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AX663 – Lagar de Flores – beautiful, spacious cortijo to restore on large plot, near Malaga

AX663 – Lagar de Flores – beautiful, spacious cortijo to restore on large plot, near Malaga

Published on 06/07/2016 by

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5+ bedroom cortijo (when fully renovated)  – second house to complete –  various large outbuildings  –  main house habitable, but in need of restoration – 260,000m2 plot  UNDER OFFER

A wonderful old farmhouse or cortijo with plenty of potential for more bedrooms and bathrooms, plus a second, modern house, plus a number of large outbuildings, set on a huge plot of 260,000m2, located within 25 minutes of Malaga city in the hills to the North of the city.  Once renovated, it has huge potential as a commercial retreat or similar business.

A short drive up the A45 motorway from Malaga, and a winding country lane that takes us up into the Montes de Malaga hills above the city of Malaga, and then a short dirt track of around 1.9 Kms,  leads to a hidden valley where we find this delightful, charming country house.

The property consists of:

The old farmhouse
The main house is on two floors.  A large terrace, with pretty views over the hills around, to the front of the house, makes the ideal spot for outdoor living, with a second terrace area with outbuilding (4.5 x 2.5m approx.)* that would make an ideal outside kitchen area .  From the terrace, two sets of double front doors lead into the living room (at one end, with free standing cast iron log burner and dining room at the other end.  This is a beautiful and spacious room (9 x 3.3m) with beamed ceiling and bursting with character.  Part of the floor is laid with exquisite, original floor tiles that somehow need preserving for replacing once a new concrete underfloor and waterproofing on the lower floor has been laid.

To the rear, and leading off this space, is a door to the downstairs bathroom (3 x 2.2m) in excellent condition, and the kitchen, (currently 3 x 3.2m).  A store room, accessed from outside, is next to the kitchen, and this could easily be incorporated, partly or entirely, into the kitchen area to make a much larger room.  And at the far end to the right of the dining room area is a door leading to two bedrooms, sized 4 x 3.2m each, one leading on from the other, and one currently used as a dressing room.

At the far end of the living room, by the wood burner, are stairs leading to the upper floor.

Upstairs opens straight into a large landing of 5 x 3.2m.  Beyond, a door leads into a bedroom of 4 x 3.2m with double doors onto a small balcony to the front of the house, and beyond, straight into the huge upstairs bathroom (4 x 3.2m) with walk-in double shower unit – an absolutely beautiful room!

From both the room used as a bedroom upstairs and from the bathroom, are two further doors leading to the other half of the upstairs, currently not used for anything other than storage.  A single partition wall divides this area into two sections of around 10 x 3.3m and 5 x 3.3m.

There is plenty of scope for redesigning the layout of the main house.  The main structure is in good condition.

The Outbuildings – located around the old farmhouse

-Adjoining store:
Next to and adjoining the house are two large rooms, accessed via large wooden double doors, of around 4 x 3m and 3 x 3.2m, this second one being the one that backs onto the outer kitchen wall.  This area has the potential of being joined to make one unit.

-Side outbuildings and garage:
To one side of the house, and beyond a courtyard or parking area (would make fabulous cobbled style courtyard, decorated with flower baskets and pots, and maybe even a little fountain!) are a series of buildings that could potentially be renovated, consisting of a garage and various adjoining store rooms or animal houses with netted pens (1.5 x 3m plus 3.5 x 2m plus 4 x 2m). This area also has the potential of being joined to make one unit.

-Outside kitchen outbuilding * (see earlier description, size around 4.5 x 2.5m)

-Disused goat farm:
Below thehouse, on the other side of the track is a very large plot of land being sold with thehouse with a large outbuilding once used as a goat farm.  This building is at least around 130m2 and has huge potentail also for conversion and an enclosed field beyond.

The new build house:

Located at the very far end of the plot, and a good 10 minute walk along the private track, is a house that was built around 10 years ago, with fulls deeds, but as yet has not been lived in and needs some work (to kitchen and gardens).  This house is close to the AP46 motorway which is around 200m below, in the valley, but it has lovely sea views and a low wall of hedging could be grown around the garden perimetre to block any glimpst of the road below.  This would potentially make an excellent guest cottage, or a main dwelling if the larger cortijo were to be let out or used as guest accommodation.  The house consists of 2 very large bedrooms, open plan, large kitchen/diner and living room with glass sliding patio doors to the terraces to front and back.

The land:
The land is made up one plot covering an area of around 260,000 m2.  The track to reach the house carries on through the land, which is on a slope, but with plenty of parts that could be made into flat or terraced areas.   The land has many almond trees and also some olive trees, that could be looked after by a nearby Spanish neighbour, who in exchange, provides the owners with delicious olive oil!  There are also pomegranates, fig trees and plenty of potential also for vineyards and other fruit trees.

The property has mains water and electricity and a large water tank, and TV and broadband internet. It would be ideal for anyone wishing to live ‘the good life’ and be as self sufficient as possible, with good, productive soil, and the opportunity to make the land productive.  It also has huge potential as a country retreat, yoga centre, and so on.

A water expert has confirmed that there are several good sources of underground water should anyone wish to drill a well for natural irrigation water.

Top features of Lagar Las Flores:
– Spacious cortijo, 100 years old, to restore on large plot, near Malaga
– Second guest house, at far end of plot
– Huge plot, 260,000m2
– Variety of outbuildings including a huge goat building
– 25 minutes from the centre of  Malaga city and the beach
– Altitude: 520m above sea level
– Buildings size in total around 480m2 excluding goat farm of around 130m2
– South-SouthWest aspect from house facade
– Council tax/IBI: 150€ p.a.

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