For sale direct from the owners!
Superlatives are often over used when it comes to property descriptions so we apologise in advance for the use of a few within the description for this stunning home.
Designed and built in 1994 this country home is located just inland from the Costa Almeria and offers a huge amount of accommodation with a “built area” of nearly 700M2 which includes various terraces, a 15m x 7.5m heated swimming pool, garaging, storage and under build space.
The property is perfect for use as a large family home but it also lends itself to all manner of entertaining – having been used in the past for musical events, many a well-attended party and for peaceful relaxation, the property suits many different uses.
The location ensures peace and privacy – surrounded by 137,567M2 of land, this equates to 35 acres or 13.5 hectares and yet, you are just a short drive from the A7/E15 coastal motorway, the popular village of Mojacar and the coastal beach resorts of Mojacar Playa, Vera Playa and Garrucha.
The land around the property is specially protected and this restricts any further development so your views are guaranteed and the seclusion will not be interrupted.
Let’s talk about the specifics of the property itself – approached along a sweeping entrance driveway, you arrive at the property and enter a traditional Moorish courtyard, the property has defined areas to ensure guest privacy and independence from the main house accommodation.
The Moorish Courtyard garden… Large arched wooden double doors open to reveal a spacious and beautiful courtyard with its portico surround and four-tiered central fountain. With climbing plants, the courtyard has an authentic Andalusian/Moorish atmosphere.
The Garden Room (Double Guest Suite 1)… accessed off the courtyard, this delightful room has a large picture window among its features showcasing the beautiful views. It benefits from an en-suite shower room.
The Moorish Room… this is the perfect space for entertaining in the shade, a three-sided room open to the courtyard with built in seating and two arabesque carved arched windows over-looking the gardens and the distant views.
Double Guest Suite (2)… A spacious dual aspect room over-looking the courtyard and gardens complete with en-suite bathroom.
Double Guest Suite (3)… A third double guest room with built in floor to ceiling wardrobes, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, and en-suite shower room. Double windows provide views of the garden and pine forest.
The Apartment… this self-contained apartment comes with a sitting room with kitchen facilities, a double bedroom and built in cupboards, and a full bathroom suite. Windows in both rooms overlook the pine forest.
The Garage is accessed from the entrance driveway and has electrically operated roller doors. There is also access into the courtyard from the garage.
The Main House has been designed to flow perfectly, maximise views and provide the perfect space for families and entertaining. High ceilings, double height living area and spacious rooms, there is a real sense of luxury and arrival.
The Entrance Hall is a very spacious room with a wide sweeping marble staircase leading to the lovely internal Gallery. The room provides access to: the guest cloakroom, under-stair cloak-room, double guest suite (4), the kitchen, the gallery, principal bedroom suite (5) principal bedroom suite (6), the upper terrace, the main reception room, the dining room and the study.
Double Guest Suite (4)… A light and spacious room with views to the courtyard and French windows to the main terrace. The room has an en-suite bathroom.
Principal Bedroom Suite (5)… A lovely and spacious heptagonal shaped room with a separate dressing room that has floor to ceiling wardrobes on each side and a Juliette balcony over-looking the courtyard and en-suite bathroom. French doors lead out to the Upper Terrace.
Principal Bedroom Suite (6)… This room is a mirror image of Principal Bedroom Suite (5). Both rooms enjoy lovely double aspect views.
The Kitchen… is large and fitted with lots of base level and eye level units and black granite work surfaces. There are two arched windows that over-look the courtyard and a swing door leads directly into the dining room. A separate door leads to the side terrace, the apartment and the laundry room and staff/back up kitchen.
The Gallery… accessed from the entrance hallway, this half-landing with a central arched window overlooks the courtyard.
The Upper Terrace… is fully tiled and enjoys superb views of the countryside to the sea.
The Main Living/Reception Room… a spacious room with a double height ceiling which provides a huge amount of light and connects you beautifully with the outside space and the surrounding countryside. French doors lead onto the Veranda. This room benefits from under-floor heating and a centrally placed and impressive open fireplace with mantelpiece. At the side of the room you have access to the Study.
Throughout the property is an integrated music system with speakers in various locations including the swimming pool terrace. This is perfect for music lovers and when entertaining.
The Study… An octagonal shaped room that has two windows facing the side garden and French doors that lead to the Veranda and main terrace.
The Dining Room… Situated at the other end of the living room and octagonal in shape is the dining room with a fixed black granite dining table at its centre that can seat ten diners. French doors lead out to the Veranda and a sliding door connects to the kitchen.
The Veranda… This very spacious covered veranda has a large open arch on each side and three large open arches leading to the main terrace. There is also a built-in barbecue. This area provides plenty of seating and is an excellent place for outside entertaining.
The Main Terrace… Leading from the Veranda, this large terrace surrounds the house on three sides. There is a wide sweeping staircase with wrought iron hand rails on either side of the terrace that leads down to the swimming pool terrace.
The Swimming Pool Terrace… At the centre of this terrace is the 15 x 7.5 metre heated swimming pool which has feature lighting and can be heated. The pool and terrace are completely private with plenty of space for sunbathing, relaxing or entertaining. A shower room, separate WC and doors lead to the basement.
The property’s design and architecture include a number of features found in a castle and the tower element is perhaps the most obvious. The tower can be accessed from inside and has various doors at different levels offering access from the main veranda to the master bedroom terrace and the roof terrace.
Basement… This is a large space with a variety of potential uses – currently, it is home to the boiler room, a water storage deposit for back up use, all of the pool workings including the filtration etc. and a wine cellar area.
There are also doors to various parts of the house including the pool area, the kitchen and a storage space. Within the basement are a number of items being included within the sale including cement mixer and scaffolding for future maintenance.
The Gardens… Are fully fenced and provide a secure area for children or pets that contains many mature palm trees, fiscus trees, pine trees, bougainvillea’s, begonias and cacti. There is a lovely man-made waterfall that runs down the side of the house into a small pool. There are a number of palm trees around the property, some of which are very well established.
A disused orchard area could easily be adapted to create a tennis court.
The formal gardens have a sophisticated automated watering system.
The land… the land extends to more than 33 acres and whilst immediately surrounding the property is more formal, the remainder of the land is a mix of forest with many pine trees, old mining ruins, caves and scrubland.
The driveway to the property creates a sense of arrival with street lamps and there is plenty of space for guests to park.
The land around the property is protected from further development so the surroundings you see currently are guaranteed for the future.
Buying the property – company structure…
The property is held within a Spanish SL which is part of an Irish based company and can be sold with all the current tax benefits of being within a company structure. The owner is happy to discuss this with any potential buyers to ensure a smooth buying process.