Country House, Gaucin

Property Description

THIS COUNTRY HOUSE WITH THE ‘WOW FACTOR’ IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST VALUE PROPERTIES IN GAUCIN IT ENJOYS AN NFINITY POOL AND INCREDIBLE VIEWS TO THE MEDITERRANEAN, GIBRALTAR AND NORTH AFRICA... OBSERVATORY, SAUNA, HEATED CHILDREN’S POOL, MIRADOR TOWER, DOUBLE GARAGE AND GARDENS Although this impressive country house was recently constructed (2006), it is brimming with traditional Andalusian character and stylish features – it is absolutely charming! The house is in a peaceful location only 5 minutes drive to the south of Gaucín and has wonderful sweeping views of the mountains and across the River Genal valley to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Rif mountains of North Africa. The incredible ‘infinity’ swimming pool has a diving board and there is also a solar-heated children’s pool. This magnificent leisure area certainly has the ‘wow factor’ with its outstanding design and breathtaking views of the mountains and Mediterranean coastline. Access to the property is a short drive from the centre of the village downhill along a partly paved ‘camino’. The private entrance gates lead along a paved driveway to house, which is totally private and situated on a plot of approx. 7 acres. GROUND FLOOR: Beautiful antique wood doors lead into a large entrance hall where a striking picture window frames the wonderful south-facing views. Just off the hall, there is a cloakroom, storage cupboard, separate walk-in shower room and a double guest bedroom with built-in wardrobes. On the other side of the hall there is a cosy & comfortable TV/snug room. The light & airy living room has a homely ambience and stacks of character with an open fire, chestnut beams and terracotta floor tiles. From the living room there are two French doors leading to a terrace and lawned garden with views to the Mediterranean & Gibraltar. The fabulous country-style kitchen is spacious and beautifully presented with high quality fixtures and fittings, including an AGA and a feature raised open fire. There is plenty of room for entertaining with a dining table seating upto 20 people. There is also a walk-in pantry, a walk-in cool room, utility room, guest WC and equipment room. French doors lead to an attractive dining terrace with fabulous views to the Mediterranean and a few steps leading down to the lawned garden. On the other side of the kitchen a few steps lead down to a double guest bedroom (currently used as an office), with a wood-burning stove and French door out to a small patio. UPPER FLOOR: From the hallway a staircase leads to the upper floor. This comprises a large, light & airy Master bedroom suite with a stylish en-suite bathroom (roll-top bath & walk-in shower) with pretty green/white tiles. Adjacent to the bedroom, down a few steps, there is a large dressing room with built-in wardrobes – this would be ideal as a further bedroom for younger children. The Master bedroom has French doors to a small private terrace with marvellous views to the Mediterranean coastline. EXTERIOR: A short path from the house leads to the gorgeous ‘infinity’ swimming pool with a diving board. This is a fantastic leisure area, which also includes a heated children’s pool, and is surrounded by terracing and a variety of exotic plants, shrubs and palms. The panoramic views from here are absolutely incredible, with the Mediterranean, Gibraltar & the Rif mountains of Morocco visible in the distance. Other facilities in this area include a large pergola providing shade for entertaining, with a ‘summer kitchen’, built-in seating and a purpose-made BBQ with a chimney. A separate building houses changing facilities with a shower, WC, sauna & storage space. A pretty stone-paved terrace is accessed directly from the kitchen and is perfect for al-fresco dining. South-facing, it overlooks the lawned garden area with pretty flower beds, and has amazing views to the mountains and coastline beyond. A further large terrace is accessible directly from the living room. At one end of the main house an exterior staircase leads to the enchanting ‘mirador tower’ that takes full advantage of the extensive views.. a lovely quiet spot for relaxing! Just along from the house there is a purpose-built detached double garage with mains electricity, a WC, and a large parking area adjacent. There is also a covered carport for two cars and nearby there is a fenced area of the garden used for growing vegetables. There is a wooden shed for garden equipment and a chicken house and run. The ‘finca’ is generally low maintenance with a variety of indigenous trees, including olive, almond, carob (these are usually harvested to produce a small income). There is a variety of palms and fruit trees, including lemon, orange, plum, fig, apricot and cherimoya. In the grounds the owners have installed a small observatory containing a 14” Meade telescope (fixed). FEATURES/FACILITIES: - Mains water - Bore hole - Mains electricity - Broadband internet/TV - Underfloor heating (electrically heated water) - Passive cooling system (underfloor) - Double glazed hardwood windows - Insulated cavity walls - AGA + separate gas hob - 2 open fires - Wood-burning stove - Walk-in cool room - Beamed ceilings (chestnut) - Terracotta floor tiles - Potential for further bedroom - Swimming pool with diving board (11 x 12 x 3m deep at diving end) - Children’s pool (heated) - Sauna - Mirador - Observatory - Excellent rental income potential NOTE: All furniture, fixtures, fittings (& telescope!) are included, except for personal items, paintings etc. SENSIBLE OFFERS SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED

Facilities/Features:
  • Central Heating
  • Poolside terrace
  • Private Garden
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Irrigation system
  • Outside Shower
  • Dining Room
  • Lounge
  • Separate Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
  • Garage
  • Heated Pool
  • Panoramic views
  • Sea View
  • Near Golf
  • Near Town / Village
  • South

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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.