|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Surrounded by almond groves this enormous cave house offers a unique holiday opportunity for those who wish to relax in peaceful countryside or enjoy the cycling, walking, tennis and sports facilities this area provides. The cave house is spacious, light and airy. It has all the comforts of a modern home. It is situated below a traditional style farmhouse. There are 2 bedrooms with double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and 1 bedroom with bunk beds. Lounge with wood burner, satellite TV, dining area and snug area with wood burner. 2 Bathrooms. Fully fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Solar heated swimming POOL, 8x4m, with sunbeds, pergola and beautiful views. Private TENNIS COURT. There is a boules area, pool table, giant chess set, trampoline, table tennis table and bikes. WiFi connection. See www.cavehouseholiday.co.uk for more details.
For clay tennis courts and padel courts there is a tennis club 20 minutes away.
Font de Llop golf course 25 minutes away.
Local stables with pony club.
The owners live in the farmhouse within the grounds of the cavehouse and are available to provide assistance and local maps.
The Cavehouse maintains a constant comfortable temperature all year round so there is no need for air conditioning in the Summer.
We have been living in La Canalosa for nearly 12 years since moving from London with our 2 young boys, one of which suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. We hoped he would benefit from the clean air and local climate.
We spent a few years reforming the property and garden, building a swimming pool, tennis court, various patios and activity areas until we felt it was ready for holiday vacations.
We have always been tennis enthusiasts and Joe our youngest aged 15 plays to a very high standard and competes all over the region. We are members of the local tennis club in Albatera which has immaculate clay courts, hard courts and the new Spanish craze padel tennis, all of which we can book for our guests.
Jay our oldest son aged 18 plays saxaphone in the Hondon de las Nieves band which involves playing in concerts and participating in marches for all the fiestas.
We love our adopted home here, the local people are friendly and welcoming and all of our guests have felt the same.
Helen Noble purchased this villa in 2003
We are located just outside a tiny Spanish village in the mountains.
The peaceful tranquility is what all our guests love, but when they want more action it is not far away. Beautiful sandy Costa Blanca beaches are 40 minutes drive away. The interesting and vibrant city of Elche with shopping centres, zoo, parks and bowling is 20 minutes away. For still more action Benidorm is just over an hours drive away with theme parks, water parks and more
Our cavehouse remains at an ambient temperature throughout the year which makes it a refreshing retreat on the hot Summer days & nights and a comfortable cosy home during colder Winter nights.
No unhealthy air conditioning needed.
It is beautifully finished internally with porcelain floor tiles throughout, modern bathrooms with showers and a fully fitted kitchen with hob, oven, dishwasher etc.
All bedrooms have natural light via window or light well.
No need to miss your favourite TV shows as we have all of the terrestrial English TV channels plus more including EuroSport and Teledeporte.
WiFi connection is free as is bike hire and rackets and pool table equipment.
We will even lend you padel bats should you wish to try out padel tennis at the local club.
2eme sejour passee a la canalosa et toujours tres satisfait de l ensemble de la prestation maison tres agreable a vivre et qui dispose de toutes les commodites aussi bien a l interieur qu'a lexterieur avec une multitude de choses(tennis piscine vtt boulodrome trampoline etc..)qui font la joie de petits et grands.les propriaitaires sont tres dfiscrets et tres serviables n hesitant pas a vous indiquer les marches sympas ou fetes de villages nombreuses l ete.a conseiler et consommer sans moderation
A very enjoyable stay! Warren and Helen are very welcoming hosts, and we must thank them for arranging a stunning highlight of our holiday - a walk/hike/scramble to the top of Pena de la Mina with scores of local people as part of the town's annual fiesta. The views from the summit were breathtaking.
We were worried that a cavehouse might seem claustrophobic, but there was plenty of space, and we spent most of our time outdoors lying in the sun, or shade, or in the pool, or playing pool, or barbecueing, or trying to play tennis...
The location is very rural, and the scenery is dramatic, which was perfect for us. A hire car is essential, and then you can easily take trips to the beach at El Arenals etc if you want to. We found plenty to keep us occupied for a fortnight.
All in all, a very good holiday.
Five of us (4 adults plus one eleven year old) stayed for the week ending October 2014. The listing description was very accurate so our expectations were fulfilled with respect to the facilities, however the weather was even better than expected. The wide range of facilities ensured that we had plenty to do through the day & evening. The location is clean & quiet, so is perfect for relaxing but we couldn't resist using the mountain bikes provide to explore the locality. The nearest village is a maximum of 15 minutes walk and it is safe for children to cycle, it's small but has a few grocery shops and restaurants. All the locals we met were very friendly & the whole area felt safe. Our hosts were extremely welcoming & helpful - always willing to offer information / make a phone call to the restaurant & organised a car to transfer us from the airport (cheaper than airport prices). They were available but non-intrusive, a perfect balance. Although we did some self-catering a lunchtime menu of the day at the nearest restaurant cost me 10 Euros including two beers & a tip! If you want to visit Alicante & the coastal areas it's probably best to hire a car at the airport on arrival. It's about 8 Km (5 miles) to the town Hondon De Las Nieves. Wifi reception is best outside the Cavehouse & was fast enough for browsing the internet & uploading photos to social sites. There are ample plug sockets for recharging cameras, phones, etc. TV & radio reception were good & an excellent range of DVDs & books were available to use. I would gladly recommend this property to a friend / relative, but please don't book when I want to return! We all said that we would like to return as our stay was so good, I'm thinking of two weeks next time. This is a location for those who want to feel they've visited Spain & not for those who prefer highrise hotels & noisy discos & we loved our stay at Cueva Picpiedra.
