Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Javea Old Town - Casa Calle Roques
Spacious 5 beds, 4 reception, 2 shower/1 bathroom, inner patio, roof terraces
Winner of 'May The Best House Win Spain' August 2012, this lovingly restored 17th century beautiful Spanish Townhouse has now been recognised and rewarded! With separate 2 bedroom guest accommodation across an inner patio - perfect for families sharing, or a couple who enjoy spacious living, this is a beautiful, traditional Spanish house set in a spectacular location and region. Lovingly restored and fully modernised, this large, light, luxury 17 century Spanish town house has an inner patio, is cool in summer & warm in winter with shuttered windows, underfloor heating, open fire, air conditioning and traditional features. Head down to the beach, stroll around the historic streets or chill/party at home. The house is large and spectacular, with a variety of lovely areas in to suit everybody. There is a large communal sitting room with large sofas and a large flat screen TV. There is an extensive movie library and there are multi TV channels with English TV in addition to Spanish. The downstairs 'snug' is surrounded by books and games and has a wood burning stove. The house is unusually light for a town house with an inner patio & roof terraces. Situated near the 15 Century church of St Bartholome, the house is in the heart of the Old Town of Javea. Wander down ancient streets, try one of the many wonderful tapas bars & restaurants; enjoy open air summer concerts; visit the indoor & outdoor markets, (with a huge variety of fresh, local produce); sit and take a leisurely breakfast watching the local Spanish life. Enjoy late night dining or explore the medieval historical centre, or have a lively night life down by the beach & (or both!) the peace & tranquillity of taking a stroll along the charm of the port or the lively side of the Arenal beach, there is something for absolutely everyone in Javea and all very easily accessible. Perfect!
From golf to go-carting there is something for everyone to do here. Outings:: There are 3 Theme parks within 25 minutes drive Terra Mitica (like Disneyworld), Aqualandia (water park/superslides) and Mundomar (animal park, dolphins, seals etc.). There is also a Go-Karting track 20 minutes away and an International Shopping Mall with cinema complex and Bowling Alley at Ondara some 20 mins away.
Golf: Golf Information: There are 4 Golf courses in the area: Javea 9 holes (10 minute drive) La Sella 18 holes (15 minutes drive) Oliva 18 holes (25 minute drive) Moraira 9 holes (20 minute drive)
Tennis: There are at least 6 tennis courts available in Javea, (home of David Ferrer...!), hard courts, clay, all weather, carpet - all nearby and many with swimming pool and good food. In particular: Club de Tennis Javea, Ancora, Toscamar, Costa Nova, Los Pinos and also at La Sella Golf & Tennis - to name a few! If you want to take a few lessons to improve your game or even begin to play - we are blessed with some really good tennis coaches here too - including Javi Ferrer, (David Ferrer's brother and also from Javea!)
- limited accessibility
- Low Allergen Environment
- non smoking only
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- pets considered
- Long-term Renters Welcome
In June 2003, (and against everybody's advice!), we bought an enormous 17th century ruin in the Historic Centre of Javea.
Empty for 40 years with hardly any roof, rotten doors & windows - we totally fell in love with this exceptionally special Casa and EVERYONE thought we were totally mad….
We sold everything we had in England and our incredible journey began - bringing an extraordinary Spanish Townhouse back to life and introducing an English family of 3 plus dog into the heart of a very special Spanish Village.
Of course we have to be a 'little bit crazy' to have taken on such a huge project... but we built it as our home to which we will return again in a few years. In the meantime we are mostly back in UK ..... restoring another old cottage this time in Sandhurst.. yes - crazy!
I first came to Javea over 35 years ago and although it's changed a lot since those days of orange and olive groves almost to the coast, it still retains it's unique charm and history - and the coastline cannot be beaten for its beauty. Having lived there on and off for many years, our hearts are so there, so we wanted to be right in the heart of Javea and the Historic Old Town is the only place to be if you want to be immersed in the wonderful Spanish way of life!
We convinced the hormonal teenage daughter that 'camping' in a ruin without windows, doors, some floors and most of the roof would be 'fun'….. so we 'camped' for nearly 3 years and the hormones came and went (mostly mine..) and the dog continued to bury his bone in the building sand and we eventually raised the roof, fixed walls 3 feet thick where they used to keep the hens, recycled as much as we could and moved trees that previously held up the stables into the kitchen roof...
Step by step, we lovingly restored a ruin into an amazing house with handmade floor tiles, underfloor heating, endless hot water, double glazed & shuttered windows, and even found a hidden stone staircase along the way!
We still open our doors to passer’s by who have seen the stages we went through over the years and who still take the time to encourage and praise… it’s wonderful stuff to hear those 'wow's!
The locals were intrigued initially - to see the crazy English actually living there!! They helped us learn the language, encouraged and supported; brought us oranges from their orchards, fish from their expeditions, or paella freshly made for sharing; but most of all - even though it nearly killed us off with the sheer dedication and hard work and many, many hours of blood sweat and a lot of tears… we did it!
Our home is a wonderful, wonderful house full of 'wow', happiness and really beautiful energy and once again it sits proudly restored to its former glory and more, fully modernised and in the heart of Javea. This is a happy place to Be, full of love, laughter and many happy memories once more – and now you can enjoy it too!
John, Jane, Josie and Rufus Dog x