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One week for 6 people £30 per person per night. Welcome hamper and for up to 4 people free airport collection and drop-off included

For 2-7 nights for up to 6 people. (5/6 adults or 4 adults and up to 4 children*.)


Stay at Partida de la Mar, our beautifully restored Valencian farmstead. Lead the lifestyle of a Valencian farmer while enjoying a comfortable stay in our converted authentic 19th century alquería (a silk maker’s farmstead) in the huerta of Valencia. These agricultural plains surround the city of Valencia and provide many of the oranges, artichokes, onions and other crops eaten in the UK. Partida de la Mar is set within these fields, surrounded by the irrigation channels which have carried water to the crops since Roman times. You can sometimes still see farmers ploughing their fields by horse-drawn plough in this rural landscape. In ancient times, the cool sea breezes of the huerta dried silk and tobacco in these traditional Valencian homesteads.

Enjoy the luxuries of a comfortable bed and a roll top bath (and an open fire blazing in the winter) while looking over the orange groves and fields full of artichokes and chufa plants, which sway in the breeze during the summer months. Chufa or tiger nuts make a local milk called horchata which is a speciality of Valencia. Learn how this refreshing drink is made and enjoy it with a delicious pastry, called a farton, in a nearby horchatería or enjoy a bicycle ride down to the local farmers´tapas bar for a typical Valencian breakfast baguette, accompanied by nuts, olives and wine!

Valencia is the home of the paella. Have fun learning to make your own and opt to pick up some traditional Valencian cooking skills from one of the locals, who will show you where the rice came from. Visit the orange growing area of Valencia and enjoy an open air paella workshop or even a stroll with a donkey to collect your own oranges off the trees! You can book a personalised ´Tiger Nut tour´and see how the delicious local drink, horchata, is made or enjoy a wine and tomato tasting experience.

You can visit the paddy fields and see where our rice comes from and see El Palmar, a little island village in the middle of the lake, reached by driving over bridges across the picturesque mudflats. Here you can taste the local delicacy of all i pebre (eel and potatoes) or try black rice (paella made from squid in its own ink) and enjoy a boat ride across the lake to see the many birds that live here.

You can cycle the 20 km route around the huerta or take the flat one km country road that leads to the beach or explore an ancient pathway that has existed since Roman times, linking Valencia to Tarragona, Burgos and Soria – remnants can still be seen of the Camino del Cid. More serious bikers can venture further afield, into the mountains – Garbí is a rocky hilltop with incredible views across the plains of Valencia and to the sea.

You can book our drop-off or concierge services to take you to see places tourists never see.

Take a relaxed walk at sunset (maybe with a donkey or some dogs for company)  to explore the delights of the huerta and learn more about the rich history of this fertile land.

Our reservations advisor will happily discuss the above options with you and help you to decide on which experiences you would like to include to make the most of your stay.

For every escape our local representative will be available 24 hours each day, to provide support and information during your stay.

Please see our ESCAPE TO VALENCIA stay or ask our reservations advisor for all inclusive escapes with airport collection, concierge and drop-off services, paella workshop, the boatride on the lake and museum admission.

*When booking for 4 people,up to 4 children can stay free, with 2 children in traditional wooden bunks within one of the adult suites.

Day 1 Arrival
Our local representative will collect you from Valencia or Castellón airport and take you to the alquería, Partida de la Mar.

Your local representative will give you an overview of all the places and experiences you can enjoy during your stay.

You can take a walk across the huerta to a local horchata bar to savour the horchata and fartones, a refreshing tiger nut drink and a delicious pastry or take the bicycles and cycle down to the beach, restaurants and bars in nearby Saplaya or around the huerta, which can take you for 20 km across the largest agricultural plains in Europe. Catch a tram into the city of Valencia and see this vibrant city with its markets, squares and beautiful, historical buildings. Or simply relax in front of the open fire or in a hot bath and watch the sun set over the fields full of artichokes and oranges.


Day 2 onwards
You plan your own itinerary on this escape but remember we are here to help you. We have lots of ideas – there is something for everyone. Please refer to DESCRIPTION of this escape and ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES and then speak to us!

