Cortijo Vaqueros – A country house in the Cantoria area. (Renovated)
REDUCED AND EXCLUSIVE TO ALMERIA PROPERTY FINDER.
Fantastic 3/4 bedroom country house with separate 2 bedroom guest house and a plunge pool, set in land of 30.000m2 planted with various trees including almond, olive and pine. This large property for sale in Almeria Province is situated in the peaceful rural area of Arroyo Albanchez, around 5km from the friendly village of Almanzora which offers all amenities for daily living. The main house has a generous build size of 277m2, and the guest house is 81m2. The whole property is run by a 5KW solar system.
Access to the property is via a rambla (dry river bed) with a concrete drive leading up to the house where there is a parking area for a camper van as well as a separate parking area for cars. A paved area leads to a large covered porch, an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful valley views. The front door opens into an entrance hall with wooden beams, traditional flooring and wall tiles. From here, an archway leads through to a hall with stairs to the first floor, a large understairs storage area, and double glazed doors which open into the lounge which features a traditional fireplace housing a wood burner with original cupboards to each side. The lounge also has a ceiling fan and double doors leading out to the covered porch.
From the lounge, an archway leads through to another hall and to one side is a room which houses the original olive oil storage jars. The room has a ceiling fan, a high level window and a storage cupboard, and could become the 4th bedroom. To the other side of the hall is a snug / TV room with gas fire, ceiling fan and doors leading back into the lounge. To the end of the hall, double doors open into a dining room with a feature pot bellied stove in one corner. To one side of the dining room is a shower room with tiled shower cubicle, WC, and basin set in a vanity unit, as well as a small utility room. To the other side of the dining room is the kitchen which is fitted with a range of base & wall units and has a double sink, gas range, fridge freezer, as well as a split level central island. A door from the kitchen opens into a small sun room which gives access to the patio / pool area.
On the first floor, the landing area has a feature curved wall and storage cupboard above the stairs. The master bedroom is a large room with an adjoining dressing area – the room benefits from the heat generated through the chimney breast from the wood burner below. There are two further double bedrooms as well as a bathroom comprising full size bath with shower over, WC, a basin set in a vanity unit.
Outside, a large covered terrace overlooks the pool area where the 6x4m plunge pool with adjacent sunken garden is set in a tiled patio. It used to be one large pool so could be opened up again if preferred. There is a shady pergola next to the pool, and steps leading up to a pathway to the guest house – beyond the guest house is a chicken coup and 6000 litre water tank. From the pool area, steps lead up to the side of the house to a large courtyard garden with a brick built barbecue and outside kitchen area. The garden is planted with trees including pomegranate, mimosa, fig and peach, and a gate opens into a path which leads to the parking area. From the front of the house, a pathway leads round to the other side of the house, through a hidden garden to a storage area under the pool and a room which houses the batteries for the solar system, as well as a room which houses the generator.
The guest house is set in its own fenced patio garden with a pond and water feature. From a covered shaded area, the front door opens into a lounge with corner fireplace housing a wood burner. To the right is an Andalucian style kitchen / dining room with marble butlers sink and a gas range. Steps from the lounge lead to a corridor giving access to a double bedroom with built-in wardrobes and a ceiling fan. The second double bedroom has a feature stone wall as well as a ceiling fan. The bathroom comprises a full size bath with shower over, WC, and pottery basin set in a vanity unit. The guest house has its own access – currently 4X4 – with parking.