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Magnificent Old Finca - Villa & Three Casitas for 2-16 People

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La Asmoladora, almond blossom and mountains.

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Last updated: 01/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:9
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Estate, 9 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, set up for 16 people but up to 20 with extra beds.

Ideal for groups of two up to twenty people, Finca La Asmoladora, is a magnificent, traditional, old finca 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 unspoiled pueblo of Parcent - 'paradise between mountains' - but only 25 minutes easy drive from the renowned beach resorts of Javea, Denia and Moraira.

The finca is set up to accommodate groups from two to sixteen people in Casa Andrago, a superb five bedroom house sleeping eight, and in three charming Casitas, each sleeping either two or four. But, with the provision of extra beds/cribs, 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.

La Asmoladora's Casa and Casitas are all self contained with their own superbly equipped bathrooms and kitchens or kitchenettes. They are all decorated and furnished with fascinating items from the owners art and ancient farm implement collections. They are all 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, over 16 acres - different groups can share the finca and easily maintain their privacy. 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 beautiful stone paved courtyard, walled sculpture garden and enormous pool/barbeque terrace are ideal for outdoors eating and drinking. Many groups have used held cocktail parties in courtyard and garden and parties, dinner and dancing well into the night on the pool/barbeque terrace. The nearest neighbours are over 250 yards away so music played well into the night is no problem.

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. 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 estate 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.

La Asmoladora is family oriented during the summer months. It is an idyllic, romantic places for couples and small groups the rest of the year. Surrounded by mountains of three sides, it is also an ideal place for all mountain based activities providing excellent accommodation for climbers, walkers and cyclists during the autumn/fall, winter and spring. It is also an excellent base for searching for property in the Jalon valley and the nearby coastal resorts.

La Asmoladora has a broadband WiFi internet system available free of charge to all guests.

Fans are provided in all rooms during the summer months. Air conditioning is avialable in all bedrooms and sleeping area at extra cost.

Extra beds and cots can be provided on request.

Keywords: Traditional Farm/Finca Estate
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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/25/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Aoart from Tower single bedrooms, all accommodation and outdoor facilites at La Asmoladora are on one level. Therefore, ideal for guests needing wheel chairs. La Asmoladora is regularly rented by families needing wheel chair access. It is also used as a base for rehabilitation climbing courses for serious injured military personnel....moreless

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Can be converted into a King. Room for 2 extra single beds....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    Twins can be made up as a King sized double bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Can be converted into a King sized double bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Can be converted into a King sized double bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 9: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    Can be converted into a King sized doubld bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

    Can be converted into a King sized double bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Can be converted into a King. Room for an extra single bed....moreless

  • All beds are single/twin beds. But, all twin beds can be converted into King sized beds. In its normal configuration the finca is set up to sleep up to 16 people. However, there is space to add four extra single beds - see above. The maximum sleeping capacity of the finca is, therefore, 20 adults/children. The finca has three cribs available for babies....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Five mountain bikes available for rental. Basket ball and Table Tennis on pool/barbecue terrace...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Casa Andrago and the three Casitas each have a small library of books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Some....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Each unit has its own CD and cassette tape library....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    UK Sky Satellite television with channels in English....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Casa Andrago and the three Casitas each have a stereo system....moreless

  • Television:

    TVs are installed in all living rooms/areas of La Asmoladora's accommodation....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Casa Andrago and the three Casitas each have their own DVD library....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    At the mountain end of the beautiful and spectacular Jalon valley. There are stunning mountain views on three sides of the finca. There are no close neighbours....moreless

  • Rural:

    At the end of its own private road in a delightful and peaceful setting. Surrounded by 16 acres of almond, olive, orange, lemon and vine terraces with a river running through them....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Casa Andrago and the three Casitas each have their own dining area. The dining area in Casa Andrago is large so many family groups all eat together in Casa Andrago....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning available in all bedrooms/sleeping areas in summer months at extra cost. Please enquire....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two stone paved drying areas are available to all guests....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Very large private parking area for 12 cars - part of which is covered....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Casa Andrago is centrally heated. All the Casitas have electric heat....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Clean linen is provided weekly....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Casa Andrago and the three Casitas all have a living room area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Each guest is provided with a clean bath towels and clean normal sized towel each week....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Two washing machines are available to all guests....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed broadband wifi internet is available free to all guests....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Owners can make arrangements for local pueblo/village - style dishes to be prepared for guests for lunch or evening meal. Please enquire....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full, well equipped kitchen in Casa Andrago. Well equipped kitchenettes in each of the three Casitas....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Five mountain bikes are available for guests to rent. Three chldrens bikes are available....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large, beautiful stone paved courtyard and walled sculpture garden with areas for outdoor dining. Very large pool and barbeque terrace....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several good courses within 1 hour drive - designed by Ballesteros, Olazebal etctera....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large covered/shaded veranda balcony - called a Naya locally - with spectacular views of surrounding mountains....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Extensive colourful gardens with many palm trees, rare shrubs and plants and areas of flowers....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Very large shaded/covered charcoal barbecue area with seating for 25 people. Gas barbecue available on request....moreless

