Property ID : ALO080415
For Sale Malaga, Casarabonela 525.000€ - Finca
A rustic farmhouse in a very private and quiet location with traditional white Spanish rendering, traditional terracotta clay roof tiles, small wooden windows and substantial oak panel doors, with great commercial opportunities.
Approaching the property from the main road along an excellent track of around 300 metres, entrance to the farm is through a five bar wooden gate. The farm itself is situated in a very private and quiet location, and the style of the property really impacts upon you with its quaint cortijo style, rustic farmhouse, with traditional white spanish rendering, traditional terracotta clay roof tiles, small wooden windows and substantial Iroko panel doors.
This property has been lovingly restored by its current owners with a great deal of emphasis on maintaining and enhancing its character and adding special touches such as the retro style radiators, light switches, deep tiled window sills, and a wood burning Hergom stove which feeds the radiators and heats the water. All the windows and doors of the property are traditional Iroko wood, with double glazing throughout. And the high quality terracotta floor tiles enhance the traditional farmhouse feel to this home
The kitchen is particularly special, with handmade wooden units, black granite worktops, a butler sink and brass taps. You could not wish for a more traditional farmhouse kitchen with its lovely beamed ceilings, wooden plate racks, hanging pan rack and white wall tiles.
The dining area forms part of this large kitchen space, with room for a large dining table and lovely light from the window. A perfect place to sit and enjoy morning coffee. From the kitchen leads to a spectacular outdoor area, nestled within the mountains, this is a an original and very traditional cobbled terrace, perfect again to sit and just relax with a drink and enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and the grounds.
The current owners have lovingly restored this area, keeping the interesting animal outbuildings and features such as old stone drinking troughs. The area lends itself to many extremely interesting, rare and beautiful cacti and other water saving plants which really have to be seen to be believed!
The owners have created interesting paths and walkways and some interesting sculpture to be enjoyed in this spectacular garden. A real piece of paradise. Back into the house, from the hallway leads to the living area. which is a large space with impressive vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light. With air con and a biomass stove to heat the room in winter.
At the rear of the home, there is a large sun room or bedroom, with open arches that overlook the beautiful swimming pool. This room also lends itself to a fantastic art studio, barbecue and kitchen area and also still retains an old bread oven. With lots of light coming in through the arched windows, and a real Roman feel to this area of the house, a perfect place for entertaining or just relaxing with friends and family.
Apart from a few sentimental pieces, the house is sold furnished. From a staircase with a bespoke hand made iron rail, the family bathroom impresses with a large bath, his and hers vanity units and quality shower and cubicle. A lovely arched window gives the room a special feel.
Two double bedrooms on this floor with high vaulted ceilings and views over the stunning Andalusian countryside. A further guest bedroom and bathroom is on the ground floor with family bathroom.
The land around the property is very good, mainly flat land, in total just over 30,000 m2. All around the land there are an incredible amount of fruit trees in full production, including citrus, algarrobo (carob), figs, nispero, mango, almonds, olives, and over 120 pomegranate trees. There is huge potential to grow crops, such as wheat, rye grass, or horse feed such as alfalfa or oats. The current owner already grows asparagus, sunflowers, chick peas, and mangos but there is potential to do so on commercial scale. There is irrigation in place already with t-pipes on line from the reservoir to the olive trees.
There is also a magnificent established vegetable plot in place, growing everything from melons and courgettes to sweet corn and garlic. The icing on the cake with this farm is the two large (200 m2) commercial polycarbonate tunnels which cost over 40,000 Euros to purchase and install, with fully automatic roof louvers for ventilation, concrete troughs, flood irrigation, and shading. With water taps and a separate structure for hardening off young plants, the opportunities to grow for the market is huge.
The potential at this property is huge to create an excellent farming business. The current owners made a very good living growing rare and exotic plants previously using the polycarbonate greenhouses. It would also make an exceptional equestrian property, as the land is perfect for keeping horses, generally flat and well fenced and with the huge water resources on offer at this property, whether farming or equestrian, water will never be an issue.