Cottage in Sorbas, Nr. Mojacar, Almeria, Spain, in Natural Park KARST AND YESOS - Beautiful Elevated Position In Tranquil Location, 360° view
- English, French, (Spanish)
About Yves Doutrelugne
Yves Doutrelugne purchased this Cottage in 2013
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
We had a great stay!
We were looking for peace and tranquility and this is exactly what we got.
The key holder was charming, he explained everything about the house and even left a bottle of wine and some snacks for us to start with.
Everything was as portrayed in the pictures.
Hi Oliver, Many thanks for your kind review. We enjoy when guests like stay and welcome, it is our pleasure.... We will be happy to see you again! Yves and the keyholder
Not happy with this property.We left the next day.
We were very disappointed with this property as from the photos it looked to be detached and was not. It was very very cold and we could not get the heating to work . We left the next morning. We were only told about the electricity charges after we had booked and paid. But as we could not not get the fans for the heat to work anyway it did not cost much!
The access to the property is along a rocky road and very tricky to manoeuvre the car to get out again.
Although it said there was English TV we were not able to find a channel.
There was loose tiles in the bathroom which the key holder said he thought they had repaired. The glass in the windows were only single glazed and not safety glass so unsafe!
All in all very disappointing and the app would not let me do less than 1 star unfortunately!!
What a surprising review!
Our house obtains an average rate of 4,8/5, You rated it 1/5, spot the error...
Here are my answers:
- "We Could not get the heating to work »: there used to be a system of mural electrical heatings. We have recently added a reversible AC for the confort of the guests. Both heating systems are perfectly working, where was the problem?
- The electricity bill is on top. This is explicitly explained on the website and in the directions that you have received.
Your electricity bill was… 8€.
- We have recently commissioned the rework of the access road in gypsum. There is parking within the property, totally fenced-in.
- The satellite providing the British channels works perfectly well.
- It is not standard for the region to have double glazed windows, according to Wikipedia, the Tavernas region is the most desert region of Spain… The single-layered windows wouldn't be secured? Absolutely ALL the windows of the property are secured with metal rods, as it is the custom in the region.
- and ABOVE ALL, for ALL these questions, the information received at arrival as well as the directions recommend to give a call, day or night, to the key holder (you received his telephone number and his email address) who lives 200m away from the house. After checking with him, it appears he did not see you until the 3rd day which corresponds to when you handed out the keys, without explanation, at the middle of your stay and without stating any of the grievances that you mention here!
- Any problem that has a solution is no longer a problem unless we do not take the solution, yet obvious.
Quiet, traditional home in rural Almeria
Well maintained Spanish home. The kitchen is very well equipped, the bathroom is spacious and the shower very good, the lounge and dining area have everything you need, including free wifi! The house benefits from the sun all day. We breakfasted at the front whilst watching the world amble by at a distance, spent some days lazing by the pool and then enjoyed warm evenings on the terraces whilst we barbecued. The pool itself was lovely, although in October it was a shock to the system until you got going!! Pool maintenance/cleaning, however, could be improved! The local bar/shop in Los Martinez supplied lovely fresh bread daily and their 'to order' paella was delicious. Cariatiz is a very rural location approximately 40 minutes fromTurre and 45 minutes from Mojacar. Sorbas and Lubrin are definitely worth a visit too.
Many thanks for your review!It will be nice to see you later... You welcome!
Excellent value, beautiful location
My wife and I were looking for a quiet location with good facilities, we were not dissapointed. The cottage was easy to find following good directions,
For 2 people it was very roomy, as it would have been for 4. Large kitchen,
, adjoining dining room, and a comfortable lounge. 2 good sized bedrooms, the double with roomy balcony, the bathroom with shower cubicle was more than adequate. Outside at the rear was a comfortable dining area overlooking the beautiful pool,, 10 x 4 mtrs. The surrounding views were wonderful, walking was a pleasure. Thomas and Fred were always on hand to help, but in closing, why no kettle ? ! We hope to return later this year. Anne & Roger
Hi Anne, Hi Roger, We thank you for this review and will be very glad to welcome you later! Fred, Thomas and Yves.
We had a nice relaxing month stay in this delightful cottage with long reaching views. It had everything you could need even for that length of time, including satellite English TV and internet. Perfect location for exploring the area which is steeped in geology, pretty villages and plenty of Spanish culture and hospitality. With a fully fenced and secure garden and miles of dog walking territory even the family pet was well catered for. We managed quite a lot of sunbathing considering it was late November early December and ate breakfast on the terrace each morning. With the new pool planned for next season - Wow
Martin thank you for those so warm words! The new pool and "beach" is almost finished. Soon spring will be back. Local flowers, orange and lemon trees will line this little corner of paradise ... See you soon! Yves
We had a wonderful 10 day stay at this house, it was very well appointed and beautifully clean. Lovely views and a pleasant walk to the local shop and bar. It's in a great position for plenty of good days out, lovely walks from the door into the hills and surrounding villages and half an hour from the beaches. Would love to go back again to do some more exploring. I would definitely recommend a stay here.
Thank you Helen! It was a pleasure to welcome you in our property and we would be glad to see you again in the future. We will rebuild the pool area and rear terrace this winter. So your next visit will/would be even more confortable /pleasant next time. Sincerely, Yves.
Special interest holidays:
Golf, Bicycles (at your disposal), motorbike (circuit in Tabernas, 40 Km), Hike (a path in front of the door), Bird's watching, dive and other water sports, Sorbas caves (in the village), pottery, theme parks in Tabernas (Mini Hollywood, Fort bravo,...), karting, ...
The local beaches of Mojacar are about twenty five minutes by car and do not get very crowded, even in the Summer. There are chiringuitos (beach bars) along the beaches and a big selection of bars and restaurants along the front.
Almeria Airport is situated to the south and is about 40one minute drive, five nutes from Cariatiz, whilst Murcia (San Javier) Airport is to the north and about 90 minutes by car. The journey from both airports is very easy, both using quiet motorways.
Alicante airport is about a 2 hour drive.
The centre of the village is about a one minute drive, five minutes walk. Sorbas is the nearest town at about 10 minutes by car, whilst the larger town of Turre is about 20 minutes away by car. Mojacar, Garrucha and Vera are all about twenty five minutes away by car.
The nearest shop is to be found in the centre of the village. This is a small supermarket and whilst it does not have a huge choice it makes a more than adequate local shop. The centre of the village also has two bars (one serves basic but good food) and nearby is a public swimming pool with another bar/snack bar. La Mela, fifteen minutes away by car, has a very nice bar/restaurant offering a good menu of the day. The nearby towns of Sorbas, Turre, Mojacar, Garrucha and Vera all have a good selection of major supermarkets, restaurants, bars, banks etc. The historical town of Sorbas is only ten minutes away by car and has a 24 hour emergency clinic. The Caves of Sorbas are well worth a visit. This part of Almeria is one of the best known areas for walking in Spain, with tracks starting right outside the house you can walk into the mountains. The National Park of Cabo de Gata, famous for its bird life (especially in Spring and Autumn) is less than thirty minutes drive and the world famous Cazorla National Park is about and hour and a half away. If you fancy a mini holiday within a holiday Granada and The Alhambra Palace is a must to visit at only two hours distance by motorway. You can take diving lessons at Mojacar Beach and can hire quads or go on a jeep safari. When you book your holiday with us you will find all these details in our information booklet.
There are 3 Bowls clubs within 20 minutes from the cottage.