For sale direct from owner!
This pretty and very spacious 236M2 farm house (finca) is located in a small community of detached properties owned by various nationalities, set in their own land… just 4 km North of Torrecuevas. The coastal resort of Almunecar is 7km, 15 to 20 mins’ drive South. A little further along the coast is, prestigious La Herradura. The entire coastline here has crystal clear water and the drive from the coast to the house passes through beautiful countryside.
The property and separate guest 4th bedroom with w.c. ooze character and charm with original features retained and celebrated. The house is nestled in mature gardens that surround the house with a magical dining and lounging front terrace that faces South with vistas of both the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countryside. This appealing alfresco dining/lounging terrace is shaded by flowering, scented and climbing shrubs and to the side, an original bread oven and BBQ area add to the charm. Outbuildings include a separate 4th bedroom with w.c., garage and two-level outbuilding (old stable and hay loft – currently used for storage).
The 4,600M2 plot has a stunning Mediterranean garden surrounding the property but the rest of the land drops away from the house. The majority of the steep terrain is not really able to be used for any purpose other than to provide wild life with a haven to thrive. On the land are wild flowers, ferns and shrubs that the bees and butterflies adore. The benefit of having land of this kind is; the low maintenance nature of it!
There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in the main house plus a completely separate 4th bedroom with w.c. In the main house, the master bedroom has a an en-suit to include a bath with shower over and the other bedrooms use the family bathroom with bath and shower over. The separate 4th bedroom with w.c. is located next to the garage.
The access to the property is via a very good quality tarmac country road that starts with 200M of gravel/dry river bed (no need for a 4 x 4 vehicle). The road then winds up to the house for 4km. The road has barriers in some places and is open to the countryside in other parts. The British owner of the property has been driving the route for 30 years and has never had a problem with it come rain or shine. However, if anyone has a severe phobia of drops, this route may not be for them. (There are photos of the route within the portfolio of photos).
The property has been renovated to a high standard and comes with modern comforts which make this an ideal home for year-round enjoyment – namely, the underfloor heating on the ground floor! Equally, the house could be used as a “lock-up-and-leave” holiday home because the land is so easy to care for. Plus being part of a loose-knit community of detached homes set in their own land, the property is not isolated and there is likely a neighbour willing to assist with watering plants etc.
The layout of the property has been carefully considered and makes it ideal for accommodating friends and family. The master bedroom and en-suite bathroom is accessed separately from the two guest bedrooms and family bathroom. This means guests and owner have their own privacy and a degree of independence.
The 4th bedroom has a w.c. and is attached to the garage at the West end of the main house with it’s own small enclosed patio area. Because the 4th bedroom occupies half of the building that equally accommodates the garage, the 4th bedroom could very easily be knocked through to become a self-contained apartment.
There is a two-level outbuilding (originally a stable and hay loft) located at the East end of the main house which could also be converted into further accommodation (subject to the necessary building permits). This building is not yet renovated and therefore can be designed to suit future needs.
Communications and amenities: The property has legal rights to well water that fills the enormous 100,000ltr water deposit at the top of the land that subsequently brings water down to the house. Mains electricity is connected as is Broadband Internet. There is underfloor heating and air-conditioning in the main house (more about this below).
Reaching the property is an adventure and takes you through typical Spanish countryside in this mountainous area. A head for heights may be required for some but it’s worth it for the panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and the Mediterranean Sea once you reach this very special home!
Enjoying the views and seeing birds of prey soaring above you and below really connects you to the environment. It is equally easy to appreciate the change in seasons, the beauty of the area and the traditional values of life in rural Andalucia.
♦ Tastefully renovated farmhouse with many features retained
♦ South Facing with panoramic sea views
♦ Close to the Costa Tropical, Almuñecar and La Herradura
♦ 236M2 built area
♦ Underfloor heating via a Heat Pump
♦ Wood burning stove
♦ Traditional wooden windows with shutters and fly/mosi screens
♦ Flexible layout – great for guests
♦ Outbuildings… Separate 4th bedroom (with cloakroom/w.c.) is attached to the garage. A two level outbuilding (un-renovated stable with hay loft) is located at the other end of the property. All outbuildings provide options for tourism ventures, subject to standard planning permission.
♦ Land area of approx. 4,600M2 with clever planting around the house, a variety of trees and plants
Layout of the main house
The property is oriented to the south and enjoys breath taking views to the sea and surrounding countryside.
The stone built farmhouse is entered via a large hallway – stairs rise from the hallway to the guest bedrooms 2 and 3 as well as a bathroom which serves both rooms.
To the left of the hallway, you enter into a large, light and bright living room with views to the south, a feature wood burning stove and beamed ceiling. There is a staircase accessed from the living room which goes up to the master bedroom suite – a master bedroom with built in wardrobes, air-conditioning/heating unit and en-suite bathroom/
To the right of the entrance hall, you enter into a dining room which, in turn leads to the kitchen. There is an attractive stable door which gives access to the large front terrace.
All the bedrooms have ample, fitted cupboards. The fourth bedroom, with a w.c./cloakroom, has a separate entrance off the garage and could also be used as an office or utility room. This room leads to a small enclosed patio.
The large and well planted/established terrace takes in the best of the views – facing South towards the sea and across the surrounding countryside. The terrace is large enough to accommodate outside dining tables, soft seating areas and comes with a built-in barbecue and original bread oven.
Scented plants predominate the terrace and the land around the house is planted with low maintenance fruit and flowering trees. Beyond that the land is uncultivated – there would be room for a swimming pool subject to the usual permissions. At the top of the land is a water storage deposit of 100,000 litres.
There is a two level outbuilding (un-renovated stable with hay loft) at the East end of the terrace and a garage block at the West end of the house where the separate 4th bedroom is located with a w.c.
The Costa Tropical, Almunecar and La Herradura
This stunning stretch of coastline has been a popular destination for all nationalities over the years – partly due to the beauty of the area and partly due to the temperate climate it enjoys throughout the year.
The area is relatively unspoilt compared with many of the more developed areas along the coast of Southern Spain and this is mainly due to the high level of agriculture in the area which provides Avocados, Mangos and Custard Apples for the Spanish and International markets.
The historical town of Almuñecar has excellent facilities (shopping, restaurants, bars, schools and medical facilities) and is only a 15 mins’ to 20 mins’ (7km) drive. Closer (4km), is the hamlet of Torrecuevas which has a school, church, doctor, chemist, small supermarket and two cafe/bars.
Airports of Malaga and Granada can be reached within 75mins.