The Olive Tree country Guest House is a nineteenth century converted farmhouse nestling at the foot of the hills of the Sierra de la Pila Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Pinoso in rural Spain. The accommodation has undergone a dramatic conversion process over a five year period to ensure that the rustic charm of the farmhouse has been preserved alongside the addition of contemporary creature comforts. If you are looking for a 'Real Spanish experience' away from the usual package tour trappings, then The Olive Tree is for you. Ideal for walkers, artists, twitchers and romantics. Whatever type of holiday you require we will do our best to ensure it is an experience you will want to repeat.
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Guest House in Canada del Trigo, Jumilla, Murcia, Costa Calida, Spain - Set Amongst A Back Drop Of Olive And Almond Trees That Gives You The Feeling Of 'real Spain'.
Jennifer Hilda Lock
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Oct 2018
About Jennifer Hilda Lock
I am 65 years old and was born in Birmingham UK. I moved to Spain twelve years ago when I purchased a small property near Torreveija. After six years on the coast I moved into the countryside "Real Spain". It was love at first sight when I first set eyes on the old run down farmhouse nestling at the foot of the Sierra de la Pilar Mountains and Nature Reserve. Romanced by the idea of sharing this with others we renovated the house and today I am the proud owner of a lovely Bed and Breakfast Guest House. We have lots of almond trees and an olive tree and I called it "The Olive Tree" after my late mother. Check us out on ITV. We, (The Olive Tree and myself)are featured on "May the Best House Win" on Sunday 21st April at 11.30am ITV Jennifer Hilda Lock Proprietor and Manager
Jennifer Hilda Lock purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2007
Why Jennifer Hilda Lock chose Jumilla
"It was love at first sight when I saw the old farmhouse five years ago and I was further romanced by the idea of Spanish country living. When I purchased the property, the upper floor of The Olive Tree was one enormous room with a high beam ceiling, which had previously been used as a food store. Evidence of troughs, animal stalls and large metal hooks still existed in some of the ground floor rooms where cattle, hens and pigs had been housed. The vision of turning the 19th century farmhouse into a country retreat where others could also experience a nugget of delightful country living spurred me on to refurbish the property and open its doors to those who would appreciate a taste of traditional and 'real' Spain.”
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Although The Olive Tree is located in rural Spain it is only 45 mins drive from Alicante Airport. Murcia City is only 25 mins drive away. Beach packs are available for guests wanting to spend days on the beach. Benidorm being only an hours drive away. There are also many shops, restaurants and facilities within 15 mins drive in the towns of Pinoso and Alguena as well as restaurants and bodegas within easy walking distance. The Sierra de la Pilar mountain range is on our doorstep together with other fantastic mountain ranges making it ideal for walkers, climbers and twitchers. All our rooms have stunning views and ensuites. Other facilities include; Wifi, TV in the guest sitting room, Indoor and outside dining; honesty bar in the snug; Outside: pool with swim up bar.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
THE OLIVE TREE
FANTASTIC STAY I AM DEFINITELY RETURNING. JENNY IS SO FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING. NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE. A REAL HOME FROM HOME EXPERIENCE IN RURAL SPAIN AND YET CLOSE ENOUGH TO NEIGHBOURING VILLAGES WITH CAFÉS/RESTAURANTS IF YOU NEED THEM. JENNY WORKS HARD TO GIVE HER GUESTS THAT LITTLE EXTRA, BE IT YOGA CLASSES, LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT, FRUIT PICKING, SHE EVEN KNOWS WHERE LOCAL CHARITY SHOPS ARE!
A SUPERB RELAXED HOSTESS WHO TREATS HER GUESTS AS MEMBERS OF HER FAMILY. EXCELLENT HOLIDAY SINCERE THANKS
Thank you for a great review Julie. I enjoyed your stay here and it is good to have such a good feedback from you in particular as I know you are a well travelled person with a lot of experience in the catering industry.
