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Restored Andalusian Style "Casa Rural" with Private Pool Set in Olive Grove

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Villa near Chella, Xativa, Costa del Azahar, Spain - Peaceful Rural Location yet Convenient for Historic City of Xativa and National Parks

Attractive restored, rural villa, set in 2.5 acres of olive groves and gardens of owner’s country house.

Registered as a "vivienda turistica" in Valencia.

Registration no. VT-35666-V.

Stunning large raised pool for sole use by guests. The 8m x 5m pool has spacious raised sun terraces with stunning views over the national park and distant mountains. The pool area is not overlooked, walled for privacy but without obscuring the stunning views. There are covered outdoor dining areas and an outdoor summer kitchen area with sink, hob, barbecue and paella ring. The private garden/play area has swings and games court. Good road links to the surrounding area/beaches, including numerous local villages and historic Xativa with hilltop castle, Cheste race track and rail links to Valencia city. The village of Chella has all amenities including supermarket, bakers, butchers, chemist, banks, bars and restaurants, with additional facilities in the neighbouring villages. A number of beaches can be reached in under 1 hour, or why not try the Anna Lake natural pools with waterfall.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear John and Jane, thank you for everything. I have liked everything here from the dogs to the swimming pool. I have found this holiday relaxing and very enjoyable, in fact I think this is the most fun holiday I have ever had.

From Alexander Blackburn Age 10.

You deserve to do well here, the package you offer is the best we have experienced in many years of renting villas in Spain. The cleanliness and condition of your property combined with your knowledge of the area would make anyone feel at home in Villa Nirvana. David, Carroll Swindon.



Nirvana it certainly is! We have had a wonderful time and congratulate you on creating a fantastic villa in a wonderful location. The paella was to die for! We will be back! Andy and Lori

We wanted a relaxing 2 weeks in the sun and that's what we got. You totally respected our privacy but always there if needed. Rose, Steve and Nick
Jun 2007
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8 Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Get away from it all for a peaceful and relaxing stay in Villa Nirvana. The description was accurate regarding the location, layout and facilities. The property was clean and very spacious for a family of four. The owners were on hand if we needed anything but also gave us our privacy. We enjoyed visiting the dinosaur footprints near Bicorp and the boating lake with natural spring in Anna. Florencio in Chella was our favourite restaurant for authentic Spanish food and surroundings. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. Thank you for a wonderful holiday in rural Spain.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous and idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a relaxing and very enjoyable stay at Villa Nirvana. The location is sublime and the views stunning. The villa is perfect, clean and well-equipped and the pool is lovely, affording views across the hills. Valencia is a simple train ride away, well worth a day trip, and the beautiful beaches of Gandia are only an hour away on excellent roads. John and Jane were always available to offer advice and dogs were regular visitors (Willy was a big hit). We had several meals at La Martina in Chella, where the service and hospitality were excellent. I would highly recommend Nirvana as a perfect getway.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your holiday at Nirvana and the welcoming atmosphere in Chella. Thank you for your comments The villa offers a relaxing escape in an outstanding natural environment while in easy reach of a variety of activities to suit all ages and interests.
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Love escape, friendly hosts!

  • 4 of 5

The property is set within the hills of Chella and can be found up a rustic dirt road where there are a few villas scattered. The lovely home from home is set within the owners grounds, where you are visited by their friendly family pets. The pool is elevated and the views stunning.

The accommodation was simple, clean and comfortable and the friendly owners were excellent hosts, with nothing too much trouble. They provided us with lots of information of things to do whilst we were there. Handy with their property just next door.

A lovely rural retreat, but if complete isolation and privacy is what you are after, then note this villa is attached to the owners, so you will bump in to them (not a problem as they are super lovely)

Thanks for a lovely holiday - the boys still ask about your dogs and we have fantastic memories. The people of Chella are so lovely!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments about your holiday with us at Nirvana last year. We are glad that you all had a great experience and aim to provide an environment where we are available for any advice or help you need but respectful of your privacy. The 10 minute drive from the village is on a 3m wide tarmac road and does have about 50 metres of gravel track as it enters our gates towards the villa.
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Fantastic villa in great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a really wonderful time at villa Nirvana and would recommend highly to any holiday goers. The villa has everything you need and more and the pool and outside areas are terrific.

The owners John and Jane live on the plot and are always available for help and advice but leave you to enjoy your holiday until called upon.

The location is very peaceful but the nearest supermarket is just a ten minute drive and there is plenty of local restaurants and things to do. Valencia is just an hours drive away.

