This beautiful 18th century estate set on 3.6 hectares has been registered as a rural tourism business since 2010 and at this price is an amazing opportunity. Located in the municipality of Aguilar de la Frontera, close to the limits of the municipalities of Puente Genil and Lucena, it is one and a quarter hours from Malaga airport and an hour and a half from Seville and Granada airports.
Currently, the property has a built area of 1.594 m², and has been equipped with the characteristics of any modern house, with its respective comforts, providing accommodation for groups of up to 20 people, which makes it a perfect choice for celebrations with friends and family.
Its very spacious rooms are distributed as follows: a welcome hall; two fully equipped kitchens with electrical appliances, crockery and glass-ceramic hobs; two living rooms with their respective wood-burning fireplaces. Both are decorated with brick cladding on the fireplaces, on which shelves have been placed to hold classic elements characteristic of their previous function. The furniture, in earth tones that blend perfectly with the wood, is new and very comfortable, allowing guests to settle down in these common leisure areas and enjoy a good time in company. The two lounges also have flat-screen TVs.
There is a total of 9 bedrooms, six of which are double rooms, some of them with canopies; two others have two single beds and the last one is a room with bunk beds for four people. All of them are perfectly decorated and equipped with furniture, some of them accessible to people with reduced mobility. There are eight complete bathrooms with showers and/or bathtubs. They have been recently refurbished and have been decorated with modern touches and small tiles. In addition, seven of them have been integrated into the main rooms. In addition, there are two toilets that add functionality to the house.
There are two dining rooms, one of which is smaller, with a wooden table and chairs of the same material, which can accommodate the total number of people for whom this rural hotel has been designed, and the other, which functions as a celebration room for about 100 guests. The estate also enjoys a games room with table football, a dartboard, a pin pong table and other leisure games.
Finally, the exterior of the house is dominated by the white of the façade, which forms a sort of rectangle in which the swimming pool is centrally located, and around it there is a lawn area equipped with sun loungers. There is also a covered barbecue area next to the swimming pool with a series of tables and benches.
It should be clarified that the property for sale is not the entire building seen in the full aerial photograph, but occupies the part that contains the swimming pool, separated by a wall from the other agricultural estate comprising of several sheds. This horizontal division is clarified in the property plans which can be provided on request. Although it is attached to another agricultural property, it is important to note that no one lives here and there is a great sense of privacy and tranquility here. It is best to come visit the estate in person to get a better sense of its privacy, something that is only appreciated by seeing the property first hand.
While the estate already has 3.6 hectares of land, it would most certainly be possible to buy more land with olive trees at 35.000€ per hectare.
The oldest known details of its construction date from the end of the 18th century, although the existing outbuildings, both the farmhouse and the production machinery, reveal a structure dating from the mid-19th century. The original building was built in the typical style of the olive farms of the area, with a two-storey structure and a large central courtyard, now altered by the construction of the large swimming pool.
From the main façade there are two entrances, one to the central courtyard and the other to the owners' dwelling. The first, in the form of a hallway, also served to connect with the workers' quarters and with the old gañanía, where they used to meet; this is presided over by the hearth under a large fireplace that occupies the entire width of the room.
It also conserves other storage elements, such as cantareras, jars and cupboards, all of which are of great ethnographic value as they serve as a reminder of an ancient way of life. The manor's living quarters, which were converted at the beginning of the 20th century, are located in the same building. However, it is the oil mill that is the most interesting part of the farmhouse. The system used in the mill is not the original one, as it was converted from a beam press mill to a hydraulic mill, in order to improve productivity. Today, this rural estate remains an example of the cultural heritage of the olive oil industry, and the mill remained in production until the mid-20th century.
The mill is located on the ground floor on the north side of the courtyard. All of the existing machinery dates from the 19th century, the peak of the olive-growing industry, having been made at the La Cordobesa foundry, the Rupero Heaton foundry in Malaga, and the Félix Martínez y Compañía foundry in Cordoba, as can be seen engraved on it. Connected to the storage room were the old stables, whose structure of a longitudinal nave divided by semicircular arches can still be seen. The stables, like the oil mill, had individual access from the courtyard.