€265,000€ – Eco Cave House – this unique property (see video) is for Eco connoisseurs. Built in an oasis with its own hillside of approximately 8,000 sq.m. Consisting of 2 linked cave houses of 224.19 sq.m. 4 beds 4 baths, pool, garage. Includes an integral one-bed apartment. The current owners successfully rent out one of the properties for holiday tourism. It also has the potential for other business opportunities. Located a short drive to the popular village of Los Lobos and the main town of Cuevas del Almanzora
Listing Price: €265,000
Location: Cuevas Del Almanzora
Build Size m2: Hse 224 Apart 86
Swimming Pool: 10m x 5m
Additional Features: Integral one bed apartment is successful tourist attraction
The property is accessed down a short track from the main road and is totally private without neighbours to disturb you. The entrance has a traditional Andalucian design with curved walls, a tiled canopy and a paved access complete with a sliding metal gate. Further down is a set of utility gates for deliveries and heavy vehicle access. The frontage of the grounds covering 300m-400m is fenced and partly walled to enclose the gardens, pool and residential area.
The main cave house is from an original cave in places up to 7m in height. It has been renovated and extended to provide modern day living with large windows to make it bright & airy.
The entrance is fronted by a spacious 45 sq.m conservatory room, which with the mild climate is used for everyday living. An external spiral staircase goes up to a 45sq.m rooftop solarium with views across to the mountains and numerous olive & lemon groves.
Double feature entrance doors open into the main living area with a recess dining cove and separate wood burner/oven inset into the wall. The open plan lounge has a beautiful seating bay with feature background lighting.
The open plan theme follows through to the kitchen with crafted solid wood wall and base units fitted with granite worktops and a Belfast style sink. Appliances include an electric oven with gas hob and overhead extractor, American fridge/freezer and a washing machine. Solid reclaimed timber doors lead to the garden and pool area.
There are three large double bedrooms. Two are en-suite with feature wet rooms. The third has a separate guest shower room with a rustic stone clad shower.
The cave guest apartment of 86 sq.m. has an open plan living area with a kitchenette, large double bedroom and separate modern shower room. Plus, its own outside space with seating area.
A newly constructed 10m x 5m swimming pool with sun terraces and feature “sail covered” seating area.
The professionally landscaped gardens with its own irrigation system has a wall-mounted water feature. Gardens are full of mature palms, assorted shrubs and fruit trees.
Separate parking for up to 10 cars
Detached garage and carport.
Energy is from solar panels with a backup diesel generator.
High volume water is directly fed by a new service through an inbuilt filtration system giving you a very inexpensive water supply.
Satellite TV & Internet available
Plot size approximately 8,000 sq.m build Main house 224.19sq.m Cave Apartment 86 sq.m.
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Cuevas del Almanzora
The name is inspired by the caves found in the town as well as the river that runs through it. Some of these caves have been excavated and restored as rural lodgings which provide decent accommodation to visitors.
If you want to experience an authentic Spanish traditional celebration, the best time to go is in mid-November when the town celebrates for various days as a way to honour San Diego de Alcala.
Other notable festivities include the Easter Carnival and Easter week (May) and the Pilgrimage of Guazamara-Los Guiros.
The town of Cuevas Del Almanzora is the main town of the area and the local council and administration for the area operates from here.
Cuevas is a typical Spanish market town with the usual shops, supermarkets, chemists and the usual facilities found in most towns. It consists of narrow streets which eventually lead through the town up the hill leading eventually past the administration offices to the Castle which now houses the local police station, a museum giving details of the history of the area and there is also a small but lovely art gallery.
On the outskirts of the town, there can be found many cave houses which are still lived in today, this is where the name of the town came from.
On Tuesday and Thursday, there is a local market held in the Plaza del Castillo where a variety of products can be purchased and there is also an indoor market open those days adjacent to the site of the outdoor market.
There are several hostels in Cuevas and these are located on the outskirts of the town near to the local bus station and the Guardia Civil Office and barracks.
If you drive down towards the river bed you will find a modern medical centre which services the local areas in and around Cuevas Del Almanzora.
Moving down to the river and then following it up the mountain towards the reservoir you will find a water sports centre. This centre was originally built as part of the Mediterranean games which took place a few years ago. It is now a privately run centre.
The nearest airport is at Almeria which is approx. 1 hours drive away or going down the toll road the airport of San Javier is about one hour ten minutes away.