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The Lentiscar

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Pool, poolside kitchen, and main house
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
3 nights minimum
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'El Lentiscar' is a handsome two-towered villa built in 2007, nestled on a hillside, in a six thousand m² landscaped plot, with olive trees, five hundred m² of marble flagstones, a four x ten m private pool, outdoor kitchen/barbecue (local laws state this shouldn't be lit between April and September inclusive)/shower room/spare room, and spectacular views across the valley of the Quipar and Argos rivers to the town of Cehegín (pop. fifteen thousand) and the imposing five-thouisand-metre peaks above Caravaca de la Cruz. The main house is laid out on a spacious open plan, with a kitchen area, dining area, and living area with broad open fire, sofas and flatscreen TV/DVD player. There is aircon in the lounge, kitchen and master bedroom. There is a large family bathroom, with shower/bath, vert...'El Lentiscar' is a handsome two-towered villa built in 2007, nestled on a hillside, in a six thousand m² landscaped plot, with olive trees, five hundred m² of marble flagstones, a four x ten m private pool, outdoor kitchen/barbecue (local laws state this shouldn't be lit between April and September inclusive)/shower room/spare room, and spectacular views across the valley of the Quipar and Argos rivers to the town of Cehegín (pop. fifteen thousand) and the imposing five-thouisand-metre peaks above Caravaca de la Cruz. The main house is laid out on a spacious open plan, with a kitchen area, dining area, and living area with broad open fire, sofas and flatscreen TV/DVD player. There is aircon in the lounge, kitchen and master bedroom. There is a large family bathroom, with shower/bath, vertical radiator, and a modernist ensuite to the master bedroom, which has French windows to the main patio/garden area (ideal for a midnight swim!). Up a winding staircase in the tower is a huge 8m x 8m suntrap terrace, sheltered on all four sides, with wooden loungers for sunsoaking. The pool is less than 5 years old, and has a large paved area with teak sun loungers on one side. It is not fenced. The garden has young apricot, peach, plum, cherry and almond trees, maturing pines, cypresses and olive trees, set in gravelled pathways around the main paved terracing. There are seating areas, decorative stone columns, and a fountain. The extremities of the plot merge into the natural earth and grasses of the hillside, which is known as 'La Muela.' The property is wonderfully secluded, set a short way (400m) along a rutted road, with neighbouring plots, almost invisible, occupied by quiet and courteous local families. It is approximately a mile away from the charming medieval hilltop town of Cehegín, perhaps the most picturesque in all Murcia, which offers the full range of amenities--including excellent restaurants and retailers--in an unobstrusive way. Within 600m is the celebrated 'Via Verde ('The Green Way'), a haven for cyclists, walkers, joggers and strollers, which crosses the River Quipar on a spectacular viaduct, nestled under the equally famous ruins of the walled Romano-Visigoth city of Begastri. Cehegín itself is 65km distant frm Murcia city, along a splendid little-used autovia (motorway/dual carriageway). Murcia is capital of the region (population four hundred and fifty thousand), which is well served by San Javier and Alicante airports. A range of Costa Calida beaches are within easy striking distance (1½ hours uncluttered drive) but a holiday at 'El Lentiscar' is for country lovers with modern tastes, not for beach-seekers. You'll probably need to speak a bit of Spanish, be confident with map-reading, and handling a left-hand drive hire car, to get here. When you do, we think you'll think it was worth it!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No parties of >10 people allowed. No loud music: this is a quiet zone. Swimming pool and water tank are fenced in/protected; the decorative pond, however, is not fenced in. We advise that while the garden is suitable for kids, it would not be suitable for toddlers/children learning to walk, unless supervised at all times. Español: fiestas de mas de 10 personas no son permitidas. Tampoco musica a volumen alto: estamos en una zona tranquila. La piscina y deposito de agua ed riego estan valladas.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
John D
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2019

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Date of stay: August 2019
Curious12585626956, VR Owner at El Lentiscar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2019

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

If you want to get away from it all and switch off completely, this is the place for you. Very spacious and comfortable villa with good sized pool suitable for swimming/playing. Very helpful directions from the owner beforehand, along with suggestions for eating, walks etc....More

Date of stay: August 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2013

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Date of stay: January 2012
Reviewed 1 week ago
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Date of stay: September 2020
Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile
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Date of stay: August 2019
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Historians have connected the name Cehegín with that of a North African tribe, which invaded Spain in the 11th century. Cave paintings at Peña Rubia, a few kilometers outside the town, show the area was settled during pre-historic times; the same area is rich in fossils for amateur palaeontologists. The ancient town of Begastri, part of the panoramic view the property enjoys, was settled during the later bronze age and was an important town during the time that the region was occupied by the Romans and the Visigoths. With the arrival of the Moors, the town proper shifted to its present location at Cehegin. Rich conquistadores returning from South America built large and imposing houses in the 'Casco Antiguo' (Old Town), many of which have been tastefully renovated in rec...
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