Rarely will you find such a unique opportunity…
An extensive property in a completely private setting, surrounded by mature gardens and hedging then bordering stunning countryside. The twist and advantage comes when you realise the two attached villas sit on a large plot of ‘Urban’ land (5,000M2) as opposed to ‘Rustic’ land. This situation is so rare and offers unique advantages!
The ‘Urban’ classification of the land brings with it the freedom to develop the two villas with easy to obtain permits (as opposed to the impossibility of applying for the same permits on ‘Rustic’ land). The garage is likely to be able to obtain a change of use and be developed, and even an additional swimming pool is likely to be allowed. The villas were built in 1989 when Urbanisations split plots more generously. 5,000M2 Urban land/gardens per property is unheard of on modern urbanisations today!
The flexibility that is on offer allows:
The buyer to create a dream permanent home with superb separate accommodation for visiting guests. The creation of an amazing holiday lettings complex with easy access and stunning setting. Or perhaps, a home for an extended family to live together yet independently.
This immaculately cared for home borders ‘Rustic’ farm land which cannot be built on so you get stunning, unspoilt country views alongside easy access off a very quiet but good quality road.
The urbanisation of El Curato, Almogia has a very convenient location:
1 minute South by car is a very popular bar/restaurant on the road into Almogia. It is English owned and serves good food. If you are British, it serves a little taste of home!
2 mins’ North by car to two well renowned and excellent Spanish bar/restaurants ventas in the rural hamlet of Pastelero. At weekends, Malagenos drive out of Malaga city to enjoy the fabulous home cooking of these two special restaurants.
2 mins’ drive South by car is the historic village of Almogia. A pueblo blanco with everything needed for every day living.
5 mins’ drive South to a very good size supermarket on the outskirst of Almogia village.
15 mins’ drive North/East is the large village/small town of Villanueva de la Concepcion (located in the foothills of the El Torcal mountain range) where you will find further amenities.
30 mins’ drive South is Malaga city and Malaga airport.
With this unique property comes unique opportunities:
♦ Run a holiday rentals business with Villa 1 used as owners accommodation (without a pool) and holiday let the Villa 2 (with a swimming pool).
♦ Add a swimming pool for the use of Villa 1. This is made possible (subject to standard planning permission) due to the ‘Urban’ classification of the land. This would not be permissible by law if the property were on ‘Rustic’ land.
♦ Convert the excellently constructed garage into additional holiday rental/guest accommodation with a ‘change of use licence’ from the town hall (only permissible due to the Urban classification of the land). The garage has a great roof terrace with 360 degree panoramic views.
♦ Create a holiday rental complex of 2 villas and 1 studio apartment and use a locally based and very well renowned property management company called Expression Property Services to handle the change overs, cleaning and maintenance of the pool and land. There is no need to be in Spain whilst the holiday makers enjoy your properties!
♦ Live together as an extended family yet have independence from each other (a villa each) plus add another pool if you wish.
♦ Make one large villa out of the two (there is already a doorway that can be re-purposed) for the enjoyment of a large family.
This property has a very special location that is easily accessed immediately off the Almogia to Villanueva de la Concepcion road that is exceptionally well maintained yet used very little and therefore it is quiet. There is a flowering Oleander lined driveway to the property.
They are very special – taking in the full limestone El Torcal Mountain range to the North, down towards the Mediterranean Sea to the South and to the East and West all you will see is the well tended agricultural farmland owned by one family who has two large farms in the immediate area.
Keep the villas as they are or use an architect to produce plans for the transformation of the villas to fulfil your needs – or perhaps you have the vision yourself!..
With the use of a good architect or good imagination, because of the way the villas are constructed (steel pillars), many walls can easily be knocked through and or re-positioned as desired.
If you do want to do any work to the villas, there are reliable and well established trades people in the area who speak English (if this is helpful and you don’t speak Spanish). Of course, there are many Spanish companies locally that can assists also.
Villa 1 currently used by the owners (with Villa 2 for guests):
Large fully fitted kitchen/dining room with patio doors and side window overlooking the gardens. If desired, the kitchen could very cheaply and easily be knocked into the sitting room to create one large open-plan living/kitchen/dining room.
Sitting room with wood burning stove. The stud partition wall separating the kitchen from the living room can easily come down if desired
Study an excellent use of space, located in the generous size hallway and overlooking the conservatory.
Large conservatory that can easily accommodate soft seating and a dining table and chairs. The views are lovely and take in the very mature Mediterranean garden.
Bedroom 1 is a specious double bedroom with full fitted wardrobes. The bedroom overlooks the rear garden and if desired, French doors could be installed to fully appreciate the views of the El Torcal mountain range. This bedroom uses the family bathroom.
Family bathroom a very large bathroom with scope to create the bathroom of your dreams if desired!
Bedroom 2 is a good size double bedroom with en-suite pod within the room containing a shower, w.C. And hand-basin.
Private entrance driveway and parking separated from the Villa 2.
Private front garden fenced and hedged from Villa 2. The front garden is a very mature Mediterranean garden that flowers throughout all seasons. There is a good size terrace with pergola that covers an alfresco dining area.
Private rear side and garden that has many different areas. The garden is beautiful and features many very mature palms, yukkas, flowering shrubs, extensive hedging and various vegetable plots. There is ample space to keep chickens also if desired. Equally, there is ample space to install a swimming pool for private use by Villa 1.
Villa 2 (currently used as separate guest accommodation)
Open-plan living/kitchen/diner with wood burning stove.
Spacious conservatory to the front of the property that can easily accommodate soft seating and a dining table and chairs. It takes in wonderful views of the front garden and on a clear day you can see the sea and watch the cruise liners leave Malaga port at night, lit up in all their glory.
Bedroom 1 is a light and bright spacious double with patio doors to the rear terrace and garden and also a window to the front garden. This room benefits from an en-suite pod within the room that contains a w.C. And hand basin.
Bedroom 2 is a spacious twin bedroom with patio doors to the rear terrace and garden. This room has an internal door that is currently not in use that connects Villa 1 with Villa 2 if desired.
Bedroom 3 is a small double or spacious single bedroom with a window overlooking the rear garden.
Family bathroom containing a shower, w.C. And hand-basin.
Front terrace accessed off the front conservatory and surrounded by flowers.
Rear terrace half covered with a pergola for shade and half open. There is a great Andalucian style bbq with chimney, ideal for alfresco dining.
Rear garden – a wonderful place to explore and enjoy. It has a lawn, a petanque pitch and a small olive orchard.
8M x 4M swimming pool with Caribbean style thatched parasols for shade is located in the garden of Villa 2.
Private entrance driveway and parking area is available for guests using Villa 2.
Double garage (36M2):
Located next to Villa 2 and built to the same standards as the villas. It is a very spacious detached garage with an external staircase that rises to a roof terrace with 360 degree panoramic views – possibly some of the best views available in Andalucia.
The garage is spacious and beneath it is a very clever grey water treatment system that uses a chamber system to clean water for use on the garden. This can be retained or replaced with a traditional septic tank and the garage could (with standard planning permission) be converted into Villa 3 – an independent studio apartment with private roof terrace. A Jacuzzi on the roof terrace would be wonderful!
A very good size metal shed accommodates much of the equipment required to maintain the garden. This is located next to the garage but is completely hidden by hedging.
Telephone is via a land-line.
Broadband is via the land-line with a speed of 1.7MBs (it is believed this speed can be increased on application to the phone company)
Television is currently viewed via satellite (Sky UK television channels)
The local community:
El Curato urbanisation is a small community of approximately 20 properties. They are owned and lived in on a permanent basis or used as holiday homes by numerous nationalities – Northern Europeans (English, Scandinavian, French etc.) and Spanish.
Almogia village, just a few minutes drive away is a traditional village of mainly Spanish nationals but there are few foreigners living in the village too.
Everyone mixes well and the Andalucians are very friendly and welcoming.
These two villas surrounded by a very special garden are a rare find. They offer huge potential for a variety of buyers who have different Spanish dreams.
Gillian & Trevor the owners have lived in, loved and enjoyed this property on a full-time basis for over 20 years. They are only selling in order to retire to a smaller property. They welcome you to view the property to see how you would make it your home!