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Quiet Country Cottage, Close to the sea, New private pool, Mountain view,



Updated: 16-Jun-2016
Cottage in Sorbas, Nr. Mojacar, Almeria, Spain, in Natural Park KARST AND YESOS - Beautiful Elevated Position In Tranquil Location, 360° view


The cottage (New heater AC, 2016) comprises on the ground floor a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge and a dining room with a view on the rambla, the dry river and the surrounding mountains.

The lounge has direct access to the rear shady terrace equipped with a table, chairs and a barbecue. A sunbed is just nearby. A new private pool, just for you, in the flowers and orange + limon trees!

The first floor has 2 double bedrooms, one of which overlooking another rear terrace with a stunning view on the mountains and pool. The separate modern bathroom is situated between the two bedrooms. One bedroom has original beams.

The village is surrounded by mountains (in a semi-circle) and comprises 4 hamlets. In January-February, thousands of olive trees and almond trees blossom and the view is breathtaking! During this period, walks with gourmet stops are organized.

Cette demeure de charme (avec nouvelle Clim chauffage - 2016) s'appelle "la maison de l'Oncle Augustin", personnage anciennement bien connu dans le village. Elle dispose d'une cuisine super équipée, d'une salle à manger, avec vue sur la rambla, la rivière à sec et un cirque de montagnes faites d'anciens coraux. Le salon donne accès à la terrasse arrière ombragée où se trouvent table, chaises et barbecue. Juste à côté, un bain de soleil.

A l'étage il y a 2 grandes chambres doubles, dont l'une donne sur une

autre terrasse arrière, avec vue imprenable sur les montagnes et la

piscine. La salle de bains moderne est située entre les deux chambres. La

plupart des chambres contiennent les poutres d'origine. Cariatiz est un

village entouré en demi-cercle par des montagnes. Il se compose de quatre

petits hameaux. En janvier -février, la floraison de milliers d'oliviers et

d'amandiers est absolument à couper le souffle! Des promenades avec haltes

gastronomiques sont organisées à cette occasion.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner


Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fab, Fab, Fab! Everything was perfect, location, cottage and the welcome. Real Spain at its best!! Cottage is wonderful, perfect for getting away from it all. Will hopefully be back....

Wonderful! Superb! not enough adjectives to describe our time here...(Phil and Anita, Solihull, Oct 2009).

The tranquility and setting of the cottage is just breathtaking! Paul and Cindy, Yorks.October 2010

Utopia! What more is there to say? The Hope family, Kent. May 2011

From start to finish this has been a wonderful and relaxing holiday.Its always a gamble booking where one has not been before, but the odds have certainly been with us this time! The most excellent holiday we have enjoyed in years - we will return! Pam and David Notts Sep 2011.

The house and garden are beautiful and the pool - so wish!
Jan 2009
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Quiet, traditional home in rural Almeria

  • 4 of 5

Well maintained Spanish home. The kitchen is very well equipped, the bathroom is spacious and the shower very good, the lounge and dining area have everything you need, including free wifi! The house benefits from the sun all day. We breakfasted at the front whilst watching the world amble by at a distance, spent some days lazing by the pool and then enjoyed warm evenings on the terraces whilst we barbecued. The pool itself was lovely, although in October it was a shock to the system until you got going!! Pool maintenance/cleaning, however, could be improved! The local bar/shop in Los Martinez supplied lovely fresh bread daily and their 'to order' paella was delicious. Cariatiz is a very rural location approximately 40 minutes fromTurre and 45 minutes from Mojacar. Sorbas and Lubrin are definitely worth a visit too.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review!It will be nice to see you later... You welcome!
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Excellent value, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a quiet location with good facilities, we were not dissapointed. The cottage was easy to find following good directions,

For 2 people it was very roomy, as it would have been for 4. Large kitchen,

, adjoining dining room, and a comfortable lounge. 2 good sized bedrooms, the double with roomy balcony, the bathroom with shower cubicle was more than adequate. Outside at the rear was a comfortable dining area overlooking the beautiful pool,, 10 x 4 mtrs. The surrounding views were wonderful, walking was a pleasure. Thomas and Fred were always on hand to help, but in closing, why no kettle ? ! We hope to return later this year. Anne & Roger

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anne, Hi Roger, We thank you for this review and will be very glad to welcome you later! Fred, Thomas and Yves.
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Lovely spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice relaxing month stay in this delightful cottage with long reaching views. It had everything you could need even for that length of time, including satellite English TV and internet. Perfect location for exploring the area which is steeped in geology, pretty villages and plenty of Spanish culture and hospitality. With a fully fenced and secure garden and miles of dog walking territory even the family pet was well catered for. We managed quite a lot of sunbathing considering it was late November early December and ate breakfast on the terrace each morning. With the new pool planned for next season - Wow

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martin thank you for those so warm words! The new pool and "beach" is almost finished. Soon spring will be back. Local flowers, orange and lemon trees will line this little corner of paradise ... See you soon! Yves
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 10 day stay at this house, it was very well appointed and beautifully clean. Lovely views and a pleasant walk to the local shop and bar. It's in a great position for plenty of good days out, lovely walks from the door into the hills and surrounding villages and half an hour from the beaches. Would love to go back again to do some more exploring. I would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen! It was a pleasure to welcome you in our property and we would be glad to see you again in the future. We will rebuild the pool area and rear terrace this winter. So your next visit will/would be even more confortable /pleasant next time. Sincerely, Yves. ________________________________________
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Vacances ensoleillées

  • 5 of 5

Moi, mon mari et ma fille avons pu passer une agréable semaine dans la petite villa "villa toi augustin". Villa très propre, bien située pour ceux qui désirent passer des vacances calmes et paisibles; et osa trop loin en voiture, de mojacar pour faire les courses. En tous cas, je n hésiterai pas à y retourner. Une grande piscine a disposition...

