For sale direct from the owner!
Are you looking for a country escape or a new business? Or both? This is it! This appealing and well-finished country home which, in part, dates back some 300 years offers a wealth of traditional features including beams, vaulted ceilings, and bags of character.
Located a short 10 mins northeast of the popular town Montefrio — with all available facilities including banks, shops, numerous restaurants, and a 24-hour health centre — this detached two-storey country home is in the most peaceful and private positions imaginable. No neighbours in the immediate vicinity — but not isolated — makes this an ideal spot to switch off and enjoy the tranquil Spanish countryside, and yet still integrate into the local community if desired.
The house is set across two floors that can be accessed separately so they work well for accommodating guests either as B&B or separately in their own fully functioning accommodation. Whether guests are friends or family – think separate granny annex — this property meets all requirements. Previously and successfully run as accommodation for paying guests for years, this house offers both independence with spacious living arrangements, or the ability to create a steady income if required.
There are two completely separate entrances at either end of the land with imposing gated driveways (wired for automated gates) ideal for guests or families that wish for their own entrance and access.
On the ground floor…the main entrance from the front terrace is an imposing solid stable door that can be left half open and leads into a large, open-plan living space with an economical and effective wood-burning stove, dining area, and open-plan traditional kitchen with open shelving, with sustainable bamboo and stainless steel island. An Italian gas hob/electric oven range cooker is included.
On this level, there are two good size double bedrooms, a single bedroom, and two fully tiled shower rooms, one with accessibility for a wheelchair. All doorways on this floor are extra wide and there are no steps to negotiate.
On the first floor… Central stairs rise to this level where you find a further two double bedrooms, a single room with a three-quarter-sized bed, and a third fully tiled shower room.
This level also benefits from an open-plan living space with a kitchen, breakfast bar, and breathtaking vaulted ceiling. One double bedroom has access to a spacious private sunny roof terrace boasting stunning countryside views and is the ideal spot to watch the glorious sunsets.
The first floor also has access to the rear of the property, leading to private gardens making this an ideal way to create separate accommodation for guests. With the aforementioned added benefit of a separate entrance driveway, guests can be completely self-contained.
Some key features we feel will make this home a popular one with many buyers:
♦ 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms across two floors that can be accessed separately or as one house
♦ Bags of charm and traditional character with thick insulated walls, solid original doors, lots of original beams, and vaulted ceilings.
♦ Long covered terrace on the ground floor that’s ideal for large family gatherings and long ‘Sobre mesa’ lunches. (If run as a retreat, for example, this makes the perfect area for gathering on a blissful summer evening)
♦ Serene and quiet location with privacy, peace, and amazing countryside views ideal for artist or yoga retreat while still being only 10 minutes from all that you need in the tourist town of Montefrio,
♦ 10m x 4.5m swimming pool with sun terrace, loungers, and parasols. Brand new skimmer pipes and baskets just fitted by a local builder.
♦ Large double garage, with easy access to the pool filtration system.
♦ Enormous first-floor terrace with stunning panoramic views
♦ Mains electric, spring water with full license and backup deposit and septic tank drainage
♦ Fast, reliable satellite internet
♦ All furniture and light fittings included for the right offer, just unpack and relax
Those little extras that can make a real difference
The water is provided by a spring well and backup rainwater well. Both are fully legal with licensing paperwork, and both feed a water tank. The spring well has a brand new pump and pipework fitted and guaranteed by a local plumber.
The property has a septic tank, emptied and cleaned in 2021 and this will not need emptying for at least 2 years.
The property benefits from 2 boilers for hot water – upstairs and downstairs.
A quality wood-burning stove heats downstairs and there is an open fire upstairs but most rooms downstairs also have electric storage heaters, although these are rarely required, the thick walls retain most of the heat generated by the stove, as they keep the property cool in summer.
Gardens, outside space and swimming pool
The property has a plot of 2,400M2 and all of this is 100% fenced making the whole property completely secure. Grow veg or keep chickens in safe and secure surroundings. Outside are quiet and ancient olive groves, and all you will hear is birdsong.
The fully tiled and meticulously maintained pool is generously sized and graduates in depth, there are seat steps built into one end and there’s a pool shower.
The private drive leads you to the front of the house which has a long private drive and parking area with a brick-built BBQ, a large low-maintenance garden, an enclosed patio with toolshed, wood storage, and laundry utility rooms.
There is a second brick BBQ for guests in their garden area.
The land has mature Holm Oak, Olive, Almond, Pear, and Fig trees and the first-floor outside area has a huge terrace with far-reaching views. There is a shaded fully mature vine, ideal for al-fresco parties as well as the abundance of grapes for wine-making or simply eating. The silence is only broken by swallows, bee-eaters, hoopoe, green woodpeckers, and golden orioles amongst the more common garden-variety birds, a haven for twitchers!
The property is just over 2 km from the main road on a very well-maintained mostly tarmac private road, and it’s a straight run into town or to the service station for refuelling. During the recent pandemic, the location proved to be the ideal spot away from the madding crowd and yet close enough to stock up and safely isolate, still with the ability to live in the countryside and walk the fabulous local trails — a safe haven and a home.
Granada airport: 35 mins
Granada city centre: 45 mins
Montefrio: 10 mins
Malaga airport: 1 hr 15 mins
Costa Tropical beach: 65 mins
Lake at Iznajar: 45 mins