Las Fallas: Rural Holiday Homes Perfect For Visiting Valencia During The Spring  

by Pool Builders on 11-20-2010 in Articles

As winter sets in and the days become shorter, what could be better than booking a holiday to cheer yourself up and have something to look forward to? Every year the final days of winter are celebrated in Valencia ' and the arrival of spring brings spectacular fires and pyrotechnics.

The day of the father of Christ, St Joseph (from March 15th to 19th), is known as Las Fallas (The Fires) in Valencia. It's the most incredible spectacular: the city is given over to a carnival of bonfires, fiesta, fireworks and enormous floats in processions.

There's a selection of holiday homes [] in Valencia Province which will couple the hectic fiesta in the city and a relaxing rural retreat perfectly. However, book your villa in Valencia early, as this is one of the most popular fiestas in Spain...

Rural Villa, Gandia, Valencia

This southwest facing rural villa basks in sunshine all day; it is set in just over three quarters of an acre of grounds in a very private location. The mountainous setting offers an ideal year-round climate with mild winters and delightful springs. A real 'get away from it all location' ' yet if you want to venture into Valencia for Las Fallas it is only 60km away. If you like to mix relaxation, culture and activity on holiday, then this holiday home also offers a tennis court and private swimming pool.

The Yellow House, Godelleta, near Valencia

This villa in Valencia allows you to enjoy the city itself while staying in a rural setting ' as you can use the metro or train to travel in and out of Valencia with ease. It's set amidst orange groves on the slopes of Cumbres de Calicanto. Godelleta village, with its supermarkets, restaurants and bars, is only a short drive away (10mins) from the villa. The villa itself has a pool, gas BBQ and a beautiful roof terrace with panoramic countryside views.

Villa Alarosa, Bunol, Valencia

Villa Alarosa is an eco-friendly holiday home set in five acres of very peaceful grounds. This mountainous area on the edge of a nature reserve is very close to the town of Bunol, famous for its tomato throwing festival (la Tomatina). Again you can easily drive or take a train from Bunol into Valencia City for the day (it only takes 40 minutes). Alternatively, on the other days of your holiday the Nature Reserve is perfect for bird watching and rock climbing. What sets this villa apart from many other holiday homes [] in Spain, though, is its eco-friendly credentials: drinking water is collected from the mountain, it's completely solar-powered and the owners encourage economic use of water. That being said, the villa still has the usual luxuries expected of holiday homes ' it boasts a swimming pool with views over Valencia and out to sea.

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