OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Farmhouse ideally located, Mature Garden, Private Pool and Stunning Views

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Traditional Spain, near Gandia and Oliva - Village Location, 15 Minutes from a Range of Beaches

This is a large traditional Spanish farmhouse with a modern interior, located on the edge of the village of Rotova. 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, 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.

Colin Craig
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2017

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 Valencia Province

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 short ferry to Ibiza is only a 30 minute drive away. The region is unspoilt Spain; food and drink prices are refreshingly low, and the finca is on the edge of a lovely 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, two bars/cafes, 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, a whole range of restaurants and quaint old towns to explore. We can offer you a meet & greet service at any time of the day or night to settle you in, welcome packs of food and assistance is always on call.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Safor in Valencia - Costa del Azahar

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located upstairs.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located on the ground floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located upstairs.
  • All bathrooms are new. The downstairs large bathroom has a bath with shower over, wc & basin. One upstairs bathroom also has a bath with shower over, wc & basin and the other 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
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • 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 are refurbishing 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


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: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
north west

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: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

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: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Finca Craig

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this finca for a week in August of this year. There were 7 adults and two young children and the accommodation could not have suited us better. The house is spacious with 5 large double bedrooms on two floors, 3 separate bathrooms, a large lounge and dining area and good kitchen. All the facilities were very good - great TV and media system for the children when it got too hot outside and the dishwasher and washing machine were really handy and efficient.

The best part of this finca, however, was the outside space. Lovely gardens and fruit trees around the poolside with lots of different areas for those who want to sunbathe and those who want more shade. The pool itself was great for the children and a lockable gate kept them away from it when needed. The barbecue and outside dining area were also excellent and we happily spent most of our evenings there.

The local village is easily in walking distance and there are little shops, bars and restaurants nearby. You would need a car as the finca is some way from either airport and the larger towns such as Oliva and Gandia, where the supermarkets are, are about 15-20 minutes drive away.

Bob, the contact in Spain, was really helpful and gave us great advice about places of interest to visit. The finca is a great central base for a range of different excursions - caves, beaches, mountain trails, city excursions etc.

Overall, I thoroughly recommend Finca Craig. The property was much larger and better equipped than I expected. It was clean and very well-maintained. The owners and contact definitely provided a friendly, courteous and efficient service and I would definitely book this property again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

Very nice Finca

  • 5 of 5

The finca CRAIG is a very nice renovated old Spanish house. We have spent a wonderful week with our three young children. The garden and the swimming pool are excellent to relax. The house is fully equipped. You can find bakery, butcher or small supermarket within 5 minutes walk in the village.

Barbecue, beach, sun, swimming pool, wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


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


Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot