Cortijo for Sale in Albox, Almería
Cortijo Marques - A country house in the Albox area. (Renovated) Fully renovated 7 bedroom cortijo for sale in Almeria Province, situated just outside the thriving market town of Albox. This 2 storey terraced property has a build size of around 200m2, and is set in a plot of around 4000m2, with an additional separate plot of 30.000m2 included in the price. The front door opens into a traditional style entrance hall with a double bedroom to each side. An archway leads into a large lounge / dining room with open fireplace and a door leading out to a large walled patio with water connected. There is also a double bedroom leading off the lounge, which could make an ideal office / study. There is a small fitted kitchen with electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge freezer and a door to a storage cupboard situated under the stairs. Also on the ground floor is a large shower room with wetroom style shower, WC, bidet and pedestal basin. A marble staircase leads up to the first floor, with a feature round window on a landing half way up. The first floor comprises a large open landing area / second lounge, 4 bedrooms - one with access to a small terrace, and a family shower room with corner shower tray, WC, bidet and pedestal basin. The property could easily be divided to create two smaller homes if preferred. Outside, there is a patio area and the adjoining land is set over various terraces to the front of the property, planted with old olive trees. The additional land is situated a short drive away. Mains electricity and water are connected, and telephone / internet are available for connection.
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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