Cortijo Azahar is an impressive detached country villa set within a substantial 5500 square metre plot of fully fenced and enclosed land with beautiful, lush mature gardens, orange orchard and a large swimming pool. It also enjoys stunning views of the Sierra Nevada to the north and the Sierra Lujar mountain range to the south.
Although secluded and enjoying a peaceful rural aspect, the property is within walking distance of the town of Orgiva as well as the Guadalfeo river and lots of lovely local walks.
Whilst having been refurbished in more recent years with some contemporary additions, the property still retains much style and character of a typical Andalucian cortijo. The interior is very spacious and includes a superb living room with high ceiling, fireplace with integral wood burner, open plan aspect to a kitchen and small utility, recently updated cloakroom wc, inner hallway leading to three double bedrooms, spacious family bathroom and a wonderful master bedroom with it’s own generous sized en suite bathroom.
The property is accessed off a short track off a lane which runs up to the town, and gates open to a graveled driveway with ample parking space for a few vehicles immediately to the front.
There is also separate detached garage, currently used as a games room with space for pool table, having fitted wood burning stove wash basin and tiled floor. Adjoining here are two useful tool sheds.
There is local slate/stone paving all around the house widening to larger terraces with plenty of delightful, secluded, shady areas to sit as well. Also to the front is an attractive graveled rose garden and pathways lined with box hedging leading to the main front undercover terrace with seating area. Lawned gardens extend around the side and to the rear with beds and borders well stocked with a wide variety of mediterranean plants, shrubs and trees . To the rear of the house is an impressive 6 x 10 metre tiled swimming pool. and surrounding paved terrace, again with plenty of space for sun loungers and seating.
There is a further area of land at a slightly lower level accessed from the upper terrace of garden, which currently is an orange orchard with over 60 trees. (approx 74 on the land in total) Here there are also olive, avocado, pomegranate, apple and persimmon trees. There is adequate space for grazing for a horse or to keep other animals if desired.
The land is completely fenced and part walled and is irrigated by acequia (water) with channels serving both the upper and lower levels.
Cortijo Azahar benefits from mains electricity connected, mains water and drainage, a solar panel water heating system (also back up gas boiler plus electric water heater) and broadband internet is connected. Tiled floors throughout, windows with shutters.
Large arched Entrance porch with seating area and tiled floor. Ornate wrought iron security gates and wooden double doors to
Entrance hall 2.5 m x 2.2 m
Window, door to
Recently modernised with new white suite and vanitory unit, tiled walls and floor. Window.
glazed doors from entrance hall to
Open plan living room & kitchen 9.35 m x 8.4 m
An impressive room with high ceiling, fireplace with integral wood burner, four windows, shelving support for tv/hifi etc. built in storage cupboards and shelving, hatch and pull down ladder to loft room, wall mounted aircon/heater unit, kitchen area with beamed ceiling, range of wooden fronted base cupboards, drawers and granite working surfaces, gas hob with extractor canopy above. Built in Zanussi electric oven, open storage shelving, doorway through to utility room having space for large fridge/freezer, plumbing and space for washing machine, dishwasher and tumble drier, window and gas boiler.
Glazed door from living room to
Inner hallway leading to.
Bedroom 4.26 m x 2.9 m
Large double or twin (currently used as study)
Window, wall mounted electric heater. Ceiling fan/light
Bedroom 4.2 m x 3.6 m
Large double. Window, ample space for wardrobes, chests of drawers etc. Wall mounted electric heater. Ceiling fan/light.
Bedroom 4.26 m x 2.96 m
Large double. Window, built in wardrobe with shelving, space for chests of drawers etc. Wall mounted electric panel heater. Ceiling fan/light.
Master bedroom suite 7.18 m x 3.53 m widening to 4.47 m
On two levels and very spacious with built in wardrobes with integral drawers and shelving, seating area (currently with gym equipment) glazed patio doors with full shutters opening to and with views over the garden and pool area. Wall mounted air con/heater unit, sliding door to large en suite bathroom 3.20 m x 1.95 m having white suite comprising; wc, bidet and wash hand basin set in vanitory unit, mirror & light above, matching medicine cabinet. fully tiled open shower area. Tilt and turn window. Slate tiled floor.
Family bathroom 3.96 m x 2.47 m
Very spacious with white suite comprising; corner spa bath, separate raised level tiled open shower area, pedestal wash basin and wc. Fully tiled walls and floor, tilt and turn windows to garden. Electric wall mounted fan heater.
Loft room 8.84 m x 3.50 m (sloping ceiling)
Accessed via hatch and ladder from living room or independently via doors from the roof terrace. Plenty of storage space, lighting, power points, back up electric water heater tank.
As previously described, the gardens are an outstanding feature of this property. Comprising of two level tiers, the upper level is more formal, with gravelled rose garden along with other plants and trees, privet box hedging, stone/slate pathway from front gate to the house. Gravelled driveway with parking for a few vehicles, garage/games room 5.6 m x 5.1 m with tiled floor, wood burner, sink, two windows, power points, upper level storage area, two tool sheds 2.3 m x 3.4 m and 2.9 m x 2.17 m, lawn to side and rear with beds and borders well stocked with an extensive variety of mediterranean plants and trees including; almond, fig, orange, palms, bottlebrush, various cacti, oleander, bougainvillea, bamboo, cherry, mango and much more.
There is an outside kitchen area with BBQ and pizza oven, working surfaces and wash basin, exterior power points, tiled patio area with seating plinths and space for table and additional chairs, approx 6 m x 9 m tiled swimming pool, stone/slate surrounding terrace, separate casita with pool pump/filters etc. pool shower. Beyond the pool area is an area of lawn, attractive well stocked bed to one side and a hardcourt area with basket ball net.
A pretty oleander archway and gentle concrete slope from the upper lawn leads down to the lower level of land, which again is level and has many orange trees, as well as pomegranate, almond, olive, lemon, nispero, persimmon, two mandarin, avocado, apple. The garden stretches around to the front of the house. There are also mature fir, pine, walnut and poplar trees around the land. The garden stretches around to the front of the house
The property enjoys rights to (acequia) water for irrigation, fed via channels around the garden on both levels, at very low cost per annum.
nb there are four water taps distributed around the upper level. Exterior power points. Covered wood store. Additional gate to the far end of the lower land with access to the track & lane.