This secluded villa is located on a nature site listed “Natura 2000 area” called “La Solana”
The villa is built on a 25-acre fenced ground with 4 platforms and small outdoor resting areas well fitted:
The first platform is the villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, a dining room and a fully fitted kitchen. There is a boules ground as well as a small terrace with garden furniture at the rear of the villa.
The second is composed of the large pool, the Andalusian summer kitchen with very large plancha, bedroom 4 with panoramic views, bathroom 3, the billiards and the table tennis table.
The third and the fourth platforms are wilder with different plants: bushes, fruit trees and vines (under development). A small “nature” living room will be built with scrap wooden pallets.
Villa “Erase una vez” was built in the protected area listed “Natura 2000” in the place called “La Solana” in the village of Albox which is located in the province of Almeria in Andalusia. This designation is given to natural or semi-natural sites of the European Union with important heritage value thanks to their exceptional fauna and flora.
Our villa is located 1100 m in altitude in Sierra de Las Estancias in the place called “La Solana” which is the sunniest place in the mountain.
Fields of almond trees stretch as far as the eye can see. During the blossoming season, in spring, the landscape is remarkable with the pale pink colours of almond trees.
Later, the scents of wild thyme perfume the entire place and you can hear the bees gaily gathering pollen.
When summer is in full swing, the landscape changes to become more arid and dryer. Wild spring plants have almost disappeared and this is when Mother Nature offers its small gifts: delicious fresh almonds that you can savour by its tree after cracking the shell with a big mountain stone.
The villa is secluded, there are only a few scattered houses in the area of La Solana
There is no traffic which is ideal for potential nature lovers
The setting is exceptional as the environment is healthy: no air, noise and light pollution
Astronomy enthusiasts will be delighted by night: it is really pleasant to observe the Milky Way
It is very peaceful which allows you to rest and recharge your batteries but also to take the time to observe the beautiful landscape of the Andalusian Mountains that stretch in front of you during the day and look for shooting stars in Milky Way at night.
The region offers many leisure activities for all tastes and ages: culture, sport, rural agro-tourism, astronomy, nature discovery, gastronomy, shopping, nightlife, etc.
A few examples:
5 km from the villa is the wonderful Monastery El Saliente that is renown in Spain for its annual pilgrimage to Our Lady Virgin Mary in September.
Albox and Velez Rubio are 2 nearby small towns around 20 km from the villa
There you can find typically Spanish bars, a bowling and well-stocked shops
Velez Blanco, small typical village that looks like the Albayzin District of Granada, is located right above Velez Rubio. A beautiful medieval castle overlooks the beautiful narrow streets with white houses. You can also visit the caves with rupestrian paintings.
A large shopping centre with major brands shops is located in Lorca which is 50 km from the villa.
The Mediterranean Sea and its different fine sandy or pebble beaches (family, coves, naturist, etc.) of Costa de Almeria are close enough as well as the famous nature reserve of Cabo de Gata. They are around 50 km away.
For nightlife lovers, Mojacar which is not far away, is the perfect place: you can dance the night away on the beach or in night clubs.
A bit further, in Tabernas, you can visit the olive oil cooperative and its museum but also the famous “Spanish Hollywood” (where many Spaghetti Westerns and great films such as “Indiana Jones” have been shot).
In another direction, Granada and the Alhambra are located 2 h away via the motorway
Halfway, the Negratin Lake offers many water activities in addition to the beautiful setting
There are 4 airports in the region thanks to the 2 great motorways (exits 20 km from the house): Murcia (90 km), Almeria (100 km), Alicante (180 km) and Granada (150 km).