For sale direct from owner!
♦ Dimensions: 114M2 ground floor and 78M2 first floor so a house of 192M2. Plus a swimming pool that is 9Mx 4M which is 48M2 built. Total constructed area of 240M2 plus terraces. Re-built in 2015 to a high standard. Set in 4,010M2 of maturely planted land.
♦ Services: Connected to mains water (with holding water deposit) and also connected to mains electricity. A three chamber septic tank to current European standards is installed.
♦ The house has AFO which means the legal paperwork will satisfy any buyer’s lawyer and a sales should proceed without complications. Finding a property with AFO when buying a country property in Andalucia is like finding a golden ticket to peace of mind!
♦ Accommodation: 3 double bedrooms all en-suite plus a study/4th occasional bedroom that also has an en-suite that leads to a laundry room. Double height open-plan living/dining room with a gallery above. Modern fully fitted kitchen complimented by a pizza/bread oven on the terrace.
♦ Property styling: A very elegant home that is stylish, clean and crisp in design with a modern kitchen and contemporary bathrooms. Another modern feature is a double height space over the living room with a gallery above that adds to the wow factor. To complement the modern clean lines are impressive wooden roof trusses, beams, wooden external and internal doors, wooden windows, marble and terracotta floors throughout which adds Andalucian charm and character. The glazing throughout the property add to the feeling of light and space.
♦ Setting and access: The house backs onto a stand of Holm Oaks that are protected. The track to the house only accesses three other property and a tractor shed used by olive farmers. The track is made of compressed gravel and well maintained by the town hall. A 4 X 4 car is not necessary and most of it is flat. Only the odd car or tractor goes past occasionally. On the way to Montefrio, after the half kilometre track, you join tarmac and after 1 kilometre more, you enter the town itself.
♦ Central heating to radiators compliment the glazed wood burning stove in the living room. The central heating is gas-fueled and the gas is held in a large tank in the garden that is hidden from view. The gas boiler feeds the hot water and the radiators.
♦ Views: The property has an open panoramic view of Sierra Parapanda which is a mountain side covered in seemingly endless olive groves. The terraces and pool have sun from sun rise to late afternoon yet the mature trees give 100% privacy and shady places to relax. Light floods into the house through French doors to the living room, kitchen and master bedroom with the views being framed.
♦ Holiday rental: Currently, the property is a Casa Rural (country tourism rental home) and it is very successful. Rates are between €1,230 to €1,980 per week throughout the season. Because the area is renowned for outdoor activities, there is potential to holiday let year round as the property has central heating and a wood burning stove.
♦ Fruit and nut trees on the land: Below the property and on the land is a mature orchard of trees to include; olives, almond, apple, pomegranate, pear, plum and quince. On the terraces nearer to the house are a mature walnut and a mature fig tree. Both are prolific producers and both add shade to sit under during hotter summer days.
♦ Mountain spring water can be collected if desired on the Puerto Lope road just 2km from the house. Whilst the town water is able to be drunk and tastes good, this spring water is just perfect!
♦ Top 10 National Geographic listing: For Montefrio having one of the best panoramic views in the world!
Broadband Internet is connected with WiFi which is available throughout the property, mobile reception is excellent and a Satellite TV system is installed that provides the house with British TV channels. The satellite system will remain and it is likely the satellite dish can be re-aligned to bring different European television networks into the property if desired.
Open-plan living/dining room with several sets of French doors onto the terrace, a wood burning stove with glazed door, a dining table that seats 8 to 10 people and a double height ceiling with gallery above.
Fully fitted modern kitchen with double oven, larder fridge, dishwasher and electric four ring hob (there is a small freezer in the utility room). French doors lead you from the kitchen onto the front terrace.
Study/fourth occasional bedroom accessed off the kitchen with quality sofa bed. This useful room has an en-suite shower room leading into a laundry room.
Bedroom 3 is located on the ground floor and is accessed off the living room. It is a twin bedroom currently and has an en-suite shower room plus access to a private terrace.
Gallery above the living room with built-in storage cupboards.
