For sale direct from owner!
There are few town houses located in the cultural old towns of historic and very beautiful Andalucian cities that have what this one does…
♦ 1 minute walk to a famous plaza that has not only one of the oldest churches in Andalucia in the plaza, but also a bar/restaurant, a mini supermarket/convenience store, a pharmacy and a bus stop for the shuttle to takes you into the city centre.
♦ Just a few minutes walk to the edge of the city that meets unspoilt countryside that blends into a natural park and can take you on long walks following beautiful trails through black pine forests or open walks where the entire vista of the El Torcal mountain range can be enjoyed. This is of course ideal if you have dogs to walk.
♦ It only takes a few minutes to walk down into the heart of the city and the main Avenida through the city and you can shop until you drop.
♦ Parking is easy and close by, in the street opposite the house. No restrictions and space to park.
♦ Virtually no noise at night and a very quiet street as the road is one way and it is an extremely quiet part of the city. To have peace and tranquility and be walking distance to the centre of a historic city is astonishing!
♦ The house is on the shuttle route so you can jump on it to come back up to the house if preferred.
♦ Very close to the Alcazaba/castle which is stunning but also a tourist attraction, as is the plaza the house is close to.
♦ Close to the Arch of Giants and the cathedral of Antequera. This is where the mirador/viewing area is located and you can see over the roof tops of the whole of Antequera and try to count as many church spires as possible.
♦ This house could equally be a wonderful permanent home, holiday home or superb holiday rental. Antequera is now very much on the discerning tourist’s map because of the beauty of Antequera with the amazing historic architecture, Roman ruins, the most churches per resident in Spain (36 churches!) and even more incredible are the Dolmens that have World Heritage Status.
♦ The town house has been renovated from top to bottom and everything is spotless and new. The renovation has been done sympathetically to ensure it is keeping with the age of the building but also provides modern conveniences and a layout/finishes expected for modern day living.
♦ The house is old and part of the oldest quarter of the city but it was firstly registered in the Catastro in 1971, presumably when it was originally reformed.
♦ A town house that not only has a spacious patio off the kitchen but a roof terrace that is large, private, has sun on it all day, has a covered dining area and also a store room/utility room. Outside space in town houses is rare and to get two good size areas is unusual. Normally you get enough space to perhaps dry washing if you are lucky!
♦ Complete privacy on the patio and the roof terrace with no over-looking at all which is is incredibly rare in a town house.
♦ Enter the town house and across the living room in front of you is the most magnificent sweeping staircase made of marble and ironwork that appears to glide up to the first floor. Stairs such as this are normally only found in historic palacial size village homes… not in a 3 bed, 2 bath house!
♦ The kitchen is square, large and also accommodates a dining table. It is fully fitted too and fully tiled (floor and walls). Normally, kitchens in old town houses are small, narrow and insignificant.
♦ The property is light and bright and this is rare for town houses also. The master bedroom has two windows and the kitchen has a window plus a glazed door. There is no heavy dark brown furniture and dark flooring here.
♦ Rarely will you get a family bathroom on the first floor with a full length bath, plus a wet room on the ground floor also. This set-up is so convenient for modern living.
The front door opens into a lovely living room with a very special sweeping staircase at the back of the room. From the living room a hallway takes you to a wet room with w.c. Basin and shower plus the kitchen which is square, fully fitted, accommodates a dining table, is fully fitted and a selection of appliances to include a brand new washing machine. A glazed back door takes you from the kitchen into the patio. It is a good size patio and ideal for dining in the cool. Stairs rise from the patio up to the roof terrace.
Bedroom one is a good size with two windows that let in lots of light that floods into the room. Bedroom two is a standard size double and again it is a light room. Bedroom three is a light and bright single that could easily accommodate bunk beds if desired. A family bathroom serves these bedrooms. The bathroom is fully tiled in modern dove grey, has a full length bath (which is very rare in Spain) plus an independent shower cubicle, a contemporary vanity unit and w.c.
A very good size with a covered alfresco dining area in the shade, a store room/laundry room with a new washing machine. The store room has an original iron studded Andalucian wooden door which adds character to the roof terrace. It is a very spacious terrace area ideal for lounging in the sun which bathes the roof terrace all day, especially in the summer. There is space for an inflatable adult plunge pool on this roof terrace and the fact the terrace is completely private adds to the enjoyment of something like this.
Planning permission in place
Should a buyer wish, there is planning permission in place for a balcony and walkway from the rear double bedroom directly onto the roof terrace.
The city of Antequera is mostly historic but there are of course modern areas of the city that have expanded over time to accommodate commercial zones, an industrial park, a shopping mall and every name of large supermarket. In amongst the historic part of the city which is extensive, churches blend with streets after streets of independent stores selling everything you could need. In Antequera you can buy anything from a new car to a hand painted Andalucian fan and hand-made flamenco dress.
This property is located in the historic quarter of the city which is also the most cultural and beautiful. It is also the highest part of the city as it rises up towards the road leading to the El Torcal Natural Park. This does mean that the roads are cobbled and more narrow and there is a few minutes climb up from the city centre but it is worth it because you are straight out into countryside quickly and easily by car or on foot. This gives you the best of both worlds.
Antequera as a city is incredibly connected to music, culture, history and in more recent times – tourism. There is a bar or restaurant for every occasion. Live music of all kinds in the large central park or at the castle. Socialising is huge in Antequera and sitting outside and eating and drinking on the street is massive from May to October. You do not need to leave the city to buy anything unless you want to whizz down to IKEA or similar by the airport. You have history and modern day living. The sporting facilities are excellent too and the city is surrounded by countryside. To the north you have the vegas/flat plains growing every kind of vegetable and sunflowers and to the South the impressive El Torcal mountain and natural park. The setting could not be more beautiful!
Antequera city centre train station is very soon to be connected to the new railway line that will whisk you to Granada. You can currently travel to Malaga, Cordoba and Sevilla but with a lesser service than larger stations. Soon Antequera city centre railway station will be connected to the AVE high speed railway line so you can travel anywhere in Spain at high speed (with connections). The new terminal is to be completed soon (the railway lines are in) with the old terminal being changed as required. In the meantime, you can drive to Bobadilla railway station North of Antequera for more destinations or to Santa Ana railway station which is also North of Antequera and where the AVE currently stops.
The coast is only 45 minutes drive away and you can visit beaches East or West of Malaga city.
Malaga airport is 45 minutes drive away and from here you can take internal flights, reach most European destinations and some International flights do leave Malaga airport too.
Granada airport is about 1 hour away by car and from here you can take many internal flights to include the Canary and Baliaric islands and some European destinations.
Antequera is known as ‘the crossroads of Andalucia’ which means it is superbly located for visiting the cities of Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla and even Ronda. Of course the coast too or the Malaga Lakes and El Chorro gorge. This means the location is extremely convenient and a superb opportunity for tourism if that is what a buyer is interested in.
The house is beautifully presented and newly shining with great contents that means the house is ready to go. The English owner, Lynne is willing to sell contents (that are not personal) by separate negotiation to include all the beautiful furnishings, new appliances and everything in the new kitchen. Plus outside terrace furniture plus loungers (which will not be subject to purchase tax for the buyer as there is no tax to be paid on second hand items). An inventory will be produced and accompany the sale to completion.
Please contact us at Creative Property Marketing and we will put you directly in contact with Lynne who will answer any questions you may have. Lynne looks forward to communicating with you and she will organise for you to view the house at your convenience.