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We are Welsh octogenarians and have had the joy of 21 years in our Cortijo and have a number of self catering cottages and apartments that we developed over the years to assist the local economy of our wonderful village of Lubrin (tinyurl /y5c7nhpg). We now are looking to spend more of our twilight years back in Wales and so looking for a couple that would be interested in helping us run our cottages and apartments which, being self catering, involves little or no attention once guests are settled in.
The house sitters would meet and greet guests and settle them in having prepared a small welcome pack of snacks and drinks. When guests leave, to launder the towels and bed linen and replace on the beds. The domestic cleaning is carried out by a local lady.
Located in the very Spanish village of Lubrin in Almeria, 2000ft up in the Sierra de los Filabres and just 45 minutes from Mojacar on the Costa del Almeria. The Farmhouse is set on a hilltop and surrounded by an 2 acres of terraced lawns and Olive, Almond and Pomegranate trees and is a short 5min walk to the very authentic small village which has all the amenities and most of all warm and friendly villagers The views are truly panoramic of the surrounding village and mountains. tinyurl.com/yygtqghx
If you enjoy walking then there are wonderful walks in the hills and valleys straight out of the main entrance. tinyurl.com/y35s3f8b
If you are studying Spanish then Lubrin Pueblo is the perfect place to “practicar su español”.
If over 23 then use of our car to do local day trips
From now to May we do not expect more than 2 to 3 bookings per month. We allow any day arrivals so house sitters have to be prepared to help 7 days a week but the minimum stay is 7 nights so there are plenty of "days off"
John and Mair are wonderful, warm and interesting people. We spent a winter sit at their property in Lubrin, Spain and thoroughly enjoyed the gardens, picking olives, and taking care of the occasional guest who rented the cottages. John has many walking trails about the property which should be enjoyed by visitors. Our weekly jaunts to various towns, markets and the ocean allowed us to see much of the surrounding areas, learn the history and generally be a part of their culture. This was one of our favorite house sits!
Igor and I feel so blessed to have spent time in Lubrin, Spain taking care of John and Maria's beautiful beloved cortijo 'Fuente Arriba'. Even though we were minding the main house, kitty Sammie and 5 little casitas that were frequently filled with new and returning guests, It was such a special time for us that it truly did not even feel like work! The effort we put into maintaining the grounds, the pool and change over of guests were minimized by the extent of graciousness that we felt from the villagers and the authenticity of the area. In the 5 months we were there we were heartily welcomed into the small community, which in turn, gave us confidence in knowing we would be supported if anything was needed. John has many connections with shop keepers, electricians, mechanics, doctors, bakers, welders you name it...they were all ready to lend a hand when called upon. John was always available via phone or skype and provided us with detailed notes that made the transition there smooth and easy. We would recommend this home sit to anyone who enjoys nature, embraces new cultures and who's ready to make magical life changing memories. We adore Lubrin and John and Maria and look forward to returning just as soon as we can!! All the best, Bonnie and Igor