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AX1290 – Casa La Cañada, near Riogordo and Benamargosa

AX1290 – Casa La Cañada, near Riogordo and Benamargosa

Published on 02/02/2024 by

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Riogordo, Benamargosa
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3 bedrooms – 1 bathroom (potential for 3) – covered terrace – 8535m2 plot with olives and almonds, including some good flat land

An old coritjo (134m2)  in good structural order, requiring light renovation and restructuring of the internal rooms to make a comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on one level

Located in beautiful, peaceful countryside on the very edge of a small cluster of country houses, this lovely cortijo is ready to be beautified and improved, just as many of the neighbouring houses have been, to make an attractive and comfortable country home on one level

The property is located along a pleasant dirt track in very reasonable condition, or just 1Km from the main road.  It is not far from a local bar/restaurant (1.5Kms) and is 10 minutes from Riogordo and 15 minutes from Benamargosa.

The land around the house itself is completely flat, with many trees and would make beautiful immediate gardens.  And to one side, the land climbs at a not too difficult incline, up the hillsdie, with around 60 olive trees and a variety of fruit trees, and more can be planted.  At the highest point of the plot is a beautiful, sweeping view across the countryside and towards the dramatic Sierra de Tejeda mountain range.  The views by the house are also very lovely.

The house consists of a closed-in terrace which runs the length of the house (around 13m x 2.5m) and from here, original, ancient double doors lead into the living room (4 x 3.5m) with thick walls and original windows.  To the left is a door to a bedroom (3.5 x 2m) with a partition wall leading into another room (3.5 x 2m) and these two rooms could potentially become one larger room, or a room with an ensuite bathroom.

In the living room, ahead, is a room currently used as a utility room (4 x 2.5m) with a window to the rear, with a door beyond leading into the current bathroom (2.5 x 2m) with a side window.  This could become bedroom/bathroom no.2.

To the right of the living room is a door into another room (3.5 x 3m) which could potentially become the new kitchen, or could be opened out to join onto the living room area to make an open plan living/dining/kitchen area.

And beyond this room, two steps lead down to two further rooms (3.5 x 3m and 3 x 2m), the second of these rooms currently a very basic kitchen, with a door leading out onto the front terrace.  These two rooms could again become a third bedroom and bathroom, or just one large bedroom.  These rooms still have the original sloping ceilings and beams.

The changes to the house would not be difficult as the building structure is in reasonable order.

The property has mains water and electricity. There is also a well although the water levels are currently low, due to the low rainfall.

This interesting old house is perfect for anyone looking for a simple renovation project to put their mark on their own comfortable country home.

Property Summary
– House 134m2
– Land 8535m2
– Some original character stil remaining
– Peaceful country location
– Only 10 minutes to Riogordo town
– Mains water and electricity
– Well water (low at the moment due to the low rainfall)
– Council tax: tbc
– Energy rating: processing