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Tranquil Cottage With Private Pool, Set In Pretty Mediterranean garden.

Bedrooms 2
Space 871 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Rural Farmhouse Cottage in Cariatiz, (Sorbas), Nr. Mojacar, Almeria, Spain - Beautiful, Tranquil Location, Outside Dining Areas, Ideal For Breakfast In The Warm Morning Sun

Reef Cottage sleeps 4/5 plus 2 cots, named after its location, built on an ancient fossil reef and surrounded by Almond and Olive trees, where in January and February the almond blossom is absolutely stunning! Reef Cottage is adjacent to Almond Reef farmhouse being the original 150 year old building in the hamlet of Los Josefos and has been lovingly restored to a very high standard, retaining many of the original features.

Reef Cottage Master Bedroom has en-suite shower room; the second bedroom has an adjacent wet room, comfortable lounge and archway to kitchen. Guests have the use of a purpose built barbecue with outside lighting ideal for those long warm evenings, large sun terrace, beautiful garden and pool, with great views of the surrounding mountains.

After dark, stargazers will be delighted with the clarity of the night sky. At Reef Cottage, we can offer you all the facilities you require for a relaxing and sociable stay, in a lovely romantic location and a beautiful unspoilt area of rural Spain. Recently voted one of the World's top 20 places for the good life, this region of southern Spain offers a life as rich in history, culture and cuisine as anywhere in Europe.

The Telegraph newspaper has just voted this area the number one place to live in the world for quality of life - this says it all!

More Details

Paul or Diane White
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2017

About Paul or Diane White

Diane and I moved to Spain from England in Jan 2008, we have 3 children and 7 grandchildren (at the moment). We find the lifestyle in Spain suits us, and have made many good friends and met some interesting! people since arriving.

I am a mad keen motorcyclist and just by chance! the race track at Tabernas is just up the road, so that is where you will find me as often as I can sneak out.

Diane is a chilly morsel so the 320 days of sunshine a year is just to her liking, she can usually be found basking by the pool.

Paul and Diane White.

Paul or Diane White purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Paul or Diane White chose Mojacar area

Wonderful views, peace & quiet. Make the most of the beautiful weather all year round. Warm Spring and Autum. Hot Summers and BARMY PRICES - if you book now for dates left in June & July THREE weeks for the price of TWO, FOUR weeks for the price of THREE.. Pay 10% deposit direct to owner by transfer and the balance on arrival either in euros or Visa, MasterCard,

V Pay, Maestro or American Express card.


Guestbook comments from the owner

Rebecca, Nadine, Luga & Margit, from Berlin & Madrid. - Lovely house, everything we needed was here, we enjoyed our stay a lot! Thank you very much for your hospitality! MAY 2012

Annie Logie, from Ross-shire. - Have booked for 6 weeks 2013 - Hope that says everything.

Simon Crafar, Andorra. Jan 2013 Great food, Quiet, Comfy and close to Circuite de Almeria. See you soon.

Nicky Xandora, Oxfordshire Feb-March 2013 - Cycling Heven, Really lovely and very amiable hosts. We stayed for 7 nights I had a lovely room with en-suite, great shower, comfy bed, great food and wine. Brilliant roads for cycling.

Jim, Alison & Charlie, Surrey, August 2013 – Thanks for a great holiday. Pool made if for us. Great for 5yr old Charlie, enjoyed the cats and feeding them, Very clean house and grateful for provisions on arrival. Very relaxing location.

Rob, Chrissie, Neil & Peter, Chertsey, September 2013 – Great Location, First Class Hospitality and so helpful, our second visit and not the last! Thanks.

Kay & Bruce, Maine, USA, February 2014 – Thank you! Thank you! Quite, Peaceful, Authentic Charm, Comfortable, thank you for you kindness professional care over our 5 week stay.

