Alpujarra - Lecrin, Spain
Townhouse for sale in Alcutar (Berchules), Spain
Beds: 7, Baths: 2
ID Number: 1847
Casa de Castillo
Full Description: This large, furnished townhouse on the central square of Alcutar, a charming village hidden away in the solitude of the Alpujarras, is only one and a half hours drive from Granada and half an hour from the beach. A popular retreat among artists and writers where life is quiet, colorful, and picturesque, attracting luminaries like Bertrand Russell, Virginia Woolf, and historian Gerald Brenan (member of the Bloomsbury Group and well known for his book South from Granada: Seven Years in an Andalusian Village). Christopher Stewart, former Genesis drummer and author of the celebrated Driving over Lemons, currently lives close to Alcutar in Orgiva.
The house sits opposite the town’s centuries old church and the fuente (fountain) where locals collect pristine spring water for drinking. Adjacent to the larger town of Berchules, Alcutar is the smaller, more serene of the two (Berchules is but a few minutes walk). The house has three floors; including a basement garage with ample storage and a roof terrace with a spectacular view of the Rio Guadalfeo and the Sierra Contraviesa mountains. The first floor is well suited for renting -- with a separate, lockable entrance in the foyer – or as additional accommodations for a large family; it has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, kitchen with fireplace, and dining room. The second floor has 4 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, kitchen with fireplace, and dining room. The plumbing and electric are connected, and the house is ready for a buyer to move in.