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AX781 Cortijo Sylvestre, country house near Riogordo

AX781 Cortijo Sylvestre, country house near Riogordo

Published on 12/03/2020 by

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3 bedrooms – 2 bathrooms – huge vaulted ceiling – huge underbuild –  17,000m2 land – no neighbours – pool – DAFO obtained

An unusual, spacious country house with an unusually large, open plan interior with vaulted ceiling and beams, in rustic country style, set in totally unspoilt countryside, totally private, with wonderful mountain views – 6 minute drive to village.  RESERVED-private contract signed

Located on the hills above the country town of Riogordo, a private driveway leads down onto this 17,000m2, completely private plot, to a parking area.   As the visitor drives down the outstanding mountain view dominates the scene, with the majestic rocky peaks of the Sierrecilla del Rey, locally known as the Pyrenees of Malaga.

The land belonging to the house lies below and above the area around the house and consists of natural gorse and olive trees, running down to a stream in the valley below.  Just above the house is a beautiful garden, planted with roses, lavender, rosemary, a riot of colourful South African daisies and many more mountain growing flowering plants, shrubs and trees, including several species of wild orchid (see photo) in the Spring.  Little paths take the visitor through these fragrant, colourful gardens, always with the stunning rocky mountain backdrop against the clear, blue skies that insist on being present for most of the year!  There is a flat area at the top of these gardens that would be ideal as a location for raised vegetable beds.

Around the house are beautiful, paved terraces with look-out areas over the views, and a pool terrace with a 40m2 pool.

Next to the house and set slightly away from it, is an outbuilding, currently used for storage, but it could be adapted as a workshop, studio, or music room, or even as an extra bed and bathroom.  It has electricity and water.

The main house is in a U shape, around a central patio and from here, a door leads into a utility area (ideal for hanging coats and storing shoes), with a 1.25 x 1.5m utility area beyond.  From here we walk into the kitchen which is open plan (in an L shape) with the living room.  The fully fitted farmhouse style kitchen is a generous 4.5 x 3.5m.  As one walks from the kitchen into the living/dining room we are struck by the size of the room (11 x 5m) made larger by the high, vaulted ceilings with beams, and three sets of country style double patio doors leading out to a side covered terrace and the main pool terrace.  Central to the living/dining room is a beautiful wood burner, with glass on all four sides, making this a central feature of the room.

To the right, is a door to a bedroom (4.25 x 4m) with patio doors out to the terrace and an ensuite bathroom (3 x 2.3m).  And on the other side of the living room area are the other two bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms.  The first is 5.2 x 4.2m with double patio doors out to the pool terrace and an ensuite bathroom of 3 x 2m, the second bedroom on this side (5.5 x 2.5m with wardrobes) is open plan with a shower room (3 x 2m).

Under the house is a large garage with workshop area to the rear (18m2) and next to it is a huge underbuild area (88m2) which has potential for development, perhaps as extra rooms.

This house is ideal for anyone not wishing to have visible neighbours and looking for total peace and stunning mountain scenery from their own doorstep!  And yet it is only a 6 minute drive to the country town of Riogordo with its many shops and facilities and within 40 minutes of Malaga city and the coast.

Property Summary:
– House around 166m2, stunning, high vaulted ceilings
– Large underbuild: 88m2
– Garage: 18m2
– Outhouse: 7 x 2.5m internal measurements
– Pool: 40m2
– Plot size 17,000m2
– Beautiful mountain views
– Totally private
– Council tax/IBI: 580€ p.a.
– 3-phase electricity
– Air conditioning
– Mains electricity and water
– Property fully regularised, with DAFO issued

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