This large village home is a rarity – currently owned by a local Spanish family, it dates back to 1800 but has been sympathetically renovated and modernised to provide a comfortable and spacious home without losing any of the charm and character that these old houses offer.
Located in the heart of the historic village of Moclín, the property is within easy reach of all local amenities. Being in an elevated position within the village, it enjoys views across the village itself and up to the 13th Century Moorish castle as well as the snow capped Sierra Nevada mountain range.
The fact that this property comes with a large garage, space for a swimming pool (already partly built and planned for) and a generous courtyard garden with a number of trees make this property stand out from many other village houses. This comfortable home almost makes it feel like you own a country finca or villa but you have all the benefits of a village environment.
The property is also an easy home to enjoy – it has an easy flow to the layout with two main floors and a bit of split level accommodation but nothing too complicated – on the ground floor is a bedroom and main bathroom (great for future proofing or accommodating anyone with mobility issues).
Steps down to a delightful kitchen which then leads onto the dining room and sitting room.
On the first floor come the two other bedrooms and a shower room. Currently, the larger of these two bedrooms is used by the owner as an artist studio and benefits from great views across the village to the Sierra Nevada.
There is also a “bodega” or wine store which is below the sitting room and this space has yet to be converted/modernised. This offers tremendous potential for new owners who can use this space for a variety of purposes – it could even provide separate/guest accommodation as it has its own access and a small patio area which would be ideal for guests.
This village house offers a lot – here’s our pick of the bunch…
♦ Large 3 bedroom village house with great potential as a permanent home or holiday home
♦ Partly constructed space for a swimming pool
♦ Large garage with space for a workshop
♦ Courtyard garden with trees and space to relax
♦ Modernised with potential for adding value with separate guest accommodation
♦ All mains services including water and electric and drainage.
♦ Central heating system and hot water tank
♦ Telephone and Internet supplies
♦ Great location close to all local village amenities
♦ Close to Granada, perfect for skiing in the Sierra Nevada
Outdoor living in Spain is very important and when looking to buy a village home, this can be a real issue. This lovely home comes with a larger courtyard garden which has a few raised beds, lots of trees for shade and an outside barbecue area with sink.
The scope for creating a more intimate or colourful garden is endless – you have the sunshine to do whatever you wish but as a starter, you have the pick of a range of fruit trees including a lemon and pomegranate.
The courtyard garden is all on one level with a lower level which provides access to the garage. From the covered entrance gateway, a ramp has been installed (as well as steps) from the lower street level up to the patio and house. This is perfect for those with less mobility or with children.
The garage is large with space for a car and a small workshop area.
The roof of the garage is on the same level as the main courtyard space and the roof of the garage has been reinforced to take the weight of a swimming pool. The owner of the property currently works within the planning department of the local town hall so he has planned a swimming pool with a depth of 1.5M and all you need to do is build up the side walls to create the perfect space to enjoy a dip in the heat of summer.
Moclín, Granada and the Sierra Nevada…
Moclín is an interesting village which has largely been missed by many of the foreign buyers coming to Spain.
Located a little over 30mins from Granada city, the international airport and the Sierra Nevada, the property has the benefit of everything that Granada has to offer without the high costs and the ability to withdraw to a more relaxed environment to enjoy daily life.
The village comes with a range of facilities including a Coviran supermarket, 2 main bars and a chiringuito-style bar that opens during the summer. There is a Farmacia and a bakery and the usual rounds of bakery vans which come to the village on a daily basis.
There is also a good daily bus service to Granada which makes for a great day out without the worry of parking or “who’s driving” when enjoying a local tipple.
Moclín has a fascinating past – the 13th Century Moorish castle was where Isabel and Fernando stayed for 6 years before they re-captured Granada from the Moorish occupation which lasted for 700 years.
At an altitude of 1,000 metres, the views from the village across to the Sierra Nevada on one side and towards Alcala la Real on the other are simply stunning.
The village is also not claustrophobic, the roads are wide enough to drive through easily, compared to so many villages found across Andalucía.
Granada itself has so much to offer residents and visitors alike – an historic and cultural feast which never gets boring. In the summer, you can bypass the city itself and head for the beaches of the Costa Tropical and in the winter, you can enjoy a day skiing.