Almeria – Velez Blanco – Cortijo Velez. Immaculately reformed cortijo with wonderful views of the parque Santa Maria de Velez – 141.000 euro’s Perfectly presented country property, located 10 minutes’ drive between the town of Velez Rubio and the historic hillside village of Velez Blanco.
Listing Price: € 141,000
Location: Velez Blanco
Build Size m2: 164.88
Swimming Pool: 10 x 6m
Additional Features: Garden with olive trees, various plants, shrubs and a vegetable plot.
The property is semi-detached, completely private and not overlooked; the owner of the other property rarely visits as he lives in another part of Spain.
Access from the main road down a short track, leads to a private entrance driveway with double wrought iron gates and a gravelled parking area.
The property is fronted by gardens and a spacious tiled terrace with a quiet corner from where you can sit, relax and enjoy the views.
Entrance door opens into a bright lounge (5.35m x 3.83m) with traditional Andalucian vaulted ceiling, feature fireplace with wood burner and useful under stairs cupboard.
From the lounge a step leads to the lovely kitchen (4.66m x 3.08m) with quality fitted matching wall and base units, views to the countryside. Appliances include gas hob with overhead extractor, electric oven, and free standing fridge.
A downstairs hallway leads to a useful utility and preparation room (2.68m x 1.82m), again fitted with wall and base units, washing machine, fridge freezer and double sink unit.
Separate guest shower room.
Guest bedroom (3.59m x 2.85m) currently used as a dining room.
On the upper level there are two more double bedrooms.
Master bedroom – (4.66m x 3.36m) with en-suite bathroom.
Guest Bedroom 2 – (3.86m x 3.18m) with outer door leading to balcony terrace from where you have another wonderful viewing point to the hillside of La Muela
Larger than normal swimming pool, 10m x 6m with roman steps, and surrounded by sun terraces. Garden with olive trees, various plants, shrubs and a vegetable plot.
Mains Water & Electric. Satellite TV, internet and phone available.
Fly screens to windows
Plot 1,185 sq.m Build 164.88sq.m
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.
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