This 8 bedroom cortijo is located only 7 kms from Gaucin and is full of wonderful, authentic and charming features.
Cortijo La Almunia, 7 kilometers from the village of Gaucin off the Algeciras Ronda road is the original Cortijo or estate farm house on the Almunia estate. The town hall records date the house to the early 1900s and it is still the historical focal point or principal building of the area.
From the mid 1980s the Cortijo was run as a well known bed and breakfast and restaurant and was the main building of the Almunia private estate which grew up around it. The house has 8 bedrooms, many with on suite bathrooms, a large and wonderful living room with a huge fireplace in the main building, lovely kitchen, indoor and conservatory dining areas and a large storage and larder area. Two charming and spacious bedrooms upstairs share a bathroom and are reached by stairs from the living room. A corridor off the living room leads to two further bedrooms and a bathroom. The entrance hall opens onto a wonderful cobbled and large courtyard and out through a traditional arched entrance onto the parking area surrounding a huge and beautiful almond tree. There are stables, a swimming pool with surrounding lawn and wonderful views to the west. A terrace runs the length of the building alongside the living room and conservatory with spectacular views to the south and south west, down across the rolling hills to the town of Jimena and south to Gibraltar and the north coast of Africa. Across the cobbled courtyard are further bedrooms and bathrooms on two floors, utility rooms and the stables. Above the stables is an spacious independent apartment with two bedrooms and a terrace, balcony overlooking the swimming pool area and a further patio with orange and grapefruit trees and across to the west and the Alconocales national park.
The property is one of the most charming, beautiful and authentic in the area, surrounded by wonderful countryside, protected and filled with character, it would make either the most wonderful private home but also has all the space, potential and infrastructure for it to continue as a boutique hotel and restaurant.
The Almunia Estate was developed in the mid 1980s by a group of friends who purchased the 120 hectare property and acquired permission for the building of 12 houses including the original Cortijo. Today it is a communally run estate of 12 properties with the land communally owned and run with its extensive and beautifully cared for organic vegetable garden, tennis court and area for horses. It is a haven of tranquillity and beauty in a protected environment, efficiently run and managed and without doubt one of the most sought after and exclusive enclaves in the whole surrounding area
- Minutes from Beach
- Minutes from Beach
- Minutes from Shops
- Excellent condition
- Fully Fitted Kitchen
- Fitted Wardrobes
- Separate Apartment
- Laundry room
- Country view
- Panoramic view