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G137 – Cortijo Las Almendras: large country house for sale, Alhama de Granada

G137 –  Cortijo Las Almendras: large country house for sale, Alhama de Granada

Published on 11/05/2013 by

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A large country house for sale, Alhama de Granada just a short drive away.  4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms.  37,000m2 land.  3 bed mobile home. Plunge pool. Fully functioning kennels business.

A very beautiful country house, around 250m2, recently completed by the owners, but constructed in rustic, traditional style.
This is a unique opportunity to buy an individually designed and built ‘rustic’ farmhouse, set within its own fenced land, in total 37,000 m2, planted with almond trees. Situated only 5 minutes drive from the town of Alhama de Granada.

The plot is fully fenced and more or less flat, and enjoys unbeatable views over the town and 4 mountain ranges.

Also included within the land is a 3 bedroomed mobile home with a shaded terrace, an additional outside toilet and shower room, wooden ‘summer house’ and shed.  This area has a fenced garden and its own driveway access, set well back from the main house.

The current owners run a well established kennel and cattery business with a good clientelle, and there is a further income from the almond crop, making it possible to earn a decent living on the site.

The property is ideal for those who care about the environment and wish to be self sufficient as the electricity is via solar panels and wind turbine backed by a generator for the times when the sun doesn’t shine. The water is also pumped from a well within the land.

The property has been designed and built by the current owners who, for personal reasons are having to relocate. The house was constructed in the style of a traditional Spanish farmhouse, but with the benefits of underfloor heating throughout and modern conveniences. It has exposed stone and brick walls, beams and feature inglenook fireplaces. 4 double bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, utility room, study, open plan dining/living/ farmhouse kitchen, separate lounge and a large Moroccan styled covered terrace. Total approx 250 sq meters.

Outside is a walled courtyard with a plunge pool and gazebo, access to a fenced area for animals, also a workshop housing the central heating boiler, plus a very large double garage with a personal door to the land.

The house :

Entrance hall with cloaks cupboard

Bedroom 4 double room with dual aspect windows and built in wardrobe (4 x 3.2m)
Bedroom 3 double room with built in wardrobe (4 x 3.2m)
Study with wi-fi connection (3 x 2.25m)
Bedroom 2 (4 x 3.5m) with en-suite shower room (2 x 1.5m)
Family bathroom with bath and separate shower (2.5 x 2.25m)
Master bedroom (6 x 4.5m) with walk in wardrobe (2 x 1.5m), TWO en-suite shower rooms (2.45 x 2m and 2 x 3m)

Stained glass door to the open plan dining /living room. Huge fireplace with woodburner and oven. Farmhouse kitchen with fireplace, range style cooker and brick built ‘pantry’ (this area 8 x 8m2)

Door from Living/dining room to living room (6.5 x 4.75m) with large cast-iron wood burner, a  feature stone wall and huge glass ‘picture’ windows and patio doors out to a small terrace with roll-out sun blind
Panoramic views over town and mountains. Inglenook fireplace with multi fuel stove

Patio doors from dining room out to a large covered terrace with Moroccan style seating

Utility Room/laundry (2.25 x 2m) with fitted cupboards and plumbing for washing machine)

Door to walled courtyard with gazebo and tiled plunge pool (this area is 12 x 8.5m)

Door to workshop with light and power points housing the oil fired underfloor central heating boiler. Door to garage

Garage double/triple car size. Up and over door and personal door to land (7.5 x 7.5m)

There are exposed ceiling beams in all rooms.  Fully centrally heated using oil fired system.
Kennels/Cattery: – 9 large kennels with individual covered runs. Built of insulated bricks for warmth in winter and cool in summer. All with electric sockets.
An office with sink, bath for grooming animals. Wi-fi connection
Brick built shed housing water tank, solar equipment and generator
Fenced exercise area with shelter and tree platform for dogs to play

This is the perfect place for becoming totally self sufficient, with plenty of land to plant vegetables and fruit trees and bushes, plus a good income from the business, and from the almond crop.  It might also be possible also to let the mobile home for holiday makers for a little extra income, or put up ‘yurts’.  It would also be possible to offer a bed and breakfast service.

Approximate running costs: approx 750 Euros to fill the oil tank for the central heating, which lasts around 2 months during the coldest part of the Winter.  Fuel for the generator is cheap red diesel. IBI: has not yet been charged, but likely to be in the region of 500 Euros per annum.  Mains electricity just installed, plus solar.