Almeria – Velez Rubio – Villa Davo. Was €199,000- Now € 159.000. With wonderful views. Located only 7 minutes from the lovely town of Vélez Rubio in the national park “Santa María de Vélez” on a spacious plot of 30,000 sq.m. a perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy nature. Close to amenities
Listing Price: €159,000
Location: Velez Rubio
Build Size m2: 105
Swimming Pool: 8 x 4 metres
Additional Features: Only 7 minutes from Velez Rubio
Access is via a maintained track with the back drop of pine woods and the valley and hillsides to the front of the property. The house is built on a plateau, so you have the benefit of easily managed gardens without the heavy work in maintaining the rest of the land as it natural countryside.
The immaculately presented house is fronted by a pergola covered sun terrace and seating area, the front door opens into a central hallway 6.3m x 1.32m connecting the lounge and kitchen at one end and the bedrooms and bathrooms at the other end.
Bright, open plan lounge 4.45m x 4.36 m with a modern wall mounted wood burner.
Breakfast kitchen 4.47m x 3m with matching wall and freestanding base units, appliances include electric oven with gas hob and overhead extractor, fridge /freezer, integral washing machine and electric water heater. The owners had a special kitchen outer door designed as a “barn door” so that they can enjoy their breakfast and look at the dramatic views with the top half open.
Master Bedroom – 4.32m X 2.96m with en-suite shower room
Guest Bedroom 2 – 4.32m x 2.91m
Guest Bedroom 3 – 3.1m x 2.91m
Separate guest bathroom
8m x 4 pool with Roman steps surrounded by sun terraces.
Special feature of original stone building now as a B B Q area
Mains Electric, large 10,000 litre water deposit.
Satellite TV & Internet available
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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
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