Cortijo for Sale in Albox, Almería
Cortijo Pio - A country house in the Albox area. (Renovated)
!! REDUCED !! Located a ten minute drive from Albox this stunning, recently renovated cortijo is set within just under 1.3 hectares of flat, fenced land. The house benefits from: a new roof, oil fired central heating, top quality German double glazing throughout, and has been renovated to an extremely high standard.
The main entrance to the property is via a sliding wrought iron vehicle gate which can be motorised if required, and a pedestrian gate with video entry system. A concrete driveway in front of the house allows ample parking for several cars.
The main house comprises of the following: An entrance hall leads into the house from a covered porch over the part glazed front door. From the hallway on the right is located the family lounge, with corner wood burner in natural stone surround, two traditional style tall windows with shutters and window seats. To the left of the hallway we find the dining room, with traditional tall window, with shutters and window seat. A door leads from here to the pantry set either side of an archway that opens into the kitchen. This is a bright spacious room with fully fitted high spec modern kitchen, with inset ceiling lighting, a 5 ring gas hob, built in electric oven and microwave, dishwasher and American style fridge freezer. The kitchen door leads to the front of the property.
A door leads into the sun-room with fabulous arched double doors leading to the Andalusian patio with a second archway leading out to the side garden. From the sun room we can go two ways, to the piano room and family/guest shower room leading on to the inner hallway, or to a short corridor linking the storage/utility room with washing machine and door to the side garden, office/bedroom 6 and the second lounge. Set at the rear of the house, this is a large room currently used as a second lounge and TV room, (it can be linked into the separate apartment if required). A second door at the far side of the lounge opens into the internal hallway, to the stairwell and the guest bedroom. This is a large twin room (which can, if required, have an en-suite as the plumbing is in place but capped off).
The stairs lead up to the first floor landing areas, the first area at the top of the stairs on the left leads to a spacious double bedroom with en-suite shower room. The en-suite has a large glazed shower cubicle with rain head shower, basin set in floating vanity unit and WC. The second, larger landing area has doors leading to: a further double bedroom with en-suite shower room as before, and to the master suite, which comprises of a spacious bedroom with archway to a dressing room and then to a large bathroom with full size bath, large glazed shower cubicle with rain shower, basin set in floating vanity unit, WC and bidet.
To the rear of the property with its own private patio area is located a self-contained studio apartment. If required this can be incorporated into the main house. A paved patio area runs the full length at the rear of the house. The garden area is mainly to the front and side of the house, a large area of some 2000m2, which has been laid to ornamental gravel covering a high density weed suppressant membrane and planted with a variety of trees, ornamental and flowering shrubs and plants, with an irrigation system. A cactus garden, seating areas and dry creek river bed provide a lot of interest in the garden. An above ground 9 x 5 metre swimming pool has been installed to the side of the house. It has been fitted against a higher terrace and so from this area is in effect an in ground pool. The terrace is screened with wooden trellising and there is ample space for sunbathing overlooking the pool and gardens.
A separate area to the front of the house below the garden, of some 620m2 has been planted with young olive trees and to the rear of the house the two terraces within the fencing area (1600m2) are planted with a mixture of mature olive and almonds and a recently planted orchard of assorted citrus and fruit trees (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, nectarine, apricot and nispero). The water deposit tanks (25,000 litres) for the agricultural water are located on the top terrace. An action of water is included in the sale of the property allowing ample water for irrigating the garden, land and for the horses.
The area of land fenced for the horses comprises two areas linked by a gate, the bottom level (3260m2 approx) with both double vehicle gate access and the field shelter, tack and feed room ( in a converted container) and the top level (1300m2 approx) provides an area for riding. The rest of the land is unfenced and planted with a selection of mature olive and almond trees.
To one side of the house is a store room housing the 1000l oil tank and the combination boiler which run both the heating and the hot water. An additional metal shed is located next to the water deposit on a concrete base. The internet is installed at the house with access ports in most rooms, all windows have fly screens, the house has full guttering and an alarm is currently fitted.
This country house with rental/B&B potential is one of the finest cortijos in the area, renovated to an incredibly high standard, it offers the best of modern living with traditional style.
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* Transfer tax is based on the sale value or the cadastral value whichever is the highest.