Ref # : 0259
For Sale € 590,000
This traditional rustic style semi detached cortijo is situated in a beautiful valley with access to the river, set in seven hectares of land planted with mainly almond trees. A long track gives access to the property arriving at the stable block with room for several horses, the property has an OCA licence in place and the property comes with two horses. A path leads up towards the cortijo, passing the swimming pool surrounded with trees and shrubs. Outside the cortijo there is a large terrace area with space for ping pong, table and chairs, sunbeds etc, with lovely West facing views through the valley. The property has been used as a holiday let and has a tourist licence in place. The main entrance door leads into a dining room with kitchen area, an archway leads through into the large sitting room with fireplace and two windows to the West elevation. Off the dining room a step leads up to a small passage area, off this there are two bedrooms, one double and one single, and a family bathroom. Stairs then lead up to annother bathroom and the master bedroom which is around 40m2 with double aspect windows and French doors leading out onto a lovely terrace area with views along the valley, ideal for breakfast.
The stables are set away from the house, there is also a small studio apartment for workers or guests to use. The property is being sold with a four by four car, a dumper truck. Below the cortijo is a 3000m2 greenhouse in working order, one could be completely self sufficient in this property as the electricity is provided by a really good solar system , central heating throughout the house is powered by a pellet boiler with self feeder, there are two large water storage tanks on the land, one storing water for the house, the other for irrigation. A lot of investment has been made here in terms of the infrastructure of the land.
Solar electricity system, solar hot water, fireplace, central heating, acequia water. Internet is available from local suppliers.
It takes you 15 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.