Location: Gandia, Valencia, Spain
Oranges and Lemons Ref V994.
Prepare to be enchanted with this farmhouse built in the 1800's. An absolute Jewel of a property, what a find!
Over 200 year old, 222m2 Traditional Valencian Farmhouse with 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, some beautiful antique feature floor tiling and traditional woodwork, tall wooden doors and beamed ceilings, all superbly preserved and maintained. Also having 137m2 annexe with summer kitchen, 2 large rooms, shower area, and upstairs lounge / bedroom, shower room and laundry room ideal for guest accommodation or visitors. The property is in very good condition but would benefit from some upgrading.
On a 18.584m2 plot with own stone built arched bridge over the baranco to access the house, swimming pool, sun terraces, natural stone built outbuilding for reformation / reconstruction, orange groves and vast natural virgin hillside beyond.
All this beauty is incredibly just a couple of minutes drive from Gandia town with absolutely all amenities and Award winning blue flag sandy beach resort with Club Nautico and Marina.
Entry into the grounds is via large double gates, there is a long driveway lined with palm trees, rubber and olive trees and with a huge car parking area for at least 12 cars and a sun terrace dining area with lovely mountain views (now sadly neglected), there are also 2 orange groves now in need of attention. The drive continues over the stone bridge crossing the barranco to the house. The property benefits from mains water and electricity, plus own personal water supply via a well (no longer used), plus access to agricultural water which is very cheap and plenfiful, telephone line and internet are available, many furnishings are included and the accommodation briefly comprises of:
Main Farmhouse with covered terrace to the front which is ideal for car parking and large open sun terraces with natural shade provided by grape vines. Huge double wooden doors give the main entrance to the ground floor:
Entrance hall is compact and has huge carved wood and glass double doors into the lounge with feature open fireplace with large canopy, there is a large independent dining room with tall wood window / doors allowing plenty of light entry, a small hallway with store cupboard leads to the large farmhouse stlye basic kitchen with base and wall units, shelving, lovely double carved marble sink and marble work tops, free standing gas cooker and fridge freezer. The kitchen is split level with the dining area and has access out to the gardens and pool area.
Upstairs is a large landing with access to a good size sun terrace with superb orange grove and mountain views, 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom and a lovely large traditional bathroom with roll top pedestal bath and hi-line toilet.
Annexe consists of ground floor:
Sun terrace with summer kitchen / BBQ, shower area which is very basic and 2 large rooms. This was originally used as the living quarters for the butler and house staff.
The first floor is independent and comprises of entrance hall with access to a lounge / bedroom, a shower room and a laundry room.
Within the grounds are many sun terrace areas with natural shade, lighting for the evenings, all varieties of trees including rubber, jacaranda, palms, olive, orange, advocate, pine, grape vine ........ There are pathways through the natural rockery behind the property on the hillside. The swimming pool is 8.5m x 4m (was the water deposit before mains water was connected, no filter) and there is an old stone built casita on the hillside within the grounds which requires restoration and would make a beautiful summer house.
Boasting an amazing location just a few minutes drive from the large cosmopolitan town of Gandia which is just a few minutes’ drive and is the largest town in La Safor with a population of around 80.000 habitants. Gandia remains to be a very traditional very Spanish town not spoiled by the influence of International tourism.
The centre of the town enjoys a long, wide, beautiful tree lined Paseo which is super cool in the summer months under the natural shade, a great place to stop and have a drink in one of the many cafes or bar / restaurants. Within Gandia are endless shops of all varieties, chain stores, designer stores, supermarkets, banks, notaries, lawyers, nursery, primary and secondary schools, British school, large sports complex’s, hypermarkets, shopping and leisure centres, Churches, Museums and Palace’s, and many historic squares, town parks and gardens just to sit down and relax. Many of the streets in Gandia are now pedestrianized ensuring a lovely clean pollution free environment and it is a truly delightful experience to stroll around the town. Off the Paseo is the picturesque Calle Mayor (main street) with endless shops and cafes to choose from to sit and people watch. There is a weekly traditional market selling clothes, linens, household items and hardware.
The population of Gandia can triple in the summer months when Spanish families visit their second homes on the magnificent Award winning blue flag sandy beach of. Having said that, although very busy and vibrant the resort boasts the necessary facilities to comfortably home the visitors and never becomes overcrowded. There is a superb variety of shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants to choose from plus a good variety of Hotels which are maily Spanish occupied in the summer.
Gandia is approx. 70kms south of Valencia (50 mins drive) or 125kms north of Alicante (1hr 15mins drive). The A7 motorway provides easy access to either airports or there is the main N332 coastal road for a more picturesque journey if you're not in a rush.
The main line RENFE train station is also located in the centre of the town and provides an excellent service to Valencia city, the journey takes approx. 1 hour and travels through the orange groves and the vast rice fields and National Park of Albufera with huge wetlands and lake. A journey we take for granted and not to be missed.
Lounge with open fire and large feature canopy - 19ft 5ins x 17ft 5ins (5.91m x 5.30m)
Dining room – 22ft 4ins x 13ft 2ins (6.82m x 4.01m)
Hallway with store cupboard
Kitchen split level (5 steps) with dining room – 30ft 10ins x 14ft 6ins (9.39m x 4.41m)
Landing – 14ft 3ins x 8ft 4ins (4.35m x 2.53m)
Double bedroom 1 – 14ft 3ins x 9ft 9ins (4.35m x 2.98m)
Bathroom electric hot water heater – 9ft 9ins x 9ft 1in (2.98m x 2.76m)
Single bedroom 2 (built in wardrobe) – 8ft x 6ft 6ins (2.44m x 1.97m)
Hallway – 14ft 6ins x 3ft 8ins (4.40m x 1.12m)
Double bedroom 3 – 14ft x 10ft 11ins (4.27m x 3.32m)
Double bedroom 4 – 14ft x 10ft 6ins (4.27m x 3.21m)
Sun terrace – with lovely orange grove and mountain views
Open terrace with seating and wall mural
Summer kitchen with BBQ and sink
Shower room (basic)
Large room 1 – 24ft 10ins x 12ft 4ins (7.57m x 3.77m)
Large room 2 – 24ft 10ins x 10ft 5ins (7.57m x 3.18m)
Entrance hall - 7ft 2ins x 5ft 6ins (2.19m x 1.67m)
Bedroom / lounge – 13ft 6ins x 10ft 11ins (4.12m x 3.33m)
Shower room – 6ft 8ins x 5ft 9ins (2.02m x 1.75m)
Laundry room with electric hot water heater – 10ft 9ins x 4ft 2ins (3.27m x 1.27m)
Swimming pool - 8.5m x 4m
Natural stone outbuilding (ruin)
N.B. all measurements are approximate
Emissions rating - awaiting details
Energy consumption rating - awaiting details