About this listing
Reef Cottage is situated in the Cariatiz which is the valley of the villages. A beautiful rural location the pretty garden is a perfect place to relax with a good book and a drink. For the more adventurous there are the coves bars and restaurants
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 barbecue, large sun terrace, beautiful garden and hydrotherapy swim/spa pool, with great views of the surrounding mountains.
Master bedroom: twin/double bed, 2 bedside cabinets, chest of draws and hanging space. Doorway leading to en-suite shower room, with roman bath, the wash basin is from the local potteries in Nijar.
Family room: twin/double bed, 2 chests of draws, blanket box, hanging space, chair and round glass table. Another single bed or cot may be added if required. the ceiling has beautiful old beams, giving a real Spanish farmhouse feel. Shower/wet room is adjacent.
Lounge has a very cottage feel, sofa bed, dinning table and chairs, nest of (website hidden), DVD and Radio/CD player.
Alcove to Andalucian kitchen with fridge, gas hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, and sink. Plastic plates, bowels cool box etc great for a picnic, pots, pans and cooking utensils. Beach towels supplied at a small nominal fee, no need to pack what you don't need. Home from home.
Beautiful established gardens, outside lighting and power sockets, outside Reef Cottage there is a tiled table and 4 chairs ideal for breakfast. There is a large purpose built BBQ and stone dining table seating up to 12 comfortably, Spanish bread oven. Path and stairs down to private pool 4.63 x 2.29 x 1.23. Table chairs and parasol. 4 sun lounges with a pretty surrounding garden. Past the stone table there is an outside toilet, raised area with table, chairs and 2 seat cane sofa furniture. Stairs to the sun terrace where there are further table and chairs and sun loungers idea for the hot evenings to sit and stargaze with a cool drink.
Suitable for children but parents are totally responsible for the safety of their children, cots (2) and highchairs (2) available
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.
There are fans available for the hot summer months and heaters for the cooler months.
Interaction with Guests
Reef Cottage is adjacent to the main farmhouse Almond Reef which has further
accommodation for larger groups and our home, we are on hand to clean the pool
also for any queries but keep a discrete distance we generally find this works
Reef Cottage is not overlooked by any other properties.
Reef Cottage, 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!
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!
The centre of the village is about a 15 minute 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. The coastal resorts of Mojacar, Garrucha and Vera are all about 25 minutes away by car.
Other Things to Note
Reef Cottage is ideally situated for beautiful long walks, wonderful roads for cycling and motorcycling. We can suggest tracks for walks.
This is a great base for exploring the rich wildlife, birds and flora of eastern Andalucia.
Because of its rural location and because it is at the foot of the Sierra de Los Filabres many birds and flowers can be seen in the immediate vicinity. There are also a number of diverse habitats to explore on easy day trips. The only true desert in Europe at Tabernas, high mountains of the Sierra Nevada and coastal salt lagoons, steppe and volcanic hills of Cabo de Gata are just a few.
Birds typical of the Mediterranean and southern Europe are plentiful and are joined by rare and specialised species such as Trumpeter Finchs and Dupont’s Lark and Sandgrouse as well as a wealth of migrants in spring and autumn.
Anyone who enjoys nature, bird-watching, botany and the outdoors will enjoy exploring the area.
The area is a quiet rural hamlet and we ask our guests to respect this.
Suitable for children but parents are totally responsible for the safety of their children, cots (2) and highchairs (2) available.
Guests are asked not to take any glass (bottles/glasses) by the pool area, please use the plastic glasses provided.
Pets are allowed although we do request they are not allowed in the bedrooms of the cottage or in or around the pool area. Please bear in mind the garden although walled is not secure. We do not charge for pets but if anything is destroyed we respectfully request full reimbursement of the item or items.
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.
About the Host, Diane
We decided to move to Spain a number of years ago after many years in business in the UK and find the change in lifestyle really suits us, Our purpose has been to create an informal holiday destination for people from all over the world, providing a modern and elegant facility retaining old Spanish farmhouse charm in a peaceful rural location but also close to the local attractions and amenities that the area has to offer.
We find the lifestyle in Spain suits us, and have made many good friends and met some interesting! people since arriving. My husband is 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 him as often as he can sneak out. I am a chilly morsel so the 320 days of sunshine a year is just to my liking, I can usually be found basking by the pool.
We offer flexible accommodation packages including: Bed & Breakfast, Half Board, Room Only, and Self Catering
Almond Reef is an ideal base for groups, students and is gay friendly..
Paul & Diane White