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Overview

Novelda has a wide variety of attractions for all to enjoy. There are numerous historic interests including the St Mary Magdalene Sanctuary , built in marble and constructed in early 20th Century by a pupil of Gaudi, who built the famous cathedral in Barcelona. At its side is a 12th Century triangular tower built by the Moors. Both are amazing sights, and located only 5 minutes drive from the villa.
The town itself has breathtakingly beautiful art nouveau buildings, museums and fantastic architecture. There are many typically Spanish restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream parlours, supermarkets ( including Carrefour Express, Aldi with Carrefour Hyphermarket being 15 minutes away) banks Pharmacies etc, as well as a well informed and helpful Tourist Information Office (English spoken well).
There are local markets held in the town on a Wednesday and Saturday, where clothes, goods, shoes and fresh produce can be purchased.
There is also the beautiful park Oeste or Western Park which has a botanical garden, and is a lovely place to walk through. During the summer, music festivals are often held here to celebrate the Moors and Christians fiesta.
The people in the town are warm, helpful and friendly as this is the real Spain, and enjoy interaction with the different nationalities.

There are a number of bodegas in close proximity to the villa which is an excellent opportunity to buy local wine. Our local Bodega in Novelda provides a tour and talk about the the production of wine, and more importantly, some wine tasting. This Bodega provides wine in the bottle and is of exceptionally high standard and has won many awards.

A recent publication of the travel book "Top 10" Costa Blanca, details a number of entries for Novelda - including the Casa museo Modernista, restaurant and the St Mary Magdelane Sanctuary.

There are numerous internet cafe's (1 euro for 30 minutes) in the town, which also offers printing/faxing services.



The Villa
We consider car hire essential for this property due to its location. All instances of approx. time from villa Novelda to airport, shops, beach etc, which are quoted in the advert, is driving time unless otherwise stated.

There is no gas in the property at all. Everything is run on electricity.

Villa Novelda is at the end of a quiet lane, and although there are neighbours, due to the large garden of 2 acres, makes this a beautifully quiet and private location with out being isolated.
The villa has the wow factor , which is why we chose this as our Spanish home originally. Upon arrival, it is clear to see why. The space, the peaceful location, pool, terracing and above all the views, all make this a perfect and ideal holiday home.
The villa is in a countryside location, and is surrounded by paths/lanes suitable for walking and cycling. This is an excellent opportunity to appreciate the countryside and views that accompany it. In the land around the villa, you will find many vineyards growing both grapes for wine, and desert grapes for eating at Christmas, these are easily distinguishable as they have white bags over the fruit to stop them drying out in the sun, olive, peach, almond and citrus trees.

The villa, pool and plentiful sunbathing terraces are south facing. In fact from the minute the sun rises in the morning, and sets in the evening, the pool and the villa grounds are in the glorious sunshine.

The pool area is child friendly, as it has a lockable gate and is fully enclosed with balustrades. There is specialist floor covering around the pool which is not only non slip, but remains cool underfoot, even in the hottest of days. The pool is 10m x 5m, with roman steps and a handrail for safety and ease whilst entering the pool. A ladder provides an exit from the deep end. A pool side shower is also provided.
The pool is professionally cleaned and maintained all year round.

The garden is beautiful with plenty of flowers, bushes adding wonderful colour up the drive and around the sunbathing areas. The olive trees are over 100 years old and the fruit trees supply lemons, figs, pomegranates and cherries, depending on the time of year you visit.
Of an evening, you have a choice as to where you relax, whether it be in the casita area or summer kitchen which provides a BBQ, fridge, outside WC and ample terracing and lighting watching the sun set, or, sitting under the porch terrace with views out to the town in the distance. The table and seats situated on the lower terrace is a particular favourite of ours to finish the day with a quiet drink

The kitchen has Bosch appliances - dishwasher and washing machine.

Inside the villa is just about everything that you could need during your stay. We have furnished this as our home, not as a rental property which has ensured that we have provided comfort and quality.
Apart from kitchen, which is north facing, there are ceiling fans in each room and there are ample towels and bedding available for your use. During the winter evenings, there is a wood burning fire enclosed with a glass door, this gives a max of 14kw of heat which heats the entire villa.

Young Children. For our younger guests we provide the following free of charge, 2 x travel cot, flask to keep bottles warm, potty, baby alarm and 2 x highchair.

Price includes the use of DVDs and player, CDs, plenty of books, pool/beach towels, welcome pack, assistance from English speaking property managers resident in Spain and cleaning at the end of your stay.
It is important to note that we have a very strict NO SMOKING policy, and in the event that we find smoking has taken place in the villa, we will keep the full security deposit that has been paid in advance to cover the additional cleaning costs associated with this. Smoking is allowed outside on the terraces.

Outside, there are 3 sets of tables with 6 chairs each and 6 luxurious sun loungers.

There is a strong signal for mobile phones with excellent reception. The free WIFI offers a speed of 6 meg, allowing you to keep up to date with e mails, make SKYPE calls etc.

There is Sky Plus at the Villa where you can record your favourite programmes and catch up at your convenience.



Around and About
There is a bar/restaurant that is within a 10 minute walk from the villa - claimed to be the best restaurant in Novelda - which you can use for drinks, tapas or a beautiful meal, and a more relaxed bar approx 25 minute walk.

The town centre of Novelda is a 5 minute drive away, and although there are lots of amenities which are close by, car hire is essential.
The beautiful Blue Flag beaches along the Costa Blanca are approx 30 minutes away, with many miles of sandy beaches. Santa Pola is the nearest beach, which has lovely restaurants and beachside cafes.
Approx 20 minutes drive away is the town of Aghost, which specialises in the manufacture of ceramic plates, pots, garden ornaments and is amazingly good value for money. Well worth a visit.
The Alenda Golf course is a 10 minute drive away , and is a lovely place to play golf - however, non golfers often go to the club house to enjoy a meal or refreshments in the court yard or the restaurant. There are a selection of approx 8 other Golf courses (e.g.Villamartin, Las Ramblas, Campamoar) within 45 minutes drive. La Manga is approx 1hour 15 minutes away.

