Cortijo for Sale in Oria, Almería
Cortijo Carmen - A country house in the Oria area. (Renovated)
Fabulous detached 5 bedroom country property with a private pool and 1 bedroom guest apartment situated in the beautiful rural area of Arroyo Medina, only 15 minutes drive from the traditional town of Oria. With a total build size of 359m2, this two storey property for sale in Almeria Province is set in a plot of around 17.000m2 with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
Gates open onto a driveway which leads downs to a parking area with ample space for several vehicles. A gate with tiled steps leads down to a second gate which gives access to a lovely private pool area where the 10x5m pool is set in a walled patio with a covered seating area to one end. The pool area enjoys fantastic valley views to the mountains beyond, surrounded by almond covered hillsides.
From the pool gate, further steps and a tiled pathway lead down to a walled terrace with a pergola to the front of the house. From a covered porch with traditional rejas, a wooden front door opens into an entrance hall. To the left of the hall is a double bedroom with ensuite shower room comprising large walk-in shower cubicle, WC and pedestal basin. Straight ahead of the front door, a doorway leads into a dining / sitting room with feature high beamed ceiling.
To the right of the entrance hall is an archway leading into the kitchen which is fitted with bespoke hand built units, a gas range, butler sink, and fridge freezer. Off the kitchen is a good sized pantry, and to the other side of the kitchen, a door opens into a cosy lounge with feature fireplace housing a wood burner. The lounge has a door to the exterior and an archway with steps leading through to a hallway with stairs to the first floor. The hallway offers ample space for a study area.
At the top of the stairs, a hallway gives access to 3 spacious double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, and a family bathroom comprising large bath tub with wooden surround, WC and pedestal basin. One of the bedrooms benefits from bespoke fitted wardrobes and a stable door which leads out to a sunny terrace. This room could easily be split to incorporate an ensuite bathroom. The first floor benefits from newly installed air conditioning.
The guest apartment is situated on the first floor and has independent access through a gate from the parking area. The gate opens onto a tiled terrace, and the front door opens into a living room with kitchenette. The adjoining double bedroom has an ensuite shower room.
To the right of the house is an 18.25m2 garage / storeroom, and an open fronted indoor / outdoor room situated underneath the first floor terrace. This room gives access to three further rooms situated underneath the guest apartment. Power is connected and one of the rooms incorporates the original bread oven. The rooms would be ideal as workshop / hobby rooms as well as for storage. To the left of the house is a useful utility room.
This versatile property would make a perfect home for a large family, or is ideal for a guest house / B&B. The garden area surrounding the house is complete walled and gated so is pet friendly. The remainder of the land is a blank canvas for landscaping or terracing to plant trees, etc.
The town of Oria offers all amenities including bars, restaurants, supermarkets, bakery, butchers, banks, medical centre, and pharmacy. There is also an outdoor municipal swimming pool which is open during the summer months, and a small market every Sunday morning.
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* Transfer tax is based on the sale value or the cadastral value whichever is the highest.