The property has had two official Casa Rurals since 2005. The estate is for sale as a successful running business. Or as a private home with plenty of guest accommodation.The holiday accommodation business has escalated every year with 2018 the most successful yet. This year, 2019, is already substantially reserved at the cortijo and the barn. The finca is particularly popular with nature lovers, walkers and most of all, bird watchers who return year after year.
It is situated in the beautiful Sierra de Montanchez which is a protected area of natural mountain and wooded terrain. From the finca it is only 40kms to three really interesting historical towns, Merida and Caceres are world heritage sites and Trujillo is an gem of conquistador architecture.The nearest villages are Arroyomolinos and Montanchez just 5 minutes by car. Montanchez is a charming village famous for jamon production and its Moorish castle. The grounds of the finca cover 18 hectares. There are 3 houses on the estate. The cortijo - a really spacious family house with wonderful atmosphere, superb views in all directions. In its own grounds with private entrance. The barn - a romantic house with gorgeous views set into its own grounds of 1 hectare with separate private entrance. The casita - an atmospheric studio with best views on the finca, set into the mountain, outdoor summer kitchen, large studion with dressing room and bathroom, outside steps to roof terrace with amazing views, set into its own grounds with private entrance. The swimming pool is built into a natural curve on the mountains side with great views of wonderful natural surroundings, it has been completely renovated in 2018. The whole estate runs on solar power with a big photo-voltaic installation, it has a tracker system following the sun all day. The finca eco credentials are excellent with its own solar power, spring water from a bore hole and sustainable forestry for the woods. The cortijo of finca al-manzil.
The cortijo covers an area of 220m2. The building has been carefully designed to suit the climate and the environment with many elements of traditional design. To take advantage of morning and evening sun, plenty of shade and on an elevated position with stunning views of the mountain and the surrounding countryside. There are no other houses nearby.
There are 3 double bedroooms with en-suite bathrooms; 2 lead of the porch, the. Upstairs bedroom has a huge roof terrace with splendid views of the mountain.All the rooms are airy with high ceilings, the sitting room has a double height ceiling, it measures 70m2 with wood burning stove, 2 French windows to terrace with great uninterrupted views of the mountain and the woods of the finca. The kitchen leads off the diningroom, it is well designed for busy cooks with plenty of light.
Dining room has French windows to terrace for outside dining and the terrace outside the sitting room. Utility room has extra loo, sink and washing machine, also a separate larder.An office is just off the entrance hall which leads to the covered porch. Under the house is a useful storage room. All the rooms have fly screens and wooden roller blinds as well as the inside shutters. All the woodwork was made locally of seasoned chestnut wood, the front door is traditional design of a large door within a door and also a small shutter door, postigo, for seeing who's there. There is a telephone and WIFI connection. The grounds around the cortijo have been left natural with some beautiful old holm oak trees and cork oaks. Honeysuckle and jasmine thrive, there is a mature lemon tree and on the terraces and porch many pots with flowering plants and herbs. The cortijo entrance gate is completely separate from the Barn entrance, the two houses are completely independent, cannot be seen one from the other and yet close enough to be used together for bigger groups. THE BARN AT FINCA AL-MANZIL. The barn is in its own grounds of 1 hectare.
It has its own entrance and complete privacy. Really spacious with upstairs bedroom of 24m2.Double height sitting/dining room of 45m2. Fully equipped kitchen with door to terrace, outside dining table on covered porch. Sunny bathroom with roomy shower and view of meadow. Long covered terrace with views over the olive groves and up to the peaks. A lovely place for dining and watching the birds. In the spring of 2015 the old tack room was renovated and remodelled for use as a summer retreat and a studio the rest of the year. It now has a cubic Moroccan feel with flat roof terrace which has the best views on the finca, amazing for bird watching or sleeping under the stars. Inside there is one big room with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room. Outside there is a covered terrace leading to the kitchen and dining area. The casita has water and power connected. It has its own entrance and is completely private from the other houses, a real retreat.
Price is 650,000 euros not sterling contact finca_al_manzil at yahoo dot com. The item "Country property in Spain. Successful business or beautiful private home" is in sale since Sunday, March 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Property\Overseas\Private".The seller is "roxy1001" and is located in Caceres. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.