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AX1235 – Cortijo ‘El Escondido’, Montes de Malaga/Comares area

AX1235 – Cortijo ‘El Escondido’, Montes de Malaga/Comares area

Published on 06/06/2023 by

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Comares, Malaga county
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3/4 bedrooms – 3 bathrooms – original cortijo – in the process of completing renovation – totally peaceful mountain ‘retreat’ location

A simply beautiful, ancient, original cortijo hidden in the mountains, completely surrounded by nature, and on the edge of a lost little cluster of cottages, a hamlet of houses that feels like it has not changed in one hundred years

Cortijo ‘El Escondido’ is exactly what it says, ‘hidden’ away beautifully amongst the countless hidden valleys and hills of the Montes de Malaga area, surrounded by nature, untouched on the whole by humanity.  There is a little hamlet of houses just a short distance away, so it is not totally isolated, with good neighbours – always a good thing to have!  But here one can enjoy nature and forget about that busy, complicated world out there, beyond this beautiful location.

The area is around 1 hour north of Malaga city and the coast, 50 minutes from the seaside town of Torre del Mar, 15 minutes from the nearest bars in Los Ventorros and 20 minutes from the picturesque mountain village of Comares.  This is a place for peace, contemplation, reading, walking, enjoying nature and the freedom of the great outdoors in the wonderful mountains and hills above Malaga.  There is a dirt track of around 2Kms to reach the hamlet.

The house
Set on a plot of 1119m2 of land, with plenty of space to develop gardens both to the front and rear of the cortijo, a set of stone steps and a stone path lead up to the house.  The front door leads into a hallway (4 x 2.5m) with a bedroom and bathroom to the right (4.5 x 3.5m in total), and another bedroom and bathroom to the left (6.5 x 3.5m in total) with lovely rustic features including beams and original stone detail from the original stone walls.

The end of the hall gives access to an inner hallway with a door to the rear patio, and a door to the left to a third bedroom (4 x 2.5m).

Stairs lead up to a large living room (around 23m2) which has newly laid quality wooden floors and wood panelled ceilings, giving a rustic, natural feel.  An opening through the very thick walls leads into another room which could be a dining room, or even a fourth bedroom.  And at the top of the stairs, straight ahead, is access to the third bathroom to the left (3.5 x 2m) and the kitchen (4 x 4m).  The kitchen is not fitted or equipped, meaning that the new owners can choose their own kitchen according to their own tastes.  It would be perfectly possible to open an archway between the kitchen and the dining room too.

This beautiful property is a delight to anyone with imagination who is looking for a private little retreat, and wishes to finish it off to their own standards and taste – there is very little left to do, and the current owners continue to work on it at their own pace.  Furnishing it would also be delightful, for example, choosing beautiful, rustic style, natural material items to match the natural feel of this lovely property.

The house has electrics (currently processing the reconnection) and water is via water deliveries, according to individual needs, as it is for most of the other residents in the hamlet.  The cost of water deliveries is similar to mains water costs and easily arranged.  There is a 3000L water deposit and plenty of space for a larger deposit if required.

It could be possible to run it as an occasional, very small B&B with perhaps two downstairs bedrooms to let, using the third bedroom or the dining room upstairs as owner accommodation.

A simply beautiful, natural house, on its own, and very private, ideal for anyone wishing to spend time away from the world and at one with nature.

Property Summary
– House 81m2 (true size around 135m2)
– Plot 1119m2
– Rustic features
– Flat gardens
– Very private
– Beautifully renovated (just bathrooms and kitchen to be completed)
– Mountain location
– Council tax/IBI: 75€ p.a.
– Enerty rating: processing

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