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Cottage on 2 acre finca and within 5 minute walk of authentic Spanish village



Updated: 24-Sep-2016
One Bedroom Cottage with panoramic mountain views

£50 off 7 nights, £100 off 10 nights and a massive £200 off 14 nights from October 1st to December 15th 2016

This unique rural cottage holiday is located on a 2 acre Andalucia finca on the edge of the authentic Spanish village of Lubrin, Almeria in Andalucia. Lubrin pueblo is a typical Andalucian village tucked away some 2000ft in the Sierra de Los Filabres and just 45 minutes inland from Mojacar on the Costa del Almeria.. It’s charm lies in its narrow streets, its white village houses adorned with bright geraniums and bougainvillea, and its endless sunshine. Not forgetting the charming villagers of Lubrin that provide for all the basic holiday necessities and includes 2 Supermarkets, 2 Bakers, 2 Butchers, Bank with ATM machine, Post Office, 3 Restaurants and numerous Tapas Bars where you can get a Menu del Dias for just €12 including wine.

The accommodation is ideally located to provide peace and tranquility yet within walking distance of the village. The finca occupies a hilltop and is surrounded by terraced lawns and Olive, Almond and Pomegranate trees. The self catering cottage is full of character, spacious and with modern amenities. There is a fully equipped kitchen and outside has the benefit of very private terraces to greet the morning sun with a cup of tea or coffee and toast the last rays with a glass of wine.

The mountain views are truly panoramic and on a clear day include the Mediterranean sea. There is a swimming pool to cool off on those very hot days or just pick a shady spot to read a book, sip a glass of wine or take in the views. If you feel a bit more energetic there is moderate self guided walking and cycling straight out of the main entrance into the surrounding foothills.

Where to go and what to do!

The Cabo de Gata National Park is one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich coastal strips in the western Mediterranean and is the first Natural land and sea park in Andalucia. The drive takes just over an hour and the route down the mountain, via Nijar, is very dramatic. The park offers walks on marked trails and tracks amongst native scrub and grasses, amidst the scent of wild lemon balm and the distinctive aromas of curry plant and herbs. You are able to follow inland trails and coastline.

The ancient Andalusian city of Almeria(1 hour away) lies sheltered at the base of a bay, proudly dominated by the amazing Alcazaba, a huge Moorish citadel with three walled enclosures dating from 995.

The Alhambra in Granada is a very popular place to visit by our guests. It takes just 2 hours to drive to Granada along the Almeria to Sevilla motorway with stunning view. There is a shuttle bus that takes you from the Alhambra direct to the Plaza de Nueva where it’s a short walk to the Cathedral and Royal Chapel.

Best time to go

June to September for "chill" by way of R&R and the swimming pool.

October and November for an Indian Summer.

November through May for winter sun or self guided walking or cycling.

February for the start of Spring and the almond blossom.

March to May for bird watching and wildflowers.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

In 1998 my wife and I visited Almeria to look for a more permanent home for retirement but away from the mass tourism. We stumbled on Lubrin and within the first hour, as we sat in Bar Molino with our wine and tapas variadas, we knew that we had found our Spanish pueblo. After lunch we walked through the narrow streets and observed the children playing “shop” with their cardboard counters and toys they no longer needed. Groups of neighbours were sitting outside the houses talking and fanning themselves to keep cool. It was evident that the family unit was strong and this fact is very important to the reproduction and maintenance of social order. We bought an old cortijo on a 1hectare finca within a 5 minute walk of the centre of Lubrin. For the next 6 years we rehabilitated the building and converted the terraces into a series of terraced gardens with Almond, Olive and Pomegranate trees set in lawns with borders of Oleander and Grapevines. The old well near the Rambla was dry but we obtained permission to sink a borehole which now irrigates the gardens and fills the plunge pool converted from the original water deposit.

Speaks English, Spanish

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Late sun in southern Spain

  • 5 of 5

Lovely self-catering bungalow just outside of Lubrin village. Very rural location with pretty landscaping on the property with a swimming pool for residents.

Wonderful reception from Mary and John who made us very comfortable and provided with information on walks, visiting nearby villages and where to eat in Lubrin village. We had a very pleasant week enjoying the local eateries which offer good food and are remarkably inexpensive. Thoroughly recommended for a relaxing break, or if walking is your thing then there is plenty to explore. One word of caution though, if you have any mobility problems, then Lubrin is not for you, very hilly terrain!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Real Spanish Experience

  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy walking and want a real Spanish experience then this holiday is for you. John and Mair made us very welcome and couldnt have been more helpful without being intrusive. The property was very comfortable and had everything we needed for a relaxing base for our holiday. As we planned to be walking we didnt want to hire a car so John arranged for the local taxi to collect and return us to the airport. We enjoyed our breakfast outside taking in the view and relaxing in the garden after a days walking. John supplied us with five excellent walks covering the surrounding area, all different and very peaceful and finishing at one of the tapas bars each day in the village. The village of Lubrin, a short walk from the property, is a maze of narrow streets and whitewashed buildings with some stunning views. There are a couple of supermarkets, two bakers, butchers and pharmacy, banks and a surprising amount of tapas bars for a small village, all offering very good food at very good prices. The market is well worth a visit on Wednesday morning which is the only day to get your fresh fruit and veg. The thing that struck us the most about this holiday was how peaceful is was everywhere which made for a very relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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From the Owner

The landscaping in restful and relaxing and there is a swimming pool to cool down on those hot sunny days. If you are looking for solace and tranquility and an unforgettable experience of Spanish mountain hospitality, from the delightful and charming villagers of Lubrin.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Alicante at 200 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lubrin at 300 Metres Nearest Ferry : Almeria at 70 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Valle Este, Vera at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Almeria at 70 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Aiutovia del Mediterrano at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lubrin at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Mojacar at 30 Kilometres Car: recommended


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From the Owner

Peace and tranquillity guaranteed yet just a 5 minute walk from the authentic, white washed Andalucian village of Lubrin

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 20 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Separate WC
  • Shower Room with separate WC


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, There is an option for Twin Beds
  • Double bedroom with option of double or single beds


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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