MA-3107, 29180, Málaga, Spain
This property comprises of two houses (The Farmahouse & The Millhouse) built on a plot of 4000sqm, although it would be very simple to convert into one beautifully spacious house.
The present owners have lovingly and carefully restored the property in traditional style, taking great care to keep all the original features, and using only traditional materials in order to preserve it’s unique ambiance. Ceilings are beamed with Eucalyptus and Elm beams, and floors have either handmade terracotta tiles, or the original stone; whilst all the windows have wooden shutters.
To ensure comfort, modern facilities now include Oil fired Boiler which supplies hot water and Central Heating throughout both houses, and can be independently controlled, Broadband / Internet connection and Satellite TV is installed in both houses, All the bedrooms with ceiling fans, also the Mill house sitting room and outside terrace, and Double entrance gates to a driveway leading to the gravel covered original cobbled ‘Era’ (corn threshing area) which serves as a parking area for several cars.
THE FARMEHOUSE: Steps lead up to a vine covered outdoor dining terrace with BBQ, and main entrance door. On the ground floor you enter a large Dining/reception Hall with under stairs cupboard, bookshelves and further cupboard. Wall lights. An arch leads to the pretty, well equipped Kitchen/ Breakfast room, with the old Bread Oven, double sink unit, cupboards, shelves and worktops. Also includes if required, a modern full gas cooker, large fridge/freezer, microwave oven, table and chairs. Another archway leads to the large split-level Sitting Room. This used to be the donkey stables, it overlooks and opens into the lovely Courtyard Garden with it’s Lemon and Olive trees. There is a corner wood burning stove, two full sized built-in day beds ready for that siesta, original stone floor, T.V.connection and wall lights. Downstaris is Shower Room / WC and stonecase stairs leading up to 3 bedrooms.
THE MILL HOUSE: The Old double doors lead into a large open-plan room which still has all the original milling equipment intact including the Millstones, Hopper, Caldera(Water boiler); and the Olive Press complete with the original Esparto grass mats. The floors are the original stone. The comfortable Sitting/lounge area has a corner open Stone Fireplace and two south facing windows that overlook the swimming pool, and double doors open onto a Large covered terrace with seating and dining areas, and Summer Kitchen with large built-in Barbeque, pretty sink and tiled worktops. There is also a traditional fully mounted kitchen. Door out to the covered dining terrace/ summer kitchen, from where steps lead up to a Roof Terrace above, with fantastic far reaching views all around. Double door lead from here out through the Covered veranda to the Courtyard Garden where there is a good sized Laundry / utility room, Separate Workshop/storeroom and Boiler room. Finally an archway leads from the dining area to the bedroom wing where you find 2 more double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
GARDEN & POOL AREA: Outside, there are plenty of areas for sunbathing, dining, relaxing, and the covered terraces and Olive Trees provide shade. Delightful gardens surround the house, with many fragrant and colourful shrubs and flowers. There is also a flat area suitable for a vegetable garden. The land has many productive Olive trees, including one reputedly over 2,000 years old. Fruit trees include, Lemons, Oranges, Figs, Pomegranates, Nispero (Lotus) Membrillo (Quince) and Almond. From the terrace steps lead down to the large 10 x 5 metre Swimming Pool, which has a salt water purification system. Below the pool is a Toilet/changing room, and the Pump room.
LOCATION: The property is located in a quiet, private unspoilt position on a south facing hillside 3 kms. from the pretty whitewashed village of Riogordo. Since the completion of the new motorway system, the historic great cities of the south: Granada, Cordoba, Malaga, Antequera, Seville and Rhonda are all easily accessible; and the Ski Slopes of the Sierra Nevada are only an hour and a half away.
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