Country Estates for sale in Gaucin

This original Andalucian country 3-bedroom farmhouse is located in a true natural paradise high in the mountains approximately 20kms. outside the village of Gaucin, which is some 40-45 minutes drive inland from Spain’s Costa del Sol.

Reached by an ancient 7km. dirt road once used by merchants and smugglers travelling up from the coast, this property is about as rustic as it gets and is ideal for those looking for a renovation project.

Estimated to be well over 100 years old, the house has been the home of the current owner and his family since his birth in the house almost 80 years ago.

To be honest, virtually nothing has changed on the property in all that time and although it is in some considerable state of disrepair, it really does offer interested buyers a taste of a bygone era.

The property comprises of a 200m2 main house which is more or less intact, plus various outbuildings totalling another 200m2 and some 250,000m2 of fertile farmland.

It offers incredible views east across the Genal river valley to the Crestillina mountain ridge and south to the Mediterranean coastline.

In fact, when you stand on the land looking out across the view, all you can hear is the wind in the trees, a symphony of birdsong and the gentle rushing of the stream that runs past the property year round.

In a crowded world, it’s rare to encounter a place that offers so much peace and tranquility.

The property is accessed via a private track which leads from the smugglers’ trail past a water deposit and fruit orchards.

To the left is an animal paddock with a semi-derelict barn next to it.

Next up on the left, a larger barn building with another barn that currently houses chickens located opposite it.

The main house, whilst clearly needing a significant deal of work to bring it up to anywhere near modern standards is actually habitable and consists of a living room, 3 small bedrooms and a loft space.

In a charming touch, the kitchen is actually in a separate adjoining building.

There is a sizeable courtyard out back featuring a BBQ style cooking area and an outdoor sink.

Until recently, this was a working farm and indeed, there are 40 sheep currently grazing on the land which extends from the property in all directions.

These sheep could be bought with the property.

It would also be possible to create a stable and a paddock area for horses.

The land also produces a decent crop of avocados, oranges, lemons and carob and has a number of bee hives occupying one field.

This a truly unique property which would suit buyers looking to live a quiet rural existence, perhaps indulging in a spot of self-sufficiency that are prepared to put money and effort into restoring what could be a truly inspirational property to own.