Calle Alisio No 3
Marina De Bolnuevo
30877 Mazarron
Murcia
Espana

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Our house is a three bedroom two bathroom semi detached house situated in a small residential complex in Bolnuevo, near Puerto de Mazarron. It is two minutes walk to a long sandy beach and has the benefit of a large swimming pool right outside the back garden. There are two bedrooms upstairs, one with a double bed and one with two 3ft single beds which can be pushed together to make one large King sized bed, and one double bedroom downstairs. The spacious bathroom upstairs has a bath/shower, washbasin, toilet and bidet and a shower room downstairs has a shower, washbasin and toilet. There is a large lounge with Satellite TV, DVD player and small Hi Fi and combined dining area. The fully equipped kitchen, includes microwave, electric oven and ceramic hob, large fridge-freezer, washing machine, ironing board and steam iron. The house has its own secluded garden, backing on to the large swimming pool. And finally, there is a large solarium on the roof for soaking up that Spanish sunshine, (but don’t forget the sun tan lotion - it can get very hot up there!!). The two bedroom windows and lounge window have mosquito nets so they can be left open all night for cool ventilation and there is a large ceiling fan at the top of the stairs. There is also a cooling unit on the landing which allows you to put ice into the base which then blows cold air, not quite the same as air conditioning but very effective.
This shows the front of our house in Bolnuevo, with the mountains in the background.
And this shows the back of our house with the large pool just literally 15feet from the garden gate


A day time and night time view from the back bedroom balcony.
For the energetic, there is a lovely walk right to the top of the mountain.
Another view showing the grassed area outside our garden gate and just a few steps from the lovely swimming pool.

And just a few more pictures



Our back garden which overlooks the mountains



Our front garden

Front bedroom

Another view of our front garden


Lounge & Dining Area

Fully fitted Kitchen
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Bolnuevo and the Mazarron Area
The "Cornwall of Spain"

The beach at Bolnuevo
A lovely long beach but not really suitable for non swimmers

Fisherman's Cove Bolnuevo
Excellent snorkeling and really safe bathing for children
Bolnuevo is a small Spanish village located on the South Eastern corner of Spain, to the West of the historic city of Cartagena. It has a few shops, bars, restaurants etc., for your every day needs. It is an area of beautiful coastline with endless coves and approximately 35km of sandy beaches. Approximately 2 miles away is Puerto de Mazarron which is a typical Spanish fishing port.

Mazarron boasts a number of gentle sloping sandy beaches, making for very safe bathing. The climate of the Costa Calida is one of the warmest in Europe and averages 300 days of sun per year. The shopping facilities in the port are good and the water may be drunk from the taps, though of course you may prefer to go to the local Bodega and purchase Gin, Brandy and Bacardi at a fraction of the price you would pay at home. There is a daily market for fresh fruit, meat and vegetable alongside the fish market.

Puerto de Mazarron is approximately 2 miles away from Bolnuevo and is a very busy Spanish resort during the summer months and fairly quiet during the rest of the year. There are several discos and many bars and restaurants together with a good selection of shops including a vegetable and fish market. It is still relatively un spoilt and is not for anybody looking for a sophisticated resort. Obviously the demands of tourism have meant some changes, but fortunately these are restricted to providing extra facilities (banks, shops, restaurants, discos etc.) to an area which has not been spoilt by high rise hotels or apartment developments. Apart from the obvious swimming and tennis, other amenities include sailing, scuba-diving and there are several golf courses within easy driving distance. Heading inland takes you to a region of Spain completely un spoilt by tourism and unchanged for centuries.

The main beach in Puerto de Mazarron

Just two more lovely un spoilt beaches between Bolnuevo and Puerto de Mazarron.
Excellent snorkeling and really safe bathing for children.

No wonder it is called the "Cornwall of Spain"

 

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Promenade on the way to the Port

Go towards the Port over the bridge past the open ground on both sides of the road.  At the start of the houses on the right, turn right along the path leading towards the beach and promenade.  You can cycle along the promenade.  At the end of the promenade you can return to the road to cycle to the port.

Promenade in Bolnuevo – Ideal to walk or cycle along as it gets the sun until late in the evening.

