Cortijo La Castañuela is a charming country house with small B&B in Mojacar. This unique property is situated in the green valley next to the village of Mojacar and the beach of Mojacar. La Castañuela is an immaculately built house with beautiful details. It is a successful combination of a traditional Spanish cortijo with all modern comfort.
The property has a total built area of 443.27 m² on a plot of 3,053 m². The main house has an area of 204 m2 on one floor with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Apart from the main house therevare two guest rooms with bathroom and private terrace with individual entrance, as well as two guest rooms in the pool house.
From the house you can enjoy a beautiful open view on the valley of Mojacar and on Sierra Cabrera and the surrounding villages. This property is just minutes away from the old center of Mojacar and the beach.
The main house
This 204 m2 house has a central courtyard and no less than 147 m2 of covered terraces. There is ample parking space for a minimum of six cars. From the parking you come through a double solid wooden gate to the courtyard of the house. From this courtyard you have access to two of the four guest rooms, the central breakfast room and the main house.
You enter the main house through a solid wooden door and you walk into a spacious and bright hall. In this hall you immediately notice the exceptionally high, vaulted ceilings. These are characteristic of the entire home. To the right of the hall are the living spaces. There is a living room of 60 m2 with a fireplace, sitting area, dining area and a desk. Through large patio doors you come to a large covered private terrace, over the whole southern facade of the house. There is a spacious and fully equipped kitchen with breakfast table.
On the other side of the hall is a double bedroom with access to the courtyard, a family bathroom, a small bedroom that is now used as an office and there is the master bedroom. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and private bathroom. From this bedroom you have access to the south terrace with a view of Sierra Cabrera.
Next to the kitchen is a spacious, west-facing covered terrace. This terrace is closed with glass curtains in winter. This terrace is the breakfast room for B&B guests and has a guest toilet. The house also includes a utility room / laundry room and a storage room.
Guest rooms on the courtyard
The courtyard gives access to two guest rooms. These are two, almost identical, double bedrooms with their own bathroom with shower, TV, air conditioning and private terrace. A footpath leads from the terrace to the pool situated on a lower level
The pool house
A 83 m2 house belongs to the swimming pool. Here is a third, double guest room with kitchenette, bathroom and sitting area. In addition to this space, there is now a bathroom for the pool guests as well as a dining room with kitchen. These two spaces can be converted into a fourth guest room.
This property has various sun terraces and covered terraces. In the garden there are also quiet places where you can enjoy reading a book. The pool is on a lower part of the grounds and is intimate. The swimming pool is approximately 4 by 8 meters with terraces and garden around it.
Water and electricity
The property is connected to the city water and to the electricity network. The waste water from the house is regenerated and used for the irrigation of the garden and the trees.
Condition and finish
This property is in very good condition and ready to move into. The house is built according to the specifications of the current owner with all the comfort to live there permanently. There is good working internet. All doors are made of solid wood. There are handmade terracotta floors in the villa and on the terraces. Top quality building materials were used throughout the construction.
Use and possible use
This country house is ideal for those looking for a permanent home or for those who are considering spending long periods in the mild climate of Almeria. This can be either a great family home or a home with B & B, which is its current situation. The estate is surrounded by hiking trails from where you can explore the surrounding hills or head to the beach.
Access to the property is from a quiet public road. The location is very private and is situated in a sought after, rural environment.
The beautiful, old white village of Mojacar is a five minute drive away. Here you will find the weekly market on Wednesdays, bars, restaurants, primary school and the municipal indoor swimming pool. The beaches of Mojacar are 10 minutes away. In Mojacar Playa you will find all the amenities, a wide variety of both traditional Spanish and international restaurants, a high school, banks and private and public doctor’s practices.
The town of Turre is also but five minutes away. There is also a weekly market, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and schools. The traditional fishing village of Garrucha is 12 minutes away.
Mojacar has over 310 days of sunshine a year and has over 20km of beaches consisting of both rocky coves and sandy beaches. Temperatures during the day in winter tend to be around 16-22 degrees and in summer 28-32 degrees.
The closest airport is Almeria about 45 minutes away, while the international airport of Murcia (140 km) is at one and a half hour and Alicante airport (200 km) is a two hour drive away. The airport of Malaga is two and a half hours away.