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Casa La Pedrera activity centre
Quadbiking, Horseriding lessons and hacks, fishing, walking, seasonal family activities
Casa Pedrera first achieved TV fame as a Grand Design Abroad house, its build watched by hundreds of thousands of UK TV viewers, before its completion heralded the launch of the Casa Pedrera activity centre, offering family entertainment for all ages, with something for everyone.
Situated next to the Pedrera embalse, it enjoys the ideal loocation to service visitors to Orihuela Costa, Torrevieja and the lower reaches of the Alicante Province.
Casa La Pedrera is an outdoor activity centre offering a wide range of activities, both on land, as well as on and in the water, in a lakeside setting just a short drive from the Costa Blanca and Costa Cálida.
Run by Jenni Ray, the house was featured on the Grand Designs Abroad TV programme and is an expat dream, set in a gorgeous lakeside setting, surrounded by a natural parkland with views across the blue waters of the lake, yet close to the facilities of the coast and enjoying the warm Mediterranean climate of Southern Spain.
The house has a tea room which offers refreshments as well as selling crafts and gifts, a large pool, and lots of activities, including horseriding hacks and lessons, quad bike rides, facilities for fishing, mountain biking, walking, kayaking, shooting and archery, as well as arranging more aquatic activities.
It also runs a wide range of sociable events to fit the expat family calendar, celebrating Easter, Christmas, Bonfire night and hot summer nights with a wide range of musical events, and fun filled entertainments, many in collaboration with local charities.
Tea rooms and craft shop.
Casa la Pedrera is a lovely place to come for a drive-out and a cup of tea or coffee, with home baked cakes, juice or snacks. The tearooms are open throughout the year, and in the summer, also offer BBQ and live entertainments in the evenings.
Tea room opening hours: Summer: July and August. Monday to Sunday 10.30am to 9.30pm
Winter hours: September to December and February to June ( January closed) Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm, Saturday 11am to 5pm, Sunday 2pm to 5pm. Please note activities are available at any time on any day of the week, even when the tea rooms are closed. Casa La Pedrera is open all year for activities and trails, seven days a week, and at any time ( closed Christmas and New Year’s day). Please book in advance to ensure availability.
Quad bike and leisure trails
Quad and leisure bike trails are tailored to suit teens, adults or kids and are a fun way to enjoy the views around the lake. Package prices vary depending on your option of tour.
1. The Family Off-Road Lake Tour is only available for those with children/teens & has a max speed of 20km in the reserve. It winds alongside the lake with fantastic views & is relatively flat, with a few hills for a bit of fun & adventure! Prices start from €35 per person for the first half hour and a Double up is available at 1/2 price. This tour is open to adults and children allowed with no License Required and a starting age of 10.
2. Off-Road Lake Tour PLUS (1 Hr) . This off-road tour is suitable for the older teenager and adults of all abilities. It is at a slightly faster pace (30km max speed) with more challenging terrain, steeper hills and drops and prices are €65 per person, minimum 2 quads. You can also Double up at 1/2 price, adults and children are allowed with No License Required, and a Min age 13.
3. Off/On Road Lake Tower Tour (2hr). This circular tour has the flexibility and variety of both on and off road adventures with the most magnificent lake and country views. Passing through orange, olive and winding around the lake you will not be disappointed. It has it all: Both on and off road, fun, adventure & breathtaking views! €100 per person, minimum 2 people. €25 option to double up with children (over age 7). Licences for all drivers required, Min 18 years with a licence. *Additonal BBQ Package Optional on this tour. And full pricing details can be found on our web page above.
4. Road/Beach/Mountain Tour (3hr). Two Exciting options incl. a stop for a swim in the med or indeed in the sparkling blue lake (summer only). From the mountains of Hurchillo, to the warm waters of the sea, we have it covered. Combined with a picnic or a Lakeside BBQ - Just Perfect for that special occasion! Tour is - Tailored to your requirements and up to date prices are on our web page.
Shooting and Archery
These are very popular family activities. Air rifle packages can be taken for one, or half an hour, with tuition included.
Archery is suitable for children aged 10 upwards, and packages are available for a half or full hour. A minimum of 3 people are required for booking.
Horse and pony treks, Horse riding lessons
Casa la Pedrera has a full range of horse and pony-related activities on offer, catering for children aged 3 upwards.
Pony or Donkey rides are on offer for the youngsters, following a gentle half hour trail on either a Shetland pony or a donkey. Prices are on our web page.
Horse treks/hacks around the lake.
Treks can be on or off lead according to experience.
Saturday pony club. For children from age 4 upwards, from 2pm to 4pm.
Holiday club pony and farm days.
Run by experienced and qualified instructors, Casa Pedrera holds daily/weekly pony farm days. Children learn how to groom and care for the horses and other farm animals, and this is combined with hay trails, nature trails and use of the pool, ensuring children have a great time.
Horseriding tuition with an experienced instructor. From nervous beginners to advanced, we can improve your posture, skills and increase confidence.
Walking and hiking nature trails.
Discover the flora and fauna of this protected natural area, with walks to view the various aspects of the La Pedrera lake and surrounding Mediterranean countryside.
Pick up a map and discover the countryside surrounding the house.
Full guided/unguided walking routes are on offer, with packages prepared to order. Price are on our web page.
Water Sports and activities.
Price includes fishing rod, tackle and bait.
The embalse is a popular fishing spot, and fishermen can expect to catch Black Bass, Zander or carp. 20€ per rod.
The lake is ideal for those who enjoy canoeing or kayaking. Single, two man or family size four man canoes and kayaks are available for hire for morning, afternoon or early evening. Hire from 35€.
Climbing can slo be offered and for full detaisl please contact us.
Casa La Pedrera is a waterfront property built on a reservoir called the Embalse de la Pedrera situated on the Costa Blanca in the Alicante region of Spain. It is very easy to get to.
Although in a conservation area, we are not far from civilisation; in fact Casa la Pedrera is just minutes away from the AP7 (junction 751 Los Montesinos). We are close to the towns of San Miguel de Salinas and Torremendo and the historical town of Orihuela. Just 15 minutes away are the coastal towns of Guardamar and Torrevieja with their excellent beaches. We are also within easy travelling distance of some of the Costa Blanca’s popular golf courses such as Algorfa, Villamartin.
If you use a satnav simply enter the following co-ordinates into your unit and be led straight to our front door (well, almost):
Latitude: 38.022893 Longitude: -0.845781
Use the map to find your way to Casa la Pedrera.
Once on the CV950, you will see three wind turbines on the hill ahead of you. Travel 700 metres and turn left (where indicated by the green marker) onto a small, bumpy road, between the first two turbines. Following this road a large red house (Casa La Pedrera) and the lake will come into view on your right. Turn into the main gate.