience until your bed calls you. what a nice way to close your day. As a bonus we also provide beach towels, so you can fill your suitcases with even more clothes options!.

With pseudo Grass being linked to health risks and tiles being dangerously slippy, we've chosen to coat the pool surround with a non-slip yet smooth material, (actually it's special pool cement) which, we're pleased to say does the job and doesn't burn or hurt your feet.

ENTERTAINMENT: We like music, evidenced by CD units in the Pool area, Naya and Kitchen, and have an eclectic assortment of CD's: classical, pop, rock, brass, jazz, etc. spanning 1940's to present day, (scary!), which you're welcome to use.[do bring your own cd preferences] We also have a substantial number of books of all types (no dog eared oldies). There's also a TV/DVD facility in the sitting room with 100+ DVD's to choose from. If you like interactive table games, you may Want to try our 'Mexican Train' 15 spot dominos (totally different from UK dom's) rules are easy to follow so all ages can play. They've proved to be seriously addictive (some guests refusing to go to bed). Oh! yes we have WI-FI.

Casa Largo is listed as 'antigua' [ancient] and its thick exterior walls insulate the interior from the suns rays. This eco friendly action can be augmented by electric fans, available in all rooms, to ensure a cool respite during the hottest days and enable you to enjoy a pleasant nights sleep.

Paraje Paredon (the 'place' called Paredon) is located 5 km north of its parent town, Pinoso, which is renowned for its clean air, good wine and the longevity of its population. It is quite a wealthy town, this being courtesy of Mount Coto, knicknamed "Marble mountain", reputed to be the largest marble quarry in Europe [don't panic! you can't see or hear it!]. The duties paid by the marble extraction companies, together with income from the salt, which sits below the marble and is pumped in slurry form down to Torrevieja (who omit to mention the source of much of 'their' salt) swell the town coffers quite nicely.

Pinoso is also famous for its shoes [really soft leather, sheepskin?] which are extremely comfortable, amazingly light and surprisingly stylish!. Highly recommended for diabetic's and others with issues relating to their feet. (There is an outlet shop in Pinoso, well worth a visit). The town is also acclaimed for its sausages, known throughout Spain and sold in "El Cortes Ingles" 'the' #1 store in Spain.

When we arrived in 2002 the area had a handful of Brits. Its now home to circa 600+ UK expats plus
a wide assortment of other nationalities. Many bars, shops and restaurants are now bi-lingual and all very welcoming, providing traditional Spanish cuisine from 'menu del dia' to 'a la carte'. In recent times expats have opened restaurants offering traditional English/Continental, plus their own style of Spanish recipes. So whatever your preference you certainly won't starve during your visit to the 'campo'.

Hard fruits are grown in this predominately agricultural region with nisperos, cherries, peaches, apricots, apples, pears, almonds, olives and sharon fruit coming to harvest through the year. But quite rightly, it's the grape that rules. Fields and fields of 'wine on the vine'. Now this is a fruit you could get to like. Viva Uva! Viva Vino!

Wine buffs will be pleased to find themselves perfectly situated to enjoy the fine wines of the many Bodegas in both Alicante and Murcia provinces. Indeed Jumilla, home of the world famous summer wine festival [check www] is just 36km away. Many, many bodegas producing excellent wines, with some of the larger establishments offering guided tours and sampling opportunities, so make sure someone else picks the short straw to drive. Pinoso, Culebron, El Seque and other local bodegas have earned reputations for quality wines. El Seque is most notable as its wines are sold throughout Europe even before the grapes have been harvested! and boasts a two to three year waiting list.

Although designated 'Inland', we're only about an hour from the coast, so vibrant Benidorm [102km] and many other resorts (more sedate but equally enjoyable), are within easy reach, as are impressive historical centres such as Cartagena [126km]. Closer to home you can indulge yourself with a visit to the thermal baths at Fortuna [30km], or Archena [36km], where you can arrange a day of relaxation with therapeutic treatments. [check www]

Outdoor lovers can enjoy the many well signed walking routes nearby, while the more adventurous can pop just 1km down the road to Chris Pickles' private airstrip, from where you can experience the thrill of a flight in his 2-seater aircraft and even pilot it for a time with him. Alternatively get your adrenalin pumping with a visit to the International status Go-Kart tracks at Villena or Jumilla where you can indulge your formula one fantasies at ground level. The thrill of riding the river Segura water rapids is less than an hour away, OR, do what we all do best on holiday and just relax in the sun by the pool!.