There are villages nearby where English goods e.g. Newspapers, home made food items, Hairdressers (who can come to the property), catering for special occasions, celebration cakes etc.

If anybody is staying at our villa that would like to discuss property purchases - process, contacts for lawyers, builders etc we are more than happy to help.

Summary:

3 bed 2 bath villa with private pool set in 2 acres Fantastic country/mountain views, peaceful but very near to the town of Novelda. Full British Sky TV with Sky Plus and free WIFI

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds
Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
2 cots
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Radio
TV Languages in English, Local
Heating and air con:
Open fire
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private: Dimensions 10m x 5m, Depth 0.6m to 1.6m,
Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden

Suitability

Suitable for
Children
Infants

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Horse Riding
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Museum
Night Club
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Location

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Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 30km
  • Nearest bar: 0.3km
  • Nearest restaurant: 300m
  • Nearest supermarket: 2km
  • Novelda Town: 2km
  • Santa pola Beaches: 32km
  • Golf: 6km

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101 out of 101 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Thursday 23 October 2014 with Family
Perfect. Our 2nd visit and the same great villa, owner and weather! Need I say more.
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Stayed Saturday 14 September 2013 with Family
Wow what can i say, excellent 10 out of 10. Booking was easy and contact with owner was very helpful. Everything is as described or better, and the welcome pack was just that and needed as we didnt arrive till late. Lots to see and do (local bodega is very good for a tour or dining or both. We went twice) The town and people very nice and helpful and many good places to eat and shop. Would like to go again and would recommend to friends and family without hesitation.
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Stayed Friday 16 August 2013 with Family
Wow , what can i say this villa certainly has the wow factor when you arrive with stunning views , acres of land and everything you could possibly need/want. My family spent 16 very happy days here with excellent weather ( including a spectacular thunderstorm which was great to watch). The local supermarkets are very good especially the very large Carfour in Eldr ( only 12mins by car). It is close enough to nip down to Alicante or Santa polo for an evening as the main link road A31 is only 10mins away. We had sun from crack of dawn to dusk every day with loads of choice where to sit, the pool was fab and warm once in. Brett and Theresa were on hand for any problems and very friendly (thanks) . I am very reluctent to recommend this villa as i would love to go back and it is already very popular , ONLY JOKING it is highly recommended ( but please dont book lol). Thanks very much to Diane (owner) for the great communication and ease of booking. The Mallon familly
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Stayed Monday 05 August 2013 with Family
Hi This was our fifth holiday at villa Novelda. It was another Fantastic Holiday. The weather was sunny and hot as it has been every time we,ve been to villa Novelda, The pool is much needed to cool off and big enough to splash around and also to have a swim . The Garden is lovely you can go for a walk in it. Its that big. The villa is lovely it has everything you need and lots of space.WI FI is really handy to have over there as you can keep in contact with family and Sky TV for when the children want to watch TV, not that the adults watch much we seem to sit on the terrace alot. We went into Elche and down to Alicante at night to shop at the little market stands.We will be going back. A BIG THANK YOU to Diane for helping with our arrival time it was much appreciated. Also Thank you to her team for another Fantastic Holiday. See you soon Paul Sue and family.
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Stayed Wednesday 17 July 2013
what can we say just another fantastic review to add to the rest . had a great relaxing holiday, we did plan several days out but when we got there we couldnt drag ourselves away from the pool so we ended up settling for one day out to benidorm which was only a 45 minute drive away. the house is spotless and is like a home from home , cds and books to read and listen to while you are relaxing by the pool .the views are stunning , we sat every evening and watched the sun go down with a bottle of wine absolute bliss.the welcome pack was very much appreciated as we didnt hav to rush out straight away to get a drink and sandwiches . the nearest bar la villa is only a fifteen minute walk away and the staff are really friendly ,we went there every day. would recommend a visit to st mary magdallene, it is beautiful and again the views are stunning . cant wait to go back again . paul wendy melissa and jenna cox .
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Stayed Thursday 04 July 2013
We cannot rate this villa enough, it has amazing views, it is equipped with everything that is needed plus more. It is very child friendly so great if you have children.This villa will give you the WOW factor the moment you get out your car to unlock the padlock of the gates. We will be definitely booking Villa Novelda again, plus we will be referring family friends to this great find. We would also like to thank Diane the owner for being so helpful and allowing us to start our holiday at Villa Novelda 2 days early due to unforeseen circumstances.
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Stayed Thursday 11 October 2012
Fantastic holiday in a beautiful villa, with superb facilities. Lots of things to do, and see. The villa was very clean and had everything that we needed, the town has plenty of restaurants - great quality too. we will be rebooking next year - so pleased with this find
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Stayed Monday 06 August 2012
This was our fourth visit to the villa, and once again it was another great holiday, Lots of lovely memories.The weather was extremely hot and the pool was much needed to cool off, The villa is lovely it has lots of space and has everything we needed, The outside looks lovely since it has been landscaped it seems alot bigger .The terrace is a nice place to sit as you get a nice breeze from one side to the other. Looking forward to our next visit! A big Thankyou to Diane, and her team
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Stayed Monday 19 September 2011
Absolutely marvelous. The pictures do not do this villa justice. Superbly equipped and quiet and peaceful. almost reluctant to give a positive review in case too many other people book it, leaving less choice of dates for us. Owner allowed us to stay on a few hours after contractual time as our flight home was not till evening.
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Stayed Friday 29 July 2011
