A very unique property that offers a beautiful 7-bedroom home plus income opportunities in the 3-bedroom separate apartment. A large traditional Spanish Cortijo situated in a beautiful and very peaceful location in the village of Urcal in Almeria.
The current owners bought the property fully legal in 2016 and have done much to upgrade the property into a going concern. They currently run two businesses; an Airbnb self-catering apartment that sleeps 6 and is very popular with Spanish guests in the summer, plus a Scooter Tours and Rental business. Both are fully licensed and IVA/VAT registered. In addition, one of the owners also runs her online teaching business from an office in the main house.
The price includes the Airbnb business and everything needed to just pick up and continue running with it. When not being rented out, this is a perfect private space for friends and family.
The Scooter business would need to be negotiated but the owners are happy to take this business with them.
In 2021 the owners invested time and money bringing the property and apartment up to a lovely modern standard so post-Covid, the businesses could begin to thrive again.
The house is semi-detached but once you are through the main gate you just wouldn?t know due to the position of the house. The property is completely private and sits up high on the rambla with amazing views down to the coast. The neighbours are great and are a mixture of Spanish and English. The house sits in a small hamlet of 4 other houses, only 3 which are lived in all year round.
The A7 motorway is only 5 minutes drive with Almeria and Murcia (Corvera) airports an hour away and Alicante 1 hour 45 minutes away.
The main town of Hurecal-Overa is only 12 minutes drive and the beaches just 35 minute drive. The village of Urcal has two great bars/restaurant that are within walking distance to the house. You can integrate with the Spanish community easily here. There are also free Spanish classes run by members of the community in the Spanish bar on Wednesdays. There are often community events held at the local bar/restaurant to raise money for charity and very often music nights. And just a short walk away!
The large main house was built around 1900 and was a working farm.
The house and land is classed as ?rustica? and therefore no further building work can be added to the property* but internal works would be permitted. The property is fully secured by a large attractive wall around the house and the land by a 6ft fence to ?house? the pet dogs.
On the land are there are many olive, pomegranate and almond trees that all bear fruit. From the fenced land you can just walk out onto the rambla and into the countryside for a walk or on your bike.
The roof of the house has recently undergone an insulation treatment making it secure and more ascetically pleasing.
The centre piece of the house is the impressive large lounge area with its stunning arches. A new pellet burner was installed in 2021. The floor is laid with modern grey wood affect tiles which has been carried through the whole of the ground floor. Two ceiling fans have recently been added making this a wonderfully cool room. Charming character is added by the original wooden beams and because the room is so large it can have dual purposes as lounge and dining room - perfect for entertaining.
Through the archway you will find the brand new kitchen with integrated appliances; fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Also a gas stove and electric oven and hidden extractor fan. (All IKEA with 10 year guarantee.) A beautiful butcher effect worktop has been installed and a breakfast bar with two stools that looks down out into the countryside. The entire kitchen has been re-tiled top to bottom.
There are seven bedrooms in total . Two bedrooms are downstairs, with one currently used as a storeroom. A further external door added giving access directly to the modern fly screen area. This now means the top part of the house could be completely separated as either another living accommodation or used for B&B, leaving downstairs for the owners. One of the bedrooms is used as an office/teaching room with excellent WIFI.
Off the lounge area is a downstairs shower room with toilet, bidet and sink. This has recently been retiled and a lovely large rainhead shower installed.
There are 5 bedrooms and 1 bathroom upstairs. One of the rooms is currently used as an office for online teaching.
The bathroom has also been recently modernised with rain head shower, toilet and sink. There is a storage cupboard outside the bathroom that houses the water heater.
In the main bedroom is a neater heater for the colder months in January and February. The new double glazed windows with fly screens enable a lovely through breeze in the hotter months.
From the main lounge is the main front door that leads to a newly retiled and re-clad low maintenance garden with two orange trees that bear lovely fruit and other shrubs. This area is completely private from guests by new walls and gates. There are two exits either to the front of the house, apartment and workshop or to the car port.
On this lower level is the modernised apartment.
You enter into the open plan living/dining area and new kitchen.
There are 3 bedrooms that can sleep up to 6 people, so perfect for guests or for family.
The bathroom has been modernised into a lovely shower room with sink and toilet. A new gas boiler and all the plumbing was upgraded in 2021.
The kitchen has a large fridge freezer, washing machine, gas oven and stove. There is excellent separate WIFI for the large 50 inch TV.
To the front of the apartment has been tiled to make a lovely eating area. The in-wall lighting make it beautiful for al fresco dining on warm evenings.
The apartment has its own metered electric supply if long term rentals were considered.
The apartment and house have been separated by new walls and gates so guests have complete privacy and access to the pool area and the home-owners also have their own privacy.
Everything that is needed to continue the rental business is included in the price as well as all the outside furniture and 2 sheds.
Underneath the house, below the kitchen, is a large workshop with electric that currently houses 7 scooters plus tools. (scooters not included)
Leading out from the new kitchen door, the area has also undergone transformation in 2021. There are newly laid tiles on the terrace and all around the pool has been laid to astroturf. From the kitchen terrace you can access the fly screen area of the pool. Through the gate is the small (3m x 5m) plunge pool but it is just perfect for cooling off in the hot months of July and August. Guests love this area, especially families who enjoy the shade of the palm trees and sitting on the new ?grass? playing with the children. The area is totally private and looks out onto panoramic views. (If you wanted to increase the pool it would cost around ?15,000 subject to planning permission).
The main house and apartments are totally secured by a new large wall and electric gate (installed by owners December 2016).
Beyond the main house is further land, which 1,500m has been fenced in May 2019 and is very much enjoyed by the dogs. A large gate for a tractor and small gate have also been installed making for easy access out to the rambla for walking or cycling.
In the village there is a doctors, pharmacy and primary school.
The local town of Huercal-Overa is just a 12 minute drive where you will find the thriving Monday and Thursday morning markets full of fresh local produce, the regional hospital of La Inmacualda, plus many banks, supermarkets, DIY, vets etc.
Water is currently around ?50 every 2 months. (There is a large large water reserve of 27,000m that is there as a back up if the mains water is off)
IBI is approximately ?150 per year
Basura (waste) ?40
Internet ?37 per month
Electric: currently ?100 per month.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone to take over both businesses or create their own new venture in this unique 9 bedroom property.