For sale direct from the owner!
This beautiful villa is located within a short walk of the popular village of Ermita Nueva, just 45mins north of Granada city, home to the Sierra Nevada skiing resort and the famous Alhambra Palace.
The views from this country villa are just stunning. Rippling, silvery olive groves cover the landscape far into the distance. Rising above it all are the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains – in spring, dazzling white with snow against the blue sky.
The cottage style villa was completely reformed in 2017 with high quality materials designed to provide a mix of traditional features and modern comforts.
The property shares a hillside spot with two or three neighbouring properties, is set in the peaceful heartland of Andalucía’s olive oil country. The pace of life here is slow and the people are warm and friendly. The house that sits beside this one is an occasional holiday home with their outdoor living space facing away from this property.
The villa is located within walking distance of the attractive little village of Ermita Nueva (1.4 km) which has a bar, a bakery and a small supermarket. It is rare to get a country home such as this within walking distance of local facilities which is why it has been successfully rented by the current owner in recent years.
The interior of the villa is decorated in a traditional style with exposed ceiling beams and the open, brick fireplace in the living room but comes with modern comforts such as full gas fired central heating, double glazed windows and spacious, light filled accommodation throughout.
Layout of the property
The property is set across two floors with the first-floor home to the large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with walk in shower.
On the ground floor is a well-appointed kitchen with doors out to the south facing conservatory, a spacious living room with feature brick fireplace and a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
The living room leads directly to the kitchen with its whitewashed walls and farmhouse-style brick floor. The sloping ceiling is higher than in the living room and all around the room, at ceiling level is attractively arranged decorative china, giving antique character to the clutter-free kitchen. The kitchen has a four-ring gas hob with electric oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The worktops are smart granite and there is plenty of space to prepare food.
From the living room there are two steps up to a little landing (which takes you up eight stairs to the master bedroom) and then two steps down from this landing is the ground floor bedroom.
Upstairs is the spacious master bedroom which, with its en suite bathroom, takes up the whole of the top floor. The style of this bedroom is very open and airy with a high, sloping ceiling and exposed beams. The bedroom has great views and at night you can see the path of the moon, from its rising, moving across the sky throughout the whole night.
The bedroom has four large windows; two are south-facing and look out to the Sierra Nevada mountains and the pool terrace below, two face the back of the house with its sloping, grassy terrace. The en suite bathroom has a walk-in shower, basin and WC, as well as a large closet room.
The ground floor bedroom is a twin-bedded room. One large window looks out to the pool terrace and the mountains beyond, the other large window looks out to the side of the house. It has a large, walk-in closet. The decor in this room is as for a rural cottage, with a low ceiling, visible beams and it comes with an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, basin and WC. The large mirror in the bathroom is lit by the natural light of a window.
The property has many benefits, here’s just a few that we have picked out for you…
♦ Completely reformed in 2017 in a traditional style villa with modern comforts
♦ Occupation licence – no delays and no legal issues…
♦ A great location – a quiet position yet within walking distance of the village
♦ Panoramic views of the surrounding olive groves and the Sierra Nevada
♦ Swimming pool (7m x 3m) and a large sun terrace
♦ WiFi internet throughout the property
♦ Gas central heating to radiators throughout
♦ Double glazed throughout and the conservatory has security glass
♦ Parking for 2 or 3 cars
♦ Can be sold with all fixtures and fittings and furnishings
♦ 1,800M2 land area
♦ Easy access to Granada (airport, skiing and great cultural events)
♦ The perfect lock and leave holiday home
Outside space and the swimming pool
In Spain, the outside space that comes with a property can be just as important as the internal accommodation and this delightful villa doesn’t disappoint…
The front of the house has a furnished conservatory room which really connects the inside of the house with the outside space. Overlooking the wide, pool terrace, it is south-facing so you are treated to a full day’s sunshine. The conservatory has plenty of space for relaxing and taking in the views. It also has space for a dining table and four chairs for eating meals in an indoor but outdoor setting. The conservatory has glass sliding doors on all three sides which can be opened to let a cool breeze blow through in the summer but keeps out any wind during chillier times of the year.
The lovely blue pool has shallow steps for easy access into the water or for just sitting on, cooling down without the full body dip. The sun terrace also has plenty of room for sunbathing and relaxing.
The views over the gardens and the surrounding olive groves are stunning with just the birdsong and the odd farmer tending his olive grove to enjoy.
Behind the house is a sloping grassy area, with a few small trees (almonds and encinas) providing some shade in the heat of the day.
The drive north from Granada towards the province of Jaen brings you to the vast expanses of olive tree estates. This is olive oil country and the experience of authentic, rural Andalusia. Here you’ll see olive mills, sleepy hamlets and village dogs dozing in the sun.
The house is easy to find and easy to get to. Most of the journey from Granada is on the (usually not busy at all) N432 towards the medieval fortress town of Alcalá La Real. The village of Ermita Nueva is clearly marked. To get to the house from the village, a tarmac road takes you a kilometre followed by a decent, easily driveable dirt road for half a kilometre. As you take the last half kilometre up, you’ll see the superb views of fields and olive groves stretching away into the distance.
Although this house is for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, the proximity of the village and the few neighbours mean you never feel isolated.
The town of Alcalá La Real with its arabic fortress is only 5kms away. Similarly, the pretty town of Montefrío is a 30 minute drive and both offer plenty of history, cultural events, shopping opportunities and of course, food! Montefrío is very well known for its trout, cooked simply and fresh.
Priego de Córdoba is about 40 minutes’ drive away and Granada is just 45 minutes’ drive away with its International airport, the famous Alhambra Palace and the skiing resort of Sierr Nevada.