This charming, fully renovated, historical inn in Los Castaños is on the road to Sorbas, just 25 minutes from Mojacar Beach. This spacious property enjoys beautiful views, orchards and a large private swimming pool. This inn is one of the few ‘listed’ buildings in the area. The current owners have spared no effort to fully renovate this former inn or “Venta”.
The property consists of a main house of approximately 400m2 including a guest apartment. This property was recently expanded with the adjacent corner house of another 240 square meters. This property is currently being renovated and will of course be delivered completely finished.
This is an ideal property for a luxury B&B, right on the important connecting road between the coast and the stone desert of Almeria.
The main house
This exceptional property is on the edge of the road with excellent motorway links and plenty of parking. A classic front garden trimmed with iron balustrades and gate brings you to an antique, double wooden door from where you directly walk into the spacious and sunny 70m2 living room. This room has a vaulted beamed ceiling, beautiful natural stone floors and large patio doors. These doors frame the beautiful view of the huge terrace with fountain, the gardens, orchards and the surrounding mountains. There is a large wood burning stove for the seating area, a large dining table and a bar.
On the left of the lounge you have a multimedia room, a perfect room for chess games and poker evenings with friends that continues to a bathroom with walk-in shower, a dressing room and a library with desk. From the library you have access to the terrace. Two junior suites can easily be accommodated in this wing.
To the right of the living room is a spacious and fully equipped kitchen with utility room. At the back of the kitchen is a storage room from which you have access to the corner house that was connected to the former inn.
From the living room you have access to a second office. A skylight was installed here, allowing daylight to flow into this space. There is also a modern bathroom with a shower, a storage room and fitted wardrobes.
A staircase leads to the main bedroom. This covers the entire first floor and consists of a spacious bedroom with large patio doors to the private terrace. From this terrace you have a view of the beautiful mountain setting and also the swimming pool, the terraces and the gardens. The bedroom has a spacious bathroom, a dressing room and a library with reading space. This bedroom suite also has a direct private entrance.
There is a second, spacious and fully equipped kitchen next to the immense front terrace with fountain. This kitchen is used when the mild climate of Almeria invites you to live outside. To fully enjoy the open air life, there are various terraces, gardens, orchards, fountains and barbecue terraces.
Around the corner from the terrace for the summer kitchen is a private terrace with access to a guest apartment. This apartment has a living room with open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area, a separate reading room with sofa bed, a spacious bathroom with washing machine and a double bedroom. This apartment has been successfully rented out for several years during the holiday periods.
The corner house
This property of 240 m2 is connected to the main house. There is access from both the winter kitchen and from the summer kitchen. Of course this house also has its own entrance on the street side. It is a typical Andalusian home that is being completely renovated. Some rooms are already completely finished and the other rooms will be delivered by the summer. The renovation is completely in line with the former inn.
On the ground floor you will find a spacious entrance hall, a double bedroom with bathroom, a kitchen, dining room and lounge around an indoor patio. The stairs to the first floor lead to a spacious landing with a double bedroom with bathroom on both sides. This property has many fine details that the renovation is now doing justice to
everything around the house was also restored. New terraces were created, beautiful gardens were laid. There is a fruit orchard with orange, lemon, peach, cherry, fig, pomegranate and kumquat trees. In addition, an old olive grove where new trees have been planted. The entire property is fenced and has a separate entrance for the gardeners. The owners also have their own olive oil production, which, last year gave 115l of olive oil.
The pool terrace has covered areas and a beautiful view over the orchard to the mountains. In the garden there are intimate corners, where you can lose yourself in a good book.
This property has irrigation water as well as drinking city water
The property is connected to the electricity network.
Condition and finish
This comfortable property is in excellent condition and ready to move into. The house has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard and the spaces were defined according to the specifications of the current owners.
There are radiators that function with motion detectors in the entire home. There are new windows with double glazing and shutters, antique wooden doors, top quality kitchens, two wifi systems, air conditioning and water purification installations through osmosis treatment.
Use and possible use
This historic inn is ideal for running an easily accessible B&B almost without extra investment. There are various walking routes in the area that will take you to very surprising and diverse landscapes.
Access to the property is from the public road. Sorbas is a large municipality that consists of a large number of hamlets. In the center of Sorbas you will find typical houses that almost hang over the cliffs. Near the center of Sorbas are the caves that attract a large number of visitors every year. In the immediate vicinity of the inn are three small hamlets, with local bars and restaurants such as in Cariatiz, where an art exhibition and an organic products market are also organized every month. There is also a kindergarten and primary school in Cariatiz. There is a bus service to high school a little further.
This inn is 5 minutes from Cariatiz, 10 minutes from Sorbas and its caves, 20 minutes from the stone desert of Tabernas and its surrounding olive groves and 20 minutes from one of the most charming villages in Spain: Lucainena de las Torres. One of the most beautiful villages in Spain is 25 minutes from the house: the white old village of Mojacar on the hill overlooking its 20 km long coastline.
Sorbas has more than 300 days of sunshine a year. The average daily temperature in the winter is around 12-16 degrees and in the summer 28-35 degrees.
The nearest airport is Almeria, around 35 minutes away, while Murcia International Airport (160 km) is just over an hour and a half away and Alicante Airport (220 km) is over a two-hour drive away. Malaga airport is two and a half hours away.