For sale Traditional Cortijo with rental business 30 km from the beaches of Mojacar
A traditional Cortijo, renovated and extended, dating back more than 60 years of history, is located on a hilltop finca with 2 acres of ancient terracing & with spectacular views of the green landscape and always-shining sun. It´s only in a 5 minute walk to the authentic Andalucian white washed village, adorned with bright geraniums and bougainvillea and endless sunshine.
It has a tourist apartment license. There are 3 farmhouse apartments ( one of them currently used as the owners' private area) and 3 detached cottages.
A truly unique property in a unique location, two minute drive from the main road but protected from traffic noise and pollution by a rambla to the north and a camino rural to the south. The magnificent main entrance provides the backdrop to a large paved area, historically employed as a threshing circle and provides convenient parking for several cars.
From inside the main entrance is a paved approach to the upper ground floor of the Cortijo with a plunge pool, converted from the original embalsa ( water reservoir) and an integrated pergola with facilities for “al fresco” dining with the heat of the summer sun cooled by the prevailing sea breeze ( the Levante). On a clear day the view to the east includes the Mediterranean, some 12 miles away as the crow flies. The upper floor of the Cortijo has been converted to a 2 bedroom apartment, with en suite bathroom and shower room, farmhouse kitchen and large sitting room.
From outside the porch are sets of steps, to the left and right and leading down to two self contained 1 bedroom apartments on the lower ground floor. These apartments comprise of large double bedrooms, sitting rooms, kitchens and family bathrooms. Outside, each apartment has 2 terraces, one looking east to welcome the sun with a cup of coffee and one looking west to toast the last rays with a glass of wine. The Cortijo has central heating, Juliet balconies and shuttered windows, there are also log burning stoves and ceiling fans and there is a communal utility room and boiler house.
At the opposite end of the lower ground floor garden is a detached 1 bedroom cottage converted from an agricultural outbuilding. The living room is open plan with log burning stove and a shower and separate WC leads on into the double bedroom with vanity basin, ceiling fan an electric heating. Outside has an open and covered terraces with views to the Mediterranean and the benefits of the Levante.
On the bottom terrace of the finca is a 2 bedroom detached cottage which was converted from a barn and has covered porch to the front and walled patio to the rear. There is a very large open plan living area with shuttered windows, log burning stove and ceiling fans. The kitchen is from Ikea with gas hob and oven and freestanding fridge/freezer. There are two double bedrooms with shuttered windows, ceiling fans and electric heating. There is a spacious family bathroom.
On the same terrace is a 1 bedroom detached cottage converted from a stables. The living area is open plan with Ikea kitchen, gas hob and oven, freestanding fridge, shuttered windows, ceiling fans and log burning stove. There is a double bedroom with shuttered window, ceiling fan and electric heating. Landscaping is made up of pea gravel lawns bordered by grape vines and oleander and there are an abundance of Almond, Olive and Pomegranate trees.
The success of the holiday rentals is the magical combination of the peace and tranquillity of the Cortijo and yet a short 5 minute walk to the village with facilities to cater for all the needs of the holiday makers. Unlike on the coast the tapas bars are open all year round and with the winter sun self guided walking and mountain cycling in the adjacent foothills of the Sierra de los Filabres, provides a year round income.
Despite its rural location the local road network provides quick and easy access to the Auto via del Mediterraneo and the coastal towns and villages of the Costa del Almeria. The airports of Almeria, Alicante and Murcia provides access for the international travellers.