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El Buen Ocio Holiday Rental

El Buen Ocio patio looking from under terrace across to back door

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We would love to welcome you to our holiday home in Castello de Rugat.

Our recently refurbished, 3 bedroom, traditional style house offers spacious, well equipped, ground floor accommodation for a maximum of five people. It has a large furnished private patio/courtyard, as well as a roof terrace, both perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing after a busy day hiking, cycling or exploring all this region of Eastern Spain has to offer.

Patio undercover chilling area in the day time
Village view of Castello de Rugat

Situated in the heart of Castello de Rugat, a small traditional Spanish town in the rural countryside of the Valencia Region, it is far removed from Spain’s busy tourist destinations, and the inexpensive prices you pay for dining and drinking out reflect that.

The house is ideally located for nature lovers who want to enjoy a multi-activity holiday in the peaceful surrounding hills and mountains, but also include sight-seeing trips and spend time on the miles of gorgeous sandy beaches.

With the mountains of the Sierra de Benicadell to the south and rolling hills and plains to the north, you can walk out of the front door in any direction and be in beautiful countryside in 5 – 10 minutes.

The town is easily accessible by air and road and is well located for exploring the many local attractions. In addition to natural parks and protected areas, we have historical towns, castles, palaces, a monastery, waterfalls, wild swimming, great food and bodegas, all within a 30 minute drive.  It is the perfect place to unwind, relax and recharge.

The small sleepy town of Castello de Rugat has all the essential amenities needed including supermarkets, shops, banks, bars/restaurants. There is a small twice weekly market and an outdoor, public swimming pool open in summer (Mid-June to early September).  It also has several fiestas and events throughout the year.

Two hikers on top of a rocky summit

If you are a keen walker, we invite you to come and hike up the Benicadell mountain.

El Buen Ocio holiday rental is a spacious, traditional style Spanish house which comfortably sleeps up to 5 people. An old house, with some unusual features, it has been lovingly renovated over the last 3 years into a comfortable, well-equipped, self-catering holiday home.

El Buen Ocio cosy living room with stove
El Buen Ocio main double bedroom

Located on a narrow street close to the historical centre of the small Spanish town of Castello de Rugat, the house is just a short stroll to several small convenience stores, bars and restaurants.

El Buen Ocio is situated on a narrow Spanish street

See the Castello de Rugat area via a drone aerial view

Published with kind permission from creators, Studio Believe 98.

Castello de Rugat from the walk up to the Ermita

Feedback and Reviews of El Buen Ocio

 “The house was very comfortable and had all that we needed for our holiday. It was clean and well decorated and on one level. There is a private courtyard with comfortable seating and a lovely terrace which you can reach via the stairs in the courtyard with table and chairs and loungers. The village has a few supermarkets and we were able to get everything we wanted.”

Mark and Brenda, UK

 “My partner and I stayed for about four weeks – working from our laptops during the day and exploring the region over evenings and weekends.

The house is bright and modern, and has lots of space to work, cook and relax.

We found it to be in a great location for reaching beaches, nearby towns and bigger cities like Valencia.”

Kirsteen Mackay, UK

“Es war wie ein Urlaub mit der Familie und bei der Familie. Alles ist sehr liebevoll dekoriert und eingerichtet. Es ist wie die eigene Wohnung, nur alles neu und es ist vollständig eingerichtet.
Zusammengefasst: Es war ein toller Urlaub mit meinen drei Teenagern. Und wichtig für diese Altersgruppe: WLAN ist stark und funktioniert ohne Probleme überall. Also mit ganzem Herzen, beide Daumen nach oben.”

Thomas, Germany

“Maravillosa estancia! La casa cumplió y superó todas nuestras expectativas. Cuidada hasta el detalle, destacar la exquisita limpieza, la decoración y por supuesto la simpatía y atención de Gail, la propietaria, que estuvo pendiente de todo cuanto pudiésemos necesitar.”

