Caseta Del Dalt
- Type: Farmhouse
- Sleeps: 10 (5 Bedrooms)
- Nearest Beach: Piles (5 km)
- Change Over Day: Flexible
- Access: Car Advised
- Wheelchair access
- suitable for children
- suitable for the elderly
- Winter lets available
- Pets not allowed
First built by the Romans 800 years ago and used as a grain store, our Villa is a large, imposing building in the orange groves which lie on the flat ground between the mountains and the sea in the La Safor region of Valencia. We have all the original features you would expect in a house with such history ; high ceilings, wooden beams, magnificent double doors on all entrances, shuttered windows, thick stone walls and wonderful bricked archways. On entering the house the overall feeling is of comfort and space. The only internal doors are on the 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms which leaves the 2 dining areas, the lounge and the kitchen all open-plan. Moving through the house 3 double doors lead you to 2 seperate courtyards...the inner barbeque courtyard from the lounge and kitchen and the outer service courtyard from the kitchen. In this inner BBQ courtyard is a raised seating area covered by a naya for shade and a retractable clothes line. We regularly have music nights with our friends where we BBQ for up to 20 people….and no neighbours to complain about the noise! From the outer service courtyard a locked security gate leads out from here to the pool and cactus garden which has loungers, drinks tables, parasols and a large naya for shade beside the pool. The pool has a children’s section plus a wide shelf around the entire pool and a shallow end and deep end. Another locked gate brings you to our orchard where you may sample the fruits in season. We are very lucky to have a 'meet'n greet' Host/Caretaker, Vere, who is kindness itself and will ensure your stay is as trouble free as possible, meeting you from the motorway and guiding you to the Villa, answering any queries and 'settling' you in.
The Costa Blanca Valencia Region
Rafelcofer 250 meters from the house, is a typical Spanish town with a maze of narrow streets. You will notice the beautiful wooden doorways and the balconies overhead almost meeting their neighbours across the street. It has several bars, cafes and small restaurants which offer ‘Menu del Dia’. It is offered for the comida midday meal and you will see it posted for the early afternoon hours. The traditional work break (siesta) is from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and shops will close during that time in every town.
Gandia within 5 mins drive of the house is a large, vibrant city steeped in history and character. It is very accessible from all directions and easy to get around. Take a walking tour and discover the delights of this city. As with all towns in Spain Gandia has a wonderful Paseo (walking boulevard) and if shopping is your thing then Gandia will not disappoint with pedestrianised streets full of shops just off the Paseo. A visit to the blue flag Gandia beach and the Port (Grau de Gandia) is recommended. On Sunday mornings you will find a wonderful outdoor market two blocks back from the beach selling food, clothing and gifts. For night owls Gandia is full of life. Savour the restaurants, bars, nightclubs and casino. Many are open to 6 am.
Oliva also within 5 mins drive from the house due south has a population of 21,000 people but has a small town feel. The old town is a labyrinth of narrow streets lined with white washed Spanish houses. A walk through town takes you to monuments, gardens, fountains and to the beautiful blue domed churches of St. Roc and Sta Ana. Visit the weekly market on friday morning held on the Paseo in the new part of town and stock up on the best local produce. There is a wide range of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes whether in the main town or down at Oliva beach.
Denia is 25 minute drive south from the house. It has a busy Port and from here you can take a ferry to Ibiza. It's a large lively town with lots of shops, bars and restaurants and is worth a visit especially at night when the harbour lights up.
Valencia about 50 minutes to the north has all the attractions of a capital city. A special day out is to take the one hour train ride from Gandia to Valencia. Like most historic centres in Spanish cities the heart of Valencia is made for wandering. All of the must-see sights in this part of the city are just couple of minutes away from each other. Between each landmark is a maze of little streets with cafes, restaurants and local amenities or artisan shops. Two ‘must see’ areas are the Jardin del Turia, a dry riverbed turned into nine kilometres of verdant green gardens crossed by18 bridges, the oldest dating back to the middle ages and the ultra-modern visitor attractions at the City of the Arts and Sciences.
Benidorm is about 40 minutes to the south. This hugely popular holiday resort has everything to entertain.
El Verger 20 mins south holds a huge Rastro "outside market" every Sunday. All manner of goods are sold here from antiques to the very modern, foods, vegetables and household.
Viva Espana 5 mins drive from the house is a fine restaurant and each Saturday night and Sunday afternoon they put on one of the best Flamenco shows in all of Spain. A must see at least once.
