Almàssera Vella

Bed & Breakfast

Find inspiration in mountain views, nature and your hosts' talents: cooking, sewing, design, poetry... and play giant chess by the pool


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The village’s old olive press still stands – in the dining room. Derelict when Christopher and Marisa arrived, the house is both a stylish and inviting home and a cultural centre. Spanish Marisa is an expert seamstress and interior designer, and cooks like a dream; Christopher is a prize-winning poet. Courses, run mostly during the spring and autumn, include writing, painting, photography, tapestry and mountain walking. The bright, airy living room is stuffed with books (3,000 at the last count), the dining room is homely. Also in the main house are four cosy, cottagey bedrooms with original artwork and photographs on the walls; two look over the terrace garden with pool and giant chess, and the valley with Moorish hilltop castle beyond. Opposite is a smaller house for self-catering – and an independent studio flat upstairs, an inspiring retreat for artists and writers. Not every room has its own but there are plenty of bathrooms in both houses. A wonderfully creative place for adults with an interest in culture, history and the Arts to think and relax.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum two people in cottage & studio in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner with wine, €20.


Nightly price
from €75
Cottage & studio €40 p.p. (from €225 p.p. per week).
1 Cottage for 6
From €32
1 Apartment for 3
From €29
4 Twin/doubles
From €75


We had a lovely 2 night stay at Almasserra Vella. What made it so special was the warmth of the welcome from Christopher and Marisa who opened their home, fed us delicious food, and treated us like friends(so did the dogs!). A lovely house full of beautiful art work and books, and of course the olive press where we ate downstairs. Highly recommended!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Christopher & Marisa North

  • Self catered accommodation in either Self-contained apartment or Three bedroom cottage
  • Access to 4,000 book library, DVDs, Swimming -pool and terrace.
  • Fresh Olive oil from our grove, Lemons, Almonds and oranges included.
  • Dramatic Mountain walks from the front door or meditational stroll to a ruined Moorish castle up the Calvary path
  • Excellent beach at Villajoyosa a twenty five minute drive from the village. We can drop off and pick up if required.
  • Collection and return to the airport available.