‘La Paloma’ is a rare find. This spacious, very well presented house is set within a surprisingly generous sized plot, on the edge of a charming village, also enjoying fabulous open views towards the sea, and with the huge benefit of off road parking space as well.
This lovely house has been comprehensively modernised and extended by the present owners, yet retains a lot of character and charm, with features including; open plan living room with high level typical Andalucian style cane and beamed ceiling, attractive fireplace, and door giving direct access out onto to a wonderful sun terrace from where fabulous open views over the village, the surrounding countryside, mountains & towards the sea can be enjoyed.
There are also tiled floors throughout, replacement wooden framed windows with shutters and doors.
The accommodation is set on two floors with the three bedrooms and one shower room/wc all on the lower floor as well as an impressive, spacious entrance hall, whilst the upper floor comprises of the 6.60 metre x 5.86 metre open plan living room/kitchen and another shower room/wc.
A wooden staircase leads up from the living room to a second terrace up on the roof, from where superb open views are enjoyed. A perfect place for a BBQ or to star gaze and enjoy a cool glass of wine on a warm summers evening!
The house stands within a walled plot of around 200 square metres and there are pretty patio areas, some sheltered and enjoying a good deal of privacy, as well as well stocked gardens with a wide variety of Mediterranean plants and trees including fig, olive, mango, plum, orange, avocado, nispero and much more. A pergola with mature grape vine creates a pleasant shady area in the summer. There is the advantage of it’s own off road parking space with gate from the lane outside, and a very useful outbuilding or casita, ideal for storage, or even as a summer room for guests!
The delightful village of Gualchos is located only 15 minutes inland from the town of Castell de Ferro on the Costa Tropical and has local amenities such as small food market, a couple of good bars, pretty central plaza and fountain with natural mountain spring water.
Although a typical Andalucian village, Gualchos has a healthy mix of spanish and expat residents, and there are is a friendly social culture, especially with all the traditional ferias and fiestas enjoyed during the year.
A wider range of facilities and amenities are available in the nearby seaside resort of Castell de Ferro whilst a more comprehensive range of shops and facilities such as hypermarkets are to be found in the larger town of Motril approx. half an hour away.
The Costa Tropical coastline offers a good choice of many lovely beaches including the one at Castell de Ferro, and the area is known for it’s mild year round climate. The city of Granada and its airport are are just over 1 hours drive and Malaga with it’s airport is approx.1 hour 30 mins. Almeria and it’s airport, just over one hour.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. broadband internet available, modern fitted shower rooms, satellite dish for tv, space for swimming pool.
Wooden entrance door to
Spacious entrance hall 4.97m x 2.64m
Tiled floor, built in cupboard with glass door, display alcove, fitted wood burning stove, stairs to first floor, access to
Shower room/wc 2.58m x 2.30m
Corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin set in to marble top, plumbing & space for washing machine beneath, tiled walls, window.
Bedroom 1 4.16m x 2.36m
Double room with space for guest bed, window, built in cupboard with shelving.
Bedroom 2 3.20m x 2.76m
Spacious double or twin with window to garden.
Bedroom 3 3.85m x 2.65m
Beamed ceiling, large built in full width wardrobe with wooden doors, window to garden.
Open plan living room / kitchen 6.60m x 5.86m
High ceiling with Andalucian style cane and beams, living area with feature chimney breast/fire place with inset wood burning fire, display shelving to recesses, aircon/heater wall unit, wooden staircase to upper floor roof terrace, door to superb full width sun terrace enjoying a southerly aspect with great views over the village. surrounding countryside with the sierras in the, and towards the sea. Exterior courtesy lighting.
Kitchen area with attractive tiled working surfaces, cupboard space beneath, single drainer sink unit, plenty of space for cooker. Door from living room to
Corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, wc, window.
Upper floor sun terrace
Walled with tiled floor and plenty of space to sun bathe or perfect for BBQ. The views from here are virtually 360 degrees and truly impressive.
The property is set within a large walled plot on the edge of the village and has good vehicle.access. There is a gate from the lane giving access to a parking space as well as a smaller gate leading to the main entrance door. There are various patio seating areas and a lovely garden area which is well stocked with a wide variety of Mediterranean plants, shrubs and trees including pomegranate, almond, nispero, lemon, orange, mango, avocado, fig, plum, olive and more. Wooden pergola with grapevine. Steps up to higher main area of level garden where there is plenty of space to have a swimming pool. Outbuilding/casita measuring 4.80m x 2.93m with power and lighting, perfect for storage or occassional summer accommodation!
Awaiting CEE energy certificate rating.