C. Noruega-a.h, Altea, Alicante, 03590, Spain
Superlatives can’t be found to accurately describe the view from this wonderful brand new villa overlooking the Spanish countryside, cascading down to the Mediterranean Ocean.
Truly unique, this beautiful hillside home oozes luxury from every corner – and has internal vistas that come close to the one enjoyed towards the ocean.
Positioned in a very quiet extended cul-de-sac, the only passing traffic will be your neighbours. And yet, the very best of what northern Costa Blanca has to offer is within half an hour or so.
Platja de la Solsida (nearest beach) – 11 min
Greenwich Yachting Marina, Altea – 12 min
AP7 Motorway – 12 min
Altea Club de Golf – 15 min
Mirador Morro de Toix – 18 min
Calpe town – 18 min
Villajoyosa – 28 min
Alicante Airport – 50 min
LOWER POOL LEVEL
West-SouthWest facing plot of 1000m2 with open & expansive views of The Mediterranean
Landscaped gardens with off-street parking for multiple cars, automatic vehicle entry gate
Large heated swimming pool surrounded by paved sunbathing terrace, covered patio
Sun-lounge with full-width full-height sliding patio doors out to pool terrace
Fully-fitted secondary kitchen with feature island & access to pool terrace
Cozy ‘snug’ TV room with direct access to pool terrace
Convenient WC / shower-room
Large trastero to store deck-chairs and parasols etc
Spacious 60m2 open-plan living area with panoramic views of Meditteranean Sea
Fully-fitted kitchen with extended feature central island, AEG white goods incl.
Full-height sliding patio doors out to partially-shaded 91m2 raised terrace
Separate 8m2 laundry room next to cozy 5m2 office area
Convenient WC next to cupboard for hanging coats etc
Large format porcelain floor tiling throughout
Feature flush front door with security features
Solar panels installed producing up 5kw of electrical energy
Underfloor heating throughout the house (except basement)
Home automation control via mobile app, including video intercom
Installation of alarm system, with internal sensors & surveillance cameras
First 19m2 en-suite bedroom with fitted robes, terrace access & sea views
Second15m2 en-suite bedroom with fitted robes, terrace access & sea views
Third 19m2 en-suite bedroom with fitted robes, view to small town garden at front
Entire floor dedicated to luxurious primary bedroom suite & private terracing
Double-aspect 32m2 sleeping area with premium countryside & sea views
Wraparound 115m2 partially-shaded sun-deck and private gazebo area
Walk-through 13m2 dressing room area to the rear of bed
Separate 14m2 closet with fitted & lined wardrobe system
Luxurious bath-tub enjoying the same views of countryside & sea
11m2 bathroom suite with double-sinks, double-shower, WC & bidet
Completion date is scheduled to be August 2024
The labyrinthine streets with whitewashed house-fronts that characterize Altea (only a 15 min drive away) has never stopped travellers’ desires to visit this wonderful coastal town.
During the Moorish domination a thousand years ago, Altea belonged to the Taifa of Dénia until it was recaptured by the Christians in 1244 under James I of Aragon. The town was quickly fortified, and walls were erected to enclose what is now known as the “old town”.
This maze of cobbled narrow and crooked streets with glimpses of the bay is one of the better features of the town. Other sights include the church of La Mare de Déu del Consol (“Our Lady of Solace”), easily identifiable by its picturesque blue and white domes, tiled with glazed ceramics.
There are numerous quaint restaurants near the church, some with a view over the Mediterranean.
The most important and well-known festival in Altea is the Castell de l’Olla, a festival of fireworks that are launched into the sea, on the beach of l’Olla, giving rise to an impressive combination of light, gunpowder and music. It takes place on the Saturday closest to the day of St. Lawrence, the 10th of August.
The spectacle usually includes a golden-palm-tree-firework rising into the night sky. The event began as a tribute to local pyrotechnician Blas Aznar (locally known as tio Blai). More than 50,000 people come every year to enjoy the spectacle, some sitting on the beach, others floating in rented boats to get a better view.
Moors & Christians
The festival lasts several days, and is supposed to represent the fall of the city into the hands of the Moors and its recovery. On the fourth weekend in September, the festival begins with a peal of bells and a cannon fire. The inhabitants of the town divide into groups, as the two sides in the conflict, and stage battles in the old town and on the beach.
In addition to the battles, the festival includes parades in costumes and dress inspired by the fashions of medieval times. The Christians are on horseback and wear furs, metal helmets, armour and arquebuses. In contrast, those who become Moors for the weekend ride camels or elephants and wear ancient Arab costumes.
In Pascua (spanish word for Easter), the inhabitants of Altea hold solemn, somewhat macabre processions throughout the town during the Holy Week, which have a vivid dramatic flair to them. There is also a carnival beforehand, traditionally and symbolically representing the last chance to have some fun before Lent begins.
Sant Antoni del Porquet
During Lent, Altea has a special festival dedicated to pork. Pork is very present in Spanish cuisine, with traditional hams, suckling pigs in celebratory meals and pig’s tails or pig’s trotters for stews. Nothing is wasted, every part of the animal is used. This festival takes place in mid-February, and consists of a parade through the old town at midday, after which everyone shares a hearty plate of rice, sings folk songs and dances, and finally tastes a roast pig.
The Encontes festival is a celebration of the ancient art of storytelling. It is held from 15 to 20 May. Dozens of events are organised to entertain the visitors with stories and songs. This festival is aimed at all audiences.
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