Cortijo for Sale in Albox, Almería
Cortijo Anna - A country house in the Albox area. (Renovated) . A fabulous large 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom country house having superb views with a build of 327m² and is situated just 5 minutes from the popular village of Las Pocicas where there is a small shop, bakery, bar, doctors and municipal swimming pool (open during summer months) and a primary school. The property is only approximately a 15 minute drive from the larger town of Albox which offers all amenities including shops, supermarkets, banks, schools, cafes, bars, restaurants, sports facilities and a 24 hour medical centre and weekly markets. The house is set on a plot of 7611m² with a gravel driveway with mature native plants and palm giving way to a flat terrace to the front of the house with fantastic views. At the front of the house is a concrete area with a covered area/car port. From here the front entrance wooden stable style door with a small window and reja in the middle of the upper door opens into the lovely lounge with a feature fireplace and inset fan assisted wood burner, and to the other side along a hallway is the dining room, with air conditioning and exposed beams. Off the lounge is the staircase and under stairs storage. From the dining room an opening provides access to the large and bright fitted kitchen/diner. This room is fully tiled with a gas range cooker with chimney style extractor over, sink, fridge freezer, dishwasher with the dining area at the other end of the kitchen with plenty of storage room and table and chairs. A glazed door takes you out to the rear courtyard where to the right is a door opening into storage room and WC. Within the fly free area is an outdoor kitchen with a brick built BBQ, sink and work tops with curtained storage beneath, a space for washing machine. In this same fly free covered space, with an all season roof, is a tiled terrace great for sitting and relaxing and for alfesco dining as it all accessed from main kitchen, and there is also a 5 person jacuzzi here. From the lounge an opening takes you to the inner hallway with an office/snug/bedroom 2. At the end of the hallway is the ground floor double bedroom 1 with a door opening to the courtyard, an opening gives access into the ensuite fully tiled shower room comprising a walk in shower with glass brick feature, WC, pedestal wash hand basin. The tiled stairs then rise to the first floor to the landing with doors leading off to the bedrooms. Bedroom 3 is a lovely bright double room with an opening into the large fully tiled shower room with walk in shower cubicle with glass brick feature, WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a double door storage cupboard. Bedroom 4 is on the left of the landing and is the large master bedroom with air conditioning and water heater, two windows with shutters and a ceiling fan. A door opens into large, fully tiled shower room with walk in shower cubicle with glass brick feature, WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a storage unit. From the landing to a smaller inner landing is access to bedroom 5 which is a large family room that has a double bed and a single bed with air conditioning and a door into the fully tiled shower room with walk in shower cubicle with glass brick feature, WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a storage unit. All the bedrooms are bright and airy with lovely views from the windows. There is a field at the bottom end of the house planted with olive, almond, pear, lemon, mandarin, fig, apple and walnut trees. Mains water and electricty are connected. A really lovely spacious house with great views.
Albox is large market town in Almeria, Andalusia located in the northeastern part of the Almanzora Valley and 120 km from the provincial capital, Almería . In 2014 it had 11,715 inhabitants, a surface area of 168.42 km² with a density of 69 inhabitants per square kilometre. The post code is 04800.
The town itself sits between the Sierra de los Filabres and the Sierra de los Estaciones mountain ranges on the banks of the ancient river bed of the Almanzora Valley. North is Velez Rubio, South is Cantoria, West is Oria and East is Arboleas.
The municipality is made up of the villages of Llano de las Animas, Llano del Espino, Llano de Los Olleres, La Molata and Las Pocicas. Other scattered nuclei are Fuente del Marqués and Aljambra with many tiny hamlets dotted around.
The new motorway under development will decrease the length of time it currently takes to get to the coast but Vera playa and Garrucha are about a half an hour's drive from the town centre. Corvera, Murcia's airport, and Almeria airport are almost an equal distance from Albox and approximately an hour and a half away.
The name Albox is a derivative from the Moor name for At The Forest and is similar to the Spanish Al Bosque meaning the same.
Albox has had its fair share of action between the Moor and Christian tug-of war for control of the area in the fifteenth century that was rampant all throughout Andalusia. The town has also seen its fair share of natural disasters in the past but like a Phoenix it has risen from the ashes to become the thriving cultural centre it is today. Once famous for pottery and looms its privileged geographical position led to it being an important link used by mining operations, once upon a time by train but in recent years by heavy transport.
Christianity gained a strong foothold here and there are several noteworthy monuments to that. The monastery at Saliente has an annual pilgrimage that draws patrons from all over Spain and has played an important part in the area’s history.
The impressive church in the Plaza Mayor and the recent modernization and reformation of the town centre, rambla and bridges have given Albox a new lease of life. Once a dreary, dusty, backwater it is now a thriving lively market town.
Heavy goods vehicles now bypass the town on the new section of motorway. Agriculture is the mainstay for the surrounding area. Chicken farms are abundant and herds of goats wander the foothills with their goatherds all year round. It is a strong centre for market gardening and almonds, olives and citrus are cultivated here. Historically water was very scarce in this area but with modern engineering is now widely available enabling the growth in both homes and businesses.
The town has a great variety of high quality shops and services in the town centre and in the industrial park to the east of the town. Since there is a fairly high ex-pat populace many have businesses here too but the town remains typically Spanish and extends a friendly welcome to visitors and residents.
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