Authentic Cortijo near Ronda, Andalusia, with antique elements of an old mill. From the finca of nearly 30 hectares, there are panoramical views to the mountains of the Grazalema. This speactacular building dates back to 1725, and possibly has foundations of the Roman period. There are remains of the old mill , yet that part of the farmhouse is in bad state. The farm has been partially reformed, maintaining the old structure of the house.
There are two entrance drives, directly from the main road, very easy access. Ample parking. Acces through antique doors in the arch onto the beautifully pebbled courtyard. From here you can access different accomodations. The main house on the left, next to it also the former chapel and a 1 bed apartment. A guard or staff house is on the right and straight through the newly reformed stables , now a 3 bed house. The part where the mill was located and the old cattle barn have not been restored yet. This property oozes charm! It still has many antique details as the old millstones, authentic woodwork, 1 meter thick walls, the bell tower, the original fountain and original beamed ceilings and floors. The fountain is on the second courtyard, on the back of the house. This is where you will also find the pool.
The main house has been in use for holiday lets. It has been restored in a traditional farmstyle. All plumbing and electricity has been renewed and bathrooms on the hallway have been added. In the current setting it has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, steps up lead to a large kitchen and steps down to a large sitting room. The hallway leads to the back courtyard with fountain and pool. They used to organize events here so there are extra toilets. Floors and ceilings are here and there reinforced with steel beams, many of the floors have bent with the beams over the years. Next to the main house is a 1 bed apartment that still needs to be reformed. The 2 bed, 1 bath guard house is in a good state.
Furthermore the old stables have been transformed into a lovely barn house, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lovely kitchen, and a large living room. This house has its own entrance on the back and its own pool/alberca. The old cattle shed and mill are inbetween the main house and the barn house and are not refurbished yet. They are blocked off at present. Behind the cortijo is a new built barn for tractors and equipment to work the finca.
The property has central heating on diesel, mains electricity and own water supply through a well. The 30 hectares of land is dryland an seeded with wheat or alfalfa. There is an area with fruit trees and an old small olive grove. The land could be planted with olive trees and is suitable to grow vines as well.
This historical property needs a new owner, interested in the history of this property, who can restore the grandeur of this fabulous Cortijo. Due to its size we can think of many uses. It could be a large private home with farm, a boutique hotel, a holiday resort, a Bodega. You can let you fantasy go wild here. It does need work to bring it up to a good standard though.
This unique country property is located at less than 10 minutes from the centre of Ronda, 50 minutes to Marbella, and 1 hour, 15 minutes to Malaga airport.