La Umbria is a charming old converted farmhouse, set on a gently terraced hillside amidst groves of fragrant citrus trees, in a wide and beautiful valley in the Sierra de Columbares. Although it is peaceful and isolated, it is only a twenty minute drive into the heart of the exciting town of Murcia, and within easy reach of the broad sandy beaches of the Costa Cálida, with one of the most hospitable climates in all the Mediterranean. There is plenty to do in the area, with several golf courses nearby, and lovely countryside for hiking and excursions.
The house is set in very pleasant enclosed hillside gardens at the end of a little-travelled paved road. There are lovely views over undulating countryside and the Sierra de Columbares Mountains. The English-style gardens are full of fruit trees, mainly citrus, and there are two covered and two open terraces around the house, for enjoyable al fresco dining and relaxing. One of the terraces is devoted to rose bushes which flower throughout the summer, and the others to English style herbaceous borders, which also run alongside the large swimming pool. There is ample garden furniture, sun loungers, and parasols.
La Umbria has a large comfortable sitting room with a separate dining area, delightfully and tastefully furnished in a mixture of styles, with decor from Sri Lanka. There is a well-equipped kitchen which almost completely opens on one side onto a terrace, and on the other to a vine-covered terrace. There are two double bedrooms each with an en suite shower room with a wc, a library/TV room, and a separate shower room. Adjacent to the main house is the annexe, with two further double bedrooms and one shower room with a wc. All the bedrooms and the sitting room open through French windows onto the paved terrace and patio which surround the house.