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Brief summary: Country property within a small hamlet with bar/restaurant of Pulgarin Alto, Alfarjatejo. Main house, guest cottage, swimming pool, enclosed garden/land, outbuilding & gated entrance, car port, accessed off concrete & tarmac. Total built area is 115M2 set in 645M2 of land. 1 or 2 bed main house (1 bath) & open-plan living. Full guest cottage with 1 bed & 1 bath + futon in the living room with kitchenette. Mains water & electricity, Broadband Internet connected – fully renovated between 2011 & 2013 with a contemporary kitchen fitted in recent years and ongoing improvements keep the property well maintained and beautifully presented…
This charming home is ideal if you want to live in the heart of the Axarquia’s most stunning countryside with outstanding mountain views and hiking routes, yet not be isolated or located down a long dirt track. This property is within the small community of detached homes – Pulgarin Alto, Alfarnatejo that is not far from Alfarnate. Pulgarin Alto is a country hamlet with a friendly bar/restaurant that is open from Spanish breakfast time through to dinner & tapas into the early hours. Located inland from the coastal resort of Torre del Mar and 15 mins’ drive to the well known larger villages of Riogordo and Periana.
What makes this property special is not only its spectacular location with easy access but also the flexible use this charming home offers and its prime opportunity to become a superb ‘casa rural’ holiday letting property. There is a main house, a guest house, a swimming pool, an outhouse (that could potentially become an occasional kid’s den/bedroom or hobby room/artist studio), a garden with mature trees and shrubs, three ancient olive trees, a double car port and a walled and fenced plot.
Renovated from 2011 to 2013 with ongoing improvements in recent years
The current owners completely renovated the entire property, starting in 2011 (main house & guest cottage) and improvements have followed to include a contemporary kitchen. The foundations of both the main house and guest house have been substantially strengthened, the entire property has been re-wired with new fuse boxes to current regulations, re-plumbed with mains water (drinkable as it comes from the mountain and pumped into the village). Broadband Internet connected (via satellite currently with line-of-sight to a mast also possible), a large satellite TV dish is ready to be re-aligned for the use by most European countries, there are now new aluminium double glazed windows with shutters throughout. A contemporary fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and granite work tops fitted, the 2nd bedroom was knocked in to make a spacious L shaped kitchen/living/dining room, a wood burning stove was installed and eco electric panel radiators fitted to all rooms and two modern shower rooms that are a colourful delight. Of course, the property has been beautifully decorated inside and out and continues to receive loving attention and care to-date ready for the new owners to enjoy.
A utility room keeps the washing machine noise out of the house and a double car port was erected. The land is completely enclosed with full height fencing or walling and there is a charming arched blue metal door into the garden for pedestrians. Across the concrete track from the house is further parking on the land owned by the property.
6M x 4M x 1.5M (24M2) swimming pool (that sits on solid rock) with the filtration system underneath is a wonderful place to cool off and relax whilst soaking up not only the water of the pool but the spectacular mountain views that are panoramic. The pool terrace and pool are very private from neighbours.
This property is prime to become a Casa Rural (official tourism holiday letting property)!
It is very likely a tourism licence would be issued for this property to be an official holiday let with little effort. A lawyer can easily organise this for a buyer or they can do it themselves with a visit to the town hall free of charge! Having a main house (that can sleep 4 adults), an established guest house (that can sleep 2 adults & 2 children), an additional outbuilding that is prime for conversion into an occasional overflow kid’s den/summer bedroom for two children, a swimming pool already in place, spectacular mountain views, off tarmac access and just 200 meters walk from a friendly bar/restaurant that provides breakfast, lunch, tapas, dinner and drinks – as already said – prime for the perfect holiday let! The area is well renowned for tourism relating to seeing the ancient olive trees in the area, rock climbing, walking, cycling, bird watching, painting, photography, eating local produce that makes traditional rustic cuisine a delight and Lake Vinuela is just 15 mins’ drive away with all kinds of non motorised water sports on offer and restaurants overlooking the water.
