Finca al-manzil has been an official Casa Rural since 2005, it is a thriving business or a comfortable private accommodation with three separate houses.
The holiday accommodation business has escalated every year with 2018 the most successful summer yet. The finca is particularly popular with nature lovers, walkers and most of all, bird watchers who return year after year.
The grounds of the finca cover 18 hectares.
There are 3 houses on the estate:
The cortijo - a really spacious family house with wonderful atmosphere, superb views in all directions. in its own grounds with private entrance.
The barn - a romantic house with gorgeous views set into its own grounds of 1 hectare with separate private entrance.
The casita - an atmospheric studio with best views on the finca, set into the mountain, outdoor summer kitchen and bathroom. set into its own grounds with private entrance
The swimming pool is built into a natural curve on the mountains side with great views of wonderful natural surroundings
The whole estate runs on solar power with a big photo-voltaic installation, it has a tracker system following the sun all day.
The finca's eco credentials are excellent with its own solar power, spring water from a bore hole and sustainable forestry for the woods.
THE CORTIJO OF FINCA AL-MANZIL
The cortijo covers an area of 300m2. The building has been carefully designed to suit the climate and the environment with many elements of traditional design. It is positioned to take advantage of morning and evening sun, plenty of shade and on an elevated position with stunning views of the mountain and the surrounding countryside. There are no other houses nearby.
There are 3 double bedroooms with en-suite bathrooms; 2 lead of the porch and 1 upstairs has a huge roof terrace with splendid views of the mountain.
All the rooms are airy with high ceilings, the sitting room has a double height ceiling, it measures 70m2 with wood burning stove, 2 french windows to terrace with great uninterrupted views of the mountain and the woods of the finca.
The kitchen leads off the dining room, it is well designed for busy cooks with plenty of light. Dining room has french windows to terrace for outside dining and the terrace outside the sitting room.
Utility room has extra loo, sink and washing machine, also a seperate larder. An office is just off the entrance hall which leads to the covered porch. Under the house is a useful storage room.
All the rooms have fly screens and wooden roller blinds as well as the inside shutters.
All the woodwork was made locally of seasoned chestnut wood, the front door is traditional design of a large door within a door and also a small shutter door, postigo, for seeing who's there.
There is a telephone and WIFI connection.
The grounds around the cortijo have been left natural with some beautiful old holm oak trees and cork oaks.
Honeysuckle and jasmine thrive, there is a mature lemon tree and on the terraces and porch many pots with flowering plants and herbs.
The cortijo entrance gate is completely seperate from the Barn entrance, the two houses are completely independent, can not be seen one from the other and yet close enough to be used together for bigger groups.
THE BARN AT FINCA AL-MANZIL
The barn is in its own grounds of 1 hectare. It has its own entrance and complete privacy.
Really spacious with upstairs bedroom of 24m2.
Double height sitting/dining room of 45m2 .
Wood burning stove.
Fully equipped kitchen with door to terrace, outside dining table on covered porch.
Sunny bathroom with roomy shower and view of meadow.
Long covered terrace with views over the olive groves and up to the peaks,
a lovely place for dining and watching the birds.
Total area 105m2
HABIBA, THE CASITA
In the spring of 2015 the old tack room was renovated and remodeled for use as a summer retreat and a studio the rest of the year. It now has a cubic Moroccan feel with flat roof terrace which has the best views on the finca, amazing for bird watching or sleeping under the stars.
Inside there is one big room with dressing rooom and an en-suite bathroom.
Outside there is a covered terrace leading to the kitchen and dining area.
The casita has water and power connected.
It has its own entrance and is completely private from the other houses on the finca, a real retreat.
- Property type
- Year of construction
- Special class
- Grounds 10-20 HA
- Central heating
- Plot size
- 180,000 m²
- Total living area
- 450 m²
- South Westerly
- Garden , Meadows and Woods
- max. occupancy
- Septic Tank
- Stories / levels
- Ownership tax p/a
- Total number of rooms
- Lounge size
- 50 m²
- En-suite bathrooms
- All bathrooms
- Kitchen size
- 25 m²
- Additional kitchens
- Dining room
- 30 m²
- Terrace size
- 100 m²
- Double glazing
- Swimming pool
- Broadband internet
- Dogs allowed
- Caretaker cottage
- Parking Spaces 8
- Open fireplace
- Cellar 450 m²
Services in the area
- River 10 km
- Supermarket 5 km
- Golf Course 40 km
- Lake 10 km
- Train Station 40 km
- School 5 km
- Airport 100 km
- Hospital 10 km