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Beautiful views! Main house and guest cottage on separate new deeds are to be sold as one and provide huge flexibility with bedrooms and bathrooms. All well maintained and presented. 1km from two bar/restaurants and 10 minutes outside Villanueva de la Concepcion, Malaga…

€ 219,500
Santa Maria del Cerro, ,
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For sale direct from owner and open to offers!

This is a home ideal for homeowners who wish to have their own cottage with their own private outside spaces whilst hosting guests who will have a separate cottage with their own private terraces with spectacular views.

The main house currently offers one large bedroom but has the option to create 1 or 2 further bedrooms with some minor alterations. The guest cottage is also presented as 1 bedroom but can be modified to 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

The countryside location is beautiful yet convenient, directly accessed from a tarmacked/gravel road.

The property is being sold without AFO as the owners have discussed this issue with the local architect at Villanueva town hall and he has confirmed that the house does not need AFO and is fully legal.

Private but not isolated from neighbours and just 1km from two bar/restaurants. Neighbours of different nationalities are dotted around.

There are two excellent bar/restaurants known as ventas just down the road in the hamlet of Pastelero.  The ventas serve excellent home cooked, traditional cuisine made from local produce.  They open during the day for menu del dia, a three-course lunch with drinks for less than €10!  In the Summer you can enjoy a BBQ outside or in Winter, sit by the big open fire and relax whilst enjoying a great meal and good wine.

Within the hamlet of Pastelero is a bakery where you can collect bread or have it delivered, and a little convenience store where you can pick up things you need for daily life.

The vibrant small town of Villanueva de la Concepcion is only 10 minutes away by car. Here you will find everything for modern day living and bus routes to Antequera and Malaga.  For its size, Villanueva de la Concepcion has an incredible number of amenities similar to those normally associated with a bigger town.

Accommodation in brief includes:

The Main cottage has big thick walls throughout to retain or keep out the heat depending on the season.  A small entrance hall/boot room, one large bedroom, one large shower room, a spacious kitchen/dining room and a sitting room with French doors onto the terrace with outstanding views.  A laundry room is attached but accessed from outside.

Whilst the main house is currently a 1 bedroom cottage, it is possible to create 1 or 2 further bedrooms without too much work. The current bedroom is large and could be split into two bedrooms with a new door from the living room. Or, moving the kitchen (not too difficult to do) could provide a further bedroom.

Guest cottage has an entrance hall, spacious shower room, a sitting room which could be a second bedroom (and even partitioned to make it private with a double bed, bunk beds or sofa bed), a kitchen fully fitted with units and work surfaces and a very large bedroom on the first floor.

The gardens are mature with low maintenance drought resistant plants, shrubs, trees and palms.  It is a tiered garden with paths running throughout and spectacular views from the terraces above both the main cottage and guest cottage.

Fruiting trees on the land include olive, almond, pear, apple, lemon, orange and peppercorn.

Central courtyard/central terrace finished in natural stone separates the main cottage from the guest cottage and features a mature fig tree which the property is named after.  The courtyard/central terrace has a summer house, laundry/utility room and seating area.

The views are spectacular. West facing with some of the best views to be found in Andalucía.  All day sunshine is guaranteed, as are impressive sunsets to enjoy with a cheeky G&T on any of the many terraces.

If a swimming pool is desired below the gardens is an open area slightly sloping that would be the perfect location to place an above ground swimming pool (to comply with the current Andalucian land law) with decking to create an infinity effect pool and sunbathing terrace.  From here you would take in the far-reaching views towards the different mountain ranges beyond. There are many areas around the cottages where a jacuzzi would sit perfectly if that were desired.

Fully fenced and gated land with a pedestrian entrance at the guest cottage end of the property with public parking on the historic era (threshing circle) immediately outside. The main cottage has a double gated driveway with path leading down the side for ease of access to the property.

This property has been a much-loved permanent home for 20 years.  Both cottages and the gardens/land have been immaculately cared for and improved over time. This means that everything has been installed for guaranteed year-round comfort throughout the seasons.  There are not only the obvious comforts such as air-conditioning, ceiling fans, wood burning stoves etc. but there are swing fly mosquito screens doors which are unusual but so convenient!

Modern comforts and conveniences have been installed with a higher specification than is usual in the average Andalucian country home.  Both cottages have new roofs that are fully insulated, new flooring that is also insulated, air-conditioning (cooling and heating, ceiling fans and fly screens.  Both cottages have been re-wired and re-plumbed.

The main house has recently been fitted with UPVC double glazing to windows and French doors. A modern wood burning stove and a fitted kitchen with granite work surface means enjoyment can be had from day one of moving in.

The guest cottage retains its original wooden windows which adds charm.

The house has previously been used as holiday accommodation and would only need new accreditation for rural tourism.

Modern communications already in place include; Broadband Internet and WiFi with a 15Mbps download meaning streaming international television is easy and effective.  There is also a local number phone connected via the system that provides the Internet (WiFiMax who are located in Villanueva de la Concepcion itself).

Communication includes a UK telephone number which can be changed to another country to suit the new owner.

UK and Spanish TV available and realignment of the satellite dish will also provide other EU countries.