the property was very comfortable and clean, had everything you could possibly need for your stay. the pool was fantastic especially with the extremely hot weather we had on our stay, it was also in a very quiet area there are a few neighbouring houses but due to the villas slightly elevated position it always felt private, there are fantastic uninterupted mountain views as far as the eye can see. (oh and if you decide to go for a walk to the nearest mountain go in the cooler part of the day ie. late afternoon early evening instead of midday like i did! not a good idea). the position of all the patio areas around the villa are a sunbathers dream come true from the moment you get up to sunset you are basking in pure uninterupted hot sunshine. nice! i will hopefully be booking another holiday at this villa at sometime in the near future
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Stayed Wednesday 20 July 2011
Once again we had a lovely time. This was our third time there and we enjoyed it as much as the first time there. It was good to have wi-fi as with the children having I-pods and a laptop we were able to keep in contact with family and friends, The pool was refreshing as the temperatures were exceedingly high. The children were always playing in the pool. The gardens were lovely as a lot of the plants were in bloom. The villa had everything we needed. Thankyou to Diane and her team.
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Stayed Sunday 07 November 2010
fantastic restful trip - lots of walking, eating and drinking - well the wine is superb!!! Villa in a beautiful spot, clean, very comfortable and had everything we wanted - even a bookcase full of books. We will be going back Graeme ps - thanks for the welcome pack
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Stayed Friday 30 July 2010
This was our first family holiday abroad with our two boys (now 5 and 7) and from the initial booking Diane was extremely flexible in meeting any requests / questions and was always willing to go that little bit further to help out. (She even went as far as contacting airlines on my behalf when I was looking to book flights). The villa is both spotless and really well equipped. It was a little oasis of tranquility with the boys living in the pool all of the time we were there. The neighbours would all wave to say hello and we even made friends with one of the neighbours dogs. All in all Diane made the process of organising the holiday as painless as she was able to do and I would recommend the villa to anyone looking for a bit of peace in the sun.
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Stayed Sunday 16 May 2010
Villa very clean, well stocked with everything required for an enjoyable holiday. Easy access from Airport, private situation. Helpful manager and easy shopping at local supemarkets. Wonderful beach within forty minutes drive. Ideal for a family holiday or for just relaxing
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Stayed Friday 26 March 2010
This was a last minute booking so hadnt much time to plan or find about the area. The owner supplied us with so much information and help before we went. The villa itself is perfect - attention had been made to details - it was without doubt the cleanest and well equipped villa we had ever been in. The location is beautiful, so peaceful and tranquil. Town itself has everything there - had some lovely food, looked around the historic sites - really lovely. Now we have found this, we will be coming back. Thanks
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Stayed Thursday 03 September 2009
The best most relaxing holiday ever!! Excellent value and we have rebooked to go back.
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Stayed Thursday 27 August 2009
sorry about submitting this late......... we have tried to think of things to say, that hasnt already been mentioned previously, to make it an interesting read....but its difficult. Ok - the villa cant be beaten. The space, the peace and quiet is perfect for a relaxing holiday. It is clean, has everything that we needed, and the pool sparkled it was that clean. We did a lot of family things - we went for walks around the villa, most of the paths were free from traffic, looked at the different birds and rabbits - talking all of the time - i cant remembe last time we did that!!!! The villa is safe for children - fully enclosed garden which is huge, and the pool has a gate. The town, which is a real Spanish Town, had so much for us to see - museums, Modernista house - we went twice to this - the sanctuary and 12th Century tower, the parks, tours around the bodega - it is so interesting. Out and about is lovely - good road network, great shopping - the beaches are lovely but we only went there once, and that was because we thought we should!!!!!! . The bars and restaurants welcome children, and the food is not only good value for money, but fantastic quality too. We are converts to Menu del Dia! The stars are so clear in the evening, and from the villa looking towards town, it was lovely to see the town lit up. The neighbours are friendly, and helpful - English speaking Spanish lady, the property managers are very helpful, the owners very prompt with questions and helpful even before we went. All in all - if you want a relaxing holiday to recharge your batteries, with all of the home comforts - and more actually as we dont have a dishwasher - where the shops are nearby this is the place for you.....it is perfect. Overall - excellent value for money, we have already recommended it to friends, it was everything we expected and more.........
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Stayed Thursday 27 August 2009
from the minute we booked the villa, we have been impressed. Lots of information provided by the owners, very clear directions - and the description on the website is very accurate. When we arrived, we couldnt believe that we had found such a beautiful place to stay - the peace and quiet, the views. The villa itself is beautifully equipped - just like a home. Its was spotless, had everything that we could possible need. The pool was bliss - very clean and safe and well needed in the hot weather. We bought local wine, sat on the terrace and chilled out. Just a perfect place. Thank you
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Stayed Sunday 16 August 2009
Upon arrival at the villa we were pleased to see that the Villa lived upto expectations. The Pool was so inviting after travelling. As we arrived on a Sunday the welcome pack and extras wed ordered was appreciated as the shops are all closed. Penny & David the property managers were very helpful in answering our queries. We returned home completely relaxed and chilled out. Thanks.
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Stayed Saturday 06 June 2009
We have just got back from the most relaxing holiday ever. Everything at the Villa was perfect including the pool and scenery. We went for many trips around the area but were always happy to get back to the villa to swim and relax. The contact from the owner and their "caretakers" couldnt have been better and made the whole experience more enjoyable. We will be back at some point and would definately recommend this property to everyone.
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Stayed Monday 06 April 2009
