This unique and unusual property, which is more than 100 years old and was once the oldest bakery in the area together with its accompanying farm, consists of a beautiful 3 bedroomed house arranged around a Moorish patio with private gardens and an equally beautiful 3 bedroomed house, currently used as an upmarket holiday let.
The property is set in formal gardens with a lovely infinity pool with surrounding sun decks and a terrace area with bar, outside kitchen and stone benches. The garden also contains an authentic large and beautifully decorated Moroccan desert tent seating comfortably 20 people. Outside the fenced gardens there is further land, mostly planted to olives.
Fully renovated to an extremely high standard preserving the character of the original buildings and adding delightful Moorish touches, this property would make a stunning home for a large or extended family or the base for a wonderful alternative lifestyle, living in Moorish luxury, while maintaining a more than adequate income to live comfortably in the country.
The two properties are adjoining and there is a lockable connecting door at ground floor level, but they do not interfere with each other. Their respective entrances are on different sides of the building and the main house remains completely private even when guests are staying in the old bakery.
The properties are arranged as follows:
Main House: A double antique door leads to a central courtyard with fountain and citrus trees, forming the heart of the house, around which the rooms are arranged. French doors lead to a lounge with big open fire place, a central reception area and a music and study area, which leads through to the formal dining room. From the central reception area there are doors leading to an extensive covered terrace with bar area and on to the private garden. At the other side of the courtyard is the hallway, which leads to the kitchen and to a beautiful bathroom.
The kitchen, with breakfast area, is of bespoke construction and is fully equipped. It leads to a further patio, with a decorative well, leading, via a covered terrace, to the garage and laundry area and to a spiral staircase which leads to the roof terrace. Off the kitchen there is a large library, which houses the staircase leading to the first floor, and also gives access to a charming study/double bedroom with exposed brickwork and beams. On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms, a dressing area and a marble bathroom. One bedroom boasts a balcony and the other leads on to a large roof terrace.
The main house enjoys oil-fired central heating throughout. The Old Bakery: On the ground floor there is a large kitchen/diner with all amenities, a large lounge with an open fire place, a double bedroom and bathroom. There are a further two bedrooms and a bathroom situated on the first floor.
In renovating the house the owners have retained all of the original features such as the bread oven, original beams, terracotta floors and some uncovered stone walls.
The Old Bakery has electrical heating.
The property is accessed by one of three level tracks, all in good condition, approximately 2 - 3 kms long and has its own gated drive with parking for several cars and garaging for one.
Mains electricity and water are connected and there is an 18.000 litre water storage tank which can be used both for domestic needs and to irrigate the gardens. Broadband internet is available.
Set amidst rolling hills and almond and olive groves, the property is conveniently located near the villages of Villanueva del Rosario, Archidona and Villanueva del Trabuco. Malaga and the airport are only 40 minutes away.
The houses may be purchased furnished (except for certain artwork) at an additional price of 45.000