There is no need for a car as there are tram stations less than 1/2 km from the farmstead with direct access to Valencia city. There is a train station 2 km away with trains to Castellón and Barcelona and guests have unlimited use of 5 bicycles. A 20 km cycle lane starts only 100 m from the house and can take guests all around the huerta. Alternatively you can cycle 1 km to the beach and a large shopping centre or 15 km, up into the mountains. Should guests wish for our drop-off or concierge service they only need to call and we shall collect you ad take care of all the details, leaving you free to relax and enjoy your stay.

Your local representative can be contacted 24 hours each day, offering assistance at all times.


  • Welcome hamper
  • 24 hr support from our local representative
  •  Cleaning visit on third day (with a change of linen for a five night stay)
  • Pick your own fresh seasonal produce from the kitchen garden
  • Rustic’s larder and minibar
  • Complimentary use of 5 bicycles
  • Dip pool
  • Terrace area with table and chairs and traditional barbecue
  • Kitchen includes Aga oven, induction hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker, food processor
  • Unlimited water and electricity usage in the alqueria
  • Bath and showers in master and third bedroom
  • Downstairs bedroom and separate shower for guests with reduced mobility
  • Open fireplace and wood burner with firewood supplied
  • Wifi
  • Television
  • Air conditioning in master bedroom suite and living room
  • Alarm system and safe deposit box


Partida de la Mar, our alquería (a traditional farmstead) in Almàssera,Valencia was opened in spring  2019. An alquería is a typical Valencian farmstead on the agricultural flat plains (called la huerta) between Valencia city and the sea. Valencia is situated on the east coast of Spain on the Costa de Azahar (or Orange Blossom coast) between Barcelona and Alicante. Surrounded by fields of artichokes and chufa (used for the local drink called horchata) and orchards of orange trees, our guests will be able to immerse themselves in this unique and important farming region and enjoy its rich culture and history.

Partida de la Mar, Almassera, while being located in the centre of the huerta, is only five km from the centre of  the historic city of Valencia, connected to the city by tram, which is only 1/2 km from the house. No transport is required. The guests have unlimited use of 5 bicycles and most escapes offer transport , a drop-off service and our renowned concierge service The farmstead is only one km from the beach and the harbour of Port Saplaya, which has restaurants and bars and a shopping centre. A five minute walk takes you to a tram station in either the nearby town of Almassera or Meliana, with quick access to the city centre and between these runs a cycle and pedestrian track which spans the length of the huerta, for over 20 km. A bicycle ride away are several bars serving the local speciality drink  of horchata, made from tiger nuts. Also nearby are several excellent restaurants serving local farmers’ breakfast and lunchtime tapas and paella, which originated in this area. In the nearby village of Roca, a short bicycle ride away, there is a station which offers direct access to Valencia, Sagunto and Castellón, then Barcelona.

The alquería is surrounded by agricultural land, growing oranges, artichokes, potatoes, onions and tiger nuts or chufa which, in the summer months sways in the breeze like a sea of green in front of the farmstead.  It is important to note that this is an agricultural rather than a tourist area and guests can enjoy feeling part of the everyday life of the farmers surrounding them.

The house has been tastefully restored with all modern conveniences including air conditioning and wifi,  yet has retained much of its original charm with open fire, wood burning stoves and an authentic drying loft originally used to dry tobacco and silk, now the master suite. While keeping the stonework and original beams the bathrooms have been restored to the highest specifications with top of the range luxury fittings.

The sleeping accommodation comprises:

The main suite, with a queen size bed and ensuite bathroom with a beautiful copper and antique silver roll top bath and a state of the art La Cage shower. The room also offers two additional beds, built as nests within the wooden walls which housed the drying racks and could allow the suite to be used as a family room while also serving as large sofas for relaxing in front of the glass-doored wood burning stove. This room has hot and cold air conditioning.

