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Offers invited! Character country home with 5 beds, 3 baths, swimming pool plus tourism licence, just 500 meters from a popular bar/restaurant serving local cuisine. The mountain views are outstanding an this stunning home is just 3km to Alfarnatejo – inland from Lake Vinuela, Malaga…

€ 449,000
Serenity House, Pulgarin Alto, ,
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An 8M x 4M pool with Roman steps into the water & a spectacular view!Magnificent covered alfresco lounging & dining area...Comfortable alfresco for lounging and dining...Stunning covered outside space for enjoying the magnificent panoramic view...Entrance into the living room into the covered alfresco area...Entrance gates with a superb view...Looking down onto the pool from the covered & open terrace...The house looking back from the pool...Front door into the entrance hall & stone paved top terrace...Entrance into the hallway...Huge living room with access onto the covered terrace...Stunning barrel vaulted ceiling in the living room...A very comfortable living room with wood burning stove...Corner feature wood burning stove...Hand-made kitchen in keeping with the style of the house with bread oven...Range cooker in the kitchen that has arches which continue through the house...Bread oven in the kitchen & dishwasher...Arch styling in the kitchen matches the arched doors & windows in the home...Formal dining room for dining inside during the winter evenings...Bedroom 5 on the ground floor called 'Peace'...Stylish ground floor shower room 1 with barrel vaulted ceiling...Entrance hallway...Looking up from the entrance hall...Spiral stairs leading to 4 further bedrooms & 2 bathrooms...Bedroom 1, the master with wood burner & en-suite bathroom on the 1st floor...Bathroom 2 which is en-suite to bedroom 1 with full suite...Bedroom 2 on the 1st floor with wood burning stove called, 'Calm'...Bedroom 3 on the first floor called, 'Vitality'...Bedroom 4 on the first floor called, 'Tranquility'...Bathroom 3 on the 1st floor for the use by bedrooms 2, 3 & 4... The pool with a magnificent view...Utility room - keeps laundry away from the house...Top terrace with paths leading down & through the gardens...Garden paths...Pretty gardens...The house accessed off tarmac (click on image to view)...Ground floor plans...First floor plans...Welcome to Alfarnatejo village...Alfarnatejo village with a natural park behind...Celebrations in Alfarnatejo...The old coaching Inn & restaurant with a small museum...Alfarnatejo countryside in the summer...Alfarnatejo has some of the oldest olive trees in the world...Another ancient olive tree...Walking the dogs in the Autumn on one of the many trails...Proximity to Lake Vinuela, Malaga & the beach resort of Torre del Mar...Lake Vinuela with non motorised water sports...The huge sweeping bay of sand with promenade of Torre del Mar...

For sale direct from seller!

Offers invited for a quick sale!

This beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom 341M2 home is full of character and charm and set in 5,989M2 of land – just 500 meters walk from a popular bar/restaurant that serves excellent local cuisine from breakfast through to dinner.  With a tourism licence, this bar/restaurant is a real bonus for this property!  Parts of the property dates back 100 years but it was extended in 2005 and lovingly renovated by the current owner in more recent times to create a retreat for holistic treatments/workshops and holidays.  The peace and tranquility is special here, the views breathtaking and inspiring and the house a haven of calm and comfort yet, the access is excellent and a land-line phone connected and good Broadband speed is provided via the land-line.

The property has a Casa Rural Tourism Licence so can operate as a business in tourism (in whatever field the buyer desires).

The swimming pool is 8M x 4M and has to have some of the best views available in Andalucia! The pool area is also completely private/not overlooked.

Access is superb, directly off a small country road that is tarmac.  So, no bumpy dirt tracks to navigate here!  This makes a huge difference to quality of life for the owners and ensures ease for visitors.  No 4 x 4 vehicles necessary here!

Equally, the property is not isolated.  It is on the edge of the village of Alfarnatejo and is just 2 minutes walk to a bar that serves home cooked Andalucian dishes/tapas using local produce.  There is a bus stop just 50 meters walk from the property also.

Currently the property is run as a holistic retreat business for health, happiness and fitness.  Holiday makers from around the globe visit and stay for weeks or even months, whilst at the same time locals and day visitors join in with activities that benefit their health – from workshops on healthy eating to yoga classes and meditation.

