Quiet getaway with private pool and stunning views; close to blue flag beaches.
Beautiful and charming villa. Four bedrooms, one of which is self contained. The villa is beautifully furnished and has everything for a relaxing stay. It is located in an exclusive estate with gated 24 hours security, 5kms from Gandia. The villa lies at the end of a road and therefore is very secluded and tranquil. There are covered terraces and large open terraces included one around the 8m x 4m private swimming pool. The garden is terraced with typical mediterranean planting.
The main bedroom has a double (king size) bed with mountain views and doors onto a covered terrace. There are a further two bedrooms on the same level, one with double (king size) bed and one with two twin beds. These rooms look out over mountains. There are two bathrooms on this level, one with a bath and one with a shower. The fourth bedroom (apartment) is on the lower level of the villa and has double bed and sofa bed. It has a kettle and coffee making machine and a small fridge. The apartment also benefits from a large bathroom with bath and shower.
The villa has a comfortable and cosy lounge with wood burner and dining annexe. There is a modern kitchen with ample storage/cupboard space and worktops. The kitchen is well equipped with Bosch electric hob,oven and dishwasher, and a large american style fridge-freezer. There is an electric kettle, toaster, sandwich maker, coffee machine and juicer (for all those oranges) . Off the kitchen there is a well designed utility area and cloakroom. There is a good range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cookware and even recipe books if you want to take a break from the many wonderful and good value restaurants in and around Gandia.
The Villa is accessed through electric gates with intercom security leading up to a covered car port. From the top of the drive steps go off in several directions, to the front door, to the bedroom terrace and to the rear door and terraced garden.
The garden is designed for relaxing and peaceful contemplation. There are outdoor tables and chairs with loungers around the pool. On the pool terrace there is a covered gazebo for shaded sitting. There are lights all over the garden to enable you to sit outside for as long as you want as the warm balmy evenings turn to night.
Around the villa there are mountain walks within the vicinity, beautiful and serene. There is a visitors' centre at La Drova which is a few kilometres up the road and into the hills. A bit further and you will come to the lovely traditional mountain village of Barx. Take a step back to sample the quieter traditional ways of Spanish live. Barx has some basic services; a pharmacist, small grocers,butchers and cafes/bars.
A short 6 km drive in the other direction and you will arrive in Gandia which has all the commercial and retail services you need. It is very Spanish with few English tourists. A lovely town, not brash and in your face, but take the time to seek out it treasures and and it will captivate you and keep you coming back for more. A short 2 kms from the old town is Gandia beach and port. The beach is generally recognised as one of the best and number one for Spanish tourists particularly from Madrid. There are kilometres of sand with well developed blue flag beaches and a short distance south around Oliva there are undeveloped sand dune beaches where even in August you can easily avoid the crowds.
La Safor is the real Spain. There are endless places to visit within a short drive time. The castle town of Xativa and the monastery at Simat are two of our favourites.
At the bottom of the road by the entrance to Montepino there is a bus stop with a service to Gandia town centre. There are regular trains from Gandia to Valencia with a 55 minute journey time.
Montepino is an exclusive urbanisation renowned for its breath-taking views, the convenience of its location and the seclusion of its properties.
The estate is located some ten minutes’ drive inland from Gandia and is half way up the magnificent mountain of Monduber (height 847m approx. 2,500ft). The ancient village of Barx with its shops, restaurants and traditional life is some 4 kilometres away, whilst the award winning Blue Flag beaches along Gandia’s coastline can be reached within fifteen minutes. Gandia is 6km away and has all the srevices you will require.
The Gandia area is known as La Safor and is a beautiful region located on the mid-eastern seaboard of Spain, almost adjacent to the Baleric Islands and south of Valencia (Spain’s third largest city). La Safor is on the cusp of the northern Costa Blanca and the southern part of the Costa del Azahar. The capital is Gandia a busy and cosmopolitan town surrounded by a number of delightful smaller towns, villages ad estates that extend inland and along the stunning coast of golden, Blue Flag beaches.
La Safor is one of the few remaining traditionally Spanish areas along the east coast and has managed to avoid the ‘concrete jungle’ type developments of elsewhere. In fact, Gandia has only around 300 UK residents, illustrating its unknown nature, despite its superb beaches, first class communications and infrastructure. However, it is not unknown to Spaniards; it is the number one beach destination for holidaymakers from Madrid.
The nearest town to the villa is Gandia. This is a gem, off the traditional tourist map but well known to Spanish tourists particularly those from Madrid who head to Gandia’s beaches each summer.
Gandia lies 65 km south of Valencia and 116 km north of Alicante. Gandia is the second largest city in the Province de Valencia and is the focal point of the region known as La Safor, which is made up of 31 municipalities and over 150,000 inhabitants.
The nearest international airports are at Valencia (75km) and Alicante (125km).
The toll motorway AP7/E15 runs close to Gandia with exit no 61 from the south and exit no 60 from the north connecting to the national route N-332 linking all towns along the coast. The N332 effectively operates as a ring road around Gandia. Access to the villa is off the N332 to the CV675 towards Barx.
Valencia city centre is about a 60 km drive. Alternatively you can catch a train from Gandia station (two per hour) straight to the city central station in Valencia. The train takes approximately 55 minutes.
Gandia is a very traditional working Spanish town. It has always been popular with Spanish tourists but is increasingly attracting tourists from further afield. It has a good range of traditional shops situated along the two main shopping streets which run parallel to each other, Carrer Major and Carrer Duc Carles de Borja.
We particularly like the nearby ‘boulevard’, Passeig de les Germaines, with shops down each side and a large central promenade shaded by trees and interspersed with fountains and benches. This is a good place to stop and have a coffee or tapas. Around the cathedral square (Placa Major) and its surrounding alleys there are many excellent cafes and bars and sitting out areas. Our favourite is Bar Plaza where you can easily have lunch for less than €10.
At the bottom (eastern) end of Passeig de les Germaines there is a footbridge that crosses the river and proceeds into a large car park which is the site of the Saturday market.
There are many supermarkets in the town with Mercadona, Consum, Lidl and Aldi all well represented and offering excellent value. There is a huge Carrefour across in the commercial area with a incredibly wide range of groceries and household goods.
Playa de Gandia has about 6km of blue flag beaches. The main northern beach is the most developed with hotels, cafes, tourist shops and night clubs; the African art shop is always worth a visit. It is a lovely clean and well maintained beach with kilometres of golden sand with excellent facilities including beach cafes and a promenade for walking or cycling (there are bike hire facilities).
To the north there is Playa Can and Playa de l’Ahuir (dog and naturalist beaches respectively). The section midway between the main tourist beach, La Playa Norte and the next resort Xeraco is particularly beautiful and will be quieter than the Playa Norte. At the Xeraco end there is a popular beach café. The beaches are backed by sand dunes, have good coastal vistas and stunning views inland to the mountains. Keep heading north and you will come to the resort of Cullera easily reached by road or rail.
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