Historical Hacienda for sale near Granada, Andalusia, Southern Spain. This beautiful "Palacete", also known as a small palace, is located in the hills (440 metres above sea level) near the Rio Verde River valley, and between Granada and the Tropical Coast. This historical property is located 30 minutes from the beach of Almuñecar. The history of the mansion dates back to the Moorish times, with a title deed of 1492. It is listed in the historical archives as one of Spain’s protected historical homes. Once occupied by many Noble families, the previous owner was a Marquesa until the ’70s! Ready to become the next Columbus of Andalusia?
This mansion was restored over the years, updating to modern standards. It comprises a main house with 11 bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, a cottage, a large barn, a chapel, and a gatehouse. Currently in use as a boutique retreat, also hosts yoga retreats, cooking holidays, film shoots, boot camps, weddings and more!
The main house offers most of the accommodation. The large entrance hall welcomes you in, through to a magnificent columned and vaulted drawing room with an original stone fireplace. A formal dining room with a wood-panelled ceiling, a spacious country kitchen, a library, a sitting/living room, and various storage rooms. In the tower overlooking the estate, a great space is currently in use as the office.
Continuing with accommodation, there is a cottage for guests or staff. It has a sitting room, kitchen, and 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Additionally, there is a Gatehouse that has been recently reformed in 2019. Presumed to be 200 years old, once was the home of the estate manager. Built over two floors, the ground floor comprises a large kitchen/dining area, study, hall, salon and cloakroom. Private patio off the kitchen, leading to a bedroom and bathroom. On the first floor, there are 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. In the renovation, the current owners installed solar panels for hot water and 2 wood-burning stoves.
Furthermore, a large barn at present is used as an external laundry and wood store having an additional high-level storage area. A fully refurbished and rewired Old Mill provides open space for a variety of uses. With 13×7 metres, it makes an ideal area for storage of a unique collection of classic cars! Ornamental gardens surround the grounds, also home to a stunning private chapel with a separate Sacristy and external wine store/bodega. Finally, three work sheds (ex-stables) were fully restored.
The exteriors are just as magical as the interiors! Manicured areas with many fountains and terraces, lawned areas, various relaxing spots such as a summer BBQ bar area, a children’s summer house, a heated swimming pool, a tennis court, a helipad, and viewpoint areas… a dream! The orchard has chirimoya, avocado, níspero, grapevines with sweet edible gapes, banana trees, persimmon, orange, lemons, lime and pear. Imagine!
There is a courtyard which is shared with some neighbours of the village.
The property is connected to mains water, with a separate water system from the community with an allowance of 90.000L/day. This is registered in the Title Deed for the main house, gardens and outbuildings. Also connected to 3-phase mains electricity. Internet is provided by a telephone system with ADSL and WiFi connections (5 routers). Triple chamber private septic tank for the main buildings. The solar-heated water system for the main house and gatehouse. The swimming pool is spring-fed, electric heated, with a full circulation system, filtration plant and chlorination unit.
This unique and historical hacienda forms part of a small hamlet just 5 minutes from the main village of Otivar, 30 minutes to La Herradura and Almuñecar, offering great beaches, restaurants and water sports. On the other hand, you are 50 minutes from the romantic city of Granada, to stroll through history and the Alhambra, 90 minutes from Sierra Nevada, 1 hour and 40 minutes from Málaga International Airport.