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Large, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Alpujarran village house, fully reformed to a high standard in a rustic style and with a huge amount of flexibility. Great outside space too!

€ 112,500
Calle Gerald Brenan, ,
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Fabulous outside spacesCharming refurbished house on the edge of the villageSpace to relax, sunbathe and enjoy the viewsTwo adjoining houses providing flexibilityA real rarity for a village house - plenty of outside space!Amazing viewsEntrance hallway to the property Large living space - this is the dining roomPlenty of character featuresTraditional beams throughout - all treated!Separate living roomBags of characterThe kitchen - typically AlpujarranBuilt in appliances, top quality worktops and lots of storageUtility or store room - climate controlledFirst floor covered terraceWith great south facing viewsMaster bedroom suiteMaster bedroom with glass brick wall to the bathroomMaster bedroomWardbrobe and storage spaceVictorian En-suite bathroom with freestanding bathGuest bedroomGuest bedroomLarge children's bedroom and play roomStairs with stair gate ideal for children or dogsPlenty of room for relaxing and dining alfresco.

For sale direct from the owners

This large 4 bedroom village house is located in the traditional Alpujarran village of Yegen – a slice of real Spain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in the Granada Province of Andalucia.

This area and this type of property will appeal to those that want a peaceful and relaxed way of life and who want to integrate into a traditional village where you are still expected to say “hello” to anyone you pass or on entering a shop or bar.

The village was made famous as the home of Gerald Brenan, the famous author who made the Alpujarras such a popular destination for anyone wanting to experience real Spain.  And things haven’t changed much in the last 100 years!

The house is formed of two, originally separate houses, with a connecting doorway – this means there is a great deal of flexibility as to how the house is used in the future.  The two houses can be separated and used separately as a home and rental or to accommodate larger groups, couples or extended family.

The property offers a huge number of benefits including…

♦ A great location within the traditional village of Yegen

♦ Amazing views of the surrounding Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada and the Contaviesa mountain range

♦ Great outside space including a large l-shaped terrace

♦ Flexibility in terms of the way the house is used

♦ Full refurbishment completed in 2015 – high standard of materials and workmanship

♦  Located on a no-through road – direct access to the countryside

♦ Charming traditional features retained and enhanced throughout

♦ A great mix of cultures and nationalities all enjoying a relaxed way of life

♦ All electrics upgraded

♦ Double glazing throughout with blinds and fly/mosi screens

♦ A solar system with 2 panels was fitted and this provides piping hot water free of charge for most of the year

♦ Electric radiators were fitted in all 4 bedrooms and electric towel rails in the 3 bathrooms

♦  Line of sight telephone and Internet service but Fibre Optic is available in the village

The refurbishment of the property…

The property was bought by the current owners as their “forever” home.  The complete updating of the property and the quality of the materials used and the tradesmen employed were chosen to provide a comfortable, year round home for many years.

The cost of the refurbishment was in the region of €55,000 and the materials bought for the property were of the highest quality including Roca sanitary ware (the main bath cost €1,600 alone!) and the Silestone work tops in the kitchen were preferred to standard granite due to the quality of the finish.

Fully re-plastered, new wiring and upgraded electrical supply, new double glazing and a state of the art solar system to reduce running costs all help to make this a comfortable and efficient home.

The current owners understand that they will not recoup the costs of the property and the refurbishment but they also want to ensure that new owners appreciate the quality of the workmanship and the materials used.

The layout of the house…

From the front door you enter a hallway with stairs to your right. The ground floor consists of a shower room with a toilet, a large double shower cubicle and this room also houses the washing machine.

The kitchen is large and is a real “cook’s kitchen” with 2 electric ovens at eye level, a central island with a gas hob, one and half bowl sink with drainer, a large American fridge freezer, microwave, toaster etc. The work surfaces are Silistone which are very durable and there is ample preparation space.

The kitchen is traditionally Alpujarran in style with brick built base level storage with curtains.

A further cave room provides a climate-controlled environment for additional storage – perfect for use as a pantry, wine bodega and for wood storage.

The stairs from the hallway lead up to a large reception room, currently used as a dining room with 8 seater table and a seating area at the front which is adjacent to double doors opening onto a small Juliet balcony.

There is a small alcove at the other end of the room and behind this is a good sized double bedroom with a small bathroom across the hall including toilet, handbasin and single shower.

In between the dining room and the bedroom opposite the door through to a further staircase up to the second floor where you find 2 more bedrooms, 1 double and the other a huge bedroom with bunk beds and a play area. In between these is a wardrobe cupboard.

Then at the end of the hallway is a door out onto the large L shaped terrace which transforms this house into something very special…

The terrace is huge and has a large 8-seater dining table, a large BBQ area, 2 sun beds and a further casual seating area consisting of sofa, 2 chairs and table.

It is fitted with a large wall mounted blind for shade, a cold shower and lighting for the evenings.

This is a great place for entertaining, relaxing with a good book or dining alfresco.  It really does extend the living space of the houses and sets this house apart from many others which can often struggle for outside space let alone the views you get!  The terrace has panoramic views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada across to the hills of the Almeria Alpujarra and the Contraviesa mountain range.

There is a small alcove at the other end of the room and behind this is a good sized double bedroom with a small bathroom across the hall including toilet, handbasin and single shower.

