country house for sale in valle de abdalajis
Valle de Abdalajis
This impressive, large country property enjoys a stunning location in the countryside between the Andalucian pueblos of Álora and Valle de Abdalajis.Valle de Abdalajis is just a few minutes drive away and has a full range of amenities for everyday needs, including a medical centre, bank, shops and restaurants.The larger towns of Álora and Antequera are around 20 minutes drive.The wonderful Lakes at El Chorro are just 15 mins away and with the re-opening of the Caminito del Rey which is proving to be a major tourist attraction, as well as the world famous climbing, the area has become a very desirable location.With excellent access less than 100m from a tarmac road, the land extends to approx 36,000m2. The major part of the land comprises of a productive olive grove of approx 500 trees and in addition, there are various other fruit trees such as citrus, figs, and pomegranates and there is also an established formal garden area around the house hosting a variety of decorative trees and shrubs. The house is a substantial Andalucian Cortijo style property which has been refurbished by the current owner. The accommodation extends to approx 360m2 and is offered over 2 levels plus a semi-basement. At garden level, one enters from a covered porch into an expansive, welcoming reception hall which hosts a quality wood burning stove and offers access to an impressive lounge which also hosts a wood burning stove, air con heating & cooling, feature beamed ceiling and direct access back out to the covered porch. There is a lovely flow to this property as one can lead off from the main reception hall through to 2 attractive inner halls on either side. On one side there is an attractive suite of rooms currently offering a sitting room, bedroom, and en-suite bathroom, although the sitting room could equally be exploited as a 5th bedroom. In addition, there is a further area which is currently used as an office but alternatively could be exploited for various uses. The kitchen/dining room extends across the full width of the rear of the property and enjoys stunning views. It is of very generous proportions. The fully equipped kitchen has been finished to a very high standard offering granite worktops and equipped with a SMEG double oven, 5 ring range, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, integrated coffee machine and a 2nd oven /microwave. The dining area is sufficiently large to host a large dinner party and like the rest of the house, it enjoys stunning views. A cloakroom with a WC and wash basin completes the accommodation on this level. An attractive staircase leads to the upper level which hosts a large landing/ office area leading to 3 very generous, double aspect double bedrooms, each enjoying ensuite bathrooms and air con heating & cooling. Equally as impressive as the internal accommodation are the expansive outside, sunny and shady entertaining areas including a pool area hosting a 9m x 5m pool and outside Summer kitchen and gym. There is also a stable block and lunging ring. This property enjoys the benefit of mains electricity, mains and well water and a good internet connection. Indeed, you could say that this property has it all and is just waiting for a potential buyer who wishes to live the “Andalucian Dream”.
Valle de Abdalajis
The property consists of 23,000 sq metres of land, a completely reformed cortijo with a built area of 595 m2 .The property has been completely reformed, starting in 2002, using top quality materials and has been further enhanced by the present owners over the last 3 years, resulting in a “ready -to-go” business with a tourist licence already in place.There is excellent potential to increase the accommodation available- adding more bedrooms, and/or private owners accommodation by developing the 165m2 of basement/ storage areaEarly viewing is highly recommended.One enters the private grounds to the rear of the imposing property to a large gravelled parking area, with fruit trees and exotic plants planted around, and an impressive water feature.Double glass doors invite you into the large, welcoming entrance hall.On the ground floor there is a superb, spacious kitchen with all electrical appliances, plenty of storage space, granite-topped work surfaces and a large central work island, also granite-topped.Double glazed wooden framed doors lead out to a terrace with fantastic views.Further double doors lead through to a very large lounge, high ceiling with wooden beams. There is a wood burning stove and 3 sets of double doors leading to the terrace and a glass-screened area, serving as a conservatory in the winter, which can be completely opened out to have a larger terrace area in the hot summer months.A part of this lounge was originally a further bedroom, with access to the downstairs bathroom and dressing area, which was designed to be living accommodation for the owner of the hotel. As the current owners have used this solely as a large family home, this was not needed, but could easily be re-instated if the new owners so required.Other rooms on the ground floor include the aforementioned bathroom, storage area and a large laundry area . A wide staircase with port-hole windows and chandelier lead to the first floor with the 5 double bedrooms with luxury en-suites, each decorated in a distinctive fashion and having French windows to Juliette balconies from which the most amazing sunsets can be appreciated as the sun descends between two mountain peaks.All the first floor has wooden, polished floors and there is an east facing terrace where guests andamp; family members can enjoy breakfasts .The immediate environs of the cortijo building are set out as follows:Behind the cortijo there is a large gravelled parking area with apricot, orange and lemon trees, a water feature with fountains, lit up at night, and a raised lawned area and views of the Torcal mountains in the distance.To the side of the cortijo we find the 10 x 4m oval swimming pool surrounded by artificial grass, a pagoda with comfortable seating and sunshades, and a bbq area.To the front of the hotel is a large terrace enjoying panoramic views of the mountains . There are awnings for the whole of the terrace to provide shade in the heat of the day. There is much land to be exploited in whichever way the new owners desire- lawns, olive groves, mini-golf, recreational areas—the sky is the limit!If the new owners so desire, there is an excellent opportunity to increase income substantially by offering weddings and communions to take place in this stunning location The property benefits from town water sourced from the Torcal mountains, and the developed land is automatically irrigated from an ingenious water storage system devised by the current owners which collects rain water so there is never a shortage of water.There is phase 3 electricity and a solar heating system.Internet is provided by satellite.Air con / heating is installed throughout the cortijo which can be controlled remotely through an APPA top-end property in every conceivable way