For stylish rustic living in southeast Andalucía, Los Almendricos is a fairly large and beautifully reformed, single storey and south facing Alpujarran style Cortijo located within the hills near to the village of Albondón.
The cortijo is a converted farmhouse situated within 10 acres of land cultivated for Almonds and Figs. The style of the house is in the local vernacular with flat roofs castellated with river-washed stones - Moorish architecture that is traditional throughout the Alpujarra and unique to this part of Spain. It even has its own historic “Era’ or threshing circle in front of the house. The grounds have been professionally designed by a landscape architect.
Standing alone, its spectacular position enjoys the best of both worlds with dramatic panoramic views towards the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean to the south, a 30 minute drive will take you to high mountains or sea.
Albondón is a picturesque village that is a 10 minute drive away that is renowned throughout the Alpujarra for its locally made wine. Although Albondón is a tranquil village, it has several public facilities such as a public Swimming pool, Health Centre, Pharmacy, Town Hall, Banks, Food & Clothes shops, Bars & Restaurants & a Internet centre. There are also daily buses to Granada and Almería.
Access to the cortijo is from the main road out of Albondón & via a tarmac & concrete road with only the last 500m being a groomed dirt track. The approach is down its own driveway with space for parking behind the house.
The cortijo is spacious and bright, secure and all on one level. Floors are tiled throughout and there are traditional rejas to the shuttered hardwood windows and doors. There are two large bedrooms (one en-suite), an open plan lounge and dining area, utility room, kitchen and a bathroom with shower.
There is plenty of flat terracing surrounding the house and for sun and shade, eating, drinking and lounging there are 3 different styles of patio each facing in a different direction - one even has an outside shower.
The property is being sold furnished & is connected to mains water & electricity and has its own 3-chamber septic tank.
One of the most memorable things about Los Almendricos are the incredible panoramic views. The cortijo is located on a spur 600ft above the valley floor below where the land drops away in all directions - it really does feel like you are 'king of the castle' with your own view of the Mediterranean.
The climate is Mediterranean with hot summers and mild sunny winters - it's the best place in mainland Europe to enjoy the winter sun and it's often possible to eat your Christmas lunch outside on the terrace. In Spring and Autumn it is generally warmer than the villages in the higher Alpujarra and being in the hills there is usually a refreshing breeze in the summer. You may need to light the wood burner for the cooler winter evenings.
In all, this is a very well presented property, idyllically located with amazing views, making it an ideal holiday home or a splendid place to live in all year round in a beautiful and peaceful environment.
If you have any questions or wish to view this property, please do not hesitate to contact us, as we do not charge for viewings.
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