In between the dining room and the bedroom there is a further staircase up to the second floor where you find 2 more bedrooms, 1 double and the other a huge bedroom with bunk beds and a play area. In between these is a wardrobe cupboard.Then at the end of the hallway is a door out onto the large L shaped terrace which transforms this house into something very special.

In the dining room opposite the stairs to the terrace is a door which leads into a huge lounge with log burning stove spanning the entire depth, front to back, of the house.

At the front of the lounge is a cozy covered south facing terrace with great views – the perfect space to relax and enjoy the views. From the lounge stairs lead down to a huge master bedroom suite…

This set of rooms includes the bedroom which is home to a super king bed, a walk-in wardrobe and at the end a glass wall behind which is an ample en-suite bathroom with Victorian style hand basin, toilet and a large cast iron “ball and claw” freestanding bath tub.

Outside space

We are fortunate in Spain to benefit from great weather and a climate which encourages outside living.  With many village houses, this is often not achievable but with this property you have a number of choices…

The terrace is huge and has a large 8-seater dining table, a large BBQ area, 2 sun beds and a further casual seating area consisting of sofa, 2 chairs and table.

It is fitted with a large wall mounted blind for shade, a cold shower and lighting for the evenings.

This is a great place for entertaining, relaxing with a good book or dining alfresco.  It really does extend the living space of the houses and sets this house apart from many others which can often struggle for outside space let alone the views you get!  The terrace has panoramic views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada across to the hills of the Almeria Alpujarra and the Contraviesa mountain range.

If the sunshine gets too much, the terrace has sun blinds or you can consider moving to the covered terrace and relax in the shade.

Flexibility of use…

All utility connections, insurance and rates bills are for one house however, the two houses are on separate title deeds and each has it’s own street entrance so you could even consider selling them separately.

However, with a few small changes, you could easily create a separate house for guests, be they friends, family or the paying variety!

Yegen and the Alpujarras…. 

The traditional village of Yegen has long been a popular destination for those wanting to enjoy a slice of real Spain.  A mountain village which is so different from the touristy villages closer to the coast that it really only should be considered by those wanting to integrate into a Spanish environment.

However, the village is far from dull – a choice of 4 bars serving tapas, a hotel/bar/restaurant and even a new bar/restaurant opening this summer.

For daily needs, there is a convenience store which is stocked with everything you need for regular life including meat, fruit, vegetables, fresh bread and a wide range of drinks. Many villagers will live out of this supermarket rather than venturing further afield.

A Doctors surgery and a chemist open twice a week, the postman visits 5 days a week to deliver and collect mail and there is a bakery that provides fresh bread and cakes 6 days a week. There is a fish van which visits 5 days a week with cheap fresh fish from the coast and a fruit and veg van once a week.

Regular cultural events are held within the “Salon Cultural”, a school for juniors and the Town Hall (which offers free Spanish lessons) add to the community feel of the village.

The area is famous for the GR7 walking route which runs right through the village and there are many beautiful and peaceful walks in the surrounding hills and mountains. Road and off-road cycling is popular and the scenery for painters and photographers is amazing. There is also The Gerald Brenan Museum and The Sendero de Gerald Brenan, a 45-minute walk beginning and ending in the village.

Twenty minutes’ drive are the small towns of Cadiar and Ugijar which have all the amenities expected of larger villages including restaurants, bars, supermarkets, clothing and footwear shops, an internet and phone shop, municipal markets with fresh meat, fruit, veg and fish, barbers, dentists, doctors (including 24 hour emergency clinic) a vets and much more.

The nearst airports are Almeria and Granada both of which are 1 and a half hours away and you can be in the Sierra Nevada ski resort within 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Summary

This property isn’t for everyone – if you want English Breakfasts and a beach on which to cook, you should stay closer to the coast.  This is a charming and very comfortable village home in an environment which feels like you have stepped back in time.  A traditional Spanish mountain village made famous be Gerald Brenan and one where you can integrate into a welcoming Spanish community.

But life in this village doesn’t have to be uncomfortable – enjoy the comforts of a well refurbished home set in the heart of a bustling village which enjoys all of the usual cultural and religious festivals during the year.

If you would like to know more or would like to speak to the owners directly, send us a message and we’ll put you in touch with them.

Address: Calle Gerald Brenan
City:
State:
Zip: 18460
Country: Spain
Property Id : 18097
Price: € 112,500
Property Size: 201 m2
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Property Reference: 566
Year Built: 1920
Parking: Parking available close by
Land Area/outside Space: Large l-shape terrace with great views
Style Of Property: Traditional village house
Annual IBI (Rates) Bill: €260
Basura (rubbish Collection) Cost Per Annum: Included in the rates/IBI
Average Monthly Electric Cost: €75
Average Monthly Telephone/Internet Cost: €38
Heating: Electric radiators
Number Of Levels: Two
Swimming Pool: Community pool in the village
Solar: Solar panels providing hot water
Windows: Double glazed with blinds and screens
Water Supply: Mains water supply
Electrical Supply: Mains electrical supply
Telephone Connection: Line of sight telephone and broadband Internet
Terraces
Balcony/ies
Utility room
Double Glazing
Fly/mosquito screens
Telephone
Broadband Internet
Satellite TV
International TV via Internet
Walking distance to amenities
Walking distance to bar/restaurants
Separate accommodation for guests
Separate apartment/s or guest cottage/s

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