Just returned from a peaceful and relaxing two weeks stay at the Old Stables.

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Just returned from a peaceful and relaxing two weeks stay at the Old Stables. We would like to thank Mick and Pirkko very much for their great attention to detail in preparing and equipping the villa with everything you need for an easy stay. In particular providing beach towels (saves on luggage weight), shopping bags, having a reliable internet and UK TV (life saver for the World Cup!) are all nice touches. Combined with the tranquillity of the gardens and pool area, we really enjoyed our time here, the villa is clean, comfortable and as regular renters in Spain, lacking nothing in our opinion. Having fresh hen’s eggs and home produced Olive Oil are also nice bonuses. Although we chose to stay in the Stables, having viewed the Orange Grove during our stay, we would recommend either place for quality and attention to detail.
Mick and Pirkko are always available for local advice, information and general chat, especially for football banter!
If you are planning a trip to this area, just book here, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. There are many places of interest within a one hour drive, superb beaches and lots of quality restaurants in surrounding towns and villages. We will definitely return to book either property when next in this area.
Thanks again to you both for a wonderful stay! C&L Manchester. 2/7/2018

Relaxing in the peace and quiet, by the pool, was exactly what we both needed.

My Wife and I have just enjoyed a wonderful holiday at Finca Arboleda, in the Old Stables.

Our thanks to Pirkko & Mick for your wonderful hospitality. The villa was excellent, the pool delightful and the weather perfect. There is so much to do in the area, we will return, but the trip into the mountains, a day relaxing on the wonderful Playa Des Carolinas beach (recommended by Pirkko), Murcia Cathedral and Cartagena are highlights that will live long in the memory. But, relaxing in the peace and quiet, by the pool, was exactly what we both needed. See you again, all the best, Mike.

We Quickly Settled Into A Relaxed Way Of Holiday Life.

We we are just coming to the end of our two weeks here -our first experience – and will sadly be flying home tomorrow.

holiday beach We are just coming to the end of our two weeks here -our first experience – and will sadly be flying home tomorrow. When we first arrived we didn’t immediately know what to make of living in a rural house away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas of Spain. We quickly settled into a relaxed way of holiday life.

You have everything you could wish for here, without venturing too far. Vera town is but 5 minutes drive away where there are some nice restaurants and many supermarkets. Iceland Overseas supplies just about any British food you could want, from Waitrose products and other brands. They even have their own meat counter with quality meat cut to order. Bistro gravy? Yes, that’s there too. If your coming from the UK, you don’t need to bring your own bacon or mustard, it’s all here. Lidl and Supermercado complete the selection of products available.

There are also some scenic drives along the coast road up to Aguilas and in the other direction too taking you to some tiny, quiet coves all to yourself. The nearest beach is Puerto Rey which even at weekends is fairly empty and quiet.

Being a truly rural Spanish farming area, many locals eat late, so as we tend to eat early, we tended to have the local menu del dia at lunchtimes, with a snack in the evenings. I have to say that the owners, Michael and Pirrko, are always there if needed, and their fresh eggs from their ‘girls’ have orange yolks and are lovely. The pool area is quiet and the only sounds to be heard are the breezes rustling the olive, limes, lemons and fig trees as you kick back and enjoy the sunshine.

Enjoy, Meg & Derek (Cambridgeshire)


A wonderful stay. We would highly recommend.

Beach HolidayWe had a fabulous stay.

The accommodation was great. Very well equipped, very clean and lots of attention to detail. We would highly recommend if you want peace, quiet and comfort. The area is also lovely with lots of places and beaches to explore. Eating fresh figs every morning and picking lemons for a gin and tonic in the evening… What more could you ask for. The owners were also great and very helpful.

N&D just left “The Old Stables” after a 2 week stay and posted this review here.



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A Few Words From happy Guests


Just a few words from a happy couple who left the Orange Grove yesterday.


La casa està genial,un entorno muy tranquilo y una piscina con el agua buenísima,tanto que dan ganas de pasarte el día ahí metido. La casa también muy completa,tal y como se describe. Sin duda repetiré. Azahara, from Airbnb

The house is great, a very quiet environment and a pool with very good water , so much so that it makes you want to spend the day there. The house also very complete and as described. I will definitely return.


Our Latest Review. Guests Love Staying Here !!

Lee`s reviewA secluded private piece of paradise. If you want peace and quiet and to be surrounded by nature this is the place to come. The hosts are warm, friendly and very accommodating. The accommodation was clean and tidy and very practical. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your wonderful Finca and we hope to see you again soon !

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