A home rather than a house, a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity. A hideaway filled with charm, light and colour. A refuge of emotions that renew the spirit, leaving a feeling of peace and contentment.
In this home, every detail has been prepared to welcome the visitor, transmitting hospitality to all those who sojourn there. Put time aside, enjoy every moment, remember the true meaning of silence.
El Sequer is a typical 19th century Mediterranean farmhouse called a "riu-rau" that was formerly used for drying grapes to produce raisins. Today, it is a charming, self-catering rural cottage, half-hidden amongst orange groves occupying 600m2, on the outskirts of the village of Benimeli. Tastefully decorated in a traditional rustic style with modern touches, this home has been faithfully restored, conserving the original structure and using local materials such as terracotta, bamboo cane ceilings, wooden beams and stonework.
"El Sequer" can comfortably accommodate up to four people; the décor is filled with splashes of colour and carefully chosen details that help to make the visitor's stay pleasant.
Inside, the cottage has two bedrooms; "Segaria" - spacious and sunny, with its antique double bed and built in cupboard, and "Rectoria" - in soothing blue tones, with two single beds and windows opening onto the garden. The tastefully decorated bathroom has a whirlpool bath and fragrant toiletries. There is a unique collection of local baskets hanging from the walls of the passage that leads into the cosy yet spacious living - dining-room area with its fireplace, comfortable sofa, rugs and armchairs. Original watercolour paintings, ceramics, terracotta clad tables and earthenware jars add that Mediterranean touch, artfully combined with unusual antique pieces. The original well divides this area from the open-plan kitchen, fitted out with fridge, electric cooker, oven, dishwasher, microwave, and a range of other small electrical appliances. The cottage is also equipped with central heating and air-conditioning, a washing machine, iron and board, television, radio/CD/tape player, table games, reading material and abundant information about the area. Two mountain-bikes are provided for the guests' use and a welcome pack.
Outside, the porch with its comfy deck chairs under the shade of two large fruit trees, is a natural lookout point for enjoying the panoramic views of the Rectoria valley and surrounding mountain ranges. The secluded garden has an original barbecue area, including an 18th century stone sink, built over the remains of the animals' feeding trough.
An enormous fig tree provides the necessary shade in summer for siestas and quiet reading, while the pool, surrounded by orange trees, is the perfect spot for a refreshing swim. Beyond this area is the orange grove and vegetable patch where guests are invited to pick fruit or vegetables when in season. You will find all the ingredients here for a relaxing stay in these unique surroundings. El Sequer offers it all, promising you an unforgettable vacation!
Country House "El Sequer" · Country House "Xaymaca"