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- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 200m² / 2,153 ft² Build Size
- 10,000m² / 107,640 ft² Plot Size
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioning
- Sea Views
- Urban Location
- Sold March 2015
Villa for Sale in Villaricos, Almería - 199,950 Euros
January 2015 Reduced by €50.000 to encourage a quick sale agreed.
This is a 3/4 bed roomed villa, 3 bathrooms, with 9m by 5m pool & large plot of land, just outside the village of Los Lobos. The plot is 10,050 sq metres (about 2.5 acres). The house offers a super combination of privacy plus easy access to all amenities. It is beautifully secluded, with superb mountain views, all in all a 'magical spot'. The skies here at sunset are something to be savoured, & the house offers 360 degree views. With its large grounds, plus extensive pool terrace, it is perfect for entertaining your friends (especially if there are lots & lots of them!)
Location:- 1 kilometre outside Los Lobos, on the A332 Vera to Aguilas Road. Anyone who has driven along this road from Los Lobos towards Vera will have noticed this beautiful house. The House:- Architect designed recently completed country house, in easy reach of all facilities. Constructed by a local builder well known for his high quality builds. Throughout the house, the best of materials have been used consistently. At the front of the house is a large L-shaped shaded terrace, perfect for sitting & enjoying the wonderful view across to the Sierra Almagrera mountains. The large kitchen/diner leads through to the utility room. The downstairs living rooms are open plan, with one arch between the kitchen & the lounge, & another arch between the lounge & the stairwell /entrance hall. There are 3 bedrooms downstairs, one ensuite, plus a family bathroom. The bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes & ceiling fans. The stairs lead up to a large room, plus bathroom. Currently used as a lounge, it could be used as a master bedroom suite with private bathroom. Through one set of french doors is the solarium, a private space which gets the sun all day long. On the other side of the room is another set of french doors leading to a large covered terrace. The house has gas-fired central-heating & a large water deposit, with automatic pumping system. Windows have rejas & blinds, & where appropriate mosquito blinds. To the rear of the house is an extensive walled courtyard.
Outside the front of the house is a garden area. From here steps lead through an orchard area with lemons & oleanders, down to the pool terrace. The pool is 9m by 5m, & is big enough for 'proper swimming’; it's not just a plunge pool. The pool terrace is 15 metres by 25m, with a large pergola covering one end, & a smaller pergola in the other corner, this means that shade is available all day long (essential as it gets very warm in the summer). There is a pool house/changing room/workshop. There are several access routes to the house, & parking for 25 cars!
The house benefits from the following services:- Mains electricity Mains water Telephone landline, with broadband Agricultural water (free flow) for irrigation & swimming pool Pozo negro (cesspit) More details:- At the front of the house, the L-shaped FRONT PORCH is 5m by 4m, enclosed by 4 arches. Currently, the porch houses a large dining table with chairs. From the porch, french doors with reja gates lead into the kitchen, which is 6m by 3m. The kitchen cupboards have solid oak doors, & 'Columbo Gold' granite worktops & kickboards. There is a built-in eye-level oven, microwave, an electronic-controls ceramic hob and an extractor fan. A stainless steel double-bowl single drainer sink, with mixer taps. There is a separate tap dispensing filtered drinking water. Two windows with rejas & persianas. Lots of power-points, phonepoint, concealed lighting under & above the wall units. Tiles floor to ceiling. A door leads into the UTILITY ROOM (2m * 1.5m) which houses the house water heater, a white ceramic sink with hot & cold taps, plumbing for washing machine, & a gas cooker. External glass door with metal gate leading to rear courtyard. An arch leads from the kitchen to the lounge (4.4m by 3.5m). Double french doors with gates lead to the rear courtyard. A large glass-fronted wood burning fireplace, with a wooden mantlepiece, plus a built-in brick/wooden unit for logs or CDs etc. A front window with a nice view of the world outside. A further arch leads to the entrance hall, currently used as a mini-office with computer desk etc. Front door, with