Weekly prices from:
1400 GBP , 1710 EUR
|Sleeps 4 + infants in 2 bedrooms|
|There is a lovely outdoor pool with stunning views. Little ones are encouraged to use it with adult supervision. Car should be take as it is unfenced|
|There are baskets of toys and books provided in the common areas and little ones are welcome to adopt them for the duration of their stay.|
|Theres a large sand pit and various swing sets, slides and a trampoline scattered around the grounds.|
|There are four-legged friends in the form of pet cats, goats and a beautiful, gentle, Shetland pony.|
|Treatments from a visiting therapist can be arranged on request.|
|Breakfast is availably daily, a basket of fresh baked bread and croissant delivered to your windowsill at 8am each morning (approx. 12 per family) Although, weetabix, coffee, milk etc is all in the apartment on arrival plus bacon & eggs if requested. Other meals are served sociably on the kitchen terrace or can be brought to the apartment, daily except Monday & Wednesday. Prices 10-20 euros for lunches, 20-30 for dinners with wine, 7.50 for kids tea time. Don't miss the Sunday Paella - Top US parenting mag 'Cookie' called it the best in Spain!|
|Free Wi-Fi available in all apartments|
|Several beaches within 20-30mins drive|
|Local restuarant a few minutes walk up the hill|
|As well as cots, highchairs, baby tubs, bibs, blenders, baby gyms, baby crockery and cutlery, toy baskets and books, the Robinsons also have sun umbrellas available for use at the beach, and a 3-wheel buggy and backpack carrier for country walks.|
|Pre-bookable babysitting is available, although the nightly dinner parties within monitor range of bedrooms means guests hardly need it.|
|Sarah's fabulous cooking can be enjoyed communally or delivered to the apartments for private dining.|
Boutique Hotel Spanish Family Robinson-Style’ is perhaps the best description of the experience at the beautiful Caserío del Mirador. The elegant pool and stylish Moroccan influenced interiors give it all the hallmarks of an exclusive retreat, but the warm hospitality of owners, Sarah and Johnny Robinson, and the presence of their three gorgeous children (all under 10), create a laid back atmosphere that easily has parents relaxing – no need for toddler-induced tenterhooks here!
Nestled in a fragrant valley and in sight of the sea, its location might be its greatest asset but the fact that guests at Caserío del Mirador can be as sociable or self-contained as they wish, comes a close second. The two-bedroom apartments and large one bedroom suites hav ...
...e kitchenettes enabling guests to self-cater or sample Sarah’s delicious rustic Spanish cuisine. Meals can be delivered to terraces or enjoyed as sociable kids and adults suppers, which take place nightly overlooking the beautifully lit pool and valley below. B&B rooms are available in the main building, which is also home to the Robinsons and the location for impromptu kiddie arts and crafts sessions.
Apartment Pinta is two bedroom holiday apartment with one twin room and one double with French windows giving direct access on to the (unfenced) pool terrace. There is a kitchen, dining room, sitting room and shower room.
Caserío del Mirador enjoys a peaceful setting amongst almond
trees and olive groves with a stunning far reaching view down the valley to the
Mediterranean coast that makes a fantastic first impression. The terraces, gardens and grounds offer a
wonderful sense of space and tranquillity that has guests slipping into relaxed
holiday mode from the moment they arrive.
Although scenically set amongst rural splendour, it’s only a short walk to the nearest restaurant and the 10minutes drive to the closest town.
Jalon, with its blue glazed terracotta dome above the main square visible for miles around, comes alive on its market days and is famous for its bodegas, or wine cellars. It also boasts a small assortment of restaurants, cafes and specialist shops selling everything from cured meats to Moroccan curiosities, and even wine made from vines next to the Caserío. There are also two kids play areas in the town with climbing frames and swings, these are Plaza Las Ocas and next to the riverbed.
Away from the coast, the town retains much of its authentic feel but also manages to cater well for visitors, so issues with language and finding the basics for children aren’t a problem.
Jalon is the principal town in the Val de Pop, a traditional agricultural area famous for wine, almonds and olives. Surrounding the valley are dramatic mountains, giving plenty of scope for walking and panoramic views down to the sea. Terrace walls built by the Moors characterise the landscape across the whole area
The coast is only a short drive away too. From its setting, in the middle of a peninsular, the house has good access to a variety of beaches and resorts within half an hour. Several nearby beaches have good family facilities with play areas, restaurants and easy parking, some also have little streams that toddlers can paddle in safely.
A little further afield, Valencia, is one of the most exciting cities in Europe and well worth a visit. Host to the recent America’s Cup and the European Grand Prix, Valencia boasts a contemporary Arts and Sciences complex, art museums, a well preserved medieval quarter with World Heritage recognition, covered markets, the cathedral famous for keeping the Holy Grail, wonderful architecture and a lifestyle that embraces partying and eating well. Little ones love the (free) giant Gulliver play park, Aquarium and Bio Park (animal conservation park).
Getting There: Caserio del Mirador is set midway between the airports or Valencia and Alicante, being approx. 70 mins from Alicante and 80 from Valencia. www.skyscanner.net allows for general Spain searches, so the most suitable flights from your local airport can be identified easily. Car rental is essential.
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