The size and location make this a rare property that benefits from being positioned in the campo between the characterful town of Tarifa and the lively city of Algeciras. A 10 minute drive to the spectacular beaches of the Costa de la Luz, 25 minutes to Gibraltar make it easily commutable and close to the local airport with a convenient number of routes to the UK.
Originally the property functioned as a market garden, with the grounds laid out over a number of terraces covering a generous 11.627 sqm, and the mature planting creating something of an oasis. The house, with stunning views of the Straits of Gibraltar towards Morocco, sits directly under the annual bird migration and backs onto the Alcornocales National Park.
The additional casita provides extended personal guest space or a commercial opportunity to let, whilst the pool is positioned high in the grounds with protection from the winds and an elevated view to Africa.
The property has some interesting original features; curved walls, scalloped ceilings, stone floors and fireplace. The house has recently blended the old with the new, the kitchen becoming the heart of the house with a modern, spacious and sympathetic design.
The main house of 265sqm has 4 bedrooms (3ensuite bathrooms & 1 toilet en-suite), lounge, dining room, playroom, and office.
There is a generous covered outside terrace and two outhouses.
The casita, sleeps two, and stands away from the main house. It has spectacular views to Morocco, a private terrace, shaded seating, galley kitchen, large bedroom and bathroom.
The large covered terrace (15sqm) leads out into the beautiful garden. The exceptional gardens extend to 7 terraces, the multicultural history of the property is indicated in the rich, varied and mature planting . Spring time brings an abundance of Cala lilies, fragrant mimosa, orange blossom and freesias .
The elevated pool presides over the property and the view to Africa, the planting around the pool provides privacy and shelter from the wind. It is constantly fed with water from the mountain spring.
There is a spacious garage/workspace and large storage/woodshed. Higher in the grounds is a ruin, listed in the escritura and could be developed.
The town hall of Algeciras has informed the owner that the area (in total 18,911m2) can be used as plots of land for building 5 independent villas. The minimum size of each plot has to be 2000m2 ( the remaining land is given as compensation back to the town hall ) with build size limited to 420m2 on 2 levels