Mdina is a ‘Superior Rural House’ found on the edge of the alluring nature reserve of Cabo de Gata, Almeria, the only land-maritime park in Andalusia. It has a self-contained apartment with private garden and three poolside bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. The rooms situated amongst lavish gardens with intimate spots and terraces that evoke strong feelings of tranquillity, and sanctuary. The house is in a geographical position that avoids the hustle and bustle of the beaches of the area while at the same time providing easy access to all of them. Moreover, you have the choice of the busy nightlife of the local fishing villages or escaping the shore front and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the house or even popping into the neighbouring square to have a glass of wine and experience village life in the park.
The main building of Mdina sits within a large walled garden that conjures up strong feelings of familiarity, warmth, and affection. While the kids are in the pool, or playing in one of the recreational areas, the adults can relax and take in the views, or read a book in the shade of the north terrace.
The sun lounge, which is where our delicious homemade breakfast buffet is served, faces the hills and mountains of the park, and is at the guests’ disposal throughout the day. Here too you will find reading areas, a cosy nook with fireplace, a library, and a bar, all of which provide a unique space where you can relax and enjoy the house and its surroundings.
Sun, Earth and Sea
Mdina, which is located in the nature park, takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the area’s beaches, while providing easy access to them all.
It offers the option of escaping from the waterfront to enjoy the peace and quiet of the house or even going for a stroll in the surrounding countryside.
The park is there to be explored. There are ample routes that you can take on foot, by bike, or even on horseback. You can absorb the history of the area with its ancient gold and silver mines, or even visit the numerous backdrops of renowned films such as, Sergio Leoni’s spaghetti westerns or Spielberg’s Indiana Jones.
Mdina derives from the Arabic word medinah: a walled city or quarter. This is evidence of an ancient Al-Andaluce, or Islamic Iberia which can be seen throughout the region, in its language, art, dance, music and architecture. This walled oasis, with its hidden nooks and crannies, is a place that often conjured up strong sense of tranquillity, sanctuary, familiarity, warmth, and affection, feelings that the owners want to share in their newfound home.
The name, architecture and decoration of this wonderful space, as well as its surroundings, reflect who the owners are, their roots and life experiences.
Susana was born and raised in Almería and although she has lived abroad for many years, her Andalusian roots characterise the very essence of who she is.
Susana has worked on large engineering projects both at home and abroad. Her knowledge and experience have left an indisputable mark on the renovation of the building and the decoration that characterises it.
Originally from Britain, John is a teacher and translator who has lived in and around the Mediterranean for most of his adult life. His grandparents lived for many years in Malta, where John lived for a short time as a baby. The house evokes fond memories of his annually stays, often visiting Mdina, the ancient Phoenician capital of the island.
MDINA, a dream project come true.
Susana and John met in London where they lived for nine years. After rethinking their future, they decided to opt for a quiet rural environment where their children, Marley and Yago, would grow up. Looking for peace and tranquility, they found their home, Mdina, where they would eventually open their doors to those who were looking for a haven to regain energy and vitality.
The last important renovations carried out in the house were in 2019 by highlighting the architecture of the original house, and modernising the facilities with heating, air-conditioning and wiFi while tastefully decorating the spaces allows the Susana and John to offer guests a unique, and comfortable stay at Mdina.
The category of this bed-and-breakfast is ’ A Superior Shared Rural House’ as the owners, Susanna and John, together with their children, live discreetly on the premises. This means that they are readily available for any queries the guests residing in the space might have. This also ensures that the guests’ every need is catered for.
MdiNa, Living house
Camino del Mosto, 1
Fernán Perez – Nijar Almería
Tel.: +34 (0)606 37 15 52