For sale direct from the owners!
This beautifully presented country home really does offer the best of both worlds – a private location set within 12,000M2 of land with terrific views and yet within a short distance of the popular village of Chella, Valencia.
The house sits in a stunning position on a hill overlooking 5 villages in different directions with exceptional views over valleys and mountains to a distance of 40 kilometres and only yet it is just 1km all of the local facilities, shops and bars available within Chella.
The house itself is very large and was built to an exceptional standard of build quality and finishes. The current owners had the house built by local tradesmen who finished the house in 2006 so this is far from your standard villa and really must be seen to fully appreciate the thought, design and high quality it offers.
As an example, the house was built in the conventional British style with brick and cavity to increase insulation properties. The stonework is all natural and hand crafted on site. The elevations are Mono capped which have been repainted this year with high quality (and long lasting) German external paint.
All flooring in the main house is Marble, the garage and apartment are ceramic.
The house also offers fantastic flexibility in terms of how it is used and enjoyed – the main house is entered via an enclosed, covered porch which leads to the main front door. A large entrance hallway with guest cloakroom gives you an immediate feeling of space.
In total, the main house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, spacious living accommodation including a living room with double sided log burner and a separate dining area.
The two “master” bedrooms both come with en-suite bathrooms as well as walk in wardrobes.
The hallway, living room and dining space have a mezzanine floor and double height ceiling which really creates a feeling of space and light. The mezzanine itself is currently used as a study or home office.
The covered “naya” or outside lounge with glass curtains make this a room you can use throughout the year and is large enough to accommodate a 3-piece suite as well as a Spa bath.
The spacious kitchen is well fitted with plenty of wall and base level storage units topped off with granite work surfaces. There is room in the centre of the kitchen for a good size table and this really feels like the heart of the home. The usual appliances are built in including oven, microwave and induction hob.
In addition to the main kitchen, there is a further utility room and pantry just off the kitchen.
There is great outside space on top of the naya which really connects the inside of the house with the gardens, pool area and sun terraces.
Separate self-contained guest apartment – this 2 bedroom apartment is separately accessed from the main house and offers the perfect space for welcoming guests. Be they friends, family or even the paying type, they have their own access, privacy and with a kitchen, they can self cater. The apartment comes with 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom serving both bedrooms. A large kitchen with dining space and a living area make this perfect for guests or even extended family.
There is a further building which, on the ground floor forms the garage and above this is a bedroom and a bathroom. This could also be used for welcoming guests or is the ideal space to be used as a work room, studio space or hobby space away from the main house.
There is so much to say about this property – here are our key features…
♦ High quality build, materials and finishes – far from your standard villa
♦ Spacious accommodation with nearly 600M2 of built area
♦ 7 double bedrooms (all good sizes) and 6 bathrooms plus guest cloakroom
♦ Main house, separate guest apartment and a bedroom/bathroom over the garage
♦ Full Cedula d’Habitabilitat de Primera Ocupacion – no legality issues here!
♦ Heated swimming pool – 11m x 4m
♦ Set in 12,000M2 of land – equates to around 3 acres of land – fully fenced 2m high
♦ Large terraces and formal garden areas
♦ Covered “naya” with glass curtains as well as an open terrace – perfect outside space
♦ Mains electric and mains water supply, Broadband Internet and Satellite TV
♦ Solar water heating and a solar heated pool
♦ Full, oil fired central heating to radiators for the cooler months
The gardens and land…
The property is surrounded by 12,000M2 of land which equates to around 3 acres in total. The area around the house has been created with formal gardens and terrace areas and the remainder of the land has been left in a natural way to encourage wildlife including the many bird species that visit Spain during the year.
The whole land area is fenced for the security of animals and children. A long driveway of 170m gives the property a real sense of “arrival” and gives views of the surrounding countryside and mountains.
The driveway is gated at the entrance to the property as well as having a further gate close to the villa itself.
The rear terraces are a delight – connecting well with the glazed naya and the internal space of the property, they surround the pool area.
The swimming pool measures 11m x 4m and is heated from the solar system installed. This really extends the use of the swimming pool for the owners and visitors early in the year and later into the autumn months.
There is a covered pagoda which is perfect for BBQ’s and adds to the overall outside space to enjoy the best of the weather.
The land is home to a number of different trees including: 7 Olive trees, 2 peach, 1 Apricot, 2 lemons, 4 orange, 1 Lime, 1 Cherry, 1 Plum 1 Grenadine, 1 Fig, 1 Apple.
In addition to the garage block, there is also a car port which accommodates 2 cars.
A storage shed is used for logs and tools.
The property is located just 1km from the small town of Chella, which offers a wide range of facilities including: health centre with 24 hour emergency service; pharmacy; school; town hall; police station; post office; auditorium; sports centre and football stadium; banks and insurance companies; bars and restaurants; two supermarkets; vegetable shops and bakeries; ironmongers, electricians and plumbers etc.
There is a lively year-round community life with several festivals/fiestas during the year with street parades, concerts, dances, outdoor meals, entertainment for children, and fireworks.
In the local area there are many beauty spots and interesting geological, archaeological and historical places to visit. There are also opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, riding, cycling, bird watching and even potholing. The owner has also enjoyed canyoning, climbing, kayaking, river walking and mountain biking in the local area.
The climate escapes the extreme high temperatures of southern Spain in summer, and extreme low temperatures of the central plateau in winter. The weather is generally sunny, with rainfall mostly occurring in the autumn.
Xativa is the nearest large town to Chella. It has a rich history and the famous castle sits above the town and is a big draw for many visitors throughout the year. The town is well worth exploring on foot to see many of the historic buildings, the wide boulevards and the attractive parks. It is a also a useful commercial centre, where you will find car dealers, agricultural suppliers, supermarkets, specialist shops, cinema, theatre and the regional hospital.
Xativa is particularly well connected by train to Valencia which can be reached in as little as 40mins: a great way to enjoy the city of Valencia without having to worry about parking!
Valencia airport can be reached in 50mins.
The beach resort of Gandia is less than an hour from Chella, and Alicante airport is less than an hour and a half away
This is a very special property and really does have the heart and soul of the owners within every brick of the property. The owners are very reluctant sellers and they hope to find new owners who will be able to come to love the property as much as they have.
This is very unlike many of the standard villas you might see advertised and if you would like to talk to David and Linda, the owners, just drop us an e-mail and we can introduce them to you. They will happily answer any questions and can even show you the historic photos of the property being built.
The property is priced to sell and if you would like to know more or arrange a visit, let us know straight away.