8 Bed Villa for sale

Alicante, Valencia, Spain

£3,138,451

 [€3,500,000]

Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 5

Full Description

Substancial 450-hectare finca with vineyard, olive grove and almond plantation.
An extremely rare opportunity to purchase a substantial finca or ‘cortijo’ with 450-hectare of fenced cultivated hillside and forest land with stunning valley views towards Alicante and the Mediterranean.
It is with a heavy heart that after 25 years the delightful owner of this amazing, much loved finca, 35 minutes inland from the City of Alicante has decided to hang up his boots and is keen to hand over the reins to someone who will continue to uphold many decades of farming tradition but also continue the development of this important local estate.
The construction year of the main property is unclear but the original building is likely to be around 200 years old and was structurally restored and developed in the mid 1980’s and then cosmetically again in 2007.  The owner informs us that over €1000,000 was invested in the restoration.  It is of a traditional Spanish style with a small chapel located in the main house where family weddings and christenings are held.
The main house has over 1100sqm of useable space and consists of 4 levels; a cellar, ground floor, first floor, and useable attic space with new steel roof joists.  There are 13 rooms, 5 bathrooms and extensive paved surfaces surrounding the property.  There is also a separate annex originally used as staff quarters with a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor and several other rooms at ground level currently used for offices and storage.
In addition to the main property there are several service buildings for olive, almond and wine production and processing.  The largest of which is 1500sqm and another of 200sqm houses the wine cellar.  There are also 2 sets of kennels one of which is large enough to be converted into stables and various other out buildings.
The property has mains electricity and water is delivered to a 50,000-litre tank.  A new gravity fed water supply has also been installed taking natural water directly from further up the mountainside.
The land is vast with various crops including almond trees producing 20 tons annually, vineyards with around 14,000 vines, an orchard, around 25,000 olive trees, some recently planted and expected to produce fruit in about 2 years, walnut trees and various other fruit trees…  There is plenty of additional uncultivated land enabling a new owner much scope to increase production and establish a serious farming business.  At 850m above sea level the land naturally irrigates and it is not uncommon to expect a little snow during winter months.  Simple roads have been constructed providing access across the entire estate.
Foies Blanques would make an amazing family home with either lifestyle or commercial potential.
With some investment and planning consent, the main property could be converted into probably the region’s largest ‘Casa Rural’ or ‘Agriturismo’ and activity centre.  Guests could be involved in the day to day activity of wine making, olive pressing and oil production and crop harvesting.  Mountain biking, paragliding, hill walking and horse riding are other activities that attract people to this beautiful area.
The main house has 8 bedrooms on the first floor, several en-suit and many with amazing valley views.  One of these rooms is easily large enough for conversion into 5 or 6 bedrooms and another into 2 or 3, potentially providing 12 to 15 double bedrooms on one floor.
The attic space has a concrete floor and plenty of windows making it a potential easy conversation for an additional 2-4 bedrooms or a conference facility.
The City of Alicante, Alicante-Elche Airport and the 5km sandy beach of Playa de San Juan are all just 35 minutes by car.
This property has to be seen to be fully appreciated and viewing the finca could take several hours.  If you are looking for a substantial piece of rural Spanish life in the perfect location then an opportunity like this becomes available very infrequently.
The land value alone is signifyingly higher than the 80 cents per sqm being asked for the entire estate with the properties included.
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