Oliva was one of the first towns in la Safor to hold Moors and Christians celebrations, and is recognised as one of the most spectacular, with thousands of visitors turning up to enjoy the colour and noise year after year. The amazing costumes, the smells and sights and the chance to dance the night away make it an irresistible way to spend warm summer evenings in mid July.
Tourists from all over the area flock into town to soak up the excitement and revel in the happy atmosphere – many of them find themselves discovering parts of Oliva they never knew existed.
“Las Fallas” have been celebrated in Gandia since the end of the 19th century. This typical Valencian festival takes place between 16th and 19th March, and during which visitors can enjoy the many “Fallas” monuments and lively street life. During “Fallas”, Gandia is filled with music and parades. The “falleros”, attired in traditional Valencian clothing, walk through Gandia representing their city. During these days, a series of very symbolic acts are held, such as the baptism, the awards ceremony for the monuments, the floral offering to the Virgin, the “mascletàs” fireworks, etc. “Las Fallas” culminate with “La Nit de la Cremà”, when the monuments are burned, lighting up the night of Saint Joseph’s Day, accompanied both by the sadness of the “falleros” for the loss, and by the hope and enthusiasm that comes from knowing that they will create new monuments for the next year.
“Fira i Festes de Gandia” are the city’s main festivities, held in honour of Saint Francis Borgia. These festivities take place from 28th September to 3th October, the day of the patron saint. The origin of the fair dates back to 1310, when James II of Aragon granted the town the privilege of holding an annual market. This recreation of a medieval market is currently held throughout the old town. It is accompanied by traditional activities and games, musical performances, theatre and street entertainment for all publics and all ages. Moreover, all these activities are supported by the fair, located in the local exhibition centre and where fun is guaranteed with the newest and most popular attractions that will delight young and old alike.
The local cuisine of Gandia and La Safor is a cuisine of the smells and flavours, of the raw materials and the traditions of the Mediterranean. The people of La Safor are huge consumers of rice, in the form of stews, “dry” dishes (oven-baked) and dishes cooked in paella pans. The ingredients are very varied and the range of rice recipes is very extensive. The paella pan is also used to make “fideuà”, in which rice is replaced by noodles (which are cooked with seafood). The dish is considered to have originated in Gandia.
Gandia’s sweets and pastries, which include “el tortell” and “la delicà de Gandia”, are famous in the region of La Safor and in the nearby regions.
We are 70 mins drive from Alicante airport and 50 mins drive from Valencia airport on the AP7 motorway (toll), or toll-free on the inland A7 (slightly longer journey and no motorway services).
Fly to Alicante/Valencia with Aer Lingus/Ryanair from Dublin/Belfast.
Lots of flights from the UK with Ryanair/EasyJet/Jet2.com.
Nearest Travel Links
- Airport: Valencia/Alicante (70 km)
- Railway: Gandia (4 km)
Our house is 'off-grid'; this means we have solar electricity with a back-up generator, solar water heating with oil fired back-up and a wood burning stove for cooler nights. We are conscious of looking after our planet and encourage all our guests to help conserve energy use and recycle as much as possible whilst still having the luxuries we all consider a necessity now! We provide separate small bins for food waste, CLEAN plastics and CLEAN paper which can be recycled in the nearest village, along with the usual bottles and cans.
Suitable types of Holiday Gandia
- Golf Course
- Tennis courts
- Mountain Biking
- Hill Walking
- Cultural holiday
- Wine tasting
- Local cuisine
A large area at the front of the house will park 4 cars easily and paths lead in all directions to the maze of (caminos) country roads through the orange groves. Double doors lead from the kitchen to the outer courtyard which leads to the pool and gardens. In this courtyard are an outside shower room, generator room and fuel and boiler rooms and also some of our solar panels for water heating. A locked security gate leads out from here to the pool and cactus garden which has loungers, drinks tables, parasols and a large naya for shade beside the pool. The pool has a children’s section plus a wide shelf around the entire pool and a shallow and deep end. Another locked gate brings you to our orchard where you may sample the fruits in season. As we also run cycling holidays in the cooler months bicycles are available to our guests. We have both hybrid and carbon road bikes depending on your needs.
