Productive 23 hectare olive and almond farm with beautiful completely renovated 5 bedroom house. The farm is off-grid and totally self-sufficient and the 5,500 olive trees produce the highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil.Situated near to Alhama de Granada with the airport at Granada just 30 minute
The cortijo is southwest facing and enjoys breath-taking views over the town of Alhama de Granada, towards the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama. The area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The 520 m2 house was built in 1886 and completely renovated in 2007, and it has all the original Arabic roof tiles. The ground floor is comprised of double height entrance hall, large kitchen with Belling Sandringham cooking range, microwave oven, dishwasher, wine cooler, and white goods. A utility room has white goods and the heating machinery.
A light and spacious corridor on 3 descending levels. Dining room. 26m2 reception room with 2 French windows and an open fireplace. 3 further reception rooms, one of which is currently used as an office, and one as a storeroom, another has a wood burner stove. Toilet and coat closet.
The staircase leads to the upper floor which has a library area overlooking the entrance hall. The Master bedroom is 54 m2 and has fitted wardrobes, a covered balcony and en-suite bathroom. There are 3 further double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and fitted wardrobes, 1 has a Juliet balcony. Single bedroom and linen closet.
The house could be available part furnished if required.
The house is off grid and self-sufficient, extremely well insulated with double glazing throughout. Thick walls guarantee that the house is warm in winter and cool in the summer. The lower floor has under floor central heating for the most part, and with radiators in two rooms. The upper floor has radiators throughout. Heat is provided via an olive pit burner. Every year the olive and almond tree prune produces over 10 tons of firewood logs. This could be sold locally.
There is an excellent internet connection via Wi-Fi throughout the whole house. 2 routers ensure Wi-Fi coverage throughout the house and garden. Working from home couldn’t be easier. Starlink internet is available locally. There is also a 1.2 metre satellite dish behind the house.
A 6 kilowatt electric supply is provided by a solar panel system and stored in a high-capacity battery bank. The electrical system, batteries, 2000 litre fuel tank, industrial compressor, and a 16kva diesel generator are situated in a separate shed. The generator provides emergency backup for electricity. There is an external 2000 litre fuel oil tank in the generator shed.
Water is obtained from a rainwater collection system or tanker deliveries during very dry periods, and is stored in a 30,000 litre water tank. Before entering the house, it is fully filtered and subject to UV disinfection, and passes through a water softening system.
The 230,000 m2 farm sits at an altitude of 1000m and is a productive working farm of 5,500 olive trees, and 850 almond trees. 20 hectares of old(100+ years) and new (20+ years) olive trees, 5,500 Picual, Picudo and Hojiblanca varieties and 3 hectares of mixed variety almond trees. The farm is in receipt of an annual EU subsidy. Laboratory oil analysis results are available. There is an opportunity to bottle and market your own oil.
50 metres from the house is a 100 m2 tractor shed with its own electric generator, water collection system, and a water depository of 15,000 litres.
The farm is sold with all the working farm machinery: A New Holland tracked tractor, an expandable olive trailer, a 1.4 m3 general purpose trailer. At harvest time, daily olive delivery to the local Cooperative (Los Tajos) uses a Land Rover Defender 110 with a purpose-built hydraulic tipping trailer with a 3500 kg capacity. Also, a 1500 litre sprayer, a plough, a rastra (harrow), a stone rake for the tractor, a towed mulching machine for shredding prunings, an almond husking machine, a fertiliser spreader, and all the equipment and tools needed for harvesting the olives and almonds. All of this, including the Land Rover Defender, is included in the sale of the property.
If required or preferred, all the farm work could be contracted out locally and a percentage of the profits earned for the owners.
Three tracks access the farm, but the main access to the cortijo is via a 1.6Km track which is accessible in all weathers. The tracks are owned by, and are the responsibility of, the local Municipality of Santa Cruz del Comercio. The nearest village to the farm is Santa Cruz de Comercio(1.8kms via a track) where you will find a supermarket, Medical Centre, bank, pharmacy, nursery & primary school. There is a weekly street market and at the top of the village are two swimming pools.
The pretty, ancient and historic town of Alhama de Granada is 10 kms approximately 50 kms from Granada. The medicinal thermal springs at the Balneario Spa offer a wide range of therapeutic treatments. The town has numerous bars, restaurants, supermarkets and a variety of shops, several banks, post office and Vets. The local Government offices are located here, along with Medical Centre, Police Station and petrol station.
- 2 Floors
- 5 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- 520m² Build Size
- 230,000m² Plot Size
- Terrace: Yes
- Parking: Yes
- EPC: Pending