Marchenilla 3 bed 2 bath with Pool and Large Garden
This 3 bed 2 bath is a delightful property located in the little hamlet of Marchenilla off the main Algeciras to Ronda road. The property is set on a plot of land of some 1,000 m2 and the garden includes a small orchard and large swimming pool of approx 5m x 10m. About a quarter of the plot is built on, including an independent studio / workshop the size of a double bedroom.
On approaching the house, the car porch is to your right and beyond this lies the entrance to this inviting home. As you walk in, you notice the wonderful beams and wood burning stove that define the authentic rusticity of this country property. The stylish, open planned sitting room and dining area has an archway leading to the kitchen and another entrance leading onto a closed terrace and out onto an external herb garden and barbecue area. Coming back inside the property, there is a one bed on the ground floor with walk in shower in the en suite. The bathroom’s clever design means it also serves as the guest bathroom when entertaining guests, but without having guests walk into a bedroom to access the cloakroom. Upstairs, you will find the other two bedrooms – all 3 of them are doubles, and there is also a full-sized bath in the shared bathroom. The main bedroom is kept warm in winter because of the pragmatic location of the wood-burner’s chimney breast which allows warm air to circulate. there is also a good sized terrace where you can sit out and admire the view. In summer, you can simply turn on the air conditioning if too hot, or go for a swim in the above average sized pool. A perfect blend of modern living with rural charm.
The Good Life complete with garden produce
Once back downstairs, I was treated to a tour of the garden, complete with honey bees industriously extracting pollen from the fruit trees. There is a lime tree with limes the size of lemons. In addition there are mandarin, orange, grape-fruit, lemon, kum-quat . . . In short, a real cornucopia – including a huge walnut tree and even strawberry plants. If ever you wanted to imbibe of the ‘Good Life’, this is the place to do it. The owners have perfected the art of Mediterranean Gardening and you get the chance to inherit something that has been honed and cultivated over decades. Imagine making quince jelly or lime marmalade. What about red chilli pepper sauce and fresh herbs for home made cooking to entertain friends and family? Cook on the barbecue or in the brand new oven in the kitchen. It really is the little things that make a house into a home.
Location – Marchenilla
This detached 2 storey property is situated at the end of a small cul-de-sac with shared drive access in Marchenilla, between Jimena de la Frontera and San Martin de Tesorillo. It is twenty minutes from the coast and 8-10 minutes from Jimena train station.
Reduced Price 285,000€
The current owners are motivated sellers, now looking to relocate and have reduced the property’s asking price to 285,000€ You owe it to yourself to visit this property even if just to enjoy the garden and that taste of the Good Life that could be yours.