The second bedroom is small and cosy, with a double bed and furnished with traditional mahogany furniture and a pretty shuttered window. It has its own bathroom across the hallway with a top of the range antique roll top bath and shower. This room has radiators and an electric cooler fan.

The third bedroom offers a single option for five guests or can be used for two children. It was originally the donkey’s stable and retains its wooden trough and many agricultural features, along with its own antique wood burning stove, while having been totally refurbished with pretty floral prints and white wood cladding. It opens out onto an inner patio which leads into a shower and bathroom. This room is ideal for any guest with reduced mobility. This room has radiators and an electric cooler fan and is very cool in the summer as it has its own indoor courtyard and doors which allow a constant sea breeze.

The living area has a large open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room with hot and cold air conditioning and an open fire. Two large, traditional farmstead doors open out onto the countryside at either end of the living room allowing for a cool sea breeze.  The working kitchen has been fully integrated into the original farmhouse kitchen with an Aga, a dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, coffee machine, juicer etc incorporated within the original farmhouse cupboards. Guests have the use of a washing machine although the cleaner who visits daily will happily do the laundry. The terrace has a built in barbecue and traditional pump and sink with running water. Throughout the property there is an eclectic mix of antique furniture and artefacts all helping to enhance the guests´authentic farmhouse experience.

The outside area comprises 2500 square metres of seasonal agricultural crops with an area dedicated to a kitchen garden, with a range of vegetables and fruit for the guests to pick as required. There is a small terrace with a table and benches and a traditional barbecue/paellero, with an outside sink. A natural dip pool/alberca runs along the side of the house; with a fence around it . However children must be supervised as  the farmstead is surrounded by irrigation channels which regularly fill with fresh water on its way to irrigate the crops. Originally water for the farm was pulled from the irrigation channels by bucket and only recently has running water been installed.

All prices are for up to 4 guests. Prices are in pounds sterling.

Many of the experiences are included free within our escapes.

Our Reservations Team can help you to plan your escape and select experiences.

Contact us for any details.

City of Arts and Sciences

City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences houses a lake, a Hemispheric cinema offering special effects nature films, a Science Museum, open air bars and restaurants, an Aquarium and an Opera house. From there the city centre can be easily visited. We offer a drop-off service, picking you up when you’re ready (£50 for 1-4 guests) or we can wait for you and take you into the gothic centre for a city tour with a local expert concierge (£140 for 1-4 guests).

INCLUDED FREE in Escape to Valencia 3 night stay

El Bioparc

The Bioparc Zoo

The Bioparc is much more than a zoo. It was created with the animals’ wellbeing in mind and is set in beautiful surroundings. We can offer you a drop-off service, visiting first the City of Arts and Sciences followed by a drive along the river bank and around the city centre, dropping you straight into the zoo without need to park or queue. Admission to Bioparc included. (£240 for 1-4 guests)

The Aquarium


. The Aquarium is a fabulous park with an outstanding arctic area, underwater tunnel and dolphin show. We drop you at the gate, no need to queue. Combine this with a visit to the City of Arts and Sciences. We wait and then take you to El Saler beach, with its 20 km of golden sand dunes and seafood restaurants or take a picnic. Includes admission to the aquarium. (£240 for 1-4 guests) 

Museum of Silk or Ceramics Museum

Museum of Silk or Ceramics Museum

The Museum of Silk and the Ceramics Museum are a fascinating insight into the history of Valencia. Combine either of these with a visit to the Central Market and city tour.  Museum admission included. (£140 for 1-4 guests).

