Restored Moorish "Palau"
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Beautiful, fully renovated Moorish townhouse in the wonderfully tranquil and picturesque village of Benisuera; typically Spanish and set beside a stunning freshwater lake teaming with fish, just 15km from the historic mountain town of Xativa, 35km from the white-sanded Gandia & Oliva beaches and only a short train ride away from Valencia City.
A lifeguarded outdoor swimming pool, tapas bars, patisseries and local cafes are all within a short walk from the house. This is an excellent location for walkers, runners, fishers, cyclers, writers, climbers and anyone looking for a peaceful, picturesque and cultural spanish get-away.
This unique house has 3 bedrooms, each with its own balcony overlooking the Plaza Mayor, 2 gorgeous bathrooms, a bright and spacious lounge-dining room, a brand new kitchen and a sunny 50m2 roof terrace (with brick BBQ) with views over the lake and to the coast.
If you are looking for an authentic rural spanish retreat, a place to enjoy the great outdoors, sunbathing with a good book, BBQs with family & friends, a relaxing hide-away, paella tasting & excellent local wine, a friendly village in a picture perfect setting.....then this is the holiday home for you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gandia 35 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Valencia 70 km, Nearest railway: Xativa 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Specific items of necessity can be requested; if there's something you'd like to make your holiday that little bit better.... just ask! This is a cosy, bright, fully-equipped home, perfect for couples, a family or small group of friends. Everything is new - the kitchen, the bathrooms - and all interior furnishing were carefully and tastefully selected.
This is a renovated Moorish town house that was once part of the Palau (Palace) that still stands just across the plaza. Every detail is special - from the lovingly restored wooden beans to the hand made tiles throughout the property. The stunning terrace, where you are sure to spend a good deal of time, has a fabulous brick BBQ/summer kitchen, garden table and chairs, and sun-loungers. This is real Spain.... you cannot fail to adore this beautiful house set in this quaint and charming village in the heart of the Valencia Province.
There is a lovely, well kept communal outdoor pool in the neighbouring village of Guadasequies - this is open only to people staying within one of these 3 villages: Benisuera, Sempere & Guadasequies, and is a great spot to take a dip with children.
Open daily, from 9am til 2pm and from 5pm until 8pm. Guadasequies also has a choice of tapas/paella bars, grocery stores and outdoor sports facilities, such as tennis and squash. Enquires at the town hall, open daily.
The Valenciana region
The province of Valencia is the largest of the three which go to make up the Valencian community. It is situated in the centre of Spain's Mediterranean coastline. It overlooks the spacious Gulf of Valencia and is skirted at the back by a group of medium-high mountains and rolling plains leading to the lands of Aragon and Castile-La Mancha. It is opposite the Balearic islands and equidistant from the country's two major decision-taking centres: Madrid and Barcelona. Valencia is identified with the Mediterranean Sea because the culture deriving from the old Mare Nostrum is manifest in its patterns of social behaviour.
Sightseeing around the city begins in the old quarter. Until the mid-nineteenth century, it was defended by a wall, the inner route of the number five bus. Still standing as proof are the graceful Torres de Serranos, the spacious Torres de Quart and some remains of the apron wall in the basement of the Valencia institute of Modern Arts. The most outstanding artistic heritage is to be found in the districts of Seu and Xerea, where the marks left by the Romans lie hidden beneath Arab ruins and modern churches and palaces.
The Mercat district took shape around the commercial life of the city's inhabitants. Accordingly, its two most emblematic buildings are used for trading purposes. The Gothic building of La Lonja, declared by UNESCO as a heritage of humanity, features a beautiful columned room where the old tables on which trading transactions were finalised are still in use today. Outside the destroyed wall grew the Valencia of the bourgeoisie, with its wide pavements, broad landscaped thoroughfares and countless instances of modernist architecture. On the other side of the Turia's old riverbed lie the nursery gardens, along with the Fine Arts Museum and the ultramodern part of the city which, on account of its size, serves as a nexus between the coastal townships and the old quarter. The futuristic face of the city is mirrored on the old riverbed through the Gulliver Children's park and the leisure and culture complex., Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciencies. Life in the city spreads down to the seafront with the harbour are and the beaches of Las Arenas and La Malvarrosa.
Xàtiva is a town of eastern Spain, in the province of Valencia, on the right bank of the river Albaida and at the junction of the Valencia–Murcia and Valencia Albacete railways. Xàtiva is built on the margin of a fertile and beautiful plain, and on the southern slopes of the Monte Bernisa, a hill with two peaks, each surmounted by a Castle of Játiva. With its numerous fountains, and spacious avenues shaded with elms or cypresses, the town has a clean and attractive appearance. Its collegiate church, dating from 1414, but rebuilt about a century later in the Renaissance style, was formerly a cathedral, and is the chief among many churches and convents. The town-hall and a church on the castle hill are partly constructed of inscribed Roman masonry, and several houses date from the Moorish period. There is a brisk local trade in grain, fruit, wine, olive oil and rice. The leading football club is CD Olimpic Xàtiva
Xàtiva was famous in Roman times for its silk fabrics, mentioned by the Latin poet Ovid. Xàtiva is also known as an early European centre of paper manufacture. In the twelfth century, Arabs brought the technology to manufacture paper to Xativa.
Birthplace of two popes, Callixtus III and Alexander VI, as well as the painter José Ribera Spagnoletto, it suffered a dark moment in its history at the hands of Philip V of Spain, who, after his victory in the Battle of Almansa in the War of the Spanish Succession, ordered the city to be burned, changing its name to San Felipe. In memory of the insult, the portrait of the monarch hangs upside down in the local museum of L'Almodí.
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