This impressive 6 bedroom villa has accommodation distributed over two levels, currently split into two apartments. Each apartment has its own independent entrance, each has its own terrace or veranda and both apartments share the parking and large swimming pool.
However, with an internal stairway and lockable door on the first floor, these two levels can easily be used as one large family home.
The property is set in 3,000M2 of gated and fenced land, is accessed directly off a very quiet tarmac road and whilst the property has a peaceful setting with great views, it only takes 5 mins to walk to two bar/restaurants and into the village of Pla de Corrals. The historic and well renowned town of Xativa is just 20 mins’ drive away and the beaches of Gandia 25 mins’ drive.
The setting of the villa:
♦ A tranquil location where few people pass on the country tarmac road, yet not isolated as the villa is on the edge of the village of Pla de Corral with all the amenities needed for every day living to include 3 bar/restaurants serving local cuisine.
♦ The village may be relatively small but it has a big heart, is multi-cultural (numerous nationalities live here alongside the locals). Numerous ‘ferias & fiestas’ street parties are celebrated throughout the year – any excuse to party!
♦ From the villa, walking in the countryside is a pleasure with many trails to follow. Ideal for dog lovers or ramblers.
♦ Views from the villa, especially from the first floor veranda take in the surrounding mountains and countryside, then you can look down on the stunning pool and surrounding terrace.
♦ The villa has the perfect balance of being in a tranquil setting, yet close to civilisation which offers the opportunity to fully integrate into local life via joining in and practising your Spanish! Xativa offers very reasonably priced Spanish lessons with set courses at different levels (€25 for an 8 month course subsidised by the government) so you can integrate as much or as little as you wish.
♦ Barxeta is a small town, only 10 mins’ drive away and here you will find all manner of shops and amenities for every day living.
♦ All the different high street supermarkets and even a shopping mall are only 20 mins’ drive away and then city culture is available 1 hour by car in Valencia.
♦ The fabulous beaches of Gandia are only 25 mins’ by car – the perfect distance for enjoying the coast but getting away from it at the end of the day.
Summary of the accommodation and ideas for how to use it:
♦ 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, basement room, utility room, fire place, terrace and veranda split over two levels currently used as two self-contained apartments but easily changed to be one large family home on two levels.
♦ This is ideal for living with an extended family together yet independent of each other.
♦ Ideal as a holiday letting villa to let as a whole to large families or to friends holidaying together.
♦ Perfect for generating an income by living in the top floor apartment and holiday letting the ground floor apartment with swimming pool.
Pool and pool terrace:
♦ The pool and pool terrace has to be one of the biggest selling points of this impressive property!
♦ The pool is very large at 10M x 5M which is a proper swimming pool and will accommodate families with children or is ideal for those who use a swimming pool for exercise.
♦ Poolside kitchen – this is a fabulous place to BBQ and there is a sink for convenience.
♦ Wisteria covered pergola with a large dining table below that is stunning during Spring time with lilac flowers hanging around the pergola. During the height of the summer, the flowers have finished blooming but the leaves give excellent shade for alfresco dining during the day and a cosy area to dine under during the evening.
♦ Very spacious poolside terrace means that many people can spread out and lounge around the pool in peace and comfort.
First floor apartment:
♦ 3 double bedrooms all with built-in wardrobes
♦ 1 family bathroom.
♦ Fully fitted kitchen in solid wood with gas hob, large fridge, large freezer, dishwasher & large cupboard.
♦ Living room with wood burning stove and double doors out onto the spacious veranda.
♦ The veranda is large and has far reaching views of the mountain ranges in the area and of the local countryside.
♦ The entire first floor apartment has oil fired central heating to radiators (except for the kitchen). Fuel is delivered by tanker and stored in a large tank on the land.
♦ There is a connecting door to the downstairs apartment that can be locked to make both apartments completely private. This also means it is extremely easy to use the villa as one larger family home across both levels.
♦ The entrance to the first floor apartment is via sweeping stairs that rise from the parking area.
Ground floor apartment:
♦ 3 double bedrooms. The master has air-conditioning (cooling & heating) and an en-suite bathroom.
♦ 1 family bathroom.
