This country house in Mojacar has magnificent views of the lovely white village of Mojacar, the mediterranean Sea, Sierra Cabrera and its green valleys. The estate leans against the beautiful green mountains of the Sierra Cabrera natural reserve.
It covers over 4Ha of mostly mountainous land with orchards on terraced areas, its own water spring with crystal clear water of Sierra Cabrera, a private pool with jacuzzi, both covered in winter and the surprising fauna and flora of the natural reserve.
Originally an old cortijo, this country house was completely rebuilt to a high standard. It is an impeccably built home with exquisite details.
The property has a constructed size of 461 sq.m. with a terrain of 43.489 sq.m. The country house consists of 3 spacious bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It is very private, yet minutes away from the old town of Mojacar and less than 10 minutes from the beach.
The Country House
This country house of 461 sq.m has two floors and two intermediary floors. There are balconies and terraces around the house, as well as a rooftop terrace. There is a large heated swimming pool and a jacuzzi a few steps down from the house.
You approach the property from a private driveway that runs along the olive grove to the parking area and double garage. From here you can already take in the stunning views of the mountains and the sea.
At the entrance of this stately home, you pass a fishpond under the porch before reaching the double, solid wooden doors. They bring you into the entrance hall from where glass doors open into the vast and bright living area. The first part of the living space has a double height ceiling with gallery on the first floor. This living area has high ceilings and large french doors all around that frame the amazing views. There is an ample dining area, large lounge with feature fireplace and an office. All french windows open onto the terrace that runs along two sides of the living room and kitchen. The large fitted kitchen is next to the dining area.It has a breakfast table and access to both the sun terrace and the porch, at the entrance of the property.
From the living space, you come into a short corridor, where you have a guest cloakroom and the staircase to the intermediary and first floor, as well as some steps down to the entertainment room on the garage level.
On the intermediary floor you have three suites. There are two double bedrooms, each with spacious bathroom and enough floor space for a kingsize bed and seating area. These rooms have Juliet balconies overlooking either the mediterranean or the mountains. The enormous master suite has a large bathroom and gorgeous walk in closet. This room has beautiful sea views.
Continuing to the first floor, you arrive on the gallery above the living room. The gallery continues to a hobby room before it reaches the solarium. From here you have 360º views of the mountains, countryside and the Mediterranean. There is a pre-installation for solar panels to provide hot water.
On the garage level is a semi basement. Here is a large entertainment room with huge fireplace, a sitting area and a bathroom. There are windows that provide natural light and ventilation.
On the same floor is a laundry room with storage, an installation room with water filtration system and water softener and the installations for the central heating system.
The house stands high on a hill and leans against the Sierra Cabrera foothills. The mountainous grounds of the estate are of an unspoilt natural beauty. All kinds of fauna can be seen in this green valley of Mojacar including foxes, tortoises, lizards, owls, humming birds and a variety of protected birds. It is in this area that spring water surfaces.
The terraced part of the land close to the house, is planted with olive trees, that consist of partly the arbequino variety and partly ‘el pais’ variety, that produce roughly 200l of fine olive oil. Around the house is large variety of fruit trees, a.o. orange, mandarine, lemon, pear, plum, cherry, peach and apple trees. There are beautiful flowering trees and shrubs. The groves and plants are on an automatic irrigation system. All trees and plants are indigenous and blend with the surrounding protected countryside.
At about 50m from the house is a comfortable pool area, protected from the wind. It consists of a 15 x 3,50m pool, perfect to swim laps. The pool is heated and covered. The cover can be removed in summer. Behind the pool is a large jacuzzi in a glass enclosure. Below the pool area are a few outside buildings, for storage but also with a water filtering system, the pool heating installations and two dog houses.
The ample terraces around the country house are great for outside living and provide panoramic views over the countryside to the sea, during the day. At night, the solarium is where you most enjoy the distant lights of Mojacar and a wondrous star filled sky.
The estate has the rights to 2 hours / 12 days of fresh and clear water, this provides the property with roughly 50m3 of water. It is stored in a covered water deposit of about 100 m3. From where it goes to the country house and to the irrigation system that brings it to the gardens and groves. There is mains water available at the entrance of the property.
Electricity, Gas and Oil-fuel
The property has mains electricity. In the house, there is oil fuel central heating throughout. The kitchen has 5 burner gas hob with electric oven.
Condition and finishing
The house is in a very good condition and ready to move in. The original cortijo was rebuilt to a very high standard with thick, insulated walls, unusually high ceilings that keep the house fresh in summer and tall windows and doors to provide maximum sunlight. The carpentry of the doors, wardrobes and floors is of an exquisite quality. The floors inside and outside the house have handmade terracotta tiles. In the bedrooms there are solid wooden floors. Excellent quality double glazed windows in aluminium frames with outside slatted shutters. The house has central heating throughout, oil-fueled. There are air conditioning units in all rooms. There is telephone, internet and a video phone security gate entrance.
Use and potential uses
This country house is ideal for those looking for a permanent home in an exclusive, calm and natural setting, while just 5 minutes from all amenities and 10 minutes from the beach. It is a large family house with olive and fruit trees in production and about two hectares of prime agricultural land.
Access to the property is from a quiet public and asphalted country road, to a private entrance road with automatic gate. You continue up via the olive groves to the country house. You are in a sought after area.
This Sierra Cabrera valley echoes an ancient technology that helped turn this area of Mojacar into a verdant paradise as far back as 1,200 years ago. Terraces are carved into the valley slopes and fed by Sierra Cabrera’s spring water by a network of irrigation channels. This is a technique mastered by the Moors that continues to sustain local farmers today.
The lovely old white town of Mojacar is a five minute drive. Here you find the weekly market, bars, restaurants, primary school and the municipal pool. The beaches of Mojacar are 10 minutes away. In Mojacar Playa you will find all amenities. There is a large variety of traditional Spanish and international restaurants, cafes and bistrots. There are banks, private and public doctor’s practices, dental clinics and a high school.
The town of Turre is seven minutes by car. Here 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 at two and a half hours.