- Habitable m2
Los Olivos Viejos (The Old Olive Trees) lies idyllically secluded in a centuries old olive grove, originally planted by the Moors over 600 years ago. The property is situated just 5km out of Orgiva at 800m on the Southern Slopes of the Sierra Nevada. The cortijo of 95m2 was built in 2002 to a very high standard in the traditional style of the area. It features two bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath room and walk in wardrobe. The open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area are enhanced by the wooden beamed ceiling. The large partly roofed private terrace with BBQ and 6m x 4m filtered swimming pool offers stunning views over the sierras and the typical whitewashed villages. It has been used very succesfully as a holiday rental since 2002.
It is surrounded by a mature garden with a great variety of fruit trees including citrus and advocados, flowers and herbs which are watered by an automated drip-feed system. The property is being sold with 16,973 m2 of surrounding olive grove planted with olives, which provide an income, 8000kg last year. The land is ecologically certified and has been for the last twenty years. Access to the property is via a concrete track which is shared with the neighbours. Permission could be sought to build a Nave/Almacen of around 50m2 if needed.
The property is connected to mains electricity, water is from a shared Spring, there is an hour of water from the acequia for irrigation of the land. Also right from the barranco.
It takes you 5 minutes by car to get to Orgiva, the nearest town. You’ll find banks, cash machines, post office, various supermarkets, numerous bars & restaurants, 3 health shops, a police station, all schools and 24 h medical services.
Orgiva has developed into a small centre of alternative culture, combining old Spanish tradition with the ecological lifestyle of a young foreign community.
Driving 35 minutes along a beautiful mountain road takes you to Salobreña, the nearest beach of the Costa Tropical.
Granada is a 50 minutes’ drive away. Another 30 minutes take you to the ski resort of Sierra Nevada. Skiing is possible between December and May. The highest lifts take you up to 3.400 metres and from there one enjoys unforgettable views of Granada and right across the Med to Africa.
The Moors lived until the end of the 16th century in the Alpujarras. We not only still use their water channels and water deposits, but their original arabic names too. A proposal has recently been submitted to declare the Alpujarras a UNESCO world heritage site.
Hiking is pure pleasure here. It takes a 20 minute car drive to reach the borders of the National Park of Sierra Nevada. You can watch eagles circle in the blue skies, see ibexes fearlessly cross the cliffs above you and feel part of the magnificence of untouched nature all around.
Land & Gardens
Citrus Fruit Trees Fruit Trees Fully Renovated
Mature Gardens Mostly Flat Land Olive Grove
Parking Area Patio Spectacular Views
Suitable For Equestrian Use Well Used Track
Fully Fitted Kitchen Wood Burning Stove(s)
Existing Business Income Potential
Acequia Rights For Irrigation Mains Connection Shared Spring
Swimming Pool Water Storage On Land
Close To Village Easy Access Mountain Views No Near Neighbours
Not Isolated South East Facing Tranquil Location Very Private