|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
On a quiet street in the heart of the historic quarter of Moratalla, the 150-year-old “La Casa Moratalla” sits below the town’s church and castle. The narrow winding streets and balconies full of flowers create a magical feel as you navigate the tranquil streets. Local bakers still deliver bread a street away from the house three times each morning, just as they've done for centuries.
The house features a secluded courtyard with fig trees and flowers and splendid views of the countryside. The spacious interiors are comfortable and tastefully decorated. Wood stoves are found in the hall, lounge and kitchen and a washing machine is included for your convenience.
Feasts can be prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen complete with microwave, toaster, and coffee machine, or you may prefer to BBQ and dine al fresco in the alluring courtyard. For the winter time, the property disposes of wood stoves and heaters to make your stay as cosy as possible.
Up to 6 people can sleep comfortably in the 3 bedrooms: Two rooms have double beds and the other has a twin. There are 2 bathrooms: One with power shower and WC and the other with full-size bath, shower and WC.
End cleaning, linen and towels are included in the rental price. During the winter, gas and a bag of wood are also included. There is WiFi available in the bar nearby.
Public parking is available nearby, smoking is permitted outside only and pets are very welcome.
• The bright, open living areas
• The high ceilings and traditional workmanship
• The secluded courtyard with fig trees
La Casa Moratalla is situated approximately one and a half hours drive from Alicante airport or Murcia (San Javier) airport. There are bus links from both airports to Moratalla, and also a train link from Alicante to Murcia city. Cars can be easily hired from Alicante airport.
Moratalla, set on the side of a hill, is made up of beautiful, tall, old buildings and narrow, winding streets - many not passable by car. It is surrounded by pine forests and mountains, and in the "huerta" below the town are small farms of apricots, cherries, almonds and olives.
Boasting two rivers, the Arabe and the Benamor, the countryside around Moratalla is green and fertile. Against an impressive backdrop of mountains, Moratalla´s castle, built by the Arabs in the 10th and 11th Centuries, stands squarely on top of the hill towering over the whole of the old town, "El casco antiquo". There are magnificent views from the parapets and not too many steps!
There is a large open-air swimming pool and two junior pools for children, open to the public throughout the summer. Theatre and cinema are often free during the summer and fiestas.
Moratalla is famous in Murcia for its bullrunning - a smaller version of Pamplona which takes place during the annual Fiesta, normally the second week of July. This is a test of bravery for the young men , and women too now, who run in front of the bulls, endeavouring not to get gored or tossed!
Just a short drive from the town, tucked up in the mountains, is the Casa de Cristo Cave Art Museum. It is situated in a former monastery next to the church and a restaurant. There are the most spectacular views across the valley and over the surrounding mountains, a perfect place to enjoy a drink or snack while soaking up the sun and tranquillity accompanied by the tinkling of goat bells. After visiting the museum, you will probably be inspired to view the actual cave art paintings nearby. Trips can be arranged for you; not to be missed - incredible!
There is a wide variety of bars, tapas bars, restaurants and discos in the town - something to suit every taste. Moratalla also has its own bodega just a few kilometres from the town, where you can visit and sample the local wines.
One of the greatest spectacles in Moratalla is the Easter festival. "La Semana Santa" includes many processions with flower-laden floats and thousands of drummers in traditional costume. The drumming can last up to three days and nights. Quite a spectacle, not to mention the volume! -Luckily, the house is a little away from the main procession area, so you will be able to sleep.
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