Sleeps 15 (up to 22)
Price per week £10800—£12600

Utopia was just that! It was everything we hoped for: a really beautiful and well designed/well appointed house, incredibly well laid out, lots of delicious fruit to eat (there was no great desire to ever leave the premises) and 14 people could roam about without ever feeling on top of each other

Victoria, London

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Living Space

12 bedrooms
Main house (5 bedrooms):
Master double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
2 double bedrooms
1 twin bedrooms
3 shared bathrooms
Large kitchen/dining room
Large sitting room
2 further reception rooms
1 games room (all board games)

Pool house (2 bedrooms):
1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom
1 single day bed with en suite bathroom (ideal for 1 child )
Kitchen

Moroccan suite (1 bedroom):
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom
Screen separating sitting room with 2 single day beds (ok for 2 small children)

1 further double bedroom
2 further twin bedrooms

There are more bedrooms as well as 3 new luxury twin yurts which can take the total accommodation to 30 people

Amenities

Swimming pool (18 metres in length) with underwater seating – solar heating for use out of season
2nd small pool (4×4 m) outside kitchen in a sheltered courtyard
BBQ
Dojo with fully sprung timber floor
Moroccan wet room
Amphitheatre
3 Indian fire bowls for outdoor fires
Moroccan tent with removable sides and arabic tiled floor
There is no air conditioning for eco reasons but there are plenty of fans
WiFi in reception areas
Sky TV in main sitting room only
TVs with DVDs
iPod docking station
Circular bar
Library
Bicycles
Table tennis
Running machine and free weights
High chair
Cot
A huge choice of places to sit in the shade

Domestic Services

Maid service
Pool guy
Gardener

On request:
Cook available to do lunches and dinners – charges €15 per hour (payable locally) plus cost of ingredients
The housekeeper can do breakfast (including shopping) – payable locally
Babysitter available (please check references)

It is also possible to book:
Sports masseur (offering remedial and normal massage)
Personal trainer
Beautician (offering facials, pedicures, waxing etc)
Private yoga instructor
Spanish language teacher
Flamenco show can be arranged

All would need to be booked in advance and depend on availability

Location

Situated on the South East coast of Spain, Utopia House is near Mojacar
Mojacar, Garrucha and Vera beaches are all within a 15 minute drive
National Park of the Cabo de Gata is 30 minutes by car, and has some remote beaches

Transport

Fly to Almeria which is a 50 minute drive from the airport, or Alicante, Granada or Murcia which are all 2 hours by car.

A hire car is recommended.

It can be arranged for guests to be collected from the airport by mini bus, this same mini bus can be used by guests as a taxi.

Local Information

The old town of Mojacar sits on a rugged coastline behind a mountainous interior. The old town has a Moorish fortress, El Torreon and a labyrinth of charming cobbled streets. There are boutiques, bars and street cafes, enjoy the Spanish hospitality of this lovely ancient town.

The immediate area is full of things to do from go karting, a water park and the Cabo de Gata National Park is half an hour by car. There are 7 kilometres of beaches and golf courses.

There is horse riding, paragliding, quad-biking as well as all the wonderful beaches: Mojacar, Garrucha and Vera are only 15 minutes drive.

The towns of Mojacar Pueblo & Mojacar have some good restaurants as do the Garrucha and Vera beaches. There are also bars and clubs.

There are numerous 18-hole golf courses within easy reach – The Marina Golf Mojacar combines flat fairways by the sea with spectacular mountainside terrain.
Almeria’s amazing Desert Springs Golf course was the first to be built in Europe and attracts players from all over the world.

It is possible to visit the extraordinary troglodyte villages where moderm-day cave dwellers have burrowed their homes out of the soft rock. Only doors, windows and chimneys are visible from the outside while the rooms are all buried in the hillside, Cave houses can be found at Alhabia, Gador, Benahadux, Fondon and Laujar de Andarax.

It is possible to drive to Granada in 1.5 hours and, of course, there is the Sierra Nevada where it is possible to ski!

Our View

What a glorious huge finca greeted us as we swept up the sandy road leading to this extraordinary place. Panning 20,000 square metres of garden, it is like a small village made up from several different buildings. The garden is positively brimming with tropical fruits and organic vegetables. There are views spanning 360 degrees down across the Sierra Cabrera and down to the Mediterranean Sea.

The ’village’ of Utopia has been beautifully built with Moorish undertones, an ideal place to bring a large group of family or friends. Big rooms & high ceilings create a wonderful sense of space throughout & we’ve never before seen so many different places to sit outside.

The English owner created Utopia as an eco-centre, perfectly ’at one’ with the environment and its surroundings. It is as self sufficient as possible, run as much as possible by solar power with fully stocked gardens.

There is an orchard, a lawn and a whole host of fruit trees, olive trees (one is over 1,000 years old) and tropical plants from all over the world, from as far afield as Australia and South America.

Adults and children alike will be thrilled with the exploration of the garden, shaded areas, rare and specimen plants as well as fresh seasonal produce makes up a very special place indeed.

There are grapes, peaches, bananas, avocados, guava and figs as well as many more. Different varieties of salad leaves, vegetables and herbs will inspire you into the kitchen to created delicious tomato and rocket salads!

The olive oil is freshly made on the finca every Autumn, with so many olive trees the Finca produces over 70 litres of oil every year.

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