Ideal for horse lovers, walkers, mountain bikers or bird watchers…The property has formal garden areas and also a paddock with concrete hard stand which would lend itself to the installation of stables or a field shelter for horses.  The paddock is in good condition and has grazing in the Spring, Autumn and Winter months.  Water can easily be connected to the paddock from the house.  The entire property is fenced.  There are many trails to follow throughout the immediate countryside and over the mountain ranges on horseback, on foot or by mountain bike.

The location is 500 meters to the local bar/restaurant, then 3 km to Alfarnatejo village with all amenities needed for every day living to include a sports centre with a gym, padel tennis courts, football pitch, basket ball pitch etc. 40 minutes drive from Malaga airport, 30 minutes drive from the historic city of Malaga, inland from Lake Vinuela with the mountain village of Periana behind it being only 10 mins’ drive away.  The coastal town of Torre del Mar is just a 30 mins’ drive and here you don’t just have an outstanding beach with something for everyone.  There is also El Ingenio shopping mall that incorporates a hypermarket in the centre, restaurants, bars a cinema complex, high street stores, boutiques health stores and cafes – everything needed for modern day life.  A little further along the coast is town of Nerja with some of the oldest and most impressive caves in the world and of course, Frigiliana which is the ‘artists’ village.

The opportunities for buyers are extensive:

♦  Because the property has a ‘Casa Rural’ tourism licence, this means there are many opportunities open to buyers who wish to generate income from tourism and associated activities.  Or, the property can simply be enjoyed as a home and the tourism licence ‘shelved/parked’ or got rid of entirely.

♦  An ongoing business which has little to no competition in the area offering the same service can be continued.  The business is up and running, profitable and could simply be passed over to the new owners and run from day one.  In summary the current business centres around, holidays and day visits for yoga classes, meditation,  ‘health’ eating, the ‘raw’ diet, ‘green’ eating, diets for those with Celiac disease, relaxation in the stunning setting to include swimming in the pool, yoga classes, meditation, relaxation and workshops.  Healthy eating workshops are currently charged out at €35 to €50 per person (maximum of 10 people) and the rooms are charged out at between €40 and €50 per night.

♦  A stunning holiday rental property can immediately and legally be rented out with easy access, a beautiful swimming pool and outstanding views to attract paying guests.  This property would rent out easily as a fabulous holiday home to families or friends holidaying together when not being used by the owners. There are property management companies in the area who could deal with cleaning, linen changes, meeting and greeting etc.

♦  Run the property as a legally licensed B & B from day one.  The 60M2 master bedroom suite offers the owners a sanctuary away from their guests.  This could easily be made into a little apartment in an open-plan style or more traditional apartment layout.  This could free up the house to be enjoyed by paying guests and give the owners some privacy.  The current owner does not have any problems with guests sharing bathrooms.  This has never been mentioned as a problem to the current owner.  Superb reviews are available to be read on Air B & B.

♦  The oldest olive grove in Spain is just down the road from the property and many tourist come the area to visit this amazing spectacle.  There are also olive mills in the area producing some of the most pure olive oil in Andalucia.  This is great for tourism!

♦  Simply enjoy the property as a full time residence.  Perhaps work from home because Broadband internet is connected via a land-line (up to 10MB) with WiFi throughout the property.  Or retire here in peace and tranquility.  It is a wonderful retreat from the chaos of modern day living whilst being easily accessed off a quality country road.  The local tapas bar is only a 5 minute walk and the local community is welcoming which is ideal for integration.


The ground floor accommodates a very spacious living room with fireplace and access out through arched French doors onto the covered front terrace.  A hand crafted, bespoke Andalucian style kitchen that features a pizza oven and range cooker plus all the usual appliances found in a fully functioning kitchen (utility room in an outbuilding). The formal and separate dining room with wood burning stove and feature arch windows/French doors.  The smallest double bedroom called ‘Peace’ which has use of a spacious shower room that has recently been refurbished with double walk in shower on the ground floor. Outside, there is a very long and spacious covered terrace for lounging and dining with arches that frame the views of the exotic garden, swimming pool, countryside, Sierra del Rey mountain and the more distant mountain ranges.  The covered terrace has power and light.  At the front of the property where the main entrance is situated, is a pergola covered with a grape vine.  This has a soft seating area for relaxing also.

