Maria’s Farm

Las Negras this morning

!n 1987 I(Digby) was a director of a small travel company specialising in self catering holidays to Almeria. For 5 years we offered village accommodation in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata, mainly in Las Negras.

A two bedroom cottage on Maria's Farm

Typical kitchen

Among the accommodation on offer were the holiday cottages on Maria’s Farm. A collection of little houses on a pretty smallholding in a quet location just 10 minutes walk from the beach and village centre. They are still here, although somewhat spruced up since those days, and so is Maria. She is quite elderly now and her son Jose Antonio and daughter Sonia look after affairs.

There are 2 two bedroom and 2 one bedroom cottages available to rent. All cottages have a living room, kitchen and shower room. They are equipped, with TV, washing machine, fridge/freezer, gas hob and microwave. In the village you will find a good choice of bars and restaurants and a small supermarket.

One Bedroom cottage

Typical living area

I have negotiated special rates with the family which are applicable until Easter 2012. The rate for one week is 190 euros and for 2 weeks 350 euros. The prices are per cottage based on one couple. If more than one couple share a cottage the rates are higher. Flights to Almeria and car hire can be booked on line.

Two bedroom cottage

Enquiries: Please contact or phone 00 34 667848529

Jose Antonio and Sonia


About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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One Response to Maria’s Farm

  1. Angela Bell says:

    I do remember Maria’s Farm very well! It was magic and I have fond memories onwhich I will not elaborate.

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