Property and local area description
Decription of villa
Set in half an acre of gently sloping hillside on the edge of a quiet exclusive gated community, this luxurious and spacious 4-bedroomed, 5-bathroomed villa with its 8 x 4 metre pool can sleep 8 in comfort (max 9). Alternatively it can be let as a large 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa and a self-contained 1-bedroom apartment with its own entrance, bathroom and kitchen. The property has been tastefully furnished and equipped to a very high standard making it a very comfortable home to enjoy its facilities and the surrounding beauty of its location as well as well as a good base for easy access to Valencia and the beaches of the Costa del Azahar
The villa is tiled and centrally heated throughout, and all bedrooms and living spaces in the main villa are air-conditioned. There is a utility room with laundry facilities and a shower and changing room for pool users. Both the pool terrace and the covered first-floor terraces are ideal for alfresco dining whilst absorbing the view. In this peaceful rural setting, it is easy to forget that you are only 3 km from the motorway and the town of Alberic, and 30 minutes from Valencia which is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting cities in Europe.
Bedroom one has a separate dressing area with copious built-in wardrobes, large en-suite bathroom and terrace with outstanding views. Bedroom 4 is within the apartment which can be linked to, or separate from the main villa. All bedrooms have large, built-in wardrobes, and all enjoy superb views over mountains and orange groves. Bed linen is provided
Bathroom 1 is en-suite to the master bedroom and has double washbasins with marble surround, and has a large separate shower enclosure as well as a shower over the bath. Bathroom 5 is a large shower room and pool changing area.
The apartment is ideal either for young people or for those with restricted mobility since it is on a level with the pool terrace as well as having its own cooking facilities, including a further fridge/freezer, electric oven and ceramic hob, and dining area.
In addition to its large double garage, the villa has a private walled car parking for ten or more cars
Local places of interest
The villa is ideally situated for golf, with many prestigious courses within the Valencia area, as well as many other activities such as fishing, cycling, swimming, walking, horse-riding, mountain-biking and sightseeing, or simply relaxing by the pool or enjoying the local countryside and places of interest. The villa also offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding orange groves and mountains from all living spaces, bedrooms and terraces.
Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, is just 30 minutes away. Within it are the amazing City of Arts and Sciences and the Americas Cup Harbour. Together with the city’s new Monaco-style Grand Prix motor-racing circuit, its nightlife, restaurants, historic, cultural and shopping centres, these make Valencia one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in Europe. Nearer at hand is the town of Xativa with its magnificent castle perched high on the hill, its fountains, shaded avenues and fascinating shops. To the west, we reach the village of Tous, before crossing the dam on the Riu Xuquer and heading into the mountains.
To the east is the Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast) with its wonderful beaches, and the l’Albufera Nature Reserve, separated from the blue flag beaches and crystal clear Mediterranean sea by just a thin strip of land. As well as being the second largest nature reserve in Spain, with over 250 species of birds recorded, l’Albufera is renowned for its local restaurants, each trying to outdo each other with the magnificence of its Paella Valenciana. A boat-ride on the Albufera is a wonderful way of observing spectacular sunsets over the lake.
Other points of interest
There are a number of fine beaches within a 30-40 minute drive of the villa, varying in popularity from the popular and fairly commercialised, such as Tavernes, to the unspoilt such as El Salir and its neighbours. Much closer at hand and providing excellent swimming is the river at the nearby village of Antella.
The Valencia area possesses many first class golf courses, such as El Parador del Saler which is only 30 minutes away, Club de Golf Oliva Nova, El Bosque Golf and Country Club, and El Escorpion Golf.
Less than 2 hours drive from Valencia, the inexpensive ski resort of Teruel, makes an ideal day trip from the city. Alternatively, you can take a 2-part holiday - a week say staying in Teruel and a week or so at the Villa, enjoying not only the wonders of Valencia, but also the reduced low-season prices. Better still perhaps for those who like to ski all year, just one hour driving North West from Valencia, Aramón Javalambres modern snowmaking system guarantees skiing throughout the entire season.
Americas Cup and Formula One Motor racing:
Because of the ease of access to the Americas Cup yacht harbour and the Formula One Grand Prix motor racing circuit, the villa is ideally situated for those involved in either of those activities, either as professionals or as spectators.