For sale direct from the owners!
This large country home comprises a staggering 754M2 of residential buildings set in 12,000M2 of stunning land. The sellers invite keen buyers to speak with them…what was once a successful business has become too much with advanced years and they would love to pass on all their hard work to new owners.
This impressively renovated Cortijo, dating back to 1894 is now priced for a quick sale. It is a superb tourism opportunity for a lucky buyer…
This charming private estate features two watermills, a 16th century mill tower and a 6 metre waterfall and is situated in a lush river valley. It is located in the north west of the Granada province, in the heart of rural inland Andalucía.
On the land is a main mill house (owners accommodation), five independent guest properties (all restored with attention to detail, love and care) and a kidney shaped pool with pool terrace. Andalucian charm has been retained everywhere and each property has its own private outside space.
Within easy reach of; Granada, Malaga, Seville and Cordoba, its rural location provides a haven for wildlife and an excellent environment for walking or birdwatching. Despite the peace and seclusion, it is the perfect holiday location being well connected to the most popular cities within Andalucía and the popular villages of Iznajar, Algarinejo and Zagra.
The buildings have been restored in an authentic and charming style and consist of the mill building which contains the owners’ accommodation, a separate office/games room, 5 holiday rental properties, library, gym and an eco-friendly swimming pool all set in a little over a hectare of land.
It works well as a holiday rentals business but would also be ideal as an extended family home with or without rentals income. The site and layout would also lend itself to themed holidays or a retreat for groups such as yoga retreats and alternative therapies and events: family reunions, seminars, training etc.
For those wanting to embrace a largely self-sufficient lifestyle it has the space and resources to make this a reality by providing an income in addition to having a large plot of fertile land for growing your own food or keeping animals.
The majority of the magnificent 1894 mill house is currently used as the owners’ accommodation
It is spread over two floors comprising 2 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms (1 with double ended bath and separate shower cubicle, the other with a shower), sitting room complete with wood burning stove, a further air conditioned salon in the upper mill room complete with restored mill machinery, kitchen/diner, garden room and office.
The kitchen has a pantry and is equipped with two sinks, Bosch dishwasher, Falcon/Rangemaster range cooker, a Falcon/Rangemaster American fridge/freezer and space for a second fridge/freezer. The upper floor has high beamed ceilings and solar assisted underfloor heating and hot water. The garden room includes a laundry area with a sink and high capacity Bosch washing machine. All the windows and glazed doors in this building are double glazed and were made by a local craftsman.
The main lower floor room contains more restored mill machinery, has a wood burning stove and has been used as a private bar for rental guests.
Outside the mill house is a large cobbled courtyard and to the side is the original mill arch which contains a restored mill wheel. This courtyard is shaded by two mature vines and has a built-in barbecue.
The owners’ accommodation also has a walled and gated private garden with greenhouse, shaded dining area, two ponds, a bread oven and well stocked flower beds. To the rear of the garden are a two-vehicle carport and a tool shed. On the hill above the mill house is a palm tree and chicken house and run from where the hens and doves get a panoramic view of the valley.
The rental properties
There are 5 rental properties with 11 bedrooms in total – each has its own, private outside space:
El Cortijo (the original mill owner’s house), is located opposite the mill house and has 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 comfortably.
La Palomera (the dovecot) is a 2 bedroom single storey house sleeping 4 and is adapted for the use of disabled guests.
La Panaderia (the bakery) is a spacious apartment with elevated views over the waterfall. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4.
El Granero (the granary) is a comfortable property with a shady covered terrace, ideal for the height of the summer. It has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4.
La Cocina (the kitchen) has 1 bedroom and sleeps 2. It is set over 2 storeys with the living/kitchen/diner on the first floor.
Summary of the mill complex
Number of properties: Mill house, 3 rental houses, 2 rental apartments, separate office/games room.
Business potential: In its current form it is run as a successful, registered holiday rental site which started in 2006 with a well-established website in 3 languages; recommended and awarded by Flipkey and Tripadvisor.
Reason for sale is retirement
Included in the sale: Rental house furniture, kitchen appliances, crockery, cutlery, glassware, bedding, towels and terrace furniture are all included. The owners’ kitchen large appliances are included as is the gym equipment.
Website, past customer lists and documentation.
Restoration: Completed in 2008. Carried out by professional builders from officially approved architects’ plans. Completion of works certificate issued by town hall architect who also supervised the work.
Swimming pool: 13m x 5m kidney shaped pool with low chlorine ultraviolet light water disinfection system, sun loungers and shade area.
Land: Area approximately 12,000 square metres.
The main guest areas: The gardens are large terraces with luxuriant borders. Adjacent to the mill is a 100m long area of land at the side of the river which has hammocks in the shade of willow and fig trees and is ideal for birdwatching.
A large proportion of the land is holm oak forest and as such is a haven for wildlife.
The main features of the land away from the guest areas are the two 65m x 15 m terraces with irrigation system and tool shed. One is used as an organic vegetable garden.
Utilities: The property has mains electricity. In addition to this the millhouse has photovoltaic panels. Sanitation is provided by a private septic tank.
The property has Broadband Internet and WIFI in all houses.
Water is from a private well and there is drinking water in each house.
Access to the mill is by partly concreted track from the nearest town of Zagra, just under 2 miles away. The mill is only 30 minutes away from the nearest big town, Loja, and the A92 motorway. Loja contains all the shops and services you need.
Local services: Zagra contains bars and restaurants, an excellent small supermarket, banks with cash machines. It also offers daily medical services, a dentist, primary and secondary schools, and a variety of shops, plus a mechanic and an electrician. During the summer the large public pool and restaurant is open and proves a popular place for locals to meet up.