Superb 4 Bedroom Cave House in Galera Granada Spain
Euroresales Property iD – 9824671
This is a Superb 4 Bedroom Cave House in Galera Granada Spain
This property is a large but cosy cave house with 4 bedrooms,
The 4th bedroom is presently used as a study.
The house is constructed over 2 floors with a bathroom and sitting room on each floor.
On the ground floor there is also a pantry, kitchen and breakfast bar, and also a separate dining room.
Outside is a lovely shaded patio, a storage room and a parking.
The property is Located on a tranquil spot with a good view.
Located near the centre of Galera for all shops, tapa bars, restaurants and all amenities.
This property is situated on the Altiplano an area in the NE corner of Granada province and Andalusia region in the South of Spain. The plateau has an altitude of 8-900m, it is surrounded by mountains and seamed by valleys carrying the rivers out of those mountains. The area is bounded by the Natural Parks of Maria, Baza, Nevada, Castril and Cazorla, which gives a clear idea of the scenic beauty of the area. There are opportunities for almost all types of outdoor activities. The walking is exceptional, the climbing gives untouched cliffs with climbs of all grades, canoeing both white water and gentle paddling is available on the rivers and reservoirs. Mountain biking is a popular activity and hang gliding and caving are practised in the area, and in winter there is skiing in the Sierra Nevada.
The weather is conducive to outdoor living whether active or relaxing and the sun shines most days. The air quality is wonderful and in winter when the clarity is such that the snow capped mountains seem almost in reach, the views will lift the soul.
The Altiplano is grounded in agriculture with cereals, olives, almonds and livestock forming the economic bedrock of the area and the towns and villages of the countryside .There are however very few fences and the freedom to roam is almost universal. The low population density means that there is space for wildlife both winged and mammalian.
Galera is a typical small Spanish town built at the confluence of 2 rivers in a location which has been occupied by humans since pre-history. it has a rich cultural heritage which it expresses in fiestas and musical and choral groups. The necessities of life are catered for in local shops, bars, restaurants and trades people with greater varieties of all available further afield in adjoining villages towns and cities. it has a health centre, nurse and doctor available every weekday, an emergency clinic 7kms away and a general hospital 25kms away in Baza.
The road system is excellent and gives access to airports at Granada, Murcia, Almeria, Alicante and Malaga.
The house is a cave house so is unique in it’s arrangements and architecture. Like all cave houses it moderates the outside temperature meaning that it is cool in summer and can be kept warm in winter with very low expenditure of energy. it has a A rating for energy efficiency. Moreover being on two floors natural circulation of air keeps the rooms fresh and avoids condensation without recourse to fans other than to cope with bathrooms and cooking.
The house is approached by a road which goes above the cave descends the hill and crosses in front of the house entrance. The entry to the cave is over the patio, enclosed by raised flower beds and having a storage shed to one side. The entrance lobby is split by a glazed partition and provides storage shelves hanging space and the downstairs bathroom’s hot water tank. Moving through the partition brings us to a hallway with 3 exits.
To the left is the downstairs bathroom with toilet wash basin and shower, straight ahead we will return to later, and to the right is the main sitting room. This room has a widow, fireplace, mantle shelf, TV aerials for satellite and local Spanish TV and ample power points. Straight ahead is the kitchen and pantry. Here is a window, breakfast bar/work surface with storage below, a further work surface and double sink again with storage below, microwave support, cooker and extractor fan.
Returning to the sitting room on our right is a glazed door to the separate dining room again with ample power points. Beyond the dining room is a further glazed door to a double bedroom with a walk in wardrobe. Returning to the entrance hall the ‘straight on’ glazed door leads to a room which we use as a study. it has shelves for books and computer equipment, the internet termination, a built in wardrobe and 2 rows of coat hooks. Through this room up 4 shallow steps brings us to another double bedroom with a further built in wardrobe. Executing a U turn brings us to the main stairs to the upper level. Here is a further double bedroom, a glazed partition to an upstairs sