The plot is accessed via an idyllic valley where the Montgó and the vineyards are outlined by the blue sky. This property is in the heart of Marina Alta, a region known for its production of white wine from Moscatel. Vines, almond trees in bloom and orange trees can all be found in the area surrounding this renovated villa, which was originally an old farmhouse for agricultural work. The house has a blunt silhouette, which suddenly appears behind a hillside slope guaranteeing privacy. The perimeter of the plot is completely fenced and flanked by a high wall with 2 access gates. Once inside the plot, we find a vast parking area that includes a landscaped roundabout, which allows the fluid circulation of vehicles, both to enter and leave the villa, as well as a generously sized pergola under which to leave 2 vehicles covered comfortably.
We cross a garden area along a path between dense lavender and under the shade of two cypresses 4 meters high, to discover the façade. It is entirely built in stone, just as in the past, with several windows, topped with wooden logs various formats reminiscent of the history of the property. The clay sills were baked in the traditional way, with the typical bars of the southern part of the peninsula.
After accessing plot, we discover a spacious hall with a staircase leading to the upper floor.
To the right of the ground floor, we have a small bedroom currently used as an office and a suite with its own bathroom opposite. The large kitchen awaits us at the bottom of this wing, flooded with natural light thanks to the high windows facing both east and south. The central island is a great meeting point for the family, since its large dimensions allow guests to enjoy a drink sitting around it. The cooking and utility area is distributed as a double bench at an angle of 90º, which has an oven and gas plate. This kitchen has two water areas, one on the island and another next to the window on the bench, so that several people can clean and prepare food at the same time. There is also enough space to have a large pantry, even a small leisure area with its own sofa. The kitchen enjoys clear views of the Montgó and offers an adjoining terrace with planters of aromatic herbs (rosemary, mint, lavender ...) and the old well recreate the atmosphere of the old farmhouses, where fresh and floral aromas and the sound of flowing from the waters were present.
The left-wing of the house offers a small guest toilet, two rooms and a dining room that are filled with light that comes from the annexed inner courtyard, to give the rooms a serene, clear and harmonious presence. The larger room is warm and welcoming, thanks to a generous fireplace and its windows facing west. This room was originally an old stable given the presence of various structural elements such as wooden sleepers, a height somewhat lower than the rest of the house or an anteroom paved with Arabic clay tile of 19th century manufactured clay, which is currently used as a reading zone. The dining room sports masonry walls, with native stone and in traditional arrangement with mortar. The smaller room is used as a gathering area, to enjoy coffee or tea, and serves as a transition zone between both wings of the house. In addition, there is an extension of the room that was formerly used as an original kitchen. Today, it has a dressing room, a closet area and a double bedroom suite for guests, with its own bathroom.
The building has several terraces, which together with their courtyards make up an intricate garden where landscaped areas, shaded areas and sunny areas converge. This dynamic environment invites you to enjoy its different corners according to the time of day and the season and creates a very pleasant living space. A wide and comfortable staircase separates the house from the garden and leads us to a 12 x 7 meter pool. Around the pool, the covered barbecue, the pergola and some areas covered with wicker roofing congregate. The pool merges with the infinite horizon of olive and almond trees.
The current owners enabled the upper floor as their own night area, with a spacious bedroom suite, an open, functional and comfortable dressing room and a bathroom with a bathtub. From the master bedroom, you can see the entire valley and the horizon. The staircase that connects this floor with the hall allows quick access to the outdoor areas.
The estate takes advantage of the form of the land to differentiate the terrace and garden areas, areas for agricultural work, such as the orange and lemon orchard, and the location of stables and training tracks for horses, located on a lower level. This equestrian farm has two zones of differentiated stables, with their own boxes (6 in total) and their own tracks for horse riding. The location of the stables allows comfortable access from the estate roads, and enjoys a good orientation and stillness for the welfare of the horses. The farm has three water wells, central heating and a solar panel system and electric generator support.
Feel free to contact us to visit this magnificent villa. If you are looking for a large equestrian estate well connected and in a quiet area, this is your ideal home.