Fisherman’s Cove - At top end of Bolnuevo beach. Very safe bathing. 

Cycle or walk. A small beach located down a cliff path.  Go along the main beach up the hill.  Halfway round the bend there are places to walk down the rough path to the beach.  Your car can be parked at the top of the cliff path, (half on the road), if on cycles, lock them up to the tree at the top of the path.

Bahia Beach very safe bathing ideal for children. (about 1 mile from the house)

Take the road to the Port and look for the small sign for the Bahia Bar, (the only beach bar).  You can park anywhere around there to get to the lovely beach.

Restaurants

Chinese in Bolnuevo is very good especially the set menus.

Chinese Wok Buffet is on the right hand side main road going into the port, it is self service with an excellent variety and only about 9 Euro for as much as you can eat.

Lobo de Mare in Bolnuevo serves very large quantities of English food.

There are lots of small bars and restaurants to numerous to mention.

Places to visit

The Gun Batteries of Castillito.

Well worth a visit.  They go on for miles, so to get from the first of the fort to the second part, it is worth while driving down the rough road rather than walking. An abandoned fort, last used in the Spanish Civil War at the end of a narrow precipitous road. Definitely not for wobbly drivers. If this place was anywhere else in Europe it would be tarted up, have a visitor centre and be closed at night, instead it seems just abandoned. It is a huge area with some very large guns still pointing out to sea. The cliffs are about 1000’ above sea level so the views are superb and on the right night so is the sunset. Two 400-millimetre calibre guns remain, which once had a range of 35kms and fired howitzers weighing 0.8 tons. A lot of people were needed to look after these guns so there are large underground areas that can be explored by the brave with torches and plenty of time. The guns were made at Barrow-in-Furness by Vickers. Parts of the film The Guns of Navarone are alleged to have been filmed here. It is a 1961 film based on a well-known 1957 novel about World War II by Scottish thriller writer Alistair MacLean. It starred Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn. The book and the film share the same basic plot: the efforts of an Allied commando team to destroy a seemingly impregnable German fortress that threatens Allied naval ships in the Aegean Sea, and prevents 2,000 isolated British troops from being rescued



La Santa Sanatorium and hotel

About 25Km drive towards the Espuna Mountains, just past Totana. This is a lovely place to stop off for a coffee or lunch, and reasonably priced. While there, it is worth driving up to the large statue of Jesus, literally over the road from the La Santa.

If you feel like driving a little further, try visiting the Espuna mountains, well worth a visit.

 

La Azohia

A small fishing village (about 6km) on the far side of the Ports bay. It is ideal to visit in the late afternoon or early evening to see the wonderful sunsets while sitting outside enjoying a drink at the local bar and restaurant situated at the very end of the road.

To get there, drive through the Port and follow the signs towards Isla Plana and LaAzohia.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here are two maps showing the location of Bolnuevo


This map shows where we are in relation to Alicante airport, about 80 miles away which takes about
one and a half hours drive on motorway most of the way, and the are very quiet compared to the UK




This map shows the motorway(AP7) around Cartagena almost direct to Bolnuevo.
This means it is motorway from San Javier airport all the way to Bolnuevo.

 

Alicante airport is 80 miles to the North (approximately 1½ hours drive) and San Javier (Murcia airport) is situated approximately 40 miles away (45 minutes drive). There are both scheduled and charter flights to Alicante and Murcia airports although obviously there is a more frequent service to Alicante.
It is recommended that you hire a car which can be available for you at either airport, I have found carjet.co.uk to be the best and cheapest
or alternatively transport can be arranged from an airport to Bolnuevo, just let us know if you require transport.


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All beds have top and bottom sheets and duvets. Hand and bath towels are provided for you,
but please note that these towels should NOT be used in the pool area or for the beach.

We have some seperate beach towels which can be used,
but we ask that these should be washed and dried prior to leaving, ready for the next guests - thank you.

Villa prices for the week
2013

Dates
Pound Sterling
January/February
450
March/April/May
510
June/July/August/September
580
October
510
November/December
450
   


Important
Although the prices include a full house clean and bed linen change, so you can enjoy your holiday right up to the last minute,
we would ask you to treat it like your own home and leave it clean and tidy before you leave - thank you.

