Cool Casa: 1,600-Acre Sporting Ranch in Andalusia

herrerias-rio-madera-distanceA sprawling stretch of wilderness in the heart of the Sierra de Segura Natural Park is on the market, offering an uncluttered retreat for hunters, sportsmen and nature lovers. The asking price is €3 million.

Located about a three-hour drive from Granada, Las Herrerias del Rio Madera covers 1,600 acres (647 hectares) in what is described as “one of Europe’s few remaining true wildernesses.” The surrounding mountains and valleys are covered in pine forests and mountain trails, part of the largest protected area in Spain.

The property includes hunting rights for deer, wild boar, Spanish ibex and winged game, making it an ideal spot for hunters. But the land can also be used for agriculture or a boutique hotel, catering to tourists looking for a mountain getaway. The forest also provides potential income from sustainable logging.


The main house on the property is the 500-square-metre Cortijo de Rio Madera, which features eight bedrooms and six bathrooms. The structure is more than 100 years old, but it has been completely restored. The new owners won’t be roughing it. The property includes a solar-powered pool, satellite TV and broadband, and “excellent wireless coverage”.


While the amenities are in place for the luxury buyer, the property will appeal to anyone interested in a simpler, sustainable lifestyle. The property includes its own natural water source, as well as fruit trees and a wealth of wild game. Black truffles grow nearby and a project is in the works to cultivate the tasty morsels on the finca.

There is also a restored 400-square-metre hunting lodge on the property and a barn that can be converted into a third house. Planning permissions are also in place for two-bedroom “warden’s lodge” and tennis courts, if the new owners fancy a match in the majestic mountain setting.

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