Palatial town house of 600M2 (20 rooms) with 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + cloakroom, integral garage, nearly 300M2 of terraces and courtyard in the heart of Barcarrota
Palatial town house of 600M2 (20 rooms) with 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + cloakroom, integral garage, nearly 300M2 of terraces and courtyard in the heart of Barcarrota
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For sale direct from owner!
A stunning palatial town house of impressive proportions that has been renovated superbly to retain original features. The house size is 600M2 with 20 rooms plus integral garage and a garden/courtyard of 657M2 plus roof terrace. There is an opportunity for a tourism project here with outside space as a bonus. Or enjoy this amazing property as a large family home! Located in the very heart of the fabulous and historic town of Barcarrota, Extremadura.
♦ Renovated to perfection.
♦ 6 impressive bedrooms.
♦ 3 bathrooms styled in keeping with the house plus a cloakroom with w.c. and hand basin
♦ 20 rooms in total all retaining their original features.
♦ Finishing touches and attention to detail throughout the property that respect its age and styling but allows comfortable modern day living.
♦ Beautiful original floor tiles (hand painted), stunning windows (many floor to ceiling), numerous balconies with floor to ceiling glazed doors, vaulted boveda ceilings, stained glass and impressive light fittings.
♦ Stunning living room with floor to ceiling glazed doors that open into the garden.
♦ Large kitchen retaining the original features.
♦ Impressive dining room off the kitchen.
♦ A front door and entrance hall that certainly gives the impression you have arrived at a palatial home.
♦ Numerous reception rooms to include; a music room, library, snug and other rooms that could potentially be converted to create a guest house/hotel/B&B. The location of the property is perfect for tourism.
♦ Integral garage (real bonus in the town centre).
♦ Garden and courtyard of 657M2 planted beautifully plus arches add to the character.
♦ Roof terrace overlooking the very centre of the historic town.
♦ Quiet and very historic road where cars cannot park outside.
♦ The rear of the property where the garden sits is open and private. Other properties are low rise and do not loom over the garden and courtyard. This is a rare bonus for town centre living.
♦ There are far reaching views from the first floor rooms at the rear of the house over the town and surrounding countryside.
♦ The property can be purchased partly furnished (subject to separate negotiation).
♦ Plans of the property are available to be seen on request.
A very special town house in a precious part of Spain. This palatial home, just off the Plaza de España in the heart of Barcarrota in Extremadura is magnificent. It oozes history and original features with the high boveda ceilings in the halls and 16 of the rooms have impressive floor to ceiling windows giving the property a feeling of opulence. There are 5 balconies to the front, terrace gardens to the rear, a grand entrance with original heavy wooden doors of 1.5M x 3.2M leading to a stunning entrance hall and sweeping staircase.
Outside the grandeur continues with beautiful areas to enjoy alfresco living with nearly 300M2 of terraces and courtyard gardens (rare for a village property): Three terraces with impressive palm trees, mature Bougainvillea and other shrubs that tumble with colourful flowers and handsome arches made from locally made bricks, a courtyard area plus a 1st floor terrace and a large roof terrace (off the attic room) with superb views over the village and surrounding countryside.
The private garage is a rare and convenient addition plus ample parking on the street nearby.
This property is perfect as a family home for a large family or could be converted to run as a small boutique hotel, B&B or even easily separated to create a self catering holiday rental business. There are only two very low key hostals in the entire town, so quality holiday accommodation for tourists would be welcomed. A tourism licence could be easily obtained.
This cherished home has been lovingly restored by the current owners over a period of 16 years (a Spanish/Australian couple) who reluctantly need to sell due to ill health. The floor-to-roof renovations include all wiring and plumbing. Where possible, all original features have been retained, repaired or replaced. The original hydraulic floor tiles flow throughout most of the house and they are beautiful, as are the ceilings, stained glass and ceiling roses. The house is flooded by light from all 22 windows (many floor to ceiling and a lot of them double/colonial style) and all double-glazed but styled on the original windows. The walls being nearly a meter thick in places – winter cold and summer heat are not a problem.
The house has more than 20 rooms covering approx. 600 sq.m. (please see the plans of each floor in the photos section): The accommodation is over two floors plus the attic. The house currently has six bedrooms, three complete bathrooms plus an extra wc/cloakroom, big kitchen with walk-in pantry, dining room, various sitting rooms/t.v. rooms/snugs on both floors, two music rooms, a library, sewing room, study, bodega… and more. The house is very flexible in the way it can be used and enjoyed. With bathrooms on the ground and first floor, using the plumbing and creating additional bathrooms should not be a difficult thing to achieve (if desired).
