We are very proud to exclusively offer this quite remarkable property in a superb location in Sax with absolute privacy and dramatic mountain views.
The property has everything I can think of to make a wonderful home or an equally wonderful holiday home as it is also a lock-up, leave and don´t worry property.
The access is along tarmac roads with the exception of a short uneven part as you climb high up to look down on the iconic Sax castle, the town and the whole valley but the most incredible views are to the rear of the property that can be viewed from a choice of outside relaxing and dining areas.
You enter by remote-controlled gates along a beautiful driveway that opens up to the Villa and parking areas that can´t help but meet your expectations or rise above them. As you leave your car the first thing you notice is the peace and tranquillity, yet this is not remote as there are neighbours but you are completely unaware of them when you are at the Villa.
Where to go first? The temptation is to explore the grounds. Up a few steps, you are on the terrace of a most beautiful private swimming pool and a terrace that offers different areas to sunbathe and relax. The pool has a pump house to keep the pump and filter discreetly out of sight, almost everything has been subject to thought and consideration of how to make the very best of everything. There is a gate to the left that opens up to the most surprising and lovely sunken garden with a play area for the children and loads of garden areas to relax in, from there you can access the mountains to the rear if you fancy some hiking or if you have eaten too much from the BBQ.
To the rear of the property, there is another lovely terrace with a shaded area and access to the Villa and to the Summer Kitchen and the greenhouse, oh yes there is a greenhouse, as well as the owners, have really enjoyed their gardening but if gardening is not your thing there are a good number of Spanish gardeners who work very competitively and would love the opportunity to take care of all the garden areas.
Moving onto the right-hand side of the Villa there are more fruit trees and you can´t miss the purpose-built, fully fenced, regulation-size tennis court which also makes a great five-a-side court or basketball/badminton court. A tennis court of this standard would cost in the region of 40,000€ if you wanted to install one.
Moving on beyond the tennis court there is another parking area where a double garage stands that is built so it can be adapted easily into a 2 Bedroom Self-Contained Apartment, it would also make a workshop to be the envy of all around.
Finally, the Villa, surprisingly excellently distributed. You enter from the parking area into a well-sized conservatory which is wonderful for capturing the winter sunshine and reduces heating bills drastically, in fact, the house runs very inexpensively indeed.
From the conservatory, the front door opens to a quite lovely open lounge/diner/kitchen with a feature fireplace at the far end of the room and there is also air conditioning that practically runs throughout the property.
There is one double bedroom that can be accessed from here and then three more bedrooms have a hallway separating them from the living areas.
So, through to the hallway where there are two family bathrooms as well as the three double bedrooms, all bright and airy with lots of natural light.
Now we have the other surprise, the Guest Room. From the front of the property, you can see a remote-controlled white shuttered garage door but after pressing the button the shutter raises to reveal sliding glass doors and behind these a really lovely and very neat double bedroom with an en-suite shower room which any guest would be delighted to stay in.
There are at least two more outbuildings for storage, one is being used as a laundry room.
Please watch the video as it gives a super idea of the layout and distribution and check out the online digital brochure. All photos and videos are taken without filters or special lenses.
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 where onboarding will you have you in Madrid in 2hrs 9mins for as little as 25€.
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 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 High 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, are 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 will maybe 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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