We spent a week at the cave house ,4 adults & 3 children who were well entertained with all the amenities.A car is necessary for this area which we knew
before we traveled .The experience was great and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Helen & Warren were always at hand if needed but also made sure
not to invade our privacy . Overall a lovely family holiday.
On arrival the property looked exactly as shown in the photographs, the sky was a brilliant, clear blue and it was hot! The rooms were a good size, apart from the bunk bedded one - that really is only suitable for one small child. The owners were really helpful and this property was very well equipped. As suggested in the write up a car really is essential here, but we survived by using a very helpful local taxi lady. If you are looking for relaxation away from it all - with activities to keep young ones amused then this is ideal.
We arrived at the cave house full of expectations of a good weeks holiday, and we absolutely were not disappointed. The owners greeted us upon arrival, and showed us around, an unexpected bonus was the welcome pack, some simple provisions to get you going, like water, milk, and most important sangria. During our stay they were around if you needed to ask questions, or needed advice, but did not intrude at all.
The facilities are just plain fantastic, its even better than it looks in the pictures, The accommodation is well equipped, spacious, and a lovely temperature !!. The pool was clean, well maintained, and not slippery on the steps leading in. Its a fantastic rural getaway in the sun, and our family of 6 had plenty of room, and the children had loads to do. We would thoroughly recommend, and fully intend to visit again.
We have just returned from a great family holiday in Helen and Warren's cave house. We were thrilled with the accomodation, the grounds and the area. There was so much space inside and outside, lots for our four youngsters/teenagers to do inside and outside. Helen and Warren make you feel extremely welcome into the grounds of their home but leave you to your privacy too. The cave is clean and has everything a larger family could ask for really. It is certainly not Benidorm: it's real Spain, peaceful countryside, home comforts and very welcoming. If you are prepared to drive then you will be fine,It is only a 40 minute drive from Alicante airport, probably much less if you were used to driving on the left! There are lots of interesting places to visit within reasonably short drives. Whilst Canalosa was very quiet (only one restaurant open) during our stay in August due to the traditional Spanish holiday season we did not find this a problem as there are two lovely towns with restaurants, bars, supermarket etc within 5-10 minute drive. You didn't need much more than this if you just wanted to stay at the cave really. La Buena Vida restaurant in Hondon de los Frailes was lovely, great early meal deal but book with them first. Elche was good to visit as a bigger town. We would not hesitate to recommend this to friends and family as long as they appreciate this sort of non-resort type holiday.We would definitely return!
The cavehouse is just a 10 minute walk to the local village of La Canalosa. It is a tiny traditional Spanish village but has 2 grocery shops for fresh bread every morning and 2 bar/restaurants.
Nearby villages of Hondon de las Nieves and Algueña are each less than 10km away. They both have a larger selection of shops, banks, bars and restaurants and still retain their traditional Spanish feel. Market days are good fun and fiestas which are fairly regular are amazing entertainment. You can also visit the local bodegas where very good, locally produced wine can be sampled.
Nestled among the breathtaking Crevillente mountains, there are limitless walks and cycle rides where you can find a huge variety of bird and plant species.
Other Activities: Tennis Court on site. Boules Area. Pool Table. Trampoline. Table tennis. Basketball net.Giant chess set.
Also locally can be booked horse riding, local Tennis pro Coach available for tennis lessons. guided mountain tours, balloon flights, cycling tours, abseiling & hiking.
Alenda Golf Course is just 20 mins away by car.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
All linen and towels are provided, not beach towels.
Smoking is not permitted within the house.
Families are very welcome but with regards to the pool children must be supervised at all times.
Free use of all facilities, Free bike hire. Free racquet & ball hire.
No extra cost for cleaning (just leave everything as you find it)
EASTER SPECIAL Free Spanish paella night on your arrival, wine & beer included & Spanish Easter Mona cake for the kids.
MAY & JUNE SPECIAL Free Spanish Tapas night on your arrival, beer and wine included. Plus 1 free training session for Under 16s at the Cuarenta Zero (40-0) tennis academy.
JULY FIESTA Fiesta in La Canalosa is 22 - 26 July. Experience a real Spanish fiesta including live entertainment, street party, childrens activities, all night disco & fireworks ALL FREE. We are near enough that you can walk to the village but we are far enough away not to be disturbed.
AUTUMN SPECIAL Free Spanish paella night on your arrival, wine & beer included. Free 1 hour introductory Padel Tennis lesson for your group at the Cuarenta Zero Tennis Academy.