For sale direct from owner!
This town house benefits from six things most town houses do not benefit from:
1) Spectacular views down to the coast at Marbella and also fabulous mountain views of the Sierra Blanca and Sierra Alpujata mountain ranges.
2) Spacious outside space that includes two large balconies that flow from the open-plan living area level and also from the bedroom level. Plus the lower floor apartment has a window balcony.
3) An independent 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with it’s own access that can be connected to the main part of the house via an internal door that can be locked or opened according to how you wish to use the house.
4) The main house entrance is accessed off the higher road to the rear and the independent apartment is accessed from the lower road to the front of the property.
5) The house has a garage so no need to park on the street and walk.
6) Live in the vibrant yet peaceful and pretty town of Ojen in the mountains bordering the Sierra de la Nieves Natural Park. Enjoy what the coast has to offer at the same time! It only takes 10 minutes to drive down to Marbella so you have the best of both worlds close by. Dine in a Michelin starred restaurant on the coast by night and get a taxi back to your peaceful home. Or perhaps enjoy a spa day on the coast and return to a chilled glass of wine and continue your relaxation on one of the terraces.
Overview of the property and what it offers a buyer:
This large home over 4 floors is spacious at 319M2 to include the garage of 26M2. Throughout the entire property is; double glazing, marble floors and air-conditioning (cooling and heating). There is also a wood burner in the main house.
It offers buyers many opportunities…
Full time use of this adaptable house: A spacious full time home for a family with a huge selection of schools available for a multitude of nationalities from 15 minutes drive away. A full time home for the semi-retired with the opportunity of additional income by holiday letting the apartment. Or full time let the apartment and use the income to pay the mortgage!
A holiday home: Holiday let all of the house to include the main house and the apartment. Or holiday let only part of the home and keep the rest entirely for yourself.
Floor plans are included in the portfolio of photos and this is the easiest way to visualise how the accommodation is distributed across each floor.
The apartment at lower street level is accessed via a flight of stairs from the entrance porch. It is similar to a very spacious studio apartment or loft apartment. Open-plan living offers space for cooking (fully fitted kitchen), lounging, dining, working and there is a raised bedroom that is open to the living area with balcony style railings. The bathroom is large and that is behind a door (not open-plan).
Main house accommodation is accessed via a door at the rear of the house at higher street level. The living area is open-plan (loft style) and across one floor. It includes; a spacious living, kitchen (fully fitted), lounging and dining space plus a useful duplex style area with a shower behind glass blocks with stairs rising to a mezzanine above that accommodates a bedroom. There is also a a separate w.c. which is very useful.
From the living area there is a seamless flow out onto the very spacious balcony/terrace offering alfresco lounging, dining and BBQ cooking. The views are fabulous and take in roof tops, mountains and the sea along the Marbella coastline. Stairs rise from the living area to further bedrooms that are configured in a more traditional way.
Upstairs are two very spacious bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and access out onto yet another large balcony with even more magnificent views due to the higher elevation. A shower room is located between both bedrooms on this level.
Running costs of this large house:
Annual rates are €800 and annual rubbish collection is €300. Connection to mains electricity is on average €150 per month and main water is very cheap at just €8 per month.
Broadband Internet (fibre optic) and land-line phones are available in the street and can be connected quickly with many packages available to include the addition of mobile phones and cable TV.
The drive from Marbella to Ojen:
The drive up from Marbella to Ojen is a 10 minute drive on a very good quality road. It is an unlit country road and it is does gently meander through the mountains with great views at times and you pass pine forests and large out of town restaurants frequented at weekends by people from Marbella who want to eat more rustic cuisine.
Proximity to the coast and a huge selection of beaches:
Ojen is superbly located to offer a slower pace of life and a pueblo blano (white village) feel in the mountains. Yet the coast is just 15 minutes drive away. There is a beach for everyone along the Costa del Sol from luxurious beach clubs to free and natural coves with sand dunes to beaches renowned for water sports. Of course there are beaches backed by chiringuitos (beach bars on the sand). You can dine in luxury or enjoy deep fried squid and chips and everything in between. There is something for everyone along the coastline and what is guaranteed – every trip, you can return to peace, away from the bustle of the coast!
The population is just under 4,000 residents who are mostly Spanish but there is a good mix of Northern Europeans and British too.
The town is nestled between two mountain ranges and has a river below. It is a traditional town with whitewashed houses, narrow streets, a plaza with tapas bars and a festivity calendar that includes the annual Feria in October, flamenco music events, and both mountain bike and motorbike competitions.
The town may be traditional in style but it has modern convenience too such as; take-away food, high speed Broadband, a supermarket, large outdoor municipal swimming pool, quality football stadium plus tennis and padel courts. There is also a great outdoor market every Saturdays.
The enormous La Canada shopping mall with every high street brand is only 10 minutes drive down to the coast. Every kind of supermarket is in this area too, from luxurious to budget shopping.
Ojen is a wonderful place to integrate into local life, yet the conveniences and jet-set lifestyle of Marbella are only 10 to 15 minutes away. Puerto Banus is only 20 minutes away also.
It is a 40 minute drive to Malaga Airport where there are flights from all major European countries and some International flights too. Of course, there are internal flights to many major Spanish cities and to the islands also.
About the seller
The seller is called Victoria, she is German and she speaks fluent English. She lives at the house full time having raised 5 children in the home. They are grown up now and it is time for her to move on, although she is very happy in the house and loves Ojen. The apartment is currently long-term let and this arrangement can be terminated or continued according to the wishes of the buyer.
If a walk-through video viewing would be helpful, Victoria can organise this for you. She if also available for physical viewings too.
If you have any questions for Victoria she is available to answer your questions via email, WhatsApp or mobile phone call.