This wonderfully quirky property in La Herreria consists of two lovely houses in an easy to maintain garden with private pool. The houses are a renovated rustic house attached to a fabulous Andalusian cortijo in its original state. There is an abundance of outside space around the houses, including a large covered terrace in front of the facade made out of natural stones. La Herreria is a hamlet of Sorbas that is located right next to the A7. The beaches of the natural park Cabo de Gata, Mojacar and Vera are just twenty minutes away. 

The rustic house

You enter the house via a large porch. This house is completely renovated and consists of one ground floor. It has a large open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area, seating area around a fireplace and large ovens. In the corner is a door to the old cortijo. Further, there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Next to the kitchen is a laundry room.

The cortijo

The cortijo is a real treasure as it has all original features: cement floors, gorgeous fireplace and beautiful ceilings. The main entrance to the cortijo is via de back garden. with gate to a small street. 

The current owner stored a lot of artisan products in the cortijo and the property feels like a museum. From the main entrance on the ground floor there is hall with one large room to the right, and in front a beautiful lounge with gorgeous fireplace. Behind the lounge are two small rooms. The last room with staircase to the first floor. The stairs go left and right. On the right is a landing that communicates with a storage room. On your left are two spacious rooms. The cortijo is in very good condition overall. It is waiting for someone to bring the cortijo back to life again. 

Exteriors

Just outside the living room, at the entrance of the renovated part of the house, there is a large porch overlooking the garden and the pool area. The garden has beautiful old olive trees and shrubs. There are several seating areas, so no matter what time of day or whichever season there is always somewhere attractive to sit whether you are chasing the sun or hiding from it. At the back of the house is a nice patio with mature trees and plants.

Water and electricity

This property has mains water and is connected to the electricity grid. The house’s electrical and plumbing installations are in good condition.

Use and potential use

This wonderfully quirky cortijo can be both a permanent home and a holiday home. It could also be a home for two families or a combination of both. Because of its location, it is also suited as a bed and breakfast for weary travellers, as it is near the motorway. 

Condition and finish

The buildings are structurally sound. The house is move-in ready. The cortijo is in a good condition but will need to be brought into the 21st century with bathrooms and kitchen. 

The location

This property is in the center of La Herreria, a small, Andalusian village perched between the mountains and the motorway. You will find everything you need in Los Gallardos, at ten minutes from La Herreria, as well as in Sorbas, a fifteen minute drive. The town of Sorbas, with its narrow and steep streets, impresses when contemplating its white houses hanging on the precipice, which give it a unique and surprising appearance.

The beaches of Vera, Mojacar and Agua Amarga, in the Cabo de Gata natural park, are all just 20 minutes away. The desert of Almeria in Tabernas is 25 minutes away. 

It is an ideal property to explore the beautiful landscapes of Almeria. 

La Herreria has a population of a 42 inhabitants and it lies in the protected area of “Karst en Yesos of Sorbas”. This is a natural area made up of 2,375 hectares of semi-desert terrain whose relevance derives from its geological nature. It is a complex of caves, canyons, sinkholes, geodes and other geological phenomena of karst origin that have been excavated by water erosion in gypsum deposits and which has been declared a Site of Community Interest (LIC). It is made up of gypsum mineral that, for millions of years, has suffered erosion and is the maximum example of gypsum karstification in the Spanish territory and one of the most important in the world.

The entrance to the A7 motorway is 1 km away and connects La Herreria with Almeria airport at 30 minutes, Murcia airport at an hour and forty minutes, Alicante Airport at 2.15 hours and Malaga at 2 and a half hours.

The published price includes agency commissions.

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.

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