Main house (51M2 + covered terrace):
This house was originally a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom property but between 2012 and 2013 the current owners changed the main house to a 1 bed 1 bath property to create a large L shaped kitchen/living/dining room. The 2nd bedroom with access to the rear terrace can very easily be reinstated if preferred so that the main house has two double bedrooms, one bathroom and a standard size kitchen/living room that uses the alfresco covered dining area located off the living room. The current bedroom is a good size double with built-in wardrobes and shelving. The kitchen is contemporary and of good quality with integrated appliances to include; a fridge/freezer, pyrolitic oven, dishwasher and three ring induction hob plus microwave in a housing above the oven. The bathroom is also contemporary with a funky vanity unity and shower/cubicle. Attached to the house yet with an external door is; the utility room with new Candy big drum washing machine, the hot water boiler and shelving. There is a courtyard area ideal for drying washing at the back of the house.
Guest cottage known fondly as ‘The Chicken Shed’ (27M2 + open terrace):
Completely renovated to the same standard as the main house, there is a good size twin bedroom, a modern shower room, a spacious living/kitchen area with a futon double bed ideal for children or even adults. The kitchen is in the Andalucian style with a tiled work surface that accommodates a sink, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. However, there is ample space for a microwave, table top oven with grill and fridge underneath the work surface. A portable air-conditioning unit is located in guest cottage fondly known as the ‘The Chicken Shed.’ Outside the guest cottage is a private terrace that has complete privacy from the pool and main house due to one of the impressive and ancient olive trees providing privacy. The terrace has ample space for dining and lounging.
The ‘Old Donkey House’ is ideal for more accommodation with a conversion into a kid’s den/summer bedroom or hobby room/artist studio (8M2 approx + open terrace):
The Old Donkey House has a terracotta tiled floor and is a brick built structure. Currently, it is used as a storage outbuilding. However, with a little work and imagination, it could become a fun place for children to play in or even sleep in during the summer. It would easily accommodate two children or teenagers and a fun place to ‘hang out.’ Or it would make a superb hobby room or artist studio.
Walled & fenced garden
Half of the parcel of land has a high wall with arched metal entrance gate for pedestrians. The other half of the land has a high fence and then there is a wrought iron gate to the side garden. Enclosed within the land are mature fruit trees (an enormous “white” plum that actually provides approx. 30 kilos of yellow plums each year), a lemon tree, 2 almond and 1 orange tree. Mature shrubs include; bottle brushes, yukkas, flowering plants and huge terracotta pots that are planted up and have an automated irrigation system looking after them to make life easier.
Additional & helpful information about the immediate area
The immediate area: The bar/restaurant is only 200 meters away as are the post boxes where the house has a box. Parcels are taken to the post office in Alfarnate for collection, with a note left in the post box to say a parcel has arrived. There is a municipal sports complex (padel tennis, basket ball, gym & more) with outdoor swimming pool & restaurant. A short drive up the road there is a very old and famous coaching inn that serves local cuisine and doubles as a little museum. Alfarnatejo has some of the oldest olive trees in Spain that still have their olives harvested every year. Alfarnate, the parent village to Alfarnatejo is a pretty and Moorish delight where more amenities and shops can be found. Each year Alfarnatejo celebrates the annual summer feria (street party). Equally, Alfarnatejo has a gazpacho festival celebrating the ease by which the area can grow all the ingredients needed. A pretty 10 mins walk from the house brings you to fabulous panoramic views of Lake Vinuela and the Mediterranean .
Nearest petrol station 5 mins’ drive: to Mondron is where the nearest petrol station is to be found.
Lake Vinuela 15 mins’ drive: offers a water sports centre and restaurants overlooking water.
Torre del Mar 40 mins’ drive has a huge and fabulous sweeping bay of sand with a town and beach resort backing onto it. Here you will also find the impressive shopping mall of El Ingenio where all high street branded shops can be found, a cinema, restaurants and big hypermarket/supermarket and petrol station. Velez Malaga is a huge town and located just behind Torre del Mar. Here everything for modern day living can be found.
Historic Malaga city & contemporary Marina is an easy 45 mins’ drive and well worth the trip.
Airports- Malaga airport is 50 mins’ drive away and Granada airport 1 hour.
Skiing in the Sierra Nevada. You can be on the slopes and enjoying the snow in approx. 90 minutes.
Other well known destination: Nerja 55 min, Antequera city 30 min & Cordoba 1 hr 45 min.