From the second we pulled up to the gates of the villa we were impressed. The pre-holiday communication from the owners was great and the directions from the airport, sent with the keys, were a great help. The villa really is set in the mountians, just as it looks in the pictures. The villa itself is beautiful. Well laid out, neat, tidy, clean and in great condition. A lovely welcome pack and note awaited us from the property managers, milk, bread, drinks and even easter eggs for the kids! We couldnt have had a better first impression and that lasted for the whole holiday! Exceptionally well equipped both in the villa and the pool ( lots of inflatables etc ). As in other reviews, the pool was more than a little chilly because of the time of year, but that didnt stop our 5 and 6 year olds swimming most days. We had a couple of days out, the local beach is lovely, Benidorm was about an hours drive and just as you would expect, nice beach. lots of English cafes etc but spent most of our ten days at the villa relaxing. We went for a relaxing, peaceful holiday and thats just what we got with all the added extras you could ever need. Thank you, we will be back!!
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Stayed Monday 17 November 2008
Excellent property with spectacular views. The big beautiful pool was so inviting we spent the whole week trying to get in it but unfortunately we couldnt due to the time of year we went. well definitely be returning in summer time to use it. Thats if its not fully booked.
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Stayed Friday 24 October 2008
If you are looking for a get away from it all relaxing holiday without the hustle and bustle of a sprawling tourist resort on your doorstep, then Villa Novelda is definitely for you. The location is peaceful and relaxing, set in the hills, inland on the Costa Blanca. The villa itself is beautiful, with everything that a family could want in terms of keeping themselves entertained - lovely pool (which was just a bit too cold for us in October, but perfect (Im sure) in Summer), barbecue, outside dining area, lovely scenery and, inside, a multitude of CDs, DVDs, games and a full Sky TV package. The town of Novelda is just 5 mins or so away by car, but, although nice, it certainly is not geared up for tourists - we found very few English speakers and finding bars/restaurants was harder than you would imagine, but we were more than happy to spend the bulk of our time in and around the villa. Diane and Zane (the owners) could not have been more helpful....they even organised a birthday cake for my daughter when we were there (on top of the excellent welcome pack that was provided). We will definitely be booking up agin.
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Stayed Wednesday 16 July 2008
excellent value for money, the best villa we have ever stayed in, lovely Spanish town with everything you need, near to tourist places if you want, great roads and motorway network. will be returning soon. thanks for a great holiday
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Stayed Wednesday 16 July 2008
excellent value for money, beautiful quiet location, villa was very well equipped with everything (and more) we could have wanted. lovely nights having BBQs watching the sunset and drinking locally bought wine (very cheap but lovely) at the bodega nearby. Town is welcoming, excellent restaurants. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise - and the directions to the villa are excellent. The photos dont do it justice - we will be going back. thanks for a lovely holiday.
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Stayed Monday 14 July 2008
agree with everything that has been said both here and in the visitors book. not much more to say - apart from fabulous place and a superb holiday. We left fully relaxed and rested. As you can see we didnt take long to get back into the daily grind - so apologies for the delay in sending this in.
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Stayed Friday 11 July 2008
hi. I am more than happy to review this property, my problem is - i think i will will write too much.Before we booked, our expectations had been set very high after reading the excellent reviews so there is always a danger that there could be some disappointment. However - this was not the case.During the booking phase, Diane responded to our enquiries almost immediately. She provided useful inforamation and contacts, as well as local knowledge which would be useful. The directions to the property were very detailed, and easy to follow and the journey was pain free from the airport.The villa itself has everything we needed plus more. Outside provided so many places where you could find your own peace of quiet to read a book away whilst the family played in the pool. The weather was very hot, yest there was plenty of shade if you wanted it. the villa has been furnished as if its a home - it was great to be able for the whole group to have beds as in most other places we have stayed - some of us have needed to use a sofa bed. There is plenty of crockery and cutlery to use and everything was clean.the bonus for us was the welcome pack, which we didnt expect but it made a big difference to relax etc before we needed to shop. The town is lovely, and has plenty going for it. Its historical building are a must see.we didnt see any other English people, but we didnt really notice this until we were on our way home. It was lovely to eat in the Spanish restaurants, with the Spanish and they go out of their way to help. The local bodegas are the best places to buy wine - so cheap but top notch quality. as you can probably tell - we had a spledid time, we really did. we feel relaxed, batteries charged and theefore we will be going. thanks very much.
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Stayed Tuesday 08 July 2008
a beautiful beautiful location. Very peaceful, lovely countryside views. the villa was clean, had everything that we needed for the yound children and was safe. the pool is as good as it looks on the photos. thanks for a great stay
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Stayed Tuesday 08 July 2008
a beautiful beautiful location. Very peaceful, lovely countryside views. the villa was clean, had everything that we needed for the yound children and was safe. the pool is as good as it looks on the photos. thanks for a great stay
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Stayed Friday 06 June 2008
This was our third stay at Villa Novelda which tells its own story. It really is a great place for relaxing and recharging the batteries - and for the more adventurous the real Spain is on your doorstep despite being so close to the tourist resorts on the coast.
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Stayed Wednesday 23 April 2008
Brilliant holiday, lovely villa, superb setting. Recommend Bon Profit in town for menu del dia, children loved it too. We were well looked after, from booking the villa right up until we finished our holiday. Welcome pack was a lovely touch - thank you
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Stayed Wednesday 23 April 2008
excellent weather couldnt believe how warm it was. Used the swimming pool, sunbathed, walked and are returning home much fitter than when we went. Lovely lovely villa, excellent property managers, very good value for money and a truey Spanish town. what more could you want.......
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Stayed Wednesday 16 April 2008
this is a lovely place - we are going back again. Friends recommended this villa to us, and can recommend it also. You are well looked after, well provided for and the children loved the space and freedom a big garden can give. i fully agree with all of the comments already given. thanks for letting us use your lovely villa.
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Stayed Wednesday 12 March 2008
