HIGH IN THE SIERRAS WITH HUGE COUNTRY VIEWS OVERLOOKING THE SPARKLING MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Eastern Algarve & Spain
An amazing Organic Farming Estate set high in the Sierras overlooking the town of Almunecar. This fantastic home offers it all, designed in the Cortijo style by the acclaimed award winning architect, Jesus del Valle Cardenete, who has utilised the most spectacular views from this amazing position where you look down the valley and onward to the very wide sparkling blue sea that is the Mediterranean and then to the sides and rear where one has the totally awe-inspiring vistas of the breathtaking mountains. The town of Almunecar is just a ten minute drive away and offers the beach, restaurants, shops etc. whilst up in the mountains there are the real Spanish bars and restaurants in the Andalusian villages and countryside that abound in this area. The property comprises a gracious Main House, which is designed to take in those stunning views from every major room and the Infinity Pool together with the large sun deck. Below and secluded from the main house is a beautiful 2/3 Bedroom Guest Cottage and then a further very nice one Bedroom Guest Cottage. There are attractive, well stocked, irrigated gardens to all three houses whilst most of the remaining land is irrigated and planted with Avocado and Mango trees. There are also Olive trees that produce Olive Oil that competes with the best, plentiful beautiful sweet Oranges for fresh orange juice every day, table grapes, lemons for a lemon cake or G&T, Pink grapefruit and even bananas. There are further areas for potential building on the property and there are many excellent dedicated locations for those that want to start a Camping business…such locations already having water and electricity specifically routed to support any such future projects. All of these building opportunities would have outstanding views, but none would come into the sight line from the Main House or its main terraces.
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THE MAIN RESIDENCE
RECEPTION HALL 4.64m x 4.49m (15’2” x 14’8”)
Here is the TOWER having an impressive cathedral ceiling, with the ability to have a floor installed - ideal for making a room with 360° views. French doors to the sun deck and pool terrace.
with concealed flush WC, corner wash basin, mixer tap with hand held shower.
OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM 10.87m x 3.91m (35’8” x 12’9”)
large double glazed plate glass triple aspect windows to literally drink in those fabulous views, further side windows provide superb views of the mountains, German (Bella Rosa) wood burner with cream ceramic surround to spread the heat around the house in Winter and a vaulted ceiling for keeping cool in the summer. The room opens up further to the dining area.
DINING ROOM AREA 5.84m x 3.63m (19’2” x 11’11”)
with double French doors out to the covered dining terrace. This huge area of living space further opens with arches to the superb:
LUXURY FITTED KITCHEN 4.82m x 4.78m (15’10” x 15’8”)
with vaulted ceiling, wide double pair of vertical windows providing excellent natural lighting with lower window giving views from the sink over the mountains, extensive range of soft close kitchen furniture with a large island unit, all worktops - which are extensive, are all in deep gloss black marble, underhung double bowl stainless steel sink unit with extending shower hose mixer tap, separate drinking water dispenser tap, many Siemens built in appliances including double eye level oven and dishwasher., built in five ring butane gas hob, Siemens induction hob, two matching recesses each providing space for fridge freezers, various storage recesses and a stunning island unit with a second stainless steel sink, chrome mixer tap over with extending shower attachment for food preparation. All worktops and surfaces are in matching high gloss black marble where appropriate. Between the kitchen and the dining room is a divider unit with South African Hardwood shelf that forms a breakfast bar/servery with extensive storage shelving below ideal for cookery books etc. An access way leads to a large walk in PANTRY 2.54m x 1.58m (8’4” x 5’2”) and second access way, to a LAUNDRY ROOM 2.54m x 1.58m (8’4” x 5’2”) with hand basin, space for washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a secure fire door accessing the garage. From the kitchen is a door to the dining terrace and a further side door to the garden.
STUDY/BEDROOM 3.87m x 3.59m (12’8” x 11’9”)
vaulted ceiling, triple aspect picture window to garden.
