Andalucia self catering accommodation
Escape to this characterful cottage on a finca in the mountains of Andalucia – private, peaceful, yet walking distance from an authentic Spanish village.
One bedroom cottage Private plunge pool Free WiFi Private terraces Walking distance from Lubrin village with shops, bars and restaurants Walk and cycle from the cottage Surrounded by Sierra de Los Filabres mountains Views to Mediterranean 45 minutes from coast Almeria and Granada within driving distance
Description of Andalucia self catering accommodation
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1 Reviews of Andalucia self catering accommodation
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 17 Mar 2019 by Peter Milligan
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The spectacular mountain walks starting right from the doorstep following John's excellent guides.
Also, driving to Nijar talking the scenic (hair raising) route through the mountains, memorable indeed.
Listening to the birds in the morning, watching the stars at night
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Even if using it as a base for touring, don't miss out on spending some time enjoying the peace and tranquility at the cottage.
Make sure you have and read the directions to get to the house once you're in Lubrin, yes you do need to drive through the dry riverbed to get there
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Most certainly. The only option is to use the local shops and bars and of course the Wednesday market. the cottage has a very effective wood burner and
spring water was supplied so use of tap water was kept to an absolute minimum. There is no need to travel anywhere once you're there to enjoy the wonderful
landscape and peaceful atmosphere
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
This was the perfect holiday to provide a much needed rest from the demands of work and the noise of urban living
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetAlmeria is a low rainfall area and so travellers are reminded that fresh water is a very precious commodity and should not be wasted, so we use a minimum for showering and washing. We ask that guests ensure that lights and ceiling fans are switched off when not required, and not to leave the TV, Video, Hi-Fi etc in standby mode – switch off at the set.
Separate household waste is sorted into general waste, glass, paper & cardboard and plastic for deposit to the village recycling bins. Free logs are provided for winter heating to minimise conventional oil fired central heating.
Planting drought-resistant or tolerant plants has reduce the need for watering. Producing walking routes that keep to established historical trails has meant that wildlife and flora and fauna corridors are not interfered with.
We encourage visitors to leave their car in our car park and to walk to the village to help reduce carbon footprint.
Wind up torches now replace battery powered torches and reusable plastic bags available for shopping in village.
As this is a walking holiday all main transport is done with your own two feet, reducing our carbon emissions and ensuring the area is preserved.
PeopleThe past 20 years has witnessed a steady decline in the traditional industries of agriculture, mining and animal husbandry and the Mayor, along with the support of the Provincial and Regional Governments, is committed to the introduction of tourism as a replacement industry. Work has started on identifying and marking the old donkey trails that criss cross the almond and olive groves in the Sierra de los Filabres around Lubrin as walking routes. We are proud to be part of the quest to breathe new life into the village of Lubrin.
We employ a single parent local woman to carry out the domestic cleaning, and a retired farmer to maintain the gardens. We use a local builder to maintain the fabric of the old Cortijo and outbuildings, and a local plumber and electrician to maintain the infrastructure. We locally purchase hard and soft furnishings, white goods and electrical items. We also locally purchase our food and household items and encourage travellers to do the same.
We provide travellers with a map of the village showing the locations of the village shops together with the bars and restaurants. We sponsor a village website and are listing the local services to show travellers that there are all the basic necessities on our doorstep.