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Delightful 1 bed apartment set in beautiful gardens

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

A wonderful relaxing holiday awaits you

A lovely one bed apartment set in a small exclusive gated complex, with beautiful mature gardens. The complex is a short walk to the Playa Romana Beach, with a number of excellent restaurants and a small supermarket a few minutes walk away. Alcossebre is a small Spanish town within easy reach of the airports with something for everyone. Clean golden beaches, fabulous restaurants and bars are all within walking distance. For the more energetic, then golfing and scuba diving are all just a short drive away.

The apartment recently renovated and has everything you would need to make your time away enjoyable.

Whether you want to relax & read, be slightly more energetic and explore the area, or just chill on the beach, Alcossebre really does have it all.

Getting out and about: Special interest holidays

Access to the area is relatively good with Valencia and Reus. Alcossebre is a wonderful base and there are some wonderful places to visit. We have the Sierra D'Itra 'mountain' and you can walk/hike. You can also hire pedal bikes and the coast offers safe driving. In addition, scuba diving based in the lovely marina of Las Fuentes.

The large Spanish resort of Oropessa is about a 20 minute drive south of Alcossebre. Whilst it is not everyone's cup of tea (built mainly for the Spanish holiday makers) as it has quite a few high rise hotels. It does have a wonderful spa/indoor swimming pools so if you want to treat yourself then it may suit you (especially out of season if you have a dull day). They even carry out plastic surgery!

Peniscola, Vinaros & Morella: These are 3 great towns well worth a visit.

Peniscola is closest and whilst it is a holiday resort it really does have a lot of character. There is the wonderful fort/castle (where they filmed El Cid) which is full of windy streets and restaurants. The prom is about 4 miles long full of ice cream parlours. It makes a great day out for all.

Vinaros is a market town with a lovely shopping area - full of local character and typically Spanish. Because it is the main working town, there is something to see and do all year round. Well worth the visit.

Morella - one of the oldest walled cities in Spain (still inhabited) it is about an 75 min drive. But really worth the effort. It reminds us of York/Bath (except its on a mountain). Lots of great tapas bars/cafes and the views are magnificent. A great day out.

More Details

Owner
Lorreine Kennedy
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Lorreine Kennedy

I run my own firm, Carematters, based in St Albans. Carematters provides information and advice to later life clients. I love my role but it is very presurised, and as a result regular trips to Alcossebre help me cope with the pressures of life

Lorreine Kennedy purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Lorreine Kennedy chose Castellon Province

simple, it is set in the most lovely gardens in a quite part of Alcossebre and yet close enough to the shops, beach and restaurants to be convenient. we looked at dozens of properties but this one stole our hearts. We never imagined that we would feel the same way 12 years later, but everyone is so friendly and the complex so well maintained that we cannot imagine being without it.

What makes this apartment unique

The complex has beautiful gardens, good sized pool, lots of shade, wonderful fellow owners and guests. Most importantly the complex is incredibly well maintained, it is simply lovely. Properties in a typical Spanish Pueblo style. There is complete peace and quiet (although August does get busy as families arrive)

Amenities

Alcossebre Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has just been installed (Nov 2012) and is, as you would expect quite lovely. It is clean and tidy as is the rest of the apartment. A hair dryer is provided (in the bedroom). We decided to remove the bath completely and now you have a large walk in shower that runs across the whole of the bathroom. There is also an iron and ironing board.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The lounge holds 2 new sofa's, both of which turn into very comfortable sofa beds. The bedroom has a double bed, ceiling fan and a lovely secluded east facing balcony. There is plenty of storage space. Linen and towels are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In the morning the balcony off the bedroom is sunny and light. It is east facing. The views are of the garden and the surrounding orchards Off the lounge there is a lovely large west facing balcony with views to the mountains and gardens. We always have breakfast on the east facing balcony and in the late afternoon, when the sun is beating down, the east facing balcony is perfect. The apartment has been updated and is light and airy. It has a contemporary feel , but has lots of homely touches. It has the feel of a much loved home There is a tennis court that you are welcome to use.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Delightful 1 bed apartment set in beautiful gardens
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely relaxing 9 days ( wasn't long enough ) in this fab apartment in a lovely quiet complex.. The apartment was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need and more.. Very clean and comfortable and set in lovely gardens with a fab pool.. Just a short walk down the road and your at the beach with a few bars/restaurants and a supermarket. A nice leisurely walk along the sea front and your into the lovely town on the promenade with plenty of bars/restaurants great for watching the world go by..The owners Lorreine and Dave were very helpful recommending places to visit and where to eat etc.. We hired a car but only used it a couple of times as we just wanted a do nothing holiday.. We would highly recommend this beautiful apartment.. In fact we are planning to go back next year to explore the area further..

Gill & Steve

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gill and Steve Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are delighted that you loved our lovely apartment,complex and Town as much as we do. Super to hear that you want to return next year. Hopefully you will be able to explore the area more too! Thank you once again for the kind words. Look forward to hearing from you again. Regards Lorreine & Dave
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5

Very roomy 1 bed apartment, set in a delightful small development, not far from sea.

  • 5 of 5

Upper level apartment with lots of storage and two large balconies. These face east and west so that you can follow the sun or, as with us in a very hot June, hide in the shade. Bathroom and kitchen are new and very well equipped with everything needed, even for an extended stay.

