This is a charming and well appointed 4/5 Bedroom Villa with three bathrooms, a self-contained Casita and a designated space for a large swimming pool. There are delightful views of the surrounding countryside from every aspect. The well-stocked low-maintenance garden has lots of outdoor entertainment space including a barbecue area, a petanque pitch and a giant chess board. Located in a delightful green valley just one mile from the pretty village of Encebras, just three miles from the vibrant town of Pinoso where you will find many bars and restaurants as well as sports facilities and entertainment venues. Less than an hours drive to the coast and Alicante airport the Villa is reached by a short Camino just yards from a quiet tarmac road. Encebras has a friendly bar/restaurant, a church, a monastery, a water fountain, and a Village Hall where indoor and outdoor Festivals and events are held throughout the year. These include the `Festival of Co-existence’ where the locals gather together to celebrate unity between the different cultures. Pinoso is just three miles away and features many bars and restaurants as well as sports facilities and entertainment venues. The villa was built from new and there are many photographs documenting the construction process. Additional features were specified by the current owners at various stages of construction to create a comfortable and convenient home for all seasons of the year. The present owners have retained their property in the UK throughout their 10-year stay in Spain and are returning to the UK for health reasons which means that there is an option for this property to include all furniture, appliances and kitchen equipment, crockery and cutlery, bed linen and an extensive array of quality garden furniture and barbecue accessories. In fact, it is ready to move into with nothing more required other than an overnight bag! There are attractive rural views from every aspect. The terrace is particularly attractive and offers outdoor dining and relaxing opportunities, provides views across the valley and is an excellent vantage point for observing the local wildlife which includes soaring eagles and many more smaller birds. In particular there is a hoopoe – a spectacular bird native to the area – which nests in one of the ancient olive trees every year. Services There is a pre-installed Aircon system that provides hot or cold air to all rooms without obtrusive machines being mounted on the walls, as well as a wood burning stove (Estufa) in the lounge. The property also benefits from mains water, mains electricity and independent sewage. Hot water is provided by an electric boiler in the Storeroom. WiFi and telephone services are already installed. The Garden The plot is just over 10,000sq metres in total with the villa itself in a compact plot of approximately 2,000sq metres enclosed by a secure fence. It has a well stocked and easy-to-maintain garden containing numerous decorative shrubs and roses as well as many fruit trees. There are several olive trees – some of which are reputedly hundreds of years old – as well as almond trees. There is lots of outside space with a wide choice of seating areas both in the sun and in the shade with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue area as well as a giant Chess Board, Petanque Pitch and a designated area for a Swimming Pool. At the bottom of the garden there is a freshwater well. An irrigation system has been installed to take care of the plants and shrubs whilst the owners are away or simply as a labour-saving facility. There is a small courtyard which can be used for car parking or as a secure compound for pets. A neighbour has enlisted a local farmer to plant their surplus land with wheat crops and expect to receive payment when the crop is harvested. This presents a revenue opportunity from the future use of the separate 8,000 metre field alongside the property. Kitchen There is a wide range of kitchen cupboards with granite worktops. Appliances include washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave and worktop items such as a halogen cooker, food processor and coffee machine. The drawers and cupboards contain a full range of cutlery and crockery with sufficient for everyday use as well as entertaining guests. There are also teapots, milk jugs, hot water jugs and cafetières galore. The Lounge This is a versatile and tastefully furnished room with quality leather settees, coffee tables, Television and DVD machine, storage units and a wide range of DVDs to enjoy on winter evenings. There is an attractive wood burning stove (estufa) to provide winter heating in addition to the warm air option provided by the air-con system. French doors lead directly onto the terrace with views of open countryside and space for outdoor dining or just relaxing whilst enjoying the view. Dining Area This contains a formal oak dining table and 6 sturdy chairs, an oak dresser and a capacious sideboard. The table itself can be folded away so that the whole area can be arranged for formal dining, partying or just relaxing. Bedroom 1 – the Master Bedroom Furnished in Louis XIV style with 2 fitted wardrobes, dressing table and bed with bedside tables, lamps and an en-suite bathroom with washbasin, bathroom cabinet, toilet, bidet and a double walk-in shower. There is also a heated towel rail. Bedroom 2 Another double bedroom furnished with traditional Oak furniture with a wardrobe, dressing table and wrought iron double bed with bedside tables and lamps. There is an en-suite bathroom with toilet, bath with shower, an illuminated bathroom cabinet over the washbasin and a heated towel rail. Bedroom 3 A double bedroom currently set up with twin beds – one of which folds away under the other to create a more spacious single room if required or could be replaced by a double bed (matrimonio). There are two chests of drawers in this room as well as a bedside shelving unit. Casita Bedrooms 4/5 There is a Casita with direct access from outside or via the Villa kitchen. It consists of a stylish Bedroom, En-Suite Bathroom - with toilet washbasin and a double walk-in shower - and an entrance hall currently used as an office/study that could easily be converted to a small kitchen or even used as a fifth bedroom. This could be let out as an independent apartment or used by the owners whilst letting out the rest of the villa for B&B or self-catering accommodation. The property has been lovingly cared for during the 10-year residency of the current occupants who have only been in residence for approximately half of each year. The property has never been let out and there has been no damage by animals energetic children – or even boisterous guests!