Gaucin property for sale. Ref MB1

Molino Taponero is a charming ex flour mill situated by the river Genal near Gaucin. The Molino is one of the most interesting buildings in the area with parts of the structure dating from  Moorish times. Set in a privileged, private and charming location the historic mill has been restored to include extensive living and workshop space.
Surrounded by wild countryside with wide mountain vistas and an idyllic tranquil setting near the river Genal with the delightful sound of birdsong coupled with the gentle sound of the river the location is a haven of peace.
This property is full of character and contains many original features and has the possibility of further development for rural tourism use, the Molino is ideal for a rural retreat. or something similar.
The main millhouse building has, at the moment, two independent living spaces plus a charming guest cottage set in the grounds yet quite private from the main building.
The current owners operate a fully working weaving business with antique traditional machinery producing fine quality products in wool, cashmere and other natural fibres. The textile business occupies a good proportion of the building which could easily be repurposed for further accommodation. Although the property is offered  for sale with the machinery etc removed there is also the option to purchase the weaving business along with the property subject to discussion with the owners.
The main house is a large attractive building with a high pitched roof and large windows on the first floor. There are three main sections to the building each with private access  and privacy from one another.
The main home is a light and spacious accommodation with a warm country house design, the main feature is the double height living room with French windows leading to a patio giving perfectly framed views of the Sierra Crestellina mountain.
The living room leads onto a country kitchen with wood fittings and fixtures, a central dining area with stairs leading to the master bedroom. The master bedroom is generously proportioned with oak flooring and takes advantage of the tall living room windows to give lots of light and, again, the view of Crestellina mountain.
The bedroom also has a private terrace with views out to Monte Hacho and Gaucin castle.
The shower and toilet are en.suite with the bath itself tastefully placed in a corner of the bedroom.
From the kitchen you access a further guest bedroom with en.suite shower., this room has patio doors leading onto a patio overlooking the plunge pool below.

The outside space

The property is set in a one and a half hectare plot, bordering the river on one side and a hill on the other. Surrounding the property the land is flat and open. Near the house the land has been tamed with mature flower beds, patios and lawns with a poplar grove shading the buildings.

An expansive lawn surrounds the buildings, shaded and protected by large poplar trees. The sound of the river and birdsong is ever present, you are truly in the middle of wild mountain terrain, in an oasis of calm. The Genal valley is perennially green, with many species of trees and vegetation and surrounded by wildlife, from river otters to herons, eagles and griffon vultures.

The view is dominated by the Cristallena mountain out to the south, which can be seen from most of the property.

The area

Set in the Coto del Jarrequeque, it is surrounded by kilometres of wild land and old farmsteads.

It is a property to get away from it all, and yet it is only 30 minutes drive to the village of Gaucin, 30 minutes to the Costa del Sol beaches and 90 minutes to Malaga airport. The closest airport is Gibraltar at 45 minutes drive.

Gaucin is one of the white villages in the Serrania de Ronda, the range of mountains in the province of Malaga inland from Marbella, Puerto Banus and Estepona and half an hour from Ronda. Gaucin is known for its sweeping views down to Gibraltar, the Strait of Gibraltar and Morocco, the mythical Pillars of Hercules, as well as the surrounding mountain scenery of a wild natural beauty. Lying 600 metres above sea level, it is presided by the Castillo del Águila, a castle that was once a Roman stronghold and expanded by the Arabs.

Gaucin has been the inspiration for many artists and writers. The art collective Art Gaucín holds an open studios event once a year and many exhibitions through the year. There is a Gaucin Writers group that publish a short story anthology once a year and holds creative writing classes, seminars and retreats. The expansive countryside surrounding the village is criss-crossed by walking trails and there is a well established group of walkers who take to the hills every week. There are many local festivities through the year, including the reenaction of the taking of Gaucin by the French napoleonic troops.

It is serviced by several good bars and restaurants, has plenty of shops for essentials, antiques and handmade goods as well as a health food shop.

Well connected by road to Malaga, the Costa del Sol and Gibraltar, it also has a train station in the village of Colmenar lower in the valley that connects you to Algeciras, Ronda and from there to Madrid and Malaga by fast train.

Property Features

  • Close to River
  • commercial potential
  • Garden
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Land
  • Mountain
  • Multiple Buildings
  • River front
  • Views