Villa in Alcalali, Jalon Valley, Costa Blanca,- Peaceful Private Setting, 10 Minutes Walk From Village
About Alex Dale
Hello,our names are Alex and Tracy, and we own this wonderful traditional villa in Alcalali. The beauty of holidaying in the villa is that you are completely in charge of the pace of the holiday:its possible to just retreat and hardly venture out, spending your days enjoying the wonderful view,the sun and large pool,with lazy evenings barbecuing or strolling to a choice of local restaurants : alternatively strike out to visit the attractions and sights to be found in the area- caves, waterfalls, seaside resorts,fortified mountain towns, horse-riding, paragliding, cycling, etc. We normally opt for a mixture of the two styles! The fantastic clean air, glorious views, and wonderful food and wines of the area await our guests coming to stay in Alcalali.!
Alex Dale purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Alex Dale chose Alcalalí
WE OFFER A DISCOUNT IF YOU BOOK DIRECT WITH US (booking through the website will be more expensive) We had often visited Casa La Solana when our children were babies, having immediately fallen in love with the fantastic location and view, and with beautiful old Alcalali. When a few years later the chance to purchase came along, we just could not pass it by ! Lying as it does almost equi-distant from Alicante and Valencia means that the Halon Valley is ideal for easy access from the UK : flights are offerred by a choice of budget airlines to both these airports . However being an hour or so's drive from either airport means that most of the tourist crowds are left far behind and 'Real Spain' spreads itself out ahead of you for exploration from the doorstep. With 4 children of varying ages, we have found that there really is something for everyone in the area.
What makes this Villa unique
Casa La Solana lies along a cul de sac road that ends when it hits the cliff of the mountain which is the backdrop beyond the villa,-this means that it is very secluded without neighbours overlooking the terrace or pool. The cliffs provide ledges and nesting spots for a number of different bird species and the raptors are particularly fascinating to watch from sitting on the terrace-dont forget to bring your binoculars! Bats, gheko lizards,and many other fascinating creatures can also be seen Casa La Solana is about a 10 minute walk from Alcalali old town which has a number of good restaurants and bars, and there are many more just within a few kms in Halon or Parcent. Alcalali has a bakers, 2 small supermarkets, a cash machine,newsagent, small market and free wi-fi access.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Special interest holidays:
Cycling is very popular in this area, as is horse-riding, paragliding from the Col De Rates mountain on the other side of the valley, and walking along ancient established paths such as the 'moorish steps' featuring ancient steps cut into the hillsides. Wine tasting (and drinking) is another speciality. Climbing on the local rock face is available (visible from the terrace) !
Approx 15-20 minute drive to the beautiful sandy beaches of Calpe, the stunning Arenal beach at Javea, with its vibrant nightlife, or Denia with its more historic feel, bull-running festival and visiting circuses.
Super snorkelling to be had at Granadella beach south of Javea, or Les Rotas beaches south of Denia.
Alicante airport approx 11/4 hours drive. Valencia airport 11/2 hours. Car hire is definitely beneficial if intending on doing much sightseeing (the mountain stronghold town of Guadelest, or to the stunning mountain river and swimming in the Fuertes de Algar for example). There is the recently built tramway system from Alicante which serves the coast. This, coupled with taxis and the Valencia railway, can get visitors to and from the airports without having to hire a car.
Alcalali Moorish village/ museum/church/ restaurants etc 1km. Jalon historic market town and wine centre 3km. Parcent- attractive neighbouring small town with some fine restaurants (our villa looks out across the valley to Parcent) 2km.
Halon ('Jalon' or 'Xalon' in Spanish or Valencian) has a large supermarket, various clothes shops, gift shops and restaurants. Chemists with good knowledge of heat rashes, ear aches and the like are to be found in Alcalali or in Parcent. Ensure you remember the siesta- religiously maintained in these parts between 1.30 and 5.00 pm, so visit either before or after, although the supermarket does stays open in the afternoon. There is a bank (CAM) in Parcent 3 km away-only open in the mornings. There are good charity s/hand shops in Halon and in Alcalali and Parcent, where you may find cheap replacement items for those things lost or left behind!
The closest Spanish restaurant to the villa is now Castelvi's, who offer an excellent Menu del dia for very reasonable prices, and who love children, as do the Spanish generally. Restaurant Paraiso on the far edge of Parcent is worth the 3km drive offering more up-market food at very reasonable prices. Just before Parcent is an outdoor centre offering rope adventures with high level tree walks etc.The sea-world (MundoMar) just north of Benidorm offers spectacular dolphin displays and the chance to swim with these wonderful animals.There are various other amusement parks in this area. Natural limestone caverns with impressive stalagtites and stalagmites at Bendioleg offer a cool and interesting break from the heat of the day.There is a wonderful brand new theatre at Ondara built on an elevated site with far-reaching views, and it is worth checking to see whats playing there for a very pleasant evening.