We are delighted to present to you to Spain’s Secret’s featured property!
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Large Townhouse for Sale – 229k €
The owners currently live on the ground floor of the house with the upstairs completely undeveloped (with the potential to create much more living space). The footprint of the ground floor alone is about 200 sq meters (with the same again upstairs, plus 40 sq meters for the attached studio and 300 sq meters for the barns) – giving a huge amount of space to work with.
The house is packed full of character, with original boveda ceilings (some of which with hand painted designs) and original hydraulic tiled floors.
There are 9 large rooms on the ground floor, plus 3 bathrooms, which we currently have set up as follows:
- Large living room/kitchen
- Sitting room
- 3 Bedrooms (2 ensuite bathrooms)
- Dining room
- Shower room
In addition to this, there is a large annex of about 40 square meters, which is currently used as a craft workshop, plus three large barns which are undeveloped (total of around 300 square meters) patio, a covered parking area and sun terrace.
Outside, in addition to the patio, the property features a large corral where a little work on the overgrown weeds will uncover the fact there are a variety of fruit trees.
BUILDING WORK COMPLETED
In 2009, the roof of the house, the annex and the two large barns were reroofed. Much of the house was also replastered and new drainage installed.
At the same time, the patio was created and tiled, and the three bathrooms installed. All receipts and permits for the building work completed is in place.
WORK TO DO
However, since 2009, little work has been done on the house. This, mixed with the fact the owners rescue blind and deaf dogs and cats, and often have a very large four-legged family living with hem at any one time, means that the house is now showing very visible signs of being in need of a little TLC!
The house is comfortably habitable as it is – the big thick walls mean there are lovely cool rooms in the summer and not-to-chilly rooms in the winter. But there is work that needs to be done. The doors and door frames and the windows and window frames need replacing. Several walls need replastering and repainting. The walls around the patio need rerendering and repainting.
So, while there’s work to be done – but that’s to keep the house as it is – a grand family home. There is, however, so much more potential. The upstairs of the house and barns are undeveloped and are really a big blank canvas for you to create something wonderful with. The rooms downstairs can be reconfigured in a whole variety of ways, to create the living or working environment you need.
The house is situated in a small but thriving village. While the village is small (around 1000 inhabitants), you will find an infant and primary school, good selection of bars, a library, supermarket, pharmacy and other essential stores, traditional bakery, swimming pool and sports hall – and a doctor where you can turn up and see him any morning (really!). However, these are not like a traditional British high street, the shops are often hidden away down little village streets.
The nearest town, Llerena (home of one of the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition and packed full of history), has train and bus station, plus a well featured hospital (which we have used and cannot speak highly enough of the service and conditions), two high schools, bigger supermarkets and, of course, all the other things you would expect in a town of that size (6k people).
The next biggest town is Zafra (16k inhabitants) and after that, of course, there are the big cities of Badajoz and Seville, each a little over an hour from the house.