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Unique Eco House with separate annexe near Granada €425,000

€425,000
Cortijo Solana
Jayena
near Granada
Andalucía
Spain
Lat: 36.93566 - Lon: -3.78867


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Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 4  (Sleeps: 8)
Bathrooms: 2
Cortijo Solana

The ultimate escape - unique Eco House with separate annexe on a plot of 45,000 m2 with olive and almond trees, completed in 2016. Both structures are fully legal and conform to all current building regulations. Before we bought the land in 2013 it had been abandoned for 20 years and since then only organic husbandry has been employed.

The house has a ground floor area of 150 m2 with a loft space of approx. 80 m2, (accessed by fold-away ladder). Built from super-thermally-efficient Ytong blocks with highest quality double-glazing throughout.  Central courtyard, which is both a paved garden with water feature and a summer kitchen. Two large bedrooms, ensuite bathroom with wood-burner, interconnecting with utility room with W.C. and dog flap. Large sitting/living/dining area with cathedral ceiling and panoramic south-westerly views through full height windows to the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama. Fully equipped big kitchen with both gas and electricity. Jøtul wood-burner with stainless-steel flue. Extensive terrace in front of the house with sunshades. Breakfast terrace behind the house for early morning sun. The entire project has been carried out to the highest standards and is earthquake resistant complying with Spanish building laws. The house is built to reflect the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra palace and uses a lot of exposed wood (all engineered beams). Other than the massive foundations, concrete has only been used to re-enforce the Ytong, so as to provide earthquake resistance, making it very low carbon.  Satellite internet.

A second smaller building of 50m2, situated above the house, also constructed from Ytong and supremely well insulated, has all the controls and batteries for the large solar system, plus the solar heated hot water tank, with gas back-up. This annexe provides a self-contained living space for visitors or workers with bedroom/living area, shower, kitchen and Jøtul wood burner and large storage space above, accessed by loft ladder and outside door. Sawdust composting loo.

Insulated dog kennel/workshop with electricity in separate enclosure.  Car port. Back-up diesel generator (rarely used).

Small heated pool (4.5x2.5x1.5), plus approximately 40,000 litre rainwater storage in two tanks. 150m deep bore hole providing drinking-quality water via a 1000litre header tank higher up the hill, giving gravity flow.

The property is energy self-sufficient and almost free to run - normally two gas cylinders (about 15€ each) per year are sufficient for cooking and back-up water heating.  Annual land tax is about 200€. The farm is completely isolated, having no other visible dwellings and no-one else living within about 3kms. Ideal for both naturalists and naturists. Access via track over two neighbouring farms.  Village ten minutes away by car or 1 hour on foot - with banks, mini-markets, bars, pharmacy, medical centre, olive co-operative, petrol station, mechanic, tyre supplier, builders’ merchant, hardware shop.  Daily bus to Granada, about 40 minutes by car with, not only the world-famous Alhambra Palace and the Sierra Nevada ski resort close-by, but also the full array of supermarkets, car dealers, bus station and everything you'd expect in a bustling university city. Granada airport 40 minutes, with flights to UK and European destinations. Malaga airport two hours by car or by bus from Granada, with many daily flights to most European cities. Nearest beach about 1 hour.

Full photo library available, but a visit is the only way to appreciate the unique nature of this property.
€425,000 – fully furnished – with 2 active bee hives and a plethora of birdlife – 54 species spotted in January!

Enquiries: Please contact sue[@]dolcetta.plus.com
  • Area 4.5 hectares
  • Swimming pool

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