The first floor is reached by a beautiful wrought iron spiral staircase that has a very impressive feature wall of arches and ironwork that adds character and charm.  Four bedrooms are accessed off the first floor landing to include; the huge 60M master bedrooms suite that includes a fireplace with log burner, fitted wardrobes and dressing room plus a bathroom with full length bath, w.c. and vanity basin.  Then a further 3 double/twin guest bedrooms are to be found along the landing to include; Bedroom ‘Tranquility’ that benefits from impressive views of the Sierra del Rey even when relaxing in bed.  Bedroom ‘Calm’ which features a wood burning stove for the winter months and views over the front of the property, looking down onto the grape vine covered pergola.  Bedroom ‘Vitality’ which takes in views of the gardens, the mountain ranges and has amazing views of the stars at night.  The three guest bedrooms share a modern and recently refurbished shower room.


Telephone is via a land-line (a rare treat in the countryside with views and a location such as this house has!)

Broadband is via the land-line supplied as the phone is by Movistar (Spain’s national provider and owner of all the telephone lines/poles in Spain) and the speed is up to 10MB which is very good for a rural location. The cost of the Broadband is €48 per month.

WiFi is available throughout the entire property.

Television can be streamed and watched from anywhere around the world via the internet.

Features & Amenities

♦  All the floor throughout the entire property are terracotta ceramic tiles.

♦  All the windows are wooden and Andaluian in style with shutters, many arched in shape and some are French doors opening onto terraces.

♦  The internal doors are also dark wood and Andalucian in style, again, many are arched in style.  All have black wrought iron handles.

♦  External doors are Andalucian in style, many arched in style and many wrought iron studded.

♦  Wood burning stoves in many rooms to include; the living room, dining room, master bedroom and one guest bedroom.

♦  There are many endearing features about the property making it charming and a relaxing place to be.  The sensitive renovation of the property matches the incredible views – nothing is spoilt!  It is very much in keeping with Andalucian styling but light has been allowed to flood into the property with the clever use of larger windows and the arched French doors.

♦  The huge covered outside lounge/dining terrace means alfresco living can be enjoyed in comfort.

♦  Solar panels to provide hot water are a modern touch and on rare cloudy days, there is gas to heat the water.

♦  Mains electricity is connected and is sufficient to supply the entire house when fully occupied.

♦  Mains water is connected.

♦  There is an irrigation around the formal gardens with taps and sprinklers.


The swimming pool is stunning and a real feature.  It is 8M x 4M and could if desired be heated by solar to extend the season.  By the pool is a w.c./pool house which means guests do not have to come back into the house dripping wet!

A storage room is useful and located within the formal gardens.  This utility/laundry room is an outbuilding located on the edge of the patio at the entrance of the house. It accommodates a spare fridge-freezer, a washing machine, a sink with taps and running water.

Exotic formal gardens surround the property together with cypress conifers and trees for privacy.

Separate paddock ideal for horses with concrete base ideal for stables or a field shelter for horses.  Water can easily be run from the house to the field.  There is an old building on the land where animals used to be kept.

The entire 5,989M2 plot is fenced in and has electric gates.  This is ideal for buyers with pets.

This charming property is perfect in so many ways, for many different types of uses and equally for many different types of buyers.  There is nothing to do but walk in and enjoy the property from day one.  No work needs doing and no stress will be created.  There is nothing distasteful to offend any discerning buyer.  The neutral white washed walls, terracotta floors and wooden Andalucian doors are likely to enchant everyone should you be looking to enjoy the property for leisure, business, hobbies or retirement.

Key pieces of furniture that have been made ‘bespoke’ for the property will stay – another bonus!

Margaret, the owner welcomes you to contact her and ask any questions you may have and she will also open her doors to you so you can visit and soak up the special atmosphere this very special property and its location have to offer.

Address: Serenity House, Pulgarin Alto
Zip: 29194
Country: Spain
Property Id : 23492
Price: € 449,000
Property Size: 341 m2
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Property Reference: 670
Plot Size (M2): 5989
Parking: Car port for 4 cars + parking
Land Area/outside Space: Fully fenced & gated with a concrete hand stand on the land for use as desired
Style Of Property: Modernised, historic Andalucian Farm House
Annual IBI (Rates) Bill: €693
Basura (rubbish Collection) Cost Per Annum: €42.50
Heating: Many wood burning stoves
Number Of Levels: 2
Swimming Pool: 8M x 4M with Roman Steps
Solar: Panels for hot water
Windows: Wooden Adalucian style
Water Supply: Mains + water deposit
Electrical Supply: Mains
Telephone Connection: Land-line (valued in the countryside)! + Broadband Internet
Water deposit
Formal gardens
Utility room
Wood Burning Stove/s
Broadband Internet
Swimming pool

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