This is a charming rustic townhouse set in stunning scenery in a small attractive town where you can enjoy a relaxing tranquil lifestyle.
This lovely townhouse is located in the old part of the town of Cadiar in the Los Alpujarras region of Southern Spain. Some areas of Cadiar date back many centuries to the Moors era and the style of houses reflects this. This area is residential and quiet yet there is a small square and a small chapel only 2 mins away while the shops, cafes and bars are only a 5 min walk from the property.
The townhouse is set over three levels and has been totally renovated in the last four years. It has been rewired, re-plumbed and the walls all have been re-plastered. The interior has retained some of the traditional features and the house has a rustic appeal with mostly white walls and a bit of colour in some rooms. The property comprises a basement for development, two floors with ample accommodation, two terraces that get the sun all day and a further shady terrace.
The basement level was used as accommodation for animals and has not yet been redeveloped. There are two large rooms with windows and a strip of garden. This level could be developed into a self-contained flat, a gym, a games room or extra accommodation.
The house is accessed from a small courtyard leading into a large kitchen fitted with a range of cupboards and white goods and ample room for a dining table and chairs. An archway leads into a hallway with two storage cupboards and off the hall is a substantial bathroom with a walk-in shower and heated towel rail.
Further along the hallway is a large sitting room with a log burner that runs the six radiators on the ground and the heated towel rail, this room stays cool in the summer. Off this room is a very large bedroom with an alcove that could easily be converted into an en suite bathroom. The view of the hills from the window is very impressive.
As part of the renovation and new staircase was added in the hall leading up to a large light open area, a perfect place to sit and relax on a summer's evening. There are two double bedrooms, one with a Juliet balcony and the other with an en suite. As yet, there are no radiators on this floor but they could also be run off the log fire.
Also on this floor is a second kitchen which leads out onto the two terraces. There is a secure door with deadlocks leading out onto the lower terrace which has the water boiler on the wall. As there is no piped gas this and the cookers are run by Calor Gas cylinders and economically provides instant hot water for the taps and showers. Electricity is reasonably cheap as is the cost of living.
The lower terrace is always cooler than the top terrace as it is sheltered from direct sun. Up a few steps, is the top terrace which is large and has a door which leads out to the street. There is also another room which is handy for storage. This terrace looks out onto the hills and is a great area for al fresco dining, relaxing and sunbathing.
The house provides ample, comfortable accommodation for a couple or a family. In addition to the furniture and white goods which come with the house, there are kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery. It is only a 5 min walk to all services and amenities and the views from the terraces and windows are stunning. The equivalent of Council Tax is about 100 euro a year and the water and rubbish bills are about 18 euro a quarter.
The hottest months are July and August but due to the altitude, the heat is a dry heat and not humid as it is on the coast. Some of the many fiestas held in the town throughout the year, are either held in the square or set off from there. These fiestas are family affairs, usually with free food and drink, and are a pleasant way to spend the evening and get to know the locals. There is a small British population living in the town as well as German, Dutch and French.
Cadiar has a nursery school, a primary and a secondary school. There is a 24/7 medical centre, a dentist and optician, two banks as well as various well stocked small supermarkets, a chemist, two butchers, and, of course, a great number of bars and restaurants. It is one of the few places left in Spain, where free tapas are provided with your drink in the bars.
Los Alpujarras is a tranquil and mountainous region with stunning views of the Sierra Nevadas with green valleys and fields of wild flowers. The almond blossom in January is a sight never to be forgotten. There are many pretty villages round about to explore and it is a very popular area for hill walking and climbing.
The Alhambra and Granada are only 70 kms away and Almeria or Motril are within easy reach. Almeria has a small airport and some flights come in there from England. The beaches in La Rabita, Adra, Berja or Almerimar can be reached within an hourís drive or less.
A fabulous townhouse with magnificent views from the terraces!!
Furnished : Yes
Furnished details :
Sitting room: 2 couches, armchair, coffee table, two shelving units, cd unit, two small tables, various table lamps, a television and unit and a radiator.
Kitchen: cupboards, 5 ring gas cooker with oven and grill, large fridge freezer, chest freezer, fridge and washing machine.
Downstairs bedroom: double bed, bedside cabinet, a wardrobe, chest of drawers and original built-in shelving.
Bathroom: a toilet, basin, mirror, large walk-in shower, heated towel rail and a radiator. A stain glass panel, presently set in the bathroom door, is not included in the sale.
Bedroom 2: twin beds, bedside cabinet, chest of drawers, original windows and a Juliet balcony.
Bedroom 3: double bed and chest of drawers.
En suite: large walk-in shower, mirror, basin and toilet.
Upstairs kitchen: sink, cupboards, work tops, washing machine and a chest freezer.
Terrace: terrace chairs.
40 Km from Beach
2 Km from Countryside
66 Km from Almeria Airport, Spain
Chest of Drawers
Patio Table & Chairs