INCLUDED FREE in Escape to Valencia 5 night stay

Central Market and city tour

Central Market

Visit the renowned Central Market and let our concierge take home all the fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood for your paella while you enjoy wandering around the old gothic city centre. We come back to collect you when you’re ready! (£60 for 1-4 guests)

Or enjoy a city tour with our local expert concierge. Call us when you are ready to be collected (£140 for 1-4 guests)

INCLUDED FREE in our Escape to Valencia 3 night stay

El Rincón del Toro/Orange trees tour and paella workshop

Orange trees and paella workshop

.Visit the beautiful plains of Valencia (40 mins by car) and see mile upon mile of orange trees. Visit a picturesque valley, meet a local farmer and enjoy seeing the ancient irrigation channels  and the river Jucar which feed this fertile land, followed by a paella workshop amongst the orange trees in the Rincón del Toro. (£260 for 1-4 guests)

INCLUDED FREE in our Come & Cook in Valencia 3 night escape

Central Market, city tour and Paella Workshop

Central Market and paella workshop

.We take you to the renowned Central Market to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood and drop them home for you while you wander around the old gothic city centre collecting you when you’re ready. Enjoy optional city tour with our local expert Concierge. We collect you when you’re ready (city tour an additional £50 for 1-4 guests)   Enjoy a paella workshop on your terrace in the evening (£260 for 1-4 guests).

INCLUDED FREE in our Escape to Valencia 3 night stay.

Tiger Nut Tour

Tiger Nut Tour

See how the tiger nuts are grown and take part in a hands-on workshop to learn how the local tiger nut milk (horchata) is made. Enjoy a Farton (sweet pastry) and learn more about this fertile land in the company of a local expert farmer (£200 for 1-4 guests).

INCLUDED FREE in our Escape to Valencia 5 night stay

Beach and boat ride on the lake

Boat ride on the lake

.We take you to the City of Arts and Sciences and then to Saler beach and then to try a typical tapas in a village in the middle of the lake. Enjoy a boat ride in a traditional eel fisherman’s boat, across the Albufera, the largest wetlands in Europe. See the fish jump and look for the herons standing majestically amongst the reeds. Tapas and boatride included (£260 for 1-4 guests).

INCLUDED FREE in our Escape to Valencia 3 night stay

Garbí and Serra

Garbí and Serra

Visit the rocky hilltop of Garbí and enjoy the panoramic views across the Valencian plains to the sea. Eat in a mountain restaurant and enjoy a stroll around the little village of Serra. (£140 for 1-4 guests)

INCLUDED FREE in our Escape to Valencia 5 night stay

Where does the rice come from?

Where does the rice come from?

Drive to the Albufera lake to see the rice fields and beach, then a visit to the rice museum. Enjoy a stroll around Valencia’s port, and either an horchata and farton on the way home (a locally made tiger nut milk and a delicious sweet pastry) or shopping and an aperitif in the Modernist Mercado de Colon.  Admission to museum and drinks included (£220 for 1-4 guests).

INCLUDED FREE in our Escape to Valencia 5 night stay

Take your donkey for a stroll amongst the orange trees!

Take your donkey for a stroll amongst the orange trees!

.40 mins from the alquería. Enjoy visiting the main orange growing area of Valencia in the company of a local farmer who will show you the ancient irrigation channels and the Jucar river which feed this fertile land and then cook you a paella in the open air while you stroll through the orange trees with a donkey for company. (£320 for 1-4 guests) 

Paella workshop on your terrace

Paella workshop on your terrace

.Our local expert farmer joins you on your terrace for a hands-on paella workshop. Local wine tasting. (£200 for 1-4 guests)

INCLUDED FREE in our Escape to Valencia and Come & Cook in Valencia 3 night stay

The Miguelete

The Miguelete

Enjoy climbing up to the viewpoint of this historic tower and a stroll around the gothic area of Valencia to see the Cathedral, Virgin Square and famous Lonja. Enjoy hot chocolate and churros (a sweet pastry) in an ancient coffee bar. Admission, chocolate, churros, city tour included (£140 for 1-4 guests).

INCLUDED FREE in our Escape to Valencia 5 night stay

Horta de Soriano and farm visit

Horta de Soriano and farm visit

Visit the orange growing part of Valencia which is 40 minutes from the alqueria. Enjoy a morning snack ad a sangría in Rincón de Toro , an orange growing farm and then visit a typical farm belonging to the ‘Datileros’ (local date farmers) to see how they  prepare dates, palm decorations and olives. Learn how to make a paella on an open fire, oven rice and puchero (traditional stew). Bring your swim suit! (£380 for 1-4 guests)

INCLUDED FREE in our Come & Cook in Valencia 5 night stay

The Saler beach

The Saler beach

To the south of the city there are kilometres of sandy beaches and sand dunes which are beautiful. Take a picnic or you can eat in the seafood restaurant on the beach £60 for 1-4 guests).

