Quality off-grid rural hotel (approx. 750sq mtrs built) close to 2 natural parks in the Altiplano region of northern Granada. 3.5 hectares of land, olives and almonds. All valid licences and permissions, business enjoys very high reputation and growth.
Stunning boutique hotel in gorgeous countryside close to the charming mountain town of Castril, Granada. Easy access to the two natural parks, of Castril and Cazorla. Four lakes in the vicinity. Paradise for outdoor pursuits and activity-based tourism.
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House Construction: Older parts of the building have stone walls to first floor level; the building now has a reinforced concrete frame and roof, with high levels of insulation. Older parts of the building demarcated with traditional render, otherwise smooth white render finish.
Roof Construction: Concrete structure, traditional original clay tile finish with ti mber eaves and other decorative details.
House-insulation: Thermal brick, polestyrene sheeting, foam insulation
Roof-insulation: Polestyrene sheeting and foam; in most of the house there are false ceilings with decorative wooden beams beneath the concrete construction.
Window-construction: Wooden frames, with shutters and iron security doors, window guards in the traditional Spanish style (ground floor), wooden french windows with UPVC outer doors in one room.
Heating-house: 80kw biomass boiler (burns almond husks, olive stones and wood pellets, all readily available and extremely cheap in the region). 2 additional pellet burning stoves (one 32kw, one 12kw). Back up of gas boilers with dedicated 4,000l LPG deposit. Traditonal radiators and fancoil radiators hroughout the property. Two open fires; annual pollarding of olive and almond trees on the property provides fuel.
Heating-water: Solar array with 900l capacity, 80kw biomass boiler also tops up water temperature, gas boiler back up if required.
Cooking method:Professional standard 5-ring gas range and oven, with additional convection oven, plus 2 additional gas cookers. 2 Fridge/freezers also run on LPG.
Electricity: Solar array; 10 panels of 123w each, 12 2v Hoppecke (German made) batteries (24v system) 5,000w Dutch-made Victron Inverter, charge controller, 20kva diesel generator (Himoinsa with Yanmar engine).
Water: Mains water. 3,000l back-up tank, with pump, connection to irrigation system. Water softener. There is a viable well on the property (requires pump).
Food-production: 89 olive trees, (100l of oil annually) 60 almond trees, various young fruit trees; pear, fig, cherry, apricot, Spacious fenced enclosure and chicken house for 15 hens, rabbit enclosure, large dog house. Extensive kitchen gardens, compost heap etc.
Income possibilities: Hotel business and sale of activity-based package holidays. Also regular group hire of the premises (up to 30 people. Perfect location for retreats such as yoga, writing, painting, photography etc.
Owners opinion on sustainable features: This an off-grid property; 100% self-sufficient in terms of electricty, heating and hot water (all renewable sources).
Fuels for biomass boilers are not only 100% renewable but also locally sourced (almond shells, olive stones) reducing freight pollution, LPG and diesel oil (generator) are back-up power sources. The well could be brought back into use, but mains water quality is very good and we are very close to the source (local mountains).