Exterior Facilities in Caseta Del Dalt
- Bicycles available
- Parking space
- Private garden
- Private outdoor swimming pool
- Secure parking
- Solarium/Roof Terrace
On entering the house we have a large entrance hall with an open plan formal dining room and lounge on the left hand side and two downstairs bedrooms on the right. The dining space has a table seating six people with the stairs rising from the far corner. Underneath the stairs is storage for pool toys and lounger mats etc. with a comfy chair beside the window which has become a favourite reading area. The lounge has comfy seating, TV and DVD player, radio, children’s books and games and a wood burning stove with large double doors opening to the inner courtyard. Also here you will find a console table with lots of information on the area and books and magazines. The two bedrooms consist of a double and a twin with shared shower room between. The kitchen is entered through a large archway from the entrance hall where we have the second dining room divided from the working part of the kitchen by two archways. As well as a large table seating up to 8 people, we have large bookshelves from which our guests freely take and leave books, also there are double doors opening onto the inner courtyard which has our barbeque and outdoor tables. The kitchen is a large area with 2 refrigerators, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, large cooker with 5 ring gas hob and oven, double sink and butchers block for food prep. It is a well stocked kitchen with many extras not normally found in rental properties. Double doors lead from the kitchen to the outer courtyard which leads to the pool and gardens. Upstairs in the house are 3 more bedrooms and a bathroom off the large landing. One twin room and one double which share the bathroom with bath, shower and double basins. The other bedroom is the master suite with king size bed, a day bed, en-suite with bath, shower and double basins and a private terrace with lounge furniture from where you can admire the sunset.
Facilities in Caseta Del Dalt
- CD player
- Central heating
- Dish washer
- DVD player
- Internet access
- Linen provided
- Log fire
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Bedrooms / Bathrooms
- Bedrooms (5)
- Bathrooms (3)
- Ensuite (1)
- Showers (4)
- WCs (4)
Sleeps a Maximum of 10 people:
- Single Beds (4)
- Double Beds (3)
- Sofa Beds (2)
- Cots (1)
- Dining Seats (10)
- Lounge Seats (10)
Tariffs Currency Conversion
Note: In the event of cancellation a;
80% refund will be returned 6 months before holiday.
60% refund will be returned 3 -6 months before holiday.
40% refund will be returned 6 weeks- 3 months before holiday.
0% refund inside 6 weeks unless we manage to find another client to rent for the period you had booked.
Security/Excess Cleaning Deposit
Refundable within 14 days of departure
Booking Deposit 25% of rental
Payable at time of booking.
PeriodJan - May
PeriodMay 4th - June 29th
PeriodJune 29th - August 31st
PeriodAugust 31st - Oct 5th
PeriodOct 5th - Dec 21st
Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
Apologies Pat for not getting back to you sooner. We had an amazing holiday the best ever. Your house is absolutely beautiful and the best equipped we have ever had. We couldn't praise Vere enough he was fantastic help and really a great asset to you. My sisters eldest son is studying Environmental Energy in college so was really blown away with your solar panels and the fact you were so green. We loved the house and the fact that it was so sympathetically restored without losing any of its character. We would all have loved to have seen pictures before and after the restoration.
Erika and Andrew
The pool was amazing and we loved the fact it was so quite and peaceful and safe for the kids.
Some of our loveliest memories were sitting by the pool at night with a glass of wine watching the bats swoop down. Or watching the sun rise over your orange grove with the mist just curling around the trees.
Cant thank you enough for letting us stay at your beautiful farmhouse and we would love to come back again. It`s an idyllic location, so peaceful and relaxing and yet close enough to stroll into the village. The pictures on the website don't do it justice at all. I would suggest though that you put in more details of eating out in Gandia and Diamus as these were two of our favourite places. The beaches on both were amazing too.
Hi Pat, Just a quick email to say what a fantastic holiday we spent at the finca. It's a wonderful place for a holiday. Had a minor hiccup with operating the downstairs shower at first but nothing that a quick call to Vere didn't sort out. Our 3 year old granddaughter loved going to pick her orange each day with granddad and the pool was very child-friendly. We went to La Font on several occasions for shopping and a meal and everyone was so friendly and helpful as were they in Oliva too. I'm back in the office today and have recommended the finca to several colleagues. Kind regards and thanks once again. Sue and Roger
Hi Pat and Mary,
We`ve (all ten of us) had a fantastic time in your gorgeous “Finca”. It was just the most perfect place we could have chosen for our anniversary. We had looked at booking a hotel at first but yours was much more personal and relaxing for everyone. Vere was so helpful giving us advise on places to go but I must admit we had all we needed at the pool by day
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