Two independent, self-contained rural cottages on flat land with a huge heated swimming pool, covered terraces with BBQ’s, alfresco bar, relaxation areas, located in a small cluster of country homes with access off tarmac, close proximity by car to Antequera and Malaga and walking distance to two restaurants.
For sale direct from owner!
This property is unique in layout, size of pool and location. Currently it is a holiday home used by the owner, her family, friends, work colleagues and friends-of-friends.
What makes it unique…
♦ A gated entrance invites you into Walnut Farm which is part of a cluster or rural homes. The neighbours have created a private community together and each home pays just six Euros per month to maintain things such as the access road that they have recently laid to tarmac.
♦ There are two cottages that are independent from each other and completely self sufficient. Both have their own kitchen/living/dining rooms, their own outside covered terraces with BBQs and relaxation areas. The side terrace of Casa Margarita has a mature grape vine that covers the pergola in summer with grapes available to eat from August.
♦ The two cottages make it perfect for extended families and friends to enjoy the property together yet have some privacy from each other.
♦ Casa Margarita has an L-shaped living/kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms with a large family bathroom and en-suite w.c. With basin to bedroom 2, plus a front covered terrace and a side covered terrace with BBQ.
♦ Casa Rosa has a kitchen/living/dining room with one double bedroom that benefits from an en-suite shower room. Then there is an annex attached to Casa Rosa (but accessed from outside) that is a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath. This room is ideal for extra privacy and the bedroom has a mini fridge for convenience.
♦ The stunning pool is 10M X 5M, and is heated which is rare in Spain. It also benefits from a good quality insulated pool cover. This extends the season for use and the pool has underwater lighting for use at night under the star-lit sky! The size of it is ideal for fun and games and also doing proper lengths for exercise. A sun terrace surrounds the pool and there are beach-style cane parasols for shade and a shaded pergola for two to enjoy an afternoon siesta. The pool is surrounded by Cypress conifers, a hedge and the walnut orchard for privacy.
♦ The land is flat with different zoned areas surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards. There is a walnut orchard, several fruit trees (apple, pear, fig, quince, and pomegranate). The orchard and gardens are irrigated. There is a chill out area with hammocks and swing seat in the olive orchard, a huge heated swimming pool with surrounding sun terrace, an alfresco bar has comfy seating, fridge, darts board, BBQ and more. Plus a playground for little ones to enjoy, a giant chess board, garden games and a badminton area as well as pretty pathways around the property.
♦ The property is connected to mains electricity and both cottages plus the pool area are connected to fast unlimited WiFi, enough to stream International TV. Each house has Spanish and British TV currently.
♦ There are three water wells on the property and a pump room that pumps the water up into water deposits to feed water to the cottages and also for filling the swimming pool.
♦ Within walking distance are two restaurants and bars. One is within a 4 star hotel and the other is a more relaxed restaurant. Both serve ‘menu of the day’ at lunchtime for around ten Euros to include a drink, starter, main dish and dessert. They are also open in the evening. There is a safe overpass road to walk across to reach the hotel on the other side of the motorway. There are also 2 small shops and a fruit and veg market close by.
♦ The location of the property makes it perfect for easy access out onto the A45 which will take you quickly into Antequera city. Antequera is only 11 kms away and takes only 10 minutes to get there by car. Or you can be whisked down to Malaga city in 35 minutes or to the coast and beaches in 40 minutes. The airport is equally 40 minutes away. What is also superb about the location is the easy access by road to Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada, Ronda and beyond.
♦ Rail links are excellent too. Antequera will very soon have a larger city railway station and the AVE high speed train will stop in the city centre. From here you can also take the normal trains currently. A little further North are Bobadilla and Santa Ana railway station and easily reached from the house. From Bobadilla you have a wider service to link you to the major cities of Andalucia and beyond.
♦ Walnut Farm is tranquil, peaceful and relaxing. It is close to the El Torcal Natural Park that has unique rock formations and fabulous wildlife. You can follow the shorter green trail or the longer yellow trail throughout the park and see wild Ibex (a cross between antelope from Africa introduced by the Moors and goats from Southern Spain). Griffon vultures will circle overhead and other birds of prey can be seen too. It is a very special natural park and part of Antequera on the Southern border.
Below is a video of the outside of Casa Margarita and Casa Rosa, the bar, the pool and different areas of the garden:
Lynne the British owner has housekeepers who look after the property who are also British. As does Lynne, they speak English and Spanish. We will introduce you to Lynne who will initially communicate with you via email and then is happy to speak via WhatsApp or phone and book a viewing for you to see this unique property.
There are few properties with a layout such as this property. Equally, few properties on flat land with such a huge swimming pool. The opportunities are extensive with this property to be a superb holiday rental business or private holiday home for an extended family and friends to enjoy or you could live in one cottage and holiday rent the other one for an income.
With Antequera now having World Heritage Status for the Dolmens, the city has now been found by every nationality who are wowed by how beautiful and historic the city is and how convenient the location is for exploring Andalucia. Whilst tourism has grown, it is nothing like Sevilla as an example and Antequera can be enjoyed as your home town and you can integrate into it.
Antequera is known as, ‘the cross roads of Andalucia’ and this is for a reason… convenience to everywhere – coast, cities, stunning countryside and magnificent mountains such as the El Torcal Natural Park!