Come to this amazing country holiday homecomplex, consisting of a group of fully refurbished farm buildings in Murcia, Spain.
About us
El Pocico (“the Little Well” in Spanish) is a group of typical local rural houses owing its name to the not-so-distant times when rainfall was more abundant and seasonal in the area. In those times, there used to be natural water springs in front of the house complex – some elderly locals even report that there used to be a waterwheel pumping the water up for drinking.
Located in Murcia, its area is 59.3 (146.5 acres) hectares with almond, olive and carob crops, as well as understory and pine areas. Part of this area is now undergoing reforestation.
It is located in an ideal environment to disconnect and do all kinds of activities such as horseback riding, tracking, observing fauna and flora, or simply resting with friends and family.
Those keen on astronomy will find plenty of interest here. The place is far away from light pollution, and the stars and constellations – and, sometimes, wonderful moonlit nights – are there to be enjoyed on the estate.
Our guests can enjoy our swimming pool, in harmony with the environment and perfect for the long, sunny, typical Mediterranean days. For the winter, the houses are fitted with fireplaces to create a warm, homely atmosphere.
A little about our history
They then rescinded their sharecropping agreement, ending a relationship of almost 200 years with the property and the Palomo family, and moved to nearby Cartagena to start their own business. Abandoned, the house decayed as time went by. However, the spirit and energy of the Baños family is still alive within these walls and in the surroundings.

The idea of restoring the houses stems from the romantic, sentimental initiative of two people determined to prevent all those years of history crumbling and fading away - aunt Pilar and her nephew Javier. They started dreaming of bringing these houses back to life and…why not the whole estate while we were at it?

Twelve years after this idea was dreamt up. Sadly aunt Pili passed away at the age of 91, but, wherever she is now, she is sure to be sending the big-hearted, supportive strength of her spirit to us, and she is bound to be delighted to see our dream come true. Javier achieved impressive success and people from all over the world were able to enjoy the spirit of old Spain and the amazing nature of this place in a new hotel El Pocico!
Five generations

The history of El Pocico goes back about five generations with the Baños family. The Baños were a family of farm workers who began their relationship with this place in the early 19th century, when one young Baños started working as an “open door porter” for the Torrecillas farm, to the north of El Pocico, which at the time was included in that property. He was trying to avoid conscription at a time when King Ferdinand VII issued a military order to send troops to South America, where the wars of independence were breaking out. He lived in a cave where the country rural house is located today. After he got married, the cave became too small for his needs, and he built part of what is now the main house.

That was the origin of the residential complex, which was gradually established by subsequent generations according to their requirements. In the late seventies, El Pocico was made independent from the property of Torrecillas and came into the possession of Mrs. Pilar Martínez Palomo, while the Baños family remained there as sharecroppers until the late nineties.
Also, we are 22 kilometers away from the city of Murcia, whose Cathedral tower is the second tallest after that of Seville. Around the cathedral is the old town with the famous, magical streets of the Trapería, where you can find the former Casino designed by Bolarín in 1852, with its Moorish courtyard, excellent library, central courtyard, magnificent dance hall, and the beautiful ladies powder room, and the Platería, Plaza Santo Domingo, the Romea theater, and other tourist attractions.

The city is overlooked by the Cresta del Gallo peak in the Carrascoy mountain range, where the locals like to go and picnic at the spot called El Valle. About 30 kilometres south of El Pocico is the amazing city of Cartagena and the beach. This ancient city is not to be missed, particularly Carthago harbour, the Roman theater, the Military Castle, Isaac Peral’s submarine, the Town Hall, the Faro de Navidad lighthouse, and the beaches of Calblanque and La Cala. The Mar Menor salty lagoon and the town of San Pedro del Pinatar are also 30 km away by motorway. The town has Salinas (salt flats) and therapeutic waters to offer, as well as a long list of beaches, the most famous of which is La Manga, the strip of sand that separates the Mar Menor from the Mediterranean.

Corvera is a small village with just over 2,000 inhabitants largely involved in agricultural activities. This village offers a variety of restaurants (La Venta del Cojo, El Perillas, Los Cazadores, Las Pepinas…) so you can savour the local traditional dishes: paella, gachas migas, grilled meat and others.It also has a couple of excellent, atmospheric cake shops and two bars where visitors can have a nice cocktail or beer and play pool. Corvera’s Sunday street market offers wonderful, home-grown fresh produce.

Our rural accommodation complex is 2 kilometres (1.24 miles) from the little village of Corvera (Murcia), at the base of the Carrascoy mountain range, which contains a natural park with wonderful fauna. There is a particularly varied range of birds. The most prominent is the eagle owl, which likes to hunt in El Pocico, and also the golden eagle and the Bonelli’s eagle, which from time to time reveal themselves by taking flight from one of the nearby olive trees. Then there is the great tit, the long-tailed tit, the crested tit, the serin, the crossbill, the bearded vulture and more. And that is without forgetting the mammals: the rabbit, the fox, the wild boar, and other more elusive ones like the wildcat, the badger, and the weasel.

The surroundings
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