Fantastic Spanish Villa, set near Sierra Pila mountains home
to the golden eagles of Fortuna and perfect for hiking Walking, Cycling. This
large Villa comes with an open plan kitchen/lounge 4 double bedrooms 2
bathrooms 1 powder room beautiful terrace and 2 solarium with views across the
valley . Nice swimming pool with seating BBQ area. Mains water and Electric
with internet and phone. Newly decorated which make this villa perfect move in
Priced to sell must be seen to experience the stunning views
surrounding this charming Spanish villa as it is nestled in the heart of the Sierra de la Pila, about 15
minutes from the town of Fortuna, in an ideal area for relaxation and direct
contact with nature. The property has excellent views of both the town of Fortuna and the
surrounding area including the Regional Park Sierra de la Pila and the hamlet
Property is fully registered and legal and has fantastic neighbours, a Spanish couple to the right and a British couple to the left both within a few minutes walk.
La Garapacha is great for
• A hiking
trail in summer, on a full moon night, in which you reach the peak of the pile
(Over 1200 meters high), organized in collaboration with the Rookie 'Stack'.
Information Service of Fortuna and its surroundings available at our reception.
the Via Ferrata in the Sierra Lugar, considered in the TOP50 of Spain ( More
rides, bungee jumping, climbing, paragliding and motorized free, caving, hot
air balloon flight, etc..
Fortuna is a spa town to the northeast of Murcia near the
border of the province. Famous for its hot springs which were greatly
appreciated by the Romans, Fortuna is fast becoming popular once again as the
town becomes an important centre for hydrotherapy, beauty treatments and other
therapies associated with the natural hot mineral water. Fortuna is a typical
Spanish town, as yet unexploited, with peaceful streets and a white church with
a curious tower. For country lovers, to the south of Fortuna, there is a large
lake, enclosed in a nature preservation area and surrounded by woods, ideal for
walking or fishing.
These waters contain several elements and minerals that are
often touted as a cure-all with health giving qualities and mysterious powers.
Having said that the best thing about it, I think, is in the manner in which
mother nature has created environmentally friendly warm water system, and
they’re therapeutic. Thousands of people flock to these springs in order to
alleviate medical conditions namely, for rheumatism and breathing disorders and
we have one just up the road, in Fortuna.
Fortuna, a town not too far from Murcia, was home to a large
Roman community, who made the most of the running hot water and used natural
thermal springs to create their luxury baths. Most Roman baths and or
buildings, were heated via hot furnaces, by burning wood, placed under the
floors, leaving sufficient space for hot air to circulate in open areas, giving
them a controllable heating system. However, in the baths to be found in
Fortuna, the earth already provided warm and therapeutic water. No wonder the
Romans hung around for a few centuries…
Bathing was not merely a necessity, it was a social function
mainly for the privileged few and a place for social intercourse (I said
‘social’…), where business and who to chuck to the lions were possibly
discussed. These warm water springs in Fortuna are famous throughout Spain with
the Leana Balneario being it’s oldest and most endearing. Situated on the
outskirts of the main town heading in the direction of Yecla a small community
exists solely because, and for, the springs. Hotels date back to 1837 belonging
to the Spanish Cascales family and still do to this day. sitting on the hills
just below from where the water flows visitors can see the ancient Roman baths.
In 1860, Juan Cascales Font began some renovations to the
semi-abandoned spa’s whilst constructing a new hotel (which is still there) and
during the Spanish Civil War the hotel spa served as a hospital to help wounded
soldiers. In the 1970’s, Spanish Director, Sainz de Heredia filmed ‘Historias
de la Television’ (The History of Television) where singer, Concha Velazco sung
her hit for the first time in the swimming pool ‘Una chica ye ye’ (you must
have bought it…)
Tourism in Fortuna
By the 1990’s they realised the place could be a goldmine… I
mean a tourist attraction and things really got going with people visiting
Fortuna Balneario for its therapeutic and tranquil waters from all over the
world. Many came for its beauty or
holistic medical treatments, as the waters contain rich minerals, namely iron
and salt, or for the landscape in which it finds itself, which is tranquil but
with a wealth of history.
The village of Abanilla with a population of 7000 is a few
kilometres west of Fortuna.
It is 45km to the coast from Fortuna.
San Javier airport is 38km from Fortuna, Alicante airport is
60km away. A new International Airport we are told to be the same size as
Alicante, is due to open next year, just south of Murcia. Altorreal Golf Club
is 10km the other side of Murcia.
FORTUNA Spa Baths (Murcia) SPAIN
Height: 240 metres
Distance from Murcia: 25 Km
Places to visit:
Parroquia de San Roque,
Paraje del Cortao de las Peñas
Local Hotel to the property web link
THE Garapacha (FORTUNA)
Low cost flight into both Murcia and Alicante and both
approximately one hours drive to the villa.
Very similar property available nearby at £199,000 so you are getting an excellent deal
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