4 Bedroom (Sleeps 8) Villa in Valencia

Beautiful villa with a private pool and stunning mountain views in La Drova near Gandia. Wonderful hikes on your doorstep, short walk to local village and short drive to long sandy beaches. Short train ride to Valencia.

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Paul Royston
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Property Type: Villa
Location: Valencia
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum nights stay: 5
Low season price per night: £200
High season price per night: £280
Average price per night:£250
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Villa with private pool and stunning mountain views. Beautifully designed and high specification villa with flowing living space. Stunning views with direct access to nature and short walk to local mountain village. The coast is a short drive away with beautiful sandy beaches. Short train ride to Valencia.

The villa has four bedrooms, a large open plan living/dining room, kitchen, two bathrooms, cloakroom and games room. The first-floor master bedroom suite comprises bedroom with one king-size bed, a dressing room and large bathroom . There is air-conditioning in the lounge-dining room and all the bedrooms.

There is a well-equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer, electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, washing machine and an extensive range of cooking and dining ware.

All the bedrooms are south facing with stunning views, as is the lounge/dining which leads directly onto a covered terrace comprising seating and dining areas. All windows have mosquito nets and electric shutters.

There is a swimming pool and surrounding terrace with sun loungers, additional table and chairs and barbecue. Shady and sunny sitting areas for all times of the day.

The villa sits at the top of the valley and has stunning views with mountains all around. There is direct access to wonderful walking country. From the front door a track can be followed to the summit of Mont Monduver where the mediterranean sunrise can be viewed. With clear visibility the view extends along the coastline, north to Valencia and the mountains beyond and south to Javea (Xabia), and to the east Ibiza.

The villa is located in La Drova, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our local village is Barx is a five-minute drive or twenty-minute walk away. Barx has a butchers, bakers, supermarkets, pharmacy, wine shop/bar, tobacconist, cafes, bars and a cash machine, as well as dentist, doctors' surgery and gym.

On entering La Drova from Gandia there is a tourist centre and car park on the right which is well worth a visit. Make sure you step up to the viewing platform which gives you a vista all the way down to the Mediterranean, something you don’t see from the road.

Our local town is Gandia, a fifteen-minute drive through the orange groves of Marxuquera. It is a traditional Spanish working town unspoilt by tourism. It has all the facilities you could want. Gandia is a gem of a town, off the international tourist map but well known to Spanish tourists particularly those from Madrid who head to Gandia’s beaches each summer. Gandia lies 55 km south of Valencia and 115 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.

The nearest international airports are at Valencia (75 km) and Alicante (125 km).

The 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. The junctions lie between the two N332 road tunnels, so the Barx exit is always the one immediately after the tunnel regardless of your direction of travel.

Gandia is the commercial centre of La Safor and has all of the services that you need. It 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.

Gandia has been an important commercial and cultural centre for centuries and was home to the Borja family. There are many historical buildings of note including the Palau Ducal dels Borja and the cathedral, Collegiate Basilica of Gandia. Around the cathedral square (Placa Major) and surrounding alleys there are many excellent cafes and bars and sitting out areas.
The Rio Serpis runs close to the square and main shopping streets. It is pleasant to stroll along part of its promenades or you can drive across to get to the commercial areas outside of the town centre.

There are many supermarkets in the town with Mercadona, Consum, Lidl and Aldi well represented and offering good value. There is a huge Carrefour across in the commercial area and this has the full range of groceries and household goods.

Valencia city centre is about a 55 km drive (45 minutes). 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 station is a few minutes’ walk from the centre. There is parking at the station for €5 per day. Opposite the station is the tourist office with English speaking staff.

Gandia is really two places, town and beach. The beach lies about 3km from the town and this represents a win-win situation; the town retains its charm and culture and the beach functions as a popular tourist resort.

There are pleasant walks around the marina and along the promenade. We recommend you walk to the end of the harbour jetty for exceptional views back across Gandia and the mountains behind and up and down the coast. We have seen dolphins when walking along the jetty.

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; 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 and electric scooter hiring 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 bar/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.

Going south there is Grau de Gandia, this is the old port area which still has a working fishing fleet and warehouses. Between it and the beach is the marina, Club Nautico, with berths for about 400 boats. There is a fish auction on Friday.

Further inland and a short drive from Barx you will come to Simat with its huge monastery. As you come down the mountains into the valley you can head to the commercial town of Alzira or the tourist town of Xtiva with its stunning castle and views (well worth the effort to walk up to it).

