PROPERTY DETAILS A sparkling blue pool, glazed terraces, natural stone walls and a multitude of Mediterranean plants, olive and palm trees characterize the paradisiacal scene. The location is divinely picturesque and the finca construction quaintly magical from the outside and regally magical inside.
It has been lovingly, masterfully and authentically restored, refined and lavishly fitted out, with discerning opulence, tradition and contemporary technology: halogen spotlights, between original beams, meet royally magnificent chairs at King Arthur’s knights table and conservatively distinctive wooden doors and hand-cut marble floors in exquisite shades of beige and cream demonstrate how old and new can be brought together and presented in the right light, while a beautiful country house kitchen, of a kind rarely seen, emphasizes the international and timeless picture-book ambience.
LOCATION Benissa is situated just off the AP7 motorway and N332 and stretches down to the coast. It is approximately a ninety minute drive from Valencia and one hour from Alicante. Benissa is one of the oldest towns on the Costa Blanca. Different discoveries suggest that there was prehistoric activity in Benissa, as evidenced by the three cave paintings in Pinos district. Old coins and amphorae indicate that the Romans too passed through this region. The origin of the place name Benissa, ‘Beni-Issa’, is considered to be the Arabic for “sons of Issa”, the name of a tribe. Benissa has a rich legacy of monuments. A landscape full of contrasts, an atmosphere filled with history. Walking through the old quarter of Benissa, perfectly preserved, you will discover a life-sized museum – cobbled streets, walls built hundreds of years ago and manor houses which transport you back to medieval times. In the heart of Benissa Old Town you will find an attractive selection of supermarkets, shops and boutiques as well as the Cathedral of the Marina Alta which dominates the town square with its palm trees and children’s playground. Market day in Benissa is on a Saturday.
Benissa has approximately four kilometres of coastline and four main beaches which are the Cala Lobella, Baladrar, La Fustera and Cala Pinet.
To the north of Benissa, in Moraira, there are further smaller beaches whilst Calpe a thriving and modern town to the south has long golden sandy beaches with a promenades, a fantastic choice of restaurants including michelin-star recommended plus marinas and trendy bars and clubs.
Benissa also has fabulous sporting facilities. There is a 9 hole par 60 golf course, a number of tennis clubs and a fabulous sports centre with full size football pitch, Olympic size indoor swimming pool which is open all year, gymnasium, badminton courts, padel tennis etc.
The local Spanish schools, both primary and secondary, have children from all nationalities but if you prefer but there are International schools located a short drive away who provide a private bus service.
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