This is a unique property and offers a fantastic opportunity. Set in nearly 7 hectares of land, mostly covered with pine trees, with lovely views over the town of EI Margen and the surrounding mountain ranges.
The owners have taken a very realistic view as to the current asking price, which is 495000 euros (reduced from 695,000), which represents outstanding value and a genuine bargain
for a property of this size and potential.
The property is ideally situated in a peaceful secluded location and yet only a few minutes’ drive from the town of Cullar which offers all necessary amenities. The location is ideal for visiting nature reserves and national parks, mountain ranges, large natural lakes, historic towns and villages, hot springs, Arabic fortresses and Roman mines. It is also ideal for cycling, walking, swimming in the natural lakes and hot springs, horse riding, bird watching, fishing, off road adventures and many more popular activities. Granada airport is approx 75 minutes away, with Malaga, Almeria, Murcia and Alicante airports approx. 2 hours away. The whole property could easily be converted in to a large B&B or small hote1.The properties location would also make it ideal for use as an Animal Sanctuary, Kennels/Cattery, Garden Centre, Equestrian Centre offering inclusive horse riding holidays, Yoga retreat, Cycling and walking Holidays. Also being a "dark site" with no background lighting the cortijo is ideally situated for viewing the night sky and would be of particular interest to amateur astronomy clubs/groups. The world famous Calar Alto
observatories can be seen from the house. As a self catering complex there is the potential to have 5 rental properties and substantial owner's accommodation which would be very easy to manage.
The original Cortijo (which was once famous for breeding Andalucian horses) has been
divided into 2 spacious properties.
House 1 has a very large kitchen, separate dining area, beautiful lounge, large
study/office or 4th bedroom and 2 further bedrooms on the ground floor. All rooms feature the original beams and great care has been taken to preserve the
character of the buildings whilst still providing all the conveniences of modem living. The
Master bedroom (on the first floor) is enormous and features a large en suite bathroom and
double glazed sliding doors to a balcony and doors out to a roof terrace with amazing views.
House 2 is very similar with the exception that there is no Study/office/4th bedroom and
the living area is slightly smaller yet still very spacious. The first floor bedroom again features a large en suite bathroom and balcony.
Outside of the 2 main houses is a large covered terrace measuring 30mtrs x 4mtrs making
an ideal area for al fresco dining.
Leading from the terrace is a large paved area surrounding a 10 x 5 meter swimming pool. The pool is heated by 8 solar panels giving water temperatures of
between 25 and 30 degrees centigrade from May to October, there is also a winter and
summer cover. Surrounding the paved area is the garden, containing many shrubs and
trees. There is also garden lighting and a honeysuckle covered pergola. The whole area is
surrounded by balustrade ensuring a great degree of privacy.
To the east of the Cortijo but separate from, there are 3 stunning cave apartments potentially available for short, medium or long term rent, which could provide a substantial income. All the cave houses were completed in July 2006 and are to a very high standard, with
extremely spacious accommodation. Parking is right outside the caves which are reached
by a separate road, and there are no steps to negotiate. There is a patio area outside each
Cave house, a barbeque area and private garden. Each house is equipped with a log burning stove, radiators, satellite T. V. connection, High quality rustic style furniture, sofas, easy chairs washing machines (in 2 of the cave houses), fridge, combi microwave, 4 ring ceramic hob, oven, patio furniture etc.
Before the owners decided not to continue with their rental business due to their age
and ill health, the 2 bedroom cave house was rented out at 375 per week and the 2 X
1 bedroom cave houses were rented at €250 per week.
To the west of the Cortijo and again separate from is the restaurant as featured on the BBC's "Living In The Sun" programme. The restaurant consists of a large dining area capable of seating 34, toilets for both gents and ladies, well equipped industrial kitchen and a spacious store room. There is also a courtyard to allow further seating. The restaurant could easily be converted back into a luxury two bedroom apartment which would command a holiday rent of approximately 400 Euros per week.
Alternatively The restaurant as it now stands could very easily be converted in to a
luxury 2 bedroom cave house. Which would command a holiday rent of approx €400
The images on this advert are only a small fraction of the available photography and portray a select number of the many rooms of this vast property. Should you require further imagery this can be supplied.