We are a Dutch couple whose hearts truly belong in Spain.
Having lived in Barcelona for some time, we have come to seek the peace and space the countryside of Valencia has to offer. In 2009 we made our home on a beautiful estate with incredible views.
With pleasure and devotion we have offered camping and glamping for the past 6 years.
At the end of 2015 it was time for a new challenge, and we instantly fell in love with Benali.
We have since made the switch to a new location and are now putting all of our passion into our vision of Benali. What makes us so happy? The silence, the view and the interaction with our guests.
WHAT WE OFFER
Exceptional hospitality and personal attention are our top priorities.
We endeavour to offer everything so you may enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
The land is ideal for privacy but also provides space for gatherings and conversation.
We love to share our passion for the Mediterranean/Spanish cuisine and our farm live with our guests.
We enjoy nothing more than for you to become part of our Spanish life, involving tapas, wine, good company, good conversation, enjoying the silence, stargazing and discovering what makes you really happy.
DANIEL & MARTINE
THE STORY OF BENALI
Originally, Benali was a Moorish farmstead owned by Count Torrefiel. In 1812 the Count built the hamlet on a plot of 68 hectares on top of the 'Sierra de Enguera'. The estate consisted of four traditional houses, four workers accommodations and a chapel. The ground floor of the houses were originally used for agricultural storage and a wine cellar. The first floor was accommodation for the Count's family.
In 2004 a Spanish gentleman purchased the hamlet and saved it from ruin. He ensured the entire site was professionally restored whilst retaining its original and traditional features and charm. For example, the ancient beams and Moorish walls show the detail that has been maintained here. His goal was to preserve a space which could be enjoyed by nature lovers, who, like himself, appreciate the silence, the forest and the breathtaking views.
His plan was successful as he then achieved a licence for Casa Rural status which requires true conservation of a site's history. For many years this man has shared his estate with friends, families and businesses, even some marriages have been celebrated in the chapel at Benali.