It’s all about “location” so said Conrad Hilton and none more so than this spectacular location. Set in the national park of Santa Maria de Vélez where the eagles and griffon vultures provide aerobatic displays. The layout of the villa has been designed to take advantage of the stunning views with beautiful outside spaces to sit and enjoy the surrounding countryside
Listing Price: €199,995
Location: Velez Rubio
Build Size m2: 145
Swimming Pool: no
Additional Features: Plot 32,320 sq.m House 145 sq.m. Garage 25 sq.m Workshop 35 sq.m.
On a plot of 32,320 sq.m with easy access to the property from the main asphalt road which leads to a short track and to the entrance gates. The main entrance for everyday use and the second entrance for deliveries, guest and visitor parking. The landscaped gardens that surround the property are enclosed with the land managed by a local farmer who also looks after the almond trees. The property is only a 6 minutes drive to the lovely town of Vélez Rubio and 10 minutes to the historic hillside village of Vélez Blanco.
Fronted by a covered terrace which wraps around the feature circular lounge. The main entrance door opens into the central hallway which connects all the accommodation.
To the right is the feature part circular lounge 6.89m x 3.78m with patio doors leading to the covered terrace. A decorative floor mounted wood burner provides winter warmth and is supplemented by oil fired central heating.
Next to the lounge is the breakfast/diner kitchen 3.76m x 3.69m fitted with quality storage units. Appliances included an electric oven with gas hob, overhead extractor and a fridge/freezer. An exterior door leads into a delightful brick built conservatory room 5.73m x 3.88m. The perfect place to relax and entertain guests.
Three double bedrooms:
Master bedroom 4,53m x 3.41m with walk-in closet and en-suite shower room.
Guest Bedroom 2 – 3.72m x 3.64m
Guest Bedroom 3 – 3.76m x 2.91m
At the end of the hallway is a spacious integral garage with a fully tiled floor 6.34m x 3.53m This could easily be adapted to a fourth bedroom or an additional family room. It is also fronted by a carport.
To the rear of the villa is an enclosed private spacious courtyard 11.48m x 6.84mwide and x 5.79m wide with a pergola covering a Jacuzzi. There is an outer door to the guest parking and wood store.
Separate utility and ironing room 3.06m x 2.92m with storage, washing machine and fridge. Next, to the utility room a separate door which leads to the front of the property and the workshop 6.91m x 2.70m x 2.59m wide which also houses the newly upgraded solar batteries.
The property has been constructed and positioned so that it remains cool in the summer months, therefore, there is no need for air-conditioning.
The property has outside feature lighting
Satellite TV & Internet are available
Plot 32,320 sq.m
House 145 sq.m.
Garage 25 sq.m
Workshop 35 sq.m.
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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 airport approx 179 km 1hr 45 mins, Almeria 150.56 km 1hr 26 mins, Granada 178.51 km 1hour 39 mins and Corvera/Murcia 116.63 km 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 complete 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