Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Traditional four storey town house in a traditional and quiet street just off the Roman Via Augusta and one block away from the central market place. Carefully restored to retain all the original beams, vaulted ceilings, joinery, wooden windows, and floor tiles, yet offering totally new and well appointed kitchens and bathrooms.
Set over two floors, the property contains one flat sleeping 4 and two additional studio flats, each with own bathrooms and kitchen, sleeping 2 people apiece. Any combination to fit your group size of 2 to 8 people is available. The prices and information below apply to a group of 6.
There are fountains, parks, three swimming pools, and a wonderful EU registered bio-reserve within 5 minutes walk of the House. Also there are all the old streets, churches, museum, squares and the Castle, which towers above the City, to explore. This is a convenient and comfortable base to explore the City, the local area and coast, and the vibrant City of Valencia. It is perfect for the Americas Cup!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tavernes 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Valencia 58 km, Nearest railway: Xativa 300 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors||
The property consists of one apartment sleeping 4 (Pedro) and two apartments which sleep 2 people each (Anna and Castilla). We're very flexible to accommodate between 2 and 8 people. The prices given are for 6 people sharing, please enquire about larger or smaller groups!
*Each apartment has new beds, simple pine furniture and new bathrooms and kitchens - fully equipped to enjoy cooking the fantastic local produce.
*The house is built in the traditional way, with thick walls and shutters, and also now has air conditioning.
*Access to each unit is via the shared, elegant, sturdy but steep rear staircase. Each has fully secure and lockable doors, and their own private bathrooms and kitchens. Anna has twin beds, and Castillo a double. Pedro has 1 double bed and 2 single beds. They can be combined or rented separately.
*Access to newly refurbished outdoor patio with refreshing Jacuzzi/fountains by prior agreement.
*Use of washing machine again by prior agreement.
|Further details outdoors||
Small, cool , enclosed and private patio at the back of the house, refurbished in traditional style, and incorporating new large jacuzzi and picnic table. Newly refurbished balconies to the front elevation , with traditional tiles.
*Excellent base for the AMERICAS CUP and associated races off Valencia - only 45 mins by direct train into the heart of Valencia.
*2007/8 is the year of Xativa's special exhibition - "La Llum D Les Imatges" - a kind of Valencian version of "The City of Culture"
*Good language schools in both Xativa and Valencia.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
*Xativa is the capital of the Costera region of Valencia, famous for its orange and lemon orchards, and excellent vegetables and fruit. The area around offers some great walking, and lots of historic towns to explore. And its only 45 minutes by train right into the heart of Valencia, with trains every 30 minutes throughout the day and much of the night as well!
*Valencia lies at the centre of the fertile delta of the River Turia, surrounded by mountains. Xativa is at the Southern edge of this fertile area, with its ancient Castle high on a limestone ridge, guarding the road and valley up from the South of Spain since well before Roman times. From this Castle you can see north , across the fertile and green "Huerta" to Valencia and the mountains beyond, west to the mountains which lie along the coast, and South and East into unspoilt hills and mountains.
*Valencia itself is a vibrant and exciting City, with beautiful squares, churches and museums, the striking "City of Arts and Sciences" with the largest aquarium in Europe, a superb modernist market (also the largest in Europe), as well as great cafes, restaurants , theatre and night life. There has been tremendous investment in the City to accommodate the Americas Cup.We have yet to fully explore all the areas around Xativa. There are wine and olive oil producers to visit, neolithic caves and settlements, hill top towns and forts and some great walking.
* If you want the sea, you can use bus or train to get to the beach in Valencia (complete with famous Paella restaurants), or Gandia, or you can drive over the mountain to the small Spanish resort of Tavernes, or venture further South to the rocky but developed Costa Blanca. For more on Valencia see www.24-7valencia.com or www.turisvalencia.es
*Xativa itself is a welcoming and historic City. Hanibal watered his elephants here. And Neolithic people, the Romans and the Moors have all made use of the strong defensive position now occupied by the superb castle. This dominates the town, and repays the walk up, through lavender, olive and pine. The old city walls enclose both the lively old town, the remains of the roman city higher up, the EU Bioreserve on the slopes to the Castle, and the Castle itself.
*Within the old town, you have the classic Mediterranean complex of narrow streets, old churches, little squares and, reputedly, 1000 fountains! There is a large Cathedral, built by the Borgias, Spain's only Popes, who came from Xativa. There are three swimming pools (one indoor), a great museum, and a modern theatre. The City has a strong cultural program.
THIS YEAR IS SPECIAL- XATIVA is in effect the Region's CITY OF CULTURE. There are major exhibitions in the Cathedral and several churches, and a huge restoration program.
*But its the tradition of festivals and fiestas which really makes Xativa special. Most months one parish or another in the City will celebrate their Saints Day. And the whole City takes to the streets for the big events. These are: Fallas 15-19 March (processions, parties, great bonfires of giant satirical statues, bands and massive fireworks), Easter, with processions on the days up to Good Friday, when everyone turns out, Corpus Christie around 13 June, and Christmas and the procession of the Three Kings on 6 Jan. But the biggest event is the annual Fira - 15 to 20 August. AND...2007/8 is for Xativa the Valencian version of "City of Culture", called "LA LLUM De LES IMATGES", with major restoration and refurbishment of key historic buildings and streets and special exhibitions throughout the year.
*As befits its role as a regional centre, Xativa's pedestrianised streets are lined with traditional, family run shops selling everything from hats, wedding dresses, and fans, to wonderful cakes, fresh bread, local vegetables, superb meat and fish. There are also a range of little cafes and small restaurants, many offering superb value "menu del dias".
* Xativa is a great place to sample to real Spain, and a great centre for exploring both the relatively unknown and quiet hinterland, the coast, or the City which claims to be Spain's liveliest- Valencia.