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Spacious Farmhouse ideally located, Mature Garden, Private Pool & Stunning Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Traditional Spain, near Gandia & Denia - Friendly Village Location, close to Fantastic Beaches

This is a large traditional Spanish farmhouse with a modern interior, located on the edge of the village of Rotova in the Valencia region of Spain. It enjoys great views over Rotova, the orange groves and the valley that leads down to the cosmopolitan town of Gandia. The front door leads onto a characterful courtyard which borders the cassita, probably one of the oldest stone buildings in the area. The courtyard has a large barbeque and is where you will enjoy your alfresco dining. You can also gate the courtyard off if you desire a secure area to keep young children away from the pool at any time. The courtyard opens onto the mature garden with orange, lemon, olive and palm trees surrounding your own private pool. Off street parking is available for four cars. Downstairs the modern interior houses the lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Upstairs has a further three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is British satellite TV, Spanish TV and WiFi broadband internet. Our location offers you a taste of the real Spain but without being isolated. You can easily have a fantastic holiday without leaving Rotova and the local bus can take you into Gandia where you can catch fast trains onto Valencia, Barcelona or Madrid. But a hire car undoubtedly opens up further options such as the more secluded beaches, quaint villages and, of course, Benidorm! Very few locals speak English but they are all very friendly and willing to help. And not being in a Brits Abroad location has many advantages, not least the cheap prices in the bars! There are so many magnificent beaches all down this stretch of coast offering you a selection from secluded to family orientated with bars and lots to do. You can also hire every type of watersport equipment and there are many coastal and mountain villages waiting to be explored.

So why holiday with us? Well we offer superbly maintained, spacious accommodation for 11 adults with a private pool nestled in a mature Mediterranean garden. The village has everything you could need a short stroll away. And this is the real Spain, in a great location, with refreshingly reasonable prices for eating and drinking out. With so many first class beaches on your doorstep, not to mention masses of options for great days out and easy access via Valencia or Alicante airports, then we believe a holiday among our orange groves is just what you need!

More Details

Colin Craig
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Colin Craig

My wife Karen and I used to run an outside catering company and a canal-side pub in England but now we enjoy a more chilled out life mainly in Spain. We've been married for over 25 years. We always worked seven days a week from spring to autumn and so have always dreamt of having a place abroad to escape to now and again where we can recharge the batteries. We were lucky enough to fight off fierce competition to buy this Spanish finca in 2009 which we believe offers an idyllic holiday location for everyone. Rest assured that we will do everything we can to make your holiday as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

Colin Craig purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Why Colin Craig chose Safor

This area, although not really discovered by mass tourism, is very popular with the Spanish as a holiday location and has very many attributes. First of all it is mid-way between Valencia and Alicante airports (just over an hours drive to each) making it easily accessible with cheap flights. Then you are nestled among orange groves with a ten minute drive to amenities of Gandia or Oliva and a 15 minute drive to stunning beaches. If you desire some madness then Benidorm is a 45 minute drive, and for clubbers, the ferry to Ibiza is only a 30 minute drive away in Denia. The region is unspoilt Spain; food and drink prices are refreshingly low, and the finca is on the edge of a lovely and very friendly village with all your essentials just a five minute stroll down the lane.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The finca (farmhouse) is on the edge of the village of Rotova in the middle of the orange groves. A stroll into the village with give you three bakers, a butcher, three mini supermarkets, a chemist, a florist, lots of hairdressers, a bank with cash machine, four bar/restaurants, takeaway wood-fired pizza house and a tourist information. The finca has an established garden with many orange, lemon, olive and palm trees surrounding the private pool. There is parking for four cars but really you can find all you need on the doorstep. Within a 15 minute drive you can find stunning beaches and scenery, a whole range of restaurants and quaint old towns to explore. We offer you a meet & greet service at any time of the day or night to settle you in, a free welcome pack of food and drink, and assistance is always on call.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Safor in Valencia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Additional Guests: An extra charge will be made for an increase in the number of guests over that agreed.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located on the ground floor.
    Shower 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located upstairs.
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located upstairs. Completely refurbished for the 2018 season
  • All bathrooms are modern. The downstairs large bathroom has a bath with shower over, wc & basin. One upstairs bathroom is completely new throughout and features a large walk in shower, wc & basin. The other upstairs bathroom has a shower cubicle, wc & basin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , This family bedroom is a new addition to our facilities.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 plus a baby over five bedrooms. Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs bedroom 1 sleeps three in a double and single bed and has full air conditioning, bedroom 2 a king size bed & bedroom 3 a double bed. Downstairs bedrooms 4 & 5 are both twin rooms. A cot is available to add to any of the rooms. All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: To keep our standards where you would expect them, we refurbished the kitchen and the bedrooms for the 2017 season. Our aim is to give this traditional farmhouse a fresh, modern and comfortable interior. While all the rooms have large ceiling fans and some rooms benefit from air conditioning, there are also numerous floor fans available for you to use. The finca is not centrally heated but has a selection of gas fires and electric heaters in the unlikely event that you feel chilly. Outside: The courtyard between the finca and the old casita has a teak extendable table, large parasol and 10 chairs. The main garden houses the 8m by 4m kidney shaped pool which has a generous sized tiled patio around it. There are many comfy sun loungers. There are also benches and table and chair sets nestled under the trees for those seeking a little shade. All outside furniture is new or nearly new. The garden has many architectural lights to illuminate the steps and characterful old trees. Towels and linen are included. The pool and garden are attended to once or twice a week. Meet and greet can also be included to help you locate the property easily and to settle you in. Rest assured that we will do whatever we can to make your holiday as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Other: The finca has a self contained single floor extension and a separate casita (old stone building). These are not rented out giving you sole occupancy of the large garden and pool.