Our provincial capital, Alicante [70km] is an impressive cosmopolitan city boasting excellent restaurants and shopping facilities (El Cortes Ingles, etc), which, together with its beautiful harbour area and pristine beaches overlooked by the magnificent Santa Barbara castle, makes for a lovely day out.

If, after a days play (or relaxation) you want to enjoy the company of others but don't want to drive, you can stroll over to the neighbouring "Manor House" bar restaurant [300 metres] where you can meet up with locals and fellow visitors over an English pint or Spanish red. The mainly English menu, offered throughout the day, ranges from 'light snacks' to 'al-a -carte'. Fancy enjoying some genuine Spanish hospitality? all you have to do is trek 60 metres to find our neighbour Enriques' Spanish bar restaurant. So you have a "no need to cook" option literally right next door.

Our home is an ongoing WIP But we don't work when we have guests so please be assured your holiday won't be blighted by the infamous disruptions of 7am wakeup calls and cement mixer music,
Our current objective, to renovate the facia, was on hold for 14 months pending Iberdrola re-routing cables (the job took 4 minutes!). Now we're planning to start work over the winter to transform her to look as good as she deserves to be!. [Hope you like the pic's that accompany this protracted narrative].

Finally, Congratulations on reading this far, you deserve a certificate! - I don't qualify as I've been certified already). We'll be living at the other end of the house, it's distinctly separate from your accommodation, more like being a next door neighbour, So we're close enough to be on hand should you need any help or advice. Also, to ensure the pool facilities are consistent, we undertake pool maintenance and water the courtyard plants each morning and evening. We generally clean the pool just after sunrise (takes approx. an hour) and close it at 8pm then start filter operation at 10pm (that's as close as we get to being an hotel).

PS: The length of our home is 58 metres, (63 yards) or (189 feet) Hence her name "Casa Largo"

PPS: We're reasonably flexible regarding arrival and departure times, but if there are people arriving
on the same day as you leave (very rare), we ask for your help in vacating your rooms so we have time to prepare them for the incoming guests. We'll always work to accommodate you if there is an overlap.

Reviews

This finca has 8 verified reviews.

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8 out of 8 people recommend staying here

Couple from Leyland, United Kingdom Sep 2016

Margaret and Brian stayed up to welcome us in the early hours after our late flight, and most kindly arranged for us to stay comfortably during the day of our late departure.

They were perfect hosts: unobtrusively helpful and available, friendly, informative and supportive. Proud of their property and keen to ensure that we were able to enjoy our accommodation.

Casa Largo is a splendid place: full of character and lovingly refurbished, fully equipped for your holiday; the spacious patio and the separate pool area are a joy to relax in-very privately-whilst the beautifully maintained pool in turn invites activity.

Pinoso, a short drive away, with its peaceful attractive and interesting small town character, populated by friendly, cheerful and welcoming Spaniards, provides colour, a busy market, and plenty of varied restaurants with enjoyable, inexpensive fare. (Don't forget your phrase book, but allow the locals to try out their English on you.)

It's also a good jumping off point for both inland and coastal trips; amongst many choices, don't miss Alicante, Murcia, Elche and Orihuela, all cathedral cities with their own beauty and character. Pinoso is famous for its agriculture and the contrasting great marble quarry. Try to arrange a close look if you can, via the town's tourist office, and if you happen to enjoy good wine, the local Monastrell grape produces some of the very best.

Margaret and Brian with Casa Largo will ensure you have an unforgettable holiday: go for it!

Reply from Margaret

Dear Alan and Terry, Wow! ... You have given us a most incredible review of your holiday with us and we're both grateful for (and chastened by) by you lovely comments. It's without doubt the most flattering and comprehensive review we've ever received. Whilst we work hard to help our guests experience a pleasant and memorable time with us, we know its really they themselves who actually make their holiday a success. We've been immensely lucky to have had such amicable and gregarious visitors and this has rewarded us greatly for our efforts and it has been a pleasure to accommodate such lovely families. So, Alan and Terry, thank you both for being such wonderful guests. We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Healthy and Happy 2017.

Family from Antrim, United Kingdom Aug 2016

We loved it here; we wanted a relaxing holiday that we could enjoy with our kids by the pool. The villa is such a hidden gem, the courtyard and its pool area are so private that it feels like a home from home.

