FANTASTIC ANDALUSIAN HACIENDA-STYLE CORTIJO WITH LARGE ECOLOGICAL FARM
Country Property for sale in Moraleda de Zafayona
Ref: GRAND CORTIJO
Granada Houses Estate Agency is delighted to be able to offer you this unique slice of Andalusian life.
This incredible farm has everything you could want to either live a totally self-sufficient lifestyle or to run a business; either as a boutique B&B, retreat centre, or as an ecological farming teaching centre.
The property is only half an hour from Granada city and an hour to the airport at Malaga. Access is very easy via a short stretch of rural track directly to the property. This track takes you to a shaded parking area in front of the traditional Andalusian style house. Next to the house is an original tobacco drying barn which now has two floors, water, electricity and which could be easily converted into additional accommodation; either as two apartments or an independant house.
The main house is several metres from the barn and accessed via a gorgeous huge wooden door with a traditional smaller door set into it.
Your first glimpse of the walled garden is the decorative cobbled floor with planters either side which draws you into the space. There are sunny areas with handmade clay tile floors, some local stone flooring, flower beds, fruit trees, plant pots, and low hedges which border the pool (pool - 5m x 3m) and makes a fragrant and beautiful space. A fully renovated one bedroom home is on one side of the cobbled area and a four bedroom property on the other side. Huge wooden gates lead to the farm area. There is a decorative well covered in jasmine (it’s a water store where runoff rainwater collects).
All the windows and doors in the main house are double glazed and have insulated panels and all the interior doors are of excellent quality. You enter a very large open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen area which has high ceilings and lots of light. The flooring is new but made of a traditional style tile.
At the sitting room end is a large fireplace with a surround made of a special material which both reflects heat out into the room but also maintains a low-to-the -touch temperature.
The fully fitted kitchen has a marble topped breakfast bar, marble worktops, and quality pine cupboards. There is an oven, microwave, gas hob, dishwasher and extractor fan plus double sink and large fridge/freezer all well placed within the design. The tile back behind the hob is traditional colour scheme and above is a shelf for decorative items or saucepans.
Through a door you come to a distribution hallway where you can go upstairs or to further rooms on the ground floor. On the ground floor in this area you will find a toilet with gorgeous handmade splash tiles around the basin area. A utility room, a store room and a machine room with the oil tank (1.000l), and the solar hot water. Upstairs is a large bedroom with views via large windows over the courtyard. There is a walk-in wardrobe, a separate toilet and shower and a basin with marble surrounds.
The majority of this property has been renovated and the only room that could do with some TLC is the downstairs sitting room which is currently used for overflow storage. There are two bedrooms downstairs and two upstairs, they are all a good size with double glazed doors and windows. There are two beautiful bathrooms both with handmade and hand-painted, traditional style tiles. One bathroom has a bath. There is also an under-stair mini bodega to store your wine. The stair bannister is original to the house.
This incredible plot of land is very fertile and has several areas of productive and profitable crop. When you go through the large wooden doors that reveal the farm, initially you have an ornamental garden planted with flowers, scented climbers, fruit trees, a fountain and a terrace and many medicinal plants and trees.
This leads on to an allotment with a greenhouse. Next is grapevine with several varieties of grape planted. A very large store shed is perfect for all your tools as well as housing for the extensive irrigation and automatic non-chemical fertiliser system. There is an olive grove, an almond grove, a quince grove, a plantation of trees for wood, and so much more.
The whole farm is built around the premise of good ecological practice; using and storing rainwater, no chemicals, sensible and extensive planting to attract insects and birds, and of course profitable crops.
Some of the plants: tulips, roses, anemones, jasmin, honeysuckle, ginkgo biloba trees, loquat (medlar trees), apple, orange, lemon, paraguayo, cherry, peach, pistachio, strawberries, grapes, apricots, olive, blackberries, onions, tomato, courgette, pine nuts, pear, artichoke, asparagus, and lots lots more.
This is a wonderful opportunity to buy something truly magnificent.
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