Olive Farm Near Alhama de Granada – DE0574

  • 1.150.000€
Alhama de Granada, Comarca de Alhama, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Alhama de Granada
  • COUNTRY HOUSES, FARMS & VINEYARDS
  • Property Type
  • 5
  • Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Bathrooms
  • 520
  • m2
  • 1886
  • Year Built
For Sale

Olive Farm Near Alhama de Granada – DE0574

Alhama de Granada, Comarca de Alhama, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
  • 1.150.000€

Overview

  • COUNTRY HOUSES, FARMS & VINEYARDS
  • Property Type
  • 5
  • Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Bathrooms
  • 520
  • m2
  • 1886
  • Year Built

Description

Alhama de Granada

Alhama de Granada. The farm sits at an altitude of 1000m and is a productive working farm of 5,500 olive trees, and 850 almond trees. 

The farm produces the highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Laboratory oil analysis results are available. There is an opportunity to bottle and market your own oil.

Three tracks access the farm, but the main access to the cortijo is via a 1.6Km track which is accessible in all weathers.  The tracks are owned by, and are the responsibility of, the local Municipality of Santa Cruz del Comercio. 

The cortijo is southwest facing and enjoys breath-taking views over the town of Alhama de Granada, towards the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama.  The area is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   

Granada International airport is 30 minutes away.  The city of Granada with all its amenities and entertainments is 40 minutes away. 

THE CORTIJO 

The 520 m2 house was built in 1886 and completely renovated in 2007, and it has all the original Arabic roof tiles. 

THE ACCOMMODATION

On the ground floor: 

A double height entrance hall. 

A large kitchen with Belling Sandringham cooking range, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, a wine cooler, and white goods. 

A utility room with white goods and the heating machinery. 

A light and spacious corridor on 3 descending levels. 

A dining room. 

A large 26 m² Reception room with 2 French windows and an open fireplace. 

3 further reception rooms, one of which is currently an office, and one as a storeroom.  Another has a wood burner stove. 

A toilet. 

A coat closet. 

The staircase leads to the upper floor, which comprises: 

A library area overlooking the entrance hall. 

A 54 m² Master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, an en suite bathroom, and a covered balcony. 

3 further double bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms and fitted wardrobes, 1 with a Juliet balcony. 

A single bedroom. 

A linen closet. 

We could provide the house part furnished if required.

OFF GRID 

Double glazing throughout the house provides extremely effective insulation.  Thick walls guarantee that the house is warm in winter and cool in the summer. 

The lower floor has under floor central heating for the most part, and with radiators in two rooms.  The upper floor has radiators throughout.  At present, heating is provided via an olive pit burner. 
Ferroli makes the main burner.  Due to the present high cost of domestic heating oil, we have replaced the Ferroli cartridge with a wood burning pellet device that can use A1 graded wood pellets, biomass pellets, or olive pits (hueso).  Pellasx in Poland makes this secondary multi-user cartridge, which has won numerous international awards.  Currently, we are using hueso because we produce it for ourselves.  The cooperative charges a small fee for drying the hueso after extracting the olive oil.

The cost of winter heating for the whole house is extremely economical and it is efficient in the coldest temperatures.

There is also an open fireplace in the sitting room and a wood burner in the snug.  Every year the olive and almond prune produces over 19 tons of firewood logs which are sold locally.

SELF SUFFICIENT

If the cost of central heating oil becomes competitive again, the Ferroli oil injection cartridge has been retained.  There is a 2000 litre oil tank in the generator shed.

There is a very fast 300+ mbps STARLINK satellite connection to the house. The whole house and garden are fully covered with a seamless WIFI 6 mesh system.  Working from home could not be easier.  There is also a 2.4ghz wifi connection direct to Alhama de Granada which can be activated if required. There is a 1.2M dish behind the house connected to the Astra group of satellites.

A 6 kilowatt electric supply is provided by a solar panel system and stored in a high-capacity battery bank.  The electrical system, batteries, 2000 litre fuel tank, industrial compressor, and a 16kva diesel generator are situated in a separate shed.  The generator provides emergency backup for electricity.

