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Tranquil Country House With Private Pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Las Virtudes, Nr. Villena, Inland Costa Blanca - Peaceful Country Location, Yet Close To All Amenities

Our spacious country house is set in an idyllic rural location, in the heart of the Vinalopo valley surrounded by hills and mountains. Only 35 minutes from Alicante airport, the bustling town of Villena is only a few minutes drive - with all amenities, including supermarkets, shops and many traditional Spanish bars and restaurants. Villena even hosts its own spectacular fiesta 4 - 9 September. Relax by our private pool, or enjoy a meal or barbecue alfresco - our comfortable, rustic traditional country house (casa de campo) provides the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area. The historic cities of Valencia, Murcia and Madrid make fantastic day trips as well as some secluded sandy beaches being within easy driving distance. Our house appeals to families and friends who want to experience a taste of the real rural Spain and escape to mountains, castles, bodegas, villages, walks, cycling and peace.

Anna Dorman
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Anna Dorman

We are a family of five (3 children), who wanted the chance to have holidays in the real Spain

Anna Dorman purchased this house in 2005

Why Anna Dorman chose Villena

We love this area - the peace, the tranquillity - and the fact that it is so much a part of the Spanish rural life. The people are so friendly, the town has no real truck with tourism - it just gets on with its life!

What makes this house unique

There are many facilities nearby - including the town of Villena for shopping, a 9 hole golf course, a go kart track, and many lovely restaurants! -all within 10 minutes drive, but it is also an ideal base for exploring nearby cities of Valencia (1hr away) or Alicante itself - or even Madrid. If you want lively bars, crowds etc - it's not for you. If, however, you like relaxing by your pool in the heat, and going to a lovely Spanish restaurant in the evening - as we do - this is the place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Marvellous relaxing holiday - the kids particularly enjoyed the pool ....we will be back' S Heseltine, Cheshire

'I would just like to say again what a wonderful time we all had. Your villa is lovely and spacious and the location and scenery is fantastic. I am really glad to say I made the right choice' K Jones, Portsmouth

'a very enjoyable holiday was had by all' J Mills, Norfolk
Dec 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villena in Alto Vinalopó

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with shower, wc. Bathroom 2 with shower, 1/2 bath, wc.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Bedroom 5 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Set in its own private gated grounds our spacious house is perfect for families with small children with a lockable gated pool. Swings, games, books, table tennis table, bikes all available for our guests to use. Situated all at ground level, the house is accessible to people who have difficulty walking. Pedestal fans are provided in all rooms to ensure guests' comfort in a heatwave! An information folder is provided in the villa which highlights all the local sights, restaurants but if you have any particular interests please ask and we can let you know in advance. The property grounds, house and pool are maintained regularly to ensure a good standard of accommodation. Villena has trains to Alicante or Madrid, but a car is essential if you want to get the most from this beautiful area. Outside: Private pool (gated) 8m x 4m with sun loungers and chairs. Large brick built barbecue. Patio area with two tables for dining al fresco. Swings near pool area. Table tennis table and bikes available in garage. Large terrain at back of house (with small olive trees). Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen provided, with spares. Property cleaned in between lets. Other: Outside patio with two tables for dining al fresco. Brick barbecue outside kitchen


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Tranquil Country House With Private Pool
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 10 reviews

Lovely, spacious and well equipped villa

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Thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing family break in this lovely, traditional Spanish villa. The property is spacious and very well equipped and the owners have provided a wealth of information about the area and local attractions. The pool area is clean and well maintained and enjoys a sunny aspect all day in contrast to the welcome shade of the veranda (a great spot for a glass of wine in the evening!).

Whilst the villa is set in a quiet location the bustling town of Villena is only a short drive away with plenty of supermarkets, shops and restaurants. The museum, castle and church are worth a visit for a spot of local culture!

Our favourite restaurants were Los Balcanos (about 20 minute drive ) serving healthy buffet style dishes and La Facana - (set in the picturesque village square in nearby Biar) serving delicious traditional Spanish food.

Overall fab holiday can't wait to go back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your holiday
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Great villa in the real Spain

  • 4 of 5

Super holiday in a lovely , typical Spanish villa. We relaxed as soon as we went in and found the welcome pack (including wine!) thank you lovely touch! It felt like being welcomed into a family home.

Spacious, comfortable villa with a fabulous pool. Gentle walks to the village with bars and a nice park. Villena is a lovely typical Spanish town with no English tourists. We found some really good restaurants ( thanks for the recommendations) and good days out to the beach and Sax castle . The Spanish neighbours were really friendly and helpful, and with no English, conversations were great fun and good for my very rusty Spanish.

