2 Large Family Cortijo(s). 2 separate houses totalling 9/10 bedrooms 3 bathrooms + 7x3.5 metres swimming pool + BBQ area + further outbuildings + rights of water from a public fountain set in plot of 3.3 hectares of natural land. Located just 15 minutes from the sought-after village of Purias, 25 minutes from either, the historical town of Lorca and the coastal town of Aguilas with its stunning sandy beaches.
Total build area for the 2 houses, including outbuildings: 416 m2.
The properties are registered separately in the land registry which means that can be sold separately too.
Situated in the Sierra de Almenara, these renovated country houses/cortijos lie on the south western fringes of Murcia surrounded by 33,773 sq. metres of land (nearly 3.4 hectares). This rural retreat is an ideal family house for those seeking peace and tranquillity or for holiday letting.
The Main House - Sits on a plot of 1631 m2.
Main House total build area: 236 m2.
Large living room with a large traditional fireplace, to the left steps lead down to the dining room, which opens into the kitchen/breakfast room which is on the same level as the dining room. From the kitchen a door leads to a rear walled courtyard. Back into the living room a door leads to a room, currently used as an office, which could be turned into a double bedroom. Also from the living room an arch open door leads to a walk-in wardrobe from where a few steps lead up to 2 further bedrooms with wooden floor. A door leads from the walk-in wardrobe to the rear walled courtyard. All rooms have attractive and original beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors.
From the courtyard there is access to a further outbuilding which is set over three fully independent floors. Downstairs there is a further bedroom and next to it there is a bathroom. An exterior staircase leads up to the first floor and top floor. On the first floor there is an impressive and large bedroom with wooden floor and an electric radiator. On the top floor there is another room, currently used as a studio office, which could be turned into a single bedroom. A door leads onto a terrace with stunning views to the surrounding mountains.
Outside to the front and across the terrace there is another outbuilding with a bedroom and several low ceiling storage areas, currently used as bedrooms. These would be appealing for children.
Hot water is provided by a gas boiler.
To the side are pretty gardens with palm trees and different shrubs, a courtyard and various paved seating areas, one under a covered pergola, and the swimming pool (7m x 3.5m).
Casita - (2nd House) - Sits on a large and hilly plot of 32142 m2.
Casita build area including BBQ: 180 m2
Next to the main house is a separate, fully independent 4 bed 2 bath cottage (Casita) comprising: Large lounge-living room with feature fireplace and log burner, to the right an arch open door leads to the fully fitted modern kitchen; to the left an arch open door gives access to a short passage leading to 2 double bedrooms, a large shower room with independent toilet inside and a massive bedroom (6 people can easily sleep here, currently used as a teaching room); to the front a few steps lead up to a passage to the right with a shower room (independent toilet inside), and another massive bedroom (again 6 people can easily sleep here), from this bedroom and from the kitchen there are is access to the outside BBQ area.
All rooms have attractive and original beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors. All bedrooms have wooden floor and underfloor heating.
To the front of the casita there is a large terraced area with two separate seating areas both under a covered pergola.
To the side there is a large covered BBQ area which has a double sink, a large worktop and also benefits from water and electricity supply.
The 2nd house (‘Casita’) benefits from solar heating and oil heating. There is also a gas boiler.
On the property there are 2 large water deposits. One has 60,000 litres of capacity and the 2nd one has 20,000 litres of capacity. The larger one is filled up from a well that is nearby. From this one the water is pumped into the smaller one which is on a high level, and from this one the water goes to the house by gravity.
Behind the houses it is the solar heating system for the central heating. And near here there is an outbuilding with a 2,500 litres water deposit and the oil boiler. Just outside is the oil tank.
The main house enjoys also water from a nearby public spring and near the property there is a public fountain where people can bring water. The water comes by gravity to a a 4,000 litres deposit built on the ground and is pumped into the house.
Mains water, mains electric, Internet and telephone are connected.
The outside space total approx. 3.4 hectares (33,773 m2) of land. Access is by tarmac road with the last 1.5 kms. being by a dirt track.
This property is located just 10 minutes drive from the sought-after village of Purias where you will find numerous bars, restaurants, banks, a supermarket, a Sunday market, health centre, pharmacy, police station, and a few different shops; 15 minutes from the large outdoor shopping centre in Lorca, 20 minutes from the historical town of Lorca and 25 minutes from coastal town of Águilas and its beautiful blue flag beaches.
Furniture is available for sale at separate negotiation.
It is ideal for an extended family that wants to move to Spain together but live apart or simply someone who wants an instantaneous return on the property.