Situated just a 15 minute walk or short drive away from the historical market town of Tabernas this one off Moorish style Cortijo has been tastefully and considerately reformed by its current owner.
A short track from the main road leads you to the property. This private drive passes a fabulous, original water deposit and guides you up to the house.
Leading on you arrive at the main driveway where you will find parking for several vehicles around a wonderfully mature Olive tree where there is also a private garage and workshop.
Located off the drive is a large Pergola with seating area, ideal for chilling out during the long hot summer days where you have stunning vistas of the surrounding countryside.
A path from here guides you to this fine looking property, at the entrance you will find a lovely covered patio, another wonderful chill out area with Andalucian seating.
A traditional heavy wooden door opens into the delightful, open plan living area, this fabulous space features exposed wooden beams, a superb terracotta floor tiles, an open fireplace with copper hood and a bespoke hand crafted kitchen. This is a great space for all year round living.
A flight of handmade spiral stairs lead down to ground floor where you will find a large hallway that doubles as office space and includes the original bread oven, the stunning floor tiles continue throughout.
Located from here you will find the master bedroom boasting some lovely features including exposed beams, original stone walls as well as a spacious and tastefully finished en-suite bathroom.
Situated off the hallway you will also find the guest bedroom and family bathroom.
A door from the hallway provides access to a charming lower patio and gardens.
Back on the first floor a wooden door from the kitchen leads out to a rear patio, this is a great area to dine, barbeque and entertain.
Steps lead down from here to another spacious patio where you will find a shaded area providing access to the wonderful Cave house. T his unusually bright, Moorish inspired cave includes entrance room with day bed leading to two living areas, the room to the rear features an effective light tunnel providing a huge amount of natural light.
Situated off this room you will find the sizable and charming bedroom, the cave also includes a full bathroom.
The owner has successfully rented the Cave house in recent years with fabulous feedback from the guests.
Steps lead down from this patio to the lovely pool and terrace, the large and natural looking pool has been finished in stunning handmade locally sourced tiles which fit in to the natural surroundings perfectly.
There is a vast amount of terrace space around the pool to relax as well as a particularly spacious shaded area.
Below the pool is a flat terrace which accommodates the sizable Pavilion Tent.
Behind the Cortijo you will find another patio with small cave that houses the batteries for the Solar Electricity system, this is highly efficient and works well however it also comes with a back-up generator.
There is also a fabulous, original bread oven located off this patio.
The all important horse facilities are situated below the property.
There is a 10m round pen, ringed on one side by amphitheatre seatinf for approx. 50 people and an observation tent pavillion of 6 x 4metres sits next to it.
The stables are designed to deal with the heat in the summer and are built from block and wood with breeze spaces and shuttered windows. There a 4 stables with concrete floors and water dispensers and each stable can comfortably accommodate 2 horses. There is a quaratine stable and paddock large enough for mother and foal.
Hacking out in this area is fantastic with immediate access to many kilometres of public trails through desert and over mountains.
Currently one of the stables is being used as the tack and feed room...
The Cortijo comes with its own water supply as well as mains water, the private supply is via an 80m deep well which provides an abundance of water which is stored in a, 14,000litre water deposit.
The property has many different business opportunities and lots of potential.
Major road links are just 5 minutes away, Almeria city and airport are just 25 minutes away and the wonderful Cabo de Gata coastal resorts are approximately 40 minutes away.
Tabernas has all the amenities you require for day to day living as well as many great tapas bars and a weekly market.
The town is renowned for its tourist attractions which include Mini Hollywood.
The area as well as the property have been used for many film and television productions.
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