INCLUDED FREE in our Escape to Valencia 5 night stay.

Market visit and tapas workshop

Market visit and tapas workshop

Go to the renowned Central Market with our expert concierge and choose fresh produce for your supper. We will take this home for you while you enjoy a day in the city and collect you when you’re ready. Optional city tour ( city tour an additional £50 for 1-4 guests). In the evening learn to cook a typical Spanish tapas meal and vegetable rice and then eat it! (£260 for 1-4 guests)

INCLUDED FREE in our Come & Cook in Valencia Escape 3 night stay

The Palmar

The Palmar

The Palmar is an island in the middle of a lake, called the Albufera, which are the largest wetlands in Europe. It is reached over narrow bridges and there is a good choice of restaurants serving typical food. You  take a boatride across the lake and look for the herons standing majestically amongst the reeds. (£220 for 1-4 guests)

INCLUDED FREE in Escape to Valencia

Tomatoes and Wine tasting

Tomatoes and Wine tasting

Enjoy a tomatoes and wine tasting experience with a local expert farmer. (£240  for 1-4 guests)

INCLUDED FREE in our Come & Cook in Valencia 5 night escape

Walk the Via Verde

Walk the Via Verde

We drive you one hour up the coast to the beautiful seaside resort of Benicassim where our expert local concierges, Judith and Pepe, will lead you on a walk through the country. We can adapt walks for all levels. Afterwards wither enjoy a lunch or enjoy time on the beach. When you are ready we will take you home. 400  Other local walks available. 250

The Modernist city

The Modernist city evening shopping tour

Visit Modernist Valencia with its Mercado de Colon, Mercado Central, Station and Ruzafa districts. Enjoy shopping along its main street and an evening drink and tapas in the open air market. Enjoy an aperitif and let our concierge reserve you a table in one of the excellent restaurants, collecting you at the end of the evening. (£80 for 1-4 guests)

INCLUDED FREE in our Escape to Valencia 5 night stay

Gastronomic Valencia

Gastronomic Valencia

We can reserve a table in one of the many restaurants for you and offer you a complete drop-off and collection service leaving you free to enjoy the experience to the full (£80 for 1-4 guests). To reserve a 14 course meal in the Michelin starred Ricard Camarena restaurant ask us to book in advance and experience an incredible meal with a local expert passionate about local produce and zero km carbon-free footprint.

Ca Xoret and Les Tendetes

Ca Xoret and Les Tendetes

Ca Xoret can be visited by bicycle and offers a typical insight into Valencian cooking alongside a selection of Valencian wines. The local farmers’ restaurant, 1 km away, Les Tendetes is a fascinating and down to earth eatery offering large bocadillo breakfasts and delicious tapas and menus. If you prefer, our concierge can accompany you in a car, taking you first for a typical morning breakfast then lunch, with a stroll around the huerta and a visit to the local museum in between. Meals not included. (£120 for 1-4 guests)

INCLUDED FREE in our Escape to Valencia 5 night stay

The Lonja

The Lonja

The Lonja is one of the emblematic sights of the Gothic area of Valencia alongside the Miguelete, Mercado Central and la Catedral and Plaza de la Virgen. Enjoy a city tour with our local expert concierge. (£80  for 1-4 guests)

Other areas to enjoy in the city are the river bank for walking or cycling, the Viveros and Bioparc parks, the IXth century Ruzafa area, the port area and the modern City of Arts and Sciences, two important art galleries. There is plenty to see and do.

Our concierge service offers a personal touch. The concierge will usually accompany you on your experiences or just drop you off and collect you later if you prefer. Of course they can also advise you where to eat, help you with shopping enquiries, assist in buying tickets etc and answer specific questions you may have about your stay – little touches that make your stay comfortable and personal to you. (Note the concierge does not stay overnight.)

