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Bungalow With your own private pool and wonderful mountain views

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 20 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Bungalow between Altea and La Nucia, Costa Blanca - Quiet Location - Listen To The Birds!

A car is essential. Meander down a quiet country lane through the orange groves and you have found Little Lair. It is very handy for various villages and the beach. If you wish "chill out" you will not find a more tranquil setting than here!! Set in nearly 2500m of mature gardens for you to enjoy. Altea, Alfaz del Pi and La Nucia are all within 10 minutes drive away. Terra Mitica (Theme park) and Terra Natura in Finestrat and Mundomar (dolphins and exotic birds), Aqualandia (water park) in Benidorm are all 15 minutes away. In Altea with its quaint narrow streets and lovely Church square there are lots of restaurants of all nationalities.Within half hour's drive you have some fine white villages well away from the tourist area. The waterfall at Algar is a joy in summer why not swim in the cold mountain water and under the waterfall.15 minutes away is Benidorm and the Benidorm Palace has a wonderful show and a great meal. Many say the photos do not do justice to the actual bungalow-it's much better! Many of our visitors have returned again and again and said we have a little piece of paradise here!!!

Member since: 2009
Speaks english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Hazel

My husband and I are originally from Yorkshire, we have lived in Spain since 1982. We retired in 2006 after selling our Auction House. We furnished the bungalow in 2009 and this was the first time it had been let, previously it had been used by friends. We have had some wonderful visitors many returning for 3rd and 4th visits. We are on hand in the adjoining property should you wish to know anything about where to visit, or shop or restaurants etc. We chose to buy our home and build Little Lair in this very quiet backwater in open countryside and yet only 10-15 minutes from Altea, La Nucia or Alfaz del Pi and various beaches. If you want peace and quiet you have found it here.

Hazel purchased this bungalow in 1986

Why Hazel chose La Nucia

We only allow 2 people to stay here - no children as there is only one large bedroom and we do not like a sofa being made into a bed for 2 more to stay!!

This is YOUR property for YOUR holiday, we do NOT intrude on your privacy at all. The swimming pool is for YOUR use only.

What makes this bungalow unique

In Little Lair you will have all your home comforts and more!!We always ask our visitors if we could provide anything else in Little Lair and all say it is very well fitted out for all their needs. We provide a free welcome pack of your choice, bread,butter,milk,wine,water, home made pate - if we have been baking or cooking there are often treats at no cost to you!!!

Most of our visitors have written in our visitors book with glowing reports but not filled in the review forms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A truly magical place!!! M&N Scotland

Fabulous Holiday -It has everything you could want and more.Beautifully decorated inside and the outside space is plentiful, perfect tranquil escape -Booked for longer in 2013.S & M London

Everything you will need for your holiday is HERE! Especially the extra goodies

Exceeded our expectations! L & R Herts.

2nd visit - as good as the 1st P & D Crawley


Have a look at others but this IS the best on the site for 2 people.Wonderful!! H&M Yorks

The bungalow is the best we have ever stayed in-Hazel has thought of everything you would want and couldn't do enough for us,wonderful welcome pack.H&R Scotland

Both the house and surrounding gardens are more fantastic than the pictures and description on the website depicts.Little Lair is ideal for many climbing areas and beautiful walks the region has to offer. J&G Scot
Feb 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in La Nucia, Spain

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 20 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , This is a wet room (no shower cabinet!) By the swimming pool
  • En-suite wet room. With open shower. hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel etc enough for all your holiday!! Plenty of fresh towels. Radiator to make sure it is warm when you get up in winter. Slippers provided!!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedroom: Large L shape double bedroom with fitted wardrobes,chest of drawers, dressing table and storage (not easy to photograph). Lots of coat hangers - no need to bring any with you. Air conditioning to keep you cool at bedtime! (and radiator for winter!!)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning hot/cold in the living room and cold only in the bedroom. For winter lets there are radiators in the bedroom and dining room, gas fire in the sitting room, which makes a very warm and cosy home! We have just one bedroom for 2 people - we do not want people to make up a sofa bed in order that 4 people could sleep(as many others do!) We like you to have space! The garden is walled and fenced all around and suitable for 'a well behaved' dog. We do provide a free welcome pack consisting of: wine, water, bread, milk, butter, pate (All of your choice)tea, coffee. We always ask our visitors if there is anything else we could add to improve the facilities we provide, many cannot believe the fitting out of Little Lair - we have tried to think of everything! All table linen, towels, bedding, slippers - as many visitors say - this is not a normal holiday let! All our "extras" are included in the price! We have had a new WIFI fitted so you have a stronger signal. Safe deposit box. Outside: The large established gardens have shrubs, fruit trees, rose garden and floral area. Sun beds available by the pool and in the lower garden the choice is yours if you want to sit in the shade or in the sun - There is a sparkling swimming pool 9 x 4.5m with easy access steps - shared only with the owners - who do not use whilst our visitors are using it! !It is 25 yards from Little Lairs front door, as you can see in the photographs partly in front of our home. Enjoy fresh orange or grapefruit juice for breakfast - Near the pool there is also an extra bathroom for your use - complete with bath, shower etc. Large gas BBQ for your use only. Providing you can walk one step onto the terrace and on step into Little Lair, if you use a walker total access in Little Lair . Separate from the bungalow is washing machine and drying area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Table linen is provided also beach towels. Spare towels and bedding are left for you to change as you wish. No charge for cleaning as we know most people leave the property as they find it -our cleaners come in as soon as the property is vacated Other: Covered terrace with comfortable cane chairs for alfresco eating in the shade looking out to gardens and beyond to the wonderful Sierra Bernia mountain range, watch them change colour! Lots of other seating areas in the sun or shade.


