Ok, so let´s not mess about here, a 4 Bed Villa in Sax with Pool & Garage in a great location and less than 150k - what´s the catch? Well, the bathroom is in the garage. The good news is the garage is integral and the further good news is that you can change the distribution quite easily to make it into a 3 Bed 2 Bath without spending a lot of money. this would add significant value to the property as well as making it far more comfortable as a house for full-time living as it has been used as a weekend and holiday property since it was built in 1990. The build quality is excellent with some first-class carpentry and very solid structure. The property is exclusive to us at this price and is being advertised elsewhere at close to 160,000€ and we have worked hard to be able to offer it at a very advantageous price taking into consideration the bathroom and more. Subsequently, and understandably, the owners are not looking for offers to be made.
The grounds are more like a garden and are lovely and there is a superb private swimming pool with terracing and a fabulous covered terrace at the entrance to the property with great views and easily enough space to put a dining table and chairs for outdoor eating or just relaxing with a cold beer or a glass of wine or even a carrot and broccoli smoothie if you are that way inclined.
The location, which can be found by clicking the "Location" Navigation Tab, yes really, will show you that the property lies right on the border of Sax and Elda but comes under the jurisdiction of Sax. Carrefour, think Tesco, and a Shopping Mall and Cinema Complex that shows three films a week in English with Spanish Subtitles is about 8-10 minutes drive and there is also a McDonalds, Burger King and Dominos Pizza if you are not feeling adventurous or want some "home comforts" now and again.
The property has mains water and electricity and there is an actual landline, a rare thing for a country property, a fast internet connection is easily available for around 35€ per month.
There are some lovely mature trees in the garden and there are some fabulous unobstructed views. The property is private and tranquil but has neighbours and there is a strong sense of community. We have just sold the property next door which is to be a holiday home but there are neighbours who live in the area 24/7. Sax has full employment which means that the crime rate is exceptionally low and these are very safe areas, we have lived in Sax for 16 years and we love it it´s so well served by infrastructure and the people are welcoming.
So, expect to pay around 5-7,500€ to add a bathroom and modernise the interior and this will be an excellent property.
If you have managed to read through this "essay" you may have realised that we are not like the typical Estate Agents and we believe in honesty and transparency.
There are no traffic lights, it has a 13th-century castle and there are no traffic wardens but there are streets full of restaurants, bars and cafes. What? That isn´t enough?
Sax is so popular because it is far enough inland to be “inland” yet it is only 30 minutes to Alicante Airport and 35 minutes to the beach. Access is by the A31 Dual Carriageway Alicante to Madrid road which runs just outside of the town, by rail and coach from Alicante so you can go to the beach and not have to take your car, and now we are only five minutes away from the AVE station at Villena. The AVE is the high-speed train from Alicante to Madrid which has only four stops and we are five minutes away from a station that onboarding will you have you in Madrid in 2hrs 9mins for as little as 20€.
Let us stick with the town of Sax for now rather than escaping to the beach or the capital city of Spain. Sax is dominated by its 13th-century castle known as the Headlight And Guardian Of The Border a landscape of history and rock. When driving back home to Sax after daylight the sight of the castle, fully lit, and seemingly floating in the air is one of the most welcoming sights I have ever experienced.
Commercially, Sax was only affected in a minor way by the economic crash as it is the home of three major international businesses selling “persianas y toldos”, window blinds and sun canopies and a shoe industry that means if you recently bought a pair of shoes in Debenhams, for example, the chances are they could have been made in Sax or nearby Elda. Recently we have seen the opening of a Consum supermarket, the equivalent of a Waitrose or Marks & Spencer Food Hall whilst there has been a Hiperber and Mas y Mas, both excellent supermarkets for as long as I can remember, and if that isn´t enough there is a Carrefour (Think Tesco) eight minutes’ drive away within a shopping mall complex that has two cinemas one of which is showing films in English with Spanish subtitles.
Sax is served wonderfully well with schools, our son was eight when we moved here and reluctantly, we put him into a state school, he always went to a private school in Manchester, and within six months he was fluent in two languages and following five years in a secondary school went on to study Pharmacy at Complutense in Madrid one of Spain´s most famous and prestigious universities.
Crime rate; Sax has almost full employment and subsequently a very low crime rate. It is a small town where everyone knows each other and a Spanish family would normally feel shamed if a member was in trouble with the police. Their modern values are the ones we experienced growing up in the UK 50-60 years ago. I parked rather stupidly recently on the Hight Street (Gran Via) even by Spanish standards I was naughty as I popped into the bank. I received a phone call within 90 seconds from the Local Police who called me a “dickhead”, well the Spanish equivalent, no ticket no fine just a little humiliation.
For health, Sax and Spain, in general, is far superior to the UK. In the town, we have a brand new Health Centre with eight doctors, two nurses, diabetes clinics and a 24/7 Emergency Walk/In Centre. Ten minutes away in Elda is the remarkable award-winning University Hospital El Virgen De Salud where the surgeons are second to none and the food is atrocious, well it can’t all be good!! Newly opened is the Fibromyalgia centre offering support and therapies for those suffering from acute pain.
There are now four Language Schools in the town and the town hall ran a scheme for language swapping that well may be run again. Learning Spanish is a lot less difficult than it may seem and there are new ways of learning that concentrate on Spanish.
There are restaurants and bars aplenty with prices that are at first beyond belief and a three or four-course lunch of good quality can easily be found for 10€ or less. For a special occasion, there is Casa Mami and La Torreta which are a little more expensive but great food experiences can be had. Coffee and toast for breakfast will cost no more than 2€ and the coffee is possibly the best in Europe. We have a Walking Group, two Golfing Societies, Ladies Who Lunch and probably lots more Social Activities to enjoy. Sax, it´s a great place to live.
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