  • Tennis:

    High quality enclosed hard court. Tennis racquets and balls supplied....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Very large pool sized for 30 people....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/low
Oct 8 - May 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$255
$1,797
Spring/mid
May 6 - Jul 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$299
$2,092
Summer/high
Jul 15 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,145
Fall/mid
Aug 26 - Oct 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$299
$2,092
Xmas/New Year
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2018
5 night min stay
$299
$2,092
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,145

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $32.09
  • Final cleaning $128.37
  • Extra single bed $64.19
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 01/25/2017
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Location

95 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Alicante or Valencia
1.3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Parcent
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Denia
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
La Sella Golf Club, La Xara
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Gandia
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
AP7 autopista
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Parcent or Alcalali
125 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Teruel
19 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Javea

Car: Necessary

Tennis court, outdoor table tennis, mountain bikes, basketball, large pool, walled sculpture garden. stone paved courtyards, wilderness area, Roman remains - all at La Asmoladora.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Derek and his fiancee, Penny de B Cookson, are British. Derek lived internationally for many years in the UK, Hong Kong, the USA and Canada - during which time he also became a Canadian citizen. For ten years he was Chairman of a company involved in agriculture in Spain - so is familar with all parts of Spain. Penny is a linguist. She speaks Spanish and French as well as Portuguese, German and Japanese. She taught languages until she retired as an Oxford Fellow and college administrator a couple of years ago. Both are interested in Opera, Ballet and Theatre and in international travel. Penny is also interested in archaeology particularly of the Roman period. They love Spain and its fascinating history and make it their main home. They also have small homes in Oxford and the Peak National Park in the UK and an apartment on Lake Como in Italy. They run Finca La Asmoladora together as a hobby - life style business. Derek Cornthwaite purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

Why the Owner Chose Parcent, Alicante, Spain:
About 17 years ago, Derek and his late wife, Pam, searched for a large old finca estate to use as their Spanish home for part of the year. They found Finca La Asmoladora at the mountain end of the beautiful Jalon valley. It was Valentine’s Day and all its hundreds of almond trees were covered in incredible pink and white blossom - the finca looked idyllic. They fell in love with its charm, its history which dates back to Roman times, its terraces of almonds, oranges, vines and olives, its spectacular location with mountains on three sides and its perfect peace and tranquility They recognised that the finca, which had been neglected for a number of years, could be gradually converted into the spectacular and lovely country estate for themselves and their guests that it is today. Sadly Pam died some time ago. But their project of careful and sympathetic restoration and improvement which started that February day long ago, continues today as an active and ongoing project of love for Derek and Penny.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The finca is an excellent and unique base for groups large and small to combine sea, beach and sporting activities with riding (horses or mountain bikes), walking, biking, climbing, driving or just roaming the surrounding mountains. The finca has its own excellent hard surface tennis court, basketball and outdoor table tennis facilities - racquets/bats/balls all provided. There are also 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 and caves to explore and fascinating historic centers.


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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/25/2017

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Photos

  • La Asmoladora, almond blossom and mountains.

    La Asmoladora, almond blossom and mountains.

  • The stone paved courtyard and the Casitas.

    The stone paved courtyard and the Casitas.

  • Casa Andrago - courtyard side

    Casa Andrago - courtyard side

  • The shaded barbeque area.

    The shaded barbeque area.

  • La Asmoladora at almond blossom time

    La Asmoladora at almond blossom time

  • Casa Andrago - corner of kitchen

    Casa Andrago - corner of kitchen

  • Casa Andrago - part of kitchen

    Casa Andrago - part of kitchen

  • Casa Andrago dining area

    Casa Andrago dining area

  • Casa Andrago shaded terrace entrance

    Casa Andrago shaded terrace entrance

  • One Bedroom Casita bedroom

    One Bedroom Casita bedroom

  • Tower - main bedroom corner

    Tower - main bedroom corner

  • Two Bedroom Casita kitchenette/dining area

    Two Bedroom Casita kitchenette/dining area

  • The pool terrace.

    The pool terrace.

  • The living/lounge area of a Casita.

    The living/lounge area of a Casita.

  • The Casitas' outdoor mosaic table.

    The Casitas' outdoor mosaic table.

  • Studio Casita interior.

    Studio Casita interior.

  • La Asmoladora from the air

    La Asmoladora from the air

  • Casa Andrago main bedroom

    Casa Andrago main bedroom

  • Casa Andrago - part of living room

    Casa Andrago - part of living room

  • Casa Andrago entrance

    Casa Andrago entrance

  • Casa Andrago - SW view from shaded Naya

    Casa Andrago - SW view from shaded Naya

  • Tower - 1st floor bedroom corner

    Tower - 1st floor bedroom corner

  • Tower twin bedroom

    Tower twin bedroom

  • Two Bedroom Casita - main bedroom

    Two Bedroom Casita - main bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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