Entrancing country estate with a variety of buildings all restored in an authentic, rustic Andalucian style. Main home, various guest houses or the ideal rentals business (with rural tourism licence in place)

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For sale direct from the owners!

This charming private estate features two watermills, a 16th century mill tower and a 6 metre waterfall and is situated in a lush river valley. It is located in the north west of the Granada province, in the heart of rural inland Andalucía.

Within easy reach of Granada, Malaga, Seville and Cordoba, its rural location provides a haven for wildlife and an excellent environment for walking or birdwatching. Despite the peace and seclusion, it is the perfect holiday location being well connected to the most popular cities within Andalucía and the popular villages of Iznajar, Algarinejo and Zagra.

The buildings have been restored in an authentic and charming style and consist of the mill building which contains the owners’ accommodation, a separate office/games room, 5 holiday rental properties, library, gym and an eco-friendly swimming pool all set in a little over a hectare of land.

It works well as a holiday rentals business but would also be ideal as an extended family home with or without rentals income. The site and layout would also lend itself to themed holidays for groups such as yoga retreats and alternative therapies and events: family reunions, seminars, training etc.

For those wanting to embrace a largely self-sufficient lifestyle it has the space and resources to make this a reality by providing an income in addition to having a large plot of fertile land for growing your own food or keeping animals.

The majority of the magnificent 1894 mill house is currently used as the owners’ accommodation and is spread over two floors comprising 2 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms (1 with double ended bath and separate shower cubicle, the other with a shower), sitting room complete with wood burning stove, a further air conditioned salon in the upper mill room complete with restored mill machinery, kitchen/diner, garden room and office.

The kitchen has a pantry and is equipped with two sinks, Bosch dishwasher, Falcon/Rangemaster range cooker, a Falcon/Rangemaster American fridge/freezer and space for a second fridge/freezer. The upper floor has high beamed ceilings and solar assisted underfloor heating and hot water. The garden room includes a laundry area with a sink and high capacity Bosch washing machine. All the windows and glazed doors in this building are double glazed and were made by a local craftsman.

The main lower floor room contains more restored mill machinery, has a wood burning stove and has been used as a private bar for rental guests.

Outside the mill house is a large cobbled courtyard and to the side is the original mill arch which contains a restored mill wheel. This courtyard is shaded by two mature vines and has a built-in barbecue.

Outside the owners’ accommodation is a walled and gated private garden with greenhouse, shaded dining area, two ponds, a bread oven and well stocked flower beds. To the rear of the garden are a two-vehicle carport and a tool shed. On the hill above the mill house is a palm tree and chicken house and run from where the hens and doves get a panoramic view of the valley.

The rental properties…

There are 5 rental properties with 11 bedrooms in total – each has its own, private outside space:

El Cortijo (the original mill owner’s house), is located opposite the mill house and has 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 comfortably.

La Palomera (the dovecot) is a 2 bedroom single storey house sleeping 4 and is adapted for the use of disabled guests.

La Panaderia (the bakery) is a spacious apartment with elevated views over the waterfall. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4.

El Granero (the granary) is a comfortable property with a shady covered terrace, ideal for the height of the summer. It has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4.

La Cocina (the kitchen) has 1 bedroom and sleeps 2. It is set over 2 storeys with the living/kitchen/diner on the first floor.

Summary of the mill complex…

Number of properties: Mill house, 3 rental houses, 2 rental apartments, separate office/games room.

Business potential: In its current form it is run as a successful, registered holiday rental site which started in 2006 with a well-established website in 3 languages; recommended and awarded by Flipkey and Tripadvisor.

Reason for sale: Retirement.

Included in the sale: Rental house furniture, kitchen appliances, crockery, cutlery, glassware, bedding, towels and terrace furniture are all included. The owners’ kitchen large appliances are included as is the gym equipment.

Website, past customer lists and documentation.

Built area: 754 square metres buildings plus 250 square metres pool and terraces.

Restoration: Completed in 2008. Carried out by professional builders from officially approved architects’ plans. Completion of works certificate issued by town hall architect who also supervised the work.

Swimming pool: 13m x 5m kidney shaped pool with low chlorine ultraviolet light water disinfection system, sun loungers and shade area.

