My wonderful spanish villa holiday with Villa Spain - Wed 12th January 2011
Last year I spent a fabulous week in a Spanish villa, Mirador al Sur, just above the town of Moraira in an area known as Golden Valley on the Costa Blanca. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a completely up to date kitchen, but this was the least memorable thing about it, it’s unlike anywhere I have ever stayed in before.
The large sitting room made up of at least three seating areas is cleverly designed to bring the outdoors indoors. At night sitting behind a huge turret wall made up of glass windows, which all open to look out across a valley towards the sea, is like being in your very own fairyland with lights twinkling in the town or Moraira, but no traffic noise, or other buildings in sight to block your view, and nothing whatsoever to disturb you. Quickly you find yourself completely at rest with your own thoughts.
The day times are quite different with fun for all the family. The Villa has a large garden and completely private swimming pool not overlooked by anyone. Again there are at least three seating areas in the garden with a three piece outdoor suite, tables and chairs nearby and of course seating and beds around the pool. Some of the most memorable moments were spent overlooking the garden and pool whilst consuming sumptuous lunches in the open downstairs dining room which is built like a cave, and manages to remain cool regardless of the hot sun outside.
Shopping couldn’t be easier as there are two supermarkets within walking distance, although it is better to take the car since the house is on the top of a hill and it is a struggle walking home loaded down with shopping.
There are a great many things to do in the area. For foodies there are a large number of restaurants in Moraira, which in many ways is a typical seaside town. Pleasant seafood meals can be had sitting on the pavements in the sun, or shaded under huge umbrellas, although we had a wonderful meal in a fish restaurant called Pisces, which had a huge free standing glass screen which gave the impression of being under the sea.
If it’s the beach you crave nothing could be nicer than a day at Il Portet sun bathing, and swimming in this lovely cove, followed by a snack at one of the many cafes that surround the beach, for which there were some lovely mussels and chips to be had. For a night you will never forget Benidorm Palace only a few miles along the coast road which has the best cabaret on the Mediterranean.