A fantastic villa at a more than reasonable price. When you are lying by the pool sunbathing with 360 degree views of beautiful Spanish countryside I'm sure you'll see what I mean!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Paradise in our beautiful holiday villa!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a warm welcome from John who met us at the local supermarket and took all our shopping up the winding road to our villa. This villa is certainly worth the journey and we were greeted by Jane and the friendly dogs (by the end of the holiday our son Oliver wanted to take Willie home with him!) The villa is immacuately clean and well maintained and much more spacious than we expected from the photos. As it is all on one level you can keep the rooms cool in the day with the shutters closed and then open at night to allow the cooler air in. We had wall to wall sunshine for our weeks stay and the pool was a welcome treat at the end of each day. The pool is elevated and gives stunning views of the surrounding countryside and we felt well and truly relaxed sitting around the pool every day reading our books and dipping in and out of the water. John and Jane are great hosts and are there when you need them and on arrival tell you everything you need to know about your stay. We loved making use of the barbeque as it was really easy to cook on and you can wash up in the outside sink area when finished. We enjoyed sitting on the terrace at night playing games and managed badminton and a game of boules whilst we were there. The villa and the surrounding garden and grounds are all immacuately kept and we could not believe it was all ours to use! This really is a great villa to stay in if you want a truly relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of Spain. We visited Valencia by train for the day which is about a 40 minute journey and a wonderful City, Xatavia Castle with stunning views from the top, Gandia beach with the lovely warm mediterranean sea and local villages with some great places to eat. We did not want to leave at the end of our weeks stay. John and Jane have thought of everything you need for the perfect holiday and we would highly recommend booking this villa. Thank you for making our holiday special. Carole, David and Oliver.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Nirvana and hope to see you again in the future
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Perfect - Everything we hoped for...

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an idyllic fortnights stay at Villa Nirvana, just outside of Chella. This was our first trip abroad with our 2 children (8 & 6) and we couldn't have hoped for a more perfect setting. Jane and John have brilliant hosting skills - they offer a lovely welcome and as others have reviewed, invaluable advice about where to go locally, and equally leave you to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting of Villa Nirvana at your leisure. We enjoyed great days out visiting dinosaurs footprints, swimming in stunning natural pools with nobody else around and turning up at the right time (thanks to Jane's guidance) for local fiestas. You can feel like a resident of the quiet little villages here, as opposed to a tourist - its lovely. Balance that with the private use of the most stunning swimming pool with 360 degree mountain views, and you have the perfect holiday. The gentle breeze from being elevated makes for a comfortable temperature, and the outdoor seating that offers shade all day allows you to dip in and out of the heat. This villa enables you to feel totally away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, with the option of going off to explore when you fancy, with a spotlessly clean and well equipped home to return to. Thank you Jane and John - we hope to return for another stay in the coming years - the children with never forget the pool and we will never forget those sunsets.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of your stay at Nirvana. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we would be delighted if you chose Nirvana again for your holiday in the future
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Great area for walking, bird watching, horse riding and cycling. We have bikes available. The Ricardo Tormo race track at Cheste is about an hour's drive from the villa for Moto GP. The pre historic cave paintings near Bicorp are a short drive from the villa.

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beaches, at Tavernes and Cullera are approximately 55 mins drive. There are a wide range of beaches available along the entire coast south of Valencia. The beaches range from quiet sand dune sections with fewer facilities, to the larger beach resorts such as Gandia with its' wide, clean sandy beaches which stretch for miles and include all facilities, including lifeguards. Gandia beach is a 1 hour drive. The more commercial resorts of Javea, Denia and Benidorm are 90 mins.

Travel:

Valencia Airport, a 1 hour drive. Alicante Airport, approximately 1.5 hours by car. Barcelona airport is approx a 5 hour drive.

We are approx an 8 hour drive from the Santander ferry.

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Car hire is essential to be able to enjoy the local area with spectacular scenic drives through the local national parks.

If you would prefer not to drive and relax or walk and cycle shopping deliveries and airport transfers available.

Please enquire about costs.

Distances:

The nearest village of Chella is 10 mins drive. There are a number of other villages of different sizes within a 15km radius. Historic Xativa is 25 mins drive from Chella and offers a wider selection of facilities. Valencia is easily accessible by train from Xativa - approx 45 mins or is a 1 hour drive from the property. Drive north from Chella and pass through other villages in the Canal de Navarres and explore the Muela de Cortes National Park - worth a half day/full day.