Land: Area approximately 12,000 square metres.

The main guest areas: The gardens are large terraces with luxuriant borders. Adjacent to the mill is a 100m long area of land at the side of the river which has hammocks in the shade of willow and fig trees and is ideal for birdwatching.

A large proportion of the land is holm oak forest and as such is a haven for wildlife.

The main features of the land away from the guest areas are the two 65m x 15 m terraces with irrigation system and tool shed. One is used as an organic vegetable garden.

Utilities: The property has mains electricity. In addition to this the millhouse has photovoltaic panels. Sanitation is provided by a private septic tank.

The property has Broadband Internet and WIFI in all houses.

Water is from a private well and there is drinking water in each house.

Access: access to the mill is by partly concreted track from the nearest town of Zagra, just under 2 miles away. The mill is only 30 minutes away from the nearest big town, Loja, and the A92 motorway. Loja contains all the shops and services you need.

Local services: Zagra contains bars and restaurants, an excellent small supermarket, banks with cash machines. It also offers daily medical services, a dentist, primary and secondary schools, and a variety of shops, plus a mechanic and an electrician. During the summer the large public pool and restaurant is open and proves a popular place for locals to meet up.

Country House (Cortijo, Masia) for sale

€ 699,000 (927 €/m2)


Location: Zagra, Granada province, Andalucia, Spain


Beds: 10+ Baths: 10+Pool: Yes
Built m2: 754 Plot m2: 12000


Condition: Resale


Ref: CPM - 517


Published at SPI: 2 months, 15 days ago


Tags: Aircon, Fireplace, Parking, Storeroom


For sale direct from the owners, advert by Creative Property Marketing

+34 951 400 228

This is a property advertisement provided and maintained by a third party, and does not constitute property particulars. The information and pictures (that may include CGIs/renders) published here are intended to give an overall impression, nothing more. Though published in good faith, SPI cannot be held responsible for the accuracy or validity of any of this information, and reserves the right to make changes at any time. SPI therefore accepts no liability arising from any reliance made by any reader or person to whom this information is made available to. As a general rule the price in €/m2, where available, is calculated using 50% of outside built terrace space, if any. Contact the vendor for definitive information, and never buy without the go-ahead from your lawyer.

Entrancing country estate with a variety of buildings all restored in an authentic, rustic Andalucian style. Main home, various guest houses or the ideal rentals business (with rural tourism licence in place)


Marketed on behalf of the owner by Creative Property Marketing

+34 951 400 228

Contact Vendor

For sale direct from the owners!

This charming private estate features two watermills, a 16th century mill tower and a 6 metre waterfall and is situated in a lush river valley. It is located in the north west of the Granada province, in the heart of rural inland Andalucía.

Within easy reach of Granada, Malaga, Seville and Cordoba, its rural location provides a haven for wildlife and an excellent environment for walking or birdwatching. Despite the peace and seclusion, it is the perfect holiday location being well connected to the most popular cities within Andalucía and the popular villages of Iznajar, Algarinejo and Zagra.

The buildings have been restored in an authentic and charming style and consist of the mill building which contains the owners’ accommodation, a separate office/games room, 5 holiday rental properties, library, gym and an eco-friendly swimming pool all set in a little over a hectare of land.

It works well as a holiday rentals business but would also be ideal as an extended family home with or without rentals income. The site and layout would also lend itself to themed holidays for groups such as yoga retreats and alternative therapies and events: family reunions, seminars, training etc.

For those wanting to embrace a largely self-sufficient lifestyle it has the space and resources to make this a reality by providing an income in addition to having a large plot of fertile land for growing your own food or keeping animals.

The majority of the magnificent 1894 mill house is currently used as the owners’ accommodation and is spread over two floors comprising 2 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms (1 with double ended bath and separate shower cubicle, the other with a shower), sitting room complete with wood burning stove, a further air conditioned salon in the upper mill room complete with restored mill machinery, kitchen/diner, garden room and office.

