PROPERTY AT A GLANCE A stunning property that feels very much a home decorated with Spanish furnishings, antique and rustic pieces yet also with high specifications and home comforts to create a fusion of traditional and modern for today´s lifestyle requirements.
Sympathetically renovated to a degree of luxury yet retaining the authenticity with charming shuttered windows, wooden beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and terracotta floor tiles to name a few of the features with exacting attention to detail showcasing the subtle influences and the rich history of the original 150 year-old property.
This is a Finca that is something rather special, a real hidden gem where you can truly enjoy the beautiful surrounding scenery and have the best of both worlds, the energetic life of the nearby coastal resorts when you feel like it and alternatively the quiet rustic peace away from it all in the privacy and comfort of your own country retreat.
A little slice of heaven between Benissa and Calpe this property has room for stables on the 5,000m2 electric gated plot and only a 5-minute drive to Equestrian facilities. A short 10-minute drive to the nearest beaches, golf course, tennis clubs and nautical clubs. The luxurious boutique hotel, Hotel La Madrugada once a private home belonging to the famous Soprano Sarah Brightman is also nearby.
Benissa is one of the oldest towns in the Costa Blanca, an area that is a feast for the senses with its extensive coastline, colourful culture, its monuments, its festivities, its gastronomy, and its people.
This is still a somewhat unspoilt area where you can live and enjoy the charm, history, local fiestas, and traditions. Nearby Calpe is a thriving and modern town with long golden sandy beaches with a promenade, a fantastic choice of hotels and restaurants including Michelin-star plus yacht marinas and trendy bars and clubs giving you all the required amenities and facilities nearby.
PROPERTY DETAILS With a built size of 285m2 this 4 bedroomed 4-bathroom property is situated on a very private 5000m2 flat plot.
Oozing traditional Finca charm yet with modern elements this country house is in a private and tranquil location boasting wonderful panoramic countryside views. The property is decorated and presented to a high standard, cool and inviting in the summer a place to escape from the heat with the cooling terracotta floors and wooden window shutters, and warm and cozy in the winter with the wonderful Tosca stone fireplace with wood burner.
A welcoming access through an almond grove a private driveway leads you to electric gates opening to the large parking bay proving ample space for several cars and or boats, plus a separate integral garage.
A pretty open naya garden room leads to the main front door entrance into the property with accommodation consisting of, large entrance hall spacious enough to be used an office area, an inviting light and airy lounge with Tosca stone and brick inlay fireplace with wood burner, the dining area with exposed feature stone wall is divided from the lounge by a large stone arch so whilst each area has their own function it still allows for open plan family living, double doors from the lounge lead to the outside terrace and pool area, a separate fully fitted bespoke kitchen, a blend of both traditional and modern design, with breakfast bar and dining area and with doors that lead to a large garden area perfect to enjoy a quiet alfresco breakfast, on this level there is also a guest bedroom and ensuite bathroom. From the double height hallway the traditional staircase, a splendid marvel of carved wood, hand-forged wrought iron and inset tiles, leads to the galleried landing where you will find the large master bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom, a double bedroom with Juliet balcony and ensuite and a further double bedroom with separate family bathroom.
Externally the open Naya garden room offers a shaded place to relax, read a book or enjoy refreshments with views to the garden areas and the large 10m x 5m pool (pre-installed for pool heating) which is surrounded by pedra stone terracing, the purpose built summer pergola chillout lounge and dining area is perfect for entertaining family and friends and when together with the gardens and pool are all lit up create the most wonderful and magical ambience for alfresco living. The wonderful iron gazebo with a shaded canopy centrally placed in the garden area accessed from the kitchen and dining area provides a lovely alfresco breakfasting area.
The delightful gardens offer several areas for sun and shade and in addition to the almond grove there are many trees to include palm, ancient carob, fig, eucalyptus, false pepper and orange and lemon.
Lovingly restored this is a country retreat that is the perfect escape.
LOCATION Benissa is situated just off the AP7 motorway and N332 and stretches down to the coast. It is approximately a ninety minute drive from Valencia and one hour from Alicante. Benissa is one of the oldest towns on the Costa Blanca. Different discoveries suggest that there was prehistoric activity in Benissa, as evidenced by the three cave paintings in Pinos district. Old coins and amphorae indicate that the Romans too passed through this region. The origin of the place name Benissa, ‘Beni-Issa’, is considered to be the Arabic for “sons of Issa”, the name of a tribe. Benissa has a rich legacy of monuments. A landscape full of contrasts, an atmosphere filled with history. Walking through the old quarter of Benissa, perfectly preserved, you will discover a life-sized museum – cobbled streets, walls built hundreds of years ago and manor houses which transport you back to medieval times. In the heart of Benissa Old Town you will find an attractive selection of supermarkets, shops and boutiques as well as the Cathedral of the Marina Alta which dominates the town square with its palm trees and children’s playground. Market day in Benissa is on a Saturday.
Benissa has approximately four kilometres of coastline and four main beaches which are the Cala Lobella, Baladrar, La Fustera and Cala Pinet.
To the north of Benissa, in Moraira, there are further smaller beaches whilst Calpe a thriving and modern town to the south has long golden sandy beaches with a promenades, a fantastic choice of restaurants including michelin-star recommended plus marinas and trendy bars and clubs.
Benissa also has fabulous sporting facilities. There is a 9 hole par 60 golf course, a number of tennis clubs and a fabulous sports centre with full size football pitch, Olympic size indoor swimming pool which is open all year, gymnasium, badminton courts, padel tennis etc.
The local Spanish schools, both primary and secondary, have children from all nationalities but if you prefer but there are International schools located a short drive away who provide a private bus service.
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