Kind regards, Jenny
Special interest holidays:
We provide activities to suit everyone and include:
Guided and self guided walking with the local expert, Abel.
Classes include: art, exercise, health and beauty, Spanish and French languages at all levels.
Day trips - to include wine tasting and visits to places of historic and cultural interest.
Whether you are a budding artist, a walker or a climber, a bird watcher, cyclist or just like to do nothing but relax with a good book by the pool then The Olive Tree experience is for you.
Whatever type of holiday you require we will do our best to ensure it is an experience you will want to repeat
Beaches within an hours drive.
This coastline, and all that it offers, is within easy reach. The resorts of Benidorm and Torrevieja well renown for their nightlife and miles and miles of sandy beaches are an attraction for those young at heart. There are also many fine golf courses up and down the coast for your enjoyment.
Numerous beaches along the Costa Blanca mediterranean coastline are within an hours drive.
50 mins drive to Alicante City - port, sea, all facilities
The Olive Tree country guest house is situated within easy reach of Alicante and Murcia airports, both approx 45 mins away and serviced by most major British airports. There is no need to hire a car as we will be happy to collect you on arrival. We are close to several large towns and villages all having a large variety of bars, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, shops and much more.
Local Markets - almost every day in neighbouring Pinoso, La Romana, Algueña, Jumilla, Yecla and Fortuna
NEARBY RESTAURANTS, CHURCHES, SHOPS AND MARKETS
La Zarza – 2 mins drive or 15 mins walk down the road. Restaurant and church.
Cañada del Trigo - 5 mins drive or 20 mins walk. 2 restaurants, church, medical centre, children's playground and 3 bodegas.
Algueña - 10 mins drive. Restaurants, cafes, banks, Town Hall, shops & Sunday market.
Pinoso Town - 15 mins drive. All facilities one would find in a town. Indoor market Sat & W
Benidorm is only 1 hours drive.
Sierra de la Pila - Natural Park is right on our doorstep for walking, climbing, bird watching, picnic area - covering 8,836 hectares.is one of the mountainous massive of the Betic chain, mainly constituted by limestone, dolomite, sandstone, marble and gypsum.
Pinoso Town - 15 mins drive.
Pinoso is a town of approximately 7,000 inhabitants predominantly Spanish but with a healthy population of Ex-Pats living in the surrounding countryside and in the town itself.
Fortuna Spa. 20 mins drive.
A slice of heaven with its Thermal Springs and only 20 mins away, Nestled around the hot springs Fortuna offers a true slice of Spanish life. On the outskirts of town there are several archaeological sites some dating back to the Bronze age and Roman times.
Jumilla - 25 mins drive.
Jumilla wine region covers 30.000 hectares, consisting of 44 bodegas producing 24 million litres of wine a year.
Murcia City - 30 mins drive.
Murcia is a sizable city (according to Spanish average) with 439,000 inhabitants by 2009, ranking seventh in Spain.
The Costa Blanca - An hours drive.
This coastline, and all that it offers, is within easy reach. The resorts of Benidorm and Torrevieja well renown for their nightlife and miles of sandy beaches.
Alicante City - 45 mins drive.
50 mins drive
Large town - port, sea, all facilities
Alicante City is famous for its miles of soft sandy beaches and breathtaking mountains, excellent weather, palm trees and attractions, it is a starting point to many destinations in the Costa Blanca. Don't miss a visit to this city of contrasts.
With a population of just 300,000 Alicante is a major travel destination for many European tourists. Over the years this has injected a cosmopolitan feel to the city, while retaining much of its traditional culture.
You can book rooms instead of the whole house. The doubles en-suite are 55 euros per night, family rooms are 77 euros per night and the self contained apartment with two bedrooms, kitchen, sitting room and large bathroom is 110 euro per night. Changeover Day: No preferred changeover day. Completely flexible. Notes on prices: Prices are per person per night from 27.50 pounds dependant on type of room and a buffet breakfast is included. Use of kitchen and BBQ to guests at no extra charge.