With an impressive elevated mountain backdrop this villa has spectacular views.
This unique villa was built in 1990, the home and the mature garden convey a certain sense of peacefulness and quiet beauty that also inspires with amazing views. Situated on a hillside in a small corner of the Axarquia known as the ‘Pyrenees of the South’, the gardens are terraced with natural stone walls, flower beds abound and the fish pond is a delight.
The property has been built with quality materials, and it’s perfect for comfortable year round living, with… a fence surrounding all, double-glazed shuttered windows, gas fired central heating, a roof terrace, spacious sauna, large efficient wood burning stove, a land-line telephone & broadband Internet, air-conditioning, impressive sunporch dining room that is fully glazed and can be opened for year round enjoyment of the vistas and seasons, a garage, a 5mx3m art studio in the garden, a three chamber basement (the perfect workshop plus wine cellar), a large fenced animal recreation area plus chicken house, beautifully planted and mature Mediterranean low-maintenance tiered garden with something always interesting in bloom, beds to plant a market garden, a pond with Koi Carp and waterfall, and more!
This is a great place for nature lovers… birds of prey soar above whilst you dine alfresco, walking trails start from the house, so dog walking and hiking can be enjoyed easily. Mountain goats, deer, wild boar, foxes and badgers can easily be seen whilst enjoying the outdoors.
The village of Alfarnatejo is a short 5 minutes drive away, where you can also enjoy bars, restaurants and markets. A larger supermarket and Friday market is in the neighbouring village Alfarnate just 10 mins’ drive.
The coast at Torre del Mar is only 30 mins’ drive away and Malaga’s historic centre and airport are just a 45 mins’ drive.
Set over two floors with the reception rooms being downstairs together with bedroom 3/study and a family bathroom. Two double bedrooms are on the first floor with an additional bathroom.
Ground floor entrance hall is a good size and doubles as a cloakroom/boot room. All rooms on the ground floor are accessed off the entrance hall and stairs rise to the first floor.
Living/dining room is very spacious and triple aspect to take advantage of the amazing views. The end of the room closest to the kitchen accommodates a large dining table. The soft seating lounging area is at the front of the room with amazing views whichever way you look. In the middle of the room is a large wood burning stove. The room also benefits from gas fired central heating to radiators and an air-conditioning unit (cooling & heating).
Kitchen with walk-in pantry includes a range cooker fitted base units and the walk-in pantry. The pantry means that less storage space is required in the main part of the kitchen.
The fully glazed dining room is accessed off the kitchen and it takes in the most amazing views of impressive limestone rock faces and also the surrounding countryside. The glazing opens so you feel as though you are dining more, alfresco as the seasons dictate. This charming room also overlooks the front of the land where the pond and waterfall are located. You look down on the beautiful Koi Carp who swim in the pond. From this room you step out onto a small balcony and then stairs go down into the front part of the garden.
Ground floor bedroom 3 is a double, currently used more as a study. The location on the ground floor with the use of a ground floor bathroom is ideal for those who do not wish to use the stairs.
Ground floor bathroom is very conveniently located for visiting guests and use when using the reception room. It is accessed off the entrance hall and close to the front door.
First floor landing is reached via a sweeping staircase. Off the landing you access the two first floor double bedrooms and second family bathroom.
Bedroom 1 (master) has the bonus of French doors opening onto a spacious roof terrace that has sun from dawn until dusk and spectacular mountain and countryside views. On the roof terrace is located a 4 to 6 person sauna and sun loungers for soaking up the sun whilst enjoying the magnificent view.
Bedroom 2 is a double with French doors that open onto the roof terrace.
First floor bathroom has a white suite, white tiles and full length bath with shower over.
Heating & hot water is supplied via a central heating system powered by gas. There is also the large wood burning stove in the living/dining room.
Double glazing is throughout the entire property except the informal glazed dining room.
Air-conditioning unit to the living/dining room (cooling & heating).
Cavity wall and insulation throughout maintains a comfortable environment to live in throughout the seasons.
Broadband Internet via radio link (variable 10-15 Mb speed) which is so rare in the countryside – a real advantage. There is sufficient speed for streaming television or running a home office.
Garage of 25M2 with power, light and a window. It is currently used as a log store and storage room as it is located right next to the front door of the villa.
Basement with 3 chambers 80M2. Basement with 3 chambers concreted throughout. The second chamber is fitted out as a workshop with workbenches and ample tool storage space. The third chamber has a utility sink and shelving and is ideal for a wine cellar. There is power and light in the basement throughout. The first chamber is large and vacant. It would make a fabulous covered lounging dining area that is very cool in summer and overlooks the front garden. Some white paint and soft furnishing and the transformation could be made. The huge metal doors could be removed or retained.
Hobby house/wooden chalet 3M x 5M is located in the front part of the garden and is currently used as an artist’s studio. This wooden building has windows and is light and airy. Suitable for all kind of uses and hobbies.
Pond of 4,000ltrs with waterfall currently houses many mature, multi-coloured and large Koi Carp fish and flowering water loving plants.
Animal shelter with fenced and secure hen or dog run. This 8m2 brick and tiled outhouse is currently used as a dog kennel with secure fenced run. Ideal for keeping hens, dogs or whichever animal you desire.
Car port is a large, canopied parking /turning area behind the property at end of the concrete driveway.
Landscaped & tiered mature garden planted with flowering cacti, flowering succulents, many Mediterranean shrubs and flowers, 14 cypress pines, 5 black pines, 2 protected oak trees, aloe vera, agave, prickly pear, lavender, thyme, rosemary and the list goes on.
Rear terrace is mainly in sunshine until early afternoon. It is an ideal alfresco dining area for enjoying the beautiful tiered garden and the magnificent limestone mountain rock faces that rise behind the property.
Access is excellent with no dirt track to the property.