GUEST BEDROOM 3.43m x 2.91m (11’3” x 9’6”)
triple aspect with heavy wood alternating tread staircase to Mezzanine Area 3.49m x 2.91m (11’5” x 9’6”) limited head height and having a glass balustrade and door.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 5.4m x 4.7m (17’8” x 15’5”)
with vaulted ceiling, two sets of extensive fitted wardrobes, picture window straight opposite the bed giving fabulous mountain views, doors out to the pool terrace and door to:
SUPER LUXURY BATHROOM 3.93m x 3.53m (12’11” x 11’7”)
having ‘His n Hers’ wash basins with illuminated vanity mirrors over, WC, bidet and fabulous wet room style shower with fitted ‘Drench’ shower, additional hand held shower and massage jets, the walls are lined in high gloss pink marble tiles. Additionally, there is a slipper bath centrally located chrome upstand pipes with taps and hand held shower and a pair of large heated chrome towel rails.
A large area outside of the living room edged with toughened glass balustrading with an added laminate glass safety layer, tiled flooring which has pre-installed underfloor heating ready if extending the main house is required. This area leads onto a very large Brazilian Massaranduba wood decking area that incorporates the hot tub and pool. Outside lighting and power points throughout.
comprising a stainless steel gas lit BBQ, gas two ring hob, underhung preparation sink with mixer tap over all set in granite surrounds with further fitted power points and a PIZZA OVEN.
OUTDOOR DINING ROOM
roll down wall and roll out ceiling blinds, power and lighting.
with two roll down walls and a roll out ceiling blind, power and wall lights points.
sunk into the decking and finished in small brown mosaic tiling, easily seating six. Adjacent is a wall mounted mixer tap extension with very long handheld shower.
INFINITY SWIMMING POOL 8m x 4m
Salt water heated pool having a large chrome feature waterfall spout.
To the side of the lounge area and to the rear of the entrance hall, is a lovely secluded sunbathing terrace with space for table and chairs, overlooking the hot tub, pool and fabulous views.
located below the terracing containing the filters, machinery etc. to run the pool and spa. There is also a shower cubicle, WC and wash basin in a vanity unit and the area could possibly be converted into a maid’s quarters if desired.
surrounding the house are attractive both hard and soft landscaped garden areas with specimen plantings and pale grey gravel walkways together with slab pathways. A very special feature are the many MATURE trees and shrubs that have all been transplanted to the location and now aid the appearance that the house and gardens have been here for years. All trees shrubs and pots have an auto irrigation system in situ. There is a productive Kitchen Garden having three raised beds made from Australian Jarra wood.
The house is approached over a long winding track leading high into the mountains offering wonderful views of both the sparkling blue sea and mountains, the track eventually sweeps round in front of the remote controlled electric gates, the driveway climbs a little higher to a parking area for several cars.
suitable for a large car or SUV, having a vaulted ceiling and strong aluminium folding electric door.
All the ironwork to the windows and doors together with the front doors are all quality reclaimed antique episcopal salvage. Underfloor heating throughout and also installed in the area between the pool and the hot tub in readiness for future extension. Extra high Cathedral ceilings promote natural eco-friendly cooling without mechanical aid. All glass parapets are made of toughened glass and also laminated. Plentiful power points in and around the property. Construction of the main house was completed in 2014 and the two guest cottages are from 2005 and 1960 (refurbished in 2012)
LARGE GUEST HOUSE
A substantial log cabin
nestled comfortably into the hillside, with incredible views down across the valley to the Mediterranean Sea. Windows and doors are all double glazed, there is a wood burning stove that will heat the entire building and in addition there is underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom. Air Con units in Lounge and main Bedroom.
KITCHEN 3.40m x 1.58m (11’2” x 5’2”)
modern fitted kitchen with good range of fitted floor and wall units, 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps, drinking water tap, 4 ring gas hob, Bosch electric fan oven, fitted fridge-freezer, Siemens dishwasher, doors to front dining terrace and main bedroom.
LOUNGE DINER 4.55m x 3.53m (14’11” x 11’7”)
Aircon unit, those fantastic views and a wood burner.
MEZZANINE/BEDROOM FOUR 4.55m x 3.78m (14’11” x 12’5”)
with limited head height, a great area for older children.
BEDROOM ONE 3.55m x 3.31m (11’7” x 10’10”)
Aircon unit and door to outside dining area.
BEDROOM TWO 2.13m x 2.45m (6’11” x 8’0”)
window to rear and has bunk beds.
