Esales Property ID: es5553455
Canillas de Albaida,
With its glorious natural scenery, warm climate, welcoming culture and low cost of living, Spain is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most desirable places across the world to live or visit. On offer here is a chance to make a smart financial investment into this magnificent part of the world.
Casa El Bolinar nestles in the Andalusian hills above two pueblo blancos ~ the white villages of Canillas de Albaida & Archez and with a backdrop of the Parque Natural.
This traditional renovated finca creates the ideal environment as either a fabulous full-time residence or quintessential holiday home. Accommodation comprises of three double bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, an elegant living room and well-equipped kitchen with dining area. The small twin room (with red rugs on the end of the bed) has a shower/wet room adjacent. This bedroom and the green bedroom along with the kitchen/diner and the child’s bedroom are all in the old traditional part of the finca.
The two new bedrooms and bathrooms en suite are situated in a new part with entrance off the Moroccan Courtyard. The courtyard is laid with tradition white and grey river stones with a small fountain in the middle. The sitting room is off the west side of the courtyard. The building is all joined with a shaded Argentinian overhang. Air conditioning & heating has been installed in majority of rooms and there are open fireplaces in the main living area, dining room and master bedroom, so comfort is assured throughout the seasons.
There is a dual back to back wood burner in the dining area/green bedroom. The two new en suite bedrooms and the sitting room have large open fires. There is a gardener who has looked after the property for many years. Also someone who does the pool and also a lady who has looked after the house for many years. They all know the property well and how it works.
The present owner bought the property 25 years ago as olive land with the traditional finca now extended and modernised to the highest comfort.
Set within secluded & established gardens planted with elegant palms, colourful bougainvillea, fragrant jasmine & variety of exotic Mediterranean shrubs, the house has been designed to make optimal use of its exterior space. A wraparound terrace provides a large dining area, perfect for al fresco meals with family & friends and a shady spot with comfortable seating to relax with a good book and while away those days and evenings.
To a lower level and gated for children´s safety is the inviting 10m x 5m pool with its large terrace for soaking up the sun and enjoying quality relaxation time. The present owner bought the property 25 years ago as olive land with the traditional finca now extended and modernized to the highest comfort.
Views from the terraces look over the scattering of white villages towards the coast and up to the Sierras. The close proximity of the Natural Park offers a haven for walkers & nature lovers.
The neighbouring villages of Archez, Canillas de Albaida & Cómpeta provide many amenities, including supermarkets, and a superb choice of tapas bars & restaurants serving tasty cuisine. The coast is within half an hours drive and the city of Málaga & airport approx. one hour away.
A wonderful property with stunning views, offering privacy & seclusion and a fantastic retreat for anyone looking for a taste of the real Andalusia.
The National Park is called The Sierra de Tejeda Alhama and Almijara the house sits under the mountain La Maroma (rope in Spanish) which is the tallest in the Malaga region at 2066 meters
ABOUT THE AREA
Canillas de Albaida is located inland in a mountainous region, 24 kilometres north of Torre del Mar, a journey that takes approximately 40 minutes. The distance to Malaga is 55 kilometres, approximately one hour’s drive.
A picturesque whitewashed village set in the heart of a rugged mountainous landscape. The Sierra de Tejeda, Alhama and Almijara mountains dominate the surrounding landscape and are home to some of Spain’s finest flora and fauna.
Canillas de Albaida offers a wonderful opportunity to see the old world Andalusia and take in some of the more fascinating and awe inspiring natural scenes that this great region has to offer
Places to visit
Excursions to the neighbouring area provide visitors with the opportunity to see eagles, wild boars and the ever well-balanced mountain goats, as well as taking in the aroma of the wild herbs that grow abundantly in the region.
The village is deeply routed in the time of the kindgom of Al Andalus; the name Albaida meaning white in Arabic. The Moorish influence is evident in the style of the village; a style that has become the identity of many of the whitewashed villages of Andalusia. There is a recognisable Arabic stone bridge and road, along with a later Christian church and the hermitages of San Anton and Santa Ana.
Typical local dishes include Potaje de Hinojos (fennel soup), cold almond and garlic soup (the famous ‘ajo blanco’) and fried pumpkin. There are also special sweetmeats eaten during the feasts of San Anton (2nd and 3rd Sunday in January), San Juan (24th June) and Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary), worshipped on the Sunday nearest to 7th October.
• 318m² of living space
• 19855m2 plot
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 Bathrooms
• Massive potential in the rental market
• Close to essential amenities like such as supermarkets and pharmacies by car
• Close to many excellent bars and restaurants by car
• Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of Spain
• Many excellent sports facilities, walking and cycling areas nearby
• 1 Children’s bedroom
• 1 guest toilet
• 10m x 5m Swimming pool
• 4 Double bedrooms
• 4 En suite bathrooms
• Air conditioning & heating
• Ample parking
• Built in barbecue with chimney
• Beamed ceilings
• Wooden double glazed windows with outside secure shutters
• Close proximity to village amenities
• Community water share and mains water
• Exterior shaded living area
• Fitted kitchen & dining room
• Fruit trees
• Irrigation system
• Laundry room
• Living room
• Log store
• Mediterranean gardens
• Open fireplaces
• Pool terrace
• Private location
• Stunning countryside & mountain views
• Terracotta floors
• Wood windows with shutters
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