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

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

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.

Free wi-fi.

Registered as a "vivienda turistica" in Valencia.

Registration no. VT-35666-V.

FB villa nirvana.

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.

Registration Number : VT-35666-V

john and jane copland
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Canal de Navarrés in Valencia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
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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Restored Andalusian Style "Casa Rural" with Private Pool Set in Olive Grove
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A Perfect, Peaceful Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 12 nights at the beginning of July at the aptly named, Villa Nirvana. The road up to the villa is long and winding with incredible views of rural Spain. Initially you drive in anticipation of what awaits you at the top but you will not be disappointed. The villa is exactly what we were looking for. We are a family of five with three young children aged 17 mths, 3 and 6. The villa had plenty of space for all of us and the girls even had their own bathroom!The indoor and outdoor table meant that we could give them some much needed shade during the day to play games or colour in when the heat got too much. The raised and gated pool meant that they could run down to the swings or play football without the worry of the pool.The pool was still close enough that we could see the door of the villa and our baby monitor worked up there meaning we could enjoy a drink by the pool in the evening while the little ones slept!Although the owners are onsite, they are not intrusive in anyway. They were very helpful if we asked for anything but they allowed you to believe you were in this paradise all by yourself! The way in which the entrances are seperate and the pool and outside areas are so private is very cleverly done.The villa itself is equipt with everything you could need.This is not the villa for you if you want to be able to walk to amenities or be in the heart of the hustle and bustle! If you want a private, safe villa with an amazing pool, fabulous views and excellent indoor and outdoor space (including bbq, outdoor sink,fridge etc) that is within reasonable driving distance of a huge selection of day trips, this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very comprehensive review of the villa. we try to provide a home from home with facilities that can be enjoyed by every member of the family.
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The property is a very good size and in clean good order. There is everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

The owners Jane and John where very helpful and even allowed us to leave late on our last day as we had a late flight. The pool is perfect and a good depth for adults and children. The cottage is far out but this is perfect as it's so peaceful with awesome views. There is also lots of outdoor space to play around in which is also great. All in all we had a fab holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant stay at Casa Nirvana

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the Casa Nirvana was wonderfull, because of the good weather, the silence, calm and tranquility. Everything was provided, all kitchen stuff, towels for tha bathroom and those for the pool. Upon this the beds were "ready to use". The house was well cleaned up. We enjoy trips to Xativa, Gandia beach (recommended) and Valencia. I would recommend this house for families who want to escape from the stress of the noise of cities.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The picture does not lie, one of the best villa pools we have enjoyed

  • 5 of 5

The three of us had a lovely week's stay at John and Jane's villa, aptly named "Nirvana". Our hosts were very helpful in providing information for our stay, eg parking tips and meeting us at a rendezvous point to guide us in. The high temperatures curbed our planned activities a little but no matter as we were delighted to be "grounded" by the pool taking in the lovely views both by day and night, and enjoying the cooling breezes. Welcome pack a nice touch especially the two J's' own olive oil produced from their own olive groves. It had a lovely flavour and we relished every drop of the generous bottle we were given. We enjoyed visiting the local villages for a menu del dia which are still tremendous value in Spain. A special mention to the "menu" at the restaurant attached to the hostal in Anna which was full of local working men the lunchtime we went which is always a good recommendation. Wine included, lots of choice, all for c.10 Euros, and a lovely waiter in attendance. Jolly good, typical Spanish cooking, with a good choice of dishes. We loved meeting Wills, Dino, and Lunar, all impeccably behaved dogs at the villa. All in all a lovely stay. Thank you Jane and John.

Fay, Cynthia, & Jenny

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comprehensive review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Nirvana. It is good to know that the extra touches we provide are appreciated. We would love to welcome you back some time to see the wide variety of experiences that this unspoiled area of Spain has to offer.
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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: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
valencia Manises
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Cullera/ Tavernes
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.


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.


Valencia Manises Airport, a 1 hour drive. Alicante Airport, approximately 1.5 hours by car.

Castellon Airport is 2 hours by car.

Barcelona airport is approx a 5 hour drive.

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

Check Skyscanner to compare flight prices.

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.


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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.