Rafol de Almunia
This stunning reformed Mill House is located on the outskirts of Rafol de Almunia in the Marina Alta region of the Northern Costa Blanca.The property has been beautifully and sympathetically reformed by the current owner and many of the original features, including the mill stones have been retained and re-used to create a wonderful home full of charm and character.The property is entered via a sliding vehicular gate which opens onto a flat, gravelled parking area with space for 4 vehicles. From the parking area, a couple of steps lead down to a lovely paved dining terrace and the main entrance to the property where full height double Castillian doors open into a bright and spacious reception area with beautifully tiled floor and stunning barreled and beamed ceiling. To the right of the reception area two steps lead down to the stunning living room with feature stone walls, a broad arched recessed wall with the original mill stones being set into the fabulous tiled floor. The high barreled and beamed ceilings make this room a truly wonderful room for relaxing in. To the far end of this fabulous room a step takes you up to a raised seating area with log burner.From the reception a broad arch with a beautiful original lintel leads into the dining area again with fabulous barreled and beamed ceiling and beautifully tiled floor. A stone archway from the dining area leads into the bodega - very useful for all of the lovely local wine - with the dining area opening into a cosy sitting room with log burner, wonderful stone feature walls and splendid tall windows again with original lintels which flood the room with light. A door to the left of the dining area leads into the modern, fully-fitted kitchen with beamed ceiling and with double doors leading out onto the dining terrace. Stairs from the sitting room take you up to a small landing where a door opens out onto the fabulous private lawned garden and a further short flight of stairs lead to the second floor with a wonderful broad upper balcony looking down onto the sitting room with doors leading to: double bedroom 1 with built-in wardrobes with adjacent bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC; double bedroom 2 - a fabulous large bedroom with recessed archway, beamed ceiling, fabulous views and an en-suite shower room with large walk-in shower, basin and WC. From the upper balcony full height double doors open into a further inner corridor with two steps leading down to double bedroom 3 (currently used an office / storage) and double bedroom 4 - again a wonderfully spacious room with built-in wardrobes and en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, bath, basin and WC. Doors from this bedroom open out onto the lawned garden to one side of the property and to a lovely upper terrace with pathway which leads down to the graveled gardens, pool terrace and parking area.Outside a paved pathway runs from the dining terrace adjacent to the kitchen around the side of the Mill House and from here you enter a lovely lawned garden area with stone table and benches and a wonderful mature walnut tree providing a beautiful shady area for al-fresco dining and entertaining with family and friends. A few steps from this garden take you up to the doorway which opens into double bedroom 4. From the graveled parking area, stone steps lead down to the original mill race with broad archways and a culvert leading down to the nearby river bed. A pathway from here takes you to the fabulous private 10 x 5 freeform pool and sunbathing terrace with poolside shower and covered naya. The private garage can be accessed from the parking area or from a separate gateway at the far end of the property with an additional pedestrian gate to the far end of the lawned garden.The beautiful and well maintained graveled gardens are planted with mature trees and shrubs including peach, pear, pomegranate, plum, apricot, persimmon, jasmine, bougainvillea, hibiscus, wisteria and palms.This fabulous property is on a completely flat plot and enjoys wonderful panoramic mountain and valley views. The Mill House is just 10 minutes walk into the village of Rafol de Almunia with its local bars and amenities. The larger towns of Ondara and Orba are just a 10 minute drive away and the beautiful coastal resorts of all of Calpe, Denia, Javea and Moraira are within a half hour drive.A stunning and truly unique property full of charm and character which needs to be viewed to be appreciated.