4 bedroom finca for sale
Spain - Estivella, Valencia, Valencia
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- Classic Spanish character property
- Set amidst unspoilt countryside, olive and citrus groves
- Well positioned offering beautiful unobstructed views
- Generous outside space with large manicured garden and terraces
- Just 40min drive to Valencia airport
- Beautiful sandy beaches just quick drive away
- Cosmopolitan Valencia just 25min drive
- Walking distance to village amenities
- 90km to ski resort
- Excellent condition, ready to move in
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Constructed in the 1980's, the house is part of a small, informal and friendly community of 9 houses, of which, two of the houses have English and French owners.
The house has a 'rustic' Spanish style which has been carefully retained and developed by the current owner to include many features, such as Moorish arches and tiles (Azulejos). A tarmac surfaced lane serves the houses and continues, via the old castle, to the village of Torres Torres. There is easy access to the village on foot, or by bicycle.
INTERIOR: The main house entrance is via a large arched loggia, in front of the house,
planted with a variety of plants. The tiled ground floor consists of 2 double bedrooms, a shower room (with bidet, washbasin and wc. A large L shaped sitting/dining room and a big, rustic style fitted kitchen. The tiled second floor consists of a separate 'guest apartment', with 2 double bedrooms, shower room (with washbasin and wc) and a kitchen. It has its own, large 30m2 sun terrace with beautiful views over the countryside. Current access is via an external staircase, but it could easily be connected to the main house, by fitting an internal staircase. The Spanish 'cinturón' house construction system, means that the internal walls are easily able to be moved to adjust the living space to the owners requirements.
Comprehensive infrastructure includes: Mains electricity with a 9kw supply and cost-effective, cheap-rate meter, air conditioning, mains water supply, fixed telephone line and internet, central heating (electric), electric hot water heater, wood burner stove for additional heating, satellite TV system and antenna (for local television).
EXTERIOR: The property sits on an enclosed plot of 3,300 m2. The private entrance drive and gates lead to the extensive parking area and garage. There are also 2 outhouses, both used for storage. Swimming pool (4m x 9m) with filter system and pump, surrounded by a sun- terrace for sun beds. The pretty gardens are well planted with a variety of mature shrubs and trees (including citrus) and a lawn. The drip irrigation system is supplied with water fed from a 30m3 reservoir on the top terrace, up behind the house. The property will be sold with the corresponding 'water rights' enabling the reservoir and swimming pool to be filled with agricultural grade water, whenever desired, (usually every ten days) at a current cost of only ?10. This represents a huge saving on water costs. There are five old, stone walled terraces which rise up behind the house, planted with pine, olive and carob trees. These are not cultivated (to preserve their rustic nature) and offer wonderful views over the countryside. Wild flowers, mountain thyme and rosemary grow in profusion there. The property faces East, ensuring day long sunshine. At about 6.30 in the evening, in the summertime, the sun passes behind the mountain behind, allowing for some welcome evening shade, after a long hot day. A major feature of the property is the enclosed and totally private gardens, which are not overlooked by the neighbours. Locally based, small businesses are on hand to provide services, which include, electrical, plumbing, building, swimming pool maintenance and gardening.
LOCATION: The house is situated between the villages of Torres Torres and Estivella, in the heart of a picturesque valley between the two Natural Parks of the 'Sierra de Espadán' and the 'Sierra de Calderona' - both parks are wonderful to visit. The local economy is predominantly based on citrus and olive cultivation. The toll-free, A23 Motorway is accessed 1.5kms from the house, It connects to the centre of Valencia city (25 minutes) and to Valencia airport (40 minutes). It continues (in the other direction) North, to the city of Zaragoza and via the Somport tunnel to south-western France and the cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse. In its own private and enclosed garden, the house enjoys a tranquil setting with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and is within easy reach of the 'blue flag' sandy beaches of Corinto and Canet d'en Berenguer.
The village of Torres Torres, only 600m from the house, provides a range of services, including 2 restaurants, bars, a cafeteria, bakery, supermarket, health-centre, pharmacy, builders merchants and a garage. There are also connections to the bus and train services into Sagunto and Valencia. The village retains its Spanish character.
The surrounding villages, set in the orange and olive groves, are lively and very attractive. They are home, not only to the Spanish but also to a growing International community. A range of bars, restaurants and shops are interesting to visit, as well as the local markets. Local products, such as honey, wines and olive oil are typical purchases. The inland historic town of Segorbe (16kms) is an example of 'old Spain' and interesting to visit. The larger, coastal town of Sagunto (16kms), with its Roman amphitheater and castle, is the nearest large commercial centre, where everything can be found, including the larger shops and hypermarkets.
Summer temperatures rarely climb above 36° (unlike on the Costa Blanca and further south) and because of its microclimate, it enjoys some of the best winter weather in Spain. The winters are gentle and sunny, often with temperatures in excess of those on the Andalucían coast.
The house stands at an altitude of 90m above sea level, which allows it to escape from the discomfort of the coastal humidity. Many Valencians, who live in the city, have second/weekend homes in the surrounding villages.
During the winter months, it's possible to enjoy the sun on the terrace and the next day, to ski at the resorts in the Javalambre mountain range, only 90kms from the house. Taking the A23 autovía to the north (towards Zaragoza), the land rises sharply to just under 2000m. Continuing on the same road, the ski slopes of the Pyrenees lie at 300kms distance.
The 3rd largest city of Spain, Valencia is a vibrant and exotic city, with its wealth of lush vegetation, palm trees and gardens. Valencians love to live outdoors, enjoying the city's many cafeterias. It's an easy city to get to know on foot. It is also very cycle friendly, with dedicated cycle paths throughout.
The 'intra muros' population of the city rests at 1.6 million. The city, with its local 'art nouveau' (modernist) architecture, provides excellent shopping, historical sights, restaurants, museums, theatres and other cultural activities and is home to some of the best nightlife in Spain !
The long 'explanada' with its superb beach, is where some of the best 'Paella' (Valencia's National dish), can be enjoyed.
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