- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 196 m2 build
- 1023 m2 plot
- Swimming Pool: Private
This property really is one of a kind; a former grape workhouse, and offers an authentic charm seldom seen in the coastal area of the Marina Alta.
The finca is incredibly private, with walled gardens ensuring the delights inside remain secluded, whilst offering breathtaking views over Jávea’s countryside and the horizon marked by the Southern hills, and Montgó mountain as the backdrop to this haven of peace.
The property is located in the Carrasquetes area of Jávea, at the end of a cul-de-sac. The access is via double gates, leading to a large driveway, with car port and plenty of shady parking under the centenary carob trees.
Inside, a spacious entrance hall leads to two visitor rooms which are currently laid out as bedrooms. Following on, is the covered “naya” terrace, which has been left open to offer a comfortable seating and dining area overlooking the pool and terraces. This in turn offers access to a shower room, the kitchen and the “riu rau”.
The kitchen is spacious and fully equipped and offers a built-in dining area with bench seating. Also on the ground floor is a comfortable dual level living room with Jotle wood-burning stove and air conditioning and the superb entertaining space set in the former Riu Rau.
The Riu Rau was historically used in this part of Spain to dry and store the grapes when they weren’t being sundried to make the Moscatel raisins. The property retains many features true to its unique history, such as the well inside the riu rau, used to wash the raisins before scalding them on the fire to dry the raisins. The basket used even hangs on the wall in the naya!
Today, this space has been repurposed as a comfortable living/dining room, with large glazed windows filling the Tosca stone (mined in Jávea) arches, offering beautiful views over the garden and pool. There are unique details throughout the property, but of note in this space is the Tosca feature wall, handmade floor tiles, and old beams with wooden finishings from churches dating back to 1875.
Upstairs is a double bedroom with built-in wardrobes, a modern bathroom with double sink, and a huge master bedroom, with built-in vanity area and access to the private solarium, which offers the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner overlooking the superb hillside views and their incredible sunsets.
The exterior of the property is equally as charming, with a 8×4m swimming pool with terracotta terracing, pond, built-in bench seating, plus numerous seating and relaxing areas, both covered and uncovered, and thought out to offer shade and sun at different times of the day across the seasons.
Practical extras include: woodstore, oil central heating, part air-conditioning, separate laundry room and store room, and new insulation.