For sale direct from owners!
What makes this charming and very pretty holiday home so special
If you are looking for a holiday home to quickly reach number 1 on holiday rental websites, Casa Chica is likely to be the property to achieve this! It is picture perfect and few people looking to holiday in the Alpujarras will scroll past it. This property advertised as a holiday rental will get plenty of clicks online.
Casa Chica has a tourism licence VTAR/GR/00878 and with the help of a buyer’s lawyer, this can be changed into the names of the buyer.
Casa Chica had back-to-back holiday rentals via Airbnb until Covid, then it was long term let until recently. It has been vacated ready for selling.
The swimming pool is new, as is the filtration system and pump.
From virtually every window, balcony, terrace or sun roof solarium there are far reaching mountain views. There is also a distant sea view on clear days. This adds perspective to the fabulous views.
All the modern conveniences in this house blend with local hand crafted decor and chestnut wood beams. This creates the perfect combination for comfort and Andalucian charm. Then, of course, the freeform pool that is solar heated, mountain views, sun roof terrace and alfresco dining balcony complement everything else.
All three bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and then there is the family bathroom too. This is a very desirable feature in a property such as this.
Calor gas central heating, a wood burning stove, ceiling fans, new modern roofs, new plumbing, newly re-wired, mains drainage, Internet with WiFi and immaculately presented throughout make this property a real hidden gem.
The property is not overlooked when on the pool terrace and mature planting ensures colour and fragrance year round.
The textiles and tiles are locally hand crafted and every room is exceptionally pretty and full of colour. The design throughout is Moorish and ideal for where this delightful home is located.
The property was renovated to a very high standard in 2004 and this much loved holiday home has been looked after ever since. It is with regret that the current owners need to sell after 19 years.
The location in the hamlet of Bayacas is just 10 minutes by car on a quality road, or 35 minutes walk via the dry river bed to Orgiva.
The owners were granted permission to build a two storey property on part of their land and whilst this permission has lapsed, it could be an ideal way to add value to this charming property. There are architect’s plans available for a house with open-plan living on the ground floor and a bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the first floor. If the buyers wish to go forward with this project, a conversation with the town hall to check and refresh the permit could be done via their lawyer.
Bedrooms: All three bedrooms are doubles/twins (twin beds that zip and make a large double). All are en-suite with shower rooms. Each bedroom has central heating except for bedroom 3 (poolside bedroom) that has a blow heater. All the bedrooms have ceiling fans. Bedroom 1 is located within the main part of the house at swimming pool level. Bedroom 2 is located via outside steps down to the lower ground floor level and again has independent access. Bedroom 3 is located on the other side of the swimming pool terrace and has independent access.
The main part of the house: Entered via steps up to the pool terrace and through the front door, then via a porch into the house. From the entrance area you walk into an open plan living space with the kitchen on the left. The kitchen includes; a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, gas hob and electric cooker. On the right is the living room that has a wood burning stove that complements the central heating. The living room leads via a small home office area and into the dining room with a table to seat 6 to 8 people. The bench seating in the dining room was designed with quality seat cushions, wide enough and long enough to accommodate an adult sleeping here. Opposite the dining table are double French doors that open onto a covered balcony/terrace with beamed ceiling for alfresco dining on sunny winter days or balmy summer evenings. Again, there is bench seating on the balcony designed for alfresco sleeping if someone wishes to sleep under the stars. Past the dining room brings you to bedroom 1. To the left of the kitchen is the family bathroom.
Roof terrace/utility room: Accommodates sun loungers, a table and chairs and a utility room with washing machine, an emergency back-up water deposit and clothes drying rack. This store room on the roof terrace is a good size and also used to store tools and the normal things stored in the average shed. Stairs rise from the pool area to reach the roof terrace.
The pool is a delight. It is in a freeform shape and approximately 4.5M x 3.6M. The pool is heated via solar panels which extend the season when it can be used.
A rural tourism delight with year round guests if desired
Because this charming and very pretty home has curb appeal it will be very popular with holiday makers. Already having a tourism licence is very helpful! Then add the central heating, wood burning stove, ceiling fans, inside and outside dining options, and you have an all year round holiday letting property.
This property will not only appeal to those who want to soak up the sun and use the pool during the summer months, but others who wish to visit in cooler months to bird watch, walk/hike, mountain bike, road bike, rock climb or simply relaxing and soak up the views will be keen to stay here. The fact each bedroom is en-suite, plus there is an additional bathroom off the living room, the property immediately appeals to extended families holidaying together or groups of friends doing the same. The season can be extended by having the wood burning stove and central heating. Plus the pool is solar heated.
This home is waiting for someone to make good money from holiday-letting this home.
The perfect year round private holiday home
This property has been the well loved holiday home of a British couple for 19 years. There is not too much outside to look after and it is cosy and comfortable in the winter. Then cool and fun in the summer.
Of course the British are now restricted to how often they can visit Spain, however European buyers can come and go as they please to enjoy this property.
A permanent home
This house is well fitted and superbly finished for permanent living and having two separate bedrooms with independent access to these bedrooms is ideal for visiting guests. Guests have some independence, especially if you give them a mini fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.
Access to the property
Access is off a quality tarmac road.
Parking is on the street but not immediately outside the property. A short walk is required.
There are 10 steps up from the street to the lockable Andalucian style wooden and metal studded front door that enters into the pool terrace.
Deliveries to the hamlet that make life easier
The gas bottle man delivers gas every other Tuesday and he replaces empty bottles for full. The gas is located in a lockable room next to the front door. The gas is for the central heating to radiators throughout the entire property except for the poolside bedroom.
Bread is delivered daily to the hamlet.
Fruit and vegetables are delivered twice weekly.
Fresh fish is delivered once weekly.
All the food is delivered in white vans and you can order things you want specifically or just buy what they have.
Amenities to the property
Gas central heating as above, WiFi via line of sight to a mast via Radiocable, mains electricity, mains water, mains sewerage, solar heating for the swimming pool, the windows are wooden with mosquito screens and shutters, back-up water deposit of approximately 1,000 litres in a lockable room on the roof.
The location of this home is rather unique. You have close neighbours being in the small hamlet of Bayacas, however it is very peaceful. Approximately 65% of the residents live in the hamlet year round. There are no shops or bars in the hamlet but the property has an Urban classification. Buying a home on Urban land is often far easier than buying on Rustic land and buyer’s lawyers often find this option far more appealing.
Orgiva is one of the most popular villages in the Alpujarras and the village is only 10 minutes away by car. If you want to walk, you can walk along the dry river bed to Orgiva in 35 minutes.
The coast at Salobrena is 45 minutes drive away.
Granada city with the magnificent Alhambra Palace is 50 minutes away.
The ski resort of the Sierra Nevada is 1 hour 30 minutes drive away.
Granada airport is 1hr 7 minutes away by car.
Malaga airport is 1hr 30 minutes drive away by car.
Talking to the owners about the property
The sellers, Sally and Andy look forward to answering any questions you may have. Send us a message and we will put you in direct contact with the sellers. If you wish to visit the house they have a friend who happens to be an estate agent who will open up the house for you.