Casa Las Granadas is a very special country house in Mojacar’s foothills. It is set in the green valley of the natural reserve of Sierra Cabrera, a magical and unique location. It is an impeccably built home with exquisite details. It successfully blends traditional moorish style with oriental features and contemporary comfort.
The property has a constructed size of 410 sq.m. with a terrain of 23.964,40 sq.m. plus 1Ha of mountain land at 200m from the property to enjoy sea views. The main house consists of 3 bedrooms and 3,5 bathrooms. Separate from the house is an independent yoga studio with private courtyard, and a loft apartment.
There are beautiful mountain and valley views from the house. There are sea views at the entrance of the property. Then the driveway leads down to the house, that stands protected from the wind. The property is minutes away from the old town of Mojacar and less than 10 minutes from the beach.
The Country House
This country house of 310 sq.m has a central courtyard and sun and covered terraces around the house. It has a 44 sq.m garage, a large covered parking area. There is a 12 x 5 swimming pool, a private well with pump and irrigation house.
You approach the property from a private driveway that runs along an orange grove to a large parking area. Here you have covered parking for three cars and the entrance to the double garage. You stand in front of the antique double wooden doors that open to the central courtyard of the house.
This beautiful courtyard has a large olive tree of over 100 years old, orange trees and a pergola. The pergola is overgrown with jasmine that will smother itself in white, star-shaped flowers from spring to fall and fragrance the entire patio. This patio is the heart of the property. All rooms on the ground floor have access to it.
Extraordinary double doors in solid wood bring you into the entrance hall. Here is a feature staircase to the tower of the villa where beautiful light filtrates in via moorish coloured glass windows at the top.
To the right of the hallway are the living areas. You arrive in the spacious living room with fireplace and ample dining area. French doors open to the courtyard on one side and large windows overlook the pool area on the other side. Next to the dining area is a cosy TV / reading room with high ceiling. Behind this room is the custom-made kitchen with central island. The kitchen is between a large porch and the central courtyard and has access to both.
Left of the entrance hall is the main bedroom, dressing room and a gorgeous bathroom in traditional Moroccan ‘tadelakt’ stucco. This bathroom continues to a private courtyard with outside shower and bathroom sink. This villa is designed to maximise the joy of outdoor living in the fantastic climate of Almeria.
On the first floor is a curved landing with a double bedroom with bathroom on one side and a spacious third bedroom. Both bedrooms have a private terrace. Under the stairs, on the ground floor, is a cloakroom and a storage room.
Via the courtyard you reach another private courtyard in front of the yoga studio. In the center of the courtyard is a large palmtree with a fountain in the corner. The patio has access to the pool area via an iron gate. If you need more bedrooms, then this yoga studio can be a fourth bedroom.
On the other side of the central courtyard, an exterior staircase leads you to the terrace of the loft apartment. This apartment has a kitchen nook, spacious bathroom, lounge and sleeping area with juliette balcony.
Beneath the lof apartment is the laundry room with drying patio, a bathroom with shower and the double garage. Next to the garage is a covered area with the installations for the central heating.
The country house has at least as much outside living areas as it has inside the house. There is a large, naturally covered porch alongside the kitchen, reading room and dining area. This terrace overlooks a beautiful mature garden and continues to the pool area. The area around the pool has several sun terraces and landscaped areas. The house has several patios and all bedrooms and the studio apartment have private terraces.
Casa Las Granadas has a mature olive grove and the property produces its own, ecological extra virgin olive oil from the Picual variety. There is an orchard with orange, lemon and mandarin trees. There are several ‘terraces’ of this property’s private grounds that are currently not used. The earth is suitable for horse keeping, growing grass or alfalfa or to extend the groves.
The area around the house is landscaped with mature trees, cacti and flowering shrubs.
The property has its own well water of good quality, which is pumped to the main house. There it passes through a filter. The kitchen has a reverse osmosis installation that makes it drinking water. The well water irrigates the gardens and groves.
Electricity and Gas
The property has mains electricity. In the house, there is oil fuel underfloor heating throughout the villa. The kitchen has an AGA type 5 burner gas hob with two electric ovens. The gas bottle is stored outside the house.
Condition and finishing
The house is in a very good condition and ready to move in. The house was build to the specifications of the current owner with all the comfort to live in the house permanently. Windows are in tropical Iroco hardwood and have double glazing. There is good working internet and the satellite dish receives international channels. All doors are solid wood. There are handmade terracotta floors inside the villa and on the terraces. The house was constructed with high quality building materials. A comprehensive geological report shows that the house’s structure is highly resistant to any seismic movement.
Use and potential uses
This country house is ideal for those looking for a permanent home or long periods of relaxation in the mild climate of Almeria. This country house is a great family home. It also has B&B potential. It a luxury olive farm and / or has the potential to become a great equestrian property with country paths to explore in the surrounding hills.
Access to the property is from a quiet public country road, is very private, and set 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 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.