Traditional old farm house fully modernised
Beautiful landscaped pool with waterfall
Separate utility house with washing machine etc
2nd reception room or 4th bedroom
Mature gardens with tall palms and other tall trees
Peaceful with mountain view, not overlooked
Rural but easy access to urban facilities
Good selection of orange and lemon trees
Can be acquired fully furnished if required
Solar hot water
The property is off the road and approached along its own short tarmac drive. At the end of the private drive there is a simple shaded car port for two cars. The front area is dry stone walled with an old wooden garden door as the main entrance.
The property is an old converted farmhouse built of stone with traditional Spanish terracotta roof tiles on a steep hillside and is on 3 levels. Furniture and appliances can be purchased if required fully furnished.
The house comprises on the ground floor 2 large bedrooms (one ensuite bathroom) with built in wardrobes. a good sized kitchen dining room and a small room with a toilet and washbasin off a hall to the bedrooms; on the next level there is a large reception rooms and a smaller reception room or fourth bedroom currently used as a games room/second reception room, small utility room with water that will convert to a shower room if wished, and on the top floor a very large bedroom with extensive wardrobes and en suite bathroom. All floors are traditionally Spanish tiled as are the bathrooms, which are fully tiled.
The inside walls of the house are partly stone and partly plastered/concrete. all rooms have extensive beams and the two reception rooms have fireplaces with old beam mantles, but the chimneys are currently sealed off.
To the front of the house, there is a large covered veranda (naya) and outside the kitchen/dining area a good sized grape vine covered patio. All these areas are floor tiled in traditional Spanish style. To the rear of the house, off the second reception room there is another small patio with large mature bougainvilleas and steps down to an outhouse where the gas heating/hotwater boiler is located.
To the right side of the naya there is a tiled barbecue, next to an old traditional bread oven, hence the name of the property El Fornet (which translates as "the oven" or "bakery").
The garden area is terraced from the old farming days and sunk into the terracing is a large swimming pool that is carefully landscaped and located so as to be out of sight from the house. The pool is fully tiled and is surrounded by palms, oleanders and bougainvillea etc. The pool pump house for pool water treatment is an old small building in a corner away to the side and back of the pool. There is a heat pump to extend the swimming season. The garden has three ponds with goldfish and water lilies and an old restored wooden bridge across one of the ponds.
To the side of the house, up some stone steps, there is a large outhouse with laundry facilities, a workbench area and shelving for garden tools and pool equipment storage etc. Behind this outhouse there are washing lines hidden by oleanders and there is an old well, no longer in use.
The terraced garden has a good variety of mediterranean flowering bushes (jasmine, jacaranda habiscus, oleander, mimosa, malvaviscus, brunfelsia, buganvilia etc), orange and lemon trees, some nispero fruit trees, figs, some apricots and the odd nut tree.
The view from the house and pool is if the famous local mountain Montgo.
The property benefits by being in a rural location, not overlooked but close to the excellent village of Jesus Pobre, with its famed weekly Sunday market, and within a few kilometres of Javea and Denia for their beaches and shopping. Along the coast there are many quiet coves for swimming and people sail in Javea. Gata de Gorgos, renowned for its basket work, is also only a few kilometres away.