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relax, paz y tranquilidad

  • 5 of 5

El trato por parte de los propietarios como de Thomas ha sido fantástica, nos atendieron perfectamente y profesionalmente, de echo un día nos quedamos sin agua ( Cosas que pasan en las Aldeas ) y Thomas nos trajo agua y nos explicó como poder conseguir más.

La casa está genial, alejada de la civilización pero para relajarte, tener tranquilidad y estar a las afueras de la ciudad es espectacular. En cuanto a la casa en si, esta toda muy completa con utensilios, sábanas, toallas y una piscina espectacular.

Recomendamos a todos aquellos que quieran ir a Almería.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola, Estamos encantados de que su estancia fue bien y esperamos dar la bienvenida a usted y/o sus amigos!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Almeria at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mojacar or Vera at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cariatiz at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Mojacar at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Golf, Bicycles (at your disposal), motorbike (circuit in Tabernas, 40 Km), Hike (a path in front of the door), Bird's watching, dive and other water sports, Sorbas caves (in the village), pottery, theme parks in Tabernas (Mini Hollywood, Fort bravo,...), karting, ...


The local beaches of Mojacar are about twenty five minutes by car and do not get very crowded, even in the Summer. There are chiringuitos (beach bars) along the beaches and a big selection of bars and restaurants along the front.


Almeria Airport is situated to the south and is about 40one minute drive, five nutes from Cariatiz, whilst Murcia (San Javier) Airport is to the north and about 90 minutes by car. The journey from both airports is very easy, both using quiet motorways.

Alicante airport is about a 2 hour drive.


The centre of the village is about a one minute drive, five minutes walk. Sorbas is the nearest town at about 10 minutes by car, whilst the larger town of Turre is about 20 minutes away by car. Mojacar, Garrucha and Vera are all about twenty five minutes away by car.

Further Details:

The nearest shop is to be found in the centre of the village. This is a small supermarket and whilst it does not have a huge choice it makes a more than adequate local shop. The centre of the village also has two bars (one serves basic but good food) and nearby is a public swimming pool with another bar/snack bar. La Mela, fifteen minutes away by car, has a very nice bar/restaurant offering a good menu of the day. The nearby towns of Sorbas, Turre, Mojacar, Garrucha and Vera all have a good selection of major supermarkets, restaurants, bars, banks etc. The historical town of Sorbas is only ten minutes away by car and has a 24 hour emergency clinic. The Caves of Sorbas are well worth a visit. This part of Almeria is one of the best known areas for walking in Spain, with tracks starting right outside the house you can walk into the mountains. The National Park of Cabo de Gata, famous for its bird life (especially in Spring and Autumn) is less than thirty minutes drive and the world famous Cazorla National Park is about and hour and a half away. If you fancy a mini holiday within a holiday Granada and The Alhambra Palace is a must to visit at only two hours distance by motorway. You can take diving lessons at Mojacar Beach and can hire quads or go on a jeep safari. When you book your holiday with us you will find all these details in our information booklet.

There are 3 Bowls clubs within 20 minutes from the cottage.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
WINTER 2016 - 2017
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April - May 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
JUNE 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We will require a non-refundable 30% deposit by bank transfer on booking; full payment is due 60 days prior to holidays. We also require a breakages/damages deposit.
Cancellation: In case of cancellation less than:
* 120 days ahead, 50% of the rental fees are due (20% on top of the deposit)
* 60 days ahead, the whole rental fees are due (70% on top of the deposit).
We recommend you take on holiday insurance to cover any necessary cancellations from the point of booking

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. On same day changeovers we request guests to depart by 10.00 am and arrive after 5.00 pm to allow us time to clean and prepare the property.

Notes on prices:

ELECTRICITY BILLS: Prices do not include electricity bills. As happens at home: you eat according to your needs and pay utility bills after. We sell it at the price we buy it.
PETS welcome for free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The pretty, beamed bathroom, situated between the two bedrooms, with floor to ceiling tiles, has a modern wc, hand basin and a walk-in shower with sliding doors.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The 1st bedroom has a double bed, 2 bedside cabinets and a wardrobe with double doors to the terrace - perfect for your morning coffee! The 2nd bedroom has twin beds, a bedside cabinet and a wardrobe and has views towards the Sierra Cabrera mountains.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Notes on accommodation: Fans at your disposal. Outside: The terrace area to the rear has a barbecue and a pergola for protection against the sun with patio table and chairs. To the side of the house is the sun deck. A NEW POOL ( 8 mtrs x 4 mtrs - 2015) Access via steps down from the barbecue terrace - right outside your back door and TOTALLY PRIVATE!!! Orange and lemons trees, flowers ans quiet.... Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided for each stay. Property is cleaned before arrival and on departure Other: An archway under the open plan wrought iron staircase takes you to the kitchen; the rear door leads you to a barbecue area and your own private pool.

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