Direct from owners! Charming 4 bed country home with pool and great rentals success
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For sale direct from the owners!
Casa Los Linares offers a unique secluded location combined with ease of access to main roads and towns. Set within the National Park, the house is surrounded by olive groves and is backed by mountains rising over 1,500 metres.
Originally Casa Los Linares was a working farm dating back at least 100 years. The age of the property is reflected in the thick stone walls, character features and beautiful original floor tiles, it also has unusually high ceilings for a country house giving it a grandeur not found in many rural houses. Today Casa Los Linares is a cherished holiday home for the owner and a successful holiday retreat for lucky paying guests.
The entire property has been extended and sympathetically modernized to retain its rustic charm. New roofs, windows and doors compliment the existing rustic doors, beamed ceilings and original tiled floors. During the renovation the property was rewired and re-plumbed and more recently the owners have installed an upgrade to the septic tank.
Outside a large patio area fronts onto a 15M x 6M swimming pool (saline). There is extensive terracing around the pool and house to include a covered alfresco lounging and dining area (with BBQ and outside kitchen). The gardens have been landscaped to include a rose garden and shrubbery. A timer system provides automated irrigation to the garden and a large outhouse with light and power houses all the swimming pool equipment safely out of sight. The property is fully fenced with wrought iron entrance gates and hard surface driveway.
Modern conveniences: Water provision is direct from the mains. Electric is installed. Air conditioning has been installed in some living areas and bedrooms. Satellite internet is in place. Hot water is supplied via a gas (propane) on demand water heater in the main house. The annex is supplied by an electric boiler.
The reception hall: The main door enters into an impressive foyer which boasts a large wood burning stove. To the right, a staircase leads to the upstairs bedrooms. Beneath the staircase is the entrance to the kitchen and a single step from the entrance hall leads to the large dining room/T.V. snug area.
The contemporary, well designed kitchen boasts marble work surfaces with a large island food preparation area and built in sink. Surrounding units include a gas hob, built in oven and microwave, dishwasher and large fridge with automatic ice maker plumbed in.
The utility room is accessed off the kitchen which has a range of storage cupboards matching the kitchen units with built in washing machine, dryer and sink unit. A door leads from the utility room to the rear covered barbecue area.
Living/dining room is a long room with eight seat dining table at one end and two sofas and a flat screen TV at the other. This room gives access to both the Annex and also the games room (via antique double doors).
The games room/T.V. room is an extremely large space, boasting a corner bar area with hardwood bar top and antique, built-in cupboard behind. A pool table has been located with hanging lighting and at the other end of the room is a large flat screen TV. The room also easily holds 3 large sofas plus various occasional chairs and tables. The ceiling height in this room is over 3 metres with wooden beamed ceiling. Large wooden doors at one end open out onto a covered patio area and beyond to the pool.
First floor of the main house: Accommodates 2 large double bedrooms and a triple room (all with the original ornate encaustic floor tiling) and 2 bathrooms. All accessed via the first floor landing…
The master bedroom is ** square meters, big enough for a large bed and furniture. It also boasts a large en-suite, fully tiled with a shower, toilet, sink and bidet plus plenty of room to install a bath if desired.
Double bedroom 2: Is a also very large double bedroom ** square meters, with an outside balcony area which allows guests to sit and overlook the pool area and surrounding countryside. From this room, a heavy wooden door accesses a stone staircase leading to the attic space.
Double bedroom 3: The final bedroom in the main house is also of good size and currently has 3 single beds plus an alcove area which forms hanging wardrobe space.
The family shower room is fully tiled with traditional tiles and comprises a shower, toilet, sink and bidet.
Second floor attic: An impressive area that extends the full size of the house and is totally dry (providing a huge amount of storage space).
Separate guest annex over 3 levels (with independent access & access from within the main house):
Ground floor: The first room of the annex is accessed off the T.V./soft seating end of the dining room This room has been used as a library/study and as a mini gym. It has air/con installed and is currently being used for storage. From this room there is access to a metal spiral staircase leading upwards and a small shower room/wc which services the annex.
First floor: The main living area of the guest annex, which boasts an open fireplace, lounge and TV area, plus capsule kitchen with sink and hob. This room has access to the outside/rear of the property, giving private access to the independent guest accommodation. A further spiral staircase leads from the living room/kitchen area to the second floor.
Second floor: Features an open mezzanine double sleeping area with a window giving beautiful views over the pool and olive groves beyond.
The outside space certainly provides enough room for everyone to spread out. The impressive covered alfresco dining/lounging area with outside kitchen has a vaulted and beamed ceiling and houses a large food preparation work surface area with built-in sink and fridge and scope to build in a BBQ or use an independent BBQ as the current owners do. The area is serviced by a shower room and W.C. so no wet feet through the house, and the area has direct access to the kitchen via a side door. This makes food preparation for outdoor entertaining very convenient.
This fabulous, shaded outside living area, is fronted by a huge, terracotta tiled patio, separating the house from the pool and garden.
The large pool is 15 x 6 metres with a depth of one metre at one end, increasing to two metres at the deep end. There is a poolside shower installed and a wooden deck at the far end of the pool big enough for 2 double sun loungers.
The hard surface driveway and covered car port can easily cater for 5 or 6 vehicles.
The location of the property is accessed from two directions by approx. 300 metre of track which joins a tarmac road of approx. 7.5 kilometres to Rute.
The airports/cities of Malaga and Granada are reached via quality roads and motorways in a little over one hour.
The small town of Rute (pop. 10,000) takes approximately 10 minutes to drive to and boasts a range of bars and restaurants plus two hotels. It also has several supermarkets (one with excellent drive-in parking), good sports facilities and all the shops needed for everyday living. There is also a covered produce market, pharmacies, medical centre and bus routes.
Lake Iznajar is 20 minutes’ drive away with a beach and boating centre.
The Alhambra Palace in Granada is around 90 minutes by car and skiing in the Sierra Nevada is within two hours’ drive.
The coast and beaches can be reached in just over one hour. Marbella about 2 hours.
A great rental home with a successful history of rentals and guest feedback – the property is a fully licensed self catering property, with fire extinguishers and emergency lighting installed to the current requirements of the law. It also has a successful history of guest comments on the Owners Direct website. To see guest comments and to see the rentals advert, visit Owners Direct and search the reference ID 8153535.
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