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Bungalow With your own private pool and wonderful mountain views
average rating of 4.695652 based on 24 reviews
Wilmslow, Cheshire

A peaceful haven with great facilities.

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd visit to Little Lair. We returned because we really enjoyed our first stay.

The photos & descriptions don't do justice to the place.

The property is so comfortable, well maintained,with every home comfort.

Hazel & Tony are super hosts & nothing is too much trouble.

We didn't do a lot because we were happy to stay here & chill in, & by the beautiful warm pool.

Last time we were here we visited all of the local beauty spots, Aleta is just down the road with its fantastic old section with the magnificent church.

The falls at Algar are a must, & the little mountain villages are so pretty.

All in all it has been a great break.

Thanks to Hazel & Tony for all of your hard work.

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review it was good to see you both again, we are always please when visitors make a 2nd visit shows we are doing something right and that what is written on the web page is what you get!! Hope the weather was kind when you arrived home.
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Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We've not long returned from our holiday at Little Lair and I can honestly say it was a perfect holiday. Little Lair is, as other reviewers have said, home from home. Hazel and Tony have thought of everything that you could want and provided it during your stay. When we arrived we were greeted by Hazel and Tony with a drink and a sit down before Hazel showed us around Little Lair. During our holiday, although always on hand to offer help and advice on places to go and things to do, Hazel and Tony otherwise keep a low profile so it does feel like you are on your own. La Nucia is a quiet area. We went to the waterfalls which were ok but really busy - according to Hazel an early visit is best and in retrospect I wish we had taken her advice. The wine tasting tour is a must if you are into wine - it's interesting, informative and of course you get to taste the yummy wine. We also spent a night with Hazel and Tony on a paella night which they offer and we would highly recommend this. Hazel and Tony are excellent hosts and the starter, paella and pudding were amazing. All in all we can't recommend Little Lair enough. If you are after a relaxing holiday then this is perfect. The pool is fantastic and we did spend most of our time lazing around it. We really want to return to Little Lair and hope we can, next year.

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, we were aware that you had really enjoyed your holiday with us, as you say we live next door but we hopefully never intrude into you space or holiday!!
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Home from home with a plus of sunshine!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week with Hazel and Tony - they are both wonderful people who are down to earth, gracious and kind! Little Lair is a wonderful house with beautiful views, a great place to chill out. It is a spotless house with all the comforts of home and the plus of sunshine :) - you can sunbathe to your hearts content or relax in the shade. It is ideally located close to mountains and the coast and is only a short drive from both La Nucia and Altea. An ideal location for anyone who wants to have some personal time and space, with the added bonus of having good friends close by :)

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi you two, I gathered you enjoyed your time spent with us, just to chill out and recharge you batteries, hope you have had some sunshine on your return home.Thanks for the help at the hospice. Hazel and Tony.
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What a treat!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked to the moment we left our holiday the service given from Hazel (& Tony) was exemplary. Excellent directions given, accurate description of the location and facilities given. In fact the bungalow was a lot bigger than the photos depict. It was spotlessly clean and well maintained. The location was absolutely perfect for my husband and I. You definitely need a car to get around, but it's only a 5 minute drive into Altea/La Nucia, and this was perfect for us - we picked up a hire car from Alicante airport. The pool area was just a delight! We spent a lot of our 10 days relaxing by the pool or floating around on lilos reading books - such a lovely thing to do when you spend the rest of the year stressed with work! There is everything in the bungalow you could possibly need, including beach towels. I recommend going to the waterfalls (yes it's freezing cold but worth the refreshing feel afterwards - honest) and spending time in Altea old town (it's beautiful - white washed Spanish streets with quaint shops and restaurants) - oh how I wish to be back there now........ Hazel is a great source of information should you need it - very helpful indeed. We thorough enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Hazel & Tony.