♦ Open-plan kitchen/living/dining room with double doors to the pool terrace
♦ Basement room that would make the perfect gym, accommodate a pool table or table tennis table, part of it could be used as a wine cellar. A huge room with lots of potential.
♦ The utility room is accessed off the basement room and comprises of a washing machine and two marble sinks.
♦ Pool terrace with Wisteria covered arbour for alfresco dining.
♦ The entrance to the apartment is accessed from the front parking area and next to the sweeping stairs that rise to the first floor apartment.
Specification of the property and communications
♦ Double glazed windows throughout with fly screens and roll down security shutters.
♦ Double glazed French doors out onto the veranda and pool terrace (each fitted with ironwork security doors).
♦ Barrel vaulted ceiling in the upstairs living room and the first floor veranda.
♦ Broadband internet connected (the current owner is only paying for the basic package but additional band width/speed is available via more comprehensive packages).
♦ Satellite TV is aligned for UK Freeview channels but this could be re-aligned to reach the television channels of other European nationalities.
♦ Telephone is not connected but is likely available via the internet provider (if desired). The current owner uses his mobile phone.
♦ Mains water is connected with a back-up water deposit installed for emergency situations (for example if a water pipe breaks in the village the water will be cut whilst it is repaired – typical all over Spain).
♦ Mains electricity is connected.
♦ A gated entrance (the motor for the gates can be re-connected for use if desired).
♦ Spacious front parking area for 3 to 4 cars.
♦ Summer house (4M x 4M) with glazed doors is located on the front parking area. Ideal as a craft room or workshop if preferred (currently it is used as a shed/storage room).
♦ The garden is divided into the… The front garden, pool terrace, then above that a petanque court with sand, then the garden becomes more wild towards the rear, ideal for the butterflies and bees.
♦ There are numerous fruit trees on the land to include; lemon, peach, pomegranate, Chinese fruit tree (big) that produces small yellow pimpled fruits that are very tasty, wild blackberries at the back of my garden plus 8 olive trees which the current owner has harvested and had pressed for single estate, first press extra virgin olive oil (sufficient high quality oil for the owner’s use, gifts for family and friends and some to sell).
The immediate area:
♦ Is popular with walkers, bird watchers, cyclists and those who simply want to come out of town and into the beautiful countryside to enjoy the scenery – mountains, orange groves, persimmon and olive groves orchards. Being so close to a great choice of villages with rich histories of their own is a real bonus.
Integrating into local life:
♦ Is easy to do. There are plenty of ways to mix with the Spanish and a good smattering of ex-pats to converse with (English, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian).
Pla de Corrals village (5 mins’ walk or 1 mins’ drive):
♦ A small community where you will find two bar/restaurants serving local cuisine.
Barxeta (10 mins’ drive):
♦ A small town with all amenities needed for every day living such as bars and restaurants, shops, banks, good quality butchers and green grocers and a weekly market.
♦ Here you will find a club that can be joined where heavily subsidised outings and cultural events can be enjoyed. Barxeta has a very good junior school, a sports centre and medium sized supermarkets.
Simat de la Valldigna (10 mins’ drive):
♦ Is the town hall that the property comes under. A stunning and historic town with impressive architecture through time. This is where the doctor’s surgery is located plus sports centre and medium sized supermarkets.
Xativa (15 to 20 mins’ drive):
♦ Is one of Valencia’s most famous and historic towns with an incredible hilltop castle and architecture dating from Roman and Moorish times.
♦ It is a large town with a population of just under 26,500 and is well renowned as a centre for learning. Here you will find an excellent hospital with efficient A & E department plus a good ‘well woman’ clinic.
♦ Very well regarded senior schools and colleges are located here.
♦ Everything needed for modern day living is to be found in Xativa to include large supermarkets/hypermarkets.
♦ (20 minutes away) – another local town to explore.
La Galiana golf course:
♦ Approx. 15/20 mins’ drive away.
Cullera beach, Gandia beaches and others:
♦ Approx. 25 to 45 mins’ drive away – The stunning coastline offers a beach for every taste!
Valencia city, the Arts & Science centre and airport:
♦ Are approx. 1 hr 15 mins’ drive away.