A large and unique village home in a very special village, close to the ‘cross roads of Andalucia’
This large family home of 158M2 built is a real rarity – a traditional village house which enjoys great outside space including a large rear patio/courtyard with plunge pool and a large first floor terrace – both are perfect for relaxing and entertaining. 136M2 plot.
The current owners have had the house reformed completely and it is now presented for sale in “walk-in” condition with many great features.
The property benefits from a large ground floor shower room with walk-in shower plus an additional ground floor room with log burner (currently a study/sewing room) that can be a ground floor bedroom if desired.
Villanueva de la Concepcion is a lively, vibrant and very welcoming village with something for everyone whatever your age. There is nothing sleepy about this unique and special municipality. The village is also close to the, ‘cross roads of Andalucia.’ 25 mins’ drive to historic Antequera city, 35 mins’ drive to the old town of Malaga city, 55 mins’ drive to Granada city, 45 mins’ drive to Cordoba city and 1 hr 30 mins’ drive to Sevilla. The beaches of Malaga city or those beaches East or West of the capital are just 40 mins’ drive. Plus Malaga airport is an easy 45 mins’ drive with an abundance of budget airlines flying in numerous times per day yet little to no aircraft noise can be heard from the location of this village.
Living here, you have vibrancy on your doorstep with many celebrations to join in with throughout the year, yet the natural park of El Torcal is just behind the village and the entire municipality is surrounded by un-spoilt and stunning countryside. From Antequera you can take a train to many major cities and in 2020 the high speed AVE will come into the city centre of Antequera. You have peace, fun, beach and city culture all within easy access.
Let’s give you some idea on the layout…
The central front door opens into the large, double sized living room with spacious soft seating areas either side of the front door plus a very tasteful wood burning stove in the far corner.
An archway with original doors leads from the living room into a separate dining room with a beamed ceiling – plenty big enough for a dining table seating 6 or 8 people. There are two openings (like windows without glass) that give views from the front of the house right through to the rear. This connects the living room to the dining room and the dining room to the kitchen beautifully. This allows for easy communication with family members or guests from room to room.
An inner hallway (accessed from the the left side of the living room) has a very useful storage cupboard and this hallway leads through to a downstairs shower room with large walk in shower, a toilet and vanity basin.
An archway from the dining room leads into the well fitted kitchen – again, an opening also means you can communicate with guests and the view through from back to front gives the house a sense of size, perfect for family life.
The kitchen is well fitted with lots of wall and base units and space for all the usual appliances – a large free standing fridge/freezer, washing machine and built in oven and hob. A door at the back of the kitchen leads to the rear patio and plunge pool. This is great when entertaining.
A door within the kitchen leads to a further room (currently a study/sewing room) which can be used for a variety of purposes – a snug/TV room, a home office, a hobby room etc. This room has a wood burning stove in an original fire surround with a lot of character.
Scope to accommodate an elderly relative – the ground floor layout can be adapted with very few minor changes to create a living room, bedroom and bathroom for an elderly relative or even a teenager. This accommodation would create independence without being isolated and losing the connection with the rest of the house.
Stairs rise up from the dining room leading to the first floor landing.
Bedroom 1 – this is a very large room located at the front of the house with a window plus double doors leading to a Juliet balcony. This room is large and easily accommodates large free standing wardrobes or fitted wardrobes could be built-in. This room could become a first floor living room if desired.
Bedroom 2 – this is another huge bedroom with space for free standing wardrobes. This room has a door out to the first floor balcony which means this room could easily be used as a further living room.
Bedroom 3 – this room is located at the front of the house and is currently shown as a single bedroom but there is space for a double bed.
Bathroom – very well fitted with a very large bath, spacious (separate) walk-in shower plus vanity unit. The bathroom is fully tiled from floor to ceiling.
Paperwork and communications – the property was fully reformed in 2008 and has a “final de obra” (end of works licence), confirming that everything was done in accordance to the plans and permissions. The property pays IBI (rates) each year, also pays Basura (rubbish collection) and is connected to mains water, mains drainage and mains electric. It also benefits from a Fibre Optic Internet supply which makes streaming TV easy and a landline phone is connected.
Cooling & heating – includes a large wood burning stove in the front living room and a smaller wood burning stove in the office/hobby room at the back of the house. There are ceiling fans in every room and heaters in each bathroom. Air-conditioning units (cooling & heating) keep the large front living room plus bedrooms 1 & 2 comfortable summer or winter. Solar panels heat the hot water which saves a lot of money on electricity or gas.
Outside space – so important when contemplating life in Southern Spain and sadly lacking in most village houses. This house comes with two lovely outside areas and really add to the overall living space that the owners can enjoy.
The rear patio is a good size with covered space, ideal for relaxing, dining and entertaining. The covered alfresco living/dining area currently accommodates a BBQ and due to the proximity to the kitchen, entertaining alfresco is easy. The patio is part covered and partly open – this allows sunshine into the patio area and the open section is where we find the plunge pool – a great way to cool off during the summer and a real talking point when entertaining.
Steps lead up from the rear patio to the first floor terrace. This can also be reached from Bedroom 2 and this makes it an ideal space to use. There is built-in seating with soft furnishing and an abundance of cushions and an additional seating area with free standing chiminea to make sure this space can be used throughout the year.
Parking – on street parking is available just outside the house
The village of Villanueva de la Concepcion – is a very friendly and welcoming village and benefits from a wide range of local amenities including: banks, post office, petrol station, numerous shops and supermarkets, a wide range of bars and restaurants, two schools, sports facilities and a municipal swimming pool.
The village is not dependent on tourism despite the close proximity of the El Torcal Natural Park. The area is affluent with the onus on agriculture, cereal farming, olive production, olive oil milling and also factories such as underwear manufacturers and iron works etc. thrive here There is also a petrol station, DIY stores, a larger supermarket plus mini supermarkets, grocers, fish mongers, haberdashers, pet shops, hairdressers, barbers plus nursery, junior and senior schools. This means that the village has a year-round life and atmosphere – it doesn’t go to sleep in the winter. It also means the locals are happy to see new faces – they recognise the value of incomers and they aren’t “tourist weary”.
Villanueva de la Concepcion as a village is very lucky to have a large medical centre with a 24hr on-stand-by ambulance with doctor at all times. There is also a pharmacy that even opens on Sundays and is also able to be phoned to open 24hrs per day. There is no need to go to Antequera hospital for standard health screening and wellness checks.
The village is located just below and southern slopes of the El Torcal mountain range and natural park – this means the climate is more temperate than areas north of the mountains. The village is well placed for access to Antequera (25mins), Malaga city (35mins), the airport (40mins) and the whole coastline.
Living in a traditional village allows you to enjoy and participate in all local life has to offer which includes; regular ferias and fiestas, regular sports events including football, cycling and running and a nightlife which can be very lively if that’s what you want.
Michael and Judith have loved their time living in this house, having raised the youngest of their daughters here too. It is a large house that has been home to three generations of the family, it will be difficult to leave but a new life back in the UK awaits them. The house offers a huge amount for new owners and being located in the heart of the village, it comes with no legality issues and a stress free purchase is guaranteed.
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