This spacious and beautifully decorated apartment is located on the ground floor within Edificio El Castillo, a very private gated development of 18 apartments, located just 50 yards from the Los Castillicos beach and Lo Pagan’s wonderful range of value for money restaurants. The apartment has the benefit of a huge roof terrace, accessed by a lift, and provides stunning sea views of the entire Mar Menor. This apartment is ideal, whether you want a beach holiday, a base for touring the coastal area, including the historic city of Cartagena or simply escape the winter blues. Secure car parking in the underground car park of El Castillo is also available at no extra charge, a brilliant resource given the popularity of Lo Pagan in the summer months and other holidays, which means you cannot normally park near the apartment unless you use the garage.
We have been criticized by many who say we have gone too far in refurbishing our holiday home for 'renters'. We don't take any notice of them because we believe people who book our apartment are our customers and should be entitled to a high standard of accommodation.
So we have installed the best we have found in Spain. We have used Spanish contractors and a mixture of Spanish and British bed linen and towels. Our china and utensils are from Ikea, and our artwork has several original pieces.
The apartment in detail
This sunny, light filled apartment has 2 double bedrooms, separate kitchen, bathroom and large sitting room. It is fully air conditioned, and has central heating for those opting for a winter stay, when the days are still sunny but the nights can be chilly.
The well equipped kitchen has ample cupboard space and includes a washing machine, full size hob and oven, large fridge, and microwave. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. The stylish sitting room has in addition to TV, a DVD player (DVD’s in the sideboard) and equipment for playing and amplifying your favourite music by simply plugging in your mobile phone/tablet and playing any music you have on it. An optional Wifi service enabling access to a wide range of British, US and European tv channels can also be available for a small extra charge. (2.5 Euros per day)
The service charge you see on the booking site is the administration charge for the booking company, so we would take a returnable deposit of 200 Euros from you when you arrive, which you get back when you leave. The rent we charge covers the cleaning costs.
The apartment is within easy walking distance of Lo Pagan shopping centre, whilst daily baked bread, milk, wine and a wide range of basics are readily available from a shop nearby. Bike rental hire is available from several local outlets.
There are 11 golf courses within 30 minutes of Lo Pagan, The nearest is the Torre Pacheco Golf Course a couple of stops off the Motorway towards Cartagena.
• El Valle Golf Resort
• Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort
• La Manga Club Golf Resort
• La Peraleja Golf Course
• La Serena Golf Resort
• La Torre Golf Resort
• Mar Menor Village Golf Resort
• Roda Resort Golf Course
• Saurines Las Terrazas de la Torre Golf Course
• Torre Pacheco Golf Course
Whatever your interests there is so much to do; you can have that perfect beach holiday, take a food tour of Lo Pagan’s many bars, bistros and restaurants, indulge in a shopping spree at the nearby Dos Mares shopping mall, visit the old-fashioned funfair, then during the high season, browse the many artisan craft stalls, which offer everything from antique books to exquisite hand crafted jewellery and sculptures at a fraction of the cost they would be in the UK.
Or why not take in a mud bath (famous for its curative effects), check out the Los Molinos windmill, learn to wind surf, visit the harbour and boat club then take the hour long ferry across the Mar Menor, for only 4 euros. Like gardening and wildlife? Then a visit to Lo Pagan’s botanical gardens and the nearby salt flats to view the flamingo colony and other wildlife is a must.
If your hiring a car then a visit to La Zenia Boulevard (a shoppers paradise) or a trip to Torre De La Horadada (wonderful spot with great restaurants, Beaches and views over the Mediterranean Sea), and a visit to Cartagena, a roman town with an original roman amphitheatre and roman streets and buildings uncovered and brought back to life by archaeologists. You can get joint tickets for all of these at the Roman Amphitheatre – we saw 3 of these in a day for 24 Euros which covered 4 of us! There are also Boat trips around the bay. Don’t use the Catamaran as there is no commentary, use the Tourist Boat which tells the story of the history of the harbour.
As already mentioned there is a refundable security deposit of 200 Euros payable locally when you arrive. You do get this back at the end of the stay.