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Key Information about the Hacienda
A property such as this is a rare find in Andalucia and a unique opportunity for many different uses to include tourism. Below are the main reasons this property is so special:
♦ The hacienda was built from a full building project, working closely with the town hall. The entire process took from 2003 to 2008 to complete.
♦ The property has a Licence of First Occupation (Licencia de Primera Occupacion).
♦ The land has a full topographical survey, used to ensure the accurate boundary of the large 45,425M2 of land (finca) for registration in the land registry.
♦ The property is not an old crumbling Hacienda – this is a superb ‘new build,’ constructed to the highest standard and includes the latest modern conveniences, yet with the all the character, charm and styling expected in an Andalucian Hacienda.
♦ The modern conveniences include: Underfloor heating and heating to radiators (oil fired). Fast Broadband Internet throughout the entire property via line-of-sight to masts. Streaming of International TV via the Internet is easy and reliable. A satellite dish is in place with UK Sky currently and the dish can be re-aligned for use to view the many Northern European country’s TV channels. A phone is included within the Broadband contract. Three phase electricity is connected so an industrial kitchen and more could easily be installed if desired. Double glazing is fitted throughout. Two beautifully fitted kitchens are installed in keeping with the style of the Hacienda. There is a main lounge and also a second guest lounge. The property has cavity wall and roof insulation. There are impressive wrought iron gates leading into the central courtyard and grand Andalucian style wooden doors with iron studs that enter the great hall. The internal wall tiling throughout the property is Moorish in style, attractive and high quality. Plus, the floor tiling throughout is the same terracotta colour ceramic tiling which flows beautifully through the home. An air-conditioning system is ready for connection should a buyer want cooling throughout. A system for solar hot water is also in place should a buyer wish to add solar panels.
♦ The property was granted a licence to be built on the most stunning plateau overlooking the Lecrin Valley, as long as the building contributed to the area. The licence was therefore granted on a shared residential and tourism related basis.
♦ The tourism rate per night for the guest bedrooms en-suite is currently registered at €110 per night. Of course, if a small and exclusive boutique hotel with destination restaurant wished to be set up, this rate can be substantially increased.
♦ The impressive central courtyard takes influence from the Alhambra Palace in Granada with a star shaped water feature and citrus trees that give off the most wonderful scent in Spring. There is also a cloak room with w.c. located off the central courtyard. The towers either end of the courtyard are superb vantage points from which to admire the spectacle of the courtyard below of the far reaching panoramic views beyond!
♦ Land & gardens cover a total area of 45,425M2. Surrounding the property are mostly formal gardens. The rest of the land is planted with a mixture of olive, almond, fruit and citrus trees. None of the land is treated with chemicals, to create an organic environment for the current owners.
♦ The Hacienda is available for sale to include all contents (minus some treasured personal items). This ensures the buyer a turn-key property, ready to enjoy from day one. Also a tourism business is able to run almost immediately.
♦ Locality of the Hacienda is on a plateau overlooking the impressive Lecrin Valley taking in mountains (snow capped in winter) and all the pueblos blancos (white villages) dotted around the valley. The property is not overlooked by any other property giving complete privacy and seclusion. The location of this impressive home is ideal for a buyer and his or her guests who desire privacy.
♦ Proximity to villages and towns includes; Albunelas (1 mins drive), Restabal (3 mins’ drive), Melegis (7 mins’ drive), Talara (13 mins’ drive) and Durcal (24 mins’ drive). Durcal is where all the major amenities are to be found such as the 24 hour medical centre with on-stand-by ambulance etc. The other villages all offer amenities for everyday living to include restaurants and bars.
♦ Granada city is 35 mins’ drive and here you will now find Granada airport open once more with numerous internal flights plus European budget airlines flying in and out numerous times per day.
♦ Malaga airport is 1 hour and 35 minutes drive away.
♦ The Hacienda has its own website. The website address is given at the end of the description. It is extremely informative and helpful with many photos to enjoy.
Ariel Video of the Hacienda, Gardens, Land & Views
More Detailed Information the layout of the Hacienda
With three main wings, it is easy to separate the business potential from the main home. The Hacienda has been designed around a traditional courtyard which features a large star-shaped fountain. There are plenty of seating areas shaded by the vegetation or pergola. Wall lights provide the necessary illumination for social occasions and there is a cloakroom in the courtyard.
