JM Real Estate Consulting Spain offers for sale a beautiful, authentic and very nicely renovated cortijo in Vélez Blanco. As a real estate agent you sometimes come across special properties with a special story. The cortijo we are showing you here is such a property. Beautiful, authentic, very neatly renovated. The cortijo with stables is situated in a beautiful spot just outside the southern Spanish mountain village Vélez Blanco and overlooks the valley and the surrounding mountains. If you want to live peacefully and enjoy nature in all its aspects, or if you want to start a Bed and Breakfast in a breathtaking place, then this is the ideal location. You don´t have to worry about a tourist license, applying for one is just a formality. So what is the story behind this cortijo We are happy to tell you. In 2004, there was a programme by television producer Endemol called ´Trouble in Paradise´. In this programme, seven couples were allowed to renovate an old cortijo, vote each other out, after which only one winner remained. And one of these cortijos we now have for sale. The cortijo has indeed been beautifully refurbished and we are proud to show it to you. We drive out of the village of Vélez Blanco and arrive at the cortijo via a narrow, paved road. It is a large property of no less than 495 m2 built on a plot of over 41,287 m2. So you don´t have to worry about neighbours who suddenly build a cortijo nearby, peace and quiet are guaranteed. We park the car next to an annexe that is partly finished and where two more flats could easily be created. For this, as for all other outbuildings, the necessary licences have been issued and the property has recently been provided with an AFO. There is also a licence for keeping horses at this location. The cortijo has water rights and there is a balsa (water storage) present to store the water. There is a water source on the property that provides its own spring water in years when there is sufficient rainfall. We walk past the front of the cortijo and arrive at a large space that is currently used for storage. Here we find a wood oven and a fireplace and there is a generator to provide electricity should there be a power cut. A little lower on the property is a large water storage area that could easily be converted into a private swimming pool. A big plus during the hot summer months that Andalucia is so well known for. The stables are suitable for keeping several horses. They are equipped with two spacious boxes, a saddle room, a spacious area for storage of feed and a cleaning area. Due to the open structure, there is always sufficient ventilation.Now let´s have a look inside the cortijo. We enter the cortijo and enter the large, modern open plan kitchen that is fully equipped. The kitchen has two ovens, a microwave oven, a built-in coffee machine, a built-in dishwasher, a four-burner cooker with built-in grill and, very handy for people who like to cook frequently, a waste bin built into the worktop. The top chefs among you can really indulge themselves here. From the kitchen we have access to the spacious living room that is located one level higher. The way this ground floor has been designed gives a very pleasant, atmospheric view. Note the thick walls and the authentic beamed ceilings, here we see a perfect combination of the past and the present. In the back part of the ground floor, there is a cosy reading area with a wood-burning stove. Do you see yourself sitting here during the fresher winter evenings, enjoying a good book and a nice glass of wine Let the busy life just pass you by. The cortijo has seven very spacious bedrooms, each decorated and furnished in its own way. The beautiful authentic tiled floors downstairs and the wooden floors upstairs give the whole a luxurious and pleasant atmosphere. The cortijo has underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor. Some of the bedrooms have bathrooms en suite, and there are also two separate bathrooms. All bathrooms are modern and nicely executed with toilet, sink, shower and/or bath. Please note the particularly pleasant style of the blue bathroom. Can you imagine relaxing in the bathtub in the middle of the bathroom while looking out through the window at your outdoor area Or would you rather enjoy a rain shower in your bathroom with those rare gold-coloured tiles The choice is yours. Imagine transforming this cortijo into a Bed and Breakfast or spending your days here with your family and friends. Life smiles at you.Town Velez-blancoProvince AlmeríaNo. of inhabitants 1.984Area 440,9 km2Velez-Blanco is an Andalusian municipality located in the province of Almeria and more specifically in the region of Los Velez. With a little less than 2,000 inhabitants, the local heritage includes the Cave Art of the Iberian Peninsula, which includes more than 8 caves and local archaeological sites, the most important of which is the Cueva de Ambrosio, El Castillo de los Fajardo, several palace-houses and various buildings of traditional architecture with examples of Mudejar, Renaissance, Baroque and historicist architecture.Sociodemography – Inhabitants 1.984- Number of households 1,930- Average age of people 47 years old- Percentage foreigners 17.- Average level of education Secondary schoolDwellings – Percentage dedicated to second homes 39 – Number of hotels per 1,000 resident inhabitants 3,6 Services – Number of pharmacies 1- Number of primary schools 4- Number of secondary schools 1Location Distance to Almería, the provincial capital 89,7kmAre you curious about this property Then feel free to come and take a look. The team of JM Real Estate Consulting Spain would like to show you around. 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