|3 Beds||3 Baths||5,162 Sq M|
A unique opportunity to ‘Live the Dream’ in an off-grid mountain
retreat, with stunning views of the sea, lake and mountains.
Pick your own olive oil, watch the eagles soar, live self-sufficiently
And enjoy a simpler, healthier lifestyle
Cortijo Naturaleza sits in an ancient terraced olive grove and was self-built by the previous owners to a high standard, with many unique features. Built in traditional Alpujarran style, the house has a south-facing terrace not only with panoramic views of mountains, a lake and the sea, but on a clear day the Rif Mountains in Morocco. The terraces have been creatively landscaped to include several productive fruit, vegetable and ornamental gardens, all organic that have been opened to the public in recent years to raise funds for local charities.
The main house has a large airy, beamed open plan kitchen, living, and dining room that opens onto the terrace to make the most of outdoor living, possible in southern Spain for most of the year. The layout is a great social space for entertaining family and friends. There is an impressive stone fireplace that is double sided with the master bedroom, providing plenty of warmth in the cooler winter months. The master ensuite bathroom has its own sunken Moroccan bath, with local handmade tiles and integral lighting. An extensive range of bespoke, locally crafted wardrobes provide extensive storage in the bedroom.
The kitchen is open plan with plenty of storage, a cooker, fridge and an interesting tree feature. There is an additional cloakroom and utility/store room with washing machine in the main house.
The house was designed and built to make the most of the winter sun through passive solar heating and to keep the house cool during the Spanish summer.
There is a self-contained apartment below, with two good sized en-suite bedrooms a double and a twin. The apartment has its own kitchen diner with wood burning stove, is fully equipped and could be suitable for holiday lets, as well as for visiting family and friends.
To maximise the outdoor living there is a wooden pool-house with a fully equipped kitchen and dining terrace, next to the swimming pool, making a superb entertainment area for many months of the year. The landscaped gardens offer breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside and have been carefully nurtured over the years to give colour and interest all year round. Due to the longer growing season the vegetable garden provides produce all year round. There are additional outbuildings, including a potting shed, workshop and stone casita that could be converted (subject to the usual permissions).
Unlike many agents, we do not charge buyers fees and so you could save up to 5% of the purchase price in buying costs, Please ask us for more information about this.