A detached cortijo situated close to the town of Orgiva, within the stunning Alpujarra region of Andalucia’s Granada Province, situated in a most enviable location on the edge of a small village overlooking the beautiful Guadalfeo Valley and towards the southern slopes of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains,
This property truly is in a magical location and benefits from having extensive & productive land including its own olive grove from which you can produce your own oil, a delightful lower orchard with mature Orange, Lemon, Fig & Persimmon trees, which is irrigated by water from the acequias, the ancient network of irrigation channels originally conceived of by the Moors, as well as a further extensive area of elevated land with Almond trees from where exceptional views can be enjoyed.
The property has been sympathetically modernised and improved by the present owners and features include; an impressive modern fitted kitchen with dining area & wood burning stove, living room, two generous sized double bedrooms, a study (with potential for use as a third bedroom) and modern bathroom/wc. There are wooden doors throughout as well as wooden framed double glazed windows with shutters.
Typical of the Alpujarran style of architecture, the property is single storey, and the owners have created a superb, fully tiled and walled terrace to the whole of the roof space and an adjoining Swimming pool (8 x 4m) and surrounding terrace at the same level. From the pool terrace and main roof terrace there are fabulous 360 degree views.
Immediately to the front of the property lies an attractive, shaded tiled terrace with typical Andalucian tiling, perfect for dining outside on those warm summer evenings. There is excellent access to the property via a small road from the village and the house lies within a completely fenced plot with gates opening to a driveway providing extensive parking space for a few vehicles.
The village of Tablones is just a short walk away and has a church, a primary school and children’s play area. There are lovely walks down into the valley and long the river. The larger town of Orgiva with its interesting and cosmopolitan atmosphere is one of the major towns of the Alpujarra and offers excellent amenities & facilities including; a variety of shops, supermarket, restaurants, cafes, bars, banks, medical centre, library, schools and much more.
The historic city of Granada is approximately 50 minutes car journey and the airport just one hour from where there are direct flights to London.
Malaga airport is approximately one and a half hours journey as is the Costa del Sol. The Sierra Nevada ski resort can be reached within 80 minutes.
The Sierra Nevada national park and the Alpujarra region are a walkers paradise with its stunningly beautiful natural scenery, from impressive mountain ranges, hillsides dotted with Almond, Olive, Orange & Lemon trees, to verdant river valleys, this area has to be one of the most special and enchanting places in Andalucia.
Whilst being within easy reach of Granada and the Sierra Nevada, the Costa Tropical coastal area is also only 40 minutes away, where there is the attractive hilltop town of Salobreña which has lovely sandy beaches, as well as the larger town of Motril with offers a wide variety of amenities & facilities.
Front door to
Archway with open plan aspect to
Living room 3.73m x 3.10m
Window to front overlooking terrace, Ceiling light/fan, open plan to
Study 3.62m x 2.68
Alternatively could be utilised as an occasional bedroom. Window to rear, access to large walk in storage room
Kitchen/Dining room 3.70m x 3.45m
Smart modern fitted kitchen units comprising; wall and base cupboards, drawer space, granite top working surfaces, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, tiled splash back, space for large cooker, plumbed for washing machine, ample space for tall fridge freezer, ceiling spotlight fitting, tiled floor, window to side, corner fireplace with fitted wood burning stove.
Bedroom 1 4.35m x 3.54m
Window overlooking front terrace towards the orchard, window to side, slimline energy efficient panel heater, ceiling light/fan.
Bedroom 2 4.2m x 3.20m
Window to side, ceiling light/fan.
Spacious with modern white suite comprising; paneled bath with shower, bidet, wc and pedestal wash hand basin. Medicine cabinet, shaver point, mirror, tiled walls and floor, window.
As previously mentioned, the house itself is located within a generous sized fenced plot of land, with its own small olive grove to one side, lengthy concreted driveway providing ample parking space for a few vehicles which leads up to a gate and the lane from the village, Detached Casita with storage room and shower/wc, measuring 6m x 4.10 m overall, offering potential for conversion or simply as a pool changing room.
Steps lead up to a tiled terrace with 8m x 4m Swimming Pool enclosed by railings. This connects to the main roof terrace which is tiled and enclosed by walling. From both terraces, fabulous open panoramic views can be enjoyed over the valley and up to the Sierra Nevada with small white villages visible high up on the mountainsides, as well as the village of Tablones to the left hand side, the town of Orgiva is also visible in the distance.
Immediately to the front of the house is a pretty Andalucian style terrace which is shaded with a pergola. There are views from here over the lower orchard and across the valley. Additional graveled area of garden with Mandarin tree and further garden area to the side of the house.
The lower Orchard is fenced and is accessed via a short pathway and gate. This is a beautiful piece of productive land with mature Orange, Lemon, fig, Persimmon and Olive trees, all irrigated via the clever acequia system of water channels which distributes water from the mountain streams and rivers throughout the area.
An additional extensive plot of land is included with the property which is separate and situated on the hillside opposite the main entrance to the property. Here there are many Almond trees and from a higher position, superb open views can be enjoyed. A perfect place to create a seating or picnic area to appreciate the incredible beauty of this very special location.