Alpujarra - Lecrin, Spain
Cortijo for sale in Torvizcon, Spain
Beds: 5, Baths: 1
ID Number: 407
R063 Cortijo Contraviesa
Full Description: This is a fabulous opportunity to buy a fully working farm with a beautiful cortijo set in the breathtaking Sierra Contraviesa with views of the Sierra Nevada, snowcapped for half the year.
The house has been tastefully restored in the traditional style, with thick walls for insulation and wooden beams in some of the ceilings. You enter the ground floor and on the left is a large bathroom with utility room leading from the bathroom. There are also two bedrooms, a kitchen, lounge and dining area. Next door is a large barn area about 13m x 9m in size divided into six areas. Structurally sound, could easily convert into a further living area. On the other side of the house on the same level is a bodega where the current owners store their quality wine, (I know I have tasted it!). It comes with three large barrels for maturing the different vintages.
Upstairs in the main house is a landing area, a lounge, master bedroom and two double bedrooms all overlooking the Sierra Nevada. There is a further large spare room and to the rear of, but on the same level as the top floor is a very large working wine processing area. Also part of the building is a stone built chicken house. The farm is almost totally self-sufficient and provides a comfortable annual income for three people coming with over thirty five hectares of land, over thirty of which is productive land and the rest protected Spanish Oak trees etc. There are fifteen hectares planted to mature almonds providing on average 12,000 kilos per annum, three and a half hectares planted to drying figs which yield around 3,500 kilos per annum and eleven and a half hectares of grape vines which produce 5,000 litres of quality saleable wine per annum. All these crops are organic making for a very healthy lifestyle! In addition to the cash crops there are many mature fruit trees providing apples, pears, plums, apricots, peaches, walnuts and chestnuts. In fact something practically all year round. But best of all there are crocuses providing jarfuls of saffron, which if production were increased could provide a lucrative alternative cash crop.