JUMILLA (Ref. HVHC-CVBB892)
Oncs in a while we are going to take a villa listing onboard and we fall in love instantly. This is what happened with this magnificent and unique villa with private chapel and incredible well maintained gardens.
Next to the chapel is a 133m² building, which is used as an artist studio for the moment, but which could also be used as a reception area for intimate weddings, blessings etc…, or just be changed into additional accommodation.
This great country home has been designed by a local Spanish artist and his influences can be seen throughout the whole house and property. The house comes furnished, so that it keeps is character. The property is just a 5 minute drive from Jumilla, known worldwide for the quality of it's vineyards and wines and awarded a prestigious D.O.
Access is via electric double gates into a sweeping driveway lined with conifers and lighting giving a dramatic entrance to the main house which is 212m2. To the front of the house is a large terraced area surrounded by stone pillars with feature pots and planting. Huge double doors lead into an enormous room being used as a lounge, dining and kitchen area. The beamed ceilings have sections that have been hand painted by the artist himself, there is a large feature fireplace with stone carving above and a breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the dining area with an enormous, inlaid marble dining table which cost 8.000€ and is included in the sale.
The kitchen has hand built units with granite worktops and there is a separate pantry. Wooden doors flank the fireplace and lead through to the bedrooms. The master bedroom has an entrance area with fitted wardrobes on both sides, this leads through to the master bedroom with double doors to the front terrace and an en suite shower room. The right hand door leads through to 2 further bedrooms with feature, arched doorways and built in wardrobes and a family bathroom. There is a further toilet with laundry facilities to the front of the property.
The artist has used exquisite carpentry throughout the property many of the doors are over 200 years old and there are some pieces of furniture that have been created by the artist.
Double doors lead from the main house to the rear patio area where there is a 10m x 6m pool with gently sloping entry. The same stone pillar theme has been used around the pool area and there is a feature waterfall and 2 large terracotta pots spout water into the pool. Set in the gardens, next to the artists studio is a charming chapel which is beautifully decorated and would be perfect should the property be used for weddings or as a spiritual retreat.
Between the 2 properties is a large barbecue kitchen with a built in bread or pizza oven, again built with an artistic design. To the rear of the property is a large olive orchard with around 140 mature trees providing around 700 kilos of olives per year.
The driveway runs around the house and through the olive grove back to the main gates. The views from the land are stunning across vineyards and apricot orchards towards the town with its castle which is lit up at night. The land has a full irrigation system and is well suited for the addition of a tennis court.
This property has the potential to be 2 great family homes but also has great business potential. The flexibility it has could meet many requirements such as small boutique hotel or B&B, wedding venue with its chapel and there is a famous, high quality restaurant just 2 minutes from the house for catering. There is also the possibility of running a spiritual retreat. The property benefits from mains electric, telephone and internet. There is a pump house for the agricultural water with is used in the automatic irrigation system, providing low cost water for the gardens. This is an amazing property that must be seen to appreciate the unique features and quality.
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