Further Details:

The area is both traditional yet cosmopolitan. You have the opportunity to sample rural Spain in a modern environment. The villages in the area can provide bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. The nearest village of Chella has a supermarket, bakeries, butchers, grocery and hardware shops, banks, bars, coffee shops, bars and restaurants and a medical centre. The surrounding villages expand on the facilities available. There is a large outdoor swimming pool in the village, which is open in high season and provides bar and food services in pleasant surroundings. Anna, the next village to Chella also has a shady lake with natural swimming pool and waterfall and is served by a number of bars/kiosks and restaurants in season.

The local bars and restaurants can provide everything from tapas, to bocadillo sandwiches and menu of the day which is a low cost, fixed price all-inclusive menu, normally with choices, normally only at lunch times during the week. Some restaurants also provide a take-away service, including the local pizza restaurant and there is a shop specializing in take-away meals at the weekend. At the weekend the restaurants tend to go 'a la carte', but it is still possible to eat well on a budget in some of the restaurants. Xativa is very well served with large supermarkets and is noted for its wide range of shops and facilities. The city of Valencia offers both a historic centre and an ultra modern city of arts and sciences, complete with aquarium and Opera House. As well as the beaches at Cullera, there is also a water park, open in high season offering thrills for all ages. Many of the villages, including Chella have weekly markets. The biggest of these markets is in Xativa, where a large market is held on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Spanish speaking British owners are on hand to provide advice, information and support if required. There is a comprehensive folder in the property of local information and attractions.

Availability

Rental rates

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May
20 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£320
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£500
 
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
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£90
£600
 
 
July - August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
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£600
 
 
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4 night minimum stay
£320
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds and include electricity, gas and water. A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total cost is required at time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks before the arrival date. A £200 security deposit covering damages, breakages and any additional cleaning refundable within 10 days of departure is also required on payment of the balance. Sunday arrivals please request if required a dinner/breakfast shopping pack. 30 euros payable locally. If you prefer a shopping list from you which will be in the villa on arrival at cost price payable on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. If we have guests leaving and arriving on the same day, please leave by 10am and incoming guests arrive after 3pm. Otherwise we will be as flexible as we can by prior agreement.

Notes on prices:
The Sterling prices shown are for up to 5 guests.
Letting periods are flexible with a minimum stay of 3 or 4 nights depending on the season.
Please request a quote in Euros if it is your preferred currency.
There are no additional costs for cleaning providing the villa is left in a reasonable condition.
However £20 will be deducted from the returnable deposit if the barbecue is not cleaned.
If preferred we are able to accept payment to our Paypal account but all additional costs will be paid by the customer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern, large colourful Mediterranean style shower room, en suite to bedroom 1 with large walk-in shower, basin, WC, storage areas. Large modern shower room, adjacent to Bedroom 2 and almost en suite, with large walk-in shower, basin, wc, storage area.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (1 x double, 1 x 3 single beds ) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. Spacious with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets and sitting area. Window faces onto garden and olive grove. Bedroom 2 Spacious with twin beds/sitting area or 3 single beds, wardrobe, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The villa enjoys a mix of sun/shade through the day and the bedrooms tend to remain cool for comfortable sleeping. The windows are netted for mosquitoes and can be opened at night. Our slightly elevated position on a flat plateau means that the summer overnight temperatures are bearable. Floor-standing fans are available if needed. The plot is flat and set back from a quiet country access road. The immediate plot is enclosed by a low wall topped by a fence. The pool is walled with the only access being via a set of steps which is fitted with an access gate for your privacy and the safety of children. The property is on one level but access between rooms sometimes involves either one step up or down. Please note that you are responsible for the safety of your children at all times especially around the pool area. If you require a child's cot/highchair please request on booking. A welcome pack containing a few essentials, our own olive oil and some home made produce is provided. Outside: The tiled, filtered and treated 8m x 5m pool (depth 1.4m throughout) has Roman steps and underwater lighting and is exclusively for use by Nirvana guests. It is elevated and walled so is private but without obscuring the stunning views of the mountains and surrounding countryside. The pool sun terraces are spacious with 6 sun loungers and tables and chairs. Parasols are available for shade. There are several seating areas in the terraces, garden and pool areas. The inner and outer covered terraces allow for maximum shade or a mix of sun/shade. The summer kitchen area has a double sink, 2 burner gas hob, large gas barbecue and gas paella ring should you want to try to make your own paella (advice freely given). The garden area has children's' swings and is planted with fruit trees and shrubs, but not yet mature enough to provide shade. The central area can be used for ball games and is large enough to lay out a full size games court with ease. This area also includes ample parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and hand towels and all linen are included and changed weekly. Pool towels are provided. Other: The living room patio doors open to an inner covered terrace which offers maximum shade for outdoor dining and houses a large fridge/freezer for those essential cold drinks. This links to a second outdoor covered terrace with a second dining table set.

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