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Spacious Farmhouse ideally located, Mature Garden, Private Pool & Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Finca Craig was how I pictured a traditional Spanish farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Colin and Karen, thank you for making our stay enjoyable and relaxing. The house was a perfect setting and with your amazing garden and a great pool we really just lazed around. I wish I could say more about the area but we were really lazy apart from a couple of beach days we just enjoyed your quirky house

Perfect holiday thanks. Lois

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Great property for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group- grandparents, parents and children and we all had a wonderful time at Finca Craig. Plenty of space, washing machine, dishwasher,etc. We enjoyed several barbecues sitting outside in the evening sun.

The weather was really hot so we LOVED the pool. At several points we were all in it cooling off before choosing which seat we wanted round the pool. The beautiful Mediterranean gardens around the pool are lovely. Oranges, lemons and limes on the trees around the pool.Karen's handiwork I think!

The village is quite special. Very quiet but with several little shops including a bakers which bakes using a wood fired oven which also sells take away foods. Local fruit and veg is available. We even had fresh peaches given us by a local farmer.

Colin and Keven were really helpful with our booking, offering advise on car hire, best routes, etc.

Beautiful sandy beach at Gandia.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful,clean,large finca with helpful owners!!

  • 5 of 5

We've been back from finca Craig for a week now and miss it already! It is a large,clean and we'll presented farmhouse set in a lovely little village. The pool was the perfect size and there was all the facilities we needed, dishwasher, washing machine etc. We stayed for a week enjoying trips out to Benidorm and Gandia, in between relaxing around the large outdoor area at the finca. The owners were incredibly helpful in both booking our trip and in the information at the finca.....much appreciated Colin and Karen,thank you! Bob the pool man was also friendly and helpful......We can't wait to return next year with more family!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Farmhouse, pool and views

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from am amazing stay at Finca Craig. Wonderful accommodation and service from Colin and Bob. It felt like home and we loved every second. Lots of amazing places to visit with our favourite being Denia, Javea and Aqualandia. We have made fabulous memories and wish we were back there making some more!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Farmhouse with fantastic outdoor area.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from this fantastic farmhouse and we (7 adults) had a fabulous holiday. The accommodation is very large, clean and well equipped.

The outside area is fantastic, we ate outdoors all the time and used the bar-b que.

The pool and surroundings really made the holiday, you will not be disappointed!

The local village is very Spanish and everyone was friendly, especially in the local bar, where the food was superb. A car meant we could travel to more remote villages and to the coast. We had a day sea kayaking from Denia which was fantastic. Valencia was a wonderful city to visit.

