For sale direct from owner!
This large property and huge estate of land is an opportunity for many different buyers with differing requirements. Horses, a farm, small hotel or B&B, events venue for weddings and celebrations etc.
The hacienda sits in a huge plot of land: 386,782M2 and the buildings total: 562M2… 11 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in total. It has a new roof, has undergone extensive renovations and is ready to live in or rent out immediately.
The size of the property and the separate accommodation on different levels (each level having private outside terraces), offers buyers the opportunity to be creative and make the property work for them whatever their needs may be.
In summary, the type of buyers who are likely to be interested in this incredible Hacienda are those wishing to set up an equestrian business, tourism venture, farm or a grand home in a large estate of land with separate guest accommodation.
This impressive property and country estate has many different parts:
♦ You arrive at the estate via a portico and entrance gates.
♦ Lower ground level – potential to create a Bodega style self contained apartment or even two! There is a great opportunity to knock through to the bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, utility room and w.c. that are currently accessed separately from outside (previously a workers apartment). At present, you enter the Bodega room which is an open-plan living area with entrance area, sitting room and rustic fireplace plus dining area with a table that easily seats 20 people! If you knock through, it would be simple to absorb the accommodation of the workers apartment into the Bodega area. This would create a large ground floor Bodega style apartment full of character. Perfect for holiday letting or for visiting guests. Equally, keep the workers apartment separate and add a sleeping area to the Bodega room to make a Bodega style studio apartment. This way, you could have two holiday letting units who also have their own swimming pool because there are two! (See plans within the portfolio of photos).
♦ Upper ground level – house/apartment over three levels:
Level 1 accommodates: An entrance hallway, a very large three sided terrace that wraps around the first floor and takes in the views of the estate. There are 4 sets of French doors from this floor out onto the terrace. Currently, there is an open-plan living room that would make an ideal kitchen/living/dining room as there is access onto the terrace from this room. On this level are two bedrooms and one large bathroom.
Level 2 accommodates: A landing space, 4 double bedrooms and a bathroom.
Level 3 accommodates: A huge 50M2 master bedrooms suite with an en-suite bathroom, a child’s room that would make a perfect walk-in wardrobe and access out onto a very large roof terrace (through a 4M opening onto the terrace). The terrace has a summer kitchen and shower. A jacuzzi on this level would be perfect!
(See plans within the portfolio of photos).
♦ Two swimming pools: The first is a grand Roman style swimming pool, 20M in length and with lights that change the colour of the water at night. It is set into the side of a hill and was built with full a full building permit. Around the large pool is a bar, recreation area and sun terrace. The second is a more standard pool (originally an alberca water deposit for the farm).
♦ A huge estate of land is just under 40 hectares (or 400,000M2). The land is a mixture of flat and undulating paddocks of pasture with trees dotted around for shade, some olive orchards and a couple of wild hilly areas. The land is deal for the keeping of livestock.
♦ Stables and yard.
♦ Bull ring would make the most wonderful place to school horses to a high standard.
♦ The entire estate (all 400,000M2 of land) is fully fenced with separate paddocks and all the fencing is bull proof!
♦ Very large modern barn that would equally make a very good winter turn out paddock for horses during wetter and cooler months of the year. Equally, an excellent outbuilding if running a stud farm (a safe place for mares with foals). Also, this barn is ideal for the keeping of heavy farm equipment.
♦ Attached to the property are three large store rooms (on includes a shower room with w.c.). Very useful for all manner of uses.
♦ A licence for the keeping of livestock exists and even a licence that allows for the slaughter of them – therefore perhaps the rearing of pata negra pigs, sheep, cattle or deer would equally work well here.
♦ A tractor with attaching machinery for the upkeep of the land is included in the sale.
♦ The farm has its very own resident bull who was hand reared, is 12 years old and more of a pet than anything else!
♦ Formal garden areas, a fountain, paddocks and orchards.
This estate was set up not long before the 2008 recession hit Spain. The original plan was to rear fighting bulls. Due to the recession the original entrepreneurs never got the venture off the ground. However, the entire estate was rescued from abandonment and dereliction by a British purchaser who saw its potential. He himself is not a farmer, equestrian enthusiast or tourism expert but he saved the estate for those who are. With vision, some money, knowledge and passion this is an amazing opportunity for the right buyer. The estate was set up in 2000 and the bull ring added in 2003.
There are many ventures that naturally offer themselves to this project and some of them include:
♦ Working with the town hall to set up some kind of rural tourism business. Archidona town hall is very enthusiastic to assist people with business ventures (especially tourism related). There is sufficient land for it and the location is perfect – just 2km from the motorways that form the crossroads of Andalucia that connect Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Malaga and beyond. Local horse show companies would happily perform a show on beautiful pure bred Andalucian stallions for your guests.
♦ Set up a stud farm, selling first class horses around the world. The location, land and outbuildings are ideal for this.
♦ Take advantage of the emerging markets in beef or venison. The Spanish will always love their pork (especially black hoof pata negra) however, they are now finding a real taste for good beef and venison. Both are rapidly growing markets.
Become master of your own Andalucian Hacienda: The house is set well within its own land and is privately located away from neighbouring properties.
Live in peace and tranquility with beautiful countryside surrounding you that just happens to be yours!
Small scale rural tourism: Live in the upper floors of the property yourself (and make it as modern as you desire) then rent out the ground level of the property (in the Spanish Bodega style) to holiday makers. There are two swimming pools – one for you and another for your holiday guests. Obtaining a rural tourism licence is easy. You can do it or ask your lawyer. The location is perfect for rural tourism. Archidona and Antequera are already popular with tourism and there are few estates such as this to compete with on the holiday letting market.
Current care of the estate: Currently there are a couple living at the property and looking after the house and land. Their services can be retained or terminated depending on your wishes and there is legal protection in place should the buyer no longer require the assistance of the couple. The property is available by vacant possession.
Potential: This property and the land is more about its potential than what it currently is/has. It is likely that any owner will want to, ‘make it their own’ and the opportunities are endless. It is not the ‘finished article’ currently because it is not being taken in any specific direction, it is just waiting for a new owner to do this!
Amenities: The upper levels of the property have double glazing, electric radiators and ceiling fans. The bodega style ground floor has a huge open fireplace. Mains electricity is connected and there are three water wells (one registered to the estate) with two enormous water deposits (each holds 500,000 litres of water).
♦ The town of Archidona is 6km away and here you will find a stunning hexaganol plaza, many shops, bars, restaurants, medical facilities and schools.
♦ The city of Antequera is just a 30 mins’ drive away. The city has every amenity required for modern day living and the Dolmens (neolithic burial mounds) have just received World Heritage Status. Equally, the El Torcal mountain range and natural park borders the city of Antequera and this is another pull for tourism and nature lovers alike.
♦ The motorway network is just 2km and a few mins’ drive away and will whisk you quickly and easily wherever you wish to go!
♦ Malaga airport is approximately 55 mins’ drive by car.