Almeria – Velez Rubio – Cortijo Toni. Was €350,000, now €299,000 – 6 beds – 3 baths, pool, garage, plot 50,000 sq mtrs . Impressive cortijo in a beautiful setting, needs to be viewed to fully appreciate
Listing Price: €299,000
Location: Velez Rubio
Build Size m2: 385
Swimming Pool: 8 x 4 m
Additional Features: Garage with business unit attached
Impressive country cortijo beautifully renovated keeping its character. Set on 5 hectares (50,000 square metres) of land with an option to buy a further 9 hectares (90,000 sq metres). This property needs to be viewed as no amount of photographs can do justice to the money that has been invested here.
Located just inside the Murcia province, yet only a ten minutes drive to Velez Rubio in Almeria, ten minutes to the village of La Parroquia and thirty minutes to the town of Lorca. The cortijo is set back from the main road offering wonderful views to the almond groves and the surrounding dramatic scenery.
An impressive terrace to the front of the property has a covered seating area with views to the pool area and the landscaped gardens.
Entering the cortijo through the hall on the right hand side is the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is fitted with quality units with timber worktops and a Belfast sink. Large range cooker, overhead extractor and dishwasher included in the sale price. The dining area is fitted with a small wood burner stove.
The spacious lounge has original feature fireplace with integral wood burner. Exterior door to covered terrace.
Separate bedroom currently used as a second dining room with door leading to the “bar” room. Behind which is a separate utility room with large fridge, washing machine and dryer included in the sale price
Double size bedroom with en-suite shower room
Impressive Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Separate shower room with heated towel rail
On the first floor are three large bedrooms
Lovely 8 metre x 4 metre swimming pool surrounded by “astra turf” and a BBQ area with sink and cooker unit.
There is a garage with a unit behind which is currently used as business premises. The business premises have a separate toilet with washbasin and room for a shower and could be converted to a studio apartment. If the garage is included could be converted to a small apartment.
The immediate gardens around the cortijo are beautifully landscaped with an array of mature plants and shrubs.
Large wood store.
The cortijo is fitted throughout with electric radiators for back up warmth in winter.
Mains electric and water, satellite TV & Internet, telephone
Plot size: 50,000 sq metres, Build size 300 sq metres
The almond groves are managed by the local co-operative and the owner receives a percentage income from them
Excellent access to the property, being all tarmac.
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
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.