Ref: GRANADA UNIQUE LIVING
Granada Houses Real Estate is proud to present this incredible, historic property in the heart of a valuable landscape and with excellent connections to nearby Granada. This house is considered to be one of the best preserved architectural assests in the area. It has a significant heritage and as such is partly protected and has a history that can be traced back to the 11th century.
The house has a footprint of 2.404m2 built and the land is 4.304m2. and within the property are stables with room for 80 horses, a tobacco drying room, 2 apartments, 2 large courtyards, large rooms for events, and many original architectural features. The doors and window shutters alone are a trip through history. This property would be ideal for a boutique hotel business and/or for weddings, special parties, conferences or as a retreat centre. It has a special vibe and a rare beauty, and with a sensitive conversion would be something in the area. We have an extensive brochure about he history and layout of the property which is available to vetted buyers.
Main House: Ground Floor and Entrance
You enter via large gates to an open area with gardens, allotments, chicken coup and a drying room. Just before the main door is a tack room and mini gallery if items collected by the family which are all equestrian and farming related. Two large columns stand guard by the door and above is a terrace.
Entering the house via a large main front door you find a cobbled entrance hall with a staircase to the left, a store room, a huge understair cupboard and tall double doors through to another cobbled room with a door to the separate apartment, and finally out to the interior courtyard. The staircase has a wooden balustrade and the tiles were made locally and are all of an original Granada design.
At the top of the entrance hall staircase is a wooden door with cross design and this leads to a large distribution hall with high wooden ceiling, chandelier and painted terracotta floors. The sensitve design here brings in a lot of light to what is an internal room by using large glass panels between this room and the dining room. These double glass panels make a display case for antiques collected by the family.
To the left of the door is a bathroom, long slim hall with built in storage cupboards, a single bedroom and at the end of the hall a door to the terrace above the tack room and an ensuite bedroom. This bedroom has two single beds with headboards made from an antique handrail, a built-in wardrobe, beautiful antique wood burning stove set into a corner inglenook. The bathroom has blue and white handmade tiles and is complete with basin, WC, bidet and bath with shower.
The kitchen has blue and green handmade tiles, painted terracotta floor, granite worktops and a large pantry.
The dining room is a spacious room with huge windows next to the marble staircase that leads to the mezzanine level and the tower. There is a big wooden door that leads to the great hall; a potential event/accommodation space.
Up a level and on the mezzanine is a sitting room with a quirky galleried library. The ceilings here are made of wood and there’s another glass display cabinet built into the wall to give light to the stairs behind and the library.
The tower staircase leads to a small distribution hall with three rooms. To the left is a large store room, in the centre an office room with views over the central courtyard and to the right a very large, bright artists studio with views over both the internal courtyard and the gardens. This is the newest part of the property and has been sensitively built to perfectly fit in with the rest of the property.
We go back now to the main hallway and into the principal bedroom. This amazing room has some superb features; there are inbuilt wardrobes with intricate panelled doors and a large shelf above, there are high level cupboards that are accessed by a specially made foldaway set of steps. The ceiling is high and wood beamed with wood inserts. This is an ensuite room and the large bathroom also has high wooden ceilings and handmade Granada tiling.
From the main hallway you move through to a comfortable sitting room with full height ceiling and view of the gallery above, a fireplace with decorative mantle, window to the patio and door that leads to a smaller sitting room with another fireplace, built-in seating and door through to the large, plant filled first floor covered terrace. This gorgeous terrace has herringbone patterned brick flooring, looks over the internal courtyard and pool, smells of jasmine and roses and is a wonderful place to sit and read or have breakfast.
The final section of the main family house is via the small sitting room. A door leads to a very large room currently used as a gallery and library. There are views over the gardens and the room has a very high ceiling, Off this room is a bathroom plus three bedrooms. The first bedroom to the left has a mezzanine level and two beds plus a wonderful seat within the window bay. The second bedroom has a single bed that can be folded into the wall and the large third bedroom has a double bed with two inbuilt wardrobes. There is also a door that leads to the covered terrace.
This apartment can be accessed via both the cobbled walkway behind giant wooden gates and also from the exterior of the property. Entering from the outside you pass through attractive jasmine arched doors into a tiny hallway. This opens up into the sitting room with built-in seating, shelving and a pot style wood burning stove. A corridor with storage cupboards leads to two bedrooms. All the spaces here have very high ceilings and all apart from the main bedroom and bathroom are wood beamed with wood between, and there are terracotta stone floors throughout. The larger of the bedrooms has the bed on a slightly raised platform. The bathroom is fully tiled with plain cream and white tiles and is fully fitted with WC, bidet, basin, bath with shower. The kitchen has wood cabinetry, a double sink, large pantry and stone worktops, with some shelving. From the kitchen you can exit the apartment to the cobbled walkway between the red gates and the internal patio.
This is the slightly larger apartment and also has two entrances, one from the street side and one from inside the main house. The floors are quality terracotta stone throughout.
The street side door opens directly into the large sitting room and this room has a big open fireplace with two wood doored cupboards either side and two doors that lead to other parts of the apartment. Off the sitting room to the right is a large kitchen that has plenty of room for a dining table and with fully fitted cupboards and stone worktops, and next to this is a two thirds tiled bathroom with shower.
The second door from the sitting room leads to a hallway and a bedroom currently used as an office plus a second larger bedroom with fitted wardrobes. Off this room is a very large room which is being used as a store room but could easily be converted into a large ensuite.
The old stud has room for 80 horses and is in two parts. The main section which can be accessed from both the internal patio as well as the garden side of the property has built-in stalls in three sections, water and feed troughs, a tack room and a large feed/hay store. There are three separate stables with water and feed troughs. Outside there’s a circular riding/training arena, several large exterior fenced but uncovered pens, an aviary and then through to another set of stables and a smaller courtyard. The larger stabling area could be converted into accommodation maintaining some stabling for horses for your family or guests. There are many possibilities with this area.
The Great Hall - Potential Event/Accommodation Space:
This part of the property is ripe for reform. The current owners use the larger room for wedding receptions but there are four further rooms which can be brought into use as either accommodation or for events with the furthest room perfect for storage. There is enough space to run three or four events at the same time here. Access is via either the dining room or via a ramp from the exterior of the property. This area lends itself to events, weddings, large parties, conferences or accommodation with views over the interior patio and pool. The roof is of A frame wood beam construction and two of the floors are herringbone pattern brick and two are of flagstone construction. One of the rooms was originally a curing room for meats and sausages and still has the ropes used for hanging and curing the meat, birds and sausages.
The interior rectangular patio has a large swimming pool with grass surround and lots of fragrant plants and trees. This is an attractive and relaxing spot. A covered section has original feed troughs and the pool machine room. Access to the stables, cobbled hallway, and downstairs apartment can be via this space.
Next to the downstairs apartment are two large rooms that need reform.
Between the tobacco drying room and the riding area you’ll find decorative gardens, an allotment, a flower garden for cut flowers, and two large pens for chickens and other birds. Everywhere you look you’ll find something interesting to see and discover.
There is a large ‘blind’ double tower which the owners believe was part of an old mill but there is no access to the towers and they’ve never had access to this space. It would be fascinating to break open a door to this space and investigate the area.
Granada city is around 18km
Granada airport 16km
Main motorway 7km
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