Two house property. Country home and guesthouse with gardens and beautiful lake views just outside the walls of the castle village Castillo de Castellar, in the nature park Los Alcornocales. Both houses have been renovated and refurbished. All deeds are updated. It is one of the few houses in the village that is completely legal.
Ground floor: large equipped kitchen, dining room/play room with beautiful high ceiling, living room with wood burner and doors to the front garden, bathroom with large shower, wc and bidet and hallway.
Upstairs is a large loft-style bedroom with toilet and washbasin, and a further bedroom with internal “windows” opening over the dining room. The house has chestnut beams throughout, antique pine windows with shutters, and an iron spiral staircase.
Open-plan living room/kitchen with wood burner, a double bedroom and a bathroom with fantastic views. Completely renovated with chestnut beamed ceilings and tiled flooring as well.
Outside there are gardens, a raised irrigated vegetable plot and a variety of trees, a shed and a pergola. The property is walled all round and has off-road parking at the front. Both houses were built in 1952 of wide stone walls, are sited on solid rock and retain many original features. They have views of the castle and the lake.
The guesthouse has been a popular vacation rental with license and can provide extra income.
Castillo de Castellar (de la Frontera) was just listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. It is located within the Nature Reserve of Parque Natural de Alcornocales, next to the reservoir formed by the Guadarranque River and situated at the end of a beautiful mountain road that runs off the A368. Part of the village is within the castle, surrounded by the walls of a well preserved Moorish fortress, with the rest of the village houses located outside the castle walls. It is a protected area and thus will have no more building.
There are some restaurants and bars within walking distance and the village has a multinational, friendly atmosphere. The stunning scenery offers acres of walking, cycling, and horse riding, and its elevated position gives wonderful clear views of the North African coast, Gibraltar and the white villages and mountains to the north.
Castellar de la Frontera is 30 min from Gibraltar and the airport, 20 min from the commercial center at Los Barrios with Carrefour, Lidl, Media Markt, Decathlon, Leroy Merlin etc. The 'new' village at the foot of the hill has all the usual amenities such as bank, postoffice, supermarket, theatre etc.
Much of Andalusia enjoys in excess of 300 days of sun a year. In Castellar the summers are hot but tempered by pleasant breezes. Winters are mild. It is a very special place to live; peaceful and safe and truly beautiful. This two house property would make a perfect permanent or holiday home.
The house comes unfurnished. Rent to buy can be an option.