Large country estate for sale near Granada, Andalusia. A truly special country property with agricultural and hunting rights, on an estate of 563 ha near the city of Granada in Andalusia, Spain. Seldom do we come across these large estates so close to the city. The property is located in a lush, green valley where the Río Béas meets with the Río Darro. The old water rights are still reflected in the deed and are shared with the Alhambra, who owns the rights further upstream.
The property is accessed through a 4 km. dirt track, coming from the top of the mountain, meandering down towards the valley, crossing a magical riverside forest and eventually leading to the house. The main house has been built in the traditional style, with thick walls. The main door gives access to an entrance hall with a guest cloakroom. The hall leads to a spacious open plan living and dining area that opens up to a lovely covered terrace. Separate from this you will find the kitchen with a utility room and an extra cold storage room. On the first floor, you will find three spacious bedrooms sharing a double bathroom, a master suite with a dressing area and bathroom en suite and a separate guest suite with a private salon, bedroom and en-suite bathroom. The house counts with gas fired central heating. Away from the main house, there is a 2 bedroom apartment for the caretaker. The house is surrounded by a beautiful lawned garden with palm trees and a vast amount of flowers. There is also a large pool (14×7 m. A special feature is the 200 m2 Bodega. The caves keep a constant temperature which is perfect to conserve the red and white wine produced on the finca. Furthermore, the property counts with 2 large warehouses to store the machinery and a restored ruin(app. 180 m2) which has to be finished on the inside.
The large finca has several agricultural uses. At present (2021), it has in exploitation:
45 hectares of an olive grove on dry land, Arbequina variety and ecological registry.
13 hectares of black poplar trees on irrigated land.
25 hectares of walnut trees on irrigated land.
The remaining hectares is Mediterranean forest land with holm oaks, oaks and pine trees.
2 ha. vineyard including red Carnet Sauvignon and white Vermentino. Hunting rights for large and small game shooting.
The property is also inscribed in the Andalusian Tourism Registry for self-catered holidays.
It also consists of many rural tracks to explore the countryside on foot, bike or horseback. On these tours, you will be taken back to history. On the estate, you will still find many remains from earlier times. The large ‘caleras’ cal pits are a good example. There must have been a busy track of donkeys going up and down to Granada to transport all that cal!
The property is connected to the mains electricity and has a satellite telephone. It has its own water supply. Domestic water comes from a borehole and the tree plantation is irrigated through a network of many ‘sequías’, water channels, coming from the river Darro.
The property is very conveniently located at a 25-minute drive from the city of Granada, 30 minutes from the Granada airport and an hour and 40 minutes from the international airport of Málaga. The ski station in the Sierra Nevada is at an hours drive and the Costa Tropical at an hour and 10 minutes, with a port for recreational yachts in Motril. The closest villages as Huétor-Santillan and Beas de Granada are at a 10-minute drive. Here you will find supermarkets, a doctors service and several bars and restaurants to cater for your daily necessities.