For sale direct from owners!
This stunning and elegant town house has been renovated superbly to retain original features. The house size is large with 600M2 built area with 20 rooms plus integral garage and a garden/courtyard of 657M2 plus roof terrace. There is an opportunity for a tourism project here with enough outside space for a pool.
Or enjoy this amazing property as a large family home!
Located in the very heart of the fabulous and historic town of Barcarrota, Extremadura.
♦ Renovated to perfection – traditional features retained but a comfortable home
♦ 6 impressive bedrooms – all good sizes
♦ 3 bathrooms styled in keeping with the house plus a cloakroom with W.C. and hand basin
♦ 20 rooms in total offering great flexibility.
♦ Finishing touches and attention to detail throughout the property that respect its age and styling but allows comfortable modern day living.
♦ Beautiful original floor tiles (hand painted), stunning windows (many floor to ceiling), numerous balconies with floor to ceiling glazed doors, vaulted boveda ceilings, stained glass and impressive light fittings.
♦ Stunning living room with floor to ceiling glazed doors that open into the garden.
♦ Large kitchen retaining the original features and impressive dining room off the kitchen.
♦ A front door and entrance hall that certainly gives the impression you have arrived at an elegant home.
♦ Numerous reception rooms including a music room, library, snug and other rooms that could potentially be converted to create a guest house/hotel/B&B. The location of the property is perfect for tourism.
♦ Integral garage (real bonus in the town centre).
♦ Gardens of 657M2 planted beautifully plus arches add to the character.
♦ Roof terrace overlooking the very centre of the historic town.
♦ Quiet and very historic road where cars cannot park outside.
♦ The rear of the property where the garden sits is open and private. Other properties are low rise and do not loom over the garden and courtyard. This is a rare bonus for town centre living.
♦ There are far reaching views from the first floor rooms at the rear of the house over the town and surrounding countryside.
♦ The property can be purchased partly furnished (subject to separate negotiation).
Barcarrota is a friendly town with a population of about 3,600, its most famous forebear the conquistador Hernando de Soto, his statue is in the main square (Barcarrota is twinned with Bradenton in Florida USA, where De Soto landed. There are regular exchange visits). It has a primary school, new secondary institute, 24-hour health centre, music school, important library and cultural centre, gym, town pool, various bars and restaurants, walking and cycling clubs (Tour de France winner Alberto Contador’s family live in Barcarrota). There’s also a very good town band, and two choirs. There are excellent bus connections to the capital Badajoz (which also has an airport, with flights to Barcelona and Madrid). Badajoz is just a few kms from the Portuguese border and is reached from Barcarrota by car in 40 mins’. Lisbon is 2 hours away on dual carriageway autovia.
Extremadura is think-again Spain. No crowded beaches or mass tourism (yet, thanks to a huge number of dams it has more `coastline´ than most parts of Spain). It is a big region with only a million people, no heavy industry, and vast dehesas (beautiful tracts of land covered in cork trees and holm oaks) where the famous pata negra pigs are raised to produce the finest jamón. Good roads…light traffic. The main cities are Badajoz, Caceres and Merida, the latter where Rome rested its conquering legions. It borders Portugal and its main river, the Guadiana, continues down to the sea at the south-coast town of Ayamonte.
Airport choices: Lisbon Airport is 2hrs by car or Sevilla airport is just over 2hrs by car (most of it autovia motorway). For connecting internal flights there is also Badajoz airport just outside the city.
Communication and services: The house is connected to all services (mains water, mains electricity and land-line phone) including Fibre Optic Internet/WiFi. (There is also a deep water well in the garage, now covered up).
Flexibility of the accommodation
Uses for this special town house: The property is perfect for full time residential living or excellent as a lock-up-and-leave holiday home. Near- impossible to burgle. (There is a municipal policewoman in Barcarrota, also a Guardia Civil delegation, but little crime to handle. Many locals leave their front doors ajar all day).
Given the size of the house, extended families could happily live alongside each other and maybe even 2 families could buy the property together.
Running a tourism business from this property is obvious:
A boutique hotel: With a tourism licence obtained, the all important swimming pool installed, and some more bathrooms created – a boutique hotel is born! (One of the local bank tellers even speaks English which could prove a bonus!).
Three independent holiday rental apartments plus owner’s accommodation is very possibly in an apart/hotel style: The ground floor conveniently splits left and right of the entrance hall (with the rear terraces also split left and right). On the first floor, splitting the accommodation to either side of the landing also works well: A holiday rental with first floor terrace one side of the landing and owners accommodation and the roof terrace on the other side. Each apartment would be of a different size, ideal for offering tourist what they are looking for (from couples to families).
The village/town would benefit from quality tourist accommodation and there is so much for the adventurous holiday maker to discover from Roman ruins, nature at its best, wonderful cuisine and fabulous cities. Of course, an escape from the hectic, busy and bustling modern world is the number 1 selling point of Extremadura!
Full description available on request.