This villa for sale is located in Villanueva del Trabuco, Malaga Spain. A truly unique, fully refurbished traditional Cortijo in the peaceful Andalusian countryside, yet in close proximity to both Malaga and Granada.
Property description: Cortijo Piedra is a traditional farm house that has been extensively reformed to high specifications. Whilst preserving the traditional character, style and up to date amenities have been added for modern day living. The property is in excellent condition, and the private gardens have been maintained to a very high standard.
The accommodation is on two principal floors. A welcoming entrance at ground floor level gives access to the quaint family living room which incorporates the original fireplace with a modern, efficient, wood burning stove. Leading off the living room is a library area with French doors to the private courtyard. The courtyard has original cobbled stones throughout and a beautiful trellis creating a very special atmosphere.
The spacious and elegant dining room lies to the east of the house which is a great entertaining space in the winter months. The office also leads off the dining area which is filled with character due to its exposed original stone walls. The flexibility of the property means that this could be used as an additional double bedroom if preferred.
The kitchen was uniquely designed in keeping with the rest of the property; it is the hub of the house with ample storage and workspace. There are two large windows to the garden and direct French doors out to the terrace, keeping the kitchen cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The kitchen also boasts a wood burning stove, great when cooking in the winter.
The original stairs lead up to the second floor providing a great selection of rooms, all light, airy and individually designed - the majority of which have superb views. All rooms have working shutters, beautiful exposed beams, old stone walls and are complimented by subtle paint colours as well as its own luxury private bath or shower. Some even have French doors to a private terrace offering views over to the ancient monastery, which is illuminated every evening in the quaint village of Archidona.
The property grounds:
The charming enclosed grounds were cleverly designed to create a series of small gardens offering a range of different areas to relax either in the sun or shade. The gardens have been perfectly cared for, over the last 15 years. Stunning mature rose bushes covering the length of the garden, a range of fresh herbs, olive trees and grape vines make the outside space truly unique within this area of Spain.
Within the gardens there is a specially designed fresh water ecological pool, which is lovely for a refreshing swim without any harmful chemicals. The pool also comes complete with a pool house which not only houses the state-of-the-art pool system but is also a great space to entertain.
There are several outhouses that come with the property. All of which could be further developed to create additional accommodation and add value to the existing property. Currently one is used as a utility room and the rest as large storage areas.
The private courtyard and terrace areas are extremely spacious, light and airy providing a peaceful oasis to simply relax and unwind. All of which are a fantastic extension to the living accommodation.
There is also a sheltered parking area directly outside the front entrance as well as another parking area in front of the self-contained section of the property, with space for three cars.
Separate self-contained villa:
In addition to the vast main living accommodation there is also a separate attached, self-contained accommodation to the property.
The accommodation is on two principal floors. A welcoming entrance hall at ground floor level gives access to the family living and dining room which benefits from beautiful high beamed ceilings as well as an efficient, wood burning stove. The living space has French doors opening onto its own private terrace, which is a fantastic area for entertaining.
Leading off the living room to the right is the kitchen area, which is equipped with all modern facilities including fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The kitchen has ample storage and workspace. To the left is the main bathroom with beautiful tiled walls and full-sized bath. There is also a large storage cupboard, shelved for linen etc.
The impressive open staircase complete with chandelier leads up to the second floor which comprises two beautiful bedrooms each with incredible views of the Granada mountains. The master bedroom has its own private terrace with 180-degree views of Archidona as well as a luxury shower room with beautiful Moroccan tiles. All rooms have working shutters and new electrics.
This accommodation could be rented out completely separately to the main house, generating a healthy income throughout the year.
Fixtures & fittings:
The fabulous handmade Moroccan lanterns and unique light fittings throughout the property are included in the sale. The majority of furniture, which has been sourced over many years to create the perfect interior in line with the traditional cortijo, and may be available through separate negotiations. All white goods including two fridge freezers are included in the sale.
A state of the art alarm system is installed which has direct access to the emergency services if required.
Both living areas have new central heating installed.
All brand-new electrics and plumbing.
Cortijo Piedra is perfectly positioned just outside the small town of Villaneuve del Trabuco and set in one of the most beautiful countryside’s in Spain, surrounded by olive fields and nestled in the foothills of the Sierras.
Villaneuva del Trabuco is a quaint little town with many tapas bars and restaurants. It has a great community feel with lots of facilities including a weekly street market and supermarket.
Cortijo Piedra’s excellent location gives you a choice of more than 20 golf courses and its proximity to Malaga and Granada offers a wide variety of restaurants, shopping centres, and historical monuments such as the Alhambra palace. It is an excellent base for a range of activities such as:
Skiing: 1 hour 20 minutes’ drive from the famous Sierra Nevadas, where you can ski or snow board from November through to April.
Beaches: There are many lovely beaches along the coast on the Costa del Sol, some only a 30 min drive away. The stunning Lake Iznajar is also just a 20min drive.
Golf: Antequera golf course is 30 minutes away, this is an 18-hole par 72 course with amazing views over El Torcal.Places of interest: The old provincial centres of Archidona and Loja are less than 20 mins away. Gibraltar is around 2 hours and Portugal 4 hours away. Antiquera with lots of interesting architecture is only 25min drive. Cordoba with its famous Holy Cathedral, a former Mosque of Cordoba is 1 hour 10 min by car.
Airports: The Nearest Airports are Malaga airport just 40 minutes’ drive and Granada airport 30 minutes’ drive both with excellent access roads.
There is a good choice of schools locally and good bus links to Malaga and the surrounding towns. There is also an excellent Spanish class nearby!
Background and business potential:
Cortijo Piedra was run as a successful boutique bed and breakfast from 2009 to 2013. The business was Awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2012, as well as the prestigious TripAdvisor Travellers Choice award in 2013. This invaluable business reputation is a clear asset to any future owner.
Although extremely successful, it was run as a lifestyle business and therefore has extensive opportunity to build on the excellent reputation and maximise revenue. The website has been intentionally left live and is available for separate negotiations. This is truly a special perfectly formed property!
The property comes furnished but this will be open to separate negotiations on the price.