Lola Álvarez, Spain

“My partner and I stayed for a long weekend and couldn’t rate the accommodation more highly. The house is in a great location and has everything you could ask for. The small details make it feel like home from home. Incredibly clean and tidy. The owners are warm, friendly and nothing seems to much to ask.
We will be returning again and recommending to all of out friends.”

Courtney Brown, UK

“La casa es perfecta. Todo limpio e impecable.
Cuando llegamos ya habían encendido la chimenea de pelets y la casa estaba muy calentita.
La cocina tiene todo lo que necesitas y más para pasar tus días allí.
El patio y terraza enormes para una casa de pueblo. Vistas de las montañas impresionantes.
Todo nuevo y reformado pero manteniendo el espíritu de las casas de pueblo tradicionales.”

Marta Serrano Blasco, Spain

“We had an amazing 1 week stay in May 2022. The house is big and spacious with a well stocked kitchen. The outdoor space was great for hanging out in the sun during the day and having a drink in the evening. The hosts were very helpful and provided information on local wild swimming spots that were amazing and would have been impossible to find on Google.”

Sam Foster, UK

“Wij hebben een heerlijk verblijf gehad in deze woning, de eigenaren hebben werkelijk aan alles gedacht, zoals voor in de winter een Pellet kachel, radiatoren in iedere slaapkamer, een verwarming op de patio, die heel gezellig is, hoewel de woning in het dorpscentrum ligt is het er heel erg rustig
Voor mij geen probleem want de supermarkt en andere winkels plus restaurants zijn op loopafstand.
Een heel gezellig en met alle gemakken voorzien huis.”

Anja van der Hooft, Netherlands

“This is a beautiful place to stay. A Spanish house beautifully renovated and adapted. The kitchen is well equipped, modern but in keeping with the house.
The outside space in the house is exceptional for this type of property. A wonderfully spacious and traditional patio area for cooking , eating and relaxing. Also an upstairs terrace for enjoying the sunset with a beer!”

Sean Williamson, UK

“Los huépedes están super disponibles y son muy simpáticos, lo que hace que uno se sienta aún más a gusto. Castelló es un pueblo que está en un paraje muy bonito y la terraza encima del patio es una ventana al paisaje de lo más agradable.
Volver a la casa después de un día de playa, de excursión es un gusto ya que sus diferentes espacios se prestan a la relajación, decorados con gusto y pensados con eficacia.”

Nadine Astor, Spain

“Great apartment and great hosts. Perfect village with lovely restaurants. Good size bedrooms with large communal spaces. Will definitely be returning.”

Joshua Palmer, UK

“This was a fantastic place to stay. The house was fully equipped with everything we needed.

It was spotlessly clean and everything was in good working order and well maintained.

The courtyard is exquisite and the roof terrace is lovely. Great view towards the mountains from up there.

Gail and Alan were the perfect hosts and couldn’t do enough for us. We really benefited from their local knowledge too.”

Gail Marx, UK

“Gail and Allen were wonderful hosts who always made themselves available for any questions.

Their house was sparkling clean and beautifully renovated and decorated. There was plenty of hot water and a great shower. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking our meals and the beautiful patio outback with an awesome view upstairs of the mountains and rooftops was the “cherry on the cake!”

Eriberto and Cathy, USA

“Gail and Alan’s accommodation was fantastic. Everything important was available on site. You can cater for yourself very well in the wonderful kitchen and even barbecue outside. Alan and Gail were always very helpful, friendly and open. They were always interested in our well-being, responded very quickly to messages and were able to help out directly with any problems. We had a wonderful holiday and can only recommend it to anyone and everyone :)”

Thang and Theresa, Germany

“Que dire de la maison! Très pratique, très fonctionnel, dans un si magnifique petit village très tranquille. Une sublime terrasse avec du soleil toute la journée, une maison équipée entièrement pour un confort sans précédent. Gail et Alan, nous ont accueillis avec pragmatisme et délicatesse. Tout au long de notre séjour ils nous ont guidés et accompagnés notamment lors d’une sortie ensemble. Ils savent se montrer très discret et très efficace des que l’on ressent le besoin.”

Kadir and Laura, France

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