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Off Grid Colmenar Cortes

Colmenar Cortes 3 bed finca

Off-grid home seeks new custodian.

Turnkey fully furnished property in Colmenar forest. This is a 3 bed, 3 bath finca of 1.1 hectares (11,000 m2) with space for non-permanent structures such as Yurts or Tepees. The main house is a single storey, raised roof bungalow of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 open planned living room-kitchens. Each half connects to the large outdoor terrace via its own front door. If 2 independent living quarters were preferred, there is a connecting door.

The main home benefits from a large terrace which looks out due south to the mountains opposite and between them lie vistas of Africa. At night, look up, the sky is a vast expanse of stars unveiled and sparkling. To the right of the terrace is a pool and a 15 m2 covered chill zone/tea room that has a Moroccan feel to it.

In addition, at the bottom of the grounds is a separate studio with living and sleeping area plus kitchen and bathroom of approximately 50 m2. This property is not registered as a residence and is subject to planning approval.

Very near to this little house is an imitation First Nations Medicine Wheel and an amazing stone sculpture of an iguana built from two large boulders to form the head and other stones of various sizes placed to create steps representing the flanks and legs.

Eco Culture Lifestyle Choice

During 23 years, the owners have transformed this estate into a permaculture of exceptional beauty. The finca is self-sufficient in many aspects. Apart from an annual run, to stock up on staples such as pulses and grains, the owners can stay here for months on end. An overall tropical feel, with frangipani flowers, tamarind trees and over 20 varieties of palm trees. There is an organic cornucopia of herbs, spices, fruit and vegetables all grown here: smoky cherry-tomatoes, elderberry, macadamias, mangos, mulberries and the amazing San Pedro cactus, to name but a few. Absolutely remarkable. Water is abundant. In summer they use around 10,000 litres daily of fresh spring water which is pumped from a bore hole and from an ancient spring used over millennia. Living off grid, they have 2 x 10,000 litre storage tanks for water and 12 solar panels which power 230 volts for day time usage and 12 watts for night time to disconnect from the hum. In addition they have a back-up petrol generator that they have almost never used. ADSL internet is via radio waves and both homes have washing machines and all necessary mod cons for 21st century living.

Colmenar Cork Oak Forest

This is a very special property located in the heart of the Los Alcornocales Forest in Colmenar, Cortes. It would suit those who like being away from the madding crowd and have hidden depths of resources to call upon. You do not need to be a recluse or a hermit to live here, but the land must be maintained all year round. Naturally, it is such an exceptional place that it requires exceptional owners who in turn attract exceptional friends. The degree of separation depends on what you need and want. The village of Colmenar is within walking distance and there are lovely restaurants and a river beach there. Twenty minutes by car from there is the famous white village of Gaucín and if the coast calls you, it is a further 40 minutes’ drive.

Needs Permanent Presence

If it all sounds like bliss, arrange to view. If you would love to live there for a few months at a time, but your business does not allow you to disconnect for longer, consider employing permanent staff, and fly in when time allows. You need an off-grid / permaculture mentality for this to be a good fit. This will suit self reliant people capable of living away from others for long periods and may well be exactly what you have been waiting for. Only 495,000€

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