Beautifully Restored Cortijo, 4 bedrooms, possible to add 2 more bedrooms, many original features, excellent value for money
Listing Price: Was €169000 - now €159,000
Location: Velez Rubio
Province: Almeria - Andalucia
Build size m2 262
Bedrooms: 4 (2 more possible)
Swimming Pool: no
Additional Features: Plot of land 1,600 sq metres
Located in the Velez Blanco Valley, ten minutes from Velez Rubio. Originally, two cottages now converted into a detached cortijo.
A perfect buy for those who want a character property in an authentic location with beautiful scenery. The property is over one hundred and fifty years old, but has been restored to a remarkably high standard with beamed ceilings and original features throughout.
Enter the cortijo into a spacious country kitchen/diner with beautiful chequered tiled floor.
The kitchen is well appointed with modern units and striking black granite worktops. Range cooker, dishwasher, overhead cooker hood and microwave are all included in the sale price. The dining area has the original fireplace now fitted with a wood burner.
Double doors lead into a spacious rear lounge, with wood burner and staircase to the upper floor. Master bedroom with en-suite shower room and doors leading onto the solarium, which has amazing views. Third bedroom
A smaller family room at the end also has a wood burner and doors leading onto an enclosed walled garden.
A separate family bathroom and a utility room complete the accommodation at this end of the cortijo.
Other end of cortijo on ground floor has two bedrooms and separate shower room. Another staircase leads to upper floor where there are two further rooms ready for conversion. An existing external door on this level would allow this area as a guest apartment.
Fly screened conservatory with sun terrace
Lockable garage/workshop with original bread oven and a wood store
Plot size house, 1,000 square metres
Build size 262 square metres
Land 1,600 square metres
Mains water, sewerage and electricity
Satellite TV, broadband, telephone possible
IBI (council tax) 60 euros a year
Unusual feature is an outside light, illuminates the property at night, which is paid for by the Town Hall. Common practice in country hamlets.
Included in the sale price is a nearby separate plot of agricultural land approximately 1, 600 square metres.(last 3 photo’s)
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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
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 of the town.