security lock. Forward facing window with views. Under stairs storage space. Archway leading to passageway to bathroom & bedrooms. BATHROOM (3m * 2m) has bath with shower over, WC, bidet, washbasin & window to rear courtyard, tiles floor to ceiling. BEDROOM 1 (4m * 3m) has double built-in wardrobes, window, power points, phone-point, door leading into:- ENSUITE shower room (3m * 1.5m) has WC, washbasin, enormous shower area (1m * 1.5m), window to rear courtyard. BEDROOM 2 (3.5m * 3.5m) Double built-in wardrobes, power points, phonepoint window with views BEDROOM 3 (3.5m * 3m) Double built-in wardrobe, power points, phone point, window with forward view, porthole window. Stairs lead up to UPSTAIRS LOUNGE (5.6m * 4.6m) Beautiful large room with views on all 4 sides. Feature double corner window. Other forward facing window with superb mountain views. Corner open fireplace with wooden mantelpiece. Power points, phone point, TV point etc. Double French doors to SOLARIUM (3.5 * 3.4m) with chimney & satellite dish. Door to bathroom (3.4m * 2m) with bath plus shower over, separate shower unit with glass block construction, feature purpose built vanity unit containing washbasin with cupboard under. Another set of double French doors to extensive covered TERRACE (7m * 2.9m), with super view down to pool terrace. This terrace is currently used as a family mini-gym, but could easily be enclosed or glazed to provide extra living space. OUTSIDE:- At the front of the house is a walled, level garden area (16m * 8m). Some parts are gravelled; there are 3 raised flowerbeds, with a mature orange tree, an olive tree, plus other plants. A path leads to steps leading down through the orchard level to the pool terrace The POOL TERRACE is 25m * 15m. It offers the following:- Walled all round, so very private. Mostly laid to coloured concrete slabbing, with some gravelling. Pergola across the whole of one end, with another small pergola in the far corner, which means that shade, is always available. A built-in barbeque, with charcoal section & a further cooking section for a gas heated hotplate. A changing room / workshop. A shower with tiled cubicle.
The pool is 9m * 5m, with roman steps in at the shallow end. Depth goes from 1m to 2m. To the rear of the house is a large walled, tiled COURTYARD (21m * 8m), with double metal doors at one end & a further single metal door at the other end. There are 2 outhouses, one a boilerhouse for the central heating, the other a gashouse, housing the gas tanks (2 banks of 5 large tanks each for the heating). There is a constructed dog kennel, complete with tiled roof! Beneath the courtyard is a 25,000 litre emergency water deposit with automatic pumping system, housed in a constructed caseta.
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999.75€ per m²
92.88€ per ft²
* Transfer tax is based on the sale value or the cadastral value whichever is the highest.
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We are an Irish owned company and trading since 2005. We are CIF registered in Spain (Number B04833737) & inscribed in the "Registro Mercantile de Almeria", AIPP regulated and CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist, we are also a member of the National Association of REALTORS® with NRDS ID: 061237049.
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V.I.P Almeria can offer you all types of properties ranging from new build to resale opportunities. We also hold collaborations with developers and banks to offer key ready products at vastly reduced prices.
We are a key company to this area for introduction due to our multiple property and area exhibitions throughout Europe. Our client portfolio varies between Northern European, International and Spanish. We want people to enjoy this fantastic unspoiled natural area and have assisted so many integrating to the region which has a strong cultural identity.
VIP Almeria have been awarded many titles such as 2018’s ‘Leading Real Estate Adviser, Almeria, Spain’, No matter how big, successful or renowned a business may be, it goes without saying that, away from its own pool of talent and expertise, there will always be a network of trusted advisers behind the scenes helping to inform, guide and shape the way in which it operates. This is in addition to the awards, 2017 and in 2016 when we were given the title, Real Estate Firm of the Year, this award was set up to recognise the firms which are among the best and brightest when it comes to real estate, able to flourish in this dynamic sector.
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