Main living room (7M x 4M – to the front): A very grand room with vaulted double boveda ceiling, terracotta floor tiles (based on an ancient design used in Santiago de Compostella), two sets of double windows that flood the room with light plus two sets of original double internal doors on the other side of the room (with glass) that lead into the library and music room.
Music room: (2.6M x 3M – internal): Accessed off the main living room and currently the music room but a cosy space that offers all manner of uses. The owner, an author, often writes in this space.
Library (3M x 2M – internal): Accessed off the main living room is the library with floor to ceiling shelving on three walls for your book collection. It is also accessed via a stained glass door to the entrance hall.
Sitting room (4.2M x 3.6M – to the front): A smaller and cosy sitting room that is also flooded with light and gives accesses to the piano room.
Piano room (3.5M x 5M): A through room in the centre of the house – accessed via the sitting room at the front or via the dining room to the rear. It currently holds a baby grand.
Dining room (8.5M x 4.2M – to the rear): A grand room with vaulted double boveda ceiling, the Santiago floor tiles, two sets of double windows that flood the room with light to the rear (with views onto the terraces and the palm trees) and on the other side of the room, double internal doors with glass that access the through room which is the piano room and similar double doors access the cinema/t.v. room. An opening leads through into a hallway and on into the large traditional kitchen. A new “biomass” pellet heating stove has been installed which distributes heat through a number of adjacent rooms.
Cinema/T.V. room (4M x 3M – internal): The perfect place to curl up and enjoy a film or watch t.v.
Kitchen (5.5M x 3.1M – to the rear): A fabulous room with the original feature of what would have once been a huge open fireplace for cooking on, a vaulted double boveda ceiling, the same Santiago floor tiles, two windows with rear terraces views and large pantry (4.5M x 2M) with window. A small hallway separates the kitchen and dining room and give access to both the ground floor bathroom (that is also en-suite to bedroom 4).
Bedroom 4 – ground floor bedroom suite that includes; an en-suite and private lounge/dressing room – to the front:
Bedroom (4.2M x 3.5M) – with the original hydraulic floor tiles and double window to the front.
Private lounge or dressing room – (3M x 4.2M) with double window to the front. Hydraulic floor tiles.
En-suite – a “Jack & Jill” arrangement with access to the bedroom and also from the hallway between the dining room and kitchen.
Bedroom 6 (4M x 3.5M) currently the sewing room: Accessed off the rear terrace and/or via the en-suite w.c. (1.7M x 4.5M) which could become a wet room if desired.
The W.C. (1.7M x 4.5M) – accessed via the hall and also via the sewing room/bedroom 6. Handy for use when enjoying the outside space of the terraces.
Bodega/wine store (3.5M x 3.5M) – Next to the sewing room/bedroom 6. Partly subterranean, the bodega, also with a boveda ceiling, maintains an even temperature year-round.
Sweeping staircase rises from the ground floor featuring a wrought iron hand rail and beautiful ceiling rose and hanging light.
First floor landing (12M x 5M) – a very impressive landing (in three parts – 5M at its widest) with the same Santiago floor tiling. The landing runs the entire depth of the property from front to back with glazed double doors opening onto a balcony at the front and a window at the rear (overlooking the terraces).
Bedroom 1 -first floor bedroom suite that includes; an en-suite and dressing room – to the front:
Bedroom (7M x 4.5M) – a stunning room with original floor tiling and two sets of glazed double doors opening onto balconies.
Dressing room (3M x 2.5M) – leads from the bedroom through original doors with glazing.
En-suite (4M x 1.4M) – accessed via an original door – a shower room styled in keeping with the property.
Bedroom 2 (4.5M x 3.5M – to the front) – a light and bright room with double glazed doors onto a balcony at the front of the property. This bedroom shares an en-suite (4M x 2.2M) with bedroom 3 in a “Jack and Jill” arrangement.
Bedroom 3 (4M x 3.2M – internal) – a bedroom that shares the en-suite (4M x 2.2M) with bedroom 2 (“Jack & Jill” arrangement). The bedroom is accessed via the study (off the first floor landing). It has a window which overlooks a large skylight that sends sun down to the ground-floor bathroom.
Study (4M x 3.2M – internal) – accessed off the first floor landing and also leading to bedroom 3. It has a window looking into and taking light from the first-floor sittingroom.
Bedroom 5 (7M x 3.5M – to the rear) – a good size bedroom that enjoys views to the terraces and the olive-clad hills beyond. The room also has double doors that give onto one of the upper terraces.
First floor sitting room (5M x 4.2M- to the rear) – a through room with a window to the rear and an old-fashioned chimney available for a pot-belly if wanted. The room gives access to a small hallway that leads to both the laundry room and first floor terrace.
Laundry room (2.5M x 2.5M – to the rear) – conveniently located next to the first floor terrace. The laundry room has a double window to the rear.
