Refurbished Andalucian village house. 95K Euros.

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    The house is a typical Andalucian house of Moorish origins in the Axarquia region of Malaga Province. It has two floors plus a large roof terrace, and is on the edge of the Sierra Al Mijara and Tejeda Natural Park and Wildlife Reserve. On entering the house you will find a reception area and a large double bedroom with an archway leading to a dressing area. The typical Andalucian ceilings are cane and beam. The floors are tiled in terra cotta. A three-piece bathroom comprising of a W.C., sink, and bathtub with shower attachment is also on the ground floor. This was formerly the bodega (wine cellar). The house can be viewed on http://www.vimeo.com by typing in the search box ‘Casa Salares’.

    A stone staircase leads up to the second floor. This is the living/dining and kitchen area. There are two sofas (one is a double sofa bed) a coffee table, a comfortable rocker and a television with video and DVD. There is also a wood burning stove for the cooler winter months and an air conditioner for the summer. Between the two rustic windows is the dining table with four chairs. The kitchen area has a fridge, a four burner gas stove top and an oven. There is lots of cupboard space under the kitchen counter. Some small appliances such as a toaster, iron, microwave and a CD/radio/cassette player are also available, along with a large selection of videos to choose from.

    The kitchen leads onto a small balcony overlooking the street below. An outside stairway also leads from the balcony to the roof terrace. The furniture on the roof terrace includes a table with large umbrella, chairs, two foldable beach lounge beds and a BBQ. There is also another small fridge on the roof terrace to keep cold drinks, etc. Looking south from the roof terrace one can see wonderful views of the rooftops of the village and the narrow winding roads leading down towards the Mediterranean Sea. If you turn around and look North, you will see the Sierra Almijara and the peak of Maroma at just over 6,000 feet, as well as the whitewashed village of Sedella five kilometres away. The roof terrace is a great spot for outdoor dining and sitting out under the brilliant starry night skies.

    There are many trails leading from the village up into the sierra. There is a particularly beautifully scenic and invigorating climb which starts at the Roman Bridge and takes three hours. Another climb will take you near the summit of Maroma. Still other walks will link you up with the many villages that dot the foothills. The villagers make a fine local terreno, or local wine, which is extremely cheap and eminently drinkable!

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