An Authentic Andalucian Farm house with many traditional features and swimming pool, located a short walk from the hamlet of Llano Almendra, between Riogordo and Comares. This immaculately presented property is how many people imagine the perfect Andalucian country estate to be. Set in an extensive orange grove, close to the river, with an established garden the setting couldn''t be better. The house is original, with thick stone walls, beamed ceilings, spacious rooms, and many different terraces around the property, all offering exceptional views. 235M2 built with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), a guest w.c., contemporary kitchen, light and bright dining room, charming living/dining area with original fireplace with wood burning stove, sun room that doubles as a bright entertainment area, French doors that open onto a Moorish styled roof terrace from the master bedroom suite, a large covered ground floor terrace, palm lined entrance leading to car port and garage, with additional parking for 4 cars. To the rear of the property the land falls away to the mature orchard ( accessed by steps ), with almonds, lemons, oranges, mandarins, pomegranate and carob, encircled by the Rio de las Cuevas river. The popular local Restaurant Ortega, frequented by locals and foreigners alike, is only a kilometre from the property. A restaurant that serves local produce and specialises in slow cooked meats. This area is located between Comares and Riogordo (both 12 to 15 mins'' drive), nestled in the lower hill where almonds, citrus & avocados are mainly grown. The local countryside is pretty and ideal for walking, horse riding and bird watching. The large coastal sweeping sandy bay that is the coastal resort and town of Torre del Mar, is just 25 mins'' drive away. Located in Torre, is also the huge indoor shopping mall (El Ingenio) with every high street brand you could think of being here, and a massive hyper market in the centre and cinema complex above with bars, restaurants and cafes.
Ground floor: Living/dining room with impressive feature fireplace unique to this part of the Axarquia. There is a white beamed ceiling reflecting more of the character of the house. Double glazed doors lead onto a rear terrace. Bedroom 4 - a ground floor double or twin bedroom located off the living/dining room , currently used as a study. As a bedroom, it is ideal for guests not wishing to use the stairs. There are glazed double doors overlooking the front garden. Also ideal as a home office or for running a business from home where clients visit. Clients do not have to go through the house so running a chiropractic or alternative medicine business, life coaching or psychology practice or maybe even use as an artist studio or hobby room. Light and bright dining room.
Very large family bathroom with roll top bath (full length) and spacious walk-in shower. Fully fitted contemporary kitchen of white units and wooden work surface. Sun room that is fully double glazed and leads into the garden. Large pergola draped with Bignonia and Bouganvillea, accompanied by Palm and Mediterranean shrubs, fronts the house.
Bedroom 1 - master bedroom suite comprising a spacious double bedroom and en-suite shower room and vanity area with double glazed doors leading onto Moroccan roof terrace.
Bedroom 2 - good size double bedroom with glazed doors opening onto Juliet balcony.
Bedroom 3 - spacious double with doors opening onto a balcony.
Guest w.c. so that guests do not have to go downstairs in the night to use the family bathroom.
The Moorish roof terrace has a covered pergola area and an open sun terrace with arches that frame the view. The pergola has drapes and a soft seating area with views down onto the pool, over the surrounding countryside and across the orchards owned by the property that go down as far as the river below.
Ceiling fans in two bedrooms. Top of the range Jotul Scandinavian wood burning stove that is 16 kilowatts High specification replacement aluminium double glazing to some parts of the house with the original wooden windows with shutters in other parts of the property. Fly/mosquito screens at all windows Strategically planted trees and shrubs ensures the property is completely private, even the pool area and all terraces. Moorish flourishes in decor throughout and immaculate modern kitchen and bathrooms mean the house can be enjoyed immediately without any up-dating work needed. Available to be purchased fully furnished (minus private items) if desired by separate negotiation. With an inventory of items with a total value that will go alongside the sale but this sum will be tax free to both buyer and seller (no tax due on 2nd hand goods).
Garage currently fitted out with custom built shelving, used as workshop, garden equipment and motor cycle storage. Utility room attached to the end of the house, entertains the washing machine, gas boiler and shelving. Adjoining this is a comprehensively shelved store room.
Land & gardens:
Immediately around the house are beautifully planted gardens and there are paths and steps all over the land that go right to the bottom of the orchard, virtually to the river. There are numerous covered terraces (roof and ground level) plus a circular pergola in the garden. Sun or shade can be enjoyed all around the property. The land is planted with numerous trees - orange, mandarin, lemon, pomegranate, carob, and avocados. Approximately 3,000 kilos of fruit is produced by the orchards each year. It can be sold or enjoyed and given away as desired. There are also a few very old olive trees on the land and the olives can be pressed for oil if desired. The setting is peaceful and many birds migrate throughout the seasons and stay a while in the area, nesting and raising their young on the land. Birds of prey can also be seen and the river offers a superb environment for wildlife. The river is dry in summer but does run in winter.
Broadband is connected via RioSat and TV can be streamed via the speed provided. TV is watched via satellite or streaming. Phone is available with a local number if desired via Movistar the national telecoms company. The mobile reception is excellent and Skype or WhatsApp calls are stable and good from the property.
Access: Is via a 1/2 km entrance track that goes over a bridge. The track is well maintained by the town hall. A 4 x 4 vehicle is not required. The tiny village of Llano Almendra is only 1/4 km away and can be walked in 10 minutes.
Location: This location is very special and peaceful - surrounded by orchards with a river at the bottom of the land. Bar Ortega (1 km away in Llano Almendra) is open Tues/Sun, 10am- Midnight, closed Mon. Wide menu