Almeria – Velez Rubio – Cortijo Lugar
Almeria – Velez Rubio – Cortijo Lugar. €175,000 – 3 beds – 2 baths, garage, plot size 679 sq metres. Beautifully renovated cortijo retaining many of its original features adding to the charm of this property. The surrounding scenery provides a magnificent backdrop to the property.
Listing Price: €175,000
Location: Velez Rubio
Build Size m2: 271
Swimming Pool: Splash pool
Additional Features: Due to the split level access gives options to layout of property
Located close to Velez Rubio and the hillside village of Velez Blanco. Situated in a small hamlet and easy access to the A92 Murcia/Granada road.
Due to the split level access the property gives different options, either one complete property or a main house with guest accommodation.
Ground level entrance through a split “stable door” leads into the bright spacious lounge/diner, 6.90 x 3.95m, with feature fireplace incorporating wood burner. Separate shower room.
The kitchen, 3.95 x 2.70m, is fitted-out in traditional country style and all white goods included in the sale. Adjacent is the breakfast room, 3.95 x 3.30m, with original bread oven.
Door leads down steps into a large room, 7.26 x 4.17m, which is currently used as a utility and hobby room. There is access from outside to this room if a change of usage is desired.
A double bedroom, 3.40 x 2.95m, completes the ground floor accommodation.
Stairs lead to the upper floor which can also be accessed from the rear level of the patio and tiered gardens area. Accommodation here consists of a family TV room, 4.30 x 3.95m, with feature fireplace incorporating wood burner.
Beautiful bathroom, 3.0 x 2.95m, decorated with Moorish Andalucia tiles.
Separate hallway leads to two bedrooms, 3.80 x 2.95m and 2.90 x 3.26m
Large garage with storeroom, 9.0 x 3.0m
Small splash pool, two large sun terraces on different levels
Landscaped gardens, mains electric and water, Satellite TV and broadband available
Original beams throughout, fly screens fitted
Viewing highly recommended.
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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 of the town.
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