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Luxury Cottage Near Huercal Overa, Almeria



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Cottage near Taberno, Huercal Overa, Almeria, Spain - Farmhouse Cottage With Stunning Private Pool, Peaceful Rural Hideaway

The Casita is an original farm cottage set amongst acres of almond and olive groves. It has been beautifully restored to a very high standard throughout. The spacious en-suite bedrooms are furnished with traditional, stylish pieces and retain many original features. The comfortable living room with DVD & ipod facilities leads through to the fully equipped kitchen/dining area with a wood burning stove. The outside dining room & private courtyard lead up to the pool and terraces and are ideal for alfresco dining. Perfect for those looking to escape you need do nothing more than lie by the pool during the day and star gaze at night - our magnificent night skies, amongst the clearest in Spain, are a wonderful back drop for a romantic evening. For the more active guests the countryside around The Casita offers the opportunity to walk along trails full of wild rosemary and thyme, through valleys and along ancient goat tracks, observing the natural beauty and wildlife of the area.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Having always had a love affair with Spain we decided in 2003 to leave the hustle and bustle of London to follow our dream and create our own perfect Spanish hideaway. Our aim was to give our guests the type of holiday we had always tried to find, wonderful accommodation in a peaceful, secluded setting and to show people the traditional Spain that they thought had gone forever.

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Yet again we have had such an amazing time. Perfectly relaxing and the addition of the fitness studio is superb.. a brillliant time had by all' S.O'Sullivan Worksop UK

'A wonderful week in this heavenly spot. Thank you for making our stay so relaxing and comfortable. Will we ever sleep so well again? And thank you Jules for the delicious paella!' R.Brown London UK

'A beautiful casita and the pool area remains the best we have seen in a long time. The most relaxing holiday we have had in years. The 1:2:1 training with Paul was designed to a very personalised level and both Jo and I got a huge amount from the sessions.' A. MacGovern, Haute Savoie, France

'A wonderfully relaxing holiday. The casita is beautiful, as are the surroundings. We really enjoyed our 1 on 1 PT sessions. The lovely eggs fro your chickens will be missed as will the cat and dog visits!' K.Putman, St Agnes, Cornwall UK
Jan 2008
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful place, would recommend to anyone...

  • 5 of 5

This place can be anything you make it. If you want solitude and quiet, then this is place for you. If you want Quad biking, horse riding, expert fitness advice, Yoga bliss, or sports massage then you can have that too. Where else can you float in the middle of the night in your own private pool looking at the stars as summer temperature dip below 30*C contemplating all that's good in life? Don't mistake, this is rural Spanish life at it's best. Everyone is friendly, great local markets and prices.

The pool is the wow factor, but equally wonderful is the benefit of having hosts like Paul and Jules. Whatever you want, they will make your stay wonderful. We are just counting the days to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage, perfect hosts, perfect setting! We hoped that this property would be as good as it looked and sounded in the advert and it was even better. We normally travel a lot when we are on holiday but this time the pool area and cottage were so relaxing that we wanted to spend most of our time there. Paul and Jules were perfect hosts, achieving a great balance between being on hand if needed but otherwise completely respectful of our privacy. Nothing was too much trouble and I'm so glad we sampled Jules's great cooking and Paul's personalised training session. If the description tempts you, then look no further for it will definitely live up to expectations and more.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to the beautiful Almond House. Where to start. The Casista is in itself charming and beautifully decorated with everything you could possibly need. The surrounding area although rural is simply stunning. The perfect holiday for those who just want to have a complete chill out. The pool area is fabulous with many places to sunbathe and read. We loved the peace and quiet, enjoyed our BBQs and watching the beautiful night sky and a glass of 2 of something nice. Jules & Paul are always on hand if needed, For us it was a tailor made holiday with everything we could possibly wish for. We throughly enjoyed Coco, Ruby and Dixie and not forgetting Noodles family pets, who kept us company many a time

The supermarkets are only 20 mins away with a good selection of all you'll need.

Once again it was just the most fantastic holiday and we returned home completely chilled although wishing we had another week.

We'll be back to see you again Jules & Paul.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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perfect family get away

