This is a great opportunity to get a foothold in Spain and this property is sufficiently large to give you the option of a 24/7 life in Spain or a great holiday home.
Located in a great position from which you can take a short walk to the lovely small town of Salinas which has a number of restaurants and bars as well as a medical centre, a weekly market, banks, bakers, pharmacy etc. The access to the property is also very good, certainly no need for a 4x4 vehicle.
The Fiinca is surprisingly big, it appears like a traditional 3 Bed but this one has four well-sized bedrooms and a modern bathroom and the kitchen is bigger than expected and well fitted. Meanwhile, there is a traditional Summer Kitchen on the land which is where the majority of the cooking is done.
The covered terrace is a very large area with a section at one ned closed in to make a suntrap for the winter months whilst the rest can be used for dining and relaxing in the shade whilst taking in the views.
There is an upright splash pool and a garage on the land and there is an extra plot of land also fully fenced ready to be used for planting trees and/or vegetables or would, I imagine, be a good area for keeping horses.
The property has mains water and electricity. There is undoubtedly some TLC needed and modernisation but none of it can be described as a big job and can be done little by little.
At 135000€ this is a must see.
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 life is tranquil and very safe, neighbours are like family members in these towns and they are always on hand tohelp newcomers.
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 in 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 what he 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.