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Romantic getaway apartments in Mountain and Nature but near Beach and Coast

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 9,687 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights


About the property

Rooms Duplex Loft for 2 with, kitchenette, exit to terrace

In the mountains but only 1 h. from Valencia, 30 min. from the beach: Masia de Matuta 18th century. , a restored country house with its own little lake, stud farm and horsestables and 270.000m2 of woods and fields located in the Natural Park 'Sierra de Espadán'

Absolute rest and relaxation in pure Nature. Spacious.

Common areas: big living-dining room, cozy fireplace and TV corner, additional oven corners - card table, library, a carriage exhibition, an old oil mill, hidden sitting areas, infinity swimming pool overlooking the mountains, covered and free terraces, sunbeds, sauna, on request also massage, hammocks, a small boat on the lake, grill house, table tennis, boccia, archery and even a little barroque-chapel belongs to this old spanish Masia.

Chris van der Velden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Chris van der Velden

Retired young sportive couple, he is spanish and she is german, with their main residence in Valencia.

We like nature, culture and the peaceful living in our mountain residence.

Chris van der Velden purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Chris van der Velden chose Alto Palancia

Romantic getaway, completely isolated ,an old but comfortable manor house and estate, now guesthouse with double suites with kitchenette.

Breakfast every morning in salon or in patio exterior

Pool, many terraces, cosy, hidden an shady places with hammocks

The "Masia" is situated within the mountains of the Nature Park to relax and restore from urban life.

What makes this apartment unique

The land house is situated in the heart of the nature park but only half an hour from the beach and one hour from Valencia away.


Alto Palancia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 9687 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Badezimmer 2 - toilet , shower
    Badezimmer 3 - toilet , shower
    Badezimmer 4 - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet
    - toilet
    - toilet , shower
    - outdoor shower
    - toilet , shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 king
    - 1 queen
    Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
  • Prices depending on room choice 6 double rooms, 4 of them with kitchenette for self catering. rooms and baths with central heating ,fans
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Suitable for seniors, as absolute quiet is guaranteed. walk in the beautiful mountainous landscape fishing, bowling, table tennis, bicycles. Self-catering ,because 4 of the6 rooms have a kitchenette.


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Romantic getaway apartments in Mountain and Nature but near Beach and Coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Peacefull retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful and peaceful place. And what a great host, both Chris and Pepe. We felt very welcome and at home. The property is incredible. Love the dogs. And the pool, the sunset, the hills, and so quiet. We stayed for a week and we felt rejuvenated. The surrounding area, villages are worth a visit. Segorbe, has great restaurants. And you are less than 45 minutes away from Valencia. We also liked the fact that the guest are only adults, no children. Beds are comfortable and each room has its own kitchen. Beautifully restored farmhouse. We would like to come back someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchísimas gracias, Thank you very much. We hope you remember a sunny and relaxing stay. It was really nice to know you. Your are always welcome. Greetings from Chris and Pepe
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Heerlijk verblijf gehad

  • 5 of 5

We hebben genoten van rust, ruimte en vrijheid. Erg aardige gastvrouw en gastheer die goed voor je zorgen! Kortom een aanrader voor mensen die van rust en natuur houden op een mooie plek.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Precioso, tranquilidad, paradisiaco

  • 5 of 5

Fuimos de escapada romántica a la Masía, necesitábamos tranquilidad y relax en la naturaleza. Lo encontramos! La Masía es un pequeño paraíso. Rodeados de las montañas, los animales, las estrellas por la noche, todo fue perfecto, disfrutamos de hacer nuestras comidas en la cocina común. La piscina espectacular! Seguro que volveremos. Muchas gracias a la anfitriona que nos recibió con mucho entusiasmo.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, that is very kind of :))) Muchísimas gracias, sois muy amables y sí, nos encantaría volver a saludaros aquí . Un abrazo
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Espectacular. Ideal para desconectar.

