For sale direct from the owner!
This large country home offers future owners a huge amount of comfort and many features not usually found in standard Andalucian country houses.
These benefits include:
♦ A quirky internal layout offering flexibility to suit many different uses
♦ Separate self-contained guest apartment
♦ Various terraces including a roof terrace with panoramic views
♦ Automatic sunshades
♦ Gas central heating to radiators
♦ Good quality wood burning stove
♦ Air Conditioning in key rooms
♦ Filtered water supply
♦ Mains water and agricultural well water
♦ 3-phase electrical supply and three separate fuse boxes
♦ Solar hot water system with 300ltr water tank
♦ Good Internet supply with excellent WiFi coverage via extenders
♦ Detached garage or workshop
♦ Bodega for wine storage or home produce
♦ A “winter garden” area ideal for keen gardeners or a garden room
♦ Two utility/laundry rooms, home office, boiler room
♦ Masses of internal storage – high quality hardwood built in wardrobes and a pantry
♦ High quality windows and doors – many of which were bespoke
♦ Alarm system, smoke detectors and gated entrance
♦ Automatic irrigation for the garden areas
♦ Easy road access and a short walk to a bar/restaurant/hotel
The layout of the house offers excellent accommodation and a degree of flexibility in how the space is used. This opens up an opportunity for families with elder relatives or teenagers who want to live separately but together.
The layout in brief…
The main entrance leads into an entrance hallway which leads into the main house and a lockable door into the separate guest apartment.
The main house comprises…
A spacious triple aspect living room with doors out to a lovely patio/terrace with mature gardens and a sun shade. The living room has far reaching views and the arched windows give charm and character. A wood burning stove is a lovely focal point for the cooler months and there is an A/C unit if needed.
The kitchen is well fitted with plenty of storage units, a built in oven and hob and space for the usual appliances including dishwasher, fridge freezer etc. There is a door leading out to the patio/terrace which makes it easy for entertaining.
Bedroom 1 is currently used as a dining room but is a generous size double room with a huge run of built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 is another double bedroom with an arched window overlooking the side garden and surrounding countryside and another huge run of built in wardrobes
Bathroom – this includes a full size bath two wash hand basins and a separate WC area with walk in shower and a WC that is designed for those with less mobility.
A storage pantry is accessed off the inner hallway.
The winter garden room is accessed from the main house and is a flexible space which can be used as a summer garden room, a summer kitchen area or an area to relax and enjoy the peace. Stairs lead up to the roof terrace and a door leads through to…
The utility room or laundry room has lots of built in storage and space for the usual appliances. A door leads through to…
The home office which has room for storage and a window overlooking the front garden and garage. A door from the office leads to…
The boiler room has the 300ltr hot water tank.
The stairs that lead up to the roof terrace give access to a studio space which then leads out to the roof terrace. This can easily be used as a small art studio, further storage or as a summer kitchen area for use of the roof terrace.
The separate guest apartment…
This is accessed off the main entrance hall and provides an opportunity to allow guests to stay with complete privacy and their own independence.
Equally, this apartment could be used for extended family – elderly relatives or teenagers who want to live in the family home but with a degree of independence.
The layout of the guest apartment is as follows:
A large entrance hall has built in storage and gives access to…
The main bedroom/living room – this large studio space has plenty of room for a big double bed and living space. Triple aspect windows give lots of light and the views are impressive. This room also benefits from A/Con and the apartment has central heating throughout.
Bedroom 2 – this smaller room could be used as a further children’s bedroom but the room has also been provided with water and drainage to allow the creation of a kitchen to make the apartment fully self-contained.
Separate WC – this room has a WC and a small wash hand basin.
Bathroom – this room has a shower cubicle and two wash hand basins and an opening window.
Outside space, terraces, gardens and the land…
Undoubtedly, one of the key features of this property are the many different terrace, seating areas and the gardens. Mature planting, an array of flowers, shrubs and clever planting to give colour all year round as well as creating an intimate feel to the area immediately around the house.
There are a number of seating areas including the main patio/terrace off the living room and kitchen. In addition there is a very secluded and protected courtyard space which also benefits from an automatic awning.
The different areas for seating are all used depending on the time of day and time of year – whether it’s sun you seek, shade or a gentle breeze, there is an area for you to enjoy.
Pool area – this area is a delight – plenty of space around the pool for sunbathing and relaxing. The pool itself measures 10m x 4m with “easy steps” into the pool itself. The pool is salt water and not chlorinated.
The pool house holds everything needed including sufficient space for chairs and cushions for the pool area.
Bodega – this is tucked below the main house level and offers an ideal place to store wine (at a regulated temperature) and home produce. The vines can produce as much as 80kilos of grapes and this is perfect for the production of home made wine.
Garage – this is obviously available for the homing of cars or motorbikes but it can also be used as a workshop – power and light are available as well as a window and plenty of storage has already been installed.
A small dog run/chicken run is available and fenced.
Fruit and nut trees
5 fig, lemon, grapefruit, pomegranate, vines (80 kilos for wine)
The land around the house measures around 26,000M2 and includes 600 almond trees (many of which are recently planted) which will produce 2 tonnes of nuts in due course. In addition there are around 200 olive trees which provide year-round olive oil plus plenty of wood for the wood burning stove.
The land outside of the garden area is maintained by a local farmer who takes care of the land, the trees and the collection of the trees. This agreement is informal and can be kept in place or altered for new owners. The scope for producing your own olive oil or generating an income from the almonds is a real possibility and if a self-sufficient lifestyle is wanted, there’s still plenty of space to create an allotment for growing your own fruit and vegetables.
The location and access…
Again, this is one of the key features of the property which we feel will appeal to buyers – a quiet position with great views and some distant neighbours but a short track to a good quality road linking the motorway with Villanueva de Tapia.
There’s even a good quality hotel with bar and restaurant within walking distance which serves at lunchtime and in the evening. If luxury is needed, the world-renowned Hotel Bobadilla is just a few minutes’ drive.
So, whilst the property offers peace and tranquillity, you have easy access to local villages, the motorway network and high-quality restaurants.