Large Detached Rustic Country House with mature garden. A SOUTH FACING DETACHED HOUSE with bodega in a peaceful setting as part of a small hamlet. The house is traditional with THICK STONE WALLS & BEAMED CEILINGS throughout, yet brought up to date with oil central heating & wood burning stove, mains electric, pressurised water, water softener, septic tank & Internet. Of the total 360m² useable space, the house has 200 m² living area plus 160m² currently used as storage and workshop. There are 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS& 2 bathrooms, a downstairs & upstairs lounge, a dining room, kitchen, scullery. There are 3 more rooms under restoration that would make a kitchen-dining room, a lounge with extra wood burner, and an under stairs cloakroom. Also, a WALLED GARDEN of 50m² with lemon tree, vine & wood storage. A well storing a reserve of 30,000 litres of water. The large south facing roof, newly insulated & retiled, is perfect for a solar panel array. The layout of the house is essentially 2 houses side by side, so it is ideal if family are visiting or even to turn into holiday rental if more work is done. The BODEGA forms the rear one third of the house and is the oldest part of the building. The ground floor is currently used as storage & the upper is empty offering SCOPE FOR DEVELOPMENT. The garden of 650m² is level and planted with pine, pepper trees, mulberries, cypress, a palm, an acacia & olive. It provides SHADY RETREATS IN SUMMER, but also SUNNY HAVENS IN WINTER. A fine view to the hills and olive groves to the east with its ELEVATED POSITION, makes this a special place. (There are two adjacent terraces for sale if more land is required. Together they add up to 3000m²- these are separate from the house sale) This is a superb area for walking, rock climbing, road & mountain biking. 10-15 minutes from either of the market towns of Monóvar or Pinoso. Monovar is an excellent place to take a break from the stressful city, it’s a very quiet town with a population of just over 12,000. People here are very polite and friendly, always keen to help. The town has several supermarkets (Mercadona, Hiperber…) which are easy to access and open Monday to Saturday, a weekly market and a good 24h medical centre. There are various parks where you can take your children, and a good choice of pubs to have a drink and restaurants where you can try local and Mediterranean food. In Monovar there’s also an indoor swimming pool open all year, with a spa and sauna, as well as a gym with personal trainers, zumba classes, spinning, yoga etc. Monovar is only 30 minutes away from the city of Alicante, the airport and beaches. In September Monovar celebrates its local fiestas with a lot of events where everyone is welcome. The city of Elda & Petrer is less than a 10 minutes drive away, which has a large Hospital with English speaking doctors, a huge range of bars and restaurants, indoor shopping centre, big international gym, Carrefour, Aldi, Lidl, Cinema with English movies shown weekly, bowling and fast food outlets.