Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This delightful villa in a superb location has a larger than average swimming pool within a large garden with numerous seating and sunbathing areas.
Providing a comfortable base for a quiet relaxing holiday the villa offers all the normal home comforts in a quiet location. The secluded garden provides the perfect spot for sunbathing and the brick built BBQ is great for alfresco dining. There are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance for when you fancy a night out and Calpe town is about 5 minutes drive away for a livelier atmosphere. The Market is in the town centre on Saturday and offers great bargains.
The Port offers a good night out with all the fresh fish restaurants trying to entice you with free drinks and special offers. Benidorm is only a 30 minute drive away with unlimited amusments for children and adults. Altea and Moraira the neighboring villages are both beautiful with plenty of restaurants and Bars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||300 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante 66 km, Nearest railway: Calpe 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Situated on a large plot the villa offers a large terrace with larger than normal pool. Built in BBQ offers ideal setting for family meals and the side terrace is ideal for a morning breakfast. The gardens are completey secluded offering the perfect place for sunbathing. The new extension includes 2 bedrooms, bathroom and sitting area with a large balcony overlooking the pool.
The Valenciana region
At the heart of the Costa Blanca, within the region of Valencia lies an ancient fishing village, now a tourist magnet by the name of Calpe.
Calpe sits in an ideal location, easily accessed by the A7 motorway and the N332 that runs from Valencia to Alicante. Calpe is dominated by the towering rock of Ifach which reaches to an impressive 332m and is now a nature reserve. The summit of the rock is reached by means of a tunnel through the rock. From here, magnificent panoramic views can be had. On a clear day, the island of Ibiza is visible.
Calpe has a wonderful mixture of old Valencian culture and modern tourist trappings, perfectly harmonising providing an ideal base from which to explore the local area or enjoy on the many beaches. Calpe alone has three of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the coast.
Calpe is a town rich in history and culture and its strategic position on the coast has attracted many voyagers and settlers throughout history.
Remains of Iberian tribes have been found around the town and later, the Romans founded a prosperous colony whose main activity was dried, salted fish. Christians and Moors lived peacefuly for a time but were subjected to attacks by pirates during the 14th-17th centuries. The peace of the 18th century enabled Calpe to regenerate and form the current tourist location.When it comes to sightseeing, the ancient town centre, next to the Moorish quarter is a good place to start. The old town walls and the church known as Iglesia Vieja are well worth seeing. This church is the only remaining example of Mudejar-Gothic architecture within Valencia. Alongside the modern Paseo Maritimo are the recently discovered remains of a Roman villa, once forming part of the Roman fish factory, known as the Banys de la Reina (Queens Bath). Overlooking the Mascarat ravine are the ruins of the Moorish Castle of Calpe and all over the local countryside are the typical rui-rau country houses, with arched porticos for raisin drying.
The town centre is also home to the Museum of Archeology and the Fiestas Museum.
Calpe has a wonderful modern marina that sits alongside the old fishing port. From here it is possible to take boat rides around the rock and to the nearby resort of Benidorm.
The port has a nautical club and facilities for yachting, windsurfing and water skiing. If its dry-land sports you want then the rock of Ifach offers climbing facilities.One of the best ways to glimps the local coastline is by means of the narrow guage railway that runs from Alicante to Denia, stopping at Calpe.
Calpe has several tourist information centres, all of which are very helpful and will provide you with information about the whole of the region.
Visit http://www.infocostablanca.com/uk/l%20calpe.htm for current information
There are lots of Fiesta's in Calpe which are fun and colourful. Here are just a few
5th January: The Three Kings
End of February: German Carnaval
19th March: Fallas (St. Joseph's Day)
24th June: Hogueras de San Juan
16th July: Celebration to honour the patron saint of "la Virgen del Carmen"
5th August: Festival to honour "la Virgen de las Nieves"
9th - 12th October: Beer Festival
End of October: Moors and Christians
Nature: The Peñon de Ifach (Rock of Ifach) nature reserve. If you're feeling fit there's a path to the summit. The Salinas: A natural salt lake with Flamingos and Herons.
Restaurants: 168 including traditional Valencia, Calpe, Alicante, Altean (typical dishes - "Cruet de Peix", "Putxero amb Pilotes", "Fideua"), Greek, Lebanese, Dutch, German, Indian, Chinese etc.
Sports: Sailing - Calpe yacht harbour. Max. 5m. Golf - Golf Don Cayo. Panoramic views of the mediterranean. 3078m, 9 holes, par 36. Urbanizacion Sierra de Altea. Club de Golf Ifach. Panoramic sea views from the clubhouse. 3406m, 9 holes, par 60. Urbanizacion San Jaime. Tennis - Calpe Tennis Club. 6 clay courts open to the public. Altea Hills Tennis Club. 4 clay courts open to the public. Mountain Walking - The "Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers". Twice a week with an easier walk on Saturday. Scuba diving - Puerto Blanca harbour. Urbanizacion Maryvilla. Specialized shop and diving club. Basetes harbour.
Fiesta calendar: January 5th - The Three Kings. The children receive their presents from the three kings at the Plaza Colon. March 19th - "Fallas" Giant papier-mache statues on satirical themes that are ceremonially burnt. June 24th - "San Juan" Hogueras de San Juan. Chapel of La Cometa. July 16th - "Fiesta de Carmen" in honour of the Virgin and in remembrance of fishermen lost at sea. August 5th - "Virgen de las Nieves". A centurys old fiesta with an impressive firework display. Offering flowers to the Virgin. October 9th - German Beer Festival. Beer and music with German bands. End October - "Moors and Christians" in honour of the "Santisimo Cristo del Sudor" patron saint of Calpe since 1682. Starts with an invasion of the beach by the Moors. Defense of the town by the Christians with a gun battle. The locals are members of Christian or Moorish clubs "filas" eg. Almogávares, Almorávides", "Templaris" and dress up accordingly. Spectacular firework display and parade.
History: Calpe has been inhabited since the earliest times and until recently has made its living from fishing and almond and olive crops. It occupies a strategic position on the coast (the Peñon and Mascarat pass). B.C.: Neolithic, Iberians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians. A.D.: Romans, Visigoths, Arabs/Moorish until the 1254 Christian re conquest by Jaime of Aragon. The coast was attacked by North African pirates until the 17th century, accounting for the town walls and watchtower.
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10 Oct 2012
"excellent villa amazing beach. Calpe like any other spanish beach development"
Booking this villa was very easy. Communication with the owner was straightforward. If you fly into Valencia and have booked a car you pick up a minibus on the first floor level. The car hire firms are all on the other side of the motorway.
The villa is excellent. It is in a quiet location with a fantastic view of the hills. A very good pool that is suitable for all the family. Lots of sun beds really good bar-b-q. The villa has four bed rooms two on the ground floor, helped us as one of our party had mobility issues. The villa has limited air con - but all the rooms have fans and we were fine.
The beach really is a short walk away. Very safe and very clean. Lots of bars and cafes on the beach front. There is an amazing road side bar just up the hill which is well worth a visit Most of the spanish restaurants are a fair drive away in the old town including a pizza restaurant that has a fantastic view of the rock (although everything has a fantastic view of the rock) and the beach. Great place to spend the evening.
The fish restaurants in the harbour are excellent - the quality is excellent. A stop for a light lunch turned into an afternoon blow out. Vegaratarian options are limited - the spanish seem to think that vegatarians don't eat meat but fish is fine.
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