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Traditional 5/6 bedroom detached, country home with a flexible layout and scope for improvement. This house needs work and is an ideal project for buyers to add their own taste including adapting the layout to suit your needs. Located directly off tarmac between La Higuera and Pastelero and just 10mins from Villanueva de la Concepcion.

€ 150,000
Santa Maria del Cerro, ,
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For sale direct from the owners!

This charming country home needs work… it requires some love and attention and some updating…it could so with a new kitchen and bathrooms and some gardening would make a huge difference to the outside…

However, this is a great opportunity for the right person – a large two story detached house with more than 200M2 of built area with an attached garage. There is also a separate access from the outside to reach the first floor so you could create two separate properties – one up, one down to offer guests their own privacy and access.

Currently, there is a temporary staircase within the house and this is not suitable for anyone who struggles with mobility. A proper staircase could easily be installed.


The house is entered from a large front terrace with a front door into the living room. This is a bright room with an archway through to the kitchen, the temporary stairs to the first floor and two windows overlooking the front.

The kitchen is a good size but could do with modernising although there are units installed and these could be utilised while doing other works.

There are two bedrooms on the ground floor but of course, these could be used for a variety of purposes – separate dining room, a home office or as hobby rooms.

A bathroom is on the ground floor but again, this could do with updating.

On the first floor there is an open landing area but if the outside access is used, this could be changed to offer an extra bedroom.

There is a very large double bedroom on this level with a balcony and en-suite shower room.

Two further bedrooms are available on this first floor plus a further bathroom (again this could do with being updated).

Outside space and garage…

The garage is attached to the house and could be used for homing a car or becoming a home office or workshop or hobby space.

The front terrace is an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the views.

The gardens have a variety of trees and there is space to become self-sufficient.

There are a number of smaller outbuildings, ideal for storage or conversion to any number of uses.

As mentioned, the house needs work but it has so much going for it, we think it is going to attract plenty of interest…

♦ A great location between La Higuera and Pastelero and midway between Villanueva de la Concepcion and Almogia

♦ Access straight off tarmac

♦ 4, 5 or 6 bedrooms with great flexibility as to how the house is used

♦ Gated and fenced plot of 2,700M2

♦ Mains water connected

♦ Mains electric available to re-connect (this is likely to involve a cost and some work)

♦ Great views across the surrounding countryside

♦ Scope for creating separate accommodation for guests or one large family home

If buying the house, you will need to re-connect the electrical supply and this can involve some cost but there was a supply previously so it should not be too difficult to obtain.

The property is being sold without AFO – this means any future work to the house will need the permission of the local town hall architect but this could include your specific plans for the property.

The paperwork for the property shows some discrepancies and will need to be resolved during the sale process. The easiest way to do this would be with a topographical survey to confirm the exact size of the plot and the buildings.

Currently, the Catastro shows the land area as 2,700M2 but the escritura states 4,900M2. The plots is fenced and therefore, we would probably suggest that the lower size is correct.

In terms of built meters, the Catastro shows this as 249M2 and the escritra states 201M2 and given that the Catastro was updated aerially in recent years, we also feel this is more likely to be correct.

A topographical survey would be the easiest way for these sizes to be confirmed and this could then lead to updating of the escritura at the point of sale.

There is an outstanding IBI bill (local rates) for the property which will be dealt with as part of the sale process so that there are no debts to the property once a sale is concluded.

There is plenty of space for a swimming pool but these can be difficult to obtain permission for (built into the ground) but there is space for an above ground pool and with a slight slope in the land, it would be easy to make this look like a more permanent structure with some decking.


The house is located adjacent to the old school in Santa Maria del Cerro, a 10min drive from the bustling village of Villanueva de la Concepcion. Within a couple of minutes is the small hamlet of Pastelero which benefits from two very good bar/restaurants.

The location is peaceful and it is important to note, the school is now closed and is being used as a community center for local residents.

The property is just a 40min drive from Malaga and the airport but the environment is a traditional farming community giving people a feel of a traditional lifestyle in rural Andalusia.


Unfortunately, the house has suffered from a degree of neglect during the course of a protracted divorce. Thankfully, the house is now being renovated but with a timescale for the sale of the property, you will have to take it as you find it.

The current owner, David, has many jobs to do around the house but he is ticking them off his list slowly but surely.

If you would like to visit the house to see whether it is suitable for you, contact us and we can introduce you to David who will be happy to show you around.

Address: Santa Maria del Cerro
Zip: 29230
Country: Spain
Property Id : 33775
Price: € 150,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Property Reference: 890
Plot Size (M2): 2700
Parking: Plenty of parking plus a garage
Land Area/outside Space: Fully fenced and gated entrance
Style Of Property: Traditional country home
Heating: Wood burning stoves
Number Of Levels: Two
Water Supply: Mains water supply
Electrical Supply: Mains electric (to be reconnected)
Wood Burning Stove/s

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