Country House, Gaucin

Property Description

EXCLUSIVE, SECLUDED LOCATION CHARMING COUNTRY HOUSE WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS ON A PRIVATE ESTATE - CLOSE TO THE VILLAGE An absolutely charming property in an outstanding location amidst tranquil countryside within the exclusive private estate of La Almuña. The estate is 10 mins drive from Gaucín and the property is a short drive along the unpaved estate road (formerly an ancient smugglers trail!). The property nestles on a hillside with sweeping panoramic views across the surrounding countryside down to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Morocco. The enchanting swimming pool and terraces have a dramatic natural rock backdrop with many exotic plants. The property has an exceptional garden and is surrounded by a variety of mature trees, making it very private. The house was constructed some 25 years ago using good quality traditional materials. It oozes classic Andalusian charm and offers a stylish, comfortable living environment with a wonderful rustic ambience. Ground floor: The ground floor comprises a spacious hallway, living room, kitchen/dining, guest WC, two en-suite guest bedrooms, and a twin bedroom with adjacent separate bathroom. The spacious living room has a large open fire, high vaulted & beamed ceiling, an attractive bay window and two French doors leading out to a lovely terrace that runs alongside. This room is overlooked by an attractive mezzanine area, currently used as an artists work studio. Off the living room there is a sizeable double guest bedroom with a pretty en-suite bathroom (bath & shower), built-in wardrobes and French doors to the terrace and gardens. The generous, well-equipped country-style kitchen has a dining area, breakfast bar and a wood-burning stove. It includes an antique built-in wood-surround refrigerator unit, granite worktops, double sink, walk-in larder. French doors lead to a large covered terrace overlooking the garden and surrounded by established exotic plants and shrubs – a gorgeous spot for al-fresco dining. Adjacent to the rear entrance there is a separate utility room. On the other side of the kitchen there is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, study area, walk-in wardrobe, and a French door leading to a small patio and the garden. There is also a twin bedroom overlooking the garden on the other side. It has a built-in wardrobe and is adjacent to a separate attractively presented bathroom. Upper floor: Stairs from the entrance hall take you up to the mezzanine area and the beautiful, very spacious open-plan Master bedroom suite with wood flooring throughout. It comprises a sitting room with an open fireplace, a large en-suite bathroom, a bedroom with built-in wardrobes and French doors out to a terrace. From here there are breathtaking panoramic views across the garden and countryside, where Jimena de La Frontera (another ‘white village’) can be seen in the distance. On a clear day, one can also see the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Morocco. Exterior: Along the south side of the house there are several shady terraces taking advantage of the incredible views, and the property is surrounded by well established gardens featuring many areas of natural rock and containing a variety of indigenous trees, shrubs and beautiful exotic plants such as olive, almond, fig, lime and orange. There is a lovely lawned garden area and several pathways leading to different seating areas within the garden, each with a different view! Behind the house, a short flight of steps take you up to the beautiful swimming pool (11m x 5m) and terracing, with its gigantic backdrop of ancient natural rock and established ‘birds of paradise’ plants - a wonderful tranquil and secluded spot for relaxing. The entrance driveway leads to a large parking area to the rear of the house and a car port provides a shaded area for parking. The La Almuña estate has a private tennis court for use by residents, which is only a few minutes walk from the property. The estate also owns a large farm with kitchen garden produce also available to residents. Facilities/Features: - Mains electricity - Water from bore holes which serve the whole estate - 2 Septic tanks - Solar panels for hot water - Wall-mounted background heating panels - Open fires/wood-burning stoves - Telephone (landline) - Broadband internet - Ceiling fans in most bedrooms - Beamed ceilings - Terracotta floor tiles in most rooms - Hand painted wall tiles in bathrooms - Antique carved wood doors - Large swimming pool - Gardens - Car port/parking area - Tennis court nearby - Horse-riding available nearby - ‘Community’ fees - Potential for substantial rental income

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Andalucia Country Houses , Estate Agents for properties in rural Andalucia, Spain

Welcome to Andalucia Country Houses, a family owned Estate Agency based in Benahavis , Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain. Since the late 1990’s we have been selling country properties and traditional village houses in some of the most beautiful areas of inland Andalusia, to clients from all over the world.

Whatever you are looking for, whether it be an luxury country villa, a traditional Cortijo or finca, a working farm, an equestrian property, small hotel or guesthouse, bed and breakfast , country home or character village house, then you have come to the right company !

The key to our success is our commitment and high level of service to our customers , both prior and after sales. Our extensive knowledge of Andalucia and a personal knowledge of all the properties we offer to our customers.

From Benahavis , we cover from the province of Cadiz including Jimena de la Frontera, San Pablo de Buceite and on to the Costa del Luz and also  other traditional towns in the area. We also have properties in  San Martin de Tesorillo and the Campo de Gibraltar. With our local colleagues  we cover Alora, Coin, Alhaurin El Grande,  Mond a Guaro and onto Pizarra ,  Further inland we have properties in Villanueva de la Concepcion, Antequera and Almogia and Iznajar.