A detached, private, two storey, traditional Spanish Villa set high on a mountain plateau in Andalucia (800 metres above sea level.) Nestling in an Almond Grove 400 metres from the road, our villa has panoramic mountain views and a vista down the valley from the front aspect.
The villa comprises of 3 double bedrooms each with a King Size Bed. Two bedrooms have ensuite facilities with the third (on the ground floor) having the family bathroom immediately adjacent. All bedrooms are fitted with ceiling fans.
The modern kitchen incorporates electric oven, hob and microwave oven. The American style fridge/freezer has chilled water and ice dispenser (very necessary during the summer months.) There is also a dishwasher.
The lounge diner has triple aspect windows and incorporates an LCD TV (Free to air Sky), DVD with 5.1 Surround Sound and a good selection of films and CD’s. Twin ceiling fans are fitted.
Outside there is a BBQ (gas) area set within a courtyard and a large covered area for alfresco dining.
The 10 x 4-metre salt-water pool is surrounded by a large terrace with stunning mountain views.
On the first floor there is a large balcony.
The villa is double-glazed throughout and has gas fired central heating for the short winter months. There is also a wood burning fire in the lounge.
Internet is unlimited via GPRS and is high speed although NOT Broadband.
Here you will find the edge of Almeria’s rugged Los Velez Natural Park with its mountains, rocky outcrops, forests and wildlife; nature in all its glory. Many opportunities exist for those interested in hiking, bird watching, observation and photography of wildlife or simply a beautiful drive.
Los Velez Natural Park is 10 minutes drive from our villa. (see www.adalucia.com – Flora & Fauna/Natural Parks)
If you are seeking peace and quiet then this is the place to be.
Our villa is completely private save for the occasional passing of the local goatherd or farmer. We have frequent (seasonal) visits from Eagles, Hawks and Vultures with a resident Owl roosting in nearby derelict buildings. We have a neighbouring house, which is currently unoccupied apart from occasional visits from the Spanish owner.
Five minutes drive to Velez Rubio (a Spanish working town) which has several bars and restaurants serving Spanish and English food. There are also supermarkets, a good selection of shops, a garage and market (Saturday). 10 minutes drive away is Velez Blanco, a traditional Andalucian mountain village also with a selection of bars and restaurants, a few shops and a market (Wednesday.)
Approximately 40 minutes to the coast where there are miles of the best beaches in Spain.
Approximately 1½ hours drive from Almeria, Murcia or Granada Airports.
Pete, a retired Engineer (63) and Sue, wife, a retired Social Services Administrator. Family in the UK. Sally the dog is kennelled when we are away. Poppy the cat comes home for feeding twice a day otherwise we do not see much of her. We hope visitors wouldn’t mind feeding and offering her a few minutes affection.
We have recently moved to our new villa from a very old cottage in the UK and are progressively changing the furniture to suit the new surroundings.
Interests – Travel, Eating Out, Reading and general socialising.
Our time is flexible so short breaks, long weekends or holidays are no problem however, long stays would need to be planned around the pets.
We offer to respect and look after your home as if it were our own.
We are new to exchanging and would welcome any advice.