Almeria – Chirivel – Cortijo La Parra
Almeria – Chirivel – Cortijo La Parra. €125,000 – Spacious 3 bed – 1 bath two storey cortijo on a 1,852 sq. metre plot. Located a few minutes’ drive from the village of Chirivel. Set in a private location with lovely views and easy access from the road.
Listing Price: €125,000
Province: Almeria - Andalucia
Build Size m2: 130
Swimming Pool: no
Additional Features: Outbuildings within walled area, ready for conversion
The property is fronted by a useful conservatory 5.41 x 3m
Main entrance door opens into a cosy kitchen/diner 4.17 x 3.62m with five ring gas cooker and a wood burner. Large utility room 3.81 x 3.52m with fridge freezer and washing machine
Inner hallway 3.210 x 1.91 with storage
Large family bathroom with sunken bath and separate shower
Dining room 4.26 x 2.41m adjacent to the kitchen. An open archway leads into a bright, spacious lounge 8.24 x 4.18m with wood burner. Patio doors lead to front terrace
Bedroom 1 – 5.42 x 3.72m
Bedroom 2 – 4.25 x 3.64m
Bedroom 3 – 3.83 x 3.74m
To the side and rear of the cortijo is a garden area with an enclosed space that is currently used as a dog run. In addition within an enclosed walled area are separate outbuildings perfect for conversion into additional accommodation or separate guest quarters.
Mains water and electric, Satellite TV and broadband available
Beamed ceilings throughout
Ceiling fans to lounge and master bedroom
Council tax in the UK is based on the assumed capital value of the dwelling whereas Council Tax in Spain is calculated on the rateable value of the property valor catastral and is applicable to resident and non-resident property owners alike. It is a municipal tax payable to the local Town Hall
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The small agricultural town of Vélez Rubio is in a picturesque setting, surrounded by sierras, olive groves and fields of wheat.
This is a place of enormous historical significance. The town lies at the foot of the Sierra de Maria and proudly boasts the finest baroque religious building in Almeria Province, the Church of La Encarnation. It can be found on the plaza of the same name. Built in the 18th century, this has an imposing carved facade which includes the arms of the Marquises of Villafranca y Vélez, who built it. Inside, the main altar has a superbly detailed, 20-metre-high carved wood retablo.
Three kilometers north of the town are the UNESCO World Heritage listed pre-historic caves and paintings called Cueva de Los Letreros (Leters Cave) and La Cueva del Gabar, to the north of Vélez Blanco.
Although very rural and quiet with no industry the area provides everything. Excellent road and motorway networks with very light traffic mean that the four airports which service the area are within easy reach. Alicante approx 1hr 30 mins, Almeria 1hr 10 mins, Granada 1hour 30 mins and Murcia (St Javier) 1hr 15min. Only 30 minutes from the historical town of Lorca and 50 minutes from the coastal town of Águilas
Velez Blanco is on the mountainside of the Sierra del Mahimón a few hundred metres above Velez Rubio. It is the smaller of the two towns. This wonderful location gives it remarkable views over the Blanco valley and beyond.
It is a beautiful picture-postcard town that is dominated by an impressive castle. The Castle of Marques de los Velez was built in 1506 in the hillside above the town and from here one can see all of Velez Blanco. However, even though it appears a solid fortress, behind the battlements is emptiness. Its white marble courtyard is in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and friezes from the main rooms are in Paris. It was declared an Artistic-Historic Monument in 1931 and partly restored between 1960 and 1980.
There are plans to rebuild the courtyard completely with marble from nearby quarries. There are many fine views from its Torre del Homenaje and the fort is open daily in the summer.
The Parish Church de la Magdelena, built before 1597, but became a ruin when the roof collapsed in 1822. The Church de Santiago (1515 -1559) was built coinciding with the completion of the castle, a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Mudejar styles. It was restored in the 1980s.
It is well worth taking a walk along the Calle de la Corredera where there are many baroque mansions, the Temple de Santiago (1559) and other historic buildings including the Ayuntamiento (town hall) built in 1888. It is said that this street is the historic and social axis
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