Almeria – Velez Rubio – Casa Del Gato


Property Name: Casa Del Gato
Listing Price: Reduced from 150,000€'s - Now 119,000€'s
Location: Velez Rubio
Province: Almeria - Andalucia
Build Size m2: House 134 sq.m Garage 15 sq.m Casita 26 sq.m.
Plot Size m2: Plot 1,500 sq.m
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Swimming Pool: no
Additional Features: Separate Casita which will easily adapt to a studio apartment

Set on a fully fenced and gated plot of 1,500 sq., part planted with an olive grove, the perfect property for those who want peace and quiet, beautiful scenery but only 10 minutes in the car to the historic hillside village of Vélez Blanco and the nearby town of Vélez Rubio.

Property Details:

Double entrance gates open onto the gravelled driveway with the garage immediately to your left. Two large covered terraces front and side of the house make perfect places to sit and enjoy the scenery.

From the front terrace the main door opens into a bright lounge/diner 6.35m x 4.26m with feature high vaulted ceiling and wood burner.

The kitchen 4.07m x 2.42m has wall and matching base units with granite worktops. Appliances include electric oven with gas hob and overhead extractor, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There are two utility/storage rooms 4.07m x 1.20 m with washing machine and sink, 2.72m x 1.43m with cupboards.

An open arch from the lounge leads to a small hallway from where there are two double bedrooms.
Master Bedroom – 4.03m x3.53m with en-suite bathroom.

Guest Bedroom 2 – 4.03m x 3.03m with built-in wardrobe.

Separate shower room.

A separate casita with 2 rooms, one with a tiled floor. It is in good order with water and electric. Main room 5.79m x 2.49m, room 2 – 2.90m x 2.49m.

Low maintenance gardens with a pergola and fish pond which could be changed to a splash pool.

Mains electric & water, electric radiators to bedrooms, lounge and casita

Satellite TV and internet available

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

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Surrounding Areas

Velez Rubio
The small agricultural town of Vélez Rubio is in a picturesque setting, surrounded by sierras, olive groves and fields of wheat.

This is a place of enormous historical significance. The town lies at the foot of the Sierra de Maria and proudly boasts the finest baroque religious building in Almeria Province, the Church of La Encarnation. It can be found on the plaza of the same name. Built in the 18th century, this has an imposing carved facade which includes the arms of the Marquises of Villafranca y Vélez, who built it. Inside, the main altar has a superbly detailed, 20-metre-high carved wood retablo.

Three kilometers north of the town are the UNESCO World Heritage listed pre-historic caves and paintings called Cueva de Los Letreros (Leters Cave) and La Cueva del Gabar, to the north of Vélez Blanco.

Although very rural and quiet with no industry the area provides everything. Excellent road and motorway networks with very light traffic mean that the four airports which service the area are within easy reach. Alicante approx 1hr 30 mins, Almeria 1hr 10 mins, Granada 1hour 30 mins and Murcia (St Javier) 1hr 15min. Only 30 minutes from the historical town of Lorca and 50 minutes from the coastal town of Águilas

Velez Blanco
Velez Blanco is on the mountainside of the Sierra del Mahimón a few hundred metres above Velez Rubio. It is the smaller of the two towns. This wonderful location gives it remarkable views over the Blanco valley and beyond.

It is a beautiful picture-postcard town that is dominated by an impressive castle. The Castle of Marques de los Velez was built in 1506 in the hillside above the town and from here one can see all of Velez Blanco. However, even though it appears a solid fortress, behind the battlements is emptiness. Its white marble courtyard is in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and friezes from the main rooms are in Paris. It was declared an Artistic-Historic Monument in 1931 and partly restored between 1960 and 1980.

There are plans to rebuild the courtyard completely with marble from nearby quarries. There are many fine views from its Torre del Homenaje and the fort is open daily in the summer.

The Parish Church de la Magdelena, built before 1597, but became a ruin when the roof collapsed in 1822. The Church de Santiago (1515 -1559) was built coinciding with the completion of the castle, a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Mudejar styles. It was restored in the 1980s.

It is well worth taking a walk along the Calle de la Corredera where there are many baroque mansions, the Temple de Santiago (1559) and other historic buildings including the Ayuntamiento (town hall) built in 1888. It is said that this street is the historic and social axis

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