Huercal Overa Cortijo Debra. We often get requests for “quirky properties” something with character and if this is what you are looking for, then read on. Cortijo Debra was originally a single storey Cortijo now it has a two-storey extension added. The land that the Cortijo sits on has a small incline hence the reason for the 2 storey extension, this allows the upper floor to link seamlessly with the original cortijo.
Listing Price: €194,950
Location: Santa Maria De Nueve
Build Size m2: 204
Swimming Pool: no
Additional Features: Large plot open for a number of uses
This unique property sits on a combined plot of 6,549 sq.m. The Cortijo is fronted by a large circular ‘’in and out driveway”. Located in the countryside just a few minutes from the village of Santa Maria de Nueva and 10 minutes’ drive to the lovely town of Huercal Overa.
For the main living area, you enter from a side patio door that opens into a spacious lounge 6.55m x 5.53m with a wood burner and a ceiling fan. Marble steps lead up to a large fly screened conservatory room 9.31m x 3.73m. To the right is an enclosed living room 6.55m x 5.53m with a corner wood burner which is in regular use
From the lounge, a central corridor links you to the original Cortijo and here the owners have created a beautiful dining room 6.48m x 3.81m, keeping the original beautiful fireplace which is a work of art in itself and the original ceiling beams. Heating is provided by a wood burner.
The modern kitchen 3.78m x 3.36m has white base units with fitted granite worktops and matching wall cupboards keeping a bright open fresh look. Appliances include a freestanding 5 ring cooker with large oven, overhead extractor and fridge/freezer.
On this level accessed from the central corridor, you have a large double bedroom 4.77m x 2.94m with fitted wardrobes. A separate modern bathroom with bath/overhead shower, modern vanity unit and washing machine (normal in country properties)
From the lounge, a corner spiral staircase drops down to the lower floor and additional sleeping accommodation. This area can also be accessed from a lower outside door. A central corridor with three bedrooms.
Bedroom 2 – 2.56m x 2.38m used as an office
Bedroom3 – 4.28m x 2.6m, ”Jack & Jill” shower room shared with Bedroom 4 – 5.52m x 2.67m with alcove wardrobe.
There are various advantage point terraces to enjoy the views and follow the sun. There is a static caravan on-site currently used by a family member which can be included depending on the agreed price.
Electricity is via solar power and unlimited water is supplied through a natural filtered water source to a water deposit at a very low cost.
The gardens are planted with mature palms and flowering shrubs. The land itself is generally flat so open for a number of uses.
Satellite TV & Internet available
Plot 6.549 sq.m. Build 204 sq.m.
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Is the joining of two settlements Huercal and Overa. It is the main town of a thriving agricultural district and dependent for its prosperity on lead mining in the surrounding hills.
The centre of Huercal Overa is taken over every Monday morning by the busy market. The town has a variety of hotels and restaurants, a modern hospital, a municipal swimming pool and leisure centre. Huercal Overa is close to the modern motorway network being one Km from the main North-South coastal Mediterranneo motorway.
To bring some lush greenness to the area a number of pine tree plantations were started some years ago being mainly almond, olive and citrus are now reaching maturity and further forests are planned for the future.
Market day is Monday and much of the town is taken over by the market on Monday morning. Huercal Overa benefits from good facilities with hotels, restaurants, hospital and municipal swimming pool and leisure centre.
The towns religious architecture is very impressive and visitors should take some time to visit the Nuestra Senora de la Asunción church, founded in 1505, La Asunción de la Virgen built in 1748 and the Chapel of Jesús Nazareno founded in 1749 which houses a beautiful statue of Jesús of Nazareno.
Other interesting monuments and buildings are a bell tower, dating back to the Middle Ages, the old granary (Pósito) and the Via Crucis, which takes you to the Hermitage del Calvario.
During Easter Week a procession heads through the town of Huercal Overa, which celebrates the Passion of Christ. Statues are carried on floats by figures in white, brown or black robes; a religious spectacle which has been designated a National Tourist Attraction.