Bob was very helpful and gave us some good tips. All in all we would highly recommend Finca Craig and would love to return one day ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A charming oasis in lovely Spanish town

  • 5 of 5

First things first - the pictures in the advert don't do this lovely property the justice it deserves. The garden area (where we spent the majority of the time) is just a beautifully arranged and well kept oasis. Fig tress, lemon, orange, lime, etc ... with a sprinkling of cacti all add to the exotic and relaxed feel to the place.

From start to finish this was a perfect transaction. Colin was very prompt and helpful with all communications, instructions were clear and precise, payment was simple, and once there Bob was very obliging and gave great advice.

We had five adults and 6 kids for the majority of our two week stay, and there was plenty of room. The house is a good size, well apportioned and very comfortable. It has bathrooms, although due to the water pressure and boiler only one hot shower works at any one time. This wasn't an issue for us as we were all having cold showers due to the heat!

The village is nice and close and was an enjoyable stroll every morning for our fresh croissants and ensaimadas. It has a couple of well stacked mini-markets, bars, butcher, veg shop and two bakeries.

As mentioned by others, a car is advisable for getting to other towns and doing larger shopping - Gandia, Oliva, Denia etc. There is plenty of parking space. We had 3 cars easily fitting.

TV and DVD player were great, and WiFi (which was fast) was a godsend for the younger generation when things got a bit hot outside.

All in all I couldn't fault the holiday, and it was a pleasure staying at Finca Craig.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Playa de Gandia
Beautiful long stretch of beach that is popular with the Spanish. There are plenty of option...
Varadero Puerto Gandia
Bioparc Valencia
Parque Oceanográfico
Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Valencia or Alicante
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar de Dins & Bar Nou
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Gandia or Denia
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Oliva Nova
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
AP 7
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Venta Toni (or Rotova bars above)
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Gandia or Daimus
Car: recommended

The area has many well signposted walks of varying distances taking you through very picturesque scenery. It is also a very popular road and mountain biking area.


It is only a 15 minute drive to the impressive Blue Flag beaches with their golden sand gently incline into the sea. They stretch along the shoreline for some thirteen kilometres and have an impressive range of medical stations, lifeguards and, in the summer, beach cafés.

Apart from the more widely recognised water sports, also available in Gandia is kite surfing, paddle surfing, wake surfing, canoeing and sailing instruction.


We are well placed between two major airports (Alicante – 65 miles to the south, and Valencia – 40 miles to the north).

Excellent roads connect Gandia to the north and south of Spain via the A7 motorway and a very efficient and cheap train service is available from Gandia to Valencia, making train connections to Valencia airport a viable option. A local bus service can transfer you from Gandia to Rotova. However car hire is reasonable but not essential.


The centre of Rotova is just a 5 minute stroll down the lane giving you bakers, a butcher, three mini supermarkets, bank with cash machine, five bars/restaurants and a tourist information. Gandia with all its cosmopolitan bars, restaurants and shops, as well as major facilities including a very large large Carrefour, is a 10 minutes drive. Oliva with its fantastic old town is around 15 minutes drive. There are many quaint villages and excellent restaurants very close by.

Further Details:

This area has a long tradition of fiestas within a vibrant culture that remains undiluted by the devastating effects of mass tourism elsewhere. A strong community spirit is apparent within a tolerant, good humoured and kindly local population whose children still play freely and safely in the roads and squares with crime and aggression low. The traditional siesta remains with shops and offices religiously closing between 2pm to 4pm irrespective of the time of the year. Most shops also close on a Sunday.Valencia city is, of course, internationally renowned for its sporting, cultural and commercial prowess. A wonderful, historic city with fabulous shopping and breathtaking architecture. Only 45 minutes drive from Gandia it is accessed with great ease. For some real nightlife or some of Europe's best theme parks, Benidorm is just 45 minutes drive and the ferry to Ibiza from Denia is a short 30 minute drive, but a new service has started from Gandia taking you to Ibiza in just two hours! This is the real, relaxed Spain and so very few locals speak English so be prepared to have fun in practicing your Spanish!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Safor, Valencia - Costa del Azahar

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 early
1 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 High
29 Jun 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 Late
8 Sep 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £87.83
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.65

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable booking deposit of 50% is required to confirm the booking with the remainder 30 days before arrival date. A refundable breakage deposit of 200 euros is also required.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be flexible pending prior bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.

The house is strictly non-smoking inside.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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