Murcia – Caravaca – Country House Benablon
Murcia – Caravaca – Country House Benablon. 4 beds – 2 baths. pool, gardens, 139000€’s, Caravaca de la Cruz. Fabulous country house located near to the village of Benablon and only a 10 minute drive to the historic town of Caravaca de la Cruz. This spacious property is priced for a quick sale
Listing Price: €139,000
Location: Caravaca de la Cruz
Build Size m2:
Swimming Pool: 9 x 5m
Additional Features: Attractive beamed ceilings throughout
The plot of land is on two levels and is fully fenced. The house and gardens are on the upper level which is also adjacent to the asphalted access road. The lower level is ideal for orchard, vegetable cultivation or animals.
Double entrance gates at the rear of the property open onto gravelled parking area and car port. The front of the property faces overlooks the lower gardens. A covered terrace provides a lovely shaded area to sit and enjoy the tranquillity. A hot tub is an added for the winter months
Front door opens into a spacious lounge/diner 9.3 x 3.8m with feature wood burner and original glazed display cupboards. Attractive beamed ceiling
Off the lounge is a fourth bedroom 3.9 x 3.2m
Kitchen 3.8 x 3.5m has ample wall storage units, matching floor standing units fitted with granite work tops. Appliances include electric oven with gas hob, overhead extractor, fridge/freezer and washing machine, Door to side of property
A central hallway has a cloaks/toilet room, stairs to first floor
Bright communal hallway gives access to three double bedrooms
Master bedroom – 5.3 x 2.8m with walk-in wardrobes and en-suite shower room
Two guests bedrooms – both 3.8 x 3.7m
Family sized bathroom 1.8 x 2.5m. plus on the landing is a built-in linen cupboard
Swimming pool 9m x 5m with surrounding non-slip sun terraces
There is a separate barbecue area with external sink and hot/cold water
The garden has two decorative metal pergolas and is mostly laid to gravel for ease of maintenance. However there are many mature shrubs and raised flower beds
Wood store and green house
Oil fired central heating, mains water and electric
Satellite TV and broadband available
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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Caravaca de La Cruz is considered to be one of the five holy cities in the world, and a key destination for pilgrims and travellers alike who are looking for an inspiring, different and above all enjoyable place to go.
Caravaca de la Cruz is a town located on the border of Murcia and Granada. The Iberians, Romans and Muslims all passed through this town, which has developed around its Castle, built in the 15th century and commissioned by the Knights Templar. However, Caravaca is essentially the holy town, the town of the cross that carries its name.
According to legend, in 1232 the Moorish King Abu Zeid was converted to Christianity when he saw how two angels brought a cross down from heaven to a priest held prisoner in the castle in order for him to give mass. This legend led to the construction, as from 1617 and on the site of the fortress itself, of the main monument of this town in the north-east of Murcia, the Chapel of La Vera Cruz. The most important feature of this building is its luxurious façade, made from red marble excavated in Cehegín and which offers a complete exaltation to the Holy Cross.
Caravaca de la Cruz, Holy Town. In 1998 the Pope awarded Caravaca de la Cruz the Jubilee Year, making this town the fifth in the world, together with four other cities (Santiago de Compostela, Santo Toribio de Liébana, Roma and Jerusalem), to be allowed to celebrate the Perpetual Jubilee. This means that the Holy See allows the town to celebrate the Holy Year every seven years in perpetuum at the Chapel of La Vera Cruz, the next Jubilee Year at Caravaca de la Cruz being the year 2017.
However this Chapel, which also has an interesting Holy Art and History Museum, is not the only religious monument in Caravaca. There are interesting 16th century churches, such as: La Soledad, today converted into an Archaeological Museum; El Salvador, considered to be the most representative work of the Murcian Renaissance; La Purísima; and the Convent of the Carmelites. In terms of civil government, it is worth highlighting the Town Hall building, which dates from the 18th century.
Despite its small size, another very important monument in Caravaca is the Temple of the Holy Cross, where the relic is bathed each year on 3 May during the celebration of the popular Festivities of The Holy Cross.
Another popular “fiesta” is los Caballos del Vino (Wine horses), in commemoration of a tradition that took place in the 13th century. On that date, the Christian besieged in the fortress by the Arabs managed to break the siege and search for water. When they failed to find any water, they returned to the fortress with the wineskins on their horses filled with wine. The commemoration consists in decoratively harnessed horses galloping up the steep slopes to the Castle.
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