If you are interested in renting our house or require more information,
please contact us:-
Olive & Colin Holdom on 01278 641733
or
Email to:- colin.holdom@hotmail.co.uk

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Directions from Alicante Airport.

For directions from Murcia Airport Click here


Directions from Alicante Airport to our house in Bolnuevo...................(To print Alicante Airport directions Click here)
Our address is:-
Calle Alisio No 3, Marina De Bolnuevo
30877 Mazarron, Murcia, Espana

There are basically three ways to get to Bolnuevo:-

1. Motorway all the way E15/A7 (64km) towards Murcia, then M602 (5km), then M603 (22km). This route is certainly the quickest although not so interesting.

2. Motorway down as far as Cartagena then N332 to Bolnuevo or …

3. Motorway down as far as Cartagena then E22 to Bolnuevo – more interesting over the mountains between Cartagena & Bolnuevo, (a few sharp bends in parts though, not worth doing at night)

If travelling at night, it’s probably best to take option 1, the Motorway.


Option 1 Motorway for most of the way (Preferred route)

When leaving the airport car park, there is then an immediate three-way split in the road. Left takes you back to the terminal buildings again. Right takes you towards the coast and Alicante. You take the centre lane going straight on over the top of the main road. As you swing left down towards the motorway it is signposted Valencia/Murcia (Cartagena/Torrevieja). Follow these signs and STAY ON THE MAIN ROAD - do not get in the slip road to the right or you will get shunted off. This road will lead you on to the E15/A7 motorway.

Stay on the E15/A7 for about 64km, towards Murcia.

(Spanish motorways are strange; junction 84 is the last one where they have sequential Junction numbers. After that the junctions are numbered by how many kilometres you are from the end of the road.)

The motorway bye passes Murcia itself. As you get near Murcia the signs will direct you towards Alcantarilla, Granada, Almeria still on the A7/E15 motorway, stay on this road for a further 31km.

Junction 627 (Alhama de Murcia), splits into 3 exits, all within a few hundred metres, you need the third exit, 627B, signpost MU602 Mazarron. Go *under* the bridge then slip hard right (Junction 627B). You swing all the way round and up onto the road above. After 5km, turn right at the next large traffic island on to the MU603, signpost Mazarron. (This is a fairly small sign so don’t miss it). Stay on the MU603 for 22km.

Keep on the dual carriage way, passing the Camposol town complex. This is called the Mazarron bye-pass.

At the far end of the Mazarron by-pass there is a big roundabout. Turn left.

The next roundabout is the one with an old caterpillar tractor in the middle. Take the first exit, signposted Bolnuevo.

The next roundabout with the Sails sculpture in the middle is at the entrance to Bolnuevo, take the first exit to Bolnuevo. After 15 metres, turn sharp right into the Marina de Bolnuevo development. After another 15 metres, turn left, and keeping left, follow the road round into Calle Alisio – our house is number 3 – you made it!!


Option 2 Motorway (Toll Road) to Cartagena then N332 to Bolnuevo

When leaving the airport car park, stay in the middle lane, which shows the sign Valencia/Murcia (Cartagena/Torrevieja). As you bend round to the left, move over to the right hand lane, which slips onto another road. Once on that road, DO NOT come off, it will lead you on to the correct motorway, the A7. (also shown as A70 and E15).

After about 25km the A7 motorway splits into two, you need to take the road on the right A37, the sign will say Cartagena/Torrevieja (A37)

Stay on the A37 motorway until the very end, (at Cartagena). The A37 takes you through two tolls, don’t forget to have some change ready (between 1.50 euros and 2.5 euros, depending on the season).

The A37 motorway leads into a dual carriage way at Cartagena, follow the dual carriage way until you come to a large island, in the centre of Cartagena town. At that island, take the first exit, immediately past the Plaza de Espana parking.

After the 5th set of traffic lights, (including the pedestrian crossings), you will come to an island with a large shield monument in the centre and a Video drug store on the opposite side. Turn left here, (second exit), signpost Mazarron ………..


