This beautiful detached villa is located close to the Spanish town of Rafal, and set in a plot of approx. 1,000m2 has plenty of outside space including a private 8 x 4 swimming pool, tiled areas and a very pretty landscaped garden with mature plants and trees. The accommodation comprises 3 double bedrooms, 2 with en-suite and a family bathroom - the master bedroom being located on the upper floor has full suite with corner bath, there is a separate kitchen and a cosy lounge with beamed ceiling and feature fireplace. The covered terrace provides excellent space for dining. Outside there are plenty of seating areas and the roof top solarium has lovely mountain views.
Rafal is a village in the heart of the Vega Baja del Segura located in the province of Alicante in, Spain. It is surrounded by orange groves laced with canals, irrigation channels and ditches. Rafal was originally called Rahal by the Moors, until the 13th century after the Christian reconquest that it was renamed Rafal. As a result of land distribution after the Reconquest of Orihuela by Alfonso X in 1243, the founders Arab Al-Wazir Rahal were evicted and the property was repopulated in July 1266 by 42 Christian families.
The influence of the first Marquis of Rafal was instrumental in the history of the town as under his lordship Rafa was municipally managed independent of Orihuela and undertook the construction of the church of Rafal, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, which became a parish in 1640 through the mediation of Bishop Juan Garcia Artes. In 1830, according to the census of the government of Orihuela, Rafal had 111 residents, many of whom lived in barracks, the typical humble and construction that would last until mid-twentieth century. At that time the main crops were wheat, barley, corn, alfalfa, olive, orange, mulberry, flax and hemp. The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary which was built in 1640 by the Marquis de Rafal and mediation of Bishop Juan Garcia Artes still remain today and is located in the Plaza. Rafal has a great passion for music and the town boasts not only a musical academy but also a purpose built auditorium which is part of the Town Hall building constructed in 1999. Rafal is a pretty town, and has all the amenities you would expect in a small town - shops, banks, bars and restaurants which sit side by side with the older Spanish style houses and the new buildings.
Rafal is a very accessible town, situated between the capitals of Alicante and Murcia provinces. Rafal is 40 minutes from Alicante and Murcia's San Javier airports. Rafal is a carefree and well urbanized town, there are gardens and green spaces.
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Rafal believes that it has two main characteristics which distinguish it from it’s neighbours. Firstly, there is their great passion for music and the town boasts not only a musical academy but also an impressive purpose built auditorium which is part of the new Ayuntamiento building and this was constructed in 1999. This auditorium with wonderful acoustics is listed as one of the places of interest to see when you visit Rafal; such is their pride in the structure. A number of performances are staged during the course of the year and it is worthwhile to look in the local press for details or indeed to get information from the Ayuntamiento. The Musical Academy is a corner building near the Plaza de España and one amusing feature is that even the window grills display musical notes.
Rafal is a pretty village to visit. Park the car and walk round the various parks and plazas for there is much to see which could be so easily missed if one stayed in the car. Indeed if driving through Rafal you could almost be forgiven for thinking that it is not much more than one ‘bendy’ main road, it is only when you start to explore that you appreciate all that it has to offer. Shops, banks, bars and restaurants sit side by side with the older Spanish style houses, some new buildings and the schools and sports ground including the sports hall.