Town house in the historic old quarter of stunning Antequera, close to the Moorish castle, bars and restaurants. Accommodation comprises two dwelling each with 3 beds and 1 bath plus outside spaces to include a balcony and courtyard. Bonuses include; easy street parking, a garage, views of Antequera, mountains and castle. Plus, Malaga, Granada, Cordoba and numerous beaches are just 45 mins’ drive away…
A unique opportunity to own a town house split into two dwellings (with tourism licence), in one of the historic areas in beautiful Antequera:
This town house is close to the Moorish castle, one of the oldest chapels in Spain, the impressive cathedral and the Roman archaeological dig site. Rarely, do houses located in this highly sought after area of Antequera come up for sale. It is arguably, one of the finest parts of Antequera to live in. This home can be enjoyed as a private residence, however, if you want a licensed holiday letting business, you are surrounded by the best sights on offer with the tourism office at the bottom of the road.
An overview of why this property is so special:
♦ The property is located in one of the oldest barrios with the feel of a village. With a very friendly community, a neighbourly feel, bars and restaurants to choose from, corner shops, chapel, a cathedral, the castle and a stone’s throw out into the El Torcal Natural Park. Then two minute walk down the hill, you are in the very heart of Antequera in all it’s splendour!
♦ This town house is over two floors with two separate dwellings (one on each level) which offers flexibility for use. A home for an extended family to live together, yet independently – or, keep the very successful tourism business going. Live in the lower ground floor apartment yourself and holiday let the one at street level or even holiday let both apartments!
♦ The property already has a tourism licence in place which a buyer’s lawyer can easily organised to be transferred into the buyer’s name if this is their wish.
♦ Antequera, since winning World Heritage Status for the Dolmens, has been gaining popularity year-on-year with tourism numbers increasing rapidly. Add to that, the fact it borders one of Spain’s most impressive mountain ranges – the El Torcal – you have the best of both worlds destinations.
♦ The property as a whole is 216M2 containing 2 x dwellings of the same size, each with 3 beds and 1 bath and both have outside space.
♦ Outside space… A town house with a balcony on the first floor and a courtyard on the ground floor. It is possible to sunbathe in the courtyard and have BBQ’s and gatherings with friends.
♦ In an old town, having a garage is a huge bonus and this property has an integral garage. The garage door has a pedestrian entrance which gives independent access to the ground floor apartment. Plus, for guests or the owners, just a few steps away up the road, a spacious public (free of charge) car park is to be found.
♦ Views are rare in town houses but this one benefits from rooftop, partial castle, mountain and countryside views.
♦ Communications are superb with Fiber Optic Broadband via a land-line ideal for streaming International TV (plus a land-line telephone number available).
♦ Amenities in Antequera are almost endless. Anything and everything you would expect to be found in a town of this splendour.
♦ A tourism licence is already in place for the street level dwelling. The hard work of achieving ‘Casa Antequera’ status has been done for you. So the first floor can officially be holiday let for self-catering use immediately. This can easily be transferred into the names of the new owners by their lawyer.
♦ Sold with contents included ready to go from day one (with only a few personal items being removed).
♦ Marketing and advertising for the holiday rental that makes it so successful will be shared with the new owners so they can get going immediately!
♦ Located on the cross roads of Andalucia… From Antequera, the Andalucian cities of Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla and Ronda can easily be reached via motorways or bus (and most by train, and soon, via AVE, the high speed train from the city centre). This is ideal for tourism and equally, personal recreation or for work.
♦ The coast is only 40 minutes drive away by car with a choice of coastal towns, fishing villages and beaches, heading East or West.
♦ Choice of Airports… Malaga airport is just 45 minutes drive away, as is Granada airport and both are accessible by bus.
More in-depth information about the property:
The street level of the house is currently an Antequera certified 3 bed, 1 bath self-catering holiday rental for tourists with balcony – ref: VFT/MA/02810 and below is the owner’s 3 bedroom apartment with courtyard, which can of course, be kept like this with bookings already in place. Or kept as one complete property, with one family using all 6 bedrooms and both floors. The choice is yours! Furthermore, to make life even easier in an old town, the house has an integral garage and public parking area just paces away, on the other side of the road.
Antequera is one of the most historic towns in Spain, located just North of the El Torcal Natural Park. El Torcal has unique rock formations within the mountain range and walking trails throughout the natural park. Antequera has easy connections to Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla and Ronda by train. The AVE, high speed railway line has already been laid and the central train station is due to open as soon as possible. This makes the holiday rental with; a view of the Moorish puerta de Malaga (Southerly Moorish gate at the end of the castle walls) and north face of the El Torcal mountain range very desirable to tourists. The income when owning a Spanish home is equally attractive!
The property is 216M2 built over two levels:
♦ Street Level is the certificated holiday rental of 108M2 (3 beds/1 bath apartment) plus the garage on this level but of course this can be use for normal residential use if preferred.
