Build size 300m2²
Plot size 1,850m2
Price 715.000 euros
About this country house
New price reduction – outstanding value for a unique, superb, restored Canarian farmhouse (finca) that is over 200 years old and located in a desirable area of Macher. Many original features have been retained, yet the property benefits from modern specifications. For those who love history, part of the property was originally renovated by Luis Ibañez, an architect and close friend of Cesar Manrique. They worked together helping to document the original features of many of the island’s older buildings. The current owner has 2 sketches of the pre-renovated property as drawn by Ibañez’s son.
The property has various additional out buildings (all with original walls) giving a built area of approx. 500m2 in 1850m2 of grounds. The main part of the farmhouse is built around a beautiful central courtyard full of lush vegetation, with a water feature and a Pepper tree that is over 100 years old. The accommodation radiates out from around this central oasis and includes a 9 x 5m high ceilinged living room, a 4.5m x 4m master bedroom (with a dressing room) and a super bath and shower en-suite of the same dimensions. There is a second bedroom also with an en-suite. The current owners had no need for further bedrooms although there is an original Camel stable (75m2) adjacent to the main house that has been semi-prepared to provide further living space; be that for additional bedrooms and bathrooms or other uses. The rest of the accommodation around the courtyard offers a fitted kitchen with relaxed breakfast area and, through an archway and down 2 steps, a beautiful formal dining room with wonderful features including an early Canarian oven. From here double doors lead to a south-facing conservatory with doors to the outer garden.
There is an arched passageway, which leads from the courtyard to the lagoon style swimming pool and terraces. Also in this area is a guest WC and laundry room (formally the dove cote). The 8 x 4.5m heated pool is set in a private 13 x 18m walled garden and is very much in the Manrique style.
Access to the property is along a driveway leading firstly to the beautiful entrance gate and gardens of the main property and secondly to the independent property known as The Casita. Both properties have their own covered carports and off-street parking areas. The 70m2 Casita consists of a large 4 x 5.5m double bedroom with an en-suite wet room, a 5 x 4m sitting room, an additional shower room and WC and a modern kitchen and dining room. Both the sitting room and kitchen/dining area lead out to a south facing 9 x 3.30m raised terrace partially covered by a wooden pergola.
The front aspect to the property comprises rural fields and looks down to the ocean and Fuerteventura. Both Puerto Calero and Puerto del Carmen are a few minutes drive away, and the airport less than a 10 minute drive. Additional features are too numerous to mention, but include a garden storage area, BBQ, air conditioning in some areas, a wood burner and a cellar. A rural tourist licence that covers the whole property is in process. Either as a stunning private residence or an investment property this wonderful property is in a league of its own. Viewing highly recommended.