Master bedroom/bedroom 1 is an impressive room with an en-suite bathroom to include a shower and bath. The master bedroom has French doors onto a balcony overlooking the valley and mountain range beyond, plus access to a private first floor sun terrace.
Bedroom 2 (double) with en-suite shower room.
Fenced and gated with parking on the driveway for 3 to 4 cars.
An ancient forest backs onto the house and includes amongst the protected Holm Oak trees; wild flowers, rock roses, wild crocus, narcissus and three varieties of wild orchid. At terrace level are a mature walnut and a mature fig tree and below the house is the fruit orchard.
Swimming pool is 9M X 4M with a depth of 1.9M and under water lighting. The pool in surrounded by a sun terrace and backed by garden areas and open to a fabulous panoramic countryside view.
Front terrace is shaded in part by a grapevine covered pergola ideal for dining. Then there are open areas and also places to sit under a trees to read and relax in the shade.
Alfresco cooking terrace with a pizza/bread oven plus a brick built BBQ both ideal for dining outside with family and friends.
There is no formal garden to maintain which reduces the work. The land is simply strimmed and the trees pruned as necessary. This is ideal if the house is to be a holiday home or holiday rental. However, if a formal garden is desired, there is ample space and opportunity to create the garden of your dreams.
Casa Rural. A successful tourism property
Currently the property is available for holiday lets from Spring to Autumn with occasional winter weeks booked each year. The rates are from €1,230 to €1,980 per week and the current owners have let up 15 weeks each year. Even during the Covid pandemic the property has been popular. Because the property has central heating and a wood burning stove, there is no reason why the property could not be holiday let to those wanting to partake in outdoor activities best pursued during the cooler months. It is probable the pool could become heated too via a heat pump or solar system to extend the season.
The current owners have efficient property managers (a couple) who are Belgium and they will happily work for the buyers if this is what they wish. They are multi-lingual and will organises walking excursions and her husband, who is a keen cyclist will organises cycling tours. There is also horse riding locally too.
The owner’s favourite walk from the house is to El Torre de las Guzmanes, a trail which passes a Moorish watch tower that can be seen from the house.
Sold with contents so ready to go!
An inventory of the contents of the house can accompany the legal paperwork and go to the lawyer when the property is sold. The contents will be sold separately from the house sale (if desired) so neither the buyer or seller will pay tax on 2nd hand items.
With the contents sold alongside the property, the holiday rental business can continue uninterrupted if this is what the buyer wishes. Equally, the contents will help anyone moving into the property as a permanent or holiday home.
Only personal items such as pictures will be removed if the buyer wants a ready-to-go property.
Activities enjoyed in the area
Horse riding, hiking/walking, road cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, bird watching and more.
A very self contained village that thrives on agriculture, to include olives that produce excellent olive oil, sheep and goats producing superb cheeses and other forms of agriculture such as honey. The town has everything needed for modern day living. It is a lively, friendly and welcoming town with a hill top church. It is just 1.5km from the house, so just a five minutes by car or a 30 minute walk.
Montefrio may be historic and picturesque, yet it bustles with over 6,000 residents who have no need to leave the town for amenities. The village has everything you need to include; a 24 hour medical centre with on-stand-by ambulance, too many bars and restaurants to mention, 4 good size supermarkets, schools for all ages, superb sporting facilities, physiotherapist, independent shops and many clubs to join from youth up to pensioner’s age. There are festivals and street parties throughout the year, with Montefrio being famous for these elaborate festivities. Everyone is encouraged to join in! If you do need to visit a city, Granada is the closest and reached in under 1 hour and Cordoba is 1 hour 20 minutes drive away.
The Costa Tropical is the closest stretch of coastline. It is a 90 minute drive down to coastal resorts such as Salobrena, Almunecar and a little further to popular Nerja.
The Sierra Nevada ski station is 90 minutes away and is normally open from December through to the end of April.
Starting in the West, Lanjaron is accessed in approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Proximity to airports
Granada 50 minutes drive (National and European flights available).
Malaga 90 minutes drive (National, European and some International flights available).