Casaroc

Casaroc is a traditional village house, restored and rebuilt about 12 years ago. It`s a fully equipped house with two bedrooms, 4 single beds - a fifth, futon style bed is also available - a kitchen, full bathroom, large terrace with a small barbecue and a dining / living room. There`s TV, WiFi and a large library of books and DVDs.

Most of the winter months the house is rented to groups of walkers and climbers - our small business advertises under the name Las Casas del Raval de Sella on www.casaroc.com - but it`s a lifestyle business so we don`t want to work all year round. Liz and I currently live a few doors down the street - the highest street in the village with lovely views across the rooftops and mountains and down to the sea, 16 km away.

The dates on this page are a bit random, as is the length of stay.
Any length swap is OK - minimum a week - but we`d rather like to spend a lot of July and August on holiday.

About the location

Sella is about 450 metres up the Aitana mountainside - we look across to several mountain peaks, principally the Puig Campana, at 1408 m the second highest around. Highest point is the Aitana summit, 1505 metres, just around the back of the village.

We have route cards and guide books for walks both easy and challenging, There`s a 40 km hard mountain bike trail well waymarked through the village, over the hills and far away, and we`ve seen Chris Froome and others sped through the village on the mountain section of the Vuelta a EspaƱa.

But in July and August the municipal pool and cafe/bar is open, there are two natural spring-fed pools available all year round for swimming and in February the hills are awash with pink and white almond blossom.

Sella is a small village of 600 souls with 6 bar/restaurants, two shops, two wood-fired bakeries, a bank, 2 ATMs, and a chemist`s. The glorious sandy beaches of Villajoiosa are 20 minutes away and Benidorm, if you like that sort of thing, is also nearby. Safari parks, water parks, theme parks abound down near the coast but Sella is quiet, unspoilt and a haven of peace and relaxation with Alicante airport less than an hour away by car - and you`ll need a car. Sella has one bus a day...

In the summer months we have Sella`s Cultural week - theatre, traditional dance groups, and a concert with the Sella band, a really first-class musical event, and the main Plaza is host to weekly games of Pelota, the Valencian national sport, a bit like fives/squash/tennis all played out in the street.

Down at La Vila Joiosa ( or Villajoiosa ) you can get the tram South to Alicante city, well worth a visit, or North to Benidorm, Calpe, and Denia. Villajoiosa is also the base of a 40 - stronf fishing fleet so the local restaurants serve really fresh fish.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers

Conditions of exchange

  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Sella (HE36940)

Alicante,   Spain

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • England
  • Kent
We don`t intend to swap cars ... Minnis Bay would be perfect!!

Dates available

May 2020 - January 2021

Swap duration: 1 - 2 months

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Membership expiry date: 03 Oct 2020