Property Reference PCB100
This unique 300-year-old ‘cortijo’ (600m2 farmhouse), set in 20,000m2 of pine, almond and olive trees, surrounded by cultivated fields, was once owned by the famous bullfighter Pedro Barrera Elbal. Lovingly renovated by the current owners, the property offers seven luxury suites, lounge, dining room, kitchen and library. Set in comfortable grounds away from the hustle and bustle of the city, situated just 12 minutes from Caravaca de la Cruz. The property has a large swimming pool with custom made double sunbeds and an outdoor kitchen, dining and seating area with built in barbeque.
Features: Ground floor
Lounge with antique log burning stove
Dining room with open fire
Bedroom suite with open fire, ensuite bathroom (shower/wash basin/WC) and private garden Bedroom suite, ensuite bathroom (shower/wash basin/WC)
Open plan kitchen/living/office area – range cooker, dishwasher, granite worktops, central island, lots of storage cupboards.
Bedroom and ensuite bathroom (shower/wash basin/WC)
Library on first floor with additional quiet seating area
3 bedroom suites with ensuite bathrooms (shower/wash basin/WC) Laundry storeroom
Bedroom and ensuite bathroom (bath/shower/wash basin/WC) Dressing room and storage area
Swimming pool (14m x 5m) – completely re-tiled in 2016 and converted to a non-chlorine pool. The area is separated from other areas of the garden by gates for safety. There is a feature palm tree island with steps into the pool for easy access. The surrounding terrace has lots of space for sunbeds, tables and chairs
4 garden areas laid with small stones, olive, almond, pine and fruit (cherry, plum, apple, peach) trees and a kitchen garden
Outdoor kitchen and WC – Chimenea for wood burning BBQ and sink
Pool pump house
Large storage out-house
Utility room housing water tank/boiler/oil tank/solar tanks/washing machine/tumble dryer
Large car parking area in front of property
Plot – 20,000m2 of pine and almond trees Stable and fenced paddock and small tack room
The property is situated in between the Murcian villages of La Encarnacion and La Almudema. It is 12 minutes from Caravaca de la Cruz – known as the City of Legend and is recognised as the fifth Holiest City in Cristendom. The sanctuary of Santa Cruz is home to a magnificent, miraculous cross which is celebrated for its healing powers. The city is a destination for pilgrims from all around the globe. In 2017 Caravaca held its seven-year jubilee, an honour presented to it by Pope Jean Paul II.
The property is located just on the edge of the Sierra Espuna National Park near the Murcian vineyards of Jumilla, Yeclar and Bullas and the historic city of Lorca. It is 50 minutes from the Region of Murcia (Corvera) airport and 1 1⁄2 hours from Alicante airport. It is also some forty minutes from the beach, and just three hours from Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountains.
The property has been completely refurbished. New roofs, new plumbing and electrics have been installed. The “cortijo” has been sympathetically decorated with much attention to detail and is beautifully presented with solid wooden doors and treated wooden beams throughout. Windows are double glazed and are fitted with fly-screens and traditional ironwork. There are oil fired radiators throughout the property.
Services: Mains electric (generator backup), water, septic tank, oil central heating, solar panels for hot water, Spanish TV aerial, English TV satellite dish, WIFI antenna.