9 Bed House In Albondon
This precious gem of a property is set idyllically amongst the famed vineyards of the Alpujarras. Only a 15 min drive from the town of Cadiar. This picturesque and historical town typical in design of the area affords the resident all the amenities and facilities one needs for everyday life, including shops, chemists, bars and eateries and of course school, church, government offices and health centre etc.With easy accessibility to both the coast for lazy days at the beach, local tourist attractions and large city shopping and the popular ski resorts of Granada this property is ideally located to revel in the ‘Real Spanish lifestyle’ and still enjoy the comforts of modern living.The property itself welcomes you to its doors with a beautifully designed approach using locally sourced stone to flag the entrances, indigenous plants enhance the walkways that give access to the main building and the separate apartments of which there are three. The primary building is the original country cottage sympathetically extended and renovated to the owners exacting standards and comprises a large thoughtfully fitted kitchen with ample cooking range and more than sufficient storage with a larder/pantry area offset. The family lounge is spacious with several windows letting in the beautiful light synonymous with Andalucia. There is a log burning stove installed for winter warmth and lending to the charming ambience. The double main doors give way to the beautiful front courtyard with swimming pool, elevated seating area, barbecue area and breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains. From this aspect you can see the highest point on the Spanish mainland. (Over 3000mtrs) permanently snowcapped and lending a surreal ambience when enjoying temperatures in the high twenties! A separate formal dining room also enjoys a feature stove as well as other original features including the beamed ceilings. This main floor also has a double guest bedroom, there is a full family bathroom with separate shower stall, and all of the tiling to the highest of standards as is true throughout the property. A single bedroom and linen store lead to a stunning open plan master suite which, as well as sleeping and dressing areas has a lounge area with tv and log-burning stove, and study zone and a screened bathroom the suite boasts double sliding doors to a balcony with stunning views over the lush ravine.Below the main body of the house there is a large self contained 2 bedroom apartment, again installed to the highest of standards, with private terrace and barbecue and with a gazebo-covered seating area. There is also a (as yet undeveloped) 55m2 room but with newly cemented and screeded floors and restored ceilings at the moment is a blank canvas and offers a chance to create that special room, perhaps artists studio,a potters workshop,games room or increase the size of the house or guest accommodation. Along with these a large workshop which also houses the bicycles that are rented out.In addition to the main building there are a further two studio apartments and another one- bedroom apartment all finished to the standard of installation that is the norm of this spectacular property. The use of natural materials is evident throughout for example slate work-surfaces, solid wood finishes and quarry tiling in all areas gives a truly rustic feel to a very modern restoration. All boasting private terraces, access to the most wonderful of views in every direction, there are contemplation benches dotted throughout the mature gardens and kitchen garden where fruit and vegetables are grown. With so many other assets too numerous to mention (archery butt, boules court trampoline zone etc etc ) this outstanding property is currently run as a successful holiday retreat yet could just as easily be a stunning multi - generation family compound. In this haven the possibilities know no bounds be they artistic courses, self help and alternative therapies, to name but a few.The property is totally solar powered, has mains water, has been totally rewired and plumbed throughout and all of the new extensions are insulated. There are 7 hectares of land which boast fig, olive and almond trees and of course many varieties of vines. The property is realistically priced given the current economic climate, and given the current business, good will and potential for further income. It certainly warrants viewing and spending a little time to appreciate both this stunning property and its’ surroundings.