Murcia – Puerto Lumbreras – Cortijo Azul. Was €249,950 – Now €185,000 Cortijo Azul 4 beds, 2 baths, guest cottage, outbuildings, plot 62,786 sq.m. Beautifully renovated cortijo, set on 2 levels with 360º views. If you are looking for a property with plenty of land in a quiet location, ideal for horses, animals, then read on.
Listing Price: Now €185,000
Location: Puerto Lumbreras
Build Size m2: 334
Swimming Pool: no
Additional Features: one bedroomed guest cottage
In addition to the main house there is one bedroomed guest cottage giving a generous 334.33 sq,m. living accommodation plus outbuildings. As with all Spanish cortijo’s it has a quirky layout inside but it is bright and spacious and would adapt to a number of uses.
The ground floor living accommodation has two adjoining living room areas in an open plan layout.
Lounge 1- 6.09m x 4.86m has a feature fireplace with a magnificent wood burner.
Lounge 2 – 11.80m x 3.48m with original wooden shutter doors and metal gates, opening out onto the rear garden.
From lounge 1 a couple of steps lead up to a central lobby 4.85m 3.68m, would make an ideal office or family room.
The spacious kitchen/dining room 8.06m x 3.88m with granite worktops, cooking range and Belfast sink, is laid out in a traditional country kitchen format, kitchen door leads out to a covered seating terrace.
Stairs from lounge 1 lead up to the first-floor accommodation, here you have 4 large bedrooms
Bedroom 1- 8.69m x 4.18 m with Juliette Balcony and stairs leading down to a feature shower room
Bedroom 2- 7.13m x 3.56m
Bedroom 3- 5.58m x 3.96m
Bedroom 4- 4.83m x 3.57m
Large guest bathroom 4.55m x 3.03m with separate bath and shower.
From the central lobby, a staircase drops down to the guest cottage which still needs some work to be done.
Original living room with fireplace 3.35m v 2.02m
Central passageway 4.99m x 1.74m with an outer door
Kitchen 4.43m x 3.45m
Bedroom 3.75m x 3.25m
Double carport/parking area,
Wood store and various animal pens
The house is fitted with double glazed windows with traditional wooden shutters and fly screens.
Mains water & Electric
Satellite TV and Internet available
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The port of lights – is located in the far west of the province of Murcia, on the N340 motorway between Murcia and Almeria. It has a population of 10,600 inhabitants. The area is largely agricultural, with olives and almonds being the main crop.
Puerto Lumbreras is also a cattle raising area. The town is spread around the base of a hill, which is crowned by an old castle. There are some good walks to be taken in the countryside around the town.
A market is held every in the town on Fridays. There several hotel and restaurants
Puerto Lumbreras is 12 km from Lorca and 60km from Murcia. Almeria airport is 105km, Alicante airport is 135km and Murcia airport is 85km.
The largest town in Spain by area, Lorca stretches across an entire valley and its municipal district reaches the coast. The attraction of Lorca lies in its history and archaeology, present in the character of its streets, its living crafts (textiles, woodwork, ceramics) its different offerings for festivals and cultural events. Lorca was officially declared an “historical and artistic” treasure in 1964.
A hilltop castle presides over the town, this is the Sun Fortress of Lorca which is a former frontier town dating back to the 13th century when Spain was dominated by the Moors and Lorca was a defensive town whose primary function was the defence of the Arabic possessions. The castle has recently been restored to part of its former glory and represents a significant economic resource for the people of Lorca.
The town has numerous historical buildings including churches, Roman villas, palaces and also artistic treasures. Lorca is well known for its enthustiastic and lavish fiestas. Lorca is well connected with a coach station, a rail station and the main N340 motorway which runs next to the town.
Lorca is 120km from Alicante airport, 150km from Almeria airport and 60km from Murcia’s airport at San Javier. The nearest golf courses are in the neighbouring province of Almeria, including Valle del Este and Desert Spring, about half an hour away.
On the border of the province of Murcia, Aquilas is a coastal town with many un-spoilt secluded beaches, situated in one of the least developed coastal areas of southern Spain. At the western end of the Golfo de Mazarron, the town is bordered inland by fields of tomatoes and numerous villages.
Increasingly popular with northern Europeans, Aguilas is made up of 2 bays separated by a rocky headland. There are 28km of numerous different beaches in the area, catering for all types of aquatic sports or just good old fashioned relaxation. The University of the Sea is also located in Aguilas.
The carnival of Aguilas is a renowned fiesta where the entire town comes out onto the streets and some fantastic costumes are on display. Aguilas has a population of 25,700.
The relative isolation of the town is part of the reason for the low key development in Aguilas, it is 70km from Murcia, 95km from San Javier airport and 180 km from Alicante airport. Lorca is 25km away. The nearest golf courses are in the neighbouring province of Almeria.
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