Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Large Luxury Family Home With Private Tennis Court And Swimming Pool
6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 lounges with terraces sleeps 14 comfortably
This beautiful 2 storey villa is situated in the quiet leafy estate of La Canada. Just 10 minutes from the airport and close to local amenities and entertainment.
On the main upper floor, there is a large airy lounge/dining room with plasma TV with free view and DVD player, through sliding French doors the L- shaped terrace can be accessed .The terrace overlooks the delightful tree filled landscaped garden, large pool and tennis court. The terrace is partly covered, excellent in the heat of the day and opens for the evening or the cooler months and is furnished with cane furniture and dinning tables that seat 14.
Off the lounge is a beautiful designer kitchen fully equipped with 2 ovens, cooler draws, fridge freezer, microwave, and dishwasher, plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment. The kitchen is large, a great space for everyone to get stuck into the cooking, if you prefer to watch then you can sit at the breakfast bar with a glass of wine and offer advice.
On the same floor are 4 bedrooms with air-conditioning the master bedroom has a double bed and there is an en-suite bathroom with double sinks, bath, and separate shower. There are 3 further bedrooms on this floor 2 of them with double beds, one with bunk beds and a single bed with pull out bed and an additional full bathroom.
There is also a small office and toilet on this floor.
The ground floor comprises of a large and spacious bar/lounge, the large wooden bar is a great place for everyone to gather around in the evening and share a drink. There is a large TV sofa, plasma TV, and DVD player. The chimney in the room was built for cooking paellas it also serves as a barbeque. There is seating around the chimney. The room opens out on to a terrace and the garden though sliding doors. On the terrace is a gas barbecue, table tennis table, tables and seating for 14. The bar is equipped with a 2 ring hob, fridge and dishwasher. Off this lounge there are two shower rooms these act as changing rooms as there is direct access to the pool from them. There are a further 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two singles.
To the side of the house is a petanque/boules court.
The main floor rooms are air-conditioned the down stair rooms have fans. The house is centrally heated in the winter. There is free wifi and an iPod docking station.
The washing machine and tumble drier are on the ground floor and there is a rotary washing line.
There is secure parking for 4 cars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Port Saplaya (Alboraya) 16 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Valencia 7 km, Nearest railway: La Canada Metro 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Fax machine, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona,
Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC. The city is situated on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 acres; this heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Major monuments include Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, the Torres de Quart, theLlotja de la Seda (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996), and the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences), an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. TheMuseu de Belles Arts de València houses a large collection of paintings from the 14th to the 18th centuries, including works byVelázquez, El Greco, and Goya, as well as an important series of engravings by Piranesi. The Institut Valencià d'Art Modern(Valencian Institute of Modern Art) houses both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and photography.
Valencia's main festival is theFalles. The traditional Spanish dish, paella, originated in Valencia.
Valencia has a subtropical climate with very mild winters and long warm to hot summers.
Its average annual temperature is 22.3 °C (72.1 °F) during the day and 13.4 °C (56.1 °F) at night.
In the warmest month - August - the temperature during the day typically ranges from 28–34 °C (82–93 °F), about 23 °C (73 °F) at night and the average sea temperature is 26 °C(79 °F).Generally, summer temperatures similar to those experienced in northern part of Europe last about 8 months, from April to November.
Sunshine duration hours are 2,660 per year, from 150 (average nearly 5 hours of sunshine duration at day) in December to 314 (average above 10 hours of sunshine duration at day) in July.
Extracts from Lonely Planet Guide and Magazine
Valencia is both of Spain, and distinct from Spain. In Muslim hands for five centuries, its Christian European history has been shaped as much by Catalonia, its neighbour to the north, as by Castilla. The region's flag bears the red and yellow stripes of Catalonia and the mother tongue of many is Valenciano, a dialect of Catalan.
Valencia City, the region's capital, is famed for its nightlife, the wild Las Fallas spring festival and the stunning architecture of its Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.
To the north, along the Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast), is a string of low-key resorts, plus the historic site of Sagunto. Southwards along the Costa Blanca (White Coast) stretch some of Spain's finest beaches. You can bar-hop and party in international resorts such as Benidorm, Torrevieja and the lively provincial capital of Alicante. Others, such as Denia and Gandia, still retain a much more Spanish flavour. Inland lies another world where mountains buckle and castles crown the hilltops: there's Morella, girt by its intact medieval walls; Xàtiva, with its own splendid castle; and Elche, with Europe's most extensive palm groves.
Lonely Planet Magazine
Dreaming of a sunny weekend dash to Europe? In this excerpt from Lonely Planet Magazine, we shine a light on the juiciest picks of Valencia, the Spanish city that checks all the summer city break boxes.
Often overlooked in favour of Barcelona, Valencia is a rich cocktail of impressive architecture, lively streets and nightlife, with a refreshing lack of tourists.
The labyrinthine historic centre is a great place to drink horchata (a traditional drink made from tiger nuts, sugar and crushed ice) and eat paella – Valencia is Spain's rice-growing centre, and paella was invented here. A summer wander through the old quarter reveals a Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance heritage, including the Unesco-listed 16th-century La Lonja (silk exchange), sheltered by a cobweb of Gothic arches.
But even more exhilarating is the futuristic vision of Santiago Calatrava's contemporary architectural masterpiece, the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (the City of Arts and Sciences). Its IMAX cinema is like a closed robot eye, its opera house, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, like a Star Wars space station.
For a summer weekend away, the clincher is the sandy beach, and the chance to slow down to the laid-back pace of a seaside town. If you head to the city in late June, you might choose to join thousands of other revellers on Midsummer's Day at the Día de San Juan, when the year's longest day is marked by fireworks, street parties and bonfires on the beach. The city also takes sport seriously, earning its status as the European Capital of Sport in 2011.
Our villa is set in a quiet residential area in La Canada, with several bars, restaurants, and shops nearby.
Its close proximity to Valencia makes the villa an ideal base for exploring this historic city. Valencia is a city of contrasts, the wonderful old centre with its amazing food market where you can buy and savour the regional food. The beautiful plazas are the ideal place to stop for some wine and tapas. If you like eating out there are many great restaurants that I can recommend you try.
The recently built Science Park designed by Santiago Calatrava incorporates a zoo, marine park, science museum and opera house. This spectacular complex with its avant garde architecture is not to be missed. The bioparc is a new generation zoo conceived with the zoo-immersion philosophy, the visitor feels totally submerged in the wild habitats that have been recreated here. The marine park is home for more than 45,000 examples of 500 different marine species among which can be found sharks, Beluga whales, sea lions and manta rays. walruses, penguins. The park also has a spectacular dolphinarium and auditorium where they hold daily shows.
If you feel the need for a day at the beach there are several 20mins away.
Heron City a cinema and restaurant complex is 4km away, some of the films are in English, and there is also a bowling alley. The complex is pedestrianised so it's a great place for kids.
Valencia City offers plenty of further tourist further attractions such as: Turia Gardens (dry river bed that has been converted into a park with sporting & leisure facilities), Botanic Gardens, Tourist Bus, Art Galleries, Theatres, Night Life, Markets & Shopping. There are many top quality beaches in the Valencia area such as Malvarosa, El Saler & Sagunto. Valencia is also home to Valencia CF, Levante CF, Cheste Moto GP circuit & the F1 circuit.
Golf: There are several top quality Golf courses in close proximity to the villa.
El Bosque (30mins), El Escorpion (10mins) and El Saler (30mins)
La Galiana and Sergio Garcia's home course 'Club de Campo del Medeterraneo' are 1 hour away.
The Benicasim water park is 1hour 40mins away.