Detached villa on edge of a Spanish village situated among pine trees.

Detached villa on edge of a Spanish village situated among pine trees.


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is a three bedroom detached villa situated on the edge of the village of Pinar de Campoverde ("Pines of the green countryside"). It is a modern house (about 10 years old) in an urbanisation populated mainly by British ex-pats many of whom are resident. There are three air-conditioned bedrooms, two downstairs, next to a bathroom. The upper bedroom has a separate shower room and access onto a large solarium which is southwest-facing and has fine views over a lake to distant mountains, extensive plantations and the Mar Menor. The TV satellite system has many british and spanish channels and is connected to a video/cd player. There is a computer with broadband internet (ADSL) and a landline telephone. There is secure car parking in the drive at the side of the house. An excellent communal pool is situated about 150m. away. The house is about 300m. from several shops, bar/restaurants etc. An easy walk of about 1200m. leads to the village centre where there are more shops and facilities. Our English neighbours are friendly and helpful with problems or enquiries. There is a bus stop within 100m. for the municipal (subsidised) service serving the local town of Pilar de la Horadada and beyond to other coastal resorts. Reciprocal car arrangement may be possible (Our car is old,small but practical and economical !).

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Who we are

  1. *PLEASE - NO EXCHANGES OUTSIDE UK/SOUTHERN EUPOPE & MATURE COUPLES ONLY* We are Tony and Judy Scrivens, a couple in our sixties and fifties respectively who are retired and have lived in Spain for about ten years. We sold our house near Bristol to come to Spain and moved to Campoverde four years ago and now feel very settled in a mixed and friendly community. We have a rescued siamese cat named Minnie. In the UK we worked in jobs in IT as a systems analyst and in nursing care in residential homes in North Somerset. We both like walking, fishing, reading and try to avoid the worst excesses of an ex-pats life in Spain! To our shame we are not very fluent in Spanish but get by showing the right attitude! We like to visit other parts of Spain, usually by car which allows flexible travel and accomodation arrangements. We are mainly interested in visiting other parts of southern europe, particularly France and Portugal. We would also like to visit Scotland, Wales and rural places in Northern England - no large cities!. Some of our family live in Portishead so we are interested in staying in the Avon and Somerset area to visit them more easily (Grandchildren grow up far too quickly!).

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Pinar de Campoverde is a sprawling village, situated in a pine-forested area on slopes of the Sierra Escanola. The "old" part is occupied mainly by spanish-owned villas among the pines. In recent years many northern europeans have been attracted by the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A long main street leads to the village centre where there is a small health centre, chemist, dentist, library, spanish supermarket and other shops and bar/restaurants. At the far end is a sports facility (tennis etc.) and access to the Rio Seco ("Dry River") natural park. This offers excellent walks with good opportunities for seeing wildlife. It is possible to walk 14k down to Mils Palmeras on the coast and return on the municipal bus service. The Lo Romera golf club is only 3k away on the road to Pilar de Horadada, which is a pleasant town with excellent recreational and cultural facilities. The nearest of several "blue flag" beaches is an easy 15 min. trip and there are some pleasant resorts along the Mar Menor, including La Manga. Cartagena is an ancient city and harbour with good shops and many archeological remains. A scenic trip through countryside to the old town of Orihuela is interesting, as is a journey to Elche with it's famous palmeras. The inland small towns are worth a visit and the local free press advertise coach trips to larger resorts - Benidorm etc. There are many street markets and commercial centres in the area. The airport of San Javier (Murcia) is an easy 20 min. drive, mainly on the AP-7 motorway.

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