Ref # : 0043
For Sale € 600,000
This one of a kind property is presented in the traditional Alpujarran style, the current owners have renovated it to a high standard but maintained its original charm. The mature garden around the house itself with many trees providing shade from the summer sun, including palm, Cyprus and fruit trees. The house is on two floors, the beautiful wooden entrance door leads into a reception hall, with two rooms off and stairs to the first floor. The rooms off are currently used one as a dining room with traditional built in cupboards for china and glass, a traditional fireplace and window to the front. The other room with window to the front is a snug with built in seating and a bar. From the dining room a door leads into the Alpujarran style kitchen with windows to both sides, furnished currently in the Aplujarran style (furniture not included) but negotiable. Also on the ground floor there is a large master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, dual aspect windows.
Up to the first floor a vary large open plan sitting room, with one part over the tinao (porch) with windows all around providing wonderful views and light, also another traditional fireplace. Access out onto a terrace again with wonderful views, off the sitting room another bedroom with built in wardrobes, French doors with views down over the valley, another overlooks the garden and fountain. There are a further two bedrooms, both doubles with en suite bathrooms, one with a balcony affording wonderful views.
Outside, accessed by some steps there is a studio, ideal for painting or working from home. Adjacent there is the plant room, this contains the oiled fired central heating boiler. Paths lead through to the grassed swimming pool area and gardens, there is another out building for tools and storage, also a garage with utility area for the washing machine.
The property is connected to mains water, electricity and telephone. Mains water is connected and the property has rights to acequia (irrigation) water for which there are Alberca (water tanks) on the land.
The property is situated only a twelve minute drive from Orgiva and another fifteen minutes to the "Three White Villages" the prettiest villages in the Poqueira valley with a range of shops, restaurants and bars. The regional capital of Orgiva, with all facilities is under 12 mins away, the historic city of Granada can be reached in 1hour and 15 minutes, the beaches of the Costa Tropical in under an hour and the airport at Málaga in under two hours.
Visitors looking for tranquillity and the opportunity to spend a few days relaxing will find Carataunas the perfect destination. It is the smallest village in the whole of the Alpujarra region; but its 5km² of land is full of charm.
It´s history is based in the Arabic dynasty; there are the remains of a cemetery called Macabé still preserved in the village. In the centre, the parish church Nuestra Señora de la Paz, contains paintings of great value believed to be the work of Alonso Cano. Also worth visiting is the stately home “Corps”, which was commissioned by Isabel II.
Carataunas is, due to its geographical and physical location, the perfect place to enjoy rural tourism, as well as walks around the area.