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Rural Apartment with Private Pool, 15 min. drive from the historic town of Lorca

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Country Apartment in Lorca, Murcia Region, Inland Costa Calida - Peaceful Location, 30 minute Drive to Beautiful Beaches

Casa Bougainvillea is situated in the wonderful Murcian countryside, with stunning views of the nearby mountains and valley. The beautiful historic town of Lorca with its magnificent medieval castle constructed between the 9th & 15th centuries is only a 15 minute drive away and is traditionally Spanish, with a number of museums, beautiful shops, restaurants and great tapas bars.

For more information on Lorca, please visit:

The apartment itself is spacious with it's own roof terrace and private pool with barbecue. There is also WIFI access.

More Details

Jane Shergold
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Jane Shergold

John and I lived in the West Country. John had a small business for twenty years, and I was a school cook at the local infants school for nineteen years. We had for a long time dreamed of living in the Mediterranean area, and in 2003 we decided to take the plunge and have never regretted it

Jane Shergold purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Jane Shergold chose Lorca

If you want a quiet peaceful holiday, to get away from all the stresses and strains of every day life, then this is the place for you, It enables you to completely unwind, and return home re-freshed

What makes this apartment unique

Casa Bougainvillea is situated in the quiet of the countryside, but it is not isolated, it is within easy reach of shops and amenities, and is well situated for the motorway, making exploring further afield easy

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for having us to stay this week. It has been utterly relaxing and just what we needed. Your home is beautiful, as is the area and we really couldn't get over how peaceful it is. We have had a fantastic time and wonderful holiday thanks to you both and hope to be back one day Anna and Ian

Our fourth month long visit says it all. Thanks again for your generosity and efficiency it was much appreciated. You haven't seen the last of us

Bill and Mary

Our return visit. A welcome stress free week after our experience of being stranded by last weeks Aguilas floods, whilst staying there. John and Janes offer of help to rescue us was much appreciated. The lovely warm welcome and generous hospitality and friendliness enabled us to unwind

Jean and Michael
Jun 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lorca in Alto Guadalentín

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bathroom with white suite, consisting of shower, hand basin, toilet and bidet, mirrored bathroom cabinet and large fitted cupboard.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 1 Bedroom with double bed, bedside chests, reading lamps, wardrobes and a hairdryer. Fully sprung double sofa bed in lounge. A cot is also available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Outside: Your apartment has its own private entrance and shaded car parking. The large garden has a fenced swimming pool measuring 9x4 m with a depth of 1m - 1.8m, with a large tiled surround, a large barbecue, table and chairs, umbrella and sun loungers. There is also outside lighting for those wonderful summer evening barbecues by the pool. The garden is laid out with gravel beds, and planted with an assortment of climbing plants, shrubs and palms. There is an assortment of wild birds in the vicinity which are fascinating to watch. Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: The apartment cleaned on arrival. Bed linen is provided, as are beach and bathroom towels, tea towels and kitchen towels. Linen can be changed midweek if required. A maid and laundry service can be provided at a small extra charge.


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Rural Apartment with Private Pool, 15 min. drive from the historic town of Lorca
average rating of 4.8913045 based on 47 reviews
Rugby, UK

An Oasis in rural Spain

  • 5 of 5

Jane and John offer a genuine welcome to their home, and your home for a few days.

The casa is in the heart of rural Spain, a real experience of the land and the people, away from the frantic tourism of other areas.

The local village of Estacion has everything you need to eat well in your casa if you want to settle down and chill out as we did.

Lorca is a lovely place to stroll around, a little bit of everything for a day trip; history, shopping, food.

The coast is not too far- we went to a old favourite beach- Playa la Carolina not far from Aguilas.

The luxury of a private pool is a real bonus here- in need of a break and flying to Spain, to then rest by a pool with no interruptions except for an occasional hot breeze. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karl and May for writing a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and returned home feeling relaxed, that is our aim for our guests. You stayed in the summer, but even a winter break is very nice, the weather during the day can be beautiful, and then there is nothing better in the evenings than curling up in front of the wood burner with a good book or watching the TV We hope to see you again
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Quiet sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely 2 weeks at the apartment. Jane and John were great hosts always close by for advise etc but never intrusive. The apartment was as described and the outside space was great, there was always shade somewhere which was much needed in the heat of the day. The pool area was fantastic and a great size for swimming etc. The location was quiet and peaceful which is just what we were looking for. I would recommend the apartment and we hope to return for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet countryside apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment had everything needed for our stay - it was well equipt. It was close to town and had great access to the autovia (motorway) if you're planning on travelling around Murcia as well as neighbouring Almeria - as we did. It's not far from the coast either.

