Almeria – Oria – Villa Baxter

3 beds – 2 baths, pool, 471 sq metres plot – 120,000€’s. Located in the village of Oria and suitable for permanent residence or holidays. The perfect property for people who want to be able to walk to a bar, restaurant, supermarket. The property is in good order and ready for immediate occupation.

Property Name: Villa Baxter
Listing Price: 120,000€'s
Location: Oria
Province: Almeria - Andalucia
Build Size m2: 120
Plot Size m2: 471
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Swimming Pool: 8m x 4m
Additional Features: Walking distance to all amenities

Property Details:

Entry is via a lovely enclosed private front terrace 6.53 x 3.19m, ideal as a dining and living area. The front door opens into a spacious lounge 7.07 x 4.09m with wood burner

Modern kitchen 3.25 x 2.45m with superior quality wall and base storage units. Appliances include 6 ring gas cooker, overhead extractor fan, upright fridge freezer, washing machine

Master Bedroom -5.26 x 3.74m, with en-suite bathroom and air conditioning
Bedroom 1 – 3.40 x 3.24m
Bedroom 2 – 3.51 x 3.24m

Outside
Swimming Pool – 8m x 4m with surrounding sun terraces and separate pump room. BBQ area

Double glazed windows with security shutters

Mains electric and water, Satellite TV and broadband available

The entire property is fully walled and gated

Council tax in the UK is based on the assumed capital value of the dwelling whereas Council Tax in Spain is calculated on the rateable value of the property valor catastral and is applicable to resident and non-resident property owners alike. It is a municipal tax payable to the local Town Hall

Before You Can Buy a Property in Spain, You Must Have an NIE number – Numero de Identidad de Extranjeros, which, translated, means “Identity Number for Foreigners”. We can help arrange this for you.

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Surrounding Areas

Oria
Oria is situated on the far northern side of the Almanzora Valley, on the slopes of the Sierra de las Estancias, and has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Oria is 113.6 kms from the capital of the province, Almería.

In Oria there are many different archaeological remains, left over from a turbulent past. The archaeological dig at El Picacho in La Rambla de Oria has revealed plenty of remains dating back to the Bronze Age, but so far no evidence of buildings. However, remains of the important medieval settlement have survived – the Alcazaba, Turkish baths and an irrigation system which continues supplying water to the surrounding plain.

The natural environment here is so beautiful that since the Neolithic era, this area has been made a sacred place for those that have chosen to live here. Due to this, many remains of old sanctuaries and mosques can be seen in the surrounding areas. However, the most outstanding archaeological remains are to be found in the El Picachoarea.

A visit to the Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia, dating back to the 16th Century, is definitely worth it and it has a great historical archive inside it.

Walking around the streets of the town you will be able to see what could have been the first ever religious temple of the province, the San Gregorio Ostiense church.

You can end your tour around the municipality with a visit to the Workers´ House of Los Cerricos, where the main attraction is the water springs. The water that comes from them comes from the neighbouring mountains, the most important being that of Polaca and La Roca de Oria.

Its natural environment is very varied, rich in vegetation and contains hunting reserves where you can hunt small game or climb up to the top of an antique castle that once was the refuge of the Muslim population.

The Moors also built a mezquita outside the village on the slopes of the mountains behind, and indeed they fought hard for this town. When Sebastián Elquagaci finally lost his battle, he was taken before the Inquisition who confiscated all his possessions and condemned him to six years in the galleys. The higher site of medieval fortifications – El Villar and Castillo de Olias – is naturally difficult to reach since the castle was built to control the nearby strategic pass.

In 1492, the Catholic King and Queen gave Oria and the surrounding territory to Don Juan Chacón and when he died in 1503 everything went to his second wife who sold it all to the first Marques of Vélez. Unfortunately the chronicles of the 16th Century have been lost and little is known of this era, except that very few people lived here and they must have had a hard life, struggling to cultivate the sterile soil, where even the sturdy olive trees struggle to survive.

Today’s population is scattered among Oria’s hamlets, which include Fuente del Negro, La Rambla de Oria, San Indalecio and Los Cerricos. In these small settlements and in the main village there are plenty of examples of traditional domestic and agricultural buildings as well as several waterwheels.

Oria’s parish church (1767 – 1779) is dedicated to La Virgen de las Mercedes, who is represented by her statue over the arch of the main doorway. Other notable features of the church are the small dome over the transept and the elegant bell-tower. The original 17th century parish church, the Hermitage de San Gregorio Ostiense, is a short distance from the village.

Walking around the streets of the town you will be able to see what could have been the first ever religious temple of the province, the San Gregorio Ostiense church.

You can end your tour around the municipality with a visit to the Workers´ House of Los Cerricos, where the main attraction is the water springs. The water that comes from them comes from the neighbouring mountains, the most important being that of Polaca and La Roca de Oria.

Saint Gregorio is the patron saint of Oria and fiestas are held in honour of him from 9th to 11th May.

25th April is the day of Saint Marcos and in Oria the tradition of celebrating this fiesta is also upheld.

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