Two adjoining Alpujarran village houses, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in total, all fully refurbished to a high standard in a rustic style and with a huge amount of flexibility in terms of how the house is used

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These two adjoining houses are located in the traditional Alpujarran village of Yegen – a slice of real Spain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in the Granada Province of Andalucia.

This area and this type of property will appeal to those that want a peaceful and relaxed way of life and who want to integrate into a traditional village where you are still expected to say “hello” to anyone you pass or on entering a shop or bar.

The village was made famous as the home of Gerald Brenan, the famous author who made the Alpujarras such a popular destination for anyone wanting to experience real Spain. And things haven’t changed much in the last 100 years!

The two houses form one larger home with a connecting doorway between the two – this means there is a great deal of flexibility as to how the house is used in the future. The two houses can be separated and used separately as a home and rental or to accommodate larger groups, couples or extended family.

Remember, you are getting two houses for the price of one!

The property offers a huge number of benefits including…

♦ A great location within the traditional village of Yegen

♦ Amazing views of the surrounding Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada and the Contavesia mountain range

♦ Great outside space including a large l-shaped terrace

♦ Flexibility in terms of the way the two houses are used

♦ Full refurbishment completed in 2015 – high standard of materials and workmanship

♦ Located on a no-through road – direct access to the countryside

♦ Charming traditional features retained and enhanced throughout

♦ A great mix of cultures and nationalities all enjoying a relaxed way of life

♦ All electrics upgraded

♦ Double glazing throughout with blinds and fly/mosi screens

♦ A solar system with 2 panels was fitted and this provides piping hot water free of charge for most of the year

♦ Electric radiators were fitted in all 4 bedrooms and electric towel rails in the 3 bathrooms

♦ Line of sight telephone and Internet service but Fibre Optic is available in the village

The layout of the two houses…

Number 3. From the front door you enter a hallway with stairs to your right. The ground floor consists of a shower room with a toilet, a large double shower cubicle and this room also houses the washing machine.

The kitchen is large and is a real “cook’s kitchen” with 2 electric ovens at eye level, a central island with a gas hob, one and half bowl sink with drainer, a large American fridge freezer, microwave, toaster etc. The work surfaces are Silistone which are very durable and there is ample preparation space.

The kitchen is traditionally Alpujarran in style with brick built base level storage with curtains. A mobile work station also adds to the preparation areas and being on wheels, it can be moved to suit.

A further cave room provides a climate-controlled environment for additional storage – perfect for use as a pantry, wine bodega and for wood storage.

The stairs from the hallway lead up to a large reception room, currently used as a dining room with 8 seater table and a seating area at the front which is adjacent to double doors opening onto a small Juliet balcony.

There is a small alcove at the other end of the room and behind this is a good sized double bedroom with a small bathroom across the hall including toilet, handbasin and single shower.

In between the dining room and the bedroom opposite the door through to number 5 is a further staircase up to the second floor where you find 2 more bedrooms, 1 double and the other a huge bedroom with bunk beds and a play area. In between these is a wardrobe cupboard.

Then at the end of the hallway is a door out onto the large L shaped terrace which transforms this house into something very special…

The terrace is huge and has a large 8-seater dining table, a large BBQ area, 2 sun beds and a further casual seating area consisting of sofa, 2 chairs and table.

It is fitted with a large wall mounted blind for shade, a cold shower and lighting for the evenings.

This is a great place for entertaining, relaxing with a good book or dining alfresco. It really does extend the living space of the houses and sets this house apart from many others which can often struggle for outside space let alone the views you get! The terrace has panoramic views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada across to the hills of the Almeria Alpujarra and the Contraviesa mountain range.

Number 5 is accessed via a front door from the street into a hallway with door to a huge master bedroom suite…

This set of rooms includes the bedroom which is home to a super king bed, a walk-in wardrobe and at the end a glass wall behind which is an ample en-suite bathroom with Victorian style hand basin, toilet and a large cast iron “ball and claw” freestanding bath tub.

Also, from the entrance hall is a set of stairs leading up to a huge lounge with log burning stove spanning the entire depth, front to back, of number 5.

At the front of the lounge is a cozy covered south facing terrace with great views – the perfect space to relax and enjoy the views.

Outside space

We are fortunate in Spain to benefit from great weather and a climate which encourages outside living. With many village houses, this is often not achievable but with this property you have a number of choices…

The large L shaped terrace has sufficient space for a party on its own – a soft seating area, a dining table seating eight and plenty of room for sun beds. You could even consider a small above ground plunge pool or Jacuzzi.

If the sunshine gets too much, the terrace has sun blinds or you can consider moving to the covered terrace and relax in the shade.

Flexibility of use…

These two houses are joined and currently there is a door linking the dining room of one to the large living room of the other. This makes the two houses work perfectly as a large family home.

Indeed, all utility connections, insurance and rates bills are for one house however, the two houses are on separate title deeds so you could even consider selling them separately.

However, with a few small changes, you could easily create a separate house for guests, be they friends, family or the paying variety!

Yegen and the Alpujarras….

