For sale direct from owner!
Casa Patio de los Flores, Benamocarra, Malaga
This fully renovated and very charming 1940 village home comprises of 144M2 built plus two outside areas… a pretty patio garden/courtyard and first floor terrace. The main house is over two floors. At the opposite end of the courtyard garden is the separate guest studio apartment.
The entire property to include the separate guest annex has character features through out; beams, nooks, recesses, terracotta floor tiles and wooden windows with shutters. Of course, the walls are thick and painted traditionally white.
The accommodation is distributed as follows:
Main house… Ground Floor: Living/dining room, fully fitted kitchen/dining room, office and a hallway with stairs rising to the upstairs accommodation. First Floor: Accommodates a further sitting room/TV snug, double bedroom, family bathroom and doors out onto a first floor terrace that looks down onto the courtyard/patio garden below.
Separate guest annex… Located at the rear of the courtyard garden and comprising a spacious double bedroom with en-suite shower room with kitchenette area.
The property boasts a stunning location in the desirable and pretty, white Andalucian village of Benamocarra, just 9km inland from the coastline east of Malaga city (comprising the beach of Torre del Mar and large coastal town of Velez Malaga). You can be sat on a huge sweeping bay of sandy beach in just 15 mins yet live in a very traditional Spanish village away from tourists and the hustle & bustle of the coast. Benamocarra however, is not a ‘one man and his donkey hamlet’ – quite the opposite!
The village of Benamocarra is surrounded by avocado and mango orchards and has a population of over 3,000 inhabitants. It boasts all the amenities needed for modern day living to include; a medical centre, pharmacy, shops, bars, restaurants, schools, sports centre to include a gym, municipal outdoor swimming pool, church and all are easy walking distance from this lovely village home. Benamocarra is a lively and fun white village that hosts no less than 8 festivals (ferias) throughout the year to include; a very famous music and culture festival in September plus the annual feria (street party) in October. The residents of the village are friendly, welcoming and sociable. They will say hello and good morning (hola, buenas dias) and stop and encourage you to integrate and practice your Spanish and make friends. This village is historic and has origins dating back to the Moorish occupation.
Public transport is very good from the village. A bus can be alighted from Benamacorra to Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar and on to Malaga city and airport.
This desirable home sits in a plaza surrounded by flowering plants that is peaceful and attractive. A quiet and tranquil location yet walking distance to all you need for day-to-day living.
The huge shopping mall of El Ingenio is just 12 mins’ drive (just off the A7 motorway) and here you will find a massive hypermarket surrounded by all the high street shops you will recognise plus independent stores to include health shops, amazing shoe shops and upstairs; restaurants, snack bars, cafes and a cinema. Popular films are played in their original language of English throughout each week.
Historical and amazing Malaga city plus its very busy airport is just 33km West. Malaga airport takes 45 mins’ drive.
♦ Sitting room is entered from the street and has a beamed ceiling and open fireplace with a view overlooking the plaza. Curtains hide a large storage area and stairs rising to the first floor accommodation.
♦ Kitchen/dining room with modern, fully fitted kitchen has a window and door to the rear patio garden. The kitchen window is large and has a deep window sill that can be used as a window seat outside on the patio.
♦ Study with desk and two large bookcases.
♦ The courtyard/patio garden has beautifully planted areas, terracing for a table and chairs and access to the studio apartment. The patio garden is private and has plenty of sunshine. There is an outside tap and hose.
♦ Second sitting room/TV room or occasional 3rd bedroom and view over the plaza.
♦ Double bedroom with built in wardrobe and view over the street.
♦ Family bathroom with full size bath, w.c., wash basin and walk-in shower with glass blocks.
♦ Terrace with views over the roof tops to the pine tree covered hillside and down onto the patio garden.
Separate studio apartment
♦ Bedroom, shower room (with shower, w.c. and wash basin), fridge, counter top, toaster and kettle.
♦ Access via and use of the patio garden.
This superbly renovated Andalucian village home needs no work and is presented for immediate enjoyment by the new owner. Furnishings and contents (minus personal items to include the master bed) are available within the sale by separate negotiation so all the buyers need to do, is open their suitcases and live their Spanish dream from day one!
This well loved home would make; the perfect full time home for a couple who want to entertain guests from time to time. These guests can enjoy their own independence in the studio apartment. Or this beautiful home would make a fabulous holiday home on the same terms.
Communications consist of; internet connection with router and relevant equipment (but currently the contract has been postponed ready for the buyer to take over if they wish to). When the Broadband internet is connected, the entire property has WiFi.
Services consist of; mains electricity and mains water.
A holiday rental property is a real opportunity here due to the perfect location, this character property with superb ‘kerb appeal’ for holiday rental websites and could become a successful holiday rental property by obtaining a tourism licence. The buyer’s lawyer can organise a tourism licence easily. The location in the village with bars and restaurants and municipal open-air swimming pool (summer months) within the village and a shopping mall down the road is perfect. Then add an amazing beach a short drive or bus journey – this property is ideal for tourism.
The Axarquia coastline with its major town of Velez Malaga & Coastal Resort of Torre del Mar:
♦ Velez Malaga (10 mins’ drive) is a very large town (just inland from Torre del Mar) and here you will find everything you would expect from a major town. One of the biggest attractions is its heated, indoor Olympic size swimming pool that is open all year round. Velez Malaga has a new town and old town with a hilltop fortress.
♦ Torre del Mar (15 mins’ drive) is a coastal resort, mainly known by the Spanish who visit in July and August. Torre del Mar has a huge sweeping bay of sand that is backed by a wide promenade and then bars and restaurants. There are many seafood restaurants that are well renowned with the Spanish who drive for miles at weekends to eat at them. The beach has an area suitable for everyone – a zone with water sports of all kinds, a family area, a more remote area enjoyed by couples and even a naturist zone. Torre del Mar also has a weekly market that is very large and has everything on offer from very fresh produce (especially fruit and vegetables grown locally) to clothes and home ware.
♦ Just inland and from the A7 (separating the beach from the countryside) are located avocado and mango farms spreading for as far as the eye can see. This farming area is where Benamocarra is nestled.