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A brief overview of the property
This charming 2 bed 1 bath 145M2 country home, set in 25,000M2 of land is located on the south western edge of the El Torcal Natural Park & mountain range, directly inland from Malaga city. The property has some of the best views available in Andalucia… a unique limestone mountain range, arable farm land, unspoilt countryside and even the Mediterranean Sea. The location of this property, just within the southern reaches of the Antequera municipality, is all about having the best of both worlds… A very tranquil, peaceful and exceptional setting with breath taking views, yet connected to every kind of amenity needed for comfortable modern day living. The house is also accessed without the need to drive on dirt tracks and is just 500m from amenities.
The special location of this country home is so desirable because; a few moments walk from the house are fabulous hiking trails. Daily, birds of prey are seen soaring on the thermals and wild Ibex (a special kind of antelope exclusively found in the El Torcal mountain range) are often seen in the area too. All this natural wonder without being isolated – just 500M from a convenience store, bar/restaurant, sub post office and bus stop!
The location in brief
♦ A few minutes walk into La Higuera (500M) where there is a mini supermarket, a sub post office, bus stop, a bar/restaurant (open from May to mid October) and some basic sports facilities.
♦ La Hermita is a very small chapel in the countryside of La Higuera, where each year on 25th December during the morning, a folk music festival takes place with several different styles of music played in little huddles. Sweet pastries are provided free of charge as well as brandy, anis and coffee. It is a fabulous festive celebration followed by a service if you wish to stay for this. There is also a big procession to La Hermita for Easter (semana santa). Both are incredible to witness and it is possible to walk from the house to the little chapel.
♦ 4.5km (5 mins’ drive) from the pretty white village of La Joya where a 4* spa hotel is to be found (with public access to join the gym, indoor & outdoor pools and spa). In the centre of the village a quality bistro style restaurant, local ventas (bar/restaurants), a superb patisserie/bakery, doctor’s surgery, a pharmacy and bank are to be found.
♦ 7km (10 mins’ drive) from the bustling village/small town of Villanueva de la Concepcion with every amenity for modern day living is to be found. 24 hr medical centre with on-stand-by ambulance, opticians, hairdressers, barbers, banks, shops, bars, restaurants, butchers, bakeries and cafes, sports complex with outdoor swimming pool, football stadium, DIY stores, schools from nursery age through to senior school and a church.
♦ 12km (20 mins’ drive) gets you to the top of the El Torcal Mountain Range into the heart of the Natural Park. Here you can pick up the ‘green walk’ or the ‘yellow walk’ which takes you safely yet stunningly through the natural park. If you go early or late, the wild Ibex will be easily seen and not run away from you plus, bird of prey can be witnessed leaving or landing on roosting spots in the rocks. It is the only place in the world where the incredible rock formations of the Torcal can be found.
♦ 22km (35 mins’ drive) from the historic city of Antequera to be found on the Northern side of the El Torcal mountain range with world heritage status for the dolmens. Here, everything can be found that a city has to offer to include an excellent hospital with accident & emergency facility.
♦ 41km (1 hours’ drive) to Malaga airport and city. A city that is winning award after award, year-on-year.
♦ 28km (50 mins’ drive) to El Caminito del Rey at El Chorro a thrilling gorge walk with wooden walkways high above the water that cling to the rock. Also the Malaga lakes with beaches and non-motorised water sports on the lake are to be found here.
♦ 60km (1 hour’s drive) to Los Alamos beach which is located between Malaga city and Torremolinos. A secret and much loved beach by the Spanish, little known by tourists. A glorious stretch of sand with superb amenities and chiringuitos (beach bars) that back the sand and connect to the long promenade.
The benefits this charming country home has to offer
♦ Detached country home with complete privacy and some of the most impressive views in Spain.
♦ South facing – enjoys sunshine all day long!
♦ The above ground pool can be re-installed on the upper sun terrace once again if desired. The structure of the pool and the plumbing for it are ready and waiting, all that is required is a new liner for the pool from a well know DIY store in Malaga called, Leyroy Merlin (located next to Malaga airport). So, the choice is there for the buyer to have or not have the pool up and running again.
♦ An enclosed courtyard is below the pool terrace with white, waist high walls that offers complete privacy to soak up the Spanish sun and the mature gardens surrounding it with outside lighting.
♦ 25,000M2 of land in total – split to include; a 5,000M2 manageable garden area that is fully fenced and gated to be dog proof plus a large 20,000M2 area of land separate from the house that is currently farmed by a neighbouring farmer.
♦ The 20,000M2 area of land is virtually flat and could legally have stables constructed and be separated into paddocks (if a buyer wishes to keep horses).
♦ Mains water (plus a 7,000ltr water deposit).
♦ Mains electricity.
♦ Landline telephone and Broadband Internet which is a huge benefit when in the countryside.
♦ TV can be streamed via this Internet connection.
♦ Full central heating to radiators via gas bottles.
♦ Satellite TV dish for UK Sky TV is possible or it can be re-aligned for the viewing of television from other European countries.
♦ Completed energy certificate.
♦ 145M2 is a very spacious 2 bed 1 bath property that also has a large covered alfresco lounging and dining area with spectacular views that change with the seasons.
♦ The property is in excellent order and very well maintained. It can be enjoyed immediately.
♦ A casa rural tourism licence could easily be obtained and the exceptional location of this property combined with central heating, means the property could generate income year round. A holiday rental property likely to be appreciated by tourists who like to; walk/hike, bird watch, mountain bike, rock climb or simply enjoy spectacular mountain and countryside views in peace and privacy whilst soaking up the sun.
The property is available to be purchased fully furnished if desired (by separate negotiation so that tax is legally not paid on 2nd hand furnishings by neither the buyer or the seller). Personal items will be removed.
The kitchen has a gas hob with extractor fan, electric oven, dishwasher, independent large refrigerator, independent large freezer and plenty of storage. To include pots, pans, crockery and cutlery.
The utility room comes equipped with an automatic washing machine and houses the dual purpose gas boiler for central heating and hot water, with more cupboards for storage.
The fully tiled bathroom comprises Roca bathtub with shower over, toilet, basin, bide and Roca towel radiator.
Double bedroom 1 with super king (zip and link) bed, Spanish wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets.
Double bedroom 2 has twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets.
Outside is a covered terrace with stunning views across open fields and mountains down towards the sea. Here alfresco lounging and dining in complete shade and comfort can be enjoyed with a large table with chairs sitting comfortably in the space.
There is a brick built shed of 42M2 which is perfect for use as a workshop, hobby room or perhaps a tack room if horses were to be kept..
A car port for two cars and ample room for other cars to park. With a gated entrance and access of a quiet country lane that is laid to tarmac.
The land has its own water well to supplement mains water which would be superb if keeping horses was desired.
This property set in its unique and breathtaking location has to be seen to be believed
You do need to visit this property to fully appreciated what is has to offer a buyer. It is impossible to capture the magnificence of the El Torcal and its scale in a photograph. It is equally impossible to put into words how special this location is and how lucky the owners of this property are to have such a unique panorama to enjoy year round. The power from the magnificent Torcal has to be felt. Also the friendliness of the locals, how welcoming and wholeheartedly helpful they are when you arrive cannot be explained easily nor how quickly this turns easily into friendships. This geographical area is a hidden gem where tourism weariness has not touched it and where traditional life continues yet is carefully mixed with modern comforts and conveniences.