There is a lovely pool and garden, which are both regularly maintained to a high standard, at least as good as most hotels. The neighbours are generally quiet, yet friendly so it is difficult to find anything not to like!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A lovely Apartment on quiet complex

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 week stay here in mid April, the apartment is exactly as described and very comfortable, it's already been said that the freezer is very small and there is no microwave but these are only minor things especially if you eat out a lot as we did. This really is a lovely quiet complex but with the sea front & restaurants within a very short walk. Looking round the complex I think this is one of the best apartments as it has a balcony at the front and back so you can choose if you want to be in the sun or shade, the only downside to some maybe the steps up to the apartment but all in all we can definitely recommend staying here. Lorreine & David the English owners gave plenty of information as to recommended places to eat and where to find local supermarkets etc which was also reinforced by a visitors book which was also very helpful. Alcossebre itself is a lovely area with plenty of other places to visit without having to go too far. I'm sure it won't be too long before we will be returning.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very nice place , quiet and near the beach

  • 4 of 5

It's a perfect place to be, quiet and peaceful with my family.

The apartment is pleasant and ordered well with its 2 terraces.

The bathroom is practical with its Italian shower.

The ventilator is pleasant in the bedroom, on the other hand would be needed one in the lounge so that the children can sleep also.

In the kichen the fridge is a little small to put everything but we had fortunately an icebox.

I missed a little a microwave and the electric coffee maker...

But we were so much in a wonderful place that it really has no importance!

The swimming pool is wonderful for children and adults .

And we can find everything you need (beach, restaurant, supermarket, ...)without take the car every day.

we will be back next year !!!

Thanks to Lorreine too for her kindness.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

super

  • 5 of 5

nous sommes venus en famille et nous avons vraiment apprécié la situation de cet appartement .C'est une résidence familiale , trés bien situé , au calme , loin de l'agitation des autres résidences.

Il y a tout le confort souhaité et le tennis est un plus pour les amateurs .

C'était parfait , et nous y retournons cet été 2015

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Salut Karine Cest superbe, je vous remercie pour vos aimables paroles . Je sais que vous êtes sur le point de rester avec nous encore une fois , il va sans dire - avoir un moment très agréable. meilleurs voeux Lorreine
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5

Wae up to the sound of the sea.

  • 5 of 5

A really good apartment that is just as described. Kitchen and bathroom were ideal and the quiet location, secure parking, UK TV and access to the sea were excellent. Lorreine was swift and efficient in handling all our questions.

A few things that would have improved our stay: a) Access to Spanish TV simply to have a pictorial representation of the weather, b) A larger freezer would have been useful...don't buy lots of frozen items on route, as it's a fridge with a small freezer compartment, c) A dining table and chairs, we used the balcony table and chairs to eat indoors in the evening.

Having said the above, I must point out that we were perhaps unusual clients in as much as that we were there in the low season and were out every day geocaching on foot on the SGR33 and in the Serra de Irta or on our VTTs. If you were there in the summer, you know the weather is going to be good, you can buy fresh food easily nearby and you'll be eating outside, so the above 3 suggestions wouldn't apply.

We had an excellent time there and particularly enjoyed waking up to the sound of the sea and the spotless starlings. We would happily recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Reus or Valencia
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Bar Xaloc
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Alcala De Xivert
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
AP7
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Numerous
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Pya Romano
Car: necessary

There are 5 beaches in and around Alcossebre. All are excellent, and meet the European Blue Flag standard for cleanliness. The closest beach (Playa Romana) is a few minutes gentle stroll from the La Senia complex. All of the beaches are gently sloping, with clean golden sand, and the sea is ideal for children and adults alike.

The bungalow is in the Playa Romana area of Alcossebre, a 15 - 20 min walk into the town itself. Nearby Las Fuentes with its beautiful marina is within walking distance. For the fun followers, then the Universal theme park about an hours drive up the coast.

Further details:

The local supermarket is a short walk from the complex, as are some excellent restaurants. In the town centre, are 3 small supermarkets, a number of banks/plenty of cash machines, a tourist information centre, and many many restaurants, bars and tapas bars.

All of the above are well stocked shops, but for the 'big shop' we usually go to one of the hypermarkets on the N340.

Golf: The beautiful golf course (Panoramica) in San Jordi is an approximate 25 minutes drive, it was designed by Bernhard Langer. . Another course (Cap i Corp) is being built with completion due late 2008. There is also Sergio Garcia's course at Castellon - about 25 - 30 minute drive away

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Rates & Availability

Alcossebre Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$60
 
 
early autumn
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$51
 
 
mid autumn
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$42
 
 
2018 spring
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$39
 
 
2018 Early Summer
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$55
 
 
2018 High Summer
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$63
 
 
2018 Late Summer
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$51
 
 
2018 Autumn
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$42
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$36
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We ask that you treat the apartment as you would your own home. We really do have a lovely apartment and complex and know how very lucky we are to own it. We want you to have a wonderful holiday and would ask you to treat security in much the same way as you would at home.

I ask for a deposit of £100 to secure the booking. If you cancel 7 (or more) weeks before your holiday, I will refund £50. If you cancel within 7 weeks of your holiday, no refund will be given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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