Water is obtained from a rainwater collection system or tanker deliveries during very dry periods, and is stored in a 30,000 litre water tank.  Before entering the house, it is fully filtered and subject to UV disinfection, and passes through a water softening system. 

The farm has the necessary permissions for domestic use to drill and extract 365,000 litres of water per annum.   A 220mm bore hole has been drilled at the top of the farm.  To become operative the borehole would require lining, the insertion of a pump. A meter and registration for use. 
Currently, the family does not require this because the water collection system meets their needs adequately.

THE LAND 

The farmland comprises 20 hectares of old (100+ years) and new (20+ years) olive trees – 5,500 Picual, Picudo, and Hojiblanca varieties.  The Picual and Picudo are also in demand from olive oil blenders.  They are hard to grow and few farms in this area have them.

3 hectares of almond trees of mixed varieties.   

Furthermore the farm is in receipt of an annual EU subsidy.  Near the house is a 100 m2 tractor shed with its own electric generator, as well as a water collection system, and a water depository of 15,000 litres.  

New Holland tracked tractor, an expandable olive trailer, a 1.4 m3 general purpose trailer.  At harvest time, daily olive delivery to the local Cooperative (Los Tajos) uses a Land Rover Defender 110 with a purpose-built hydraulic tipping trailer with a 3500 kg capacity.  Also, a 1500 litre sprayer, a plough, a rastra (harrow), a stone rake for the tractor, a towed mulching machine for shredding prunings, an almond husking machine, a fertiliser spreader, and all equipment and tools needed for harvesting the olives and almonds.  All included in the sale of the property. 

THE SURROUNDING AREA

In this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty there are many opportunities for leisure activities such as walking, riding, cycling, additionally star-gazing at a local Observatory.  There are several archaeological digs in the area, including a large Roman villa excavation.  The beaches of the Costa Tropical are an hour away, and you could be skiing on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada and sunbathing on the beach on the same day.

There is a sizeable population of expatriates from many different countries, all of whom have integrated with the local community.

The nearest village to the farm is SANTA CRUZ DEL COMERCIO (1.8kms via a track) with a population of less than 600.  Here you will find a small fruit and vegetable market in the Town Hall building, a small supermarket, bars, various workshops, a Medical Centre, a bank with an ATM, a Pharmacy, a Church, a Nursery and a Primary school.  There are two swimming pools at the top of the village.  Fiestas and other events mostly take place in the summer months.  The weekly market is on Wednesdays.

ALHAMA DE GRANADA (10kms)

Alhama de Granada is a pretty, ancient and historic, spa town located approximately 50 kilometres from Granada, and built along the cliffs of a deep gorge.  There are medicinal thermal springs at the Balneario Spa, offering a wide range of therapeutic treatments, including respiratory, rheumatological, and physiotherapy.  In the town you will find numerous bars, restaurants, hostelries, small supermarkets and a variety of shops, chemists, several banks, a post office, churches, Local Government Offices, dentists, vets, a petrol station, a Medical Centre, and a Police Station.  There is a sports centre and a swimming pool.  There is a bodega selling locally produced, award-winning wines, and a local cheese maker.  Regular festivals, fiestas, musical events, art exhibitions, and other events, take place throughout the year.  The weekly market is on Fridays. 

Finally, if you would like to arrange to view the property please contact info@dudley-estates.com or http://www.facebook.com/DudleyEstates

  • City Alhama de Granada
  • Area Inland
  • Country Spain

Details

Updated on February 6, 2024 at 9:48 am
  • Property ID: DE0574
  • Price: 1.150.000€
  • Property Size: 520 m2
  • Land Area: 23 Hectares
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Year Built: 1886
  • Property Type: COUNTRY HOUSES, FARMS & VINEYARDS
  • Property Status: For Sale

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  • Country Estate Near Alhama de Granada: 1,400,000

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