5 Bed House, Patio and Fruit Trees
Large Jimena property which has been partially renovated upstairs, but needs finishing. The property has two entrances and as such can be separated into two self contained units with the upper floor being accessed via an interior staircase. It could be partitioned to allow private access via the front door for upstairs and the back door used for downstairs. At present, there is a sitting room with fireplace that leads from the front door and there are two bedrooms downstairs plus separate kitchen. Upstairs is a sitting room / large hallway which has three rooms all leading from it. Two of these need finishing – one is a bedroom and the other a large room that could be partitioned into a kitchen and bathroom, for example.
Title Deeds and More
The owners have 2 different title deeds – one for the property and the other for a plot of land connected to it of about 600 m2. There is a very large patio which has a couple of outhouses. It is next to the property and can be reformed into BBQ and recreational area. First, they bought the land for the house and then the surrounding land. It should be possible to build a swimming pool here with space towards the castle for terraced decking. This property has been in the same family for a minimum of 150 years. In that time they have planted many fruit trees and constructed a chicken coop and small area for donkeys and a corral for goats on land just behind what they officially own. In essence, they have used the land behind the property leading to the castle as an extension to their own property. This area technically belongs to the town hall. As such, you would never get planning permission to build, but it is unlikely that the town hall would seek to change the current status quo. This creates your own private natural park of at least 5,000 m2 nestled above and behind your home.
Location and Views
The house has views looking down over the village of Jimena de la Frontera and upwards to the castle, panoramic and very impressive. On fine days you can see the rock of Gibraltar to the west, but wherever you look the views are spectacular.