Just 19 kms and 20 minutes drive inland from the buzzing city of Malaga with its beaches and situated in perfect countryside you will find this wonderful historic home. This is the type of property that dreams are made of and if you allow yourself to fall in love with it you will most certainly buy it.
With around 900,000 m2 (222 acres) of unspoilt Spanish countryside this is a substantial Estate. At its heart is beautiful rustic style country home which was built in the late 17th century and which has served much of its life as an Olive mill and home to the miller and the workers. Whilst the olive plantation and almonds etc. are still being farmed on the estate the mill has long since been converted into a wonderful home which is now ready for a new Owner.
A driveway of around 2km leads from the main road to the house although there are 14kms of motor tracks on the estate which are great for walking, riding or quad biking etc. As you arrive at the house it is like arriving at small Pueblo. On your left is the large garage/workshop with its bell tower and to the left the driveway splits and leads down to the normally entrance of the house which is approached via a traditional courtyard/patio. On the wall there is a plaque which says "En esta casa se cultiva la Amistad" (translates to "In this house friendship is cultivated) and it sets the tone for the whole property.
As you enter the property the bodega (wine store is directly opposite you) Here the air stays naturally cool. A door takes you through into the main "L" shaped reception area of the house which with its vaulted beamed ceilings provides 3 distinct sitting and entertaining areas with ample space for music (there is a grand piano), studying and all the games that a country house party would allow. There are two huge fireplaces for burning wood from the estate and a further door way leads out to the main terrace from which there are amazing views and access to the pool, garden, tennis courts and walkways of the house. There is also a lift giving access to the first floor.
Access through to the large formal dining room is via a doorway at the side of the older fireplace. This room has windows / French doors to the courtyard and to the side leading out to a covered dining terrace which is perfect for al fresco dining. There is a large rustic style fitted kitchen which has marble worktops and built in appliances including the double oven, gas hob and 2 large fridge freezers.
On the first floor there is a large landing with study/sitting area and wrought iron gates lead to a charming chapel with a stained glass window picturing Jesus Christ with 2 of the disciples. There are wall frescos and a beamed ceiling. From here there is access to a large family sitting room/library which has independent access to the side. There is also a separate study/office with windows to two sides.
The master bedroom suite includes a sitting room with fireplace, there are built in wardrobes and a bright and spacious en suite bathroom with bath and shower over. The remaining bedrooms here are situated in two wings on either side of the courtyard. There are two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes on one side sharing a bathroom with bath and shower over and then three more, all with wardrobes on the other with a further bathroom with bath and shower over. Approached via a secondary staircase by the fireplace in the sitting area, there is a another bedroom suite which includes a dressing room and bathroom with shower.
In addition to main house there is a further apartment with separate access which is used by the staff and which includes a small sitting room, kitchen, and 4 bedrooms together with 2 bathrooms.
The gate house is two storey and includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
There is also a laundry room and a boiler-house which houses the oil fired central heating boiler which serves the radiators throughout the house and which in conjunction with solar panels also heats the domestic hot water and the pool.
There is also a wellness suite which has a large 6/7 person Jacuzzi, sauna for 8, a shower and space for gym equipment.
The swimming pool and pool terrace is a few steps away from the main terrace and enjoys uninterrupted views over the countryside. There is a pool bar with barbecue and a changing room. A short walk leads you up to a full sized all weather tennis court which has floodlighting for the summer evenings.
The garden areas include a stunning covered "lovers" walk with covered arches and resting spaces affording open views over the countryside and there is also a charming water garden and water features.
The land is mostly planted with olive trees (Producing on average 30 tons p.a.) and almond trees (5 tons). There are forests of cork oak trees together with Eucalyptus, Pines, Carob and Cypresses. Additionally there is a small avocado plantation together with fruit trees including oranges, lemons, figs, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, walnuts and chestnuts. There are also some irrigated terraces. Currently the land is managed and worked by a staff of 2.
The garage / work shop extends to 250 m2 (space for 6 + cars and there is also a workshop, tractor house (Carrara track tractor, land rover and farm equipment included). There are also 5 kennels.
Central heating with radiators by oil. There is a Wolf boiler and 8,000 litre oil storage tank. The property has main electricity with a back-up 25 KW generator . Water including drinking water comes from 2 separate sources and 3 wells guaranteeing a constant source for the house and land. There are 2 storage tanks of 100 m3 each.
If you are ready to fall in love with this amazing property we would be delighted to show it to you. Please just a give us a call.