Great villa, great place, great holiday. Thank you .

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing holiday in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Came out for an end of university final get together, looking for a fun, relaxing holiday (and some nice weather!). Villa was spacious and comfortable, pool was clear and refreshing, and wifi was a great bonus. Lots of activities to keep you interested, including ping pong table, bikes and a great collection of DVDs for the evenings. Local town was only 5 minutes drive away, and had everything we needed for the week (cheap alcohol and bbq food!).

Owner was very good to us, provided us with keys, directions and local attractions without us having to ask. Some great restaurants and bars in the nearby towns, although would recommend a car for convenience getting around.

Overall, was a fantastic holiday, would definitely recommend for groups and families.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Came out in early June to get away for a week of r&r and the villa provided just that. Lovely spacious living area and the pool is fab!

Had some delicious food in one of the nearby restaurants. The nearby village is a real gem.

We will definitely be visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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In need of TLC

  • 2 of 5

Good location but a car is essential

The Pool is a great addition to the place unfortunately the villa itself is in drastic need of some TLC to bring it back to an acceptable standard.The walls are crumbling and the addition of an ac unit in some of the bedrooms would be money well spent as the fans provided are not adequate to cool the rooms to allow a decent nights sleep.

The bedding and towels provided need replacing and the place was in need of a serious clean when we arrived - it was in an awful state when we arrived and took most of the first two days to clean the living space.

Despite these problems it was an enjoyable holiday,

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very disappointing and upsetting review; as we try hard to keep people happy - after all, who wants unhappy guests? Please look at the other reviews and make your own judgement
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Tranquil Villa With Private Poo

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous relaxed holiday, spacious comfortable villa, lovely pool. Weather great so eating out every night on terrace. Local fiesta spectacular - we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Las Virtudes
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Las Virtudes
Car: recommended


35 minutes' drive from Alicante and beaches. It is worth going a little bit further (another 15 minutes) to El Campello, a long white sandy beach, largely unspoilt, with an attractive promenade and shops/cafes.


Nearest airport is Alicante (approx. 35 minutes' easy drive on the main Madrid road). Also Valencia airport (1 hour 10 minutes) and Murcia airport (1 hour 15 minutes). We would strongly recommend car hire.


Nearest town is Villena approx. 5 minutes drive away, with banks, restaurants, boutiques, supermarkets, pharmacies and hospital and local bodegas. Local markets well worth a visit (details in villa). Historic cities of Valencia and Murcia approx. 1 hour's drive away. For entertaining the children, the parks of Benidorm (water and theme parks) are about 50 minutes' drive away (easy motorway driving).

Further Details:

There are a couple of local bodegas selling their own produced wine at extremely good prices. There are many restaurants in the town - it is often easier to find them on foot as they can be tucked away! In the old part of the town of Villena stands the 'Castillo (castle) de Atalaya' with impressive views of the surrounding area of the Vinalopo valley flanked by mountains. There are two Gothic churches and the 'treasure of Villena' dating from the Bronze Age can be found in the Museum. The church of the patroness of the town, our Lady of the Virtues, is near the villa in Las Virtudes. There are some splendid walks in the area, particularly in the nearby town of Banyeres de Mariola. The town of Biar, with its castle, old square and some charming restaurants, is well worth a visit (15 minutes drive). The whole area is very popular with cyclists with some good routes. Close to home, the village has a couple of bars and cafes, a shop and a popular restaurant/bar serving tapas and full meals. The village centre is about 15 minutes walk. A couple of minutes' drive away is a go-kart track, enjoyable for kids and adults, with its own restaurant. For golfers, there is a new 9 hole course about 10 minutes drive away at Juan Carlos Ferrero's tennis academy. There is a full course at Alenda approx. 20 minutes drive away. (All details of the above in file in the villa).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Villena, Spain

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Initial enquiry generates booking form. Non-refundable booking deposit of £100 per week, together with breakage deposit of £100 (refundable upon return), secures the booking along with completed booking form. Details are also sent on the villa and surrounding area. A reminder is sent 8 weeks before departure that full monies are now due. On receipt of monies, keys and directions to villa are sent out. Reduced rates for smaller parties out of high season.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day - Saturday but this is flexible.
Arrival - not before 4pm.
Depart - by 10am.
All details including changeover day are flexible subject to prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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