WITH ITS OWN HISTORY

Founded at the beginning of the 17th century by Juan de Torrecillas, the estate used to be home to many families. This land was their only source of sustenance and they lived, generation after generation, by treating it with care. These self-sufficient women and men left their mark, their ideas and their works, laying the foundations for building something unique.
For the last 200 years, the same family has been running the estate, respecting the past while looking to the future. This is what makes it a wonderful place to experience and enjoy.

IN AN EXCELLENT LOCATION

350 m above the level of the Mediterranean Sea, the estate’s territory is distributed around a main house covering 1,000 m2.

To the north, it is bounded by the Carrascoy mountain range, where there is a labourer’s cottage measuring 200 m2. It then slopes down gently southwards, offering other cultivated landscapes, while the view stretches into the distance, towards the waters of the Mediterranean.

The city of Murcia is 25 km away – nearby, but not too close to interfere – while Cartagena is 35 km away.  Nowadays, motorways, the airport and the cruise liner port provide perfect access to the region around the estate.

So far away, but so near… unspoilt surroundings free of outside influences: on our land, nature begins and urban development ends.

FARMLAND AND FOREST

400,000 m2 on more than 100 terraces of certified organic crops and 540,000 m2 of woodland and natural pasture make up the total area of the estate.

Almond, olive and carob trees, most of them more than 100 years old, form the traditional agricultural basis of the estate, but the hills also do their part with desert truffles, asparagus, aromatic and medicinal plants, esparto grass, timber, honey and other natural gifts.

A PLACE WITH NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE 

On the estate, there are outcrops of marine fossils, wonderful evidence of the time, millennia ago, when these lands of farmland and pasture at this point on the Iberian Peninsula formed the bed of what would later be the Mediterranean Sea.

Water tanks and other ancient constructions for making use of rainwater form part of our landscape and culture, together with our cuisine and a particular concern for health.

LAND OF BIODIVERSITY

More than 120 species of woodland plants, including orchids, endemic bulbs, aromatic, medicinal and other plants with great ecological value. More than 40 species of birds live here, including some as iconic as the great horned owl, or as unusual as the golden oriole. There are mammals like the fox and the hare, and reptiles and amphibians like the ocellated lizard and the natterjack toad. The estate represents an ideal habitat for all of them.

The human factor has been crucial in conserving it over the generations.

THE ESTATE IN THE FUTURE

 A UNIQUE ECO-HOTEL PROJECT

Today the estate is beginning a new stage to share all its splendour with you, getting the most from its traditional, natural values in the growing European eco-tourism market.

We are looking for investors to develop the most exclusive eco-hotel in the Mediterranean.

… Make your dream come true!

WELCOME!

Today the estate is beginning a new stage to share all its splendour with you, getting the most from its traditional, natural values in the growing European eco-tourism market.

We offer you the best of our environment: living nature, history and culture for select visitors who want personal treatment and are keen to make our estate their home, either for a single day or for longer stays.

PROJECT CREDITS

– Project selected in 2014 as part of the NATURA 2000 NETWORK by the European Commission and SeoBirdLife “Activate your real wealth: positive experiences in the Natura 2000 Network”

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HERITAGE COMMITMENTS

-To conserve and promote biodiversity in the natural environment and the traditional socio-economic environment of the estate and the Sierra de Carrascoy protected natural area.

-To work with the scientific community to research and publicise the environment and the Mediterranean culture and its applications.

-To be eco-responsible and eliminate the carbon footprint produced in carrying on its activities by applying environmental compensation measures for the damage that human or industrial activity could cause to nature, concerning both the estate itself and third parties requiring some kind of administrative compensation.

-To maintain and increase the public aid received by the estate to support agricultural, rural development and environmental activities.

AN EXCLUSIVE PROJECT

Our estate is in an ecotone, which, in ecology, is defined as a transitional area between two ecosystems: the rural human environment and natural Mediterranean woodland. The species from both sides are mutually enriched to create the best of both worlds.

1º An unusual project carried out on an estate founded in the 17th century, with its own history, covering almost 1,000,000 m2 and ecologically certified, in the Sierra de Carrascoy protected area.

2º Current and future tourism offering a tourism model of immersion in nature with a negative carbon footprint.

3º The leisure activities the estate offers are at the heart of the project where wellness, conservation and the promotion of nature and biodiversity, together with traditional culture, highlight the character of the place.

4º It positively influences the protected natural area around it, covering 14,000 ha, providing custody of the territory and integration into the local community.

5º A leading European eco-retreat project, our initiative has been selected by the European Commission and SeoBirdlife as a model to follow in the natural areas of the Natura 2000 network in the Life+ Activate your real wealth programme.

 6º It forges links with the scientific and cultural community, preserving heritage and serving as a basis for these groups to develop their initiatives and studies.

7º Own production for self-consumption and local sale of agriculturally grown food.

8º 80% operation with photovoltaic and biomass renewable energies. Use of 100% rainwater and recycled water.

9º Bioclimatic buildings adapted to the environment and integrated into the landscape.

10º An active setting for the fight against desertification and climate change.

EXPERIENCE YOUR ECO-HOTEL!

Would you like to take part with us in this fantastic eco-tourism project as an investor and at the same time enjoy the simple luxuries of your own exclusive hotel in natural surroundings?

The Torrecillas estate eco-retreat wants to expand its capital to develop this project and now you have a unique chance to participate and live a dream.

Contact us and we will tell you how to do it.

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Camino Garcias 90, 30153 Corvera, Murcia, Spain. Tel.: (+34) 629 339 356

 

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