Archive for the ‘Finca Arboleda’ Category

Looking picture perfect at Easter

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Air Conditioning plus !!

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

We have installed Air conditioning in both the villa and the apartment. We hope this will make every bodies

stay more comfortable in both the winter and summer. The villa has also had it’s own dedicated 6Mbs internet connection

installed. The apartment will continue on the old system but this will make it better for everyone. All for the same price !

 

UK tv in Spain

Monday, August 4th, 2014

UK tv is back at Finca Arboleda. A new Astra satellite launched in February meant no more UK TV in Southern Spain unless you upsized to a rather ugly 2 metre dish or bigger. Some owners provided Android TV for their guests but frankly who wants to learn how to use a small computer to watch awful quality TV when you’re on holiday.

Now you can keep up to date with Corrie, Eastenders, Match of the day, whatever rocks your boat. BBC, ITV, CH4 and BBC news at the press of a remote.

If you want a bit of telly on holiday check what is being offered and if you don’t there is still the WiFI to help you keep in touch.

If you don’t want TV or WiFi there are loads of books and the fantastic pool!

It’s not April 1st

Friday, April 12th, 2013

The Independent and other UK press has picked up on this story from Mojacar, open the link or read it below

POSTCARD FROM MOJACAR
No loud heel-clacking in private properties or domino-playing, dice-playing and loud conversations in the outdoor terraces of bars. According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the coastal resort of Mojacar will soon declare all-out war on civic noise, and these are just a few of the possible bans, with the very worst offences receiving fines of €3,000.

Spain has a well-earned reputation for being one of the noisiest countries on the planet, but that could be about to change – in Mojacar at least. Already, El Mundo says, a recent ban on disco music in beach bars means only background music is apparently now acceptable. And next on the black list, subject to a town hall debate later this week, could be “running, jumping, skating and taconear [stomping around a flat in noisy heels]” in private homes.

And so the list goes on: singing, playing dice or dominos, shouting or talking “excessively loudly” could all be barred from the outdoor terraces of bars and cafés. As for “making noise in general… when the levels are unacceptable”, that gets the thumbs down, too.

A town hall authority was quoted in El Mundo as saying the aim was merely to keep the peace while also maintaining “a degree of common sense”. The opposition have allegedly claimed such measures are  possibly anti-constitutional, and could limit the town’s  tourist appeal.

Or as one councillor reportedly put it: “If these [measures] were applied all the way along the Mediterranean coast, it would turn it into a cemetery.”

More and cheaper flights to Finca Arboleda

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

There seems to be more choice of flights into Murcia and Alicante this summer as Murcia today reports here

Bargain Spanish Property

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Prices here are probably at their lowest for 10 years, a great time to pick up a bargain in the sun. We have a couple on our site owned by friends that would both make beautiful, comfortable homes. You can see them here  http://www.fincaarboleda.com/property.html or better still why not pop out for a weeks holiday, get a feel for the area and decide for yourselves.

Torre Bahia

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

We made a rare visit to Mojacar yesterday for a group lunch with friends. It was a glorious sunny day and we had a good lunch.

Torre Bahia is a traditional long established family restaurant and we had menu del dia for around 10 euros. My starter, crispy fried mushrooms, was a little disappointing but the chicken breast in mushroom sauce that I had for the main was perfect, well cooked and moist it was followed by a chocolate mousse and coffee, no brandy as I was driving!. Everyone was happy with the food, service and atmosphere so it is recommenced and I’m sure we will return.

Vegetarians need to be aware that the vegetable soup contained chicken and pancetta! As someone who has been served soup of the day containing trifle I didn’t see this as a problem

Almazara restaurant at Cortijo Grande

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

We had a very nice lunch here. The restaurant is the club house for the golf course and is in a setting that is hard to beat. The owners were extremely friendly and the home cooked food very good.

Well worth a visit if you in the area.

 

We’ve lived here for 9 years and still love it.

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Tomorrow we have lived at Finca Arboleda for 9 years. I was lazing by the pool, it’s 24º, eating a freshly picked mandarin and thinking it doesn’t get much better than this. But the only problem is this is our lovely home but it earns it’s existence as  a holiday let and nobody is staying at the moment!

So I got up grabbed the camera and took a few shots to show you what you missing on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning.

Starlings

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Around Olive picking time we get large flocks of hungry Starlings which are amazing to watch. These pictures were on Tom’s folder where I took the Olive pictures from so I thought I’d share them. Thanks Tom!