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Magnificent Old Country Estate Set In Spectacular Mountains Near To Sea - Casa Andrago (sleeps 8 - 11)

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Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Casa Andrago (sleeps 8 - 11)

5 bedrooms (3 twins, 2 singles)

Twin beds can be put together to make King sized double beds.

Full bathroom with bidet.

Lavish shower room with bidet.

Full kitchen with oven and hob, extractor, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and freezer, coffee maker, toaster.

Large lounge area and dining area with seating for eight in each.

Central heating for winter use.

Air conditioning available in all bedrooms at extra cost.

Private shaded terrace with spectacular views.

Terrace furniture.

Satellite television.

DVD, Hi Fi and VCR systems.

DVD, CD and Video library.

Free high speed WiFi internet access.

Furnished and decorated with fascinating and colourful items from the owners art and antique farm implement collections.

Sleeps 11 with the provision of three extra beds/cots.

More Details

About the property

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Finca La Asmoladora is a magnificent old country estate in the middle of sixteen acres of almond, olive, vine and orange terraces: a stunning property in a spectacular location with panoramic mountain views. It is a haven of rural beauty, peace and quiet close to the unspoilt pueblo of Parcent - 'paradise between mountains' - but only 30 minutes' easy drive from the renowned beach resorts of Javea, Denia and Moraira. The finca is set up to accommodate groups from 2 to 16 people in Casa Andrago, a superb five bedroom house sleeping eight, and in three charming Casitas, each sleeping two or four. With the provision of extra beds/cots the finca can, however, accommodate up to 20 people. All the finca’s accommodation is arranged around an attractive stone paved courtyard and walled sculpture garden. Casa Andrago is made up of an interconnected Guest House and Tower, each sleeping four, which can be rented separately.

About the Owner

Derek Cornthwaite
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
25 January, 2017

About Derek Cornthwaite

Derek and his fiancee, Penny de B Cookson, are British. Derek lived internationally for many years in the UK, Hong Kong, the USA and Canada - during which time he also became a Canadian citizen. For ten years he was Chairman of a company involved in agriculture in Spain - so is familar with all parts of Spain. Penny is a linguist. She speaks Spanish and French as well as Portuguese, German and Japanese. She taught languages until she retired as an Oxford Fellow and college administrator a couple of years ago. Both are interested in Opera, Ballet and Theatre and in international travel. Penny is also interested in archaeology particularly of the Roman period. They love Spain and its fascinating history and make it their main home. They also have small homes in Oxford and the Peak National Park in the UK and an apartment on Lake Como in Italy. They run Finca La Asmoladora together as a hobby - life style business.

Derek Cornthwaite purchased this villa in 1999

Why Derek Cornthwaite chose La Marina Alta

About 17 years ago, Derek and his late wife, Pam, searched for a large old finca estate to use as their Spanish home for part of the year. They found Finca La Asmoladora at the mountain end of the beautiful Jalon valley. It was Valentine’s Day and all its hundreds of almond trees were covered in incredible pink and white blossom - the finca looked idyllic. They fell in love with its charm, its history which dates back to Roman times, its terraces of almonds, oranges, vines and olives, its spectacular location with mountains on three sides and its perfect peace and tranquility

They recognised that the finca, which had been neglected for a number of years, could be gradually converted into the spectacular and lovely country estate for themselves and their guests that it is today. Sadly Pam died some time ago. But their project of careful and sympathetic restoration and improvement which started that February day long ago, continues today as an active and ongoing project of love for Derek and Penny.

What makes this villa unique

The finca is an excellent and unique base for groups large and small to combine sea, beach and sporting activities with riding (horses or mountain bikes), walking, biking, climbing, driving or just roaming the surrounding mountains. The finca has its own excellent hard surface tennis court, basketball and outdoor table tennis facilities - racquets/bats/balls all provided. There are also rentable mountain bikes. The valleys lined with fruit and almond trees - an endless sea of pink/ white blossom in spring - and the unspoiled mountain pueblos are a delight to explore. There are two safari parks a short drive from the finca and 45 mins away, a wide variety of theme parks in Benidorm. The family resorts of Javea and Denia - 30 mins away - both have a wide variety of beaches, coves and caves to explore and fascinating historic centers.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Reservatiom start and end any day of the week.
Casa Andrago and the three Casitas can only be rented in the Summer season, 15 July to 25 August, as part of a rental of the whole of Finca La Asmoladora They cannot be rented separately.
All reservations of the whole of Finca La Asmoladora 15 July to 25 August must start and end on a Saturday.
A deposit is required to confirm a reservation. The balance is due 2 weeks before the reservation commences.
Small contribution charges are made to help defray the cost of final cleaning. A small charge is made for extra beds and cots supplied.
Notes on prices:
Prices shown for Studio and One Bedroom Casitas are prices for the Studio Casita. Prices for One Bedroom Casita are higher. Price per night are pro-rata. Reservations are only accepted for the whole of Finca La Asmoladora 15/7 to 27/8/2016 and must start and end on a Saturday. Three night minimum at other times of the year. Special pricing for Xmas, New Year and Easter periods. Small contribution charges applied to help defray the cost of laundering and final cleaning. Long lets considered.

