Stunning village house with 3/4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This is one of the few houses in the village that has a beautiful, and generously sized swimming pool, set within a walled garden. Also included is a self-contained 1 bedroom studio with bathroom. This unique property has been stylishly renovated and retains many of its original features. Also included in the sale price are many pieces of superb antique furniture and objets d art. This exceptional property, located in a quiet part of the village would make a perfect full time or holiday home, with a rental potential for the studio apartment.
Situation and Outside space
The property is in an excellent location in the traditional white village of Canillas De Albaida, within walking distance of all the local amenities and close to the larger town of Competa. There are 3 different entrances; via the main door, from an upper street leading to steps down to the swimming pool, and also via the utility/pool room from a lower street. Parking is close by and the house can be accessed for loading and unloading via the lower street
The property has a number of wonderful outside spaces. The walled swimming pool terrace has plenty of space for sunbeds, table and chairs for outside dining and has a part open/part covered terrace (5.0m x 3.2m) with built in seating and a barbeque. There are flower beds (on an irrigation system) with mature plants and an impressive large pink bougainvillea. The pool (5.5m x 2.7m) has corner steps and is tiled with traditional blue pool tiles.
Poolside shade is provided by a new, retractable awning and there is also a wc with Andalucian floor tiles and feature wash basin.
The two secondary entrances from the street provide independent access to the large pool/utility room and pool and also to the studio apartment.
Additionally, there is a tranquil, private Moorish-style terrace (5.0m x 3.5m) accessed from the dining room. It is part shaded with fixed seating, a free-standing mosaic-tiled fountain and a small storeroom.
The generous roof terrace (6.1m x 3.1m) offers another outside area to relax and enjoy the beautiful Andalucian sun. From here there are breathtaking sea and countryside views.
The main entrance opens up into a reception hall (3.2m x 2.5m) and it is immediately apparent that this is a very special and unique property. The terracotta floor tiles and rustic beam ceilings are echoed throughout the building, with characterful nooks and crannies perfectly showing off the many original artefacts.
From the reception area steps lead up to:
Also steps take you down to the dining room (3.5m x 3.2m) where a door leads out to a stepped access and the part open/part covered private Moorish-style terrace. A doorway off the dining room takes you through to the rustic style kitchen (3.5m x 2.2m) with white painted wooden doors and tiled worktops.
From the spacious reception hall an arch leads through to a second reception area (3.2m x 2.7m) with a lovely original fireplace. This in turn leads through to a cosy little bar (2.5m x 1.6m) which could easily be adapted into a small study area or 4th bedroom. An antique door leads to a few steps that take you into the remarkable lounge (5.6m x 4.9m) where again we find an original fireplace with a huge free standing wood burning stove and a beautiful beamed ceiling.
From the second reception area a hallway (2.5m x 1.6m) leads to the pool area and feature stairs up to the first floor where you find:
From the pool terrace, steps lead down to the utility and pool room (5m x 3.0m) also housing a washing machine and tumble dryer. From here the lower street can be accessed for a gentle walk to the village centre.
A beautifully renovated separate studio apartment, with Andalucian floor tiles, beamed ceilings and a rustic kitchen to match the overall style of the property. The living space consists of:
From the studio there is easy access to the pool terrace garden, offering an ideal opportunity to rent the studio with use of the pool - a very attractive option for people looking for a holiday in a traditional, white mountain village, adjacent to the renowned National Park for walking, horse riding etc.
This is a superb character property with desirable one-off features and should be viewed without delay.