- Country House
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Reception rooms: 2
- Property size: 159 sqm
- Land size: 46369 sqm
- Year built: 1980
Fabulous Peaceful Location
Wonderful Landscaped Gardens
Fully Reformed Cortijo
Large Fully Fitted Kitchen with Central Island
Light Bright Dining Area
Large Lounge with Log Burner
4 Double Bedrooms (2 with built in wardrobes)
Family Bathroom and En-Suite
Central Heating, Double Glazing and Log Burner
2 Double Carports and Shed
This fabulous fully renovated cortijo is located just a short 5 minute drive from the centre of Caudete (02660). Nestled in its own olive grove “Finca Oasis” really lives up to its name as it is a beautiful home surrounded by fabulous gardens. The area is a very quiet place to live yet with all the amenities you need for day to day living close to hand. The views are truly amazing with the “Sierra del Cuchillo” prominent from all aspects of this property and the “Sierra Oliva” a wonderful backdrop to this home. If you are looking to live the “good life” then look no further, this is perfect for you. There is plenty of space for chickens, goats and pigs allowing for self sufficiency and if you are keen to reduce your carbon footprint, this property boasts a very comprehensive solar system. If you are looking for a laid back, peaceful, relaxed life then this house and the beautiful gardens are just perfect, secluded but not isolated.
There are two plots totalling 43,369sqm, the “top plot” with the house is 21,077sqm and planted with 229 cultivated olive trees providing an income dependent upon quantity and oil price . The “bottom plot” is 25,292sqm with the first section of 2,850sqm an orchard with a further 42 olive, 3 walnut, 4 pear, 10 almond and 18 plum trees. The remaining 22,442sqm is perfect for horses or any other animals desired and is equally perfect for planting with more trees as required. Should you not want to farm the land yourselves then the local co-operative offers a service to do this so you ensure your peace and privacy with all the work taken care of!!
On the “top plot” an area of 3,125sqm has been fully fenced and is therefore secure for animals and children alike. The fenced area is entered via an electric sliding gate in front of a palm tree lined driveway that leads to a carport for two cars and plenty of additional parking. Next to the carport you have a wooden storage shed that has just been re-roofed and has an electric supply and a log store is to the rear of the shed.
The fenced area has been fully landscaped and is a Mediterranean Oasis that is stunning throughout the year with numerous palms, shrubs, bed areas and terracing, offering various seating areas to enjoy the views. This beautiful garden is a true feature of this property and is an absolute joy to walk around no matter what time of year and is enhanced with a bespoke freeform swimming pool that has a beach type entry and is absolutely perfect for all ages to enjoy. On one side of the swimming pool there is a 28sqm pergola with lazy spa, BBQ and seating area all covered allowing you to relax in the shade and a further seating area to the side that is uncovered for the sun worshippers. On the opposite side of the pool there is ornamental grass that is a perfect area to lie and sunbathe under the palm trees. Within all these areas there is outside lighting allowing you to enjoy the gardens during the day and evening. There is a lovely courtyard area leading from the house that also provides welcome shade in the summer months.
To the rear of the garden there is a separate fenced area with water for growing fruit and vegetables, currently there are apple, cherry, pear, peach, flat peach, apricot, hazelnut trees along with grape vines, gooseberries, raspberries and strawberries. Within this area there is also a further carport that houses two tractors and there are double gates allowing for easy access to the land.
The main property itself is entered via a covered porch area into a room that is currently used as a snug but could be a fourth bedroom if required. There is a lovely stained glass window facing east that gives beautiful colours in this room when the sun is rising. There is a further window to the front of the property and below this a radiator, there is a panel glazed door leading to the hallway that runs through the centre of the house and the next room you come to is the master bedroom. The master bedroom is a lovely size and a very bright room with radiator, double doors leading to the side terrace and garden, a very relaxing place to watch the sun rise with your morning coffee, there is also a stained glass window into the hallway. There is an en-suite with a bath, walk-in glass panelled shower, vanity sink unit, toilet, towel rail, radiator and window overlooking the rear garden. Off the en-suite you also have a nice size storeroom with plenty of shelving. Back to the hallway you have a radiator and full height coat cupboard with extra storage above also two further double bedrooms, each with built in wardrobes and windows overlooking the front aspect of the garden with radiators below. The family bathroom is also accessed from the hallway, this comprises a walk-in glass panelled shower, vanity sink and wc, towel rail and a window overlooking the rear garden. From the hallway you also gain access to the roof space that covers the whole property and provides excellent storage space.
At the end of the hallway you have a glass panelled door leading to a very spacious and bright lounge with a nook to one end, perfect as an office space. The lounge has double doors leading to a covered area at the front of the property and a low curved wall enclosing a succulent garden with water feature is located here. There are two fixed windows overlooking the clourtyard and swimming pool beyond and from all the doors and windows in this room you have great views of the surrounding gardens and countryside. Between the two fixed windows is a very effective 14kw log burner with a feature wall behind and there are also two radiators in this room.
A large archway leads from the lounge to a very pleasant kitchen diner. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of base units and has a gas oven, grill and hob with extractor over in one corner and both the washing machine and dishwasher are built in. There is a large island that provides additional storage and seating to one end. A tall fridge/freezer with cupboard over and a larder unit with microwave unit is in one corner and in another corner there is a double base unit with glazed unit above. The kitchen has a glazed door leading to the covered courtyard area and there are two further opening windows. At the other side of the kitchen is the bright dining area that has a fixed window to the side elevation and two radiators.
Off the kitchen you have a good size store room fitted with a range of base and wall cupboards and space for a fridge/freezer. In this room the batteries and all other equipment is located for the solar system. This store room leads to a further room that is the location for the pellet boiler, hot water boiler and water softener. There is plenty of storage here for pellets and additional items, there is a door here to the rear of the property and garden.
To enhance everything as mentioned above, it must be mentioned that all opening windows and doors are UPVC double glazed with integrated shutters and fly screens on most, plus rejas are installed throughout the property. Central heating is installed throughout the property and is heated via a 29kw pellet boiler. All external walls have been dry lined with insulation and the loft has also been insulated. The insulation aids with maintaining warmth in the winter but also keeping the property cool in the summer. There is a water softener providing softened water throughout the property plus a filtered drinking water system installed into the kitchen as well. There are plenty of power points throughout the property both internal and external. Internet and a fixed telephone line are installed. There are various water points around the garden and much of the garden is irrigated. There are plans showing water and electric layouts and operating instructions for various equipment for all aspects of the house. There is a generator for back up if and when required.
Caudete is a typical inland Spanish town with a population of approximately 10,000 people. There is a medical centre with 24 hour emergency service, schools, dentists, numerous bars, restaurants, two supermarkets, banks and many independent shops. You have everything you need for day to day living right in the town. There are 3 neighbouring towns Yecla, Villena and Almansa all offering further variety and Villena also has a train station. It is just 45 minutes to Alicante and little over an hour to Murcia and Valencia.