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AX930 – Casa Karel, country house, Viñuela

AX930 – Casa Karel, country house, Viñuela

Published on 12/10/2019 by

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2 bedrooms – 2 bathrooms – large living area – separate kitchen- garage – large basement/workshop – inner couryard with pool – second very long terrace which could be a second pool (water deposit underneath) – 1300m2 of mature avocado and fruit trees – lovely views – easy access – urban land (buildable)

An extremely unusual, well designed country house with a pool in an inner courtyard, with easy access off a quiet country road and very close to Viñuela village, 15-20 mins to the coast.

The perfect home for anyone looking to live within the countryside, but not in an isolated location – someone with a love of tropical fruit growing would be ideal, given the excellent, well tended terraced garden of this fully fenced plot.

Located off a quiet country road, with other neighbours around (but very quiet), this property is only around 2Kms from the village of Viñuela and is not high up in the hills.  It enjoys the best climate of this area, within the tropical mango and avocado growing valleys that now dominate Southern Axarquía and Velez-Malaga.  The busy, historic town of Velez-Malaga is within an easy 10 to 15 minutes, with the coast, at Torre del Mar, only 5 minutes beyond.  The property is well within one hour of Malaga airport.

The house

A large parking area is the front, with a garage (32m2) with a door to the garden.   The front door leads into a small lobby, (2 x 1m) for hanging coats etc. From here we enter the inner courtyard patio (around 8 x 5m) with a small pool as the central feature (6m2).

To the left are steps leading up to a huge roof terrace (around 90m2) with panoramic views of the countryside and hills around, and steps from the patio also lead down, to a large basement.  The basement is divided into two rooms, (7 x 4m and 3.5 x 3m), ideal for storage, or as a workshop (the current owners have used it in the past to make their own wine).  There is a possibility of converting this area into an apartment, as there are high windows bringing in some natural light. The basement has electrics and water connected.

At the far end of the patio, double doors lead into the beautiful living room, divided into a comfortable living area, (3.5 x 3.5m) and a large dining room area (5 x 4m), with air conditioning and beyond, a large kitchen (4 x 2.75m) with air conditioning.

From the kitchen area, a corridor leads to a bathroom with bath (2.5 x 2m) and beyond, the first of the two bedrooms (3.5 x 2.5m, plus two sets of quality, built-in wardrobes). The corridor has a door leading out to the central patio.

Off the living room, a short corridor leads to the second bathroom with shower (3 x 1.5m) and beyond,the second bedroom (4 x 3m) with a door out to a small private terrace (1.5 x 4m) with views.  A door from the short corridor also leads back out to the central patio.

Also from the living room are two outside areas.  The first is a glass enclosed conservatory, ideal for the Winter (3 x 2.5m), and the second is an open terrace, with a smaller glassed in area (4 x 3.5m in total).

The gardens and orchards

From the terrace, steps lead down to the grounds, which are beautifully planted with a fascinating variety of fruit trees, including many mature avocados – around 20, (loaded with fruit in the Autumn), mangos, clementine, oranges, lemons, guayaba, pomegranate, almond, olive and apple.  These are on carefully tended terraces, all accessible, with lovely views all around and the river below.

There are several store rooms including one for the irrigation system (4 x 2m) and a very large water deposit with terrace over the top (15 x 2.5m) (marked on the ‘Catastro’ as a pool – would make an excellent, very long exercise pool).

This is a very comfortable house, perhaps ideal for an active, retiring couple who are keen to get their hands into local agricultural activities, with plenty of home grown crops to manage.  Alternatively, the land could be looked after by local farmers in exchange for the produce.

Property Summary
– 300m2 total build, including 141m2 house
– Plot size around 1300m2, with mature fruit trees
– Irrigation water plus mains water
– Inner courtyard with pool
– Outer large water deposit-marked on the ‘catastro’ as a second pool
– Excellent accessibility within 20 minutes of the coast
– Air conditioning in some rooms
– Urban land-possibility of extending,subject to planning permission
– Council tax(IBI): around 1000€ p.a.
– Energy rating: E/E

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