For up to 5 people (or 4 adults plus 4 children) for 3-7 nights
(For this escape transport is not required. Guests have unlimited use of 4 bicycles and there are tram stations 1/2 km from house, with direct connection with nearby city of Valencia. Bars and restaurants are within easy reach.
Lead the lifestyle of an authentic Valencian farmer while enjoying a peaceful and comfortable stay in a converted 19th century farmhouse (a silk maker's farmstead) in the garden of Valencia (Europe's largest agricultural plains). In ancient times, the cool is breeze of the garden dried silk and tobacco in these traditional Valencian homesteads.
Now you can enjoy the luxuries of a comfortable bed, a roll top bath air conditioning and wifi with an open fire blazing in the winter, while looking out over the orange groves and fields full of artichokes and in the summer, the chufa leaves sway like a sea of green when viewed from the terrace. Chufa or tiger nuts make a local milk called horchata which is a specialty of Valencia. Learn how this refreshing drink is made and enjoy it with a delicious pastry called a farton in an horchateria just across the fields.
Valencia is the home of paella. Have fun learning to make your own and opt to pick up some traditional Valencian cooking skills from one of the locals, who will show you where the rice comes from. Pick your own artichokes and beans to add from your garden while you cook the paella on your terrace.
Cycle the 20 km route around the huerta which runs along the ancient 'Cid del Cid', a track that joined Valencia to Taragona, Burgos and Sopria, from Roman times. Or choose the flat one km country lane that leads across the fields to the beach and a busy bar full of bars, restaurants and a shopping center. Or venture further afield into the mountains from where you can climb to rocky outcrop and enjoy spectacular views of the plains and sea.
Spend the morning on the sandy beaches that stretch either side of the city and the afternoon aboard a traditional fishing boat on the largest wetland in Europe. Look out for herons among the reeds trying to catch fish in the warm waters of the Albufera.
Catch a tram and explore the vibrant city of Valencia or cycle to a train station to catch a train to Sagunto, to see its amphitheater and Roman walled citadel. Or visit the magnificent Moorish castle of Xativa and a local winery, among the orange groves of Gandia.
Take a relaxed walk at sunset (maybe with a donkey for company) or opt to spin over the local country lanes in a horse-drawn carriage, to explore the delights of the garden and learn more about the rich history of this fertile land.
This is Valencia as few have seen it!
Our reservations advisor will happily discuss the above options with you and help you to decide on which experiences you would like to include to make the most of your stay.
This escape includes airport collection by our local representative and a welcome hamper. The local representative will be available 24 hours in case you need support. Rustic Escapes specialises in offering a personalized concierge service. We can transport and accompany you and ensure you make the most of your stay. Speak to our Reservations Advisor for our Drop off and concierge service and additional experiences for any day during your stay. We can help you plan your stay.
Our concierges speak English and are accompanied by local experts, cooks and farmers who can provide you with a fascinating insight into local traditional agriculture, cultural and gastronomic history. Guests can opt for either self-drive, concierge or drop-off services whereby our local representative will transport you to and from places of interest. The local representative will be available to contact twenty four hours each day, to provide support.
* Where four adults book, to fifth adult or up to four children can stay for free with two children in traditional wooden bunks within one of the adult suites.Get the full listing »