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Detached 4 bed, 2 bath villa with spacious rooms throughout, an artist’s studio, large swimming pool and delightful gardens. Great flexibility for future use, all on one level for ease of accessibility and a great location just 100m from the village square and local facilities. Just 30mins to Sevilla.

€ 340,000
Arroyo de la Plata, ,
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Large 4 bedroom villaEntrance terraceDriveway leading to the houseA great location within walking distance of the villageBeautiful gardens The pool and the two terraced sides of the houseFront entrance to the villaLarge entrance hallDual aspect living room with feature fireplaceA light and bright roomWith plenty of space to relax and dineLarge kitchen and dining roomPlenty of storage units and all the usual appliancesOutside living space and BBQ areaBedroom 1Bedroom 1 with built in wardrobesBathroom 1Bathroom 1Bedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 4 currently used as a second sitting roomBathroom 2Floor plan of the houseCentral courtyard gardenArtists studio accessed from the internal courtyardView of the internal courtyard from the studioHome officePerfect for working from home or as a hobby spaceGarageGarage with rear door Steps up from the patio to the roof terraceThe roof terrace - perfect for sunbathingGreat views to the rearTop gardenTop gardenGrape vineThe lemon treeOlive groveGated entrance to the propertyView of the village from the propertyThe village has a wide range of facilities4 bar/restaurants and shopsThe village chapelPath up to main roadOne of the bar/restaurantsOne of the village shopsA local fiestaThe River GuadiamarSome of the local residents...

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This charming detached villa is located on the edge of the small village of Arroyo de la Plata – a stop off along the road from Sevilla to Aracena.  This means the area is quiet, unspoilt but actually has a number of local amenities including four bar/restaurants, a few shops and hostal.  This makes it the perfect environment for a peaceful life but within walking distance, you have facilities.  You are also just 30mins by car from Sevilla and just 60 miles of the Portuguese border.

The house itself is well presented and makes for a comfortable year-round home.  The layout provides flexibility with all the accommodation on one floor – there is an internal courtyard which separates the main house from the artist’s studio, a home office and storeroom.  There is even scope for this to become separate accommodation if wanted.

The artist’s studio has a northern wall that is predominantly glass to make it light and it has double doors opening onto the internal courtyard. It also has a double sink so is the perfect space for a variety of art interests including painting and pottery.

There is a door at the rear of the house from the home office that leads out through a side gate into the countryside.

The house comes with 4 good size bedrooms each benefitting from wardrobe space, 2 bathrooms and a generous living room with feature fireplace and kitchen/dining room.

Outside, there is a terrace to the front and side of the house which allows for the enjoyment of sun and shade as required.  This really connects the house to the gardens which are a real delight – stocked full of palm trees, various fruit and nut trees and a separate vegetable area.  This could easily provide a self-sufficient supply of fruit and vegetables if the “good life” is an ambition.

The house is provided with all necessary comforts including:

♦ Spacious accommodation all on one level

♦ Covered outside terraces with plenty of space for relaxing and dining

♦ Delightful gardens with mature palms and trees, planted areas and separate vegetable garden

♦  Large swimming pool, fenced and gated so perfectly safe for small children and pets

♦ Garage, storeroom, interior patio with fountain and a roof top sun terrace

♦ Double glazed windows and doors with fly/mosi screens

♦ Air/Con throughout – hot and cold! Plus a large inset log fire in the living room

♦ Mains water plus well water, mains electric and mains drainage.

♦ Satellite TV, Digital Terrestrial TV  and Broadband Internet

Home to the famous “black hoof pigs” – some of the best pork in the world!

Outside space, gardens and pool

The property is surrounded by beautiful gardens with full-length terraces to the front and one side of the house.  This makes it easy to sit and relax in the shade and connect with the gardens and the immediate environment.

The gardens have fruit trees (3 orange, 3 lemon, 2 plum, 4 olive, 4 apple, 2 pear, 2 pomegranate, 1 nectarine, 1 fig, 1 almond and 1 persimmon). There are palm trees, flowers and shrubs, a pergola with a grape vine, and a separate vegetable area. The house has a raised position, on the edge of the village with clear unspoiled views at the rear over the Guadiamar river and open countryside, the front faces the village across a creek.

The swimming pool is a good size and is totally private.

Whilst on mains water, the property also benefits from a well in the garden which is used to fill the swimming pool and is used for watering the gardens – a great way to save money!

Arroyo de la Plata and El Castillo de las Guardas

This is an area that thrives on livestock farming and its proximity to Sevilla and the Portuguese border – the area has long been a popular area to escape the heat of Sevilla and to enjoy a more traditional and relaxed country life.  However, this area is not isolated and within 30mins you can be in the heart of Sevilla.

Although the local village has only 200 or so full time inhabitants, as a stopping place on the road to Aracena from Seville, it has a few shops, a bakery baking fresh bread daily and 4 bar/restaurants. It is 30 miles away from the city of Seville which is about half an hour by car, mostly via a dual carriageway. The nearest town with Doctor, schools, markets, chemist etc is 5 miles away.

The surrounding country is mostly evergreen cork and holm oaks and pasture for bulls, cows, goats, black pigs and sheep, and covered with wild flowers in spring. The climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and warm winters with rain in autumn and spring, and although there are occasional early morning frosts in the winter, they soon disappear as the sun rises.

The area is also a haven for anybody with an interest in wildlife, especially bird watching – the more unusual sightings include booted eagles, vultures, golden orioles, goldfinches, white and black storks, hoopoes, azure-winged magpies, nuthatches, nightingales, bee-eaters, and black redstarts. The Doñana wetland bird sanctuary is close by, just the other side of Seville.

Summary

This villa is large, offers great flexibility and offers the best of both worlds – a quiet environment within walking distance of local amenities including bars but just 30mins from Sevilla.  It is also perfect for those who enjoy walking, gardening, painting and/or writing who also want the benefit of an international airport and high speed rail connections close by. On the border with Huelva province and 65 miles from Portugal, it is about an hour by car to the nearest beach, and 2 hours by car to the Algarve. It is also excellent gastronomically, especially for local Iberian pork, wild boar, venison, wild mushrooms, fruit and vegetables.

Address: Arroyo de la Plata
State:
Zip: 41889
Country: Spain
Property Id : 24420
Price: € 340,000
Property Size: 428 m2
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Property Reference: 696
Plot Size (M2): 1798
Year Built: 1997
Parking: Long driveway with garage
Land Area/outside Space: Fully fenced and mature gardens
Style Of Property: Country villa
Annual IBI (Rates) Bill: €700
Average Monthly Electric Cost: €130
Average Monthly Water Cost: €15
Average Monthly Telephone/Internet Cost: €50
Air Conditioning: Yes - heating and cooling throughout
Heating: Fireplace in the living room
Number Of Levels: One
Swimming Pool: Yes - a good size and private
Windows: Double glazed with fly/mosi screens
Water Supply: Mains water plus well water
Electrical Supply: Mains electrical supply
Telephone Connection: Internet supplied
Terraces
Patio/courtyard
Water deposit
Formal gardens
Garage
Fireplace
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
Swimming pool

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