This is a stunning property in the lovely town of Salinas (Alicante) just 8 minutes drive from Sax and around 40 minutes to Alicante Airport. Not only is this a beautiful family home but it would make a wonderful holiday home and a great base from which to explore the area of inland Spain and to easily reach the Costa Blanca.
A deceptive frontage with a small terrace opens up to a whole load of surprises, at least one is jaw-dropping.
The main entrance has a lovely hallway where there are stairs facing to take you to the upper level but, in the meantime, let´s just concentrate on the ground floor. The first place we come to is a bedroom and a bathroom with a shower for anyone who perhaps has difficulty with stairs or it can easily be turned into a den etc.
Next there is a lounge/diner and a kitchen that has access to a second living space with a feature fireplace and air conditioning for heating or cooling, here there is also a guest WC.
From the second living space, there are patio doors taking you to, yes, of course, the patio where there is a private swimming pool. Ok, this is not a typical townhouse splash about pool this is the real thing and the terrace area is amazing and, with the addition of a BBQ, one would imagine spending whole summers there. At the far end of the property is a pool room that houses the pump and filters and pool cleaning equipment. Then there is a garage which is accessed by car from a private street designated for you and your neighbours only.
So, onto the upstairs, where there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the one in the corridor has a bathtub and the one in the double room that is en-suite has a shower, in addition, the main room has a dressing room and access to a large balcony. This property has heating by radiators, which work with the aerothermal machine.
Whilst the property is undoubtedly modern it has kept a very nice rustic style. This is a townhouse that really doesn´t feel limited to just being a townhouse as it is so much more.
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 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.