Ref # : 0212
For Sale € 240,000
A rare opportunity to find an original rustic style cortijo set in the mountains fo the Alpujarras. The property is approached via a dirt track of around 6 kilometers, its situated at the end of this track, there are three properties there. One of them is also for sale (ref0131) which is a different owner but adjoins this property. Bought together there are endless possibilities to create a beautiful country retreat.
A sloping path and steps lead up to the front of the property, here there is a lovely patio area for dining and sunbathing, taking in the view or reading a book. The front door leads into a large room which has an Italian wood burning stove fitted providing warmth to the upstairs bedrooms as well. This room is currently used as a dining room with window to the front of the property. Further along there is access to the traditional style Alpujarran kitchen, again with window to the front of the property. At the other end of the entrance room there is the sitting room, this is a dual aspect, wood burning stove, traditional slate and chestnut beamed ceiling. Back to the entrance room stairs lead up to a large landing are, currently fitted with lots of storage space. There is a door that leads out to the rear of the property, a couple of stairs lead up to the two large double bedrooms, with windows to the front and the side of the property. The family bathroom is also on the first floor with window to the front elevation.
Outside the land is over three hectares a mixture of flat and sloping land planted with a variety fruit and nut trees, along with olives and acorns. There are rights to the acequia water for irrigation of the land, the property has rights to a shared spring for water to the house.
Mains electricity is connected. Spring water and acequia rights. Internet is available from several local suppliers.
It takes one twenty five minutes to get to the centre of 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.