Thought the villa was excellent and extremely well equiped. I stayed there in March and even though the weather was fair and sunny it was a shame that the pool was too cold to use as that would have made the trip perfect. However if it was peak season i can well imagine that the fact the pool is not heated become irelevant. I certainly hope to visit the villa again. especially as its so easy to get there from Alicante airport. The perfect getaway for a relaxing time out style holiday.
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Stayed Tuesday 11 December 2007
We have stayed in a lot of properties and the standards of cleanliness and comfort vary tremendously. This villa is definately at the top of the scale of excellence. The cups - white - the cupboards spotless, the fridge/freezer spotless, bathrooms are shining, dishwasher clean and smelling fresh, oven spotless. Sorry if this sounds a bit fussy - but it is so so important. The welcome pack allowed us enjoy a drink and some lunch without having to rush out and buy shopping. The area around the villa is full of grapevines, almond trees, orange and lemon trees - so lovely and different from home. we had lovely walks and didnt see a car for hours - so quiet. The people in the houses that we walked past all waved and shouted Hola - which was lovely - we felt like a local. The shops in the town have everything we needed, even the local tabaconist and paper shop by the garage arrnaged to have our English newspaper delivered. Everybody we met was welcoming and pleased to help. As you can tell, we really enjoyed the whole experience and we will be going back. Thank you.
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Stayed Tuesday 11 December 2007
we were impressed before we even arrived at the villa, as the very quick responses from the owners and information provided was second to none. We travelled with babies, and they were well catered for - highchairs, travel cots etc - that was a weight off our mind and our arms, as we didnt have to carry as much luggage. The villa is spotless - the location superb. We enjoyed the town, markets and museums - and came away from the holiday feeling that we had really had had a holiday and experienced the Spanish culture. Excellent!
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Stayed Saturday 17 November 2007
This is the best place we have been. everything expected and more. Good weather, lovely location. We have already recommended to family and friends.
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Stayed Saturday 17 November 2007
a very enjoyable holiday - able to relax, enjoy the weather. Villa is very clean, and has everything you could want - the books provided where a really good idea. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa.
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Stayed Friday 26 October 2007
agree with everything written on these reviews, and the visitors book. beautiful villa, fantastic town lovely people, superb spanish food, and excellent value for money. Children loved it. Highly recommend this villa.
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Stayed Friday 26 October 2007
We always try to stay in real Spain - which normally means travelling miles and miles to escape the English pubs, packed beaches, etc etc. This villa was recommended to us by friends who had already visited - and gave it a glowing report. Within 30 minutes of beaches, airport, historical sites, museums, real spanish bars/tapas/restaurants shopping - but the real beauty was the peaceful location. The views are beautiful, you can see for mles around, we really did feel that this was our haven. Inside the villa does not disappoint. it is spotless, thoughful touches like a free welcome pack, huge amounts of local information about the town, area and places to go - and see. The neighbours are friendly, we were invited into their house to show us the work they had done. The local bodega was splendid - as was there wine and food. I apologise for the long winded comments here, but hopefully this will show what a great holiday we had, and can fully recommend this villa.
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Stayed Saturday 20 October 2007
We ate our way around the town. Excellent restaurant 15 minute walk from the villa. Beautiful villa, stunning location which had everything we could have wanted....and more. Villa was spotless and beautifully furnished.
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Stayed Saturday 20 October 2007
beautiful location, so peaceful, calm and relaxing. The town is great to explore and the menu del dia at the local restaurants was both very cheap and fantastic quality. Chidlren welcome everywhere we went. The only problem we faced was having to leave.
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Stayed Monday 01 October 2007
Now this is a real find - fantastic. Can only add to what other guests have said both on the website and the visitors book. Thank you for letting us use your beautiful home.
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Stayed Saturday 15 September 2007
lovely villa with everything we needed. The town is rich with historical interest and the food was excellent and very reasonable making full use of menu del dia at approx 8 euros for a 3 course meal with wine.....we will return
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Stayed Saturday 15 September 2007
had a fabulous time - the villa was beautiful, spotless, peaceful and above all, perfect for what we were looking for. thanks for letting us use it
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Stayed Friday 24 August 2007
This property was recommended to us by friends who had already found this little gem. It is home from home, with everything you could want. Already booked again for next year. It really is as good as people say.
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Stayed Saturday 21 July 2007
Diane couldn't have been more friendly and informative beforehand - making the whole experience so much more personal than renting through a holiday company as we have done previously. The facilities and books, toys, DVDs are good and I don't feel the photos of the interior of the villa do it justice. The swimming pool and terraces were great and enjoyed by us all - particularly the kids. Being based on the side of a hill there often ssemed to be a breeze and as the temperature hit 46 degrees on one day this was necessary! To fully enjoy a holiday here you need a hire car and a Spanish phrase book. This is the real Spain, not a tourist resort, and all the better for it. But if you are looking for the facilities of Benidorm on your doorstep then this is not for you. Property Managers Dave and Panny were helpful and we had a great holiday. I would thoroughly recommend it.
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Stayed Thursday 05 July 2007
The visitors book at the villa, which we read and enjoyed, confirmed we had made the right choice for our holiday. I can only agree with the other reviews and add the trip to Tabarca (from Santa Pola) is well worth while. Try real spain, inland areas have so much more to offer.
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Stayed Saturday 30 June 2007
3rd visit to Villa Novelda and it just keeps getting better. The new BBQ house/Casita is splendid. We spent every night watching the sun set in peace - exellent. The villa is spotlessly clean, and the welcome pack an excellent start t the holiday. Made another visit to the Modernista house in Novelda town and is more amazing everytime we go. We missed the main fiesta this year, which is a shame, but the bike race to the Sanctuary was lovely - with free food, drinks and a great atmosphere. Thanks for another wonderful visit.