♦ Lower Level is the owner’s accommodation of 108M2 (3 beds/1 bath apartment) plus the courtyard and outbuildings on this level.
The garage with a pedestrian door cut into it has integral access to the property for both levels. This is a real bonus for the storage of wood to feed the wood burning stoves in each apartment, bikes and all manner of things that a garage can accommodate. Just paces away is a very useful parking area, so there is no need to use the garage for cars owned by either the owner or holiday makers.
Tourism and this property: A short walk down the hill takes you into the very heart of Antequera. This is where the tourist “train” starts and stops, guiding holiday makers around the streets of Antequera with ‘hop-on/hop-off’ tickets available. The holiday rental at street level has a very high occupancy rate year round and attracts global tourists. It is a nice little earner to supplement semi-retirement ownership with a holiday rental above OR ownership of a holiday home that ‘pays its way.’ All the hard work of getting the difficult to obtain ‘Casa Antequera’ official holiday letting licence has been done for the buyer and transferance of the licence into the buyers name can be organised by the buyer’s lawyer. If the new owner does not want to be ‘on-site’ all year round, there is someone known to the current owners who is very willing to do, ‘meet-and-greets,’ cleaning and change-overs.
The holiday letting accommodation at street level comprises:
A front door with porch and Moorish style tiling, entrance hallway, living/dining room with wood burning stove and window overlooking the street, fully fitted kitchen with drop-down breakfast table with a southerly aspect and view over the rooftops and across to the El Torcal mountain range, two large double/twin bedrooms and one smaller double bedroom (the twin room has a window overlooking the street and the master bedroom and smaller bedroom have southerly aspects with those lovely views). All three bedrooms have air-conditioning units. Access to a long, thin south facing balcony is via a glazed door in the master bedroom of the apartment and has far reaching views of historic rooftops, the southern end of the castle wall (with Moorish gateway) and part of the El Torcal mountain range. Good sunsets can be appreciated from this balcony too. On this level is the garage which the owners currently use as access to their lower apartment with a pedestrian door cut into the garage door. This means, those holiday letting the street level apartment do not have to share a front door. Of course, there is a door from the garage into the street level apartment.
The lower courtyard level, owner’s accommodation comprises:
Access is via a door into the garage, then another door down a set of stairs arriving into the open-plan ‘L’ shaped kitchen/living/dining room with modern wood burning stove. The courtyard is accessed off this room and comprises a high walled area that is tiled and set up for lounging and dining in sun or shade. At the shaded end, where there is a porch arrangement with soft seating, a laundry room and also a store room are accessed by separate metal doors. Back inside the lower ground level apartment are three bedrooms. One is currently used as a large double – south facing with views over the rooftops and of the El Torcal mountain range, the second is set up as a large dressing room with built-in wardrobes and shelving (no window) and the third bedroom is currently used as a bedroom/office (no window). Both ‘black bedrooms’ that do not have windows could have high level glazing installed into the wall to borrow light from the living area. Next to the large bedroom is a generous size white bathroom with an obscured glazed window that faces south.
Locaion – location -location:
The high elevation of the location gives views and very quick and easy access out onto the mountain road that takes you north into the modern part of the city where the large supermarkets are located. Or south, around the El Torcal Natural Park and mountain range and down into the village of Villanueva de la Concepcion.
Being located so close to the centre of Antequera means getting into a car is not necessary for many days in a row and for tourists, not necessary at all. Bus routes and train services can whisk tourists or the home owners to all the major cities of Andalucia via high speed AVE or the slower trains. There is a bus station in Antequera as well as a train station.
The city can be enjoyed in a traditional way, eating and drinking in very old eateries, enjoying local cuisine that has thrived in the area for generations, or there are more modern parts of the city where things can become more lively and fun can be had until the early hours. During the summer, there is a fabulous ‘venue’ in the big park where live music is played and superb drinks and food are served. In the grounds of the castle la alcazaba there are numerous music festivals throughout the year to include jazz, flamenco and more.
Antequera has more churches than any other town or city in Andalucia and many visitors come for this alone (fun can be had looking down onto the city from the castle with the game of, who can spot all 35 church spires). Equally, visitors come to see the amazingly preserved dolmens with world heritage status and of course the Moorish architecture and the buildings that date from Christian occupation through to today where very modern buildings are constructed and fit well alongside the ancient.
There is a choice of two airports to be used for budget airlines – Malaga airport that is 45 mins’ drive away or Grananda which is equally approx. 45 mins’ drive.
The coastal beaches of Malaga city can be reached in 40 mins, or those East or West of the city in 45 to 50 mins. There is a beach to suit everyone and every taste – those beaches backed by seafood restaurants to those backed by lively beach bars and others with only sand dunes where naturists can achieve an all over tan!
Antequera is month-by-month, year-by-year being found by more and more people and is now firmly “on the tourist map.” It has to be one of Spain’s most beautiful attractions and also one of the most easily accessed towns in Spain. Now is the time to buy in Antequera before prices rise with its popularity!
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Calle Jesus, Antequera
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