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AX1253 – Casa del Abrazo, exquisite country house, Benamargosa

AX1253 – Casa del Abrazo, exquisite country house, Benamargosa

Published on 10/08/2023 by

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2 bedrooms – 2 bathrooms – loft area – plot of 675m2 – on its own – easy access – original rustic charm – above ground pool

A simply charming, rustic style, country cottage, around 74m2, dating from 1930, on one single level (plus loft room), entirely surrounded by avocado tree orchards and within easy access of the Benamargosa to Riogordo road.  RESERVED

This is a rare opportunity to acquire an original little cortijo surrounded by tropical plantations, in quiet, peaceful countryside with excellent access and no immediate neighbours.

Casa del Abrazo is called Abrazo (embrace) as it is embraced on all sides by beautiful, majestic, mature avocado plantations owned by local farmers.  In this house, no one needs to buy avocados!

Located along a short country lane, close to the river, and hidden along a concrete track that leads only to this house and one other further along, Casa del Abrazo is ideal both as a permanent and a holiday home.  Its original rustic charm has been perfectly preserved in a comfortable environment.

A covered parking area off the lane provides shade and protection from the sun for 1 to 2 cars.  From the parking area, we walk around the rear of the house to the flat garden area and covered terrace area.  Here, the current owners have set up an above ground pool which can be conveniently packed away in the winter months if preferred.  The terrace and covered area is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor life, including dining, entertaining, and snoozing!

From here, the front door leads into a delightful living room with a beamed, sloping ceiling and a woodburner fireplace at the far end, and rustic wooden windows with traditional shutters.  This very pleasant room is around 5 x 3m and leads directly into the fully fitted, well organised kitchen (3 x 1.7m) with a side window, beamed ceiling, and worktops on both sides.  A door to the right of the kitchen leads into the main bedroom (3 x 3m) which is also rustic and charming, with beamed ceiling and an alcove in the thick stone wall equipped with shelving, and a window out to the side of the house.  Beyond, is a beautiful, comfortable, up to date en-suite bathroom with double walk-in shower and elegant tiling (2.5 x 1.7m)

To the end of the kitchen is a small distribution area with a storage area at the far end (currently fitted with a fridge/freezer).  From here, to the right is the guest bathroom, also with a walk-in shower, and the washing machine is plumbed into this room (2.5 x 1.5m).  To the left of the distribution area is bedroom 2 (3 x 2.8m) with a window overlooking the patio (see below).  This room has steps up to a loft room above on a wooden floor, with a window and open to the room below.  This space is ideal for storing everything one needs to store away when not in use and it could even hold a small bed for occasional guests.

Outside, a doorway to the side of the house leads to a walled patio courtyard.  This lovely area is totally private and peaceful, with colourful ‘crazy paving’ tiled seating along both sides.  This would be the ideal place to have a small fountain, with the calming sound of trickling water an ideal accompanyment to a good book on a lazy afternoon,  or an evening drink.  This area also holds a useful lockable store room and tool shed.

The rest of the gardens are located up a series of tiled steps leading up the hill, past pretty mosaics, and in particular the beautiful butterfly mosiac set into the rock as one climbs up the steps.  In the gardens are various seating areas as well as simple flower and cactus beds.  From here the views over the nearby hills give one a sensation of safety and calm.  Here also we find the main water storage deposit, holding extra water in case of emergencies (14,000L in two tanks).

This lovely property has mains water and mains electricity, plus internet connected.  It also has solar hot water with an electric backup.  It also has an up to date, three-chamber septic tank.  There is air conditioning (hot and cold) in the living room and main bedroom, and both bathrooms have electric wall-mounted heaters for the winter.

A super special, rustic, original country house now available at a very reasonable price.

Property Summary
– House : around 74m2, dating from 1930
– Land: around 675m2
– Rustic charm throughout
– On its own, surrounded by avocado trees
– Easy access, close to the river
– Air conditioning
– Solar hot water
– 14,000L water storage backup tanks
– Council tax (IBI): 38€ p.a.
– Energy rating: G/G