Cortijo/Finca for sale SOLD in Albox

€197,000 ~ £169,282 *



This is a superb, two-storey, 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, detached cortijo, located at Los Molinos (the old Mill) in the Rambla de Oria area, offering fantastic views of the surrounding area including the mountains and countryside and is just a short stroll from the historic and very pretty Fuente Mojon. The property is accessed either via the old dry river bed which is just 600 metres from the main asphalt road or either directly from the tarmac road running to the rear of the property, however both access' are quite steep and the property is approximately a 15 minute drive to the bustling market town of Albox which has an abundance of shops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets and approximately 50 minutes to the coast.

A driveway leads up to the front of the property where there is ample space for several vehicles to park. Decorative walls and multi level planting lend to the overall, well maintained look and feel of this area. There is an open cave to the right of the driveway and a separate, detached 2 storey, 4 room annexe with electricity. It is currently used as storage, but could easily be renovated into a useful workshop.

This property sits on a large plot and has useable land for growing a variety of fruits and vegetables which already includes established lemon, orange, fig, almond, olive and pomegranate trees. The lower parcel of land has a built in well and access to the ingenious local ‘acequia’ irrigation system which can be acquired from the local co operative.

Gleaming white arches with enticing glimpses of the large cortijo beyond, is the first view that you get of the house. To the right is an impressive large verandah with a great outdoor seating and dining area. A stable style door off of the covered verandah leads to a very private walled courtyard. Off of the courtyard is a further useful enclosed cave. Within the white arches, there is more open patio areas with sunbeds for enjoying the sunshine and glorious views of the valley.

From here you enter the front porch with a traditional reja door leading to the main double front doors, which lead into an inner hall. Ornate double doors which were salvaged and restored from an old pharmacia shop lead you in which then takes you into the wide central area of the house. From here there are stairs to the left that lead to 2 bedrooms on this side of the house: a single bedroom/office which has the added feature of double doors opening onto a pretty balcony and the main, spacious master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

The kitchen, which boasts incredible views down the valley and to the mountains beyond, and the dining area, again with decorative white arches, are off of the large central area. Leading off to the right is a useful utility area, downstairs bathroom with full sized bath and a separate toilet. A back door, with reja, leads to a further patio and seating area, which in turn leads to an additional tarmac driveway at the rear. This property has 2 separate access driveways.

Back indoors and to the right of the central area is the lounge with original feature fireplace and woodburner stove and a traditional style ceiling. Leading off of this room is a second lounge/living area that could be suitable for many uses – a reading/music/games room or even a downstairs bedroom.

To the left of the lounge area is the second set of stairs that lead to 3 double bedrooms on this side of the house. The top, very spacious master bedroom currently has a large walk in wardrobe that could easily be converted to an additional bathroom as it is adjacent to the other ensuite bathroom.

Overall, this is a wonderful, ready to move into cortijo with many traditional features and the added benefit of full gas fired central heating throughout which is serviced by a modern combi boiler.

What the owners say: Our Spanish home is a strong, welcoming and proud cortijo that has real soul. It has provided us and our extended family and friends much joy and great memories from our many wonderful years here. The beautiful views, glorious sunshine, birdsong, wildlife and local area make the Spanish dream come true.


Today I spent some time in and around the traditional white-washed Spanish market town Albox a very pleasant 45-50 minute drive inland from the coast with stunning countryside views of olive groves, orchards and exceptional hill and valley views. Situated in the heart of the Almanzora Valley...

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Distances and Times to Airports

  • Alicante (ALC)2 hours 17 mins212.1 km
  • Almeria (LEI)1 hour 26 mins123.8 km
  • Murcia / Corvera (RMU)1 hour 42 mins146.3 km
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  • Country property
  • 2 floors
  • IBI property tax: €24.08 per annum
  • Refuse fees: €148.28 per annum
  • Furniture Negotiable
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Plot Size 5,338 m²
  • Build Size 318 m²
  • Water Deposit
  • Mains Electric
  • Telephone Possible
  • Internet Possible
  • Private Terrace
  • Private parking
  • Central Heating
  • 50 minutes drive to the beach
  • 15 minutes drive to the shops

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  • Reservation deposit €3,000 (£2,578)
  • Remainder of deposit to 10% €16,700 (£14,350)
  • Final Payment of 90% on completion €177,300 (£152,354)

Property Purchase Expenses

  • Property price €197,000 (£169,282)
  • Transfer tax 7% €13,790 (£11,850)
  • Notary fees (approx) €600 (£516)
  • Land registry fees (approx) €600 (£516)
  • Legal fees (approx) €1,500 (£1,289)

* Prices quoted in Pounds are illustrative and should only be used as a guide.

* Transfer tax is based on the sale value or the cadastral value whichever is the highest.

* Price valid until sold

* Conveyancing not included

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