For sale direct from owner!
This property has ‘the best of both worlds’
A country location yet 10 mins’ scenic walking distance into the centre of the city and a little further to the beautiful city beach… This large home has a very private, peaceful country setting with outstanding views yet is just 1km into the centre of the beautiful city of St Feliu de Guixols and equally only 1km to pretty sandy beaches close by… The perfect setting for a holiday letting enterprise in a very prestigious area known for its natural beauty and sophisticated culture on the popular Costa Brava… Not far from the property is the Thyssen Museum, expected to be the most important museums in Spain and the number one museum in Catalonia by 2020… Or ideal for an extended family to live together yet with independence.
Or perfect for living a self-sufficient life with the addition of live-stock to the already existing vegetable plots, vineyard, fruit orchard and forest where 10,000kg of wood can be cleaned out and taken per annum. The large outbuilding and private water supply are a real bonus here too! Plus solar panels could be installed.
What makes this property very special
♦ Total built meters of the property is 495M2 – 2 apartments (ground floor 145M2 & first floor 121M2), 1 cottage 98M2, 1 swimming pool 18M2 & 1 large garage/barn/workshop 113M2.
♦ Land of 15,846M2 split into different zones – a flat area/garden immediately outside the properties of approx 360M2, vineyard of approx. 1,828M2, fruit orchard of approx. 1,864M2, veg plot of appox. 1,313M2, private forest of approx. 9,667M2 and wild land of approx. 814M2.
♦ The land is completely fenced and gated top & bottom of the land both can be accessed by car. Top end via a tarmac road and the bottom via a dirt/gravel track.
♦ Main house over two floors split into two separate apartments… Ground floor apartment of 3 bed & 2 bath. First floor apartment of 3 beds & 1 bath.
♦ Separate guest cottage with 2 beds & 1 bath.
♦ Swimming pool with amazing views of St Feliu de Guixols, forest and mountains.
♦ Large garage/barn/workshop/hobby studio with fireplace. Ideal for a car restoration enthusiasts or for an artist, potter, metal worker etc.
♦ The plazoleta is a very large flat area that separates the three buildings (main house/apartments, separate cottage & outbuilding). The plazoleta has historically been used for recreational fun and games. A large natural stone table is located here, the water well and the open top of the huge water tanks/deposits that sit below.
♦ Wine cellar is located in a basement under the cottage – perfect for a wine hobby producer who harvests the grapes on the land.
♦ 1km to the beach via a scenic walk. Of course, it is possible to drive to the beach.
♦ When walking into the city there is a path that passes ‘huertas‘ (vegetable gardens) before arriving into city. A very direct route!
♦ Unique setting – a very private location yet you don’t feel isolated due to the proximity to amenities. There are no other properties in Sant Feliu de Guixols with the same setting and characteristics.
♦ The surroundings are exceptionally green with large expanses of forest.
The ground floor apartment (of the main house) consists of a covered terrace with the main entrance to the kitchen, a dining room and living room, a bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two double bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. This apartment is heated by wall mounted electric radiators and the windows are double glazed.
The first floor apartment (of the main house) is accessed via the covered porch. The front door leads into an entrance hallway. There is a simple kitchen, a living/dining room, a huge principal/family bedroom that fits three beds, a double bedroom and a single bedroom, a bathroom, a covered terrace, plus a small storage room. The first floor apartment is heated via gas central heating. (The storage room where the heating system is located is off the ground floor patio). The windows on the first floor are single glazed.
The separate cottage is over one level and consists of two double bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, an open kitchen with dining/living area and in the basement of the cottage, is a small wine cellar. There is a cosy covered terrace next to the cottage. The cottage is heated by an open fireplace in the living room. The windows are double glazed throughout the cottage.
Communications: Broadband Internet can be re-connected via an existing land-line. Phone can be re-connected via a existing land-line.
The large garage/workshop/barn/hobby studio offers space for three cars with a large area of 113M2, including; a separate workshop.
The swimming pool is located to the south of the house and is surrounded by a sunbathing terrace with a breath-taking view over the city and the mountains.
Next to the garage there is a large flat piece of land where the water source and the water reservoirs are located. This area is situated next to the private forest, which has an original old stone wall in between. The water is harnessed via a very historic 80 metre deep water well and the water deposits hold a vast amount of water (take just two hours to fill from the plentiful water well). The water deposits can equally be filled with rain water. The water is pumped into the house and has been tested and passed as ‘drinkable.’ The septic tank is located next to the wine cellar.
The fruit orchards has fruit trees including; young olive trees, quince, pear, fig, plum, persimmon, apple, medlar and more.
Vineyard that is tiered and produces enough grapes to produce a good amount of wine and there is a small wine cellar to store the wine (to include barrels).
The vegetable plots have very fertile soil and you can grow all kinds of vegetables here. To help with the growing of your own vegetables, there is well water available for use next to the vegetable plots. This provides free, unlimited water to make vegetable growing easier and very cost effective!
The private forest is vast and is made up of cork oak, holm oak and red oaks trees. The trees are specially protected and as owners of just under 10,000M2 of private forest, it is permissible to clean out the trees and take 10,000kg of wood per annum (10 tons of wood) if desired.
The land is fenced & gated with access at the top and bottom of the land.
Services to the property
If desired the property can be connected to the mains water supply for a cost of €6,000. This quote was given by a company called Aqualia. Currently, a historic water well supplies the property with ample drinkable water.
The property is connected to mains electricity and if desired solar panels can be connected.
Off grid living would be possible here with the installation of solar panels that would be permissible alongside well water and also wood for heating from the private forest.
The property is ideal for this purpose with three separate units ready to greet guests. One could be lived in and two holiday let or, rent out the whole property to extended families who want to holiday together but with some independence. Or to friends who equally want to be together yet have some privacy from each other. Holiday letting the entire property during the Spring/Summer/Autumn could raise €4000 per week. Off season/winter (longer term rentals) are equally possible because of the heating in each unit.
Self sufficiency could be a reality here with enough space for livestock and vegetable growing. There is already a fruit orchard and of course the barn is ideal for keeping animals during cooler/wetter months. The land area is sufficient and varied enough for all manner of activities.
The owners of the property (before the current owners/sellers) lived at the property completely self-sufficiently and had all manner of animals and grew all types of crops.
In the modern times we find ourselves in and with the success of the likes of Airbnb, the separate guest accommodation would also be a very good source of income to supplement a self-sufficient way of life.
Available for purchase furnished
The owners will sell the property with the furniture (minus personal items) via separate negotiation. This would present a buyer with a, ‘ready-to-go’ place in the sun to call home!