Apartment in Sax, Nr. Villena, Costa Blanca North, Spain
Refurbished in 2013, Finca Los Gatos is a traditional Spanish farmhouse set in 25,000m² of almond and olive groves on the slopes of the Pena Rubia mountains. A stay here offers you comfort, tranquillity and the opportunity to explore the surrounding area on foot, bicycle or car or to simply relax by the pool and watch the eagles soar above you. We have a fig, nispero, walnut and pomegranate tree and use our own produce including almond and olive products. Finca Los Gatos is a short drive from the town of Sax which has shops, bars and restaurants and is only half an hour from Alicante airport. Less than an hour’s drive away are several beaches, historic castles and medieval villages as well as glorious mountain scenery, walks and climbs.
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you Judith and Steve for making us feel so welcome in your apartment and greeting us with a warm response and a glass of wine!
We were looking forward to escaping London and arriving to a destination of peace and tranquillity. We certainly found it here in Sax.
Although the apartment is adjoined to the farmhouse, we were given privacy for the duration of the stay, plus full use of the pool and the use of bikes!
A wonderful stay in your charming apartment, at a really reasonable price.
Karen and Byron, London
Dear Judith and Steve, thank you for a lovely visit. You really did look after us and we wanted for nothing. Your apartment is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Sue and Richard, Kent
Activity and Interests
The closest beach is 40 minutes drive. Urbanova is a long stretch of sandy beach with a promenade running alongside and plenty of bars and restaurants. Within an hour's drive are a range of Blue Flag Costa Blanca beaches ranging from Benidorm's high octane atmosphere to quiet family orientated beaches. You choose.
Alicante airport is closest being just 30 minutes drive but also within an hour and a half are both Valencia to the north and Murcia to the south. Car hire is recommended although we can provide a limited taxi service by negotiation e.g. we could take you into town and collect you if you wanted to enjoy a drink in the evening. We provide a pay as you go mobile phone so that you can ring us when you are ready to return.
Our local town Sax which has a range of bars, banks, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets plus the castle perched on top of its rock is just five minutes drive. Within easy reach are a range of medieval towns and castles, museums and mountains or alternatively cities such as Valencia or Murcia are within an hour and a half's drive. Other attractions within an hour and a half are Benidorm's theme park Terra Mitica and Elche's safari park or palm gardens.
The local area is well known amongst Rock Climbers and provides many varied climbs.
- Booking Notes:
We require a 20% non refundable deposit at the time of booking and the balance of your payment no later than two weeks before your arrival to be paid directly into our account, details of which will be provided at the time of booking.
We are flexible about our changeover days allowing guests to take advantage of cheaper flights. We ask you to arrive no earlier than 3pm and vacate no later than 11am. We can be flexible about this depending on the arrival time of the next guests.
- Available arrival
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome ...
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- En-suite shower room with sink and toilet.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom in apartment has 5ft double bed, ceiling fan, plenty of hanging and storage space. Enjoys wonderful views of the mountains.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The pool and terrace are for your exclusive use. The area is neither fenced or gated. The parking area is gated and the garden area around the house is fenced. A welcome pack of food and drink basics is provided and with notice we can do your first shop so that you can relax from the moment you arrive. We can even provide a home-cooked three course meal plus wine using local produce, often grown ourselves, for 10 Euros per person. Breakfast is available by prior request for 5 Euros per person. The owners have two dogs which are kept separate from guests at all times but are very friendly and will join in if asked. They are also happy to take guests for walks in the local countryside. Outside: Finca Los Gatos is south facing, giving sunshine all day. The pool area has loungers, umbrellas and an outdoor shower. The 8x4m pool is 1m at the shallow end shelving to 2m at the deep end. The terrace has a shady area with dining table and chairs and a spectacular view of the valley for you to enjoy whilst eating or enjoying a cold beer. The BBQ is on the open terrace and you are welcome to use herbs from the garden in your cooking. We have a games room with pool table, table tennis and darts or you could play a gentle game of boules on the gravel drive. There is a washing line outside for guests sole use. Two bikes are available for guests use as there are many areas close by suitable for exploring. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen including pool towels are provided and changed weekly. The rooms are cleaned weekly. Other: Separate from the apartment and within the main house is a guest room which sleeps another 2/3 people. Details available on our web site.