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Derek Cornthwaite

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Magnificent Old Finca - Villa & Three Casitas for 2-16 People

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Parcent Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 9 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, set up for 16 people but up to 20 with extra beds.

Ideal for groups of two up to twenty people, Finca La Asmoladora, is a magnificent, traditional, old finca estate in the middle of fourteen acres of almond, olive, vine and orange terraces; a stunning property in a spectacular location with panoramic mountain views. It is a haven of rural beauty, peace and quiet close to the unspoiled pueblo of Parcent - 'paradise between mountains' - but only 25 minutes easy drive from the renowned beach resorts of Javea, Denia and Moraira.

The finca is set up to accommodate groups from two to sixteen people in Casa Andrago, a superb five bedroom house sleeping eight, and in three charming Casitas, each sleeping either two or four. But, with the provision of extra beds/cribs, the finca can accommodate up to 20 people. All the finca’s accommodation is arranged around an attractive stone paved courtyard and walled sculpture garden. Casa Andrago is made up of an interconnected Guest House and Tower, each sleeping four, which can be rented separately.

La Asmoladora's Casa and Casitas are all self contained with their own superbly equipped bathrooms and kitchens or kitchenettes. They are all decorated and furnished with fascinating items from the owners art and ancient farm implement collections. They are all available for rent individually or in combination. This allows very flexible accommodation for couples, families or larger groups.

All guests have equal access to the very large pool, barbecue area and tennis court but, as the property is extremely large, over 16 acres - different groups can share the finca and easily maintain their privacy. The finca is an excellent base for combining sea, beach and sporting activities with driving, riding (horses or mountain bikes), walking, biking, climbing or just roaming the surrounding mountains.

The beautiful stone paved courtyard, walled sculpture garden and enormous pool/barbeque terrace are ideal for outdoors eating and drinking. Many groups have used held cocktail parties in courtyard and garden and parties, dinner and dancing well into the night on the pool/barbeque terrace. The nearest neighbours are over 250 yards away so music played well into the night is no problem.

The valleys lined with fruit and almond trees - an endless sea of pink/white blossom in spring - and the unspoiled mountain pueblos are a delight to explore. The produce of the local wineries is well worth sampling - the tiny winery in Parcent supplies the Spanish Royal family. After a quiet glass of wine and a few almonds from the estate while watching the sun set dramatically behind Parcent, there are memorable restaurants of all types to try in the area. The historic cities of Valencia and Alicante are just 75 minutes away. A car is essential.

La Asmoladora is family oriented during the summer months. It is an idyllic, romantic places for couples and small groups the rest of the year. Surrounded by mountains of three sides, it is also an ideal place for all mountain based activities providing excellent accommodation for climbers, walkers and cyclists during the autumn/fall, winter and spring. It is also an excellent base for searching for property in the Jalon valley and the nearby coastal resorts.

La Asmoladora has a broadband WiFi internet system available free of charge to all guests.

Fans are provided in all rooms during the summer months. Air conditioning is avialable in all bedrooms and sleeping area at extra cost.

Extra beds and cots can be provided on request.

Keywords: Traditional Farm/Finca Estate

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Derek Cornthwaite (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Derek Cornthwaite

We are British and Canadian but have had a home in this beautiful part of Spain for over 30 years. For ten years Derek was Chairman of a Spanish company involved in agriculture in Spain – so we know all parts of Spain well. When we retired from international business ten years ago, we searched for large old finca estate to use as our Spanish home part of the year. We found Finca La Asmoladora at the mountain end of the beautiful Jalon valley. It was Valentine’s Day when we found it and all its hundreds of almond trees were covered in incredible pink and white blossom - the finca looked idyllic. We fell in love with its charm, its fascinating history which dates back to Roman times, its terraces of almonds, oranges and olives, its spectacular location with mountains on three sides and its perfect peace and tranquillity. We run the finca as a hobby – life style business all year and are immensely proud of it.

Derek Cornthwaite purchased this estate in 1999

Why Derek Cornthwaite chose La Marina Alta

When we retired, we searched for a large old finca estate to use as our Spanish home for part of the year. We found Finca La Asmoladora at the mountain end of the beautiful Jalon valley. It was Valentine’s Day when we found it and all its hundreds of almond trees were covered in incredible pink and white blossom - the finca looked idyllic. We fell in love with its charm, its fascinating history which dates back to Roman times, its terraces of almonds, oranges and olives, its spectacular location with mountains on three sides and its perfect peace and tranquility.

What makes this estate unique

The finca is easy to get to. Alicante and Valencia both have an international airport and are less then 90 minutes drive - mostly by motorway/interstate - from the finca. The climate in the area is exceptional. It is hot in the summer, but unlike Andalucia, it is never too hot. At other times of year it is warm and pleasant during the day but cool in the evenings. Almond blossom time is the most beautiful time of year and attracts visitors from all over the world. The famous 'Fallas' festival in Valencia - 90 minutes from the finca - held in March is the most spectacular carnival held anywhere in the world. Valencia also hosts the Americas Cup, has an annual Formula 1 Grand Prix, claims to have the Holy Grail in its cathedral and has an architecturally sensational Arts and Science complex, which includes a new opera house in the shape of fish as well of a world class aquarium.

The finca is an excellent base for combining sea, beach and sporting activities with driving, riding (horses or mountain bikes), walking, biking, climbing or just roaming the surrounding mountains. The finca has its own excellent hard tennis court, basketball and outdoor table tennis facilities - racquets/bats/balls all provided. There are also six rentable mountain bikes. The valleys lined with fruit and almond trees - an endless sea of pink/ white blossom in spring - and the unspoiled mountain pueblos are a delight to explore. There are two safari parks a short drive from the finca and 45 mins away, a wide variety of theme parks in Benidorm. The family resorts of Javea and Denia - 30 mins away - both have a wide variety of beaches, coves/caves to explore and fascinating historic centers

Guestbook comments from the owner

Third time now! We will be back again!!
Mar 2004
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Map

Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Alicante or Valencia
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Kilometres
Parcent
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Denia
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
La Sella Golf Club, La Xara
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Gandia
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
AP7 autopista
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Parcent or Alcalali
Nearest Ski
125 Kilometres
Teruel
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Javea
Car: necessary

Tennis court, outdoor table tennis, mountain bikes, basketball, large pool, walled sculpture garden. stone paved courtyards, wilderness area, Roman remains - all at La Asmoladora.

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Rates & Availability

Parcent Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/mid
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$345
$2,112
 
 
Winter/low
Oct 8 2016 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$258
$1,814
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $130

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Amenities

Parcent Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King. Room for an extra single bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King. Room for 2 extra single beds.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King. Room for an extra single bed.
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King.
  • All beds are single/twin beds. But, all twin beds can be converted into King sized beds. In its normal configuration the finca is set up to sleep up to 16 people. However, there is space to add four extra single beds - see above. The maximum sleeping capacity of the finca is, therefore, 20 adults/children. The finca has three cribs available for babies.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Six mountain bikes available for rental.

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