For specialist programmes Rustic Escapes provides an expert concierge. The team includes an expert horticulturist and ornithologist. Specialist programmes are led by experts eg cookery workshops, foraging, riding etc.

Our concierges in Spain speak English and Spanish (and often French too).


  1. Gino Salguero

    Gracias chicas! Estáis invitadas a ser unas de las primeras personas en visitar la finca Can Toni Pera en Ibiza. El año que viene nos vemos! No olvidéis de contactar con nosotros para cualquier cosa, y si estáis interesadas en formar parte de la Fundación REA enviar un email a

  2. Damian de Rito

    We have enjoyed a few days at Partida de la mar, the fantastic Valencian farmstead. We loved the experience and the authentic valencian details in the house.
    I recommend 100% and we hope to come back soon. The host, Silvia, was excelent. Thank you for everything

  3. Chrisje

    Queridas Ella y equipo;
    Muchas gracias por vuestro gran servicio, comunicación y recomendaciones por la zona. Para nosotras, seis chicas, hemos disfrutado mucho en Rustic Escapes. Nos habéis hecho sentir bienvenidos y hemos disfrutado mucho vuestra hospitalidad! Os deseamos los mejores, las chicas de Holanda.

  4. Chrisje

    Dear Ella and team;
    Many thanks for the great service, communication and recommendations around the area. For us, six girls, we’ve really enjoyed our time here at Rustic Escapes! You guys made us feel really welcome and we enjoyed your hospitality!
    Our best regards, the girls from Holland!

  5. Susan (London)

    Dear Tracy, Eduardo and Silvia,
    Thanks for such a “delicious” and fulfilling visit to La Albufera and Valencia. It’s a beautiful place to stay. I definitely plan ton come back, thank you for your kind hospitality.

  6. Ged

    Oh my god. I do not think that I have ever had luxury, history, and peace in the same experience. My family have just returned from a weekend at the Valencia property and we are already planning our next stay. The attention to detail in every aspect of the furnishing, the facilities, the concierge service, the welcome hamper, the bathrobes and so much more was simply outstanding. I could go on and on, but to understand you really need to visit for yourself. I have stayed at many hotels around the world, that have failed to deliver on the promises made by enticing websites. Not Partida del Mar. It was so much more than my family and I had expected.

  7. Steve & Sally ( Newport )

    Great property, fantastically restored with great attention to detail. Really enjoyed seeing the area on bikes, leaving here too quickly! Thank you.

  8. Concha

    We came for four nights, but it was too short. We love how its done to detail. Just what we needed after months of confinement. We were surprised with the pool, what we most enjoyed. We would love to live the experience again. Kisses.

  9. Ian & Holly (Australia)

    Dear Silvia, For someone who grow up in the country, this Vila is a wonderful experience, specially the felt artichokes and tigerups. This Vila is really well equip and I shall recommended and come again and again and again.
    What amazing experience to stay in this beautiful quaint and exceptionally well decorated Vila. It’s a lovely setting down this narrow lane and a far cry at home in Australia. We shall definitely be back. Love every minute.

  10. Craig & Amy (Hawaii)

    Our first touch of Spain was better that own visions!. Such a lovely casa! We were at peace from the moment we arrived. Gracias!

  11. Chuck

    No need for a car! A stylish Rustic Escape in a distinct rural location!
    The Farmhouse was perfect and we absolutely loved getting away in the Valencian countryside. If you are looking for a tranquil getaway, this is the place. We were warmly welcomed upon arrival and were provided with an amazing welcome basket full of treats. The house itself, while quite old, has recently been totally redone with tons of authentic farm antiques used to decorate. The bathrooms are especially posh with two lovely full sized tubs and an amazing walk-in shower which sprays from many levels. The house also has a nice garden and we were lucky enough to be there while the tomatoes and peppers were perfect. This place is a really short drive to the beach or about a 20-25 minute bike ride once you find the route and we had fun getting around on the bikes. We’d happily stay there again!

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