Cortijo Castillo 7-bed finca (farm) in Jerez de la Frontera

€1,790,000 Reference: C00603

Details

  • Finca (Farm)
  • 7 bedrooms 5 bathrooms
  • 1,790,000
  • Constructed area: 961m2
  • Plot area: 220000m2

Features

  • Garage
  • Near the airport
  • Near the beach
  • Private Pool

Description

A rare opportunity to purchase a stunning and unique property with 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a great hall, private pool, stables, ménage set in 9 hectares of private vineyards in an elevated position only 10 minutes drive from the nearest beach.

This 18th century country estate is located in the ´sherry triangle´ ofEl Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez de a Frontera and Sanlucar de Barrameda. the property is accessed by almost 1km of private drive, offers full privacy and has wonderful 360 degree panoramic views. Although a country estate, is is only 3 minutes from the Ls Dunas shopping centre and10 minutes from the beautiful beaches of Chipiona and El Puerto de Santa Maria. Jerez airport is 25 minutes away,Seville jut over 1 hour and Malaga just over 2 hours.

The vineyard grows the Palomino grape on the famous white Albariza soil. The grapes on the estate are consistently ranked a the top of the wine growers in the area and were used in the award winning ´Mira La Mar´sherry. As well as the Palomino grape, a half hectare has been put to red grape (Cabernet, Merlot and Tempranillo) to produce a red wine for the house.

The main house wth the features o a castle (961sqm) is built around a glassed in large central courtyard wit an ancient Aljibe in the middle (Moorish well but the water is used solely for the garden as the house has a mains water supply).

Many original features have been carefully restord or re-used such as the beamed ceilings complete with Bovedas (curved ceilings), solid wood windows and doors with decorative shutters, stone floors and cool archways.

This property has 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms including 2 suites complete with impressive towers with spiral staircases leading to the private terraces from which to take in the views. The 3rd and 4th bedrooms share a communal living room. There s a large country-style kitchen which in addition to the fitted units, open shelving and quality worktops, also has a traditional wood burning pizza oven and ample space for a long breakfast table. There is also a 2nd smaller kitchen used by the housekeeper which also makes a perfect utility room too.

The main living room is light and airy with direct access to the garden and wonderful views over the vineyard. For special occasions such as Christmas and celebrations the external function room or ´great hall´(122sqm) comes into it´s own. This at one time was the bodega where sherry was made and some o the original barrels are still stored there. The previous owners used the roof of the great hall as a helipad. The double height space with raised area used for dining next to the open fireplace is the ideal space to entertain - the acoustics of such a space lend themselves to live music - the perfect place to enjoy the arts.

The stables have been sympathetically converted to offices but can easily be changed back if preferred. There is also a menage for riding located next to the stables.

There is a well maintained mature garden with beautiful old olive trees, an orchard and a vegetable garden. The decorative stone arches frame the stunning views which can be enjoyed from every aspect of the property. An impressive swimming pool with beach entry and a depth of 3 meters for diving gives welcome relief from the warm Spanish sunshine.

Although a country property, this house is equipped with all things necessary for modern day living such as mains water and electricity, central heating and air conditioning, telephone and WIFI plus inviting wood burning stoves in some of the rooms. Currently, a separate guesthouse is nearing completion.

This wonderful property would make a superb family home, holiday retreat or offers great opportunity for business such as a boutique guest house for wine connoisseurs, equitation centre or host for celebratory events such as weddings and special occasions. The possibilities are endless.

Total constructed area approx: 961sqm
Total plot area approx: 9 hectares
Status: Rural
CEE rating: TBC

About the area: Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera is known as ´the city of sherry and horses´. The sherries produced in the many bodegas here such as Tio Pepe and Harvey´s are world famous. The chalky flats around Jerez with the high temperatures and shelter from the winds a little further inland make fabulous growing conditions for the grapes in order to produce the highest quality ´fino´.

The city itself offers plenty of history hidden in its pedestrian streets in the old town whilst the outer areas thrive with local businesses, large shopping malls and parks.

For those passionate about horses, the Royal Equestrian School , Escuala Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre is located here offering performances of the bond born from centuries of practiced horsemanship skills and traditions to create one of the most impressive horse shows in the world.

Jerez hides many gems in its streets including live Flamenco venues, antique shops and artezan produce. With its airport and train links, it makes it easy to reach and a good base from which to explore the area with the draw of the coast less than an hours drive away.

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