First floor terrace (20M2) – a place to not only dry washing but to enjoy views. An original dovecote is a feature of this terrace and it is used for the winter drying of washing.
Storage hallway (3M x 5M) – this hallway accommodates the staircase to the attic room and is ideal for storage. It has a huge built-in cupboard made using recycled wooden shutters from the front balconies.
Attic room (10.5M x 3M) – this room can be used for storage or adapted for further accommodation depending on requirements. It gives access to the roof terrace.
Roof terrace (10M x 4.2M) – a fabulous place to get a view of the entire village and out to the surrounding countryside, the village tower, which dates from the 12th Century, and out to the surrounding hills clothed in olives and holm oaks. Sunsets are special with a glass of Extremeñan wine! (the Habla red is fast becoming internationally famous).
Extensive outside space is a rare treat for a town house! A variety of terraced areas create a garden with mature planting, a large palm tree, feature arches made from weathered local bricks, a courtyard area and even space for a pool. Add the space of the terraces and courtyard to the first floor and roof terrace and you are given so many opportunities for dining outside, lounging in the shade, sunbathing and star gazing. The flexible outside areas also lend themselves to the successfully splitting of the accommodation and subsequent allocation of private outside space to each separate unit (if desired).
Potential for a swimming pool: Constructing a swimming pool (subject to standard planning permission) would be very easy to achieve. Simple to construct because three walls already exist together giving a depth of 3 meters. A pool of 4M x 4M and 3M deep could very easily and relatively cost effectively be constructed with little inconvenience.
Garden shed: The all important garden shed is there to store gardening tools.
Integral garage: Suitable for the parking of one car plus storage – so desirable in a town house. The garage has internal access into the property via stairs leading directly to the kitchen hall. There is further parking on the street very close to the property.
Barcarrota is a friendly town with a population of about 3,600, its most famous forebear the conquistador Hernando de Soto, his statue is in the main square (Barcarrota is twinned with Bradenton in Florida USA, where De Soto landed. There are regular exchange visits). It has a primary school, new secondary institute, 24-hour health centre, music school, important library and cultural centre, gym, town pool, various bars and restaurants, walking and cycling clubs (Tour de France winner Alberto Contador’s family live in Barcarrota). There’s also a very good town band, and two choirs. There are excellent bus connections to the capital Badajoz (which also has an airport, with flights to Barcelona and Madrid). Badajoz is just a few kms from the Portuguese border and is reached from Barcarrota by car in 40 mins’. Lisbon is 2 hours away on dual carriageway autovia.
Extremadura is think-again Spain. No crowded beaches or mass tourism (yet, thanks to a huge number of dams it has more `coastline´ than most parts of Spain). It is a big region with only a million people, no heavy industry, and vast dehesas (beautiful tracts of land covered in cork trees and holm oaks) where the famous pata negra pigs are raised to produce the finest jamón. Good roads…light traffic. The main cities are Badajoz, Caceres and Merida, the latter where Rome rested its conquering legions. It borders Portugal and its main river, the Guadiana, continues down to the sea at the south-coast town of Ayamonte.
Airport choices: Lisbon Airport is 2hrs by car or Sevilla airport is just over 2hrs by car (most of it autovia motorway). For connecting internal flights there is also Badajoz airport just outside the city.
Communication and services: The house is connected to all services (mains water, mains electricity and land-line phone) including ADSL Broadband/WiFi. (There is also a deep water well in the garage, now covered up).
Flexibility of the accommodation
Uses for this special town house: The property is perfect for full time residential living or excellent as a lock-up-and-leave holiday home. Near- impossible to burgle. (There is a municipal policewoman in Barcarrota, also a Guardia Civil delegation, but little crime to handle. Many locals leave their front doors ajar all day).
Given the size of the house, extended families could happily live alongside each other and maybe even 2 families could buy the property together.
Running a tourism business from this property is obvious:
A boutique hotel: With a tourism licence obtained, the all important swimming pool installed, and some more bathrooms created – a boutique hotel is born! (One of the local bank tellers even speaks English which could prove a bonus!).
Three independent holiday rental apartments plus owner’s accommodation is very possibly in an apart/hotel style: The ground floor conveniently splits left and right of the entrance hall (with the rear terraces also split left and right). On the first floor, splitting the accommodation to either side of the landing also works well: A holiday rental with first floor terrace one side of the landing and owners accommodation and the roof terrace on the other side. Each apartment would be of a different size, ideal for offering tourist what they are looking for (from couples to families).
The village/town would benefit from quality tourist accommodation and there is so much for the adventurous holiday maker to discover from Roman ruins, nature at its best, wonderful cuisine and fabulous cities. Of course, an escape from the hectic, busy and bustling modern world is the number 1 selling point of Extremadura!
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