|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Finca La Asmoladora is a magnificent old estate in the middle of sixteen acres of almond, olive, vine and orange terraces: a stunning property in a spectacular location with panoramic mountain views. It is a haven of rural beauty, peace and quiet close to the unspoilt pueblo of Parcent - 'paradise between mountains' - but only 30 minutes' easy drive from the renowned family beach resorts of Javea, Denia and Moraira. The finca is set up to accommodate groups from 2 to 16 people in Casa Andrago, a superb five bedroom house sleeping eight, and in three charming Casitas, each sleeping either two or four. Extra beds/cots are available so the finca can accommodate up to 20 people. All the finca’s accommodation is arranged around an attractive stone paved courtyard and walled sculpture garden. Casa Andrago is made up of an interconnected Guest House and Tower, each sleeping four, which can be rented separately. The finca is ideal for groups of all sizes wanting to holiday together and is a superb and beautiful place to celebrate a special events.
La Asmoladora's casas and casitas are all superbly equipped and are available for rent individually or in combination. This allows very flexible accommodation for couples, families or larger groups. All guests have equal access to the very large pool, barbecue area and tennis court but, as the property is extremely large different groups can share the finca and easily maintain their privacy. The large stone paved courtyard, the extensive walled sculpture garden, the stone paved terraces behind the Casitas and the enormous pool and barbeque terrace provide a wide choice of places for outdoor eating and drinking. The stone paved courtyard has been used by many groups for cocktail parties. The pool/barbeque terrace is ideal for music and dancing in the evening and well into the night. The nearest neighbour is over 250 yards away so loud music for parties is no problem. The finca has hosted many weddings, golden and silver weddings and countless birthday celebration.
A renowned cook of local pueblo/regional dishes is available to prepare paellas etcetera for guests at the finca.
The finca is an excellent base for combining sea, beach and sporting activities with driving, riding (horses or mountain bikes), walking, biking, climbing or just roaming the surrounding mountains. The finca has its own excellent hard court tennis court, outdoor table tennis facilities and basket ball facilities - raquets, bats and balls all provided. There are also six rentable mountain bikes. The valleys lined with fruit and almond trees - an endless sea of pink/ white blossom in spring - and the unspoiled mountain pueblos are a delight to explore. There are two safari parks a short drive from the finca and Benidorm - about 45 minutes drive - has as wide variety of theme parks including Terra Mitica. The family resorts of Javea and Denia - each about 30 minutes away - both have a wide varierty of beaches, coves and caves to explore and fascinating historic centers. The castle in Denia dates back to Phonecian times. Both resorts have harbours with fishing fleets and where fish is autioned off the boats
The produce of the local wineries is well worth sampling - the tiny winery in Parcent supplies the Spanish Royal family.
After a quiet glass of wine and a few almonds from the finca's almond trees while watching the sun set dramatically behind Parcent, there are memorable restaurants of all types to try in the area.
The historic cities of Valencia and Alicante are just 75 minutes away.
A car is essential.
In its normal configuration, the finca is set up to sleep up to 16 people/children. But, with the provision of extra single beds, the finca can sleep up to 20 adults/children. Casa Andrago and the three Casitas are all superbly and fully equipped separate properties with a kitchen or kitchenette, bath or shower room and spacious living/dining rooms. They are attractively and colourfully furnished and decorated with part of the owners’ extensive collection of art and old farm antiques and implements.
We are British and Canadian but have had a home in this beautiful part of Spain for over 30 years. For ten years Derek was Chairman of a Spanish company involved in agriculture in Spain – so we know all parts of Spain well and love the country and its history. We have lived many years in the US and Canada; also in Hong Kong. We have apartments in the UK and Italy but regard Spain as our main home. We run the finca as a hobby – life style occupation all year round and are immensely proud of it.
Derek and Pam Cornthwaite purchased this chateau / country house in 1999
The finca is an excellent but peaceful base for combining sea, beach and sporting activities with driving, riding (horses or mountain bikes), walking, biking, climbing or just roaming the surrounding mountains. The finca has its own excellent hard court tennis court and outdoor table tennis facilities - raquets, bats and balls all provided. It also has basket ball faciities. There are also six rentable mountain bikes. The valleys lined with fruit and almond trees - an endless sea of pink/ white blossom in spring - and the unspoiled mountain pueblos are a delight to explore. There are two safari parks a short drive from the finca and 45 mins away, a wide variety of theme parks in Benidorm. The family resorts of Javea and Denia - 30 mins away - both have a wide variety of beaches, coves/caves to explore and fascinating historic centres
Situated at the spectacular mountain end of the very pretty Jalon valley. At the end of its own private road close to the delightful small pueblos of Parcent - famously described as 'paradise between mountains' - and Alcalali. A private and a peaceful large 16 acre estate set in a landscape of oranges, lemons and olive terraces built a 1000 years ago. The finca produces its own Rose wine and extra virgin olive oil. The local area is a 'destination' area for restauants - there are more than ten withiin a five minute drive. Supermarkets, pharmacies, bakeries, bars etcetera are also within a few minutes drive. 25 minutes from the superb family resorts and beaches of Javea and Denia- both have harbours and fishing fleets. The major resort of Benidorm with its many theme parks is a 45 minute drive. The historic port cities of Alicante and Valencia are 90 minutes away. Guadalest, the fascinating fortified mountain top village - entered through a small tunnel, so no cars - is 1 hour away. Close to Guadalest is a Safari Aitana - a excellent mountain safari park.
Other Activities: rock climbing, mountain walking
Golf: La Asmoladora is ideally placed for golf - fifteen courses within about an hour. These include three championship course, the beautiful Olazabal inspired La Sella course 25 minutes away, the Ballesteros designed Oliva Nova course 40 minutes away and the links course, El Saler, one of the top fifty courses in the world, an hour away. The finca's casa/ casitas are perfect for couples or small groups of up to twenty people wanting a golfing holiday while staying in an area of idyllic, spectacular rural beauty.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
All reservations Saturday to Saturday and for a mimimum of one week in the Summer period. .
Special prices apply over Xmas and New Year and over Easter - please enquire.
Small charges made to contribute to the cost of final cleaning.
Air conditioning is available in all bedrooms/sleeping areas at extra cost.
Extra beds/cots available.
All twin beds can be converted into large King sized beds,