You can Go to Option 3 at this point if you so wish, or continue with this route

Option 2 continued ….
Carry on this dual carriage way, straight over the first island towards Mazarron. At the next traffic lights, turn right, signpost Mazarron N332. Stay on this road for about 15km until you get near Puerto de Mazarron and come to a large island with a boat in the centre. Take the first exit, towards Mazarron, (this is the bypass around Puerto de Mazarron).

After about 1km, turn left, towards Puerto de Mazarron and go down into the town. Stay on this road through the town as it follows the coast line to Bolnuevo. Straight on at the next island, then after another 1.5km, you will come to a gradual bridge over a causeway. Come down to the island, (it has a metal sculpture on it), and take the 2nd exit to Bolnuevo town.

After 20 metres turn sharp right into the Marina de Bolnuevo development. After another 15 metres, turn left and follow the road round into Calle Alisio – our house is number 3 – you made it!!


Option 3 Motorway to Cartagena and E22 to Bolnuevo over the mountains

Use the first part of Option 2

Carry on this dual carriage way, straight over the first island towards Mazarron, over the traffic lights and up to the second roundabout, Turn right here on to the E22, signpost Mazarron. This road takes you through a little village called Las Canteras and up over the mountains, (not that high!).

Once over the mountains, carry on the same road until you come to a T junction. Turn left, signpost Mazarron. After about 2km you will come to a large island with a boat in the centre. Take the first exit, towards Mazarron, (this is the bypass around Puerto de Mazarron).

After about 1km, turn left, at the next roundabout, (with two galleon ships in the middle), towards Puerto de Mazarron and go down into the town. Stay on this road through the town as it follows the coast line to Bolnuevo about 4km away. Just before you get to Bolnuevo you will come to a gradual bridge over a causeway. Come down to the island, (it has a metal sculpture of sails on it), and take the 2nd exit to Bolnuevo town.

After 20 metres turn sharp right into the Marina de Bolnuevo development. After another 15 metres, turn left and follow the road round into Calle Alisio – our house is number 3 – you made it!!

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Directions from Murcia (San Javier) Airport to our house in Bolnuevo
(To print Murcia Airport directions click here)

Our address is:-
Calle Alisio No 3, Marina De Bolnuevo
30877 Mazarron, Murcia, Espana

There are basically three ways to get to Bolnuevo:-

Option 1 Motorway (toll) around Cartagena to Bolnuevo ( only takes around 40 minutes)

After leaving the airport, go straight on at the first roundabout. The next two roundabouts are very close together, taking you on to the AP7 Motorway towards Cartagena. To do this go straight on at the first roundabout and pass under the motorway, at the next roundabout take the slip road up onto the AP7 motorway sign posted Cartagena.

This junction you join at is Junction 784. (Note: Junctions are numbered by their position along the motorway. You want to leave the motorway at Junction 800 and as you have just joined at junction 784 there are 16 kilometres to go.]

Turn off at junction 800, you want the AP-7 towards Vera and Murcia.
Do NOT go straight on to Cartagena. You should now be on the AP7 motorway.

At Junction 810 traffic for the A-30 to Murcia will leave the motorway – but you continue along the AP-7 motorway towards Vera. At Junction 815 you take the slip road to the right, signposted AP-7 to Vera. Immediately after this take a toll ticket from the machine. You pay about 5 Euro when you leave the motorway at Mazarron.

[Note: An Autopista is a motorway with tolls and is designated by an AP prefix. An Autovia is a motorway without tolls and is designated with just an A prefix. So the A-7 and the AP-7 are completely different roads. Beware!]

After 30 km, at Junction 845, you leave the motorway – signposted Mazarron and Puerto de Mazarron. At the toll booth give them the ticket you got when you joined the toll section and pay the toll (At present this is about €5 but don’t worry if you have not yet got any Euros – you can pay with a UK credit or debit card.).

At the next roundabout (about 100m or so) you will pass under the Mazarron by-pass.
Take the third exit up the slip road up onto the by-pass – signposted Puerto de Mazarron.

After 1 km, you will come to the end of the bye-pass and a big roundabout, turn left here. The next roundabout is the one with an old caterpillar tractor in the middle. Take the first exit, signposted Bolnuevo.

