Cortijo with Olivemill of Roman origins, Ronda
A well preserved authentic cortijo with olive mill near Ronda, Andalusia. The cortijo, dating from mid 19th Century, has many authentic details. It has an old bread oven with underfloor earthenware jar for the ‘masa madre’ (sourdough), some mosaic floors and almost all the equipment form the antique Olive Mill has been preserved. This Cortijo is a historical jewel, rarely to be found in such a good condition.
The property consists of 2 parts. The first part, consists of a 2 bedroom staff house, a stable and barns. In the second part you will find the maginificent old cortijo. Through a wide corridor you enter the beautiful authentic pebbled courtyard. The 4 wings each have their own usage. In one wing the olive mill and oil storage was located. The old mill stones and the earthenware jars are still present. In another wing you will find the bread-oven, a chicken shed, the slaughter and curing room and several storage rooms. The main residence is distributed over the 2 remaining wings, over 2 floors. There is a kitchen/dining room on the ground floor with a massive traditional fireplace. On the first floor 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, a lounge with stunning views over the estate. There is a private chapel as well. The property is recognised by the Junta de Andalucia for its historical value and is described in the catalogue of old farmhouses.
The finca consists of beautiful gentle sloping land, mainly seeded with wheat. Some parts have the old terracing, dating back to the Moorish time and here you will still find almond trees. At the bottom runs a small stream.
This Cortijo is a dream project to built a rural hotel or a large private estate. The land might be suitable to grow vines. It would be the ideal setting for a grand wine estate. The lovely town Ronda, with all important facilities is at a 20 minute drive. Ronda organizes many cultural events. The area is famous for hiking and biking. Connected to mains water and electricity, plus water well. Central (gas) heating in the main house with radiators.
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