Esales Property ID: es5553432
Calle La Premsa, 4
With its glorious natural scenery, warm climate, welcoming culture and low cost of living, Spain is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most desirable places across the world to live or visit. On offer here is a chance to make a smart financial investment into this magnificent part of the world.
Townhouse set in the medieval quarter of Bocairent town. Nestles in the heart of the Sierra Mariola National Park. The house is situated in the highest point of the old town and boasts unparalleled views of the mountains, local vineyards and the monastery of Bocairent situated atop the adjoining mountain and beside the Morrish caves ‘Covetes dels Moros’ and the ‘Cava de Sant Blai’, a beautifully preserved ice house.
The house is set over 4 floors, not including it’s own ‘cava’ carved into the mountain with access from the Ground floor terrace. There are 3 bedrooms, one en-suite and one family bathroom. The master bedroom has two adjoining spaces, one ideal as a walk in closet, the other considered in Spain as a fourth bedroom, but more realistically, a nursery room.
The living/dining area is on the third floor, allowing huge benefits for all-day light, not afforded to similar medieval houses whose receptions would have been traditionally on the ground floor. A staircase from the living room leads to the large, private roof terrace. Just one other house in the medieval quarter is on the same eye level as the terrace.
On the ground floor there is access to a completely private inner terrace (with access to mains water for gardening/barbequing) off which you can access the medieval cava, that would have housed the occupant’s animals at some stage and you can still see their feeding troughs in situ.
The entrance hall and living room also boast a chimenea each (wood burner). Windows are all shuttered. The original door in is situ but would require some expert work to retain. Heating in winter is usual from electric oil heaters, but there is ample room in the inner courtyard/cava to install alternatives. Or indeed for solar panels on the roof area.
One external wall has experienced some significant damage following a fire in the adjoining property. My property is undamaged, but as the destroyed property used it as a supporting wall (medieval bad construction techniques!), water ingress has been possible and evidence of this is clear on inspection. Hence the reduced price.
This was a much loved holiday home, but with little travel over the last few years the property has been rented on long-term basis to maintain it. The current tenant is very much appreciated and helpful in alerting work/painting required. But he may have plans to travel in the coming year.
The house comes fully furnished.
ABOUT THE AREA
With an extraordinary historic centre and fascinating sights, your time in Bocairent promises to be an unforgettable experience. Just a stone’s throw from Sierra de Mariola natural park, Bocairent is home to numerous historic sites enveloped in the most beautiful of settings. Keep reading to discover just why the destination is a must-visit in the Region of Valencia.
As soon as you arrive, you will be blown away by the beauty of the historic centre. Breathing the Medieval period, the steep cobbled streets, bubbling fountains, picturesque ruins and no fewer than three chapels and a parish church – complete with a museum – are calling out to be explored. If you’re in the mood for visiting some museums, you’re in luck. Take a look around Museo Arqueológico Municipal (archaeological museum), Museo Antonio Ferr (Antonio Ferr museum), Museo de Oficios y Costumbres (trades and customs museum), Museo Festero (festival museum) and Museo Paleontológico (palaeontological museum).
Just steps from the town centre are two of Bocairent’s most popular sites. The first is Cava de Sant Blai, a beautifully preserved ice house that is open to visitors.
The second is perhaps the site Bocairent is best-known for. Covetes dels Moros is a collection of caves excavated into the nearby mountain rock face. The spaces are believed to have been used to store grain during the Moorish period. Though located at some height, the caves are accessible to visitors. Once you’ve taken your time to explore this must-visit, we’d also recommend visiting the underground monastery and the bullring.
If you can, see if you can coincide your trip with one or all of Bocairent’s festivals. The Moors and Christians celebration is a spectacle while Danzas fills Plaza del Ayuntamiento with music, traditional dress and a joyful atmosphere. You also won’t want to miss the extraordinary local products and dishes, namely liqueurs, stuffed peppers, pericana (a pepper and cod spread) and more. Start planning your getaway to this incredible destination today.
• 3 Bedrooms
• 2 Bathrooms
• 94m2 of living space & Private Garden & Roof Terrace
• Stunning Views
• Massive potential in the commercial rental market when redeveloped
• Close to essential amenities like such as supermarkets and pharmacies
• Close to many excellent bars and restaurants
• Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of Spain
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