Let’s give you a little more information about each of the wings…
The main residence – although built in a traditional style with beamed ceilings and ceramic floor tiling, the house is light, airy and open. Morning sunshine ensures a great start to every day and shade later in the afternoon can be a welcome relief.
The accommodation in the main residence is set across two floors with a large entrance hall, archways through to the lounge and dining room. The lounge is large and square with a substantial stone fireplace, ideal for log fires in winter. Double patio doors open onto the east terrace at the front of the building and into the pergola overlooking the valley at the side of the Hacienda.
The dining room also opens onto the east terrace and benefits from an outside fireplace/oven and BBQ area. The dining room, which comfortably seats ten, leads into the large kitchen through another archway.
The kitchen opens into the walled garden which has been used as a herb garden. From the kitchen, the food preparation/utility room houses a large fridge and freezer, as well as a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Most of the laundry work, however, is carried out in the boiler room, where there is an additional washing machine and ironing facilities.
There is also an under-counter fridge in the main kitchen. The view from the kitchen looks out on to the Sierra Nevada.
An individually designed staircase leads to the first floor with a principal bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. Double doors open onto the bell tower and terrace overlooking the valley. A trompe d’oeil of the valley through an archway creates a sense of space and openness.
The guest wing – the property already has a rural tourism licence and with between 4 and 6 en-suite bedrooms, this is all ready to generate income. These individually designed rooms have bathrooms with marble hand basins and ceramic wall tiles created in a Moorish style. Each room has its own south facing balcony overlooking the Rio Albuñuelas Valley.
There is a guest lounge area and a kitchen/dining room in the guest wing.
One of the bedrooms has been designed for disabled access and has, in addition to twin beds (which can be joined), an adjustable electric bed.
The barn/commercial wing – the large barn wing is an ideal space for exhibitions, conferences, weddings or even as a destination restaurant.
The barn measures 109M2 with a high beamed ceiling and ceramic tiled floor. It opens onto the courtyard via three large retractable doors, ideal for entertaining, performances or exhibitions.
There is a large stone fireplace at one end of the barn, used during winter evening events for the ambience. The area is centrally heated and is therefore suitable for use throughout the year. At the other end of the barn, there is a mezzanine floor which acts as a viewing gallery during performances, as a library and additional bedroom. Below this is a shower room and dressing/storage room, which houses the spiral staircase to the area above.
Large double barn doors provide an exit on the other side and access for deliveries and musical equipment etc. There is also wide screen television for sports events and cinema.
The current owners have hosted a number of different events – the natural light makes it particularly successful for art and photographic exhibitions and training courses.
The property is being sold ‘turn-key’ (with the exception of some prized possessions and personal effects) and being equipped as a small casa rural with conference, function, exhibition and concert facilities. It would make an excellent country club and/or restaurant. Thus, it could be used for commercial purposes.
The entrance wing – the fourth side of the Hacienda is the main entrance to the courtyard under the west tower and comprises an office suite, laundry/boiler room.
Swimming pool, workshop and the car park – the swimming pool is set apart from the house, raised up to enjoy the all-round views. Surrounded by trees and vegetation, the area is private and peaceful, with plenty of shade provided.
The workshop is attached to the large 100,000 litre water deposit with a terrace above and a seating area.
The car park is substantial and the road encircling the Hacienda means deliveries can be made to any entrance necessary.
Formal gardens and surrounding farmland – the property is surrounded by a total of 45,000M2 which can be used as an organic farm (there has been no use of pesticides etc) and produces a wide range of fruit.
The Hacienda itself sits on a flat plateau of around 29,000M2 with more formal garden areas and the internal courtyard. The property overlooks the Lecrin Valley below.
There is an additional finca/plot of land of 16,000M2 (el cercado) which feels like an enchanted garden, with a small cortijo alongside a lemon grove, a very old ruin and many terraces, some of which are wide and leafy.
There are islands of prickly pear, huge gnarled, old olive trees and almond trees. Different types of oranges, eating and those which make excellent marmalade, are mixed in with mandarins.
One can find fennel and wild asparagus, amid fig and pomegranate trees. Nispero and Persimmons trees grow well here. The whole finca/plot of land is encircled by an old wall with four entrances. Water and electricity is also available on the second finca.
The current owners, Glynn and Anne welcome you to contact them to discuss the property, have a look at their wonderful website (www.lossec.com) and of course, visit them to see this special home for yourself. Glynn and Anne will answer any questions you may have.