This Andalusian Cortijo in Seville is set in the heart of the Sierra Norte, 45 Minutes from Seville and only 5 minutes to the village of El Real de la Jara. The Cortijo is set on 250 hectares of forest land. The forest not only creates a stunning natural setting yet you also feel the history going back to the Roman and Moorish times. That is exactly what the current owner of this Cortijo has preserved. Never before have we seen a restoration project done with so much care and love. The Cortijo was completely renovated in 1978 respecting all antique details of the old existing property and using reclaimed building materials of old Haciendas and monasteries. The staircase is coming from a monastery and is at least 300 years old.
The 250 Ha land has gently rolling hills mainly Stone Oak and cork trees, providing an ideal environment for pigs, cows and wildlife such as deer. An ideal setting to enjoy holidays with family or friends. The estate borders a small river and has ancient wells. There is a possibility to renew a license for small game hunting like partridge, doves, rabbits, etc.
This property can be divided into the main house plus the library 842m2, garage 72m2, staff house 39m2, playroom 15m2, bodega 34m2 and a total of 460m2 of warehouses. The main house is distributed over 2 floors and offers 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The original construction dates back to the 19th Century and has been renovated several times. The foundations might even be built in the Moorish times. The house is surrounded by a large garden that features a swimming pool and a paddle court. There is also an additional detached building where the caretaker lives. Next to the main house, the property has an impressive library and several outbuildings that have been preserved. Some of them are in use as storage rooms, others as a playroom and some are not in use at all currently as the family doesn’t need these extra rooms. The farm part of the Cortijo, the stables for the cattle, are still there yet are in a poorer state of maintenance. The old walls boundering off the corals for the cattle and the old well have been preserved. This property offers complete privacy since it cannot be seen from outside the estate. Along the property passes the Camino de Santiago, the famous route, "Ruta de Plata".
Located at 5 minutes from the village, 50 minutes from the city of Seville. Connected to electricity and has its own water supply.