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  • Andalucia
Price £553,157
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Property Description

This is a unique property and offers a fantastic opportunity to live the dream and at the same time have a substantial income. Set in nearly 18 acres of land, mostly covered with pine trees.

Cortijo Canada Honda is perfectly situated in the centre of the Alti Plano in the north east of the province of Granada. No traffic jams, Clear mountain air, fantastic scenery, over 300 days of sunshine each year, some of friendliest people you are ever likely to meet and only 90 minutes to the beaches of Almeria and Murcia.

The original Cortijo (which was once famous for breeding Andalucian horses) has been divided into 2 spacious properties. For ease of identification we will call them House 1 and House 2. Both houses have three bedrooms (all en suite) and house1 has a study/office/4th bedroom.

House 1 has a very large kitchen, separate dining area, a beautiful lounge, large study/office 4th bedroom and 2 bedrooms on the ground floor. All rooms feature the original beams and great care has been taken to preserve the character of the buildings whilst still providing all the conveniences of modern living. The Master bedroom (on the first floor) is enormous and features a large en suite bathroom and a Balcony with views over the valley of El Margen to the Sierras de Baza. There is a separate double glazed door leading to the first floor sun terrace again with views over the El Margen valley to the Sierras De Baza and a southeast facing double glazed window.

House 2 is very similar with the exception that there is no Study/office/4tth bedroom and the living area is slightly smaller. The first floor bedroom again features a large en suite bathroom and balcony. It should be noted that although from the outside this property looks like a conventional building, it is in fact a Cave House. All rooms have been built into the hillside and maintain a fairly constant temperature all year round of approx 17 degrees centigrade. Cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There is no need for air conditioning or central heating in this property. The property faces south east to take advantage of the morning sun, whilst providing ample shade during the hot afternoons.

Outside of the 2 main houses is a large covered terrace measuring 30mtrs x 4 mtrs making an ideal area for al fresco dining. Leading from the terrace is a large paved area in the centre of which is the 10 metre x 5 metre swimming pool. The pool is heated by 8 solar panels giving water temperatures of between 25 and 30 degrees centigrade from May to October, there is also a winter and summer cover. Surrounding the paved area is the garden, containing many shrubs and trees. There is also garden lighting and a honeysuckle covered pergola. The whole area is surrounded by balustrading ensuring a great degree of privacy. All ground floor doors and the door leading to the sun terrace from bedroom 1 in house 1, feature concertina security grills.

To the east of the Cortijo but separate from, there are 3 stunning Cave Houses (casas cuevas) available for short, medium or long term rent, providing a substantial income (over 10000 euros in 2008) Currently advertised on 3 holiday web sites.

To the west of the Cortijo and again separate from, is The Curry Cave Restaurant as featured on the BBC's 'Living In The Sun' programme. The income from the restaurant was just over €6000 net, August 2007 to July 2008 opening just 3 nights per week. The restaurant is currently closed due to the owners pursuing other business interests, however it can be seen, that considerable potential exists to increase the income from the restaurant, which is sold fully equipped.

Alternatively the restaurant could easily be converted back to a luxury 2 bedroom rental cave.

The current owners have successfully operated the business of 3 rental caves and a small restaurant while using the 2 main houses for family accommodation. The whole property could easily be converted in to a large B&B or small hotel and there is a definite possibility that planning permission could be obtained for a touring caravan park on some of land.

Cortijo Canada Honda is ideally situated for visiting the Nature reserves and National Parks of the Sierra de Baza, Sierra de Castril, Sierra de Cazorla and Sierra de Segura.

The lakes of Negratin, San Clemente, Bolera and Potillo are a short drive away.
The nearby historic towns and villages of Baza, Huescar, Cullar, Galera Castril, Benamaurel, Luzar and Orce, offer a wealth of attractions from museums , hot springs, Arabic fortresses and Roman ruins, to numerous excellent restaurants.
Cycling, walking, swimming in the lakes, horse riding, bird watching and fishing are all popular activities.

Granada airport is approx 75 minutes away, with Malaga, Almeria, Murcia and Alicante airports approx. 2 hours away.

The rental side of business benefits from its own web site which would be transferred to the new owners.

The 2 main houses have telephone and broad band internet connection.

The water supply to the property is from its own well containing approx. 20000 litres, which is served by an under ground river.

In February 2008 for insurance purposes, the property was valued at 849,950 Euros.
Due to the global recession the owners have taken a very realistic view as to the current asking price which is 775,000 Euros, representing incredible value for money.

The Rental Caves will be sold fully furnished (included in the asking price) and House 1 is also being sold fully furnished.

Although the Photo Gallery will give any prospective purchaser a good idea of what this property can offer, viewing is strongly recommended to fully appreciate this fabulous property set in breathtaking scenery. With low cost flights available to all of the aforementioned airports and accommodation available on site, viewing can be accomplished at minimal cost.

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