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Location

From the Owner

About 17 years ago, Derek and his late wife, Pam, searched for a large old finca estate to use as their Spanish home for part of the year. They found Finca La Asmoladora at the mountain end of the beautiful Jalon valley. It was Valentine’s Day and all its hundreds of almond trees were covered in incredible pink and white blossom - the finca looked idyllic. They fell in love with its charm, its history which dates back to Roman times, its terraces of almonds, oranges, vines and olives, its spectacular location with mountains on three sides and its perfect peace and tranquility They recognised that the finca, which had been neglected for a number of years, could be gradually converted into the spectacular and lovely country estate for themselves and their guests that it is today. Sadly Pam died some time ago. But their project of careful and sympathetic restoration and improvement which started that February day long ago, continues today as an active and ongoing project of love for Derek and Penny.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Alicante or Valencia at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Parcent or Alcalali at 1.6 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Sella, Denia at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gandia at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : AP7 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Castellvi Restaurant at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Teruel area at 120 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Denia or Javea at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Surrounded by spectacular mountains on three sides and at the center of the best rock climbing area in Spain, La Asmoladora is superbly located for all mountain based activities. It is an ideal base for climbers, walkers and cyclists. But is near to superb beaches.

Equally an ideal base for searching for property to purchase in the Jalon valley and nearby coastal area.

Coast/Beach:

About 25 minutes easy drive from the excellent beaches of the family coastal resorts, Denia, Javea and Moraira.

Travel:

Alicante and Valencia airports each about 95 km/75 minutes easy drive away, mostly by motorway. A car is essential.

Distances:

The small villages of Parcent and Alcalali are just over 1km away. The historic cities of Alicante and Valencia are 75 minutes away.

Further Details:

There are at least 10 restaurants plus bars, bakeries and a small supermarket within 1.5km of the finca. Large supermarkets are 8 minutes away.

The Terra Mitica theme park in Benidorm is 35 minutes away.

The fascinating fortified pueblo of Guadalest is 1 hour away. There is a dinner-dance restaurant and a Flamenco restaurant 40 minutes away.

There are several international class golf courses within an hour.

Facilities

From the Owner

The finca is an excellent and unique base for groups large and small to combine sea, beach and sporting activities with riding (horses or mountain bikes), walking, biking, climbing, driving or just roaming the surrounding mountains. The finca has its own excellent hard surface tennis court, basketball and outdoor table tennis facilities - racquets/bats/balls all provided. There are also rentable mountain bikes. The valleys lined with fruit and almond trees - an endless sea of pink/ white blossom in spring - and the unspoiled mountain pueblos are a delight to explore. There are two safari parks a short drive from the finca and 45 mins away, a wide variety of theme parks in Benidorm. The family resorts of Javea and Denia - 30 mins away - both have a wide variety of beaches, coves and caves to explore and fascinating historic centers.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Dining

  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5

Outside

  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Casa Andrago comprises the finca's Guest House and Tower each sleeping 4. The two parts can be rented separately. Extra single beds, children's bed, cots.cribs and high chairs available. Fans provided for summer use. Air conditioning is available at extra cost in all bedrooms and sleeping areas. Ideal for children. Washing machines, drying area,, irons and ironing boards. Outside: Vast tiled pool and BBQ terrace shadded by palm and other trees. Huge pool sized for 36 people. Covered BBQ area with dining for 24 - 8 under cover. Sunbeds for 16. Tennis court. Hard tennis court. Outdoor table tennis. Basketball facilities. Mountain bikes available for rent. Pretty walled sculpture garden. Delighful stone paved courtyard with mosaic tables/seating. 16 acres of terraced grounds including a wilderness area. Historic Roman ruins. Many walks on the finca's own land.

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