Almeria – Velez Blanco – Villa Ricardo
Almeria – Velez Blanco – Villa Ricardo. Was €525,000 – Now €399,000s Luxury country property. A villa offering the highest standards of accommodation. 4 beds – 3 baths, Infinity Pool 12 X 5 metres, large under build 24 x 7m, Plot Size 20,000 sq metres
Listing Price: €399,000
Location: Velez Blanco
Build Size m2: 291 + underbuild 168
Swimming Pool: Infinity Pool 12 X 5m
Additional Features: large underbuild 24 x 7m
Located minutes from the historic town of Velez Blanco, with wonderful views to the Velez Blanco Valley and the backdrop of the castle.
Electronic entrance gates open onto the 20,000 square metres plot, with ample room for parking.
Feature stairs lead up to the entrance door opening into the central hallway 7.36m x 3.00m with feature timber staircase.
Double wooden doors with glazed panels open into the main lounge 7.56 x 5.28m with feature stone fireplace. Two sets of double doors open onto the outside terrace.
Large family room 5.14 x 4.69m beautifully decorated. Feature fireplace.
An additional TV room 5.14 x 3.51m could also be used as a fifth bedroom or study.
Spacious open plan kitchen/diner 10.52 x 4.34m offers a superior kitchen with a central island, Sylestine worktops to work surfaces. Electrical items include American fridge freezer, double oven, electric hob & chill cabinet.
The dining area has double doors leading onto the outside terraces
Separate utility room/second kitchen 4.34 x 3.67m has work surfaces with Sylestine worktops, double dishwasher, tumble dryer, washing machine, electric oven & hob with overhead extractor.
Four double bedrooms
Master bedroom 5.30 x 4.84m with en-suite shower room. Double doors onto a sun terrace with views to the castle and valley.
Guest bedroom 1 – 4.05 x 3.87m
Guest bedroom 2 – 3.80 x 3.84m
Guest bedroom 3 – 4.71 x 3.80m with en-suite shower room
Separate family size bathroom complete with independent shower
The house has a massive underbuild/garage 24 x 7m offering maximum space for cars, storage or an optional games/entertainment room.
A perfect “infinity” swimming pool 12 x 5 metres surrounded by sun terraces and landscaped gardens. Views across the hillside to La Muela an area where eagles are seen nesting.
Large summer house incorporating a summer kitchen and separate BBQ
To the side of the property there are two stable tack room and paddock
Mains electric and water
Satellite TV and broadband available
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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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
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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