193,000 euro’s – Distinctive designed detached villa laid out in an “h” shape, giving central sun terrace to front and beautiful conservatory room to the rear. Private location but within 6 minutes of the town of Vélez Rubio and the historic village of Vélez Blanco
Listing Price: €193,000
Location: Velez Rubio
Build Size m2: 177
Swimming Pool: 8 x 4 metres
Additional Features: The land is planted with almond trees and the immediate garden to the villa has mature trees and plants.
Spacious villa set on a large plot of 19,646 sq.m. The villa has a large build of 177 sq.m with accommodation set on two levels. Amazing views across to La Muela in the Parque Santa María de Vélez.
Access is direct from the main road down a gravelled track to the property. The villa is fronted by feature terrace with double doors leading into the central hallway 5.03m x 1.91m, double storage cupboards either side of the entrance door. Feature open plan entrance into the conservatory.
The bright lounge 7.87m x 3.95m with feature wood burner is open plan with steps leading down to the stunning conservatory room 5m x 5m with sliding glass doors and fly screens
Breakfast kitchen 3.86m 3.87m matching wall and base units with granite worktops, integral fridge freezer, new SMEG electric oven with gas hob and overhead extractor, integral microwave, dishwasher.
The central hallway has granite steps leading down to the guest sleeping accommodation.
Ground floor there are two guest bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes
Shower room with walk-in shower, vanity unit.
Guest Bedroom 2 3.47m 2.87m with sliding patio doors
Guest Bedroom 3 4.18m x 3.88m with feature ceiling fan. Patio doors to the sun terrace
Master bedroom 3.92m x 3.72m with fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower room with double hand basins. feature ceiling fan. Patio doors onto a balcony facing La Muela.
Swimming pool 8m x 4m with fencing around for the safety of children and animals.
Feature lighting to the house exterior
The land is planted with almond trees and the immediate garden to the villa has mature trees and plants.
Solar Panel for electrics, water is from a deposit but mains water is due to be connected.
Satellite TV and internet available
Gas/Oil Central Heating
Plot 19,646 sq.m Build 177 sq.m.
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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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