For sale direct from the owners
This cortijo style country home is located just 10mins from the popular village of Iznajar and has some of the best views across the lake to the village available.
The location really does provide the best of both worlds – a secluded and tranquil location with great views but within easy reach of local amenities, bars and restaurants, the lakeside beach and with good access to the A92 motorway. Being on a tarmac road, the access to the property is stress free and there is no need for a 4×4 here.
The property retains a huge amount of charm, character and traditional features but has been modernised to provide all modern comforts – this has been a very popular holiday rental in recent years and has a rural tourism licence from the Junta de Andalucía.
The property can continue to be run as a holiday lettings business (bringing in a healthy income – average of £1,425 per week!) but it would also make a great permanent home. Given the privacy, views and space on offer, this home works on so many different levels.
The property benefits from 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in the main house but in addition, there is a 1 bedroom self-contained apartment to the rear – this creates all sorts of opportunities. Rent out the main house to generate the best income or live in the main house and rent out the apartment (ideal for friends and family even if you don’t charge them!).
The house has been refurbished to a high standard and is maintained regularly to ensure guest satisfaction – the property is connected to mains water, has an enhanced electrical supply and has further solar panels to heat all hot water. A back up system is also available. The owners have also recently installed Air/Con (provides heating and cooling) in the main living area, the guest apartment bedrooms and 4 other bedrooms – this is a very comfortable home year-round!
The property is stylish and comfortable – the best possible mix but here are a few more reasons we feel this house is a great home for the new owners…
♦ Superb views over Lake Iznajar, Iznajar village and the surrounding mountains
♦ 5 bedrooms and 4 bathroom (plus two further toilets) in the main house
♦ The self-contained 1 bedroom apartment comes with a private patio
♦ Tastefully renovated in 2004 and maintained to a high standard
♦ Tourism licence already in place – Ref 0005497
♦ Mains water & electric services
♦ Broadband Internet supplying a telephone and WiFi around the house
♦ Air/Con – heating and cooling in main living room, guest apartment and 4 other bedrooms
♦ Gated and walled 9m x 5m swimming pool
♦ Poolside bar area with sink and a choice of five terraces including the vine-shaded courtyard
♦ The gardens are stocked with peach, fig, pomegranate trees and cherry trees
♦ 10mins from Iznajar on a tarmac road
♦ Automatic irrigation system for gardens
♦ Traditional Andalucian style but with modern comforts
♦ Just 60 minutes to Malaga Airport and 50 minutes Granada Airport
♦ The property even has its own study access via a secret bookcase!
The property has two storage rooms for tools and swimming pool maintenance equipment. A substantial rain water deposit helps to cater for the garden irrigation and a laundry room is plumbed for a washer/dryer plus a toilet.
Location and surroundings
This charming home is surrounded by olive groves and being a traditional farming environment, the neighbours will do anything for you. They do, however, respect privacy and are there only if you need them.
With amazing views over the lake, the village of Iznajar, you would imagine, you’d be tucked down a long track which gets rutted in the winter – you couldn’t be further from the truth – just 10mins along a tarmac road gets you to all of the bars, restaurants and local amenities in Iznajar village.
Iznajar village dates back to Moorish times and has a huge array of shops, bars, restaurants and other modern facilities including a health centre, banks, post office and sports facilities.
The lake is a huge attraction and during the summer, the beach becomes a hive of activity with water sports available.
For supermarkets, further facilities and even a hospital there are a range of options including Rute and Antequera, a city now famous for its “dolmens” (recently granted World Heritage status and the famous EL Torcal Natural Park.
Access from the property is excellent with Iznajar village just 5kms away, Granada Airport can be reached in around 50mins, Malaga Airport is approximately an hour and the A92 motorway is 15mins away. This gives access to the major cities of Andalucia including Cordoba, Granada and Sevilla as well as Malaga and Antequera.