COUNTRY PROPERTY GAUCIN ANDALUCIAN RIVERSIDE FARMHOUSE
country property for sale Gaucin ref MBSW1
An absolute gem of a property located by the river in Gaucin. The property has an Andalucian country house with a large porch and 4 bedrooms, set in lawned areas around the house. The rest of the land is agricultural with many productive fruit trees and beautiful vegetation all around. Only 20 minutes drive to Gaucin and 35 to the coast, this country haven is in a perfect location being both private surrounded by nature and within an easy commute of Gaucin and the Costa del Sol. Having its own access to the river Genal is also a fabulous advantage.
Standing in front of the property you see an andalucian style country home built on two levels with a generous covered porch for outdoor dining and a built seating area to the left of the porch with great views of the surrounding gardens.
As you enter, you find yourself in a large country kitchen conveniently just off the porch, and a hallway that leads to a large and inviting living room, with direct access onto the gardens, a guest bedroom is also accessed through here.
At the end of the hallway is also a large ground floor bedroom, and steps leading up to a smaller bedroom with its own bathroom and access to the roof terrace with great views of the surroundings.
The terrace access is also shared by the master bedroom, with an adjoining bathroom which has its own independent access from the ground floor.
The house has terracotta floors throughout and wooden beamed ceilings, Lots of bright rooms and many windows that all frame the greenery and vegetation of its beautiful surroundings make it a joy of a property with a warm and convivial feel to it.
Very picturesque with many unique and charming classic andalucian features its a beautiful country home in stunning natural surroundings with lots of verdant and fertile surrounding land.
A lush two hectares of completely flat land with many fruit trees and lots of cafir lime trees that are a cash crop, Large trees also populate the land make for many shaded areas giving you both agricultural land and sun dappled shady areas to relax in.
The house is surrounded by a manicured lawn and it has a large drive to park cars in. and is very private barely being able to make out the house from the access track.
The river area is incredibly lush and with some work and clearing of the local riverside autochthonous plants, you would get direct access to the river Genal which is one of the cleanest rivers in Andalucia.
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.