Back on the coast there is easy access to the Costa Blanca resorts such as Denia, Javea and Moraira and the beautiful coastline in between. There is a ferry from Denia to Ibiza, and also a service which operates from Grau de Gandia in the summer.

The jewel in the crown is Valencia, Spain’s third largest city and many people’s favourite. It is only a 50 minute drive or 55 minutes on the train from Gandia. It is well worth a visit. Be warned, in the height of summer it is likely to be very hot..

10 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Wonderful Stay in a Beautiful Part of Spain

By Chris Room on 21-Oct-2023

We had a wonderful stay at the villa in La Drova. It's perfectly situated with wonderful mountain views and access to some incredible walks and scenery. We particularly enjoyed the walk into Barx for a morning coffee. Inside the villa is beautiful and the communal areas spilling out onto the large terraces are perfect for nice dinners in the evening. The pool area is perfectly proportioned and gets the sun most of the day. It's 20 minutes down the mountain - an epic drive - to Gandia and it's excellent beaches. Wonderful stay and would 100% return!

Owner response on 31-Oct-2023

Hi Chris Many thanks for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the villa and your walks to Barx. We would be delighted to welcome you back to this beautiful and authentic part of Spain. Best wishes Paul and Frances.

Wonderful villa with the most stunning views!

By Kerry R on 06-May-2023

We were fortunate to spend a week at this beautiful villa and had the most wonderful family holiday. The villa is very spacious with everything we could possibly have needed, from a Nespresso machine to a high spec bbq! The terrace at first floor is really spectacular and has the most beautiful mountain views. We spent many happy hours enjoying a glass of wine or al fresco meal on the terrace. Below is a pool area which caters for both sun worshipers and those who prefer being in the shade with a range of high quality and comfy sun loungers, chairs and tables as well as parasols. We enjoyed going on morning walks through the scenic countryside to Barx for a coffee and fresh bread. The villa is also only 20 minutes away from Gandía where our daughter loved the long sandy beach and we had some delicious local tapas in the main square. Paul is a great host, he was very helpful and promptly responded to our emails. We would not hesitate to recommend the villa to our family and friends and would really love to visit again! We’ll definitely be back!

Owner response on 23-Oct-2023

Hi Kerry Many thanks for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the villa, the walks through the woods to Barx and that your daughter loved the sandy beach at Playa Gandia. We would be very happy to welcome you back anytime. Paul and Frances.

The PERFECT family villa

By Charlotte Barton on 23-Sep-2023

We loved the villa, it was just perfect for our family, and our friends and their children. The villa could more than accomodate us, with plenty of space to socialise and relax. I realised that this was the first season for the villa, and you can definitely tell, in that the bedding, towels, sun loungers and furniture and kitchen are in immaculate condition - I wouldn't be suprised if everything was new! One of my favourite parts to the holiday was eating al fresco in the dining area on the large balcony, overlooking the most incredible view of the mountains. During the day we enjoyed relaxing by the pool, there were areas for the sun seekers as well as shade for the little ones. I loved how quiet and peaceful the villa was, yet we were in walking distance of Barx (5 minute drive/20 minute walk), where we visited for drinks and lunch and Gandia (20 minute drive) where we visited for the most beautiful sandy beach and also enjoyed lunch and Valencia (1 hour drive), where we took a day trip to the largest aquarium in Europe, and we also visited the Old Town. We will definitely be visiting again!!!

Owner response on 18-Oct-2023

Hi Charlotte, Many thanks for your review and we are so pleased you and your friends and the little ones had a great time. We also love the covered terrace (good shade from the sun) and it becomes our 'go to' living space when we are there. We are glad you got out and about. It is very tempting to sit by the pool and soak in the views. We treat Barx, Gandia and Valencia are our local village, town and city and enjoy everything they have to offer. We would be delighted to welcome you back.


03/05/2024-29/06/2024 May/June £250 per night
01/09/2023-28/09/2023 September £200 per night
29/09/2023-26/10/2023 October £200 per night
27/10/2023-21/12/2023 November/December £200 per night
22/12/2023-04/01/2024 Christmas/New Year £300 per night
05/01/2024-31/04/2024 Jan-April £200 per night
01/05/2024-30/06/2024 May-June £250 per night
01/07/2024-31/08/2024 Jul-Aug £280 per night
01/09/2024-21/12/2024 Sept-Dec £200 per night



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Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Games Room
Pool Table
Private Pool
Water Sports Equipment


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