  • 5 of 5

Estuve con mi pareja este fin de semana y hemos estado encantados. La Masia es preciosa, muy bien decorada y con mucho detalle. Las habitaciones grandes, y con una cocinita que si te hace falta esta muy bien, con un poco de todo, aunque nosotros con la barbacoa teníamos bastante, y si te falta algo solo tienes que comentárselo a la dueña, Cristina, una persona encantadora y que te ayudará en todo, siempre pendiente para que te encuentres como en casa, y lo consigue. La Masía se encuentra en la sierra de Espadán alejada de todo, como perdida en la montaña, disfrutaras de tranquilidad y de rutas para pasear. También dispone de una piscina en la que si el tiempo acompaña te puedes bañar, como fue nuestro caso a pesar de estar en octubre, y de muchos rinconcitos donde descansar, charlar, leer. En fin, dos días que se han pasado volando. Muy recomendable.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchísimas gracias por vuestro comentario tan amable. Vuestra compañía fue muy grata. Siempre seréis bienvenidos en nuestra Masia. Os deseamos todo lo mejor y a nosotros un reencuentro cuando queráis. Un abrazo Cristina y Pepe
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Un endroit magnifique au coeur de la nature

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé en famille un très joli séjour à Masia de Matuta qui est un endroit très préservé et très calme au coeur de la nature. Les vues sont absolument incroyables et la piscine assez grande pour rafraîchir les enfants qui peuvent aussi faire un tour à cheval avec Pepe ou nourrir les animaux. Cristina (qui parle français) vous accueillera gentiment et vous racontera l'histoire de la maison dont elle a complètement refait la decoration avec goût et vous proposera peut-être de partager avec les autres hôtes une paella traditionelle de la région. Une adresse intimiste (il n'y aura jamais trop de monde) que nous recommandons sans hésitation!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre visite et votre gentillesse. Vous toujours serez accueillis a notre maison
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ro, skønhed og sol

  • 5 of 5

Vi var en familie på 4 voksne afsted. Vi nød den fantastiske natur, det smukke landsted, poolen og udsigten. Chris elsker at fortælle om stedet, der har sjæl og historie. Pastor ( den unge hund) der kom og modtog også når vi kommer hjem fra vores udflugter, og fulgte os fra parkeringspladsen og hen til døren om aftenen og Maya ( den gamle hun) der lå og snorkede beroligende det meste af dagen.

Knap en time til Valencia og til stranden, hvis man vil det. I den nærliggende by Segorbe er der hyggeligt med marked og fine restauranter.

Eneste lille minus er den manglende aircondition, men det er jo svært når man selv laver sin strøm.

Vi kan varmt anbefale Masia de Matuta - det er terapi for sjælen.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Masia de Matuta with about 700m2 living space offers its guests 3 Suites and 3 double rooms. The renovated house is situated in seclusion and tranquility 27 hectares of land between the hills and forests of the Nature Reserve 'Sierra de Espadán', 7 km from Segorbe, Castellón, only 0,5hour from the coast and 1 hour from Valencia. Castle and near Village to walk to: Vall de Almonacid.

Originally a Moorish seat. Worth seeing: the imposing ruins Almonecir restored recently.

Segorbe: the seminal cultural capital of the Alto Palencia. It lies on a river, between the mountain ranges of Sierra de Espadán and Sierra Calderona. Segorbe is perfect for shopping in stores or at farmers' markets and for a walk through the old town where you can find valuable, partly well-preserved traces of Iberian, Roman, Visigothic and Muslim cultures

Other Activities: Archery, table tennis, petanca, horse carriage excursions

Ski: In winter (Spanish winter) you can, about 70km away, ski resorts and Javalambre Vall de Linares in the province of Teruel, or visit use. Teruel is also itself a remarkable town: turismo. teruel. net


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 10.0%

All prices indicated are for 2 persons in double room.!!!!
Preiseangabe pro Doppel-Zimmer/2Personen,
Bed & Breakfast
Grosses Zimmer: Aufschlag von 20€ Nacht
Suite: Aufschlag von 40€, Nacht.

Bei den ermässigten Langzeitbuchungen ist das Frühstück nicht inklusive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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