The traditional village of Yegen has long been a popular destination for those wanting to enjoy a slice of real Spain. A mountain village which is so different from the touristy villages closer to the coast that it really only should be considered by those wanting to integrate into a Spanish environment.

However, the village is far from dull – a choice of 4 bars serving tapas, a hotel/bar/restaurant and even a new bar/restaurant opening this summer.

For daily needs, there is a convenience store which is stocked with everything you need for regular life including meat, fruit, vegetables, fresh bread and a wide range of drinks. Many villagers will live out of this supermarket rather than venturing further afield.

A Doctors surgery and a chemist open twice a week, the postman visits 5 days a week to deliver and collect mail and there is a bakery that provides fresh bread and cakes 6 days a week. There is a fish van which visits 5 days a week with cheap fresh fish from the coast and a fruit and veg van once a week.

Regular cultural events are held within the “Salon Cultural”, a school for juniors and the Town Hall (which offers free Spanish lessons) add to the community feel of the village.

The area is famous for the GR7 walking route which runs right through the village and there are many beautiful and peaceful walks in the surrounding hills and mountains. Road and off-road cycling is popular and the scenery for painters and photographers is amazing. There is also The Gerald Brenan Museum and The Sendero de Gerald Brenan, a 45-minute walk beginning and ending in the village.

Twenty minutes’ drive are the small towns of Cadiar and Ugijar which have all the amenities expected of larger villages including restaurants, bars, supermarkets, clothing and footwear shops, an internet and phone shop, municipal markets with fresh meat, fruit, veg and fish, barbers, dentists, doctors (including 24 hour emergency clinic) a vets and much more.

The nearst airports are Almeria and Granada both of which are 1 and a half hours away and you can be in the Sierra Nevada ski resort within 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Summary

This property isn’t for everyone – if you want English Breakfasts and a beach on which to cook, you should stay closer to the coast. This is a charming and very comfortable village home in an environment which feels like you have stepped back in time. A traditional Spanish mountain village made famous be Gerald Brenan and one where you can integrate into a welcoming Spanish community.

But life in this village doesn’t have to be uncomfortable – enjoy the comforts of a well refurbished home set in the heart of a bustling village which enjoys all of the usual cultural and religious festivals during the year.

If you would like to know more or would like to speak to the owners directly, send us a message and we’ll put you in touch with them.

Townhouse (Terraced) for sale

€ 145,000 (642 €/m2)


Location: Yegen, Granada province, Andalucia, Spain


Beds: 4 Baths: 3
Built m2: 201 Terrace m2: 50


Condition: Resale


Ref: CPM - 566


Published at SPI: 6 days ago


Tags: Fireplace, Storeroom, Walking distance amenities


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.

Two adjoining Alpujarran village houses, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in total, all fully refurbished to a high standard in a rustic style and with a huge amount of flexibility in terms of how the house is used


Marketed on behalf of the owner by Creative Property Marketing

+34 951 400 228

Contact Vendor

For sale direct from the owners

These two adjoining houses are located in the traditional Alpujarran village of Yegen – a slice of real Spain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in the Granada Province of Andalucia.

This area and this type of property will appeal to those that want a peaceful and relaxed way of life and who want to integrate into a traditional village where you are still expected to say “hello” to anyone you pass or on entering a shop or bar.

The village was made famous as the home of Gerald Brenan, the famous author who made the Alpujarras such a popular destination for anyone wanting to experience real Spain. And things haven’t changed much in the last 100 years!

The two houses form one larger home with a connecting doorway between the two – this means there is a great deal of flexibility as to how the house is used in the future. The two houses can be separated and used separately as a home and rental or to accommodate larger groups, couples or extended family.

Remember, you are getting two houses for the price of one!

The property offers a huge number of benefits including…

♦ A great location within the traditional village of Yegen

♦ Amazing views of the surrounding Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada and the Contavesia mountain range

♦ Great outside space including a large l-shaped terrace

♦ Flexibility in terms of the way the two houses are used

♦ Full refurbishment completed in 2015 – high standard of materials and workmanship

♦ Located on a no-through road – direct access to the countryside

♦ Charming traditional features retained and enhanced throughout

♦ A great mix of cultures and nationalities all enjoying a relaxed way of life

♦ All electrics upgraded

♦ Double glazing throughout with blinds and fly/mosi screens

♦ A solar system with 2 panels was fitted and this provides piping hot water free of charge for most of the year

♦ Electric radiators were fitted in all 4 bedrooms and electric towel rails in the 3 bathrooms

♦ Line of sight telephone and Internet service but Fibre Optic is available in the village

The layout of the two houses…

Number 3. From the front door you enter a hallway with stairs to your right. The ground floor consists of a shower room with a toilet, a large double shower cubicle and this room also houses the washing machine.

The kitchen is large and is a real “cook’s kitchen” with 2 electric ovens at eye level, a central island with a gas hob, one and half bowl sink with drainer, a large American fridge freezer, microwave, toaster etc. The work surfaces are Silistone which are very durable and there is ample preparation space.

