Shepherd's Rest

Shepherd's Rest

Shepherd's Rest is a family owned Retreat Venue in the mountain village of Oria, situated in the Province of Almeria, Southern Spain. In 2015 as a family of 5, we decided to move somewhere that would allow us to spend more time outside and quality time together, which Spanish culture provides. Two years later we became a family of 6 ! As a family we have found the move to be positive for everyone. The open spaces, small village school, and the tranquil environment offer peace of mind & safety for our children to grow in confidence, enjoying the beauty of living in open rural surroundings.

Since we arrived we have bought & renovated an old farmhouse (over 200 years old), and the attached out-buildings. We have now turned these empty shells into comfortable, rustic accommodation for our family and guests to enjoy.  At the end of 2018 we recieved our 'Casa Rural'  licence that allowed our business to start.

There are handful of bar/restaurants and shops in the village, along with a bakery, butchers, cash point & post office. Oria has it's own village pool, which is free to use during July & August. Oria village is built around the ruins of a Muslim citadel. There is a market every Sunday in the plaza in front of Church 'Basílica de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes', which was completed in 1779. Religious or not it is well worth a visit.

At Shepherd's Rest we run events and co-host retreats, which can include activities such as Yoga, Horse riding, Meditation, Dance,  Art, and much more. We are open to ideas and flexible with the scheduling and planning of events. We are also a holiday venue, opening our doors to welcome families, couples, friends, and adventurers. Pets welcome if arranged when booking.

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