Almeria – Velez Rubio – Cortijo De Dos Casas
Almeria – Velez Rubio – Cortijo De Dos Casas. €275,000 – Two large houses linked into one spacious dwelling set on 21,000 sq.m. with options to have as either separate dwellings, a large family home or as a holiday let. Located in The National Parque Santa María de Vélez with 360º views to the surrounding countryside. The town of Vélez Rubio is only 10 minutes’ drive with all the amenities, and a good choice of bars and restaurants.
Listing Price: €275,000
Location: Velez Rubio
Build Size m2: 400
Swimming Pool: No but plenty of room
Additional Features: Vélez Rubio is only 10 minutes’ drive
It is a wonderful location for country lovers with different views and delights. In Spring the hillsides are alive with the almond blossom and Summer and Autumn with eagles and wildlife.
Accessed from a well maintained track the property sits in a sheltered dip with ample off road parking. The quality of the renovations is clear to see with the beautifully restored beamed ceilings, many of chestnut and original features preserved.
Access into an open plan living room 4.85m x 3.87m from where you go through into the main dining room 6.73m 3.15 m with feature wood burner and galleried stairs to the upper floor.
Large open plan kitchen 5.97m x 3.43m with matching base units and central island, free standing gas cooker, fridge/freezer. Separate utility room 3.62m x 3.49 m with base units and washing machine.
Separate breakfasting and sun room 4.14m x 3.49m
From the dining area is a family/TV room 4.97m 3.38m with wood burner
Bedroom 1 – 4.15m x 3.46m with original feature “escape door” set in the integral wall.
Separate guest bathroom.
The connecting landing has a small workspace and is used as an office by the owners.
Bedroom 2 – 3.74m x 3.42m is at one end of the landing, originally the “Dovecote” the owners have retained the access triangles with coloured glass, with separate dressing area and large wet room.
Bedroom 3 – 3.6m x 3.41m with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 4 – 4.27m x 3.48m can be used optionally in either house by locking connecting doors, one doorway has an unusual shape as it was originally for the donkeys to go through at night to sleep. Traditionally in Spanish cortijos the upstairs was always used to keep animals and store food for the winter months.
Separate front door leads into large living room/diner 7.64m x 3.37m with wood burner.
Open archway leads into a spacious breakfast/kitchen 3.37m x 3.3m with base units, fridge freezer and free standing gas cooker, under stairs storage. Special feature of an “underground escape tunnel” from The Spanish Civil War (see picture of glass wood framed panel)
Two double bedrooms with separate shower room
Bedroom 5 – 6.1m x 3.37m with wood burner
Bedroom 6 – 3.39m x 3.28m
there are various outbuildings, some original and part derelict. There is a large 90 sq. warehouse with double access doors and double 35 sq. m. garage all in good condition.
The property has solar panel for all its needs with mains water. Satellite TV and Internet available, room for a pool, outside pergola and seating area.
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
Before You Can Buy a Property in Spain, You Must Have an NIE number – Numero de Identidad de Extranjeros, which, translated, means “Identity Number for Foreigners”. We can help arrange this for you.
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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
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