Dave & Bev Thompson, West Midlands, June 2014 – What a gem Reef Cottage is, What a fantastic location and what a brilliant host Paul & Di are. We would definetly come back. All the Best.
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sorbas in Costa de Almeria

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 871 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 -
    Shower room 2 - Wet Room
  • The pretty en-suite shower room has a roman shower/bath, with floor to ceiling tiles. The wash basin is from the local potteries in Nijar. The second is an elegant shower/wet room again tiled floor to ceiling and is adjacent to second bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , A cot or a childs bed may be added.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: twin/double bed, 2 bedside cabinets, chest of draws and hanging space, door to en-suite. 2nd Bedroom twin beds, 2 chests of draws, blanket box, hanging space, chair and round glass table. A cot or 3rd bed may be added if required.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
Notes on accommodation: NOTE: Summer time in rural Spain can lead to water shortages which means the mains water is frequently turned off, at Reef Cottage we have the unique facility of back-up water tanks so our quests are not inconvenienced. Mosquito nets are fitted to all windows. There are fans available for the hot summer months and heaters for the cooler months. Utility Room: Washing maching and freezer. The property is cleaned before arrival and on departure. Fresh mattress & pillow protectors on every change over. Other: Payments may also be made by bank transfer to our UK or Spanish bank accounts, if requested on arrival in euros or by Visa, MasterCard, V Pay, Maestro or American Express card. If more accommodation is required please enquire.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


The property was very clean tidy everything you need was there and was real Spanish

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Diane mad us very welcome anything needed was no trouble to them.they are very nolageble about the almera area and we think that is important if is you first time to that area has.realy Spanish feel and quiet peaceful would recommend any one to stay there we hade fantastic time from 5th Jan to 2 Feb

Len Teresa

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Len, Teresa. Thank you for choosing to stay with us in Reef Cottage, Diane and I are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us. You certainly made the most of exploring the area (in fact you probably know more then we do now) We hope your future plans come to fruition and look forward to catching up with you in the future. Once again many thanks! Paul & Diane White
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  • 5 of 5

a lovely place to stay . clean property and the setting was so tranquil .our hosts Paul and Diane were so helpful and friendly would recommend this place highly .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty finca near Sorbas

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Paul and Diane for three lovely days, the sun shone and it was not too cold at nights which was a change for this year.

Their place is a little oasis of charm in the rugged but gorgeous desert that is that part of Andalucia,

The apartment was very Spanish, had everything we needed and the manicured garden and patio areas we all ours to use, either for a sun session in the day or a bbq in the evening.

Both Paul and Dianne were very amenable and could not do enough for us. We had an excellent stay .....

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

As has already been said - Paul & Diane were very friendly & helpful. It's certainly an interesting area with it being so dry (compared to the Granada area where we stayed the first week on holiday). There are plenty of scenic drives around so make sure you get out and explore.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful away from the rat race !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Paul & Diane were very friendly & helpful , with a day you felt like you had know them along time , very approachable for advise on trips and we had a great tour around the village with Paul , it was very interesting. The cottage was cosy, clean and had everything you needed . The views and grounds were amazing very enjoyable , still very private if you want time as a couple . We've already booked to go back .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Quiet - Just as we wanted

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is positioned in a beautiful, peaceful location in the mountains – the tranquility we wanted, yet close enough by car to a number of other villages and towns we wanted to visit and to the beach towns half an hour or so away. The cottage had everything we needed for our two week stay and was spotlessly clean. The garden, with four different areas to laze about in, is wonderful, and Diane and Paul are both really friendly hosts. All in all, a perfect spot for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
May to June
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July to August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
November - March
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We are totally legal. Our Andalucia Tourism No RTA: CR/AL/00170

Balance of payment may be made in euros or by card on arrival.

We do not require a breakages deposit but we would ask that you replace any broken items on a one for one basis and that you take good care of your holiday accommodation.

Please ensure that you have adequate holiday insureance 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 For late departures we offer you a curtsey room with shower facilities. Evening meals with wine/beer can be provided on request for late arrivals.

Long lets of 1 month minimum, prices from £450 (POUNDS) (low season) price INCLUDING UTILITY BILLS.
Please ask for prices on 3 months or more.

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