Carrying on from my ‘Our Summer in Spain – Part 1‘ post, these are my thoughts, memories and favourite shots from the second half of our summer holiday in the south of Spain.
I hadn’t been to Spain in years and in many ways I’d forgotten what a beautiful country it is, and just on our doorstep. Our flight down to Alicante from Gatwick only took two hours – we left at 6.30am and by 9.30am (local time) we were there, ready to start a new day in a new sunny country.
As I’ve already mentioned in Part 1, the first half of our holiday was spent in an apartment just outside Alicante. For the second half we drove up the coast towards Valencia, to a beautiful private villa we’d rented in the hills outside L’Atzubia.
Now, (as you may have already read) we’d loved our time in the apartment in Alicante and we were sad to leave but the moment we drove into the driveway of this villa, we knew that this was going to be something special. Our own little oasis in the middle of nowhere. This villa literally had everything I’d want from a holiday rental – it was secluded and private, with a stunning 180 degree view of the villages below. The villa itself was authentic and traditional and had been sympathetically renovated by the owner. It also had lots of modern touches like wifi, Apple TV and a brilliant sound system.
I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful this villa was, it literally covered all my ‘holiday home’ fantasies, down to the interiors, amazing pool and gorgeous garden area. There was so many spots around the property to sit back and relax, although we were mainly in the pool splashing around and singing loudly to Taylor Swift and Little Mix – another bonus of not having any neighbours!
This is the kind of villa you rent when all you want to do is relax and do nothing. I honestly didn’t want to leave the villa the whole time we were there. I just didn’t want to miss a minute of it, especially the amazing light at around 7.30pm, as the sun went down over the side of the mountains, it was just stunning!
I should probably mention that Clemenvilla is big, it sleeps up to 12 people – we had three extra bedrooms and bathrooms that we didn’t use but it still felt cosy and so relaxing. It’s going to be tough to find a holiday home to beat this one.