For sale direct from the owners!
This stunning property is one of the most interesting, rare and most spectacular opportunities we have seen in many years – a nature lover’s delight. An unspoiled wilderness located within the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park which was established as far back as 1986 and covers the eastern and north-eastern part of the province of Jaén, Andalucia, Spain.
The property is held within a Spanish SL (limited company) and buying directly from the owners could provide a superb way to acquire this rare opportunity.
The property comprises 1,600 acres (650 hectares) of prime recreational and unspoiled countryside. Surrounded by mountains, valleys and lakes, the possibilities are endless as a secure and private home or as a business. Currently used as a private estate with a low key rural tourism venture, it could easily be adapted into an equestrian estate, continue with a nature related business and or develop sporting and recreational activities.
The property could make the most marvellous private home or retreat away from the stress and spotlight of modern life – privacy, peace and stunning surroundings can be guaranteed.
Located midway between Jaen, the capital of the Jaen province and Murcia, the capital of the Murcia region and Albacete this property is not isolated. Still, when you own so much land, it is not inconceivable to arrive via a helicopter if a rural escape is needed for a well-known celebrity or business person.
The property is a fully functional working estate surrounded by high mountains and pine forests – the range of wildlife is incredible including wild boar, wild Iberian cats, Ibex, deer, and 125 species of birds (of which 26 species are birds of prey). The Natural Park has an incredible wealth of flora and fauna and attracts nature lovers from across the world.
Principally used as a private retreat, it was also successfully set-up as a 5 star rural tourism business, the property is a nature lover’s dream.
Buildings within the estate…
There is currently a large, totally refurbished farmhouse – “Cortijo de Rio Madera” with a swimming pool which offers the main accommodation for guests. This building measures approximately 500M2 and offers 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and various living/dining areas. Outside is a large terrace ideal for relaxing and dining.
A second building, “Casa de los Cazadores” (also renovated) adds a further 400M2 to the level of accommodation (and 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms).
There is an adjoining garage which could also be converted to create separate studio accommodation.
Further tourist accommodation could be created if that is required – there are already permissions in place for two further buildings, 2 swimming pools, tennis courts, stables, ménage and paddocks – it very much depends on the route new owners wish to take the estate in.
The key benefits of this interesting opportunity include…
♦ 1600 acre private estate currently set up for rural tourism, logging and further ancillary businesses
♦ Endless possibilities for future business, sporting activities or as a private retreat
♦ Peace and tranquillity guaranteed but the location is not isolated
♦ A huge variety of flora, fauna, indigenous wildlife and 125 species of birds in the area
♦ Located within the heart of a Unesco protected Natural Park
♦ 900M2 of buildings with permissions in place to increase this if needed
♦ Current accommodation includes 12 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms across two buildings
♦ Various living rooms, impressive dining room, kitchen, larder & laundry, library and family/games room and a TV room
♦ Large outdoor spaces including covered dining area and viewing terrace with covered BBQ area
♦ Open garage for 2 cars, children’s play area and space to accommodate many visitor cars
♦ Swimming pool with panoramic views and permissions in place for 2 more
♦ Close to local amenities, bar/restaurants and shops
♦ Vehicles, furniture, and contents can be acquired by separate negotiation
The whole estate is registered by the Andalucian Ministry of Tourism and it has been awarded the highest grade possible “Superior”. Through a careful management programme, the estate ensures the protection of its wonderful natural environment, which is home to a great variety of indigenous wildlife. Work is underway on a 10 year wood plan which will harvest the pine within the estate and could bring in as much as €25,000 per annum.
The location of the property ensures peace, tranquillity and privacy however, you do not lose out on creature comforts – solar power and under-floor heating have been installed, whilst wood from the estate serves as fuel for the large open fireplace and stoves during the cooler months. Having two properties within the estate, there is plenty of scope for the main cortijo becoming a family home with a separate guest house available to visitors.
There are very few places like this in Western Europe with no pollution, clear skies and panoramic views with a feeling of space and seclusion.
The legal ownership is well structured with a Spanish company holding the assets. The Spanish company has about Euros 1.4 million of tax losses which could be utilised by a new owner. The whole estate is also split into 4 separate deeds to enable new owners to manage the estate in the future.
This country estate or “finca” in Spanish, should have been acquired by the Junta de Andalucía before the current owners bought the property but due to a lack of finances, they were unable to do so. Being located within the eye of a protected Natural Park, they still have a first right of refusal over its sale due to its value and importance within the Natural Park.
This is an unprecedented opportunity to own and develop (in any way required) a stunning and very large piece of rural Andalucian real estate – at a price that some years ago would be unimaginable.
The use of the word “bargain” is far too frequently seen these days in Spain but this really is a terrific opportunity to own a large slice of beauty and seclusion at a hugely discounted figure.
If you would like to know more, we can introduce you to the owner, Daniel, to discuss any aspect of this property – having been an integral part of the purchase, renovation and development of the whole estate, Daniel is a fantastic source of information.