The pool area was private, perfect place to unwind and relax amongst the beautiful, cared for gardens.

Our hosts were perfect, we couldn't have wished for more! Especially their wealth of knowledge on the area. Would love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. The pool area has been updated this year, with the addition of a pergola. We strive to keep the gardens looking good, it is a challenge in the hotest months.
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Excellent accommodation in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

An excellent, very comfortable flat in a quiet rural location, but still only 15mins to the centre of Lorca and 30mins to the beaches at Aguilas. (Nice as these were, we preferred the beaches around Mazarron, a 45 min drive but worth it)

The local village is only a couple of miles away and has all the banks, supermarkets and bars needed for daily life, although lacking the variety of a town such as Lorca.

A lovely private pool with a shaded pergola as well as an excellent sun terrace with views to Lorca as well as the mountains, are really nice features of this wonderful flat that helped us relax almost immediately.

Jane and John are very friendly and helpful hosts and made us feel very much welcomed and at home.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay here, and glad you liked the recent addition of the pergola We like our guest to feel fully relaxed and re-charged when they return home
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Excellent Rural Location. Easy Drive to Many Points of Interest

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I enjoyed a relaxing week here. The owners are friendly and helpful. We alternated days of relaxing by the pool with outings to various locations including, Aguilas, Cartagena, Sierra Maria, Caravaca de la Cruz and Barranda Ethnic Museum. Heurcas and Sierra Espuna also nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet rural location. Short distance from Lorca. Helpful and friendly owners. Lovely garden and pool. Easy access to interesting places to visit. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Alicante or San Javier
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Lorca resort
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The two sandy beaches of Aguilas are a 25 minute drive away through mountains plus other beautiful coves and beaches dotted along the coast in either direction of Aguilas.

Would you like to be taken out birdwatching whilst staying at our apartment? Experienced local birder, Dave Elliott-Binns, would be willing to take you out to Cabo de Gato to see Greater Flamingos and other coastal/salt pan birds, to the Sierra de Maria for Griffon Vultures, Eagles and other forest birds or to El Fondo Bird Reserve for reed and Marsh dwelling birds. You can contact him on


Lorca is situated 2kms off the motorway.

The nearest airport is San Javier (Murcia) approximately 1 hours drive.

Alicante is Approximately 1 hr 20mins drive away, although at peak time it could be a little longer, but the motorways are excellent.

A car is essential and several car hire companies can be found at both airports.

It is possible to travel on the European rail network, although not from the airports, but there is a rail and coach station in Lorca if you fancy a day out not driving.


The nearest village are a 5 minute drive and have banks, tapas bars and a couple of small supermarkets which supplies your every need. There is also a petrol station.

City of Almeria - approx 1 1/2hrs drive

Granada - approx 2 1/2hrs drive

Mazaron - approx 1hr drive

Cartegena - approx 1 1/4hr drive

Further Details:

Lorca is an absolute delight, visit the medieval quarter and visitor centre or take part in some retail therapy. Visit Lorca at Easter and watch the most magnificent procession you are ever likely to witness.

Take a day out and visit the medieval town of Caravaca De La Cruz, drive onto Maratalla and return through Bullas and the breathtaking scenery of Siera Cambron.

There are many markets offering the finest and freshest fruit and vegetables, also herbs, spices, cheeses and olives.

There are magnificent Cathedrals in Lorca, Murcia, Cartegena and Almeria.

There are Castles in Lorca, Veloth Blanca and Almeria.

Pueblo Mojacar is a whitewashed village set in the hills, and the small town of Nijar which specialises in ceramics and fabrics, both on the way to Almeria. The list goes on, but if you want to experience real Spain, among friendly people who are very proud of their heritage, then this is the place to come, we feel you will not be disappointed. If you are interested in painting, you could always pay Mary Eames a visit, she organises one day painting classes, and provides all materials and a lunch. we can put you in touch with her.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lorca, Spain

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is payable on booking, the balance payable 6 weeks before holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days and times are flexible to suit your flight times.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Discounts can be arranged for long winter lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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