This exceptional farmhouse in Bedar is the renovated main house of the historic Cortijo Rosa. Cortijo Rosa was the most important farm in the Bedar region and consisted of the farmhouse, workers’ houses, pens and stalls. The property was later split up and the main farmhouse is now for sale. It is the kind of house that makes you happy, as soon as you walk in. Here you find details of a rich past combined with contemporary comfort and an abundance of natural light.
The property consists of the farmhouse with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a private pool in a beautiful courtyard surrounded by mature plants. There is also a guest house with a bedroom and bathroom, a vegetable garden, a chicken run and a greenhouse that needs some fixing. The house is within walking distance of the village center and owns historical rights to the use of the natural spring water of Bedar.
The original entrance gate of Cortijo Rosa opens to a partly covered terrace from where you have a stunning view on the village of Bedar. The entrance hall has a beautiful floor of antique cement tiles and a high ceiling with wooden beams. This space immediately sets the tone for the rest of the 250 square meter house, where efforts have been made to preserve the original details, floors and ceilings as much as possible.
On your right is an entrance to the kitchen and to your left is the reading room. Right in front of you, a few steps up take you into the living room. This room has an abundance of light and the large doors open onto a beautiful exterior with several terraces and an inviting pool surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.
The living room has high beamed ceilings, an antique marble floor and a beautiful travertino fireplace. From the living room you have access to the kitchen. The kitchen has a large island with dark green marble worktop, new ceramic tiles with a wood pattern and is fully furnished. There are good quality appliances including two Bosch ovens and a gas hob with grill.
The reading room with office features the original floors, staircase and wooden, fitted cupboard. In the corner is a wood-burning stove opposite the stairs to the first floor. To the left of this room is a double bedroom with bathroom and access to the laundry room.
On the first floor, to the right, is the master bedroom with large dressing room and a bathroom with walk-in shower. To the left is the hallway with a bathroom with bath, a smaller bedroom and a spacious double bedroom.
The guest house
The terrace at the entrance of the farmhouse leads to a wooden staircase with deck to take in the gorgeous views to the village and the sea. It also leads to the guest house. This quirky cottage of 40 square meter is decorated in a very original way, with art prints on the ceiling and colourful wallpaper. It is currently used by the maintenance man. The house consists of a small living room with kitchenette, a bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a small bathroom. There is an outdoor kitchen with barbecue, seating areas and beautiful views of the sea, mountains and of the village.
The entrance to the house runs along a row of large pillars, an Andalusian bench and trailing plants that partly cover this romantic terrace. Around the living room is the beautiful patio with the unusual, yellow tiled swimming pool that gives the pool green water. This gives a natural feel to the pool that is surrounded by mature plants. There is a sun terrace right next to the pool. An elevated part of the terrace is reserved for dining and cooking in the open air. There is an outdoor kitchen with a traditional bread oven and a barbecue. The rest of this elevated terrace is reserved for lounging. A door at the end of the patio leads to the front parking and to a utility room with the gas installations.
From the front terrace you have access to all areas of the property. A path leads to the guest house via the wooden staircase with “deck”. Next to the guest house is the vegetable garden, a greenhouse and a spacious chicken run.
To the left of the wooden staircase is the rest of the land of the property. It is laid out in large wide terraces and offers enough space to, for example, create a large water reservoir (natural swimming pool). This property has an abundance of rights to natural spring water which is currently unused and that makes the construction of a water reservoir legally possible. There is also room for an orchard on one of these terraces and then you still have room for a pony or for solar panels.
Water, gas and electricity
This property has mains water and is connected to the electricity grid. There is a solar panel for hot water and there is gas central heating throughout the house. The gas comes from large propane bottles. The house’s electrical and plumbing installations are in excellent condition. Bathrooms were recently updated. The wastewater of the farmhouse is evacuated to a septic tank and the guesthouse has its own septic tank.
Use and potential use
This charming home is a perfect, post-covid, permanent home. It has all features to provide you with a self-sufficient life in a fantastic mountainous location near to the sea.
The rights to the spring water provide for all the water needs of the residents, the gardens, the swimming pool and more. A vegetable garden has already been laid out and the chickens are already present.
Because of its location, it could also become a coveted holiday home with the possibility of generating a good rental income while you or your caretaker can stay in the guesthouse.
Condition and finish
This house is in an excellent condition and the acquisition of the furniture of the house is negotiable.
This villa is within walking distance of the village. There are three restaurants and bars in the village. You will also find everything you need: there is a bakery, a medical center, a small supermarket and a bank. Bedar has a large outdoor swimming pool that opens in the summer months, a few sports fields and a gym.
Bedar is 7 minutes from the village of Los Gallardos. It is 10 minutes from Turre, where there is a wider range of restaurants and bars. It is a 17 minute drive to the beaches of Mojacar and Vera, where you will find larger supermarkets and a large variety of water sports activities.
The entrance to the A7 motorway is 6 km away and connects Bedar with Almeria airport at 40 minutes, Murcia airport at an hour and a half, Alicante Airport at 2 hours and Malaga at 3 hours. A high-speed train line is under construction that will eventually connect the area with all major Spanish cities.
The published price includes agency commissions and allows offers.
ITP (Impuesto de Transmisiones Patrimoniales) or transmission tax on real estate, reduced rate of 7% valid until 31 December 2021.
Notary costs – approx. 1.200 €
Land registry – approx. 600 €
Fees for personal assistance or lawyer’s fees not included.
The full documentation of the property is available in our office, according to Decree 218/2005 of 11 October that stipulates de regulation of information for the consumer when purchasing or selling a property in Andalusia.