A rustic country property with panoramic mountain views
There is more to Spain than busy coastal resorts with sea view Villas. A British artist headed into the countryside and opted to design and build a rustic bolthole with panoramic Mountain views to welcome fellow artist for workshops and relaxing and mountain fresh air.
Noisy crowds, nosy neighbours and traffic jams are Issues Mr Brown never has to worry about at his finca close to the village of Tarbena.
Mr Brown searched out the land to build his dream home. When he found this location a saw the panoramic mountain views he knew this was the place for him. Mr Brown ´project´ managed the build and hired local builders and a stonemason to achieve what he had designed and made sure the build was to the highest standard. Completed in 2005 and the doors opened to paying visitors that summer running a very successful B&B and workshop for budding artists.
30mins drive inland from the blue flag sandy beaches of the Costa Blanca, and the towns of Benidorm, Calpe and Altea the way of life at this location could not be more different to the busy tourist resorts that typify much of Spain’s coastline. For nature lovers, walkers and mountain bikers, and anyone looking for a complete switch-off in unspoilt rural surroundings, it is truly heaven. Estudio de Font Blanca is a luxury villa set amidst stunning scenery in a protected mountain area. A special place that you fall in love with, a luxury family home or large enough to be a small hotel.
The 400m2 property is a modern design with floor and wall insulation to look like a traditional Finca with stone walls and large antique doors. Set on a 10,500m2 of land very private and is terraced with 80 almond trees and a variety of fruit trees. Mr Brown said, “It’s real Spain, where the locals hardly speak English. The village is just five minutes drive and has all the amenities you need, including a small supermarket, bakery, bank, restaurants, bars, town hall and a school. Useful cheap flights to Alicante Airport, only 1 hour 20minutes away”. “We’ve had some great parties with family, friends and paying guest and never had to worry about making too much noise!”
Mr Brown´s property 30mins from the sea, offering excellent water-based activities, such as kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, water skiing and Jet Ski excursions. Scenic Medieval towns such as Guaddlest, Javea old town and Denia Castle are perfect places to visit or enjoy a traditional Spanish lazy lunch.
Mr Brown has been very successful in letting the self-contained rooms to Artist involved in the courses and holidaymakers and has been fully booked between February and October. “We used to get repeat business,” he said. “We had a lot of European people, who liked the natural, private setting, and also attracted walkers, mountain bikers and bird-watchers”. “One of the reasons for purchasing in this area on the Costa Blanca North was the warm winter sun”.
Mr Brown is now looking to sell the finca. It is on the market for 750,000€.
The property is structurally sound with Termoarcilla blocks with an insulated cavity and part natural stonewalls. The foundations are 50cm thick reinforced concrete platform, with a damp proof course throughout with under floor and roof insulation. The property has mains electricity but also solar panel system that can satisfy at least 50% of its requirements, mains water connection, propane gas for central heating, telephone landline, Satellite dish and fast internet supply.
It would make a great property for someone who is looking to create his or her own idyllic bolthole, as a permanent living, holiday home, or rental investment.
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