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El Batán
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#90 🏅69%  REJECT • €55k • typical • rural • 1000m² mini-hub • a ruin, but great characteristics combining rural, coast, city and climate
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Spain — near Valencia
☃️4–14–21°  🏖32–37°  ☀️13 days  🌧6 days
AWFUL  🔨 effort
GOOD  🚌 transport
GOOD  ✈️ access
OKAY  🛒 shops
OKAY  🏙 towns
GOOD  🧗 activities
GREAT  ☀️ climate
GOOD  ⛰️ nature
OKAY  🌷 garden
OKAY  🏠 building
GOOD  ⛲️ hood
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Environment ✧ agricultural hilly river valley; walks on doorstep; mountains and coast 30mins+ drive

Services ✧ village 10mins walk; town 15mins bike

Access ✧ bus 10mins walk, station 35mins; Valencia 1h15 (€8)

Notes ✧ visited 2/7/2020
✦ requires almost complete gutting as very few beams and floor/roof sections could be kept, this brings the cost inline with other properties but still has many winning points notably the location and climate
✦ new roof and new floors would require professionals, but once roof is in place further works could be done flexibly, thus a potentially still workable option given the major plus points, but highly debateable versus other options
✦ only makes sense as a worst-case fallback option, as could be acquired and work started slowly waterfall and swimming 30mins bike; thermal pools (winter swimming!) 45mins drive
✦ it's right next to the river, but is terribly overgrown with bamboo, could however be cleared and a nice spot made, the canal water could potentially also be used for a pool in the garden
✦ sports ground (tennis and swimming pool) next door
✦ near the bottom of the 218km vía verde de Ojos Negros
✦ 1500m2 of south facing garden, could probably acquire neighbouring plots
✦ towns seem to be unremarkable, thus only notable destination is really Valencia with direct trains plus a reasonably late bus back at 8:40pm
✦ the immediate countryside provides good walking/splashing/biking/castles/ruins, there's also a small via ferrata a short walk away; plus the coast is close; a bit further away are some impressive canyons and swimming spots, plus rafting and other adventure sports
✦ canal at back of building for hydro power
✦ fibre available in the village from adamo.es can thus create a wireless relay forthe 700m if they won't do a direct cable; WIMAX may also be available (prored.es)
✦ lovely windows on top floor Cadastral data; #24 El Batán de Castellnovo in mills of the Alto Palancia
✦ could potentially extend; main building 10x24m; extension and potential new section 8x5m
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