Bajo el Cejo - Guest House
Berro, Alhama De Murcia, 30848
||The hotel is of significant
historic interest. The upper building was originally used by charcoal makers,
who were amongst the first village settlers in El Berro and the lower building
was a water mill, both buildings being set amongst picturesque rock formations
and striking natural features. These historic buildings have been charmingly
renovated using traditional construction methods with great respect for
their environment. They are uniquely situated for your enjoyment in one
of the most desirable locations in Sierra Espuña.
The hotel is perfectly integrated
in its natural and green surroundings. With the lovely sound of the Fuente
del Chorrico stream still flowing by to this day, the atmosphere is particularly
tranquil and magical.
|Clay, metal, wood and glass
– comfortingly natural materials are evident throughout the renovation
along with local artists’ works that add a welcoming and colourful touch.
Your accommodation contains
everything you need for an enjoyable stay with modern and comfortable furniture.
There are 4 shared reception
rooms with comfortable sofas to lounge on, two of which have fireplaces
for seasonal log fires.
||There is an outdoor swimming
pool which is also tastefully integrated in the beautiful surroundings,
with various terraces and pretty areas from which to admire the impressive
countryside and enjoy peaceful moments. There is also a private parking
Rates are inclusive of breakfast.
Delicious lunches and evening meals can be found nearby with the best wines
in local restaurants.
The hotel has 10 double rooms
and 3 suites. All rooms have underfloor heating, airconditioning, internet
access and TV, with ensuite bathrooms. The 3 suites each have a jacuzzi
and private terrace. One of the rooms is specially adapted for people with
Sierra Espuña is a
mountain range of more than 25,000 hectares in the centre of the region
of Murcia in between the two valleys of the Guadalentin and Pliego rivers.
In April 1995 17,804 hectares
were declared as Parque Regional, giving it a protected status in terms
of conservation, although even before that these mountains had a long history
of conservation. As a result of the ambitious and successful reforestation
project at the end of the previous century it was possible even in 1931
to declare 5,084 hectares as ‘Sitio Natural de Interés Nacional’
which means an ‘area of national interest’. In 1973 14,181 hectares were
marked out as Reserva Nacional de Caza – which means it became a national
|In 1978 the
title ‘Sitio Natural’ was changed to ‘Parque Natural’ along with an increase
of its area with 9,961 hectares more. In 1992 the category Parque Regional
was applied offering a higher conservation status. These new boundaries
and definitions were applied in context of the ‘Ley Regional 6/1995’ (Spanish
Law) with areas coming under the territories of Alhama, Mula and Totana.
Espuña is a sparsely
populated, forested mountainous area in which you will find small villages
and country houses in rural settings. It is one of the most accessible
areas of outstanding natural beauty in Murcia. In this area, you can also
explore interesting tiny towns such as Aledo, Alhama de Murcia, Pliego,
Mula and Totana as well as villages such as Santa Leocadia, El Purgatorio,
El Berro, Gebas and Casas Nuevas. All this in addition to not only the
Parque Regional of Sierra Espuña but also the amazing white moonscapes
of ‘los Barrancos de Gebas’, with its spectacular reservoir in ‘la rambla
Spectacular areas such as
el Valle del Leyva, with its impressive steep rock cliffs, are favourites
with climbers near and far. The snowhouses – ‘pozos de la nieve’ in the
highest part of the mountains, were ancient ice factories belonging to
our ancestors, and attract many interested visitors.
El Berro, a village of just
100 inhabitants, situated at 650 metres’ altitude, is in Sierra Espuña
and still functions according to popular local traditions. There are many
useful facilities here.
|It is an ideal area for
walking and other outdoor sports such as mountain biking, climbing, paragliding,
canoeing, potholing and orienteering, amongst others.
In the ‘parque natural’ area,
you can see birds of prey and even whilst relaxing on the hotel terrace
you can sometimes spot golden eagles. Muflon sometimes appear on paths,
and other easily seen wildlife includes squirrels, foxes, badgers and wild
boar - the latter being frequently seen and fed near one of the nearby
Pine, oak, juniper, rosemary,
thyme and marjoram all grow amongst the typical Mediterranean greenery
el Cejo - Guest House
Berro, Alhama De Murcia, 30848
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