STORAGE ROOM/BEDROOM THREE 2.45m x 2.12m (8’0” x 6’11”)
currently racked out with shelving but could easily have a window opening cut in to create an extra bedroom if needed.
meter and storage cupboard, door to shower room.
with walk in wet room style shower, wash basin on vanity shelf with mixer tap and illuminated mirror over, gas hot water heater, fitted storage shelving, WC. and laundry area with space and plumbing for a washing machine and large linen store over.
OUTSIDE DINING ROOM 5.65m x 3.84m (18’6” x 12’7”)
with glass panelled walls to allow the views but without the draughts, space for a BBQ and there is a door to the bedroom and kitchen.
COVERED PORCH 9.75m (32’) Long
a great place to sit and take coffee while still admiring those views.
HUGE SUN TERRACE 15.2m x 7.0m (50’ x 23’)
offering fantastic views down the mountain and also a wide view of the Mediterranean with beautiful mature trees, shrubs and palms giving shade and colour.
very pretty gardens provide privacy, shade and colour with mature trees and shrubs with Auto irrigation system.
fenced area ideal for open storage. SHIPPING CONTAINER STORAGE steel storage container ideal for ladders, paint, tools etc.
DRIVEWAY and PARKING
through the heavy gates the illuminated driveway leads to parking and turning.
GUEST HOUSE TWO
Known as Cortijo Pepe, it has double gates leading onto a gravel drive with parking area and onwards then to a paved area. On two sides of the cottage is a covered tiled terrace that offers shade and space for sitting and eating out. It has wall mounted lighting and door into the lounge and underfloor heating throughout.
COVERED TERRACE 7.31m x 3.96m (24’0”x 13’0”)
set behind a low wall, which is well planted and provides privacy yet still retains those superb views.
OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM 6.75m x 3.99m (22’2” x 13’1”)
with corner fireplace and wood burner, Aircon, and ceiling fan. Dining Area with ceiling fan and open plan to Kitchen Area having a wooden worktop with twin circular stainless steel bowls with mixer tap over and separate drinking water tap, four ring gas hob, fridge-freezer, electric oven, superb valley and mountain views.
BEDROOM 3.12m x 2.17m (10’3” x 7’1”)
double doors to side covered terrace and ceiling fan with light.
wonderful cottage style having a large timber shelf with stone wash basin and mixer tap over, with towel holder below, WC, glass brick wall enclosure to wet room style shower.
The Finca is certified organic by CAAE that is accredited by EOCC. The majority of the land here is arranged in terraces on the hillside which have been planted in the main with ORGANIC Hass Avocados, Austin Mangoes and Olive trees – in fact the Oil that is produced from the Olives here is thought to be of award winning quality. It is all irrigated with a computerised system for both watering and organic fertiliser and produces nearly enough revenue to cover the costs of a full time employee. There are additional fruit and nut trees including table grapes, oranges, pink grapefruit, bananas, macadamias, almonds and pecans, the mixture of trees – some 1600 specimens, supply lovely contrasting shades of greenery. There are still some wide terraced areas yet to be utilised, there is one large terrace that holds five big chicken houses, another terrace that is partially used for growing fresh vegetables for the house and there are various workshops and water cisterna’s around the property.
There are two major water holding tanks 500m³ and 350m³ which supply all the needs of the Finca. The drinking water is filtered through a Reverse Osmosis system.
Situated across the valley is a ruin that could be used to create a completely separate extra dwelling that would also have these commanding views. The undeveloped part of the Finca consists of about 4 hectares and contains a 21m² ruin which has been approved to be refurbished, but no work has yet been done. Above this ruin, there is land available that offers the potential for Glamping or Safari tents.
In the vicinity of the ruin, electricity has been installed to the gateway in readiness for either the ruin to be developed or for the hillside in that area to be used for business purposes such as installing a number of safari tents with infinity views for holiday camping and leisure pursuits.
The property is freehold with mains electric, agricultural water supply with reverse osmosis system for drinking water and drainage is private. The village of Almunecar is just a 10 minute drive, with restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets and the BEACH. Choice of airports both Malaga and Granada are served by major airlines as well as the leading budget airlines and are just over 1 hour away.
Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise that all rooms and any land are measured by you or your appointed solicitor or surveyor prior to purchase. All measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only. It should not be assumed that the property meets all the appropriate legal requirements.
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