Fantastic Three Bedroom House on 15 Acres of Private Land, Gandesa, Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain
No matter what else is happening across the world, one thing that will remain consistent throughout is the stunning beauty of the Spanish countryside. This fantastic house offers a chance to make a shrewd investment into this glorious part of the world.
Located just outside Gandesa, right in the heart of the famous Terra Alta wine region, this magnificent property features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, dining area, log burner, gas for hot water, roof terrace and is situated in 15 acres of private land that includes a forest area with almond and olive trees for cultivation.
in an era where we all need to be more environmentally aware, this property certainly plays its part with the property by running the electricity through a solar powered system. Not only are these features setting the standard we all need to follow in terms of environmental awareness, but they have the added benefit of huge savings on energy bills for the lucky owner.
This house not only offers a comfortable, spacious, and modern place to live but also the chance to venture into the lucrative and ever-growing holiday rental market. Thanks to the emergence of direct rental sites such as Airbnb and booking.com, the holiday rental market has grown rapidly for private owners over the past decade and, unsurprisingly, Catalonia continues to be one of the fastest growing areas across Europe in this context. Gandesa is not only a wonderful area in itself, thanks mainly to its links to the stunning wine country region of Terra Alta but is also a good base from which to discover the endless other wonders of this famous country such as nearby Zaragoza, Tarragona and the glorious Barcelona, which is just over 1.5 hours away by car. Despite being surrounded by lush green countryside, the property is also just a short drive away (30 mins approx.) from many of the area’s beaches along the mesmerising Balearic sea coastlines.
Another huge draw for the property is the fact that this area is a hotbed for various sports and leisure activities, with many excellent walking/cycling/water-sports and fishing areas nearby in areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Parc Natural dels Ports, Serres de Pandols-Cavalls and Serres de Cardo-el Boix.
The area is also very well-connected transport wise both locally and internationally with Reus Airport just 49 miles away.
ABOUT THE AREA
With its own language and unique local customs, Catalonia feels distinct from the rest of Spain, and, beyond Barcelona, its four provinces unveil an astounding wealth of natural splendour. Pyrenean peaks loom above meadows and glittering lakes, plains are pock-marked with volcanic cones, rocky coves border sandy beaches and wind-blown capes give way to serene seaside paths and fertile vineyards.
Gandesa is the capital of the Terra Alta region in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. This provincial town was in the heartland of the Battle of the Ebro. it was captured early by the Nationalists and held against Republican counter-attacks until their final retreat. Today the town features one of the museums about the Spanish Civil War that is amongst the best adapted to international visitors in this region, thus making it a good starting point for explorations on this subject. in 1999 the Centre for the Study of the Battle of the Ebro, abbreviated CeBe (for ‘Centre d’Estudis de la Batalla de l’Ebre ‘) opened its museum to visitors. it is run independently from (but in co-operation with) the Consorci Memorial dels Espais de la Batalla de l’Ebre. This makes Gandesa an important stop on any Spanish Civil War themed tour of the region.
Today’s Gandesa is a small provincial town, with roughly 4000 inhabitants, but is an important centre for wine production in this area. And good wine it is! Especially the white Grenache!
in the historic centre, we will visit the Church of the Assumption, which has a transitional Romanesque style. Also noteworthy in the church square are the old Town Hall, which preserves a Gothic style, now converted into a cultural venue, and the Castella Palace, which belonged to the Knights Templar before being turned into a makeshift prison in the 19th century. in the surrounding area, the iberian village of Colle del Moro and the Sanctuary of La Fontcalda, where the thermal spring of the same name flows, are worth a visit.
On the festive side, the first weekend in November, Gandesa organizes its wine festival (www.festadelvi.cat). in addition, gourmets will not fail to delight in traditional local sweets with liqueur, honey or almonds. On 17 January, during Sant Antoni, there will be a parade of shepherds, shepherdesses, donkeys and “baconets”, a colourful festivity!
For a superb visual representation of the area, copy and paste the following link to your browser: https://youtu.be/rUDyaPthiOY
Located in a private area surrounded by breath-taking natural scenery
15 Acres of land included in price
includes forest area with almond and olive trees for cultivation
Spacious 104m2 house, bungalow style
Solar powered electricity (meaning huge savings on energy bills)
Small attic for storage accessed by a staircase
Gas for hot water
Roof terrace (with railings for safety)
Surrounded by stunning views of Pandol and Cavalls mountain range
No light pollution so stargazing is spectacular
Massive potential as a holiday rental home
Close to essential amenities yet private and secluded
Surrounded by a vast array of excellent walking, cycling, water-sports and fishing areas in nearby places of outstanding natural beauty
Short drive from many wonderful beaches
Excellent local transport links
Reus Airport 49 miles away