Canillas de Albaida, Malaga Price: €499,000 Ref: Fogarate Property Type: Fincas & Dehesas Condition: Fully Restored
5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Receptions

Property Description


'PLEASE COME IN!' you seem to hear, WHISPERED IN THE NOISELESS AND MAJESTIC ANDALUSIAN IRON GATES as you approach this UNIQUE PROPERTY (with its plot of 110,520M2) coming out of the NATIONAL RESERVE PARK; and when you have passed through it closes again PROTECTING YOU FROM THE WILDERNESS YOU LEAVE IN YOUR WAKE.


With this luxuriant growth all over you’ll be thinking: “This must be a lot of work!” – You'd be wrong! It's actually a ‘dry’ garden with mostly native plants and trees which do not need mayor maintenance. Despite this the garden remains a whirlwind of greenery and colour.

We are right at the boundary of the ‘pure nature’ of the Sierra Almijara & Sierra Tejeda National Reserve Park high on a south facing ridge in this marvellous hinterland of our Axarquia, overlooking the Competa – Sayalonga – Canillas de Albaida valleys providing incredible views all the way down to the Mediterranean Sea and, on clear evenings you can even see the Rif mountains in Morocco - unbelievable!

From the strong granite stone entrance and parking area at one side there is a SPACIOUS GARAGE, partly open like a car port and then in the other direction it connects the main house with the guest cottage. The property is TOTALLY FENCED IN; there is another inner section (just house and garden) additionally separated by a barely visible grown in fence. So you can have the parking area or the guest part open but the main house and swimming pool area shut.


The main house is a cosy but ample Cortijo of about 256m2. Parts of it are some hundred years old, the old wine press and the grain threshing area, for example. Partly built on two levels it still stands on its original foundations and with most of its authentic 70cm thick walls. Meanwhile it’s got a new but typical Moorish old style roof with antique tiles, the visible old heavy wooden beams (pre-existing and renovated to its former glory) supporting the inclined ceiling.

The room distribution is of a typically Andalusian open-plan cortijo: The 52m2 lounge/diner centred in the middle of the construction, connected by a wide open access to a study/library (24m2) on the left and a really ample (14m2) open-plan kitchen to the right.

A pathway opposite to the main entrance hall leads into the rear section of the building, housing three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as some storage areas.

A flight of stairs gracefully sweeps up onto the higher part of the house overlooking the old roofs in different heights, angles and orientations and further around the gardens.

We then discover a good sized, open and bright master bedroom of 26m2 with an ensuite bathroom (full bath + hydromassage shower) behind. Windows in all directions open out to allow the light and temperate breeze day and night; you don’t need any Air Con here!

In the lounge, in an almost centrally located corner, there is a MASSIVE CHIMNEY with a big glass door in front and an fan-assisted double chamber system to maximise heating; here in our lovely Axarquia you'll have no trouble find firewood! Additionally – to maintain a constant ground temperature in the house over the winter period – the lounge is fitted with an UNDERFLOOR HEATING system; the ensuite bath has a nice natural marble heating panel, the other rooms can be warmed up with moveable radiator units (you just take those out of the storage room when you should need them, but that’s really very seldom!).

Above the roof you’ll see three chimneys: One for the fireplace, one for the kitchen extractor and one prepared for another wood burner in the library.

Some outhouse extensions have been built up previously: a workshop (easily converted into another bedroom), a little wine storage house, a sunny dog kennel, cosy and well sheltered against the wind in the sunterrace, a tiny little rustic pump house.

The main entrance terrace is covered with wooden beams and rain protected, partly just grown over by climbing Passion flowers and wild grapevines. Above another ample terracotta terrace there is a huge old fig tree giving shade to a nice cosy sitting/dining area below (at night time mysteriously illuminated out of its leafy canopy). Several other niches are invite you to withdraw yourself – read an exciting book or just enjoy a good glass of local wine, whatever is your cup of tea! Some of those areas are free, open and sunny, others nicely sheltered under old olive trees. Then there is the authentic grain threshing area on the highest point on the ridge with the best views into the natural park area in the back, presently used as the early-morning-sun breakfast location. Sun all day and for every hour another place to sit and relax and to enjoy those incredible sea and mountain views from all over!

Then there is the SWIMMING POOL, built in an unique shape, tiled with warm coloured green mosaic inside and granite stone surroundings, covered with strong timber beams to grow climbing vine, the sweet smelling jasmine or a purple bougainvillea over it to give some shade whilst you are swimming … This pool is surrounded on one side by rustic ‘grown’ rocks and a huge pine tree with its base in the National Park, but with the branches giving shade to our pool. The south-facing side is built as an ‘infinity pool’ – the water floods over the edge (no view spoiling walls) and whilst you are swimming it opens your view into the pine tree woods, vineyards and even down to the Mediterranean sea – you’ll fall in love with this, guaranteed! ABSOLUTE PRIVACY, nobody can overlook this area, nobody can bother you as just five meters behind the property is the Natural Reserve Park. Invisible behind the pool is a concreted platform for a solar heating system to be installed.

Under the main terrace (which is on pillars) you’ll find a POWERFUL SAUNA with its relaxing space directly aside, bordered by free nature: old Olives, yellow flowered Mimosa and high Eucalyptus trees as well as huge Agaves.

Then there exists another little GUEST CORTIJO (about 31m2) totally independent, a good sized apartment with a combined lounge/bedroom and a bathroom. This on a slightly higher level from the property with its own sunbath terrace, a sheltered relaxing area, its own parking, individual access through another separate property gate/entrance, and old trees surrounding. An absolutely private site for your guests or family – it’s nice to have them with you, but sometimes it’s good to have their own space - with stunning views into the mountainous surroundings, overlooking the pine tree woods, the vineyards and the Mediterranean sea at a distance, I'm sure they won't complain!

The property is connected to mains electricity (3 phase) and city water supply; nevertheless there are two huge water storage tanks of about 40.000 liters reserve.

Also the house is fitted with a satellite TV dish and telephone and internet are working excellently via broadband.

In total presently there exists a constructed area of about 335m2 incl. the sauna area (terraces not counted).

The airport of Malaga can be reached in less than an hour, the beaches of Torre del Mar as well as Velez-Malaga, a huge shopping mall and supermarket centres are just 30 minutes away.

The access to this property leads up from the coast on good tarmac roads into the Sierra Tejeda, almost up to 800 meters above sea level. There is just a little bit more than 1km of track left - really good and drivable with any kind of car – into the National Reserve Park and to the property.

The property comes with FULL TITLE DEEDS for both land and constructions; all buildings are legally inscribed in the Land Registry and in the Cadastro.

Here at Andalusia Properties, we specialise in going the extra mile - we're never just here for the sale. We will always stay by your side through every step of the process, including property development and legal formalities, ensuring your absolute satisfaction and peace of mind in your first steps towards your new Spanish adventure!

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