PROPERTY AT A GLANCE From the very first moment your eyes fall upon this unique and impressive country Finca style property amongst the fertile plains of a stunning valley, a unique landscape with a myriad of vineyards, olive groves, almond and citrus trees with views to the dramatic surrounding mountains you know you are in a truly special place, a place capable of stealing your heart forever and one that grants the owner a richly rewarding way of life in every way.
This beautiful and elegant property has recently been restored to a very high standard boasting fabulous workmanship and exceptional quality allowing the new owners to live with modern living requirements such as open plan living yet still appreciating the historic and charming elements with exposed natural stone wall features, high wood beamed ceilings, antique wooden doors, window shutters and even a historic water well.
The outside areas have been designed to enjoy Mediterranean living to the full for both children and adults alike with the sun-drenched pool as the centre point around which you are spoilt for choice with open and shaded terrace areas for entertaining, dining and relaxing that include the pool lounge, fully fitted summer kitchen with dining area, a stunning glazed summer lounge that opens onto the pool and terrace and a walled courtyard accessed from the formal dining room, areas that offer seamless indoor outdoor living requirements and include a children´s tree house, swing and play area. There is also an 80m2 arched Riu Rau which can be converted into extra accommodation or a gymnasium, office, games/cinema room, fitness rooms or to safely store custom bicycles, motorcycles etc.
Luxury modern living with the charm of a traditional Finca in an authentic picturesque setting that is your very own hidden private oasis where you can experience a typical authentic Spanish lifestyle in a beautiful rural location, discover the small bars with their local Spanish wines and their family-owned restaurants in the picturesque Spanish villages yet with the option of all the additional aspects of high end luxury lifestyle living a short drive away. This property gives you the best of both worlds!
Properties of this impeccable standard offering total privacy in a sought after country location very rarely come onto the market and viewing is essential.
The property was formerly owned by one of the sons of Donald Healey who founded Austin Healey, the British sports car brand in 1952.
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- South west facing, Stunning panoramic views
- 3 minutes walk to bars, restaurants and all amenities
- 10m x 5m Pool, Outside Pool shower, Ample terracing
- Pool casita with chillout lounge/dining area, fully fitted kitchen and wall mounted TV´s
- Glazed Summer lounge, Walled courtyard,
- Guest accommodation with dual entrance for privacy
- 2 Wood Burner Stoves, Gas Central Heating, Air Conditioning, Solar Pannels
- Mature Mediterranean gardens, Treehouse and Children´s Play area
- 80m2 Riu Rau for conversion into extra bedrooms, gymnasium, fitness area, office etc.
- Covered carport, open parking for at least 10 vehicles
PROPERTY DETAILS Located on a southwest facing flat plot this beautiful property has recently been restored to a very high standard with an impeccable and exceptional décor throughout both the interior and exterior. An impressive entrance with large antique wooden doors that open to a double glazed door entrance leading into the spacious main reception area with several seating areas that include a lounge with wood burning stove and TV, office and relax reading area, with wonderful features such as exposed stone walls, stone columns, bespoke display unit, wooden beams, window shutters and a historic water well, a light bright area perfect for large family gatherings and entertaining and with lighting features for night time ambience that includes ceiling lights, wall lights and a glass chandelier, another set of antique doors lead to the fully fitted kitchen with a window for natural light, a designer kitchen that is a chefs delight with ample storage, granite tops, high end appliances and a breakfast bar with casual seating area that leads to the formal dining area with a wood burning stove, a generous area with windows at one end and doors that open out to the walled courtyard perfect when hosting dinner parties, both the kitchen and dining room have many features in keeping with the traditional elements such as exposed stone walls and wooden beams and there is Travertine flooring throughout the lounge, dining room and kitchen. Back to the main reception area there is an antique door on one side that leads to the glazed summer lounge a spacious lounge with glass expanses allowing the natural light to flood in and one that can be used as another relax area with a wall mounted TV, doors open to the pool and terracing, from the summer lounge entrance there is a door that leads to the guest accommodation which includes a twin bedroom, a corridor leading to a family bathroom with bath, separate shower, a large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and with glass doors that lead to the terrace and pool, there is also a door in the guest accommodation that leads to the walled courtyard allowing for many privacy aspects when you have visitors staying, stairs from the main reception area lead to the upstairs level where you will find another double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath and separate shower plus the master bedroom with a separate dressing area, doors that lead to a large sun terrace from which to enjoy stunning uninterrupted views and an ensuite bathroom with bath and separate shower, again both bedrooms have many features including exposed natural stone walls and wooden beams, it is worth noting that all three bathrooms have windows for natural light and ventilation.
Externally the pool is the focus around the seamless indoor outdoor living areas which includes ample terracing for sunbathing, relaxing and alfresco dining, the pool lounge with open views offers a shaded lounge and dining area with two wall mounted TV´s and a fully fitted summer kitchen, with wonderful exterior design features to impress your guests that include stone arches, pillars and large circular portholes to give difference aspects and views and lighting to create the most magical ambience at night when entertaining family and friends. There is also a laundry/utility room and another room currently used for storage. The walled courtyard has a mature avocado tree which bears amazing fruit and there are steps that lead from the courtyard up to the sun terrace In addition you have other terrace areas, an alfresco dining terrace with a vine climbing around the wooden beam and post with wooden antique doors leading to what appears a secret garden area with a metal pergola and areas to meander where the new owner can enhance and create another entertainment area , garden areas with a variety of Mediterranean plants, shrubs and trees, for the children there is a tree house, swing and play area, a fenced off area to keep chickens and an outdoor dog pen, the 80m2 Riu Rau currently used for storage could be converted into extra accommodation perhaps for older independent family members or to create several uses such as an office, art studio, workshop, gymnasium, fitness rooms or to safely lock away expensive bicycles or motorbikes etc the choice is yours depending on your lifestyle requirements and needs. The plot is totally enclosed and secure, access is via automatic entrance gates leading to a covered carport and ample off-street parking for 10 plus vehicles, ample space to include a small boat or motor home with several vehicles. Many benefits include gas central heating, solar heated water, 5 hot and cold air conditioning units and 2 water deposit wells.
