Country House, Gaucin

Property Description

ENCHANTING RIVERSIDE COTTAGE PRETTY STONE-BUILT COTTAGE BY THE RIVER GENAL This pretty stone-built cottage is in a idyllic location by the River Genal only 15 minutes drive south from Gaucín. It has lovely views of the mountains and is surrounded by picturesque countryside in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty. The single-storey cottage was constructed to a good standard in 2008 using traditional materials, including locally produced stone, oak and pine. The unusual ‘Scandinavian’ style and thick stone walls makes it a cosy, comfortable and practical home with a lovely rustic ambience and in total harmony with its beautiful surroundings. The property is accessed approx. 1.5 km along a track (5 minutes drive) from the main road between Casares/Gaucin. Interior: The attractive and spacious open-plan living accommodation has solid oak flooring and a beamed ceiling in pine. It comprises a cosy sitting area with a wood-burning stove, feature wall with exposed stone and a circular window, a dining area, a modern walk-in shower room with slate tiling, and a well fitted kitchen with a breakfast bar. The main sleeping accommodation is located in a mezzanine area, accessed via a wooden staircase from the living room. It has a low ceiling and contains a double bed. There is also a large comfortable sofa-bed in the living room. Exterior: At the front of the house there is a small shady patio and plenty of space for creating further terraces. There is a wooden tool shed and a small wooden ‘summerhouse’ for children. The land comprises two plots totalling 2.8 acres of gently sloping land adjoining the nearby river and is suitable for grazing horses, sheep etc. It could also be suitable for a ‘Yurt’ rental business (subject to licence). The area is abundant with wildlife such as deer, wild pigs and otters, and is ideal for birdwatching with regular visitors including kingfishers, bee-eaters, nightingales, heron, storks, hoopoes, woodpeckers, owls, eagles and vultures. A few minutes walk along a short path takes you to the riverside, which is easily accessible for swimming and is a beautiful place for a picnic. It offers many natural swimming pools and is perfect for canoeing, river-trekking on foot or horseback. (The river rarely runs dry, except during exceptionally long, hot summers). The finca contains several established indigenous trees such as olive, carob, eucalyptus, and fruit trees including lemon, orange, clementine and avocado. Features/facilities: - Mains electricity - Water from a well (with pumping system) - Solar panels for hot water - Wood-burning stove - Internet/telephone available - Oak flooring - Pine beamed ceilings - Riverside location - Land suitable for grazing - ‘Yurt’ rental potential

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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.

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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.