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Magnificent Old Finca - Villa & Three Casitas for 2-16 People

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Estate, 9 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, set up for 16 people but up to 20 with extra beds.

Ideal for groups of two up to twenty people, Finca La Asmoladora, is a magnificent, traditional, old finca estate in the middle of sixteen acres of almond, olive, vine and orange terraces; a stunning property in a spectacular location with panoramic mountain views. It is a haven of rural beauty, peace and quiet close to the unspoiled pueblo of Parcent - 'paradise between mountains' - but only 25 minutes easy drive from the renowned beach resorts of Javea, Denia and Moraira.

The finca is set up to accommodate groups from two to sixteen people in Casa Andrago, a superb five bedroom house sleeping eight, and in three charming Casitas, each sleeping either two or four. But, with the provision of extra beds/cribs, the finca can accommodate up to 20 people. All the finca’s accommodation is arranged around an attractive stone paved courtyard and walled sculpture garden. Casa Andrago is made up of an interconnected Guest House and Tower, each sleeping four, which can be rented separately.

La Asmoladora's Casa and Casitas are all self contained with their own superbly equipped bathrooms and kitchens or kitchenettes. They are all decorated and furnished with fascinating items from the owners art and ancient farm implement collections. They are all available for rent individually or in combination. This allows very flexible accommodation for couples, families or larger groups.

All guests have equal access to the very large pool, barbecue area and tennis court but, as the property is extremely large, over 16 acres - different groups can share the finca and easily maintain their privacy. The finca is an excellent base for combining sea, beach and sporting activities with driving, riding (horses or mountain bikes), walking, biking, climbing or just roaming the surrounding mountains.

The beautiful stone paved courtyard, walled sculpture garden and enormous pool/barbeque terrace are ideal for outdoors eating and drinking. Many groups have used held cocktail parties in courtyard and garden and parties, dinner and dancing well into the night on the pool/barbeque terrace. The nearest neighbours are over 250 yards away so music played well into the night is no problem.

The valleys lined with fruit and almond trees - an endless sea of pink/white blossom in spring - and the unspoiled mountain pueblos are a delight to explore. The produce of the local wineries is well worth sampling - the tiny winery in Parcent supplies the Spanish Royal family. After a quiet glass of wine and a few almonds from the estate while watching the sun set dramatically behind Parcent, there are memorable restaurants of all types to try in the area. The historic cities of Valencia and Alicante are just 75 minutes away. A car is essential.

La Asmoladora is family oriented during the summer months. It is an idyllic, romantic places for couples and small groups the rest of the year. Surrounded by mountains of three sides, it is also an ideal place for all mountain based activities providing excellent accommodation for climbers, walkers and cyclists during the autumn/fall, winter and spring. It is also an excellent base for searching for property in the Jalon valley and the nearby coastal resorts.

La Asmoladora has a broadband WiFi internet system available free of charge to all guests.

Fans are provided in all rooms during the summer months. Air conditioning is avialable in all bedrooms and sleeping area at extra cost.

Extra beds and cots can be provided on request.

Keywords: Traditional Farm/Finca Estate

More Details

Derek Cornthwaite
Member since: 2004
Speaks english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2018

About Derek Cornthwaite

Derek and his fiancee, Penny de B Cookson, are British. Derek lived internationally for many years in the UK, Hong Kong, the USA and Canada - during which time he also became a Canadian citizen. For ten years he was Chairman of a company involved in agriculture in Spain - so is familar with all parts of Spain. Penny is a linguist. She speaks Spanish and French as well as Portuguese, German and Japanese. She taught languages until she retired as an Oxford Fellow and college administrator a couple of years ago. Both are interested in Opera, Ballet and Theatre and in international travel. Penny is also interested in archaeology particularly of the Roman period. They love Spain and its fascinating history and make it their main home. They also have small homes in Oxford and the Peak National Park in the UK and an apartment on Lake Como in Italy. They run Finca La Asmoladora together as a hobby - life style business.

Derek Cornthwaite purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

Derek Cornthwaite purchased this estate in 1999

Why Derek Cornthwaite chose Parcent

About 17 years ago, Derek and his late wife, Pam, searched for a large old finca estate to use as their Spanish home for part of the year. They found Finca La Asmoladora at the mountain end of the beautiful Jalon valley. It was Valentine’s Day and all its hundreds of almond trees were covered in incredible pink and white blossom - the finca looked idyllic. They fell in love with its charm, its history which dates back to Roman times, its terraces of almonds, oranges, vines and olives, its spectacular location with mountains on three sides and its perfect peace and tranquility

They recognised that the finca, which had been neglected for a number of years, could be gradually converted into the spectacular and lovely country estate for themselves and their guests that it is today. Sadly Pam died some time ago. But their project of careful and sympathetic restoration and improvement which started that February day long ago, continues today as an active and ongoing project of love for Derek and Penny.

What makes this estate unique

The finca is an excellent and unique base for groups large and small to combine sea, beach and sporting activities with riding (horses or mountain bikes), walking, biking, climbing, driving or just roaming the surrounding mountains. The finca has its own excellent hard surface tennis court, basketball and outdoor table tennis facilities - racquets/bats/balls all provided. There are also rentable mountain bikes. The valleys lined with fruit and almond trees - an endless sea of pink/ white blossom in spring - and the unspoiled mountain pueblos are a delight to explore. There are two safari parks a short drive from the finca and 45 mins away, a wide variety of theme parks in Benidorm. The family resorts of Javea and Denia - 30 mins away - both have a wide variety of beaches, coves and caves to explore and fascinating historic centers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Third time now! We will be back again!!
Mar 2004
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Parcent, Spain

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King. Room for 2 extra single beds.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be made up as a King sized double bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King sized double bed.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King sized double bed.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King sized doubld bed.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King sized double bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into a King. Room for an extra single bed.
  • All beds are single/twin beds. But, all twin beds can be converted into King sized beds. In its normal configuration the finca is set up to sleep up to 16 people. However, there is space to add four extra single beds - see above. The maximum sleeping capacity of the finca is, therefore, 20 adults/children. The finca has three cribs available for babies.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Five mountain bikes available for rental. Basket ball and Table Tennis on pool/barbecue terrace


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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Alicante or Valencia
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
La Sella Golf Club, La Xara
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
AP7 autopista
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Parcent or Alcalali
Nearest Ski
125 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Tennis court, outdoor table tennis, mountain bikes, basketball, large pool, walled sculpture garden. stone paved courtyards, wilderness area, Roman remains - all at La Asmoladora.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Parcent, Spain

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Extra single bed C$86.27
Pet Fee C$43.13
Final cleaning C$172.54

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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