The kitchen is traditionally Alpujarran in style with brick built base level storage with curtains. A mobile work station also adds to the preparation areas and being on wheels, it can be moved to suit.

A further cave room provides a climate-controlled environment for additional storage – perfect for use as a pantry, wine bodega and for wood storage.

The stairs from the hallway lead up to a large reception room, currently used as a dining room with 8 seater table and a seating area at the front which is adjacent to double doors opening onto a small Juliet balcony.

There is a small alcove at the other end of the room and behind this is a good sized double bedroom with a small bathroom across the hall including toilet, handbasin and single shower.

In between the dining room and the bedroom opposite the door through to number 5 is a further staircase up to the second floor where you find 2 more bedrooms, 1 double and the other a huge bedroom with bunk beds and a play area. In between these is a wardrobe cupboard.

Then at the end of the hallway is a door out onto the large L shaped terrace which transforms this house into something very special…

The terrace is huge and has a large 8-seater dining table, a large BBQ area, 2 sun beds and a further casual seating area consisting of sofa, 2 chairs and table.

It is fitted with a large wall mounted blind for shade, a cold shower and lighting for the evenings.

This is a great place for entertaining, relaxing with a good book or dining alfresco. It really does extend the living space of the houses and sets this house apart from many others which can often struggle for outside space let alone the views you get! The terrace has panoramic views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada across to the hills of the Almeria Alpujarra and the Contraviesa mountain range.

Number 5 is accessed via a front door from the street into a hallway with door to a huge master bedroom suite…

This set of rooms includes the bedroom which is home to a super king bed, a walk-in wardrobe and at the end a glass wall behind which is an ample en-suite bathroom with Victorian style hand basin, toilet and a large cast iron “ball and claw” freestanding bath tub.

Also, from the entrance hall is a set of stairs leading up to a huge lounge with log burning stove spanning the entire depth, front to back, of number 5.

At the front of the lounge is a cozy covered south facing terrace with great views – the perfect space to relax and enjoy the views.

Outside space

We are fortunate in Spain to benefit from great weather and a climate which encourages outside living. With many village houses, this is often not achievable but with this property you have a number of choices…

The large L shaped terrace has sufficient space for a party on its own – a soft seating area, a dining table seating eight and plenty of room for sun beds. You could even consider a small above ground plunge pool or Jacuzzi.

If the sunshine gets too much, the terrace has sun blinds or you can consider moving to the covered terrace and relax in the shade.

Flexibility of use…

These two houses are joined and currently there is a door linking the dining room of one to the large living room of the other. This makes the two houses work perfectly as a large family home.

Indeed, all utility connections, insurance and rates bills are for one house however, the two houses are on separate title deeds so you could even consider selling them separately.

However, with a few small changes, you could easily create a separate house for guests, be they friends, family or the paying variety!

Yegen and the Alpujarras….

The traditional village of Yegen has long been a popular destination for those wanting to enjoy a slice of real Spain. A mountain village which is so different from the touristy villages closer to the coast that it really only should be considered by those wanting to integrate into a Spanish environment.

However, the village is far from dull – a choice of 4 bars serving tapas, a hotel/bar/restaurant and even a new bar/restaurant opening this summer.

For daily needs, there is a convenience store which is stocked with everything you need for regular life including meat, fruit, vegetables, fresh bread and a wide range of drinks. Many villagers will live out of this supermarket rather than venturing further afield.

A Doctors surgery and a chemist open twice a week, the postman visits 5 days a week to deliver and collect mail and there is a bakery that provides fresh bread and cakes 6 days a week. There is a fish van which visits 5 days a week with cheap fresh fish from the coast and a fruit and veg van once a week.

Regular cultural events are held within the “Salon Cultural”, a school for juniors and the Town Hall (which offers free Spanish lessons) add to the community feel of the village.

The area is famous for the GR7 walking route which runs right through the village and there are many beautiful and peaceful walks in the surrounding hills and mountains. Road and off-road cycling is popular and the scenery for painters and photographers is amazing. There is also The Gerald Brenan Museum and The Sendero de Gerald Brenan, a 45-minute walk beginning and ending in the village.

Twenty minutes’ drive are the small towns of Cadiar and Ugijar which have all the amenities expected of larger villages including restaurants, bars, supermarkets, clothing and footwear shops, an internet and phone shop, municipal markets with fresh meat, fruit, veg and fish, barbers, dentists, doctors (including 24 hour emergency clinic) a vets and much more.

The nearst airports are Almeria and Granada both of which are 1 and a half hours away and you can be in the Sierra Nevada ski resort within 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Summary

This property isn’t for everyone – if you want English Breakfasts and a beach on which to cook, you should stay closer to the coast. This is a charming and very comfortable village home in an environment which feels like you have stepped back in time. A traditional Spanish mountain village made famous be Gerald Brenan and one where you can integrate into a welcoming Spanish community.

But life in this village doesn’t have to be uncomfortable – enjoy the comforts of a well refurbished home set in the heart of a bustling village which enjoys all of the usual cultural and religious festivals during the year.

If you would like to know more or would like to speak to the owners directly, send us a message and we’ll put you in touch with them.

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.