Almeria – Chirivel – Casa Loma
Almeria – Chirivel – Casa Loma. Was €125,000 – now €99,950 – Semi-detached, 3 beds – 2 baths, + self-contained apartment. Immaculately presented village house, set on the hillside overlooking the village of Chirivel. Only a few minutes’ walk to all the local amenities.
Listing Price: Now €99,950
Build Size m2: 236
Swimming Pool: no
Additional Features: On the lower level is a separate apartment
Cleverly designed to give separate upper and lower levels of independent living. The owners have renovated to a very high standard and this is reflected in the quality of materials and finishes used. Could possibly be used as a self-catering business.
The entrance door leads into an open stair case leading to both the upper and lower floors.
Bright, spacious lounge/diner, 5.16 x 4.75m, with feature wood burner and a ceiling fan light.
Open plan kitchen, 3.65 x 3.41m, fitted wall and base storage units with granite worktops. Included in the sale, free standing gas cooker, large fridge freezer. A door from the kitchen opens into a delightful conservatory 7.25 x 2.41m, with lovely views to the almond groves.
Two double bedrooms, 3.65 x 3.30m, one with built-in wardrobes. Both have ceiling fan lights.
Separate shower room.
On the lower level is a separate apartment, the open plan room10.24 x 3.51m, features an American style kitchen with fridge freezer, washing machine & microwave.
Double bedroom, 3.67 x 3.52m, with double doors leading to the outside terrace garden
Separate shower room.
Outside is an enclosed terrace garden with a fly screened summerhouse, a delightful area to sit and relax.
Mains electric and water, Satellite TV and broadband available
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The village of Chirivel is situated in the green, mountainous area of the Sierra de María Natural Park in the north of the province of Almería, west of Vélez Rubio. The village which obtained its independence from Velez Rubio in 1895, is a secluded, tranquil group of houses
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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