Opened in 2002, the Almàssera Vella was designed as a home and as a centre for retreats and courses in Creative Writing, Art, Photography and Walking.
The Almàssera Vella
The Old Olive Press, is located on the lip of a ravine on the edge of an ancient village in the Marina Baja mountains north of Alicante. The main house was for a hundred years or so an olive press serving three villages but it’s now converted into a large village house with copious space – designed to accommodate residential creative courses in creative writing, painting, cookery, yoga and mountain walking. Additional accommodation is provided by an annexe divided into a three room flat and a five roomed cottage all converted from a traditional village house.
On retreat, taking part in a course, or as B&B guests… there are a number of ways to visit the Almàssera. All in all there are ten bedrooms, eight bath or shower rooms, and copious living space with snug, dining room, country kitchen, library, living room plus study and two cloakrooms to the main house, and five bedrooms, four shower rooms, two kitchens, two living-rooms and a study to the annexe (number 69), which is quite literally just a few steps away, across the road.
The grounds include a sweeping terrace with palms, pepper and citrus trees , a swimming-pool, a terraced garden with steps winding down to an almond grove. On the other side of the ravine there is a small ‘Cottage Ornée’ ripe for conversion and the ruins of a Moorish farmhouse ready for redevelopment. There is a grove of 80 or so olive trees, and a lemon and an orange grove. Last year’s harvest produced 200 litres of Extra Virgin Olive oil, most of the crop sold to a local restaurant. We had daily fresh orange juice all Spring and lemons all year.
The Almassera Vella Estate is now listed with Rural Coast Estate Agents (https://www.ruralcoast.com/en/ - Kate Hepworth +34 653353 155 and see their presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxV6pCtzD_M15
Details also available at https://oldolivepress.com/avsale
https://oldolivepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Knocker.jpg600432Christopher Northhttps://oldolivepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/logo-almassera-vella-1.pngChristopher North2022-10-27 16:52:512022-10-27 16:52:51Almassera Vella Estate For Sale
Another great year for olives out of our Valero grove, possibly a result of the unusual Spring weather which brought exceptional, but actually welcome, rain. Our 75 trees produced 1075 kilos of olives – a blend of Manzanilla and Blanqueta…
Just opened, a brilliant addition to the attractions of Relleu valley – a high walkway into the deep Amadorio gorge beyond the 17th century dam. Until this exciting addition, the gorge was virtually inaccessible as it descended from Relleu…
The Almassera Vella Estate is now listed with Rural Coast Estate Agents (https://www.ruralcoast.com/en/ – Kate Hepworth +34 653353 155 and see their presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxV6pCtzD_M15 Details also available at https://oldolivepress.com/avsale We’ve enjoyed a superb life-style here at the Almassera Vella and made countless friends via our courses and retreats, but we need to downsize –
Just opened, a brilliant addition to the attractions of Relleu valley – a high walkway into the deep Amadorio gorge beyond the 17th century dam. Until this exciting addition, the gorge was virtually inaccessible as it descended from Relleu to the Pantano at Orcheta. Occasional daredevils have made it through the tortuous , narrow, occasionally […]
200 litres plus with a contribution from every tree in our Valero groves, a bumper harvest after last year. The Extra virgin produced excellent – and plenty over for friends. We went on to an olive oil tasting at nearby award winning ‘Señorios de Relleu – where Hugo Quintinilla let us sample his four varieties: […]
Old Olive Press
Carrer de la Mare de Deu del Miracle 56
Relleu 03578 Alicante, Spain
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