Additions that help in life include; potting shed, large workshop, car port and attached tool shed.

Ready to go Hobby/Business workshop with power and light.

Local information

The lively and vibrant small town on Villanueva de la Concepcion is a 10-minute drive away.  There are supermarkets, independent shops of many kinds, DIY stores, numerous bakers and butchers, 14 bar/restaurants, hairdressers, nail bar, barbers. haberdashers,

For sports people there is a huge sports hall, lovely outdoor municipal swimming pool with children’s pool and ice cream shop/sweet shop, an impressive football stadium with teams for all ages, padel tennis courts and a gym. There are many different clubs for all ages and all interests

The town also offers an excellent 24-hour medical centre with on-stand-by ambulance to take you to either Antequera or Malaga hospital.

There is a local nursery, junior and senior school for children and a language school teaching Spanish or English.

Villanueva de la Concepcion is not a forgotten and abandoned sleepy town.  It thrives because it is 20 minutes from Antequera city and 35 minutes from Malaga city.  This is an easy to commute to work and many do.  Vva de la Concepcion has a lot of work opportunities of its own from underwear manufacturers, iron works, olive presses, cereal distributor, building supply merchants, a small business park, two haulage companies, all the different shops and of course the bars, restaurants and cafes.  On top of this, the immediate area is a very productive agricultural zone.  Olives, almonds and arable crops are grown and sold, and olive oil is pressed.

The geographical area includes two of Spain’s most spectacular attractions:

El Torcal mountain range and natural park.  Drive through Villanueva de la Concepcion and continue East for a little way and you find the mountain road that takes you to the very top of the El Torcal. It is a natural wonder of the most incredible rock formations and home to wild Ibex (a cross between antelopes brought over by the Moors and local goats).  It is easy to see the Ibex when hiking one of the signposted trails. Also seen very regularly are the Griffon Vultures and numerous birds of prey soaring on the thermals.

Malaga Lakes and El Chorro Gorge with the Caminito del Rey (King’s walk). Travel West from the property, taking a very pretty 1-hour drive. The walk is a wooden decked pathway clinging to the gorge sides and hanging over the water below!  At the lakes during the summer there are water sports to be enjoyed from the many beaches plus there are restaurants and picnic areas open all year round.

You can drive to the beaches of the Costa del Sol in 45 mins from this property.


Malaga Airport is a very busy hub and offers flights all over Europe, internal flights to different parts of Spain and the islands plus a few international flights.  It takes approximately 35 minutes to drive to the airport.

Granada Airport is smaller but it does have a lot of internal flights on offer and some from popular European countries too (which can be significantly cheaper).  It takes approximately 1 hour to drive to Granada airport, located West of Granada city.

Viewing the property will be easy, as will obtaining information about the property and the area from the sellers who have lived in and loved the property for 20 years.  They are not going far, just moving into the centre of Villanueva de la Concepcion for complete retirement.  So, contact us at Creative Property Marketing and we will put you directly in touch with Bryan and Jennifer so you can communicate directly.

The contents of both cottages are being sold alongside the purchase of the property.  An inventory will be completed by the sellers and a total sum listed at the end of the inventory.  This figure is not subject to tax for both the sellers and the buyer because tax is not due on second hand items.  The lawyers can process the inventory of contents alongside the purchase/sale of the property.

There are so many reasons this house will appeal to buyers but if you want some further advantages of buying, here are a few…

  • Virtually nil inheritance and gift tax for close family. Residents of countries such as the UK take note that moving to Spain can eliminate inheritance and gift tax permanently, if matters are properly organised.
  • Maximum investment income tax of 26%. In fact the rates are between 19% and 26% with the top rate only applying on income over 200.000€.
  • Capital gains tax rates of 19% – 26%, same as investment income.
  • Buy to let residential letting net income taxed at an effective maximum tax rate of 20%.
  • Letting income is calculated after deducting all related expenses, including loan interest. UK residents take note that Spanish income tax is effectively lower than the UK on BTL income.
Address: Santa Maria del Cerro
Zip: 29230
Country: Spain
Property Id : 34192
Price: € 219,500
Property Size: 232 m2
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Property Reference: 901
Plot Size (M2): 1580
Year Built: 1972
Parking: Driveway and garage
Land Area/outside Space: Fenced and gated land with mature trees
Style Of Property: Traditional country home
Annual IBI (Rates) Bill: €336
Basura (rubbish Collection) Cost Per Annum: €94
Average Monthly Electric Cost: €86
Average Monthly Water Cost: €10
Average Monthly Telephone/Internet Cost: €25
Air Conditioning: Yes - heating and cooling
Heating: Wood burning stoves
Swimming Pool: Space for a pool or Jacuzzi
Windows: Double glazed
Water Supply: Mains water and back up deposit
Electrical Supply: Mains electrical supply
Telephone Connection: Landline telephone and Broadband Internet
Water deposit
Formal gardens
Irrigation system
Utility room
Ceiling fans
Wood Burning Stove/s
Double Glazing
Fly/mosquito screens
Broadband Internet
Satellite TV
International TV via Internet
Walking distance to amenities
Walking distance to bar/restaurants
Separate accommodation for guests
Separate apartment/s or guest cottage/s

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