Just a short stroll into the lovely small town of Salinas that has restaurants, bars, a Medical Centre etc is this private and extremely tranquil and quite large villa.
Access is very good with a short track off the main road that is not a 4x4 by any stretch of the imagination and is no more than 500 metres.
The villa has a super naturally shaded area made from vines that leads to a good-sized covered terrace, perfect for a dining table and chairs and with views. The town is so close that you can see it from one end of the terrace and the rest of the views are across the land with olive trees and to the mountain ranges, Salinas has four mountain ranges.
Entering the villa there is a lounge/diner with a feature log burning fireplace and just off there is the fully fitted kitchen and a walk-in pantry that has rarely been used. The family lives in the town and only use the villa on occasional weekends and for the summer holidays and as you will read further on, they have another big kitchen at the rear of the property.
A large integral garage to the rear of the property has been converted into a typically Spanish Summer Kitchen with a large BBQ and plenty of space for a big dining table and chairs and makes for a great entertaining area or it could easily be converted into more accommodation, it is possible big enough to make a self-contained guest area.
There is a beautiful garden area with lovely trees to make it private and a separate garage/workshop with an up and over door.
On the other side of the property is the fully fenced 2,000m2 land that has a number of olive trees and plenty of space for more trees and a vegetable garden.
The property has a recently upgraded mains electricity supply and mains connected drinking water. The annual rates are less than 150€, yes, seriously, for a whole year. The roof is in good condition and if you wanted to change from mains electricity to solar power it would be easy to mount the panels on the roof.
There are very few country properties within easy walking distance of towns and this one is the closest I have ever seen. The one thing that you may feel is missing is a swimming pool. There are several options for placing one and the owners and prepared to listen to offers that will help towards paying for a pool.
We think this is a superb property and very well priced at 139,995€ The owners are available for viewings on most days and times.
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 help 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.