Cortijo El Molino
We are Chris and Samantha... we live in the mountains below Oria in Andalucia. We work mainly from home however we periodically need to travel for work and having a house sitter is much better for the animals and of course the security of the property.
Our Home & Location
We live in a quite stunning oasis in the mountains... the house is Cortijo El Molino, a mid 19th century traditional old mill house. We still have water running under the kitchen (which you can see through the glass floor!) The property was featured on DIY SOS back in 2002 - the program was entitled Hola Spain.. so it is a real celebrity house! The location is very rural being ten minutes from the nearest shops in Oria and 20 minutes from Albox. The coast at Vera and Mojacar is a 45 minute drive. Our access track is quite steep and needs a confident driver. We would leave a 4 wheel drive pick up for a sitter to use too! The cats have an auto feeder and spend most of their time outside. The dogs are brothers and are still young and learning to behave but they respond well to commands and on the whole are pretty chilled. Dylan can get a little excited and needs controlling with strangers but is a very handsome and intelligent dog. Rollo is like a baby and just wants cuddles and attention! We have wood burners in the house and the separate apartment for the colder winter nights. There are simply miles and miles of tracks to walk up and down the mountains amongst the almond trees. The pool is stunning although only warm enough for swimming from May to October. The outside areas are stylish and laid out well with more to offer than most hotels! We prefer that a sitter would use the apartment for sleeping but of course would have full run of the property as needed. We have good internet and although we don’t have UK terrestrial TV we have access to NETFLIX and Amazon Instant Vídeo and other catch up and live channels if that is important. Keen walkers, or runners, or artists or writers etc etc would simply adore the house and location.
Responsibilities & Pets
Simply to feed the cats (there is an auto feeder that needs filling ince a week) and feed the dogs and give the dogs some exercise while enjoying the beautiful tranquil location....
September 2018 | Evelin