The next roundabout, (about 5Km) with the Sails sculpture in the middle, is at the start of Bolnuevo village, take the first exit to Bolnuevo. After 20 metres, turn sharp right into the Marina de Bolnuevo development. After another 15 metres, turn left, and follow the road round into Calle Alisio – our house is number 3 – you made it!!

Option 2 To Cartagena then E22 to Bolnuevo

When leaving the airport car park, follow the signs all the way to Cartagena, it is a dual carriage way (A37 or AP7) as far as Cartagena. Stay on this motorway until the very end, (at Cartagena). When the motorway ends, you will see Carrefour on the right hand side.

Follow this straight road through the city until you come to a large island, and take the first exit, immediately past the Plaza de Espana parking.

After the 5th set of traffic lights, (including the pedestrian crossings), you will come to an island with a large shield monument in the centre and a Video drug store on the opposite side. Turn left here, (second exit), signpost Mazarron ………..

Carry on this dual carriage way, straight over the first island towards Mazarron, over the traffic lights and up to the second roundabout, Turn right here on to the E22, signpost Mazarron. This road takes you through a little village called Las Canteras and up over the mountains, (not that high!).

Once over the mountains, carry on the same road until you come to a T junction. Turn left, signpost Mazarron. After about 2km you will come to a large island with a boat in the centre. Take the first exit, towards Mazarron, (this is the bypass around Puerto de Mazarron).

After about 1km, turn left, at the next roundabout, (with two galleon ships in the middle), towards Puerto de Mazarron and go down into the town. Stay on this road through the town as it follows the coast line to Bolnuevo about 4km away. Just before you get to Bolnuevo you will come to a gradual bridge over a causeway. Come down to the island, (it has a metal sculpture of sails on it), and take the 2nd exit to Bolnuevo town.

After 20 metres turn sharp right into the Marina de Bolnuevo development. After another 15 metres, turn left and follow the road round into Calle Alisio – our house is number 3 – you made it!!


Getting back to Murcia, (San Javier) Airport

Get into the centre of Cartagena and take the straight road out, (the road same you came in on),
it will be sign posted Alicante. Once again you will pass Carrefour now on the left hand side.
The motorway starts immediately after Carrefour. After only about 2km the motorway splits, take the one sign posted Airport, even if says Airport Alicante!!! Just keep on this dual carriageway until you come off at the San Javier Airport sign, (about 26 km).

Option 3 To Cartagena then N332 to Bolnuevo

When leaving the airport car park, follow the signs all the way to Cartagena, it is a dual carriage way (A37 or AP7) as far as Cartagena. Stay on this motorway until the very end, (at Cartagena). When the motorway ends, you will see Carrefour on the right hand side.

Follow this straight road through the city until you come to a large island, and take the first exit, immediately past the Plaza de Espana parking.

After the 5th set of traffic lights, (including the pedestrian crossings), you will come to an island with a large shield monument in the centre and a Video drug store on the opposite side. Turn left here, (second exit), signpost Mazarron ………..

Carry on this dual carriage way, straight over the first island towards Mazarron. At the next traffic lights, turn right, signpost Mazarron N332. Stay on this road for about 15km until you get near Puerto de Mazarron and come to a large island with a boat in the centre. Take the first exit, towards Mazarron, (this is the bypass around Puerto de Mazarron).

After about 1km, turn left, at the next roundabout, (with two galleon ships in the middle), towards Puerto de Mazarron and go down into the town. Stay on this road through the town as it follows the coast line to Bolnuevo about 4km away. Just before you get to Bolnuevo you will come to a gradual bridge over a causeway. Come down to the island, (it has a metal sculpture of sails on it), and take the 2nd exit to Bolnuevo town

After 20 metres turn sharp right into the Marina de Bolnuevo development. After another 15 metres, turn left and follow the road round into Calle Alisio – our house is number 3 – you made it!!

Getting back to Murcia, (San Javier) Airport

Get into the centre of Cartagena and take the straight road out, (the road same you came in on),
it will be sign posted Alicante. Once again you will pass Carrefour now on the left hand side.
The motorway starts immediately after Carrefour. After only about 2km the motorway splits, take the one sign posted Airport, even if says Airport Alicante!!! Just keep on this dual carriageway until you come off at the San Javier Airport sign, (about 26 km).


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