Luxury villa - 5 bedrooms - 2 1/2 bathrooms - garage - 1400m2 plot - 220m2 build - underfloor heating
fully furnished - 50m2 open plan lounge - 3 balconies - large terrace - sunny aspect - stunning views
The property is situated on a sunny south westerly facing urbanised plot of 1,400 m2. The urbanisation, or private estate, is well maintained and benefits from a bar and restaurant and local sporting facilities, including a swimming pool, tennis court and football pitch. The estate is well established, having been in existence since the mid-sixties. The majority of the 250 plots on the urbanisation have homes constructed on them, ranging from 3 bedroom villas up to 6 and 7 bedroom luxury mansions. The present asking price for any remaining plots is around 60 euros per square metre, valuing this plot alone at 84,000 euros. BARGAIN!!
On entering the villa into the open hallway you are met with twin marble staircases leading to upstairs bedrooms and balconies on the first floor. The ground floor is split level from the entrance and is accessed via three steps into fifty square metres of open plan lounge area with an elevated ceiling and leading onto a large balustraded terrace through French doors, offering a quite stunning view over the distant vineyard. The bright and airy lounge area is complemented with a quality audio and visual system including a 42" HD digital TV/DVD and surround sound HiFi system. The dining kitchen area is an extension of the sitting area and also has access through French doors to the terrace. A door off the lounge area offers access through a small hallway to a ground floor multi-purpose room of double bedroom proportions, which could also be an office or a second lounge or family room. A ground floor washroom is also accessible from the hallway.
The second floor consists of a master bedroom suite with French doors onto a balcony with stunning views over the vineyards and orchards of the area, three further double bedrooms, one with French doors onto a another balcony with a wonderful view, a good size family bathroom, all accessed off an open gallery, which also benefits from access through two sets of French doors onto an open terrace, with further stunning views over orchards of almond and olive trees and the wine groves. The villa also benefits from a garage, underfloor central heating throughout the 220m2 property and the plumbing for future installation of a swimming pool. All the bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes. The annual community charge and council taxes are around 450 euros....less than 40 euros per month.
The urbanisation of Casas de Medina is a residential rural suburb located on the outskirts of Utiel and set amongst the local pine woods with views over the local wine groves and orchards. Casas de Medina lies in the foothills of the Sierra del Negrete between the rivers of the Rio Magro and Rio Oleana, in the heartland of the wine region of Utiel and Requena, less than an hour from the coast and the historical and beautiful city of Valencia, the third city of Spain. The region of Utiel and Requena is a wide plain covered with vineyards and sheltered by the large pine forests of the nearby sierras. Utiel lies on the left bank of the Rio Magro and until the 19th century, had a city wall encircling the town. The main historic buildings of interest are the church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion, which was rebuilt in the 16th century, and one of the oldest bullrings in Spain. Requena has a history that goes far back in time. The area in the town called La Villa is officially protected as a historical site of art and architecture where a small palace of El Cid is still preserved. Selections of the old curtain walls still stand as well as the keep which houses the Wine and Archaeological Museums.
Valencia is the capital of the Spanish autonomous community of Valencia and its province. The city was founded by the Romans on the site of a former town, by the river Turia. Valencia has been occupied by the Visigoths and the Moors. When Islamic culture settled in, Valencia prospered thanks to a booming trade in paper, silk, leather, ceramics, glass and silver-work. The architectural legacy from this period is abundant in Valencia and can still be appreciated today in the remains of the old walls, the Baños del Almirante bath house, Portal de Valldigna street and even the Cathedral and the tower, El Micalet, which was the minaret of the old mosque. In 1957 the city suffered a severe flood by the Turia River, a decision was made to drain and reroute the river and it now passes around the suburbs of the city. The drained area was transformed into a unique and picturesque park which bisects the city.
Valencia is known for Las Fallas, which is a famous local festival held in March, for paella valenciana, traditional Valencian ceramics, intricate traditional dress, and the striking new architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences designed by its own son, architect Santiago Calatrava. The City of Arts and Sciences is situated in the former Turia river-bed and comprises of; the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, a flamboyant opera and music palace with four halls; the Oceanografic, the biggest aquarium in Europe, with a variety of ocean beings from different environments.
Valencia was selected in 2003 to host the historic America's Cup yacht race becoming the first European city to do so. The America's Cup took place in summer 2007 and the home team of Alinghi defeated Team New Zealand, and successfully defended the America's Cup. Valencia also announced in 2007 that it would host an urban Formula 1 grand prix from 2008. The annual climax of the Moto GP season is held at the nearby Cheste, circuit. Valencia is also famous for its football club Valencia CF and have recently won the Spanish League in 2002 and 2004, the UEFA Cup in 2004, and were also UEFA Champions League runners-up in 2000 and 2001.