Secluded Villa in Jalon Valley on outskirts of small village, Murla. Not Overlooked. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pool. Sleeps 6
- English, French, Spanish
About Neil Basham
Neil Basham and Liz Jefferson, proud new owners. We're based in Stratford upon Avon in the UK and love the Warwickshire countryside. We're keen runners and cyclists - and Lizzie loves her horses, I love my tennis. We fell in love with Casa Victoria when we saw it in the summer of 2013. It's so peaceful and we couldn't wait to get out on our bikes on the beautiful lanes around Murla, Orba and Parcent. So we took the plunge and bought it in February 2014. Since then we've spent quite a few weeks over there, enjoying discovering the local villages on our bikes.
Neil Basham purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Neil Basham chose Murla
Liz and I have been travelling to this part of Spain every year for many years since some close friends relocated to Monte Pego. We discovered the Jalon valley and the peaceful lanes and valleys during a villa holiday in 2010 and the more we saw the more we felt at home there. We like the area because despite being only an hour from Alicante airport and 30 minutes from Denia it feels a little of the beaten track - part of real Spain. The climate is excellent, the scenery stunning and varied and as we like cycling the quiet, well-maintained roads are just the job.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is built on the site of an old ruin which allowed it to be built on rural land. As a result it sits on an individual plot surrounded by almond and orange groves with uninterrupted views across the valley to Parcent and the mountains beyond. Not being on an urbanisation the property is not overlooked and is truly private and tranquil. Its location at one side of the valley means it is not - like many properties - built on the side of a mountain - so the property is easily accessible without having to climb a long, steep flight of steps and is all on one floor. A host of small Spanish villages are within easy reach offering all necessary amenities and excellent and varied restaurants, local produce and weekly markets. The port of Denia is within easy reach with its excellent shopping and restaurants as well as the busy marina. Tennis and golf are only a few minutes away at La Sella - which also has a horse-riding centre. And there is a world-class equestrian centre at Oliva where European dressage and show-jumping competitions are held regularly. Great for cycling with a fab bike hire shop - Xabia's bike - in Jalon
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A lovely peaceful villa with wonderful views!
We had a wonderful holiday at Casa Victoria. Neil made everything very easy for us, from booking to check out! The Villa itself is clean and well equipped. Everything you need is there, above and beyond what we’ve experienced in other villas. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning was a blessing when it was over 35! Julie was extremely helpful in general and also replaced the bbq gas as soon as it ran out. The beaches between Denia and Oliva were great, not as busy as those further South. We also enjoyed a trip to the water falls (go early before it gets busy in peak season) local caves and a visit to Valencia (only about 80 mins drive away). Overall we had a wonderful holiday! Thank you Neil!
Stay in Casa Victoria
We had a peaceful stay in the Villa, just what we wanted. Really enjoyed out 2 weeks there. Beds were really comfortable and everything was spotless. The only thing that bothered us a little were the wasps around the swimming pool at times, but the views from the pool and the house, wow!
Highly recommend it.
Great villa in a secluded location
This is an amazing villa with fantastic views of the mountains. It is
very well equipped and also has good air conditioning and a beautiful
pool. We were met by Mick and Julie, who were very friendly and helpful.
Thank you for an amazing time.
Perfect holiday villa to unwind
We needed somewhere to get away and recharge, as a family- Casa Victoria was perfect in every way.
The villa had everything we needed, well equipped inside and beautiful outside. Private location, fantastic pool, shady areas.
Shops/ supermarkets with everything you need within a short journey.
We relaxed around the pool for the first few days but then after that ventured out .
A wonderful holiday made easy by great communication from Neil and then with Julie who greeted us on arrival and who was at the end of a text or phone, if we needed anything else.
We would love to return again to Casa Victoria to continue exploring this beautiful area.
Beautiful location and villa
We wanted a holiday away from it all, in a villa that had everything we needed. That is exactly what we got. The location is beautiful and unbelievably peaceful, and the villa was fantastic, very well equipped and clean.
Neil was brilliant at making sure we had everything we needed for our stay, his communication throughout was excellent, and Julie and Mick who manage the villa were so helpful and friendly.
We would highly recommend an afternoon at the nearby caves, and the rocky beaches just outside Denia for snorkelling. We had a lovely evening at the Pizza restaurant in nearby Orba. But most of all we just enjoyed lots of fun in the beautiful pool.
Thank you very much for a fantastic holiday
Another great stay at this villa. Villa is very well equipped and decorated to a high standard. Outdoor space and pool area are very nice. Sadly this will be our last visit as we have purchased our our villa in the area.
Special interest holidays:
Ideal for nature lovers, walkers and cyclists (including mountain bikers - go to www.mananamountain.com) and with easy access to marine sports including sailing in Denia
Cycle hire in Jalon - go to www. xabiasbike.com
Close to La Sella resort offering Golf, Tennis and Horse riding
Oliva Nova equestrian centre nearby hosts high level equestrian competition - dressage, show-jumping - on a regular basis
Calpe or Denia: 30 minutes drive
Alicante airport: 1 hour 15 minutes drive
Murla: 1km, Alcalali: 3km, Parcent: 3km, Orba 5km; Jalon: 5km, Denia: 24km
Local shops in Murla (1km), Alcalali & Parcent (3kms), Supermarkets and banks in Jalon & Orba (5kms), host of excellent restaurants in all these locations including Indian, chinese and even fish and chips as well as rustic and fine Spanish dining.
Tennis & horse-riding at La Sella (13k), equestrian competition in Oliva Nova (16k)