The kitchen has a pantry and is equipped with two sinks, Bosch dishwasher, Falcon/Rangemaster range cooker, a Falcon/Rangemaster American fridge/freezer and space for a second fridge/freezer. The upper floor has high beamed ceilings and solar assisted underfloor heating and hot water. The garden room includes a laundry area with a sink and high capacity Bosch washing machine. All the windows and glazed doors in this building are double glazed and were made by a local craftsman.

The main lower floor room contains more restored mill machinery, has a wood burning stove and has been used as a private bar for rental guests.

Outside the mill house is a large cobbled courtyard and to the side is the original mill arch which contains a restored mill wheel. This courtyard is shaded by two mature vines and has a built-in barbecue.

Outside the owners’ accommodation is a walled and gated private garden with greenhouse, shaded dining area, two ponds, a bread oven and well stocked flower beds. To the rear of the garden are a two-vehicle carport and a tool shed. On the hill above the mill house is a palm tree and chicken house and run from where the hens and doves get a panoramic view of the valley.

The rental properties…

There are 5 rental properties with 11 bedrooms in total – each has its own, private outside space:

El Cortijo (the original mill owner’s house), is located opposite the mill house and has 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 comfortably.

La Palomera (the dovecot) is a 2 bedroom single storey house sleeping 4 and is adapted for the use of disabled guests.

La Panaderia (the bakery) is a spacious apartment with elevated views over the waterfall. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4.

El Granero (the granary) is a comfortable property with a shady covered terrace, ideal for the height of the summer. It has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4.

La Cocina (the kitchen) has 1 bedroom and sleeps 2. It is set over 2 storeys with the living/kitchen/diner on the first floor.

Summary of the mill complex…

Number of properties: Mill house, 3 rental houses, 2 rental apartments, separate office/games room.

Business potential: In its current form it is run as a successful, registered holiday rental site which started in 2006 with a well-established website in 3 languages; recommended and awarded by Flipkey and Tripadvisor.

Reason for sale: Retirement.

Included in the sale: Rental house furniture, kitchen appliances, crockery, cutlery, glassware, bedding, towels and terrace furniture are all included. The owners’ kitchen large appliances are included as is the gym equipment.

Website, past customer lists and documentation.

Built area: 754 square metres buildings plus 250 square metres pool and terraces.

Restoration: Completed in 2008. Carried out by professional builders from officially approved architects’ plans. Completion of works certificate issued by town hall architect who also supervised the work.

Swimming pool: 13m x 5m kidney shaped pool with low chlorine ultraviolet light water disinfection system, sun loungers and shade area.

Land: Area approximately 12,000 square metres.

The main guest areas: The gardens are large terraces with luxuriant borders. Adjacent to the mill is a 100m long area of land at the side of the river which has hammocks in the shade of willow and fig trees and is ideal for birdwatching.

A large proportion of the land is holm oak forest and as such is a haven for wildlife.

The main features of the land away from the guest areas are the two 65m x 15 m terraces with irrigation system and tool shed. One is used as an organic vegetable garden.

Utilities: The property has mains electricity. In addition to this the millhouse has photovoltaic panels. Sanitation is provided by a private septic tank.

The property has Broadband Internet and WIFI in all houses.

Water is from a private well and there is drinking water in each house.

Access: access to the mill is by partly concreted track from the nearest town of Zagra, just under 2 miles away. The mill is only 30 minutes away from the nearest big town, Loja, and the A92 motorway. Loja contains all the shops and services you need.

Local services: Zagra contains bars and restaurants, an excellent small supermarket, banks with cash machines. It also offers daily medical services, a dentist, primary and secondary schools, and a variety of shops, plus a mechanic and an electrician. During the summer the large public pool and restaurant is open and proves a popular place for locals to meet up.

This is a property advertisement provided and maintained by a third party, and does not constitute property particulars. The information and pictures (that may include CGIs/renders) published here are intended to give an overall impression, nothing more. Though published in good faith, SPI cannot be held responsible for the accuracy or validity of any of this information, and reserves the right to make changes at any time. SPI therefore accepts no liability arising from any reliance made by any reader or person to whom this information is made available to. As a general rule the price in €/m2, where available, is calculated using 50% of outside built terrace space, if any. Contact the vendor for definitive information, and never buy without the go-ahead from your lawyer.