Mas de les Melgues

Culla, Castellón
+34 652 696175

Simple house above two valleys in a remote and little-known part of Spain. Go for walks in the mountains, return to swim in the pool


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This whitewashed house is reached by a dirt track and stands alone on top of a small ridge. You’re in a relatively isolated area although you’ll see the roof of Ana’s other property in the distance and the nearest hamlet, Molinell, is a five-minute walk away.

Inside is cosy, with a good kitchen and a wood-burner; the upper floor bedroom has a terrace with fantastic views of the valley. Ana lives in Valencia but provides lots of local information, and the caretaker will leave you a welcome hamper and a homemade meal ready to be warmed up if you arrive late.

Sit out at the table and chairs under a cherry tree or swim in the pool when the weather’s hot. Drive to the medieval town of Culla in seven minutes for shops and a great restaurant called La Setena, or stop at El Carrasco, between Molinell and Culla, for more good food served by the friendly owner.

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We think you'll love

  • Discovering an unknown area
  • The simplicity and originality of the decor
  • The views and being close to nature, with no noise
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You should know

  • The final bit of the track is not asphalted
  • The house is exposed to the elements and quite isolated
  • It's quite a trek to go to eat or shop - you'll need a car


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €100
Weekly price
from €400
Damage deposit
In winter, logs €10 per day. Extra beds, €20 per night.
1 House for 6
From €1005 beds3 bedrooms


Gorgeous holiday. These early photos don't do justice to the extraordinary views and the quirky and charming taste of the owner. Imaginative light fittings, good quality coffee in jar, Amaretto tucked behind the glasses, home made cake and Spanish tortilla on bench, lovely aprons, plenty of attractive crockery, modest but stylish practical kitchen, recently planted areas of lavender and fruit trees. Prolifically flowering rose on terrace. Deep peace in rustic house/landscape. Road up to house is slightly scary - hire compact car and do trips in daylight. Pool not glam but refreshing. Wonderful

Kate, London

An unusual house perched on a small mountain pass in a remote area of Spain, unknown to most. This is a place for those who want to get away from it and relax close to nature. Inside is comfortable and original and the moment you step out of the front door, the wild and empty spaces are there to contemplate and explore.

Carlos, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The house is in an area known as Alto Maestrazgo, which has rolling mountains and Isolated medieval villages that keep their traditions. The valley used to be full of water mills and dates back to the Moorish area.

Local points of interest from Ana Palerm

  • Visit Astromaestrat and arrange a night time astronomic observation session- watch the stars and planets whizz by in this dark zone (7 minutes away)
  • Wild swim in one of the swimming holes in the local mountain caves- ask for the best hidden spots
  • Visit Culla, a village dating back to medieval times that has since been restored. Take a guided tour, stroll the streets, do some shopping, sit out in a bar or pick at some tapas
  • Wander local olive farms and learn how olive oil is made- opportunities for tasting and buying
  • Swim and paddle around small coves at virgin beaches devoid of man- made construction
  • Arrange a variety of activities close by- horse riding, biking, riding in a hot air balloon


Ana Palerm

Ana is from Valencia. A week after she first visited the area and the valley, she fell in love with it, returned a week later and bought the house from the owner with the idea of building more rural tourism. She felt strong positive energy from the place. She loves collecting old furniture and antiques which tell a story. She has two daughters and lives in the city but loves the country life and getting out in nature as much as possible.