1 Bed Country House for sale

Ibi, Alicante, Valencia, Spain

£60,959

 [€69,950]

Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1

Features

  • Pool
  • Garden
  • Countryside views
  • BBQ
  • Fireplace

Full Description

This has got to be a first for us.  Offering a 15th Century piece of Spanish history is something we are very grateful for being allowed to do by the owner.

This 15th Century Water Mill is in need of some sympathetic restoration in order to make it a unique character home, but this is one home that's really worth the effort.  Nestled deep in a walking route, and surrounded by amazing woodlands, no wonder people travel for miles in order to visit this area.

The house itself is currently empty, waiting for the next owner to put their stamp on it, and being an old stone mill house, it's built well and has stood the test of time.  Electricity was produced by a water turbine, but this is now sadly missing, so a generator or solar system would be required now (or the replacement of the water turbine,  if you fancy a bit of engineering!).  

The floors and most of the roof beams are in great order, and the house is full of character and charm.  It certainly turns heads as people walk past, and during the photographs, people were asking for a tour!  So this could be a perfect place for a cafe, guest house or similar.

There are a couple of private areas outside the house, one to each side, with a fenced and walled garden allowing you privacy.  With over 10,000m2 of mountainside as well, you can modernise the home without changing it's appearance.

The current owners would consider sensible offers as well.

Watch the video: here

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We have had a large number of enquiries on this, with quite a wide range of questions, so I felt it best to bring all those questions together into a reply.

Vehicle Access:
Yes, it is possible to get close to the property via a vehicle.  There is a road close by, which is a residents only road, to avoid tourists parking close to the houses.  There is space to park a couple of cars, only 25m from the house (across from the bridge shown in the photos), however, this is not owned by the property, and as such, could only be used for unloading etc, not overnight.  There is a space slightly further away that would be suitable, or a request could be made to the forest comission.

Path:
The property is on a popular walking path, and has no front garden as such.  This means that the path goes immediately in front of your door.  There are private areas you can use, away from the path, which are fenced and gated, and one area (to the right of the house as you look at it) has additional rooms to the house, which could be used as a summer kitchen, Sauna etc.

Water:
There is no water connected at the moment, but it has had town water in the past.  This can be reconnected, and we can help with this, as the house would need to be converted to "habitable" to allow for this.

Interior rooms:
The portals only show the first 9 photos, so it's difficult to show an accurate representation of the house.  The link at the start of this email gives more photos.  As you can see, there is currently no kitchen or bathroom in the house, and there is also no sewerage, so a septic tank would need to be fitted.  There is enough land for this, so there wouldn't be a problem.

Views:
The house is deep into a forested walk, so it doesn't have mountain views etc.  It's in nature though, so it's very green and spectacular.  If you are looking for remote with open views, this isn't for you!

Restrictions:
The house is currently registered as urban/industrial, which means it's not a protected house.  You can technically do as you wish, but I feel that the town hall would prefer you to keep the house sympathetic with it's origins, and not for it to be "modernised" to the frontage.

Electricity:
It is very unlikely to be able to get electricity to the house, as the nearby houses do not have a connection, but it's not impossible.  The cost may be prohibitive though, so my personal recommendation is to install solar (there are places a few panels could be installed that wouldn't change the view of the house).  The hydroelectric system, I feel, wouldn't provide sufficient electricity for modern useage sadly.

River:
Yes, there is a river at the house, and it runs directly under the house, in a culvert.  There is also a river in front of the house, although as is typical in Spain, this is generally a dry river, only containing running water during rainfall.

Neighbouring Properties:
Yes, there are neighbours close by, although due to the woodland setting, they are not really visible.  The closest house is around 100m away, on the other side of the river (further up from where you would park the car).  The house further up the route has a pool etc.

Distance to town:
The nearest town is Ibi, which is under 1km away (as the bird flies) to the centre.  Walking could be done in around 15 mins, less to the edge of town.  Google maps states "1.5km, 17 mins walk" from the front door of the house to the town hall.

GPS:
Sorry, we have a policy not to give out GPS positions on the properties we advertise, for the privacy of the owners.  We are more than happy to arrange viewings though.

Costs for modernisation:
This really does depend on the level of modernisation you require.  Due to the complexities of getting a large digger to the site, the most difficult aspect would be the installation of a septic tank.  Normally, this is around €3,500 - although with the added labour, I would suggest a fee a little higher.  In terms of the rest of the property, it depends on the quality, but overall, I would suggest that you would be looking in the region of €30,000 as a minimum investment to make the house fully habitable (electric, water, kitchen and bathroom), and possibly as high as €50,000 for a high quality finish.  This house is very traditional though, and I suspect a more "rustic" approach would benefit the style.
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