This fantastic 7 bedroom, 3 bathroom finca, had been divided into 2 properties. This is now A 4 bedroom property with 2 bathrooms and a 3 bedroom, one bathroom finc. This would make a fantastic property for 2 or 3 generations to live close to each other. It would also make a fantastic B and B. Alternatively, one of the properties could be rented out to pay for the other one. The property is a total of 250m2, and has a plot of 2,900m2. There is a private swimming pool and a garage and carport. There is also a very large conservatory, which is used as a party room.
A town and municipality in the Alicante province of Spain, Crevillente is well known for the production of carpets and esparto grass mats, the town has a population of around 26,000 (2003) and a municipal area of 103.30 square kilometres. Located to the west of Elche (the city of palms), Crevillente is sandwiched between the El Hondo Nature Reserve and the Sierra de Crevillente mountains.
These days a busy industrial town, Crevillente was settled as long ago as the Paleolithic Era. Later settlements by the Iberians were further extended and improved by the Romans, when they arrived in Spain. During the Arab conquest of the Iberian Peninsular, the town was known as Qirbilyan, and the occupying Moors improved the irrigation of the area using techniques brought from the deserts of North Africa, enabling crops to be grown and formerly unusable land to be cultivated.
Reconquered by the Christian forces of Jaime I in 1244, Crevillente was subject to numerous skirmishes and exchanges over its control. Many of its former Muslim occupants, stayed on in the town after the reconquest until they were finally expelled in 1609, resulting in a serious decline in the town’s population.
The carpet industry began in the 18th century, early carpets were made from esparto grass and called Spanish Carpets, many of these were exported for use abroad, even from these early days.
Close to Crevillente you will find the El Hondo nature reserve and reservoir, an important wetland area which is used by a variety of migratory birds, among the species that can be seen are flamingos and imperial herons. In the waters you may find carp, eel, mosquitofish, toothcarp and grey mullet.
Apart from carpets, the area produces almonds, olives and citrus fruit.
Crevillente is located on the N-340 near to the A-7 motorway, it is about 25 kilometres from Alicante