Located within walking distance to the lovely town of Salinas which has a population of 1,300 and a plethora of bars and cafes and at least very good restaurants as well as a medical centre, banks, and a pharmacy. The town of Sax is a mere five minutes drive away and Consum supermarket delivers to the property. Let´s get the negative out of the way first as it is easily resolved. The track leading up to the property needs a few tonnes of gravel to make it good otherwise the last 25 meters are soft following rains, the gravel will prevent you from needing a 4x4. The entire length of the track is only 200 meters and it is only the first 20% that needs attention.
The approach to the Villa and the property itself are both beautiful, hard to believe that it is so close to a town as it seems remote. There is a total of 6,000m2 which includes two fenced plots and an unfenced area. The first plot is the gardens around the villa which are low maintenance and look stunning with plenty of areas to relax and also for exterior dining as there is a stone-built BBQ on the grounds.
The second plot is also fenced and is an area with trees and the third is a patch of rough ground on the approach to the property which can be cleared and would be perfect for olive and/or almond trees.
The property itself is in walk-in condition and has been thoughtfully done. One big double bedroom and another in the gallery above the lounge/diner/kitchen. It really is superbly done and you only need to unpack your suitcase and you are ready to live in it.
The property has mains water and a recent Solar Power system which means there will be no electricity bills, a major advantage in these times of price escalation.
Outside the house are a wood-beamed terrace and a fenced area at the side giving access to a pool (5x4) and a patio area which is a fabulous space for relaxing.
Finally, there is an outhouse on the other side of the property that houses the Solar System and has plenty of room for storage.
At just under 100,000€ this has so much to offer.
Salinas is a lovely small town near Sax in inland Alicante and just 35 minutes’ drive to Alicante Airport and five minutes more to the beaches. Like Sax, Salinas has almost no unemployment and this means that both towns have very low crime rates, a far cry from when I lived in the UK and we had to lock everything a million times, here the life is tranquil and very safe, neighbours are like family members in these towns and they are always on hand to
There are two banks, Sabadell and La Caixa which are two of the biggest banks in Spain. A Doctor´s surgery, a Butcher, a Baker but, sadly, no candlestick maker, however there is a minimarket, a Public Swimming and Sports Arena and a Pharmacy along with a host of bars, cafes and restaurants and a lovely Public Park and magnificent views of the four mountain ranges in which the town settles.
Consum supermarket in Sax, an equivalent to Waitrose in the UK, will deliver to Salinas along with Mercadona Supermarket in Elda as will one of the Kebab shops and also a Pizza delivery service is available. The superb Hospital in Elda is 15 minutes away.
Parque La Rana (Park La Rana) is a small but very beautiful park where a Medieval Market is held once a year and also it is the home of the restaurant La Rana Salinas which currently has a massive 4.7 rating and where people come from miles around for their rice dishes and superb quality meats.
My favourite Café is Trivial and there is now a lovely Conservatory built next to the small park where you can sit in the warmth of the winter sunshine or, in summer, all the glass is drawn back to allow the mountain breeze to flow through.
My second favourite has to be the Petrol Station that has a tiny café in the rear, it used to be famous as the “unofficial smoking” bar but those days have gone and it is now a place where many of the factory workers go for a coffee and a tot of brandy or rum. There is something about it that tells you this couldn´t happen in the UK.
Whilst Sax has seen massive increases on property values due to the number of itinerant workers looking to rent Monday to Friday – the Spanish don´t do commuting, even 20 minutes in the car is seen as commuting – Salinas I snow catching up and is proving a great town for investment as there are still affordable townhouses and apartments.
My son has recently taken advantage of the lower prices to make his first investment in Salinas and we are excited to see a the makes of it. Meanwhile we have some excellent options starting at 25,000€ needing reform and some around the 35-40k needing less work and all are capable of long term rentals bringing in around 350€ per month, a great ROI.
This info given here is subject to errors and do not form part of any contract. The offer can be changed or withdrawn without notice. Prices do not include purchase costs.