Ref # : 0467
For Sale € 430,000
A four bedroomed, four bathroom detached, stone-built country house 'cortijo' on the outskirts of Capileira in the Poqueira valley region of La Alpujarra, Granadina; a ten minute walk into the village centre; approximately one hour and fifteen minutes' drive to Granada city centre, one hour's drive to the coastal towns of Motril and Salobreña, a two hour drive to Malaga airport.
Parking for up to six cars; private swimming pool, orchard garden featuring fruit and nut-bearing trees to include:
pear, cherries, persimmon, quinces, fig, apple, walnuts, bay; herbs: thyme, sage, oregano and mint.
Mature border of rose bushes, herbal plants and privet hedges in orchard garden and mature selection of roses and flowering shrubs around pool and downstairs patio areas. Acequia rights for garden water irrigation once a week, during summer months (not required in winter months).
Swimming pool: has been recently relined (lasts for up to ten years plus, when properly maintained), cleaning
pump has been upgraded and a new pool cover was purchased in 2022.
The house comprises: two separate living quarters.
First floor (upstairs): generous open plan living/dining/kitchen/larder area, separate laundry area (with recently serviced and upgraded commercial boiler for hot water & central heating), double bedroom with window onto large courtyard area with working fountain, built-in wardrobes, adjacent bathroom with shower. Large outdoor terrace/seating area with views down the Poqueira valley and on to the mediterranean sea (on a clear day).
Second floor - two generously-proportioned bedrooms (main ensuite) with 'Juliet' balconies, views over the valley.
Generously-sized bathrooms, all fitted with 'rainforest' power showers. All bathrooms have been kitted out with new superior quality shower, wash-hand basin and toilet fittings ('Roca' or 'Clever'). The first floor living room features chestnut beams and slate ceiling (as is traditional of the region) and an open fireplace.
Industrial-sized radiators feature throughout living areas and bedrooms (oil-fired central heating).
Hard-wearing traditional terracotta floor flagstones throughout. Barbecue area on this level, with outdoor seating, storage, shelving units. Small storage shed and storage area for oil-fired central-heating tank. Expansive views across the Poqueira valley from bbq area; clothes-drying line, large outdoor compost recycling bin and steps to orchard garden. Downstairs area, accessed through internal stairwell and/or two external doorways:
Spacious, bright living room, small open plan kitchen/dining area, larder storage; ensuite bedroom which leadsdirectly out to private patio area adjacent to swimming pool. The downstairs' ground floor 'apartment' underwent extensive insulation ( using 130mm, sprayed on , high density foam ) in both walls and roof area. For additional light, two skylights were also installed in ceiling. Heating system comprises new 'Eco-Forest' pellet-burning stove and small radiator in bedroom. Double-glazed windows (with exception of one) throughout, with iroko wood shutters.
The entire house has undergone complete and extensive renovation to include:
The fitting out of four new bathrooms with high-end shower, basin, toilet accessories;
enhanced plumbing system to include addition of extra toilet in upstairs' ensuite bathroom;
the construction of two hand-made bespoke joinery kitchens;
complete electrical rewiring and modernised sockets throughout;
upgrading of commercial boiler system;
new cleaning pump for swimming pool;
new pool cover;
emptying and upgrading of septic tank waste disposal system;
extensive wall and roof insulation in downstairs' area plus installation of skylights;
new bathroom and kitchen tiling; repair and replacement of terracotta flagstone flooring;
interiors repainted throughout;
new bespoke joinery feature doors created in downstairs' area and in main living room area;
WiFi throughout (Radiokabel) and booster modem in downstairs' area;
new wall panelling in downstairs' living space and in middle section bedroom;
new paving slabs laid in outside bbq and laundry area;
new hardcore gravel entrance track laid to include paved area;
'bar' counter built at pool area to create both storage and bar space;
additional planting 'screen' area created at pool/downstairs' patio area to ensure privacy;
installation of two new high-spec external doors with enhanced locking mechanisms;
creation of outdoor shed storage;
Mains water, electricity and internet are connected.
The highest of the 'Three White Villages" in the Barranco de Poqueira, at 1,436m, Capileira is a good base for walking in the gorge itself or up to the Sierra Nevada. It's twisting, steep streets are dotted with many springs gushing with fresh mountain water and there are superb views of the Poqueira gorge and the Sierra Nevada everywhere you look. With a population of 600, it′s also the largest of the three villages in the Poqueira gorge – the others being Bubión and Pampaneira – and it has a good choice of accommodation and bars. Malaga airport around a two hour drive, and the beaches of the Costa Tropical around one hour.