For sale direct from owner!
The Cortijo is known as, Molino de Chinchilla and it is spacious. It is in excess of 200M2 built with over 100M2 of terraces, in a 1,000M2 plot of land. A total of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the upper floor plus 1 bedroom and en-suite bathroom on ground floor at present serving as studio apartment off the dining room.
An impressive Cortijo, much loved by the owners who are now in their 80’s and residing in their retirement apartment on the coast. They wish to sell this impressive home… A Cortijo, transformed into a comfortable home for year round living and enjoyed for more than 20 years by the current owners. It is now available to new adventurous owners seeking opportunity for fun in the sun over two levels and in a special setting – offered at a very reasonable price…
This substantial Cortijo has character and a very diverse layout with many unique surprises that add interest to include:
♦ In excess of 200M2 of living area plus over 100M2 of terracing over different levels.
♦ A snake shape free-form pool of 7M x 3M that can be heated by solar as desired.
♦ A cave style Jacuzzi that can equally be heated by solar.
♦ A completely enclosed alfresco pool, Jacuzzi, dining area, kitchen/BBQ.
♦ The current owners have an independent guest annex arrangement organised with; living room, bedroom plus en-suite. This is currently the caretakers accommodation and he will leave or stay according to the wishes of the buyer. He cares for the house and land for the current owners.
♦ At the entrance to the property there is a storage room with a large water deposit below. This is where the agricultural (consortium) free water supply feeds into the water deposit every 17 days to fill it (written in the Deeds of the property). In 20 years the current owners have never not had sufficient water for themselves and the pools. Equally, they have only once paid €10 for maintenance to the pipework.
♦ Electricity is via the mains but it is hugely supplemented by solar hot water with 2 x 220 ltr water tanks that are backed up by immersion heaters on the rare days the sun does not shine!
♦ Only 1km of driving on La Rambla (dry river bed) that is the access for many villages, residential homes and farms in the area. On the rare occasions it rains and has to be scraped flat again, this is done quickly and easily with heavy machinery owned by the farming community that surrounds the property.
♦ Kind and friendly farming neighbours will supply you with a lot of gifts – fruit and vegetables and they will also invite you to celebrations throughout the year if you wish to join in.
♦ A lot of property for the price and it includes character and unique features you will be hard to find in another home!
Over two floors this property is spacious… Over 200M2 of building plus more than 100M2 of terracing.
The layout offers buyers the opportunity to change the use of the rooms for whatever benefits them personally.
On both levels, the outside connects well to the inside with terraces and patios plus opportunities to soak in hot or cool water depending on the time of year.
Ground floor accommodation of the main house:
Large kitchen with pantry, large dining room, spacious study or occasional bedroom, hobby room and a useful w.c. There is access to dining terraces on this level plus access via the main entrance down stairs to a patio that leads to the utility room.
(The self contained apartment is on this level and can easily be absorbed back into the main house if desired).
First floor accommodation of the main house:
Large square lounge with access onto the pool and Jacuzzi terrace, bedroom 1 (master suite) with dressing room and en-suite shower room, bedroom 2 (double), bedroom 3 (single), family bathroom with full white suite.
Self contained studio apartment on the ground level (currently the caretakers apartment):
Currently presented with a; living room, single bedroom with en-suite shower room. The wall between the bedroom and living room could be taken down to create a studio apartment so that a double bed could be accommodated within the apartment.
In total the property has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with the large study off the kitchen able to act as a 5th double bedroom when needed.
Condition of the property
The Cortijo has not been lived in for some time and it would benefit from being used. This means some, ‘tender loving care’ would quickly bring the property back to life, to how it was when enjoyed as a family home for over 20 years.
Internet is provided by a line-of-sight to mast service that is very reliable and efficient. The provide of the Internet supply offers various tariffs for differing speeds of download and upload. This means the streaming of International TV can easily be enjoyed.
Swimming pool, jacuzzi, terraces
The swimming pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor kitchen & BBQ are completely enclosed by a wooden framed structure that has large areas of mosquito screening between each wooden beam. This ensures year round enjoyment of the outdoors away from all flying insects so it is possible to relax in the cave style Jacuzzi or snaking shaped plunge pool with a glass of wine at the height summer or winter.
A large open terrace is also available to be enjoyed day or evening.
Location & geographical area
The property is located off La Rambla, the dry river bed that connects many farms and villages inland from Castelle de Ferro. Most of the year, the river is dry but on the occasions there is very heavy rain, the farmers quickly scrape the river bed back to flat and life continues quickly to normal as the river bed returns to dry once more.
To reach the Cortijo, there is only a 1km drive on La Rambla which takes about 5 mins’ to drive. Some villages further inland have a 15 to 20 minute drive on the river bed or longer.
The area is farmed for vegetables and fruit year round to supply Spain and beyond with fresh produce. Some of these crops are covered by polytunnels and others are open to the sky.
Surrounding the entire area are mountain ranges and unspoilt countryside with birds of prey very frequently soaring on the thermals.
A shopping mall is located not far from the property where anything required for modern day living can be purchased.
Ventas serving local cuisine are dotted around the area and then a large selection of bars and restaurants are to be found on the coast.
The main road down to the coast, the GR-5206 is just 5 mins’ drive away.
The coast is the town of Castell de Ferro is 14 mins’ drive away where you can find everything for modern day living from beach to shopping, bars and restaurants.