Family from Malmesbury , United Kingdom Aug 2016

We stayed at Casa Largo for 10 days in August and it is a very special place. The villa has a great range of spaces and we felt very relaxed and at home. The highlight has to be the pool where we spent the majority of our time and the Naya where we ate and relaxed in the evenings
Margaret and Brian were amazing hosts and did so much to make our stay memorable. The pool was cleaned every day and the welcome pack on arrival was both comprehensive and much appreciated.
This is a ru rural property and as such everywhere is a journey and a car essential. We did explore enjoying a day out in Alicante and some local markets. It was however hard to drag the kids away from the pool.
If you want the bright lights and a busy location then this villa may not suit. However if you want to relax and recharge your batteries somewhere lovely this is perfect

Reply from Margaret

Hello Susan, This is an apology! while responding to our last visitors review I realised the response I thought I'd sent to you hadn't been sent - I can only assume my technical expertise has again failed me. (that's lack-of) So sorry not to have checked. I've only been given a short admonishment on your behalf by Margaret - no garlic on my next pizza (that is cruelty gone extreme. We hope you are all well and wish you have a wonderful Christmas and a Healthy and Happy new year, Regards B & M

Family from Rye, United Kingdom Jul 2016

Had a lovely two week stay in August 2016 during the fiesta week with our two teenage boys. Lovely quiet spot with the benefit of having a charming little bar a very short walk away. The pool, dart board, monopoly and pack of cards went down a treat with the boys (and the wifi)!
Hiring a car is an absolute must.
The villa was fantastic for the four of us. Very spacious and comfortable.
Margaret and Brian were friendly, approachable and very helpful (supplying details of activities on in the local town during the fiesta).
The welcome pack was a lovely surprise.
Thank you for a great two weeks!

Reply from Margaret

Dear Frank, Chris, Harry and Thom - Many thanks for your great review. We're so glad we were able to help you enjoy your visit to the campo and experience a little bit of rural Spain (Enrique must be missing you guys!) We wish you well for the future - a lovely review from a lovely family xx Margaret y Brian

Couple from Nottingham, United Kingdom Jun 2016

what can we say about our stay at Casa Largo!!! it far exceed our expectations ,when we booked we just wanted a quiet place to relax and unwind, what we got was a beautiful place to rest our heads and fix our very tired bodies .we spent most of our time around or in the swimming pool and courtyard .The house was beautiful and had almost everything we needed. Margaret and Brian were the perfect hosts they seemed to instinctively know when to leave us alone and when to offer us company .we are already looking forward to revisiting next time .Thank you very much Margaret and Brian for a perfect holiday.

Reply from Margaret

Hi Lorna I've been checking my reviews and find that my ability to send replies has failed magnificently, so instead of thanking (or otherwise) our lovely guests I'm apologising to them / You. So ..welcome to the Brian Grovelling Club! -> "Sorry for failing to respond to your message"
I now know what I should do, which is to press the reply button rather than jumping to another page - what a pratt. We hope you have a lovely Christmas and healthy and happy 2017 PS: how are you doing on the house front - hope you're doing OK. B & M

Friends from Plymouth, United Kingdom Aug 2015

What can I say, that's not been said already.
What had been said is what you get.
The directions from and too the Airport where easy to follow thanks to Brains easy to follow directions.
Casa Largo was as we had expected as listed in the Overview, all mod cons. comfortable and welcoming just like our hosts Brian and Margaret

We where very happy and well looked after throughout. We tended to stay at the very secluded poolside for the majority of our time topping up our tans, eating alfresco in the very pleasant surroundings within the Casa.
We could not have asked for more and in deed would not have had too, we where well looked after. Going home was the hardest part of our holiday, we did not want to go home.
Gerry and the Gang

Reply from Margaret

Hello Gerry - many, many thanks for such a lovely review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and indeed to share your obvious pleasure during our sorties into Pinoso. our best regards also to steven and Liz - the other members of your happy and good natured gang.

Location

This finca is:

70km from the nearest beach 100m from the nearest bar 100m from the nearest restaurant 400km from the nearest ski lift 5km from the nearest supermarket 64.8km from Alicante Airport 200m from mini market at manor house

Local activities

Flying 1km Golf 30km Pinoso sports centre 5km

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Outside this finca in Pinoso, Spain
This finca is in the town near the mountains. It has a pool, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

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Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 5:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds and en suite

Bathrooms

2 en suite bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 10m x 4m, Depth 0.8m to 2m

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, TV Languages in English, Spanish

General

Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential

Kitchen

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

Outside

Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Extra information

'Cook Station' 50cm dia cast griddle plate & various paella pans (gas burner) for alfresco dining

Margaret

Average rating from 8 reviews

Private Owner From Pinoso, Spain Member since Jan 2015

Past bookings: 8 bookings

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