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AX612 Casa ‘Lo Tio Viejo’, detached country cottage to restore, Canillas de Aceituno

AX612 Casa ‘Lo Tio Viejo’, detached country cottage to restore, Canillas de Aceituno
115,000€

Published on 12/12/2015 by

Address:
Los Capitos
Zip / Town:
Canillas de Aceituno
Province:
Malaga
Ref. No.:
AX612
Bedrooms:
2
Land or garden:
6,100m2

Description

2 bedroom cottage – 6100m2 plot – huge potential for restoration and small extension – excellent access

A rustic style, 80m2 detached country cottage to restore and possibly extend, dating from 1955, set in a beautiful plot of just over 6000m2 of land, planted with olives, almonds, grapevines, oranges, lemons and many other trees, with the potential to plant around 200 mango, avocado or other productive fruit trees

Nestling on a peaceful hillside with no dirt track to reach it, and within a 10-15 minute drive of the historic country town of Velez-Malaga and 20 minutes from the beach, this lovely rustic cottage offers plenty of potential for restoration.

A short, steep concrete drive, lined with tall, decorative cyprus trees, leads up to a flat parking area, with plenty of flat land following on for the cottage gardens.  From this area, the cottage sits overlooking the valley, bathed in sunlight, with a good sized, level, concrete terrace to the front, with a corrugated terrace roof.  This terrace area is around 9m long and 4m wide, incorporating the original outside kitchen, ideal to adapt to a more up to date barbecue area.  Beyond the terrace is a concrete slope leading down to a lower area, perhaps an ideal location for a garage, as the drive could be diverted to this area, and the roof of the garage could be an extension of the garden or side terrace.

From the front terrace, the traditional metal front door leads into the living room, with tiled floor, and kitchen at one end (7 x 3m).  There is a traditional shelving alcove in the thick wall and wooden windows.  There are two doors in the rear wall of this room.  The door to the rear left leads into bedroom 1, 4 x 3m, with amazingly thick walls and original window alcoves.  To the rear right is the door to bedroom 2, which for practical purposes was recently made into a temporary bathroom (3 x 3m).  To the back of the house is a flat area which, planning consent allowing, could be extended to add a bathroom and perhaps dressing room or study.

Outside, to the side of the house, steps lead up to a roof terrace with lovely views (4.25 x 3m) and a door leads into a useful store room (3 x 3m).  Perhaps potentially there is also scope for incorporating these areas into the house.

Back outside, the rest of the land is divided into three adjoining plots.  These are on sloping ground but most of the land is terraced and accessible, planted with almond and olive trees and grapevines.  Below the road that takes one to the house is more land, and a path leads down to a lush river-valley area of flat land planted with productive orange and lemon trees.

This lovely old property has mains electricity and mains water, and in addition benefits from a plentiful supply of fresh mountain water directly from a private spring.  The water feeds into a system of water deposits (total capacity 30,000L) across the plots and is used for irrigation.

A delightful house that would make an inexpensive renovation project for anyone interested in living in this beautiful, peaceful little haven of countryside!