jueves, marzo 12, 2009

Al-Kamar Casa Cueva, Terque, Almería




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The Costa de Almeria region


Covering the south eastern corner of Spain is the rugged Costa de Almeria where the coast is completely unspoilt. To the east of Almeria we find the rugged and desolate coast of the Cabo de Gata - Nijar natural park. This is an arid desert landscape and the annual rainfall here is less than 200mm. It is sparsely populated, with a few villages and a very low population density. Visitors feel a sense of exploration here as many of the coves can only be reached on foot. This area is particularly popular with nature lovers and back-packers. The mostpopular coastal village is San José.

West of Almeria is the highly developed tourist resorts of Roquetas de Mar and Aguadulce. These have all the facilities of any modern resort to support the package holiday market.
At the north of the Costa de Almeria is the naturist beaches of Vera, a number of new complexes are being constructed here. A little further north is Mojacar which successfully combines the popular beach holiday with the hillside white village that tourists love to explore. Almeria city is worth a visit with the Alcazaba castle overlooking the metropolis.

To the west we find the developing complex of Almerimar with marinas, golf, hotels and many other facilities. The old fishing port town of Adra lies further west. In spite of the interesting castle and assorted archeological remains, it is often missed by tourists travelling along the coastal motorway to or from the Costa Tropical.

Terque area

In a picturesque setting, nestled between two hills on the side of the Rio Andarax, Terque is a small village with charm and a personality all of its own. Strolling through its tranquil streets you will be captivated by its unique style and location. Its landscapes ranges from the mountains of the Sierra Gador and Sierra Nevada to vineyards, orange groves and olive groves. The first settlement in Terque goes back to the very dawn of history with ancient caves discovered in the surrounding area showing evidence of settlement around 2500BC.

Today Terque still retains the charm of a traditional mountain village. The village centre has a number of historic buidings with a Town Hall and Museum. A municipal pool (open in July/August only) is in the centre of the village close to the outdoor sports area. A number of bars and restaurant are in the village along with shops where you can buy essential supplies. There are a number of good walks in the hills around Terque, shown on maps around the village. Terque's most emblematic traditional festival is the Fiesta del Voto held in honour of the village's patron saint the Virgen del Rosario which takes place in the first week of October. Another fiesta held in the third week of May is the Dia de la Santa Cruz (Holy Cross Day), where special circular buns are baked in the village and then shared out amongst it's residents.

Facilities
Luxuries: Log fire, DVD player
General: CD player, Satellite TV
Standard: Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities: Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms: Bedrooms (2), Bathrooms (1), WCs (1)
Furniture: Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 2, Sleeps maximum of 4
Other: Linen and towels provided.
Outdoors: Balcony / Terrace, BBQ, Shared outdoor pool (heated)
Access: Parking space

Further details indoors:
The cave house has a living room with a beautiful open fireplace providing the focal point to the room. The kitchen is well equipped with a breakfast bar and seating for two people. A constant supply of hot water is provided by the electric immersion heater. The bathroom has a modern shower unit. The double bedroom has ample storage/wardrobe facilities.

Further details outdoors:
The spacious patio has a large outdoor dining table with four chairs and a parasol to provide shade. There are also two sunbeds provided for use.

Further details

Basic Welcome Pack provided on arrival
Telephone contact provided for local Engish speaking representitive.
Telephone contact provided for owners

Conditions

Strictly no smoking except on the terrace
Non-refundable deposit of 25% of rental fee payable at booking stage to secure booking.
Balace payable 6 weeks prior to departure
Refundable breakages deposit of £100 payable with balance, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection and key return)
This property is not suitable for those with walking difficulties. There is a steep ascent by foot from the village to the cave house.
Whilst the property has 2 bedrooms and will sleep a maximum of 4 we recommend that it is most suited for 2 persons only.