Mountain farm for sale Genalguacil
Property for sale Andalucia ref:MBTC1
Welcome to a remarkable mountain farm nestled in the lush and wooded hills of the Genal Valley. Situated between the captivating Pueblos Blancos of Jubrique and Genalguacil, this property holds the esteemed title of one of Spain’s most beautiful villages. It has been featured in numerous tourism articles both nationally and internationally.
Perched at 550m, the farm and its Cortijo offer breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Lower Genal Valley. You’ll be enchanted by the vistas stretching across the enchanting villages of Algatocin and Benalauria and the majestic limestone mountains of the Serrania de Ronda.
Spanning over 7.5 hectares of primarily terraced land, this farm boasts diverse fruit trees. Explore dedicated citrus, almond, and olive groves, alongside flourishing plum, pear, apple, avocado, kiwi, pomegranate, carob, and walnut trees. The landscape also showcases a wealth of cork and sweet chestnut trees. Fragrant aromatic plants such as rock rose, lavender, and various mint varieties perfume the air. At the same time, vibrant wildflower displays, including an array of orchids, showcase the exceptional biodiversity of the area. The land has been meticulously maintained under the current owners, adhering to organic practices and easily qualifying for certification if desired.
Although the current owners haven’t commercially exploited the farm’s produce, they have diligently cared for and harvested the fruits and olives annually. Internal access tracks facilitate the harvest extraction, while the yearly tree pruning ensures an abundant firewood supply.
In terms of utilities, the property operates entirely off-grid. The farm benefits from two natural springs, which provide ample water for the houses and pools. Additional springs within the property could be utilized for further irrigation. Power is generated through a comprehensive solar system with battery storage backed up by a generator. This system supports using all household appliances, offering a self-sufficient lifestyle.
The Cortijo, a sympathetically restored 260m2 building, welcomes you with spacious rooms that offer delightful perspectives and captivating views. On the ground floor, an entrance area with a cloakroom and toilet leads to a cozy sitting room featuring an inviting open fireplace and chimney. The large kitchen has hardwood doors, a gas hob, an oven and grill, a sink, and a dishwasher. A wood burner with a back boiler in the kitchen provides central heating throughout the house during winter. Adjacent to the kitchen, the utility room houses a gas boiler for hot water (which could be converted to provide central heating), a washing machine, a double American-style fridge, and a Belfast sink.
The Cortijo encompasses three generous double bedrooms, one conveniently located on the ground floor with its exterior access and an ensuite bathroom. The spacious main bathroom features a bath/shower and could be converted into a wet room. Upstairs, two additional bedrooms boast Juliet balconies that offer breathtaking views and lofty ceilings. The principal bedroom features a striking octagonal window, while a third room can serve as a smaller bedroom or an office/reading room. A sizeable bathroom with a walk-in shower completes the first-floor layout. External access from this level leads to a small enclosed patio with a pergola and seating, offering a tranquil retreat.
Crafted from locally sourced chestnut hardwood, all external doors and windows add to the Cortijo‘s charm. Traditional chestnut beams grace the roof throughout the house. Two expansive tiled patio areas, surrounded by mature plantings and flower beds, provide ample space for outdoor enjoyment. Currently, a seating and dining area
resides beneath a majestic walnut tree at the front of the house, accompanied by a small lawn. To the side of the house, another spacious tiled area awaits, featuring a keyhole plunge pool and the main pool of the property—a traditional-style pool adorned with a pergola and embraced by avocado and kiwi trees and colorful flower beds. Ample parking is available on the side of the house, ensuring convenience for residents and guests alike.
Additional property buildings include two outbuildings below the main Cortijo, nestled within the orange grove. Traditionally used for housing animals, these buildings encompass 170m2 of built space. Although the current owners have not utilized these structures, they have recently been outfitted with new roofs. With their separate identities on the cadastral, these buildings hold the potential for future development, providing opportunities for additional dwellings or accommodations on the farm.
Access to the finca is facilitated through the municipality of Jubrique. However, reaching the farm by vehicle requires passing through the village of Genalguacil. Access to Jubrique itself is restricted to a picturesque, ancient Moorish footpath that winds its way down to the Rio Monarda and up through wooded and cultivated plots, leading to the village of Jubrique.
For vehicular access, the distance from Genalguacil to the farm spans 3.5km along a well-maintained, ungraveled track overseen by the local Ayuntamientos.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of this property—a unique mountain farm boasting breathtaking views, an abundance of fruit trees, and a restored Cortijo with spacious rooms. Experience the tranquility and serenity of this off-grid retreat, where nature’s splendor and the comforts of a well-appointed home converge harmoniously.
- Agricultural land
- Guest Accommodation
- Multiple Buildings
- Swimming pool