A garden lover’s delight. If you have ever wanted to spend your days tending and developing a fabulous garden, high in the mountains of southern Spain, then here is your chance. Fed by the melting waters of the Sierra Nevada of Granada, this garden and house lie on the southern slopes of this spectacular Alpujarra region. It’s a horticultural marvel. The house and garden were lovingly brought to life 20 years ago by the current owners. They have established a successful tourism rental business and regularly open the garden to visitors or to be used for functions such as concerts and gastronomy events such as outdoor dining and wood oven cookery courses. Writer Chris Stewart, who often brings his walking groups to visit, described the garden as one of the best things about the Alpujarras. Due to retirement this fabulous project is now ready to be handed on to the next owners to develop as they wish, in the knowledge that they are buying a secure income too if desired!
Traditional stone Cortijo arranged over two floors.
Countryside location, protected landscape.
1.5 km to services, bank, supermarket, pharmacia, butcher, papelería, bars/restaurants, schools, church
3 apartments easily converted back to a single house or with granny annex
Ground floor – two one bed apartments (used for rental) each with living room/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom patio, courtyard, tinao (porch)
Top floor – two beds, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room, terrace, glazed wall.
Under floor heating powered by economical heat exchanger
Mains drinking water and irrigation water
Good internet speed, ideal for home working.
Fully legal & documented, escritura up to date
2 albercas (reservoirs) one easily converted into swimming pool
Large ornamental garden with fruit trees, vegetables and olives
Easy road access
Parking adjacent to house for 4 plus cars
Possibility to continue successful rental business goodwill included in price including handover as required.
Additional recently built stone cortijo of 55m2, with water and electricity, currently used as a workshop and garage but could be easily converted for an alternative use.
The new owners will find everything here for an ideal lifestyle, be it it continuing with the successful rural tourism business or creating their own dream living environment.
Why is this a ’sustainable’ property:
We cultivate our land without the use of chemicals, pesticides, etc, producing our own vegetables and fruit. Land that had been abandoned for more than 30 years is now cultivated.
We help maintain and sustain the local irrigation system serving the local community.
We make good use of solar power to heat the house water.
Under floor heating and supplementary hot water is via an energy efficient heat exchanger.
The old ruined house was re-built using the available onsite materials such as natural stone wherever possible.
The house is designed to benefit from solar gain in the winter months.
The house has enhanced insulation that helps to maintain a stable internal temperature all year.
As a small business we contribute directly to the local economy.
Energy rating C – not brilliant but not bad for an old property.