Mas Fontanelles. 

Ctra Biar-Banyeres, km 4, Biar .
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The Hotel Rural Mas Fontanelles is a 200 year-old "masía" (Valencian farmhouse) which has been carefully restored to retain all its original charm and character. It sits in an area of great natural beauty at the foot of the Sierra de Fontanella. The mountains and pine woods are full of pathways which can be explored on foot or by bike.

The eight guestrooms of the hotel are spacious, sunny and appropriately furnished with restored country antiques. Six of them have high sloping ceilings, one has its own terrace while two others have a balcony, and two have sleeping galleries with an extra bed. No impersonal room numbers here: each room is named after a tree; orange, almond, etc.

Blue and ochre are the colours of the interior, reflecting the colours of the sky and the landscape outside, while the floors are of natural tiles and wood. Isabel (the owner) is an accomplished artist so you will find her works and others by her mother hung everywhere, mostly landscapes portraying the calm and light of the local countryside.

Superb views from the house enable guests to appreciate the pine woods surrounding the masía or the vistas out over the Benejama valley, full of olive trees, pines and almonds. After a long day out, you can return to Mas Fontanelles to wind down completely, choosing between the welcoming little lounge on the first floor or the warm and spacious salon up above where there is a library and a collection of games. Or maybe you'll settle yourself out on the terrace for a sundowner or take a swim in the recently-added swimming pool.

This lovely house sits in almost an acre of garden; the shade of the ancient pine and cypress trees offers a pleasing place to sit and relax. Just nearby is a natural spring where passers-by will stop for a drink of the freshest mineral water possible. This is also the ideal starting point for following the many local hiking routes, for walkers, horse-riders and cyclists.

Two lounges
TV room
Swimming pool (seasonal)
Car park
Wood‑burning stove in winter
Bicycle hire
Television (on request)
Wifi internet access
En‑suite bathroom
Hairdryer (on request)
Heating in winter

We Say

It's amazing that just a short distance inland from the Costa Blanca is this beautiful and peaceful countryside, apparently unknown to the millions who never move beyond the beach. One little spot in this paradise is the Vinalopó valley where you will find Mas Fontanelles. You can walk in the mountains in total solitude, surrounded by aromatic plants and herbs, historic castles and fresh springs and streams.

A Word from the Owner

Our hotel is not like a conventional hotel: it has been decorated to our personal taste by us, the owners, because we live here. We welcome our guests when they arrive, we carefully prepare their meals in our kitchen, we look after the garden, and we try to pass on to our guests as much detailed information as possible about the area. People who visit us love the tranquillity, the silence, the surroundings, the comfort of the hotel and the beds, the lounges, the wood-burning stove in winter, and especially the food.

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