Whilst a much loved family home this property offers many investment opportunities for buyers looking to create a boutique B&B, luxury holiday rental, wedding venue or health/wellness retreat.
Viewing is a must.
LOCATION Only a 25-minute drive to the cosmopolitan Coastal city of Denia with the main ferry terminal giving access to the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Formentera Mallorca, and Menorca, and a 15 to 30-minute drive to the nearby coastal towns of Javea, Calpe, Moraira, Altea, Oliva, Gandia and an array of blue flag beaches and coves. A perfect combination in an area of outstanding natural beauty with its´ mixture of traditional Spanish culture combined with modern and luxurious living.
Come and discover an area that is home to sprawling and thriving vineyards that make award winning wines sold throughout Europe. Vineyards owned for generations by families whose incumbents still farm them in very much the same way as they always have. A wine growing region with an ancient history going back to the Moors who sent wines from Jalon to the Valencian Court and an area famous for its´ sweet dessert wine Mistela once favoured by the King of Spain. An area that is also a paradise for cyclists, walkers, hikers and lovers of nature.
This is a fantastic property for anyone who wishes for quality, style, privacy yet within walking distance to the local school, cafes, bars, restaurants and all the amenities. Jalon (Xalo in Valencia) is a lovely picturesque town in the stunning Jalon Valley widely known as the valley of wine (Vall de Pop). Being the biggest of all the villages in the valley Jalon has an array of various shops including artisan, a large supermarket (Mas y Mas), excellent butchers who make their own sausages with recipes handed down from generation to generation, bars, restaurants, cafes, pharmacy, local and international medical centres, bakeries selling cakes and pastries made from the local almonds to the famous savoury Bollas a type of pizza made with peas, several bodegas offering Moscatell a semi sweet wine which has won national and international awards, Mistela a dessert wine once a favourite of the King of Spain, cavas, full bodied reds and various whites all which can be tasted for free before purchase, plus locally made olive oil.
Jalon is also famous for its Saturday Rastro market which is huge and diverse in what bargains you can find and purchase. In the Old Square of Jalon, Plaza Major, there is a fountain around which there is an open market held on Tuesday mornings and artisan markets held on certain Saturdays throughout the year. Seen from the square is the famous Jalon Church with its blue dome.
Jalon was under Arabic domination for over five hundred years. The Arabians built two castles, one for the Solana (the Aixa) and another in the Bernia. Both fortresses controlled the Jalon Valley and the numerous settlers. The Arabians left behind the typical house style, for which Jalon is famous today, i.e. houses of stone and old bricks with large wooden doors as well as decorated walls.
The Arabic culture influenced life in Jalon up to its final displacement in the year 1609. After that, the trade with raisins became the major economic activity. Many farmers from Majorca settled in Jalon in the 18th and 19th centuries and started cultivating the land, concentrating on grapes and raisin production. Jalon hosts several “Fiestas” in particular the first two weeks in August with bull running, live music, dancing, fireworks and the third week in October which is the local Paella Fiesta.
There are local Spanish schools in Jalon and private International Schools within a short 20-minute drive that also offer a school bus service. Jalon has a sports centre and the area is both a walker and cyclists delight with routes for all levels. Horse riding, and golf are also activities that are within easy reach of Jalon. There is also an outdoor communal swimming pool open in the summer months for the locals to meet and enjoy. In late January, the whole of the Jalon valley floor is covered with a pink and white carpet of scented almond blossom attracting visitors from all over. You´ll find that time and life in Jalon is not measured by a clock but by the slow ever-changing colours of the beautiful countryside.
Despite its semi-rural setting access to Jalon remains easy thanks to the AP-7 motorway being within 5-10 minutes. Alicante airport is 1hr away and Valencia airport 1hr 10 mins. There is also a local bus service from Jalon to the city of Denia which passes through the villages on route, there is also a direct bus service from Denia to Valencia and from Denia you have a ferry service to Ibiza, Formentera, and Mallorca.
Another reason for buying here is the more stable population with year-round activity, compared to the coast which is more transient and seasonal. Many people also relocate to this area from various parts of Europe for the "Golf" and you are spoilt for choice with the various Golf courses nearby.
Northern Costa Blanca also features some of the aspects people most associate with Spain, olive groves, almond groves, vineyards, fertile valleys, and picturesque Spanish villages. The 15 minute car journey from the coast taking you through the Jalon Valley and the Orba Valley with the most stunning and breath-taking landscapes offers you a taste of "Real Spain", an area dubbed Costa Blanca´s “Jewel in the Crown” by the British travel press. With a wealth of local Beaches and beautiful inland scenery, the Costa Blanca has the best all year-round temperatures and the climate is recognised as one of the best in the world by the World Health Organisation.
With on average 320 days of sunshine per year no wonder people from various parts of Europe are attracted to buying property here.
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