In an area renowned by walkers you can rent a penthouse apartment in a recently restored village farm house. Casa El Limonero with its breathtaking views provides the perfect "escape to the hills" for some peace and quiet. The apartment has two bedrooms , a spacious living room as well as an outdoor terrace and will comfortably sleep four. We have contrasted the old with the new, meshing an authentic village farm house with the conveniences of a modern living. During the summer months the local and well maintained pool is open and less than 5 minutes away . The Costa Blanca beaches are a 30-40 minute drive with shopping at Ondara's recently opened La Marina. Near by are golf courses, caves, water park, zoo, horse riding and plenty of night life in Denia or Javea if you want a change from the tranquillity of the mountains.
Fleix is approximately a 70 minutes drive from either Valencia or Alicante airports and located in the rugged Marina Alta mountains of Eastern Spain. It is the middle village of the three villages that constitute the La Vall de Laguar community, these being Campell, Fleix, and Benimaurell.
The Moors conquered and then settled this area nearly 1000 years ago bringing with them their distinctive culture, agricultural practices and introducing crops including lemons , cherries , oranges, apricots, almonds and olives. They cultivated and developed the mountain sides by building bancales. These stone walled terraces are still in use to date, planted with cherry trees, for which the area is renown. To defend their territory the Moors also built many castles and watchtowers, the ruins of which are still in existence today.
Between 1609 - 10 the last of the Moors were expelled from Spain with local legend describing a last and dramatic stand on the ridge of the Cavall Verd. The valley was repopulated by people from the island of Mallorca in the early part of the 17th Century and today you will still find some families of Mallorcan descent such as Moll .
The history of Casa El Limonero can be traced back to a centuries old La Vall de Laguar family and was built approximately 200 years ago as the home of newly weds from which they farmed the land. In the winter, as was typical a two centuries ago in Spain, animals lived with the family on the lower floors . On the upper floor there was a bread oven and racks to store and cure meat.
By the late 1920's the house was no longer lived in and gradually slipped into a state of disrepair until we bought and restored this lovely old village farm house over the past few years so it could be lived in again . On the walls and in various nooks and crannies is evidence of the house's agricultural history living on.