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Stayed Friday 08 June 2007
I wish we could find something bad to say about this property because it's getting too many good reviews and will become more difficult for us to go back again!! However, try as we might we cannot find fault with anything and the recent improvements to the property have made it even better. But if you don't like great views, great facilities, a great pool and a great location then this property may not be for you!
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Stayed Monday 28 May 2007
An excellent villa that feels like a home not just a holiday property; the owners have supplied everything a family could need. We have stayed twice and the new Casita and sun terraces improve it further still. We would reccomend this villa to anyone looking for a peaceful break, in the real Spain, in a well equipped villa.
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Stayed Sunday 29 April 2007
Directions to the property, beach town etc were excellent - much better than sat nav!! Villa NOvelda was very well equipped with everything, and more, that you could possibly want. All the facilities that we could want for our Grandson (highchair, travel cot etc) were provided. We made the most of the BBQ and Summer house for outdoor dining, and relaxed on the sun loungers around the pool and other tterraces. The views and area are lovely. We enjoyed eating out at the restarants and tapas bars, and were made to feel very welcome and it was much appreciated when we tried to speak Spanish. Good supermarkets, and Lidl have an excellent butchers. The market is fantastic. We will definately be returning.
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Stayed Saturday 31 March 2007
Great location for exploring inland as well as easy access to beaches - we particularly enjoyed visiting the Art Deco house and castle in Novelda, and exploring Elche. This is the second time we have stayed at Villa Novelda, and it was great being able to use the new Casita (summer kitchen) for barbeques. The kids loved playing on the new terraces and exploring around the villa - there are lots of footpaths, and we climbed the hill behind the house a couple of times. Great place to stay, in excellent condition, no hestiation in recommending it.
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Stayed Friday 23 March 2007
best holiday we have had - the children had plenty to keep themselves occupied. Which left us to relax. Excellent bodega near by. The market has everything we needed, and the nuns in the santuary make a "strong Coffee". Its hard to believe with the peacefulness of the villa, it is only 25 mins drive to the beach. Best of both worlds.
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Stayed Friday 23 March 2007
Absolutely beautiful. True Spain, excellent bars and tapas. The welcome pack was extremely generous and thoughtful. Beaches were outstandingly clean and had great facilities. The villa was spotlessly clean and the pool sparkled in the sun. we will be going back later on this year. Thank you.
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Stayed Saturday 06 January 2007
apologies for the delay in providing this review. Fantastic holiday - great relaxation, owners were helpful providing us with lots of information before we went. The villa has everything you could want, the views amazing. Overall, we have managed to have a very relaxing, restful holiday. We will book again.
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Stayed Monday 18 December 2006
absolutley stunning. everything we needed/wanted was at to hand - beautiful town - everywhere spotless. Beaches clean an tidy. We will be booking again. Welcome pack gratefully received. Thank you so much.
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Stayed Wednesday 01 November 2006
Villa Novelda is superb, for quality, value for money and location. The lovely weather was a bonus. everything was catered for - the complimentary welcome pack was a very thoughtful surprise and was much appreciated. We have returned fully rested and relaxed and will be booking again for next year. many thanks for letting us use your little paradise.
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Stayed Wednesday 04 October 2006
Very attractive and well appointed villa. Everything we could have wanted. Good views from the terrace, and an exellent pool although this was cold , not surprisingly, in late October. Try it - you wont be diappointed.
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Stayed Thursday 06 July 2006
Villa Novelda is beautiful. It has three large bedrooms, each with good storage space and the master has a lovely en suite. The kitchen has everything that you could possibly require, including plates suitable for children so there was no need to worry about breakages. The villa was immaculate when we arrived and felt that the welcome pack was exceptionally generous and a nice touch. There are plenty of bathroom towels and pool/beach towels and plenty of bedding. The Pool area has a lockable gate for peace of mind and is surrounded by tiling that doesn’t get hot so is ok to walk on even on the hottest of days. The pool itself is ideal. The steps to get in are safe enough for those who are not steady and there is a shallow and deep end. our children aged 12, 9 and 5 would have stayed in it the whole holiday if they could but there is a lot to do and see both in town and in the surrounding villages. The information folder contains excellent directions to local places (beach, super market etc) and leaflets for places to visit. The views of the surrounding area are spectacular and the (Spanish) neighbours are very friendly. We even took part in the huge Moors and Christians fiesta, where we carried candles along the roads with the locals. We were made very welcome. Both The property owners and property managers are very helpful and easily contactable during the stay. I would certainly recommend this Villa to others’.
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Stayed Monday 22 May 2006
Do go there! The location is nice and secluded, and you are far enough away from mainstream tourism to give you a feel of what Spain is really like. Villa Novelda itself is immaculate - the pool is lovely, the kitchen is nice and modern and all needs (even a superb DVD collection) are catered for. This is just the place for a holiday.
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Stayed Sunday 07 May 2006
Lovely villa and pool, every amenity you could ask for.
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Stayed Friday 17 February 2006
Very helpful owners who responded very quickly to enquiries etc prior to us going on holiday. Penny and Dave, the property managers do an excellent job. Excellent welcom pack, very clean, so very well equipped. The pool was splendid, so were the views. we have already booked another holiday here.
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Stayed Friday 17 February 2006
we all had a fantastic time - the villa is beautiful, the owners helpful and thoughtful, the property managers on hand for anything at all. The peace and quiet was just what we wanted, yet the town was less that 5 minutes drive away. Neighbours very friendly - we have already booked our next trip. Thanks for a wonderful time.