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and are children of 8 and 5 spent a very relaxing week at the Almond House in April. It provided a wonderful contrast to our busy city life. We all loved the space and tranquility of the location and the beautiful, wild country walks. The children also adored the pool and the numerous friendly pets. The house was cosy and thoughtfully put together and the gardens and pool area were beautifulLy planned and planted. Above all, Paul and Jules were really lovely and made a big effort to make us feel welcome and looked after.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A week of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a priceless week of tranquility at Almond House. Very rarely do you find the perfect blend of sheer luxury and the feeling that you are staying in a wonderful home from home. So much thought has gone into the experience that Jules and Paul want for their guests, the cottage, the facilities and their hospitality is faultless. I have never felt so great after a week's holiday, the Almond House experience was so relaxing and enjoyable, pure nourishment for the soul! Each guest can have a bespoke holiday to suit, Jules and Paul can offer home cooked food, massage, personal training, yoga and for the sake of hopeless romantics, they have an incredible knack of being invisible. We cannot wait to go back to our favourite place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Great Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing holiday at the Almond house-a well needed break for all three of us! The casista was amazing,so tranquil and was well equiped for a very chilled holiday, the pool and surroundings were fantastic. It is very rural with a few miles of dusty track to get to it but after a day of visiting beaches, small towns and markets it is a much needed retreat. We loved the quietness and beautiful skies at night, amazing for star gazing! Paul and Jules were lovely, extremely helpful when directions or advice was needed and their furry friends were adorable,visits from the cats and dogs were always greeted with lots of affection from us-it made us feel at home. This was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had and it is a must for anyone who needs to go and unwind.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Having travelled around Spain for 6 months we finally found our dream house, tired, neglected and in need of some very serious TLC but after 3 years The Casita opened it's doors. Lovingly restored by us, with great attention to detail, we can offer our guests the chance to escape to this very special part of Spain whilst enjoying luxury accommodation. Many of our guests have returned to enjoy the serenity of this beautiful, unspoilt part of Spain but perhaps our greatest compliment is that we have had guests return to have their wedding here.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : El Rancho at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A7/E15 at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

For the more active guests, we offer Personal Training in our fabulous indoor fitness studio or utilising our bespoke outdoor circuit facilities. Whether you want 1 to 1 PT, Partner PT or group training, we can cater for your requirements. To help you relax even more we also offer Hot Stones, Remedial and Indian Head Massage

For mountain bike enthusiasts bring your own bike and experience some awesome trails.

Horse riding is back!! For the experienced rider there is the chance to enjoy some amazing rides and experience this wonderful landscape on horse back.


The sparkling beaches, quiet coves and traditional beach bars of San Juan de Los Terreros are perfect to spend a lazy day enjoying the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean in this beautiful, unspoilt Spanish resort. Further down the coast are the lively resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha with 17 miles of pristine beach, typical beach bars and stylish, cosmopolitan restaurants, there really is something for everyone. All of these beaches are within a 40 minute drive of the property.


Almeria, approx 1 hour.

Alicante and Murcia, approx 1 hour 40 mins.


The Casita enjoys a completely rural setting, but the picturesque village of Taberno with its authentic Spanish restaurants and bars, a traditional bakery, grocery stores, banks and a pharmacy is just 6kms away. The thriving town of Huercal Overa with its lively Monday market is 12km away, and a 30 minute drive through beautiful rural landscapes will take you to the historic towns of Velez Rubio and Velez Blanco, the gateway to the Sierra Maria - Los Velez National Park.

Further Details:

In Huercal Overa you will find supermarkets, banks, a post office and a variety of shops to suit your needs. There are some great bars and traditional restaurants serving local and international cuisine. In October the town celebrates a 5 day fiesta with music and dancing, fairground rides and plenty of food and drink!

December sees the main town square transformed back to olden days for a medieval market selling artisan products and traditional food.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Sep 2016 - 10 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
11 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact us by telephone or email. We require a 30% deposit on confirmation of booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before your arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible (except July and August) and the accommodation is available for long weekends or mid-week breaks. Arrivals after 4pm and departures before 11am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Sterling.
Minimum stay is 3 nights except during July and August when the minimum stay is 7 nights - Please contact us regarding other rates for midweek stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

A beautifully presented cottage, with all your home comforts, so often missing in self catering accommodation. We provide everything you would need for the perfect holiday. Fully equipped kitchen, barbecue, TV/DVD, CD player, i-pod dock wi-fi, DVD library and games plus quality bedding and towels. A delicious selection of local goodies and wine awaits your arrival and new for 2013 we are offering a menu of delicious home cooked meals that can be delivered to your table. In 2012 Paul qualified as a Personal Trainer and can offer you private PT sessions in our brand new gym including boxing, circuits, body weight suspension training and more! If you are looking to for the ultimate relaxing holiday we have our own on site massage therapist.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 en suite bathrooms with large walk-in showers.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin or king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin or king size bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: On your arrival you will find chilled wine and beer, fresh eggs from our own chickens and other regional goodies to get your Spanish holiday started. If you fancy an evening off from cooking, we also offer our guests the opportunity to dine in the farmhouse. The Moroccan room, with views of the pool, is the perfect setting to enjoy wonderful evening meals. We provide food with a strong Mediterranean influence and use, wherever possible, locally produced ingredients to ensure freshness and flavour. We now also offer our 'To Your Table' service. The same beautiful food delivered to you in the cottage. All you have to do is set the table! Outside: Stunning 10m x 5m swimming pool with underwater lighting. Unwind in the raised shade area with its 2 relaxing day beds over looking the pool and gardens. The large, shaded barbecue area next to the outside dining room is the perfect setting for those long Mediterranean lunches. Enjoy the peace and tranquility in the garden, a lovely place to sit with a glass of wine, relaxing after a hard day by the pool. Please note that the pool can be heated at an additional cost Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality cotton bed linen and bath towels provided. The cottage is cleaned weekly, though a mid week clean, charged locally, can be arranged. There is also a laundry service, payable locally. Pool towels are also available at €10 per week, payable locally Other: Outside dining room with breakfast table that comfortably seats 2 and 2 seater sofa.

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