  • Review Submitted: 29/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are rally pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and Little Lair was as we described ,hope it wasn't too hard to return to work after all the lazing about you did!
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  • 2 of 5

Lovely accommodation and surroundings and pleasant hosts. Were assured of peace and tranquillity before booking but holiday was marred by loud music from a nearby villa and pool noise from another.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Helen and John, Glad you enjoyed all we provided in Little Lair.The area is normally quiet but sound does travel out in the quiet countryside, we cannot say what other people do in there own properties when others let to holiday makers, it is their holidays and someone only has to laugh you can here it anywhere around, even though we are a long way from the other property(at the end of our large garden and 50-60yards to the left at the middle of their garden ( both our gardens are about 3,000 metres each) I thought the music was only on one afternoon and the voices at the pool again only one day? We try all we can to make sure our visitors enjoy Little Lair and our gardens but some things are out of our control. If you were satisfied with Little Lair and complaints on odd days I would have thought it warranted more than 2 star!!! Hazel and Tony
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Fantastic relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

First time at Little Lair and loved it. Had a great 10 day break. We wanted a relaxing holiday but with amenities close by. Altea, Albia and Benidorm only a short drive away, which gave us all the shopping, eating and nightlife we wanted. It as also wonderful to be able to spread a night in, watching the sunset over the mountains and drinking wine. Hazel and Tony were great, if we needed anything, they were always on hand to ask and Hazels directions to nearby places, were spot on.

Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we gathered you enjoyed your time with and would love to have you return one day. Regards Hazel and Tony
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Please note:We have wonderful places to visit only half hour drive away!! In September you will be able to watch the spectacular Moors - Christian Fiesta in Altea. 3 nights of parades each lasting 3-4 hours with wonderful costumes and other festivities. Likewise in Callosa de Ensarria they also have their Moors - Christians in October. If you like climbing you will be spoilt for choice - the climbers who have stayed with us said it was a wonderful climbing area, also the same with walkers and cyclists. New Wifi available no problem with the signal!!. If you would like to travel about 2 hours there is the wonderful city of Valencia with lots to see! also Alicante 1 hours away. Have a look at other properties but we believe this is one of the best for 2 people in the area! All our visitors cannot be wrong! We always ask our visitors if there is anything we could add to the property to let us know and if possible we try to oblige.


Altea beach 7 minutes by car. Albir beach 12 minutes by car.

Benidorm 15 minutes by car


Alicante airport is nearly 1 hour away.


La Nucia 5 minutes.

Alfaz del Pi 5 minutes.(

Altea 5 minutes.

Albir 12 minutes.

Benidorm 15 minutes. All by car!

Further Details:

My husband and I are originally from Yorkshire and lived in Spain since 1982. We retired 12 years ago after selling our Auction House.We furnished the bungalow in 2009 and this was the first time we have let - previously it had been used by friends. Over the years we have refurnished to give our regular visitors a change,we have had some wonderful visitors who have returned for 3rd and 4th visits. We are on hand if there is anything you wish to know about the area ie where to shop,visit or restaurants - you have your own space including the full use of nearly 2500 metres of garden. In Little Lair you have all your home comforts and more- it is wonderfully fitted out for all your needs!! If I have been cooking or baking there are always extras for you at no cost. We always provide a welcome pack of your choice: water, wine, bread, butter, milk, home made pate again at no charge to you.

You are really spoilt for choice with regard to restaurants we have most nationalities within 7 minutes drive away. Our nearest supermarket is 3 minutes away (by car) and has a very good choice of goodies! also cash machine. Sorry no smoking in the bungalow, but allowed on the terraces and garden. Many visitors have good intentions to visit local villages but when they sit in the garden or by the pool time passes by and they end up not going anywhere! An ideal holiday spot to unwind the stress of everyday life! Don't fancy cooking or going out why not have a three course evening meal cooked for you either served in our home or in Little Lair or enjoy a lunchtime Paella and watch it being cooked from the start with all fresh ingredients ( notice required).

PLEASE NOTE:As it is quiet in the countryside- 5 k away in either La Nucia and Altea both have fiestas and you will be able to hear the music and fireworks, also the adjoining finca have 5-6 birthday parties for their grandchildren throughout the year and noise travels when it is normally so quiet.

Most of the fincas in the area have a dog as a guard for their property which are all fenced in and not roaming down the lane and if there is anyone walking past they will bark but we don't have many people walking down this lane as it is a dead end and no way out.

This is now the only site we advertise on.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Welcome pack provided at no extra cost. Please vacate the property by 10.30 in order that we can prepare for the next guests who arrive at 1.30. If you have a late flight no problem - we are on hand.Why not come and spend time in the sun here in winter. Our prices have been the same since 2009!!

Changeover Day:
We don't have a specific change over day - the choice is yours!! It is often easier for you to obtain a midweek flight. We don't mind if Little Lair is vacant for the days between bookings!!

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds plus electricity.( Dec-March plus gas) 25% non returnable deposit paid on reservation, the balance to be paid one month before arrival. Cancellation policy:- between 60 - 30 days before holiday 25%. less than 30 days before holiday 50% less than 15 days the full amount to be paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.