Altea Townhouse: Charming Spanish townhouse
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Luxurious Spanish town house with unique private courtyard situated in a prime location in the heart of the historic old town.
This charming house has been lovingly renovated and tastefully decorated to the very highest standards. It has air conditioning, heating and double glazing throughout.
The antique front door leads you into a delightful haven of peace and tranquillity. The unique private courtyard bursting with exotic palms and aromatic plants is perfect for alfresco dining, bbq's or just relaxing with a good book. The finest linens and towels compliment the comfortable bedrooms and deluxe bathroom.
An extensive selection of English books, DVDs and Cd´s is available for guests as well as information on points of interest and local attractions. Wifi available. English satelite television.
We are more than happy to arrange airport transfers and any shopping requirements prior to arrival.
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Altea is located in the region of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. This is without doubt one of the most charming towns to be found on Spain's 'White Coast'. If you want all night clubs and the bright city lights on your holiday, give Altea a miss.
This town is a holiday heaven for the more discerning tourist who will be captivated by its medieval cobbled streets, its picture book old quarter and the delights of its palm-fringed seafront esplanade. Altea is a restful resort where there's plenty to see and do without being bothered by the mayhem which typifies some of the busier coastal towns in high season.
Altea is an attractive town with a history going back many centuries. The towns name was derived from the Arabs who named it Althaya, meaning health to all. The parochial church dedicated to the Virgen del Consuelo (Our Lady of Solace) was built at the start of the last century, and beside it is the Plaza (Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Consuelo) situated high above the town offering superb views of Altea and the coastline beyond. A broad horizon with the silhouette of the Peñon de Ifach on one side and the Helade range on the other, and the ever present gulls and swallows sweeping low over the town. . Altea has always attracted writers and artists because of its special ambience. On warm summer evenings, the streets are pedestrianised and artists and craftsmen display their wares in the evening market.
This village with its many little streets of immaculate white washed houses is a fascinating place to stroll . . . From the old town it's a short walk to the sea-front by any of the network of cobbled streets , many of which are adorned with bougainvillaea and jasmine. The commercial part of the town,offers its market ,boutiques and the newer palm-lined esplanade packed with restaurants serving delicious international cuisines. You would expect Altea to have a harbour, being located beside the sea as it is, but in fact Altea has 2 harbours, the old fishing harbour and a somewhat newer Sports harbour Altea holds the biggest street market in the region and visitors flock from all over the area to purchase fresh locally grown produce and gifts, the market is held on Tuesdays from 8.30am till 1pm..
Although most of our guests seem more than content to while away the day relaxing and enjoying the easy lifestyle associated with Altea´s old town, and beach, there are a multitude of things to do in the surrounding area. Due to Altea´s cultural status (it is home to the University of Fine Arts) there are dozens of art galleries and antique and craft shops, selling items unique to the area. As well as the many sports on offer, there are also many attractions for children (and the young at heart) City life in Alicante (45 mins) and Valencia (1 hr 15 mins) is offset by the stunning Costa Blanca mountain scenery, home to the ancient monastery village of Guadalest. Altea is only approximately 20 minutes drive from the night life of Benidorm , and is handily placed for visiting its many attractions. The famous water park of Aqualandia and Terra Mitica, Spain´s largest theme park with rides from around the world. Also the very popular Mundomar Dolphinarium.
Other Activities: golf, theme parks, paddle tennis, pitch and putt.