Cortijo for Sale in Albox, Almería
Cortijo el Cerro - A country house in the Albox area. (Renovated) Large country property comprising a two storey 6 bedroom house with swimming pool, a two storey 3 bedroom house with garage, a single storey 2 bedroom house with garage, and a large car port, all set in land of 65.199m2 in a quiet rural area with amazing views. This versatile property for sale in Almeria Province is situated 1km from the quaint village of Las Pocicas which offers a bakery, grocery shop, and a popular bar / restaurant. The large market town of Albox is only a 10 minute drive and offers all amenities including a wide range of shops, supermarkets, banks, cafes, tapas bars, restaurants, schools, sports facilities, a 24 hour medical centre and two weekly street markets. Main House - 297m2: From a large concrete parking area, the front door opens into an Andalucian style kitchen with a gas hob, electric oven, and ample space for a breakfast table & chairs. There is also a useful adjoining pantry. A door leads from the kitchen into a spacious dining room with an under-stairs storage cupboard. To one side of the dining room an arch leads into a small hallway which gives access to a large double bedroom and a family shower room. To the other side of the dining room are three archways, two of which lead through to a sitting room with double wooden doors leading out to the rear garden & pool area. To one end of the sitting room is a double bedroom, currently set up as a twin room. The third arch leads into a cosy lounge with a fireplace housing an inset wood burner. Also off the dining room is the third ground floor bedroom which benefits from fitted wardrobes. From the kitchen, a door opens onto the stairs which leads up to a large room on the first floor. The room gives access to a double bedroom and a family shower room. An archway leads through to another large room which has a double bedroom to each end, one with fitted wardrobes. The first floor could easily be converted to a self contained 3 bedroom apartment - the large room at the top of the stairs already has plumbing in place for conversion to a kitchen. Outside, to the rear of the main house is a large paved patio and, from here, a gate leads into the fenced pool area. The swimming pool has a separate shallow children's splash pool to one end, and is surrounded by a tiled patio offering ample space for sunbathing. To one side of the pool area is a brick built casita which houses a shower room, pump room and open fronted storage area. In addition there is a small cave room with a covered porch housing a built-in barbecue. House 2 - 199m2: This two storey house is built into a slope so appears to be single storey from the front and two storey from the rear. From a covered porch, the front door opens into a hallway on the first floor. To the right is a spacious living room with stairs leading down to a large Andalucian style kitchen with open fireplace on the ground floor. To the left of the entrance hallway on the first floor are 3 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a family shower room comprising tiled shower cubicle, WC, bidet and a basin set in a vanity unit. Also on the ground floor is a utility / storage area, and a 70.000 litre water tank with pump. To one end of the house is a large garage with sufficient space for 4 cars. Please note that House 2 can be sold separately with land of 12.244m2 at a price of 195.000 Euros. House 3 - 132m2: This single storey house is currently rented out. It comprises an Andalucian style kitchen, living room, 2 double bedrooms, a family bathroom, and a garage / storeroom. House 3 can also be sold separately, with land of 46.560m2 at a price of 170.000 Euros. Mains electricity is connected, and telephone / internet are available for connection. Along with the 70.000 litre water tank in House 2, there are two further water deposits, one of 60.000 litres and the other of 180.000 litres. Around 60% of the land is planted with olive & almond trees, and the remainder is hillside land.
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
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