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Stayed Friday 17 February 2006
Children had a great time exploring in the garden, and as both the garden and pool were secure we had peace if mind. Highly recommend a trip to the Art Deco Museum House in Novelda Town, and the Sanctuary/Tower near to the Villa. Lovely touch to have a bottle of Champagne waiting for our arrival - thanks
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Stayed Friday 13 January 2006
Fantastic holiday - really relaxing which is just what we needed. All amenities very near (by car), lovely town with lots of history. Classy bars and restaurants - very typically spanish - already booked for next holiday. The villa was like home from home, everything that we needed was there - the pool was sparkling, excellent areas to sunbath, and very peaceful.
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Stayed Wednesday 29 June 2005
this villa was in a great spot with reat views pool very good we felt the villa had everything you needed that made the stay relaxing we would be happy to go back
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Stayed Wednesday 29 June 2005
A luxurious detached villa near a charming Spanish village with all conveniences
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Stayed Wednesday 29 June 2005
Everything, absolutely first class, just as all the previous reviews. Novelda delightful and hope very much to return. Many thanks to all the hard work that has gone in from the owners and managers to keep this villa in tip top condition. Geoff & Jean, Sidbury, Devon
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Stayed Wednesday 29 June 2005
The Villa was just as everyone describes, fantastic and has the WOW factor. Excellent in every way, lovely and peaceful with breathtaking views of the mountains, what more can i say we loved it and hopefully will be back soon.
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Stayed Wednesday 29 June 2005
Excellent property in a very quiet location - perfect for relaxing. Novelda was a complete let-down: very ugly and dirty except at the St Mary Magdelane Sanctuary (which not surprisingly, is positioned away from the town centre).
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Stayed Wednesday 29 June 2005
Villa Novelda exeeded all our expectations and truely felt like a home from home. The kitchen was very well equiped and the pool toys, pushchair and vast dvd library kept the kids happy. The welcome info was an invaluable aid to our discovering the many local sights and places of interest. We will deffinatly be back and have recommended it to family who have booked a stay in December.
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Stayed Wednesday 29 June 2005
Although our stay was only a few days we immediately felt 'at home' as the Villa felt like a home rather than a rental property. There was also a genuine desire from the property owners that we should enjoy our holiday and they were extremely helpful from when we booked right through until our holiday ended. I'm not going to praise it any more otherwise it will become too popular and we won't be able to book it again!!!
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Stayed Wednesday 29 June 2005
had a wonderful time. the owners have thought of everything. fantastic walking. have already booked for next year!!
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Stayed Wednesday 29 June 2005
We found the villa offers an excellent opportunity for holidaymakers to visit Spain, by which I mean the real Spain. We had a wonderful time exploring the wide and varied culture, plus my favourite the gastronomical feasts that where on offer. We found the locals to be friendly and so willing to stop and chat, we were even invited to look around a neighbours Villa. The Villa itself contained all we needed to make our holiday a pleasant and comfortable stay. We could not find fault and can only offer praise to the level of satisfaction that was delivered by the owners. The level of detail was second to none, especially nice was the food that was left for us being as we arrived on a public holiday and no shops would be open. A car is essential and well worth it for the opportunities it allows for discovery. If you are interested in Spain, would like a relaxing break at your pace, and want the comforts of a lovely Villa I recommend you consider Villa Novelda.
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second time here absoloutely brilliant lovely weather lovely villa lovely sangria lovely pool lovely owner what more could you wish for :)))))))))))))))))))))))))
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We had a fantastic holiday at the villa. Exactly what we were looking for - peaceful, beautiful scenery, fabulous pool and facilities. Novelda is a lovely typical spanish town and we enjoyed the easy pace of life there. The villa itself was spacious, spotless and had every convenience. The pool and casita area were really lovely and we spent many hours there and had lots of bbqs. Would love to go back again.
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What can I say .... the villa was fantastic, everything we expected and more. I realise now what other reviewers meant by they didnt want to say it was excellent value as they didnt want others to go. We found the whole experience was very well organised.Pool was a god send as it was very hot.NICE!! the Villa itself is very well kitted out and although my friend and I are adults we enjoyed squirting the Hubbies with the super soakers.We also liked the small home touches like the selec tion of cds, dvds and books.We would definately book again.
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Just had a 4 day break there with 4 of my friends. Facilities in the Villa were excellent. Super views from the Villa of surrounding countryside. Villa was more spacious than I thought. Novelda townfolk were very friendly indeed. Motorway connection was close and as a result access to all other towns we visited was pretty easy, i.e. Alicante, Santa Pola & Benidorm.
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Great property, great location, great pool. Excellent facilities inside and outside the property. We went to relax and Chill Out, this was perfect for that. will return at some point in the future. Thanks. Robert, Mary, Peter and Mathew
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Great property, great location, great pool. Excellent facilities inside and outside the property. We went to relax and Chill Out, this was perfect for that. will return at some point in the future. Thanks. Robert, Mary, Peter and Mathew
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oustanding highly recommended brilliant 5 star lovely owner couldnt ask for more thank you so so much
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Well equiped and spacious villa with splendid views. We prefered the beach at Arenal Del Sol to the one at Santa Pola. Our 2 year old granddaughter thought it made better sand castles.
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The Villa is beautiful. Fully equipt, a home from home. The pool is very refreahing and cooling after baking in the sun, the garden is far better than the pictures on the web page, pretty flowers and fruit trees. A hire car is essential to get to and from the villa and to see the local sites. Locally, all you need is just a few minutes away. Lots of tourist info in the red box in the villa. Would visit again, in a heartbeat!
Owner reply:

Many thanks for your kind comments. We are really pleased that we were able to offer you another weeks holiday at no extra charge following the volcano ash problem in April. Glad it was worth the wait.Diane and Zane

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This was our second visit and yet again everything was perfect. The villa itself is beautiful and provides everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable holiday. It is perfectly situated - close enough for visiting all the major atttactions but remote enough to escape. We cannot recommend this property or the owners help highly enough.
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We have been to this property once before and once again we had a fabulous time at the villa and bathing in the pool, It is an ideal location for getting away and recharging your batteries. The children were never out of the pool. The villa has everything, all home comforts, English Sky TV, spacious rooms and great outside space. Weve booked our next years holiday here again, this is our third time here. Also Diane the property owner is very helpful and always make sure you have everything you need.
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We arrived at the villa after a very stress free drive from the airport which took about half an hour. We had received very easy to follow clear directions from Diane. Upon arrival loved the villa, very clean and spacious for the three of us. Well equipped, plenty crockery etc.We were so lucky with the weather, hot and sunny every day. Lovely peaceful location, very quiet. Peace and quiet only ever disturbed by our rather loud daughter in the swimming pool!! She is 8 and was happy playing in the pool most of the holiday. Both the owner and managers of the property were very helpful with any problem and rectified as best they could. Thank you. We had a lovely relaxing anniversay, whilst on holiday made extra special by your thoughtfulness. Azra, Paul and Lucy-Annabelle.
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this was our 2nd stay and another great stay. the kids loved being able to play outside with the freedom of running around and with the safety around the pool i didnt have to worry about what they were doing. We stayed in the pool every afternoon and it was a great way to relax just what i go on holiday for. thank you for a great holiday.
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When we arrived at the property it looked stunning. The villa was lovely and clean and the pool was very inviting as the weather was really hot.The children loved splashing around and were never out of it. The villa had loads of space and really well equipted with everything we needed. The welcome pack was much appreciated and a big thankyou to diane for getting us the extras we needed. We are definetley going back next year. WOW FACTOR.
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We have visited Villa Novelda on two occasions now and we will most certainly be visiting again in the future! The Villa is very highly equipped with everything you could need, including comprehensive details and instructions for places to visit (and local shops/ supermarkets). The Villa is in a perfect location for a peaceful relaxing holiday and the addition of its own pool is fantastic. The Villa is only approx 30 mins from the main town of Alicante, which has a lovely marina, beach and great bars and restaurants. On arrival at the Villa a welcome pack was provided which included food items, water, beer and wine, which was great and very useful, especially if you arrive on a Sunday as all of the shops are closed! I would definately recommend a visit to Villa Novelda.
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We as a family of 4,childern being 14 & 12 had a great stay at villa nova.Everything was there that you could want & more.Lots of info was left for places to visit and lots of maps for walking.This has been our first holiday that we come home with spending money in our pockets.We only spent on food as every day we went walking & yes the kids didnt mind as the veiws were great.Hope to return soon.
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We were (6 persons) there on Christmas time and stayed for one week. The place and villa was excellent! We had a very great time there. We came there at very late night and the welcome pack was a lovely surprise. Thank you for everything! Especially thanks to Diane :)
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This villa exceeded our expectations. The welcome we were given from the managers Penny and David was warm and friendly. The welcome pack was gratefully received after our journey and ment we could wind down before having to get the shopping. The villa was extreamly clean and homely. The kitchen was very well equipped, from dishwasher to cool bag and ice blocks it seems that everything has been thought of. The outside kitchen was much better than shown on the website as was the whole villa and the setting. It was really good that the children had inflatables and toys to play with in the pool and a good DVD collection to access in the afternoon when the weather got very hot. The area is very interesting and Novelda has everything you need if you dont fancy driving too far. We would strongly recommend this villa to anyone who has high expectations as they will not be disappointed.
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This was our first visit to villa novelda and it was excellent. The villa was spotless, had great views, lovely pool and good location. Shopping was only ten minutes drive and the people in the novelda were friendly. Diane gave us all the information we needed and a welcome pack was there when we arrived A+ all the way would recommend this villa to family and friends.
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We had an excellent week at Villa Novelda, all our needs were catered for, the "welcome " hamper was much appreciated . The pool was a little chilly in April but the location of this villa is fantastic especially if you are looking for a peaceful holiday. It is near enough to the local town of Novelda should you need any supplies or wish to eat out but when you return to the villa the peace and tranquilty returns. Great for families or couples young or old.
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this was our first trip to spain and our experience has been made an excellent one. the villa was lovely and clean, the pool was great especially as the kids could not excess it without us, the grounds to the villa are great and the kids loved being able to play outside without any worry. The owners and managers were both very helpful and lovely to deal with just what you want. We are definatley looking at going back next year. The town aswell was very much real spain which is what we wanted. Thank you for a great hassle free stay and making us feel welcome anytime. Sarah.
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Fantastic setting with excellent facilities.The ladies were thrilled to find hot water bottles! The unexpected welcome pack , including champagne was a lovely touch and most useful. Would most certainly rent this villa again
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Amazing place to be. would recomend to people who want to find peacfull place for good price, pool is stunning !!! Need to rent a car because it is quiet far from Novelda, need to drive there. Perfect service. AAAA+++
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Villa was excellent and the surroundings were beautiful. Pool was lovely and the kids enjoyed playing with all the inflatables for the pool. We also all enjoyed playing Swingball. You would definitely need to hire a car but there is so many places to go and visit. We really enjoyed visiting Alicante. We would definitely go again.
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A Totally relaxing holiday with every-thing catered for. It was like home from home but with a swimming pool and sunshine. The kids had a wonderful time, the pool toys where a bonus. Neighbours very friendly and location wasn't too far off the beaten trek. Would definately return. A wonderfull place to unwind and get away from the usual tourist resorts.
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We really enjoyed our stay at the villa. It was very well kitted out with everything we needed for the children (cot, high chair, toys, plastic plates, DVDs etc), everything was in good working order, and the accomodation was great for our family with the two bathrooms and plenty of space around the villa to play in. The kids loved playing around outside, and with the lock on the pool we could relax knowing they were safe. All the arrangements worked well, and we had good local support. Novelda is a good base to cover both beaches (which we went to a lot) and some of the more interesting inland sites. Overall, great value for money, and a great holiday.
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Stayed 18 Aug 2006
Beautiful villa, superb location, relaxing peasceful holiday. Spent a lot of time exploring the areas, and bodegas!!! which was great fun. The pool was a dream, everything we could wish for was provided and we were looked after by both the owners before our stay, and property managers during our stay. Will be rebooking without a doubt.
This was a review from guests staying at the villa, when there were issues with the Volcanic Ash. We were delighted to receive such a lovely letter:Dear DianeJust a few lines to say many thanks for helping us to have a very enjoyable holiday at your wonderful villa. The weather was varied, but all said overall was superb. The villa far outweighed our expectations, total peace and tranquillity.Even after your responsibilities had been fulfilled, you continued to serve professionally by allowing extended use of the facilities.As if that were not enough, in our hour of need, you still offered extra accommodation if required.Your sincerity went over and above all of our expectations. For that we thank you sincerely.Once again, many many thanksPaul and Linda
hi Villa Novelda is a little taste of paradise - absolutely perfect. You have clearly put a huge amount of effort into making the place so fantastic and we are glad we were able to experience it.
We are in our 60's, 70's and 80's and had a fantastic holiday. The pool, the views the quietness, just bliss.....we have booked already for New Year!
we spent a week in this villa in August, and didn't want to leave it all week. The children played in the pool and garden, and it was relaxing for us not to worry about the amount of noise they made affecting the neighbours. Everyday, we walked either up the hill around the back of the house, or around the lanes which surround the property. We found nice restaurants and enjoyed the market.We will be going back!

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About the owner
We both live and work in UK but our hearts belong to the Spanish culture, climate and way of life. After spending many years holidaying all over Spain, we decided to buy our villa in the area that felt like home. Both of our careers involve providing high levels of Customer Service, and we have put our skills to use in the rental of our villa. We really do strive to delight our guests.
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