There's a quality to the light, a colour, a warmth that cascades over the hill tops to envelop you in a gentle embrace and, as you reach to touch a ripening bunch of grapes, as the gentle scent of olive tree mingling with Mediterranean pine wafts across, you have no doubt, this is the most wonderful place within which to realise your dream life; and this is a wonderful dream you can realise here.
Nature still seems to rule this gentle valley where 'man' has left a mark, one that seems to co-exist with the landscape, a joint venture almost that sees one of Spain's most beautiful locations cycle through seasons, almond blossom to olive harvest, ripening grape to moscatel wine and this is a perfect spot to enjoy this from.
Carefully sourced, this area of land has vines and olives already. A local architect has designed a home that will provide an 'off grid' lifestyle, over three hundred and sixty square metres of accommodation to be built, wrapped in local stone to blend into the landscape. A pool is planned from which to relax under the blue sky, soak up the sun and watch the light play across the landscape as the day progresses.
For the real wine lover there are plans for a Bodega and a rustic Finca may add further opportunity to diversify.
This is somewhere to make the dream come true, that change of lifestyle that beckons but sometimes seems too far off.
Here it is made so much more achievable because much of the hard work has been done for you. The location has been chosen thoughtfully, the planning permission granted and drawings done.
How much you choose to do, how soon and whether you alter anything are all choices you can make but here, you leap frog so many who are starting from scratch on the journey and quite likely will take up to two years to reach this point.
Relaxing here, just a few minutes from Jalon, or Xalo as the locals know it, it is hard to believe that the hustle and bustle of the Mediterranean coast is barely twenty minutes distant. The delightful contrast and ease of getting back and forth is one of the huge attractions that brings people to this valley of wine.
Delightful scenic drives take you along the valley, others take you through the Sierra de Bernia past gorgeous vistas of the coast as you wind your way down to Calpe.
This is a perfect place to make a real life change, in 2019 Bloomberg highlighted Spain as the healthiest country to live in. Life in the Jalon valley is considered to be superb, the blend of climate, food and scenery ticking boxes on every level.
This very special opportunity provides you with the chance to build a wonderful home, 372.64 sq metres of accommodation (4011 sq ft), with solar panels, batteries and generator to power life here.
For the wine aficionado there are drawings for a 347.47 sq m Bodega (3740 sq ft) that can provide lab, toilet, production, bottling and storage.
This will require commercial planning and we are led to believe that change to residential use is possible. (You will need to satisfy yourself on that point of course).
Wander the land and you will find Grenache and Tempranillo vines, there are olive, fig, apricot and walnut trees. Currently the owners have licenses to plant new vines and olive trees.
It's incredibly exciting to think of all the possibilities this can provide, somewhere to escape to on a regular basis or a complete life change altogether.
Whatever your dream, we look forward to exploring further how you can realise it here.