For sale direct from the owners!
This 3-storey townhouse is located in the heart of this popular Alpujarran village and has a large 30M2 covered roof terrace with stunning views to the surrounding mountains and the Sierra Nevada.
The house is being sold, direct from the owners, at an amazing price.
The house is currently habitable but needs immediate improvement of electrics, the owners have been advised that this would cost in the region of €2,000-€2,500 depending on kW required for this. It also needs improvements to the kitchen and bathrooms.
The house is large with 176M2 of built area over 3 floors and this gives the house a great deal of flexibility for future owners. Also, there is a separate external entrance plus entrance off the kitchen to a large storage area (probably used to be an area that housed a mule or donkey)
On entering the semi-detached house at ground floor there is a good size hallway with small shower room and toilet under stairs, off to the right a kitchen, and directly ahead a small lounge (currently used by owners as an office) off this is also another significant storage area.
Stairs on the left of hallway lead up to the main lounge area (could be opened up to provide huge lounge) with double French doors with terrific views over village to the mountains and valley opposite.
Also on this first floor is a good-sized double bedroom of 12M2. There is also another good sized store the owners had planned to convert this to a large bathroom.
A staircase leads up to the second floor, direct at top of stairs is the master bedroom with sink toilet (renovation plans had been architect approved to provide en-suite shower room).
A landing hallway leads to bedroom 3, this room would make fantastic cabana/bedroom with bi fold doors or French windows on to the large 30M2 terrace.
The terrace has some of the best views in Torvizcon, north to the mountains and the Sierra Nevada, southwest across to the opposite valley, part of the local Contraviesa and also views to the side over the village and Church.
Located next to the church is a great car parking area convenient for the house.
The basics are catered for so all you need to do is work out what you want to improve.
♦ The house is on urban land within the village so permissions should be easy
♦ The house benefits from mains electric, water and drainage
♦ The village benefits from Movistar high speed Internet and the house was connected – an easy thing to re-instate.
What needs doing?
The house is need of a general reform or renovation – the house is livable as it stands but most people will want to invest in the following:
A new kitchen – the basics are in place but new units to your needs will add value to the house. In addition, the adaption of the layout with the adjacent store could also add great value.
New bathrooms – there is currently just the one shower on the ground floor but there is plumbing in place on the first floor. The current owners have plans for creating extra bathrooms to cater for guests and creating an en-suite bathroom.
The electrics could be improved – the house is served by mains electric and this should be upgraded to better serve the house in the future. The owners have been advised that this work would cost around €2,500
Decoration – there are so many charming features including wall and floor tiles which can be saved but the decoration can be improved to suit new owner’s tastes.
Torvizcon and the Alpujarra
Torvizcon has a rich history and was actually the ancient Roman capital of the Alpujarras, Roman name: Turidianum, which was a centre for agriculture and silk production.
Torvizcon’s current name derived from ‘Tower of the Viscount’ is a very friendly and y welcoming village of approximately 650 population.
There is a good number of expats and other European owners who live both full time and with holiday homes. The locals are the friendliest we’ve ever come across in Spain and we have made many local friends. For a village of this size its facilities are truly a one off.
The mayor David has done an amazing job and is the envy of other villages.
The village has 6 food shops 3 of which are supermarkets/butchers (Spar, Coviran an independent supermarket), a sweet shop, bakery, and fishmongers. There is also a furniture shop, pharmacy, bank, medical centre, library/museum, town hall, police station, petrol station, car repair garage, several local tradesmen – carpenters, plumbers, construction builders etc.
There is a good primary and secondary education school.
Recreation facilities include a fantastic municipal swimming pool open July to end of August with attached pool bar cafe, a gymnasium, football pitch, padel courts, a small stadium overlooking various sporting events.
There is also a wonderful new children’s play area nicknamed Torviworld by the locals. A nice shaded small park, and lovely plaza. There are 3 bars each selling fantastic free local tapas with beers wine and soft drinks.
The hotel Sayhul also is a restaurant.
All take part in Fiestas:
San Anton Fire festival January when bonfires fireworks light up the streets and the weeklong cultural festival in early August. Just 2 of the major fiestas, these often involve free food such as paella and pork ribs, plenty of dancing, live music and many entertainments for children as well as adults. There is even a village water fountain that runs with local red wine!
On occasion, the Spanish cycling event La Vuelta runs through the village.
There are some great hiking routes from the village up to the heights of the contraviesa, or down into the valley and river bed to quiet villages and even the farm location of the author Chris Stuart (Driving Over Lemons).
The relatively quiet and safe roads make this area very popular with cyclists.
The towns of Orgiva and Cadiar are both 15kms equidistant from the village. Granada airport about 1 hour drive away, Malaga and Almeria airports about 1hr45minutes drive away. There is a bus stop with direct routes to Granada city, Orgiva, Cadiar, Albunol, Ulgijar etc plus connecting bus routes at Orgiva for Motril, and seaside towns of Salonbreña and Almuñecar.
After renovation, this property would make both a lovely permanent family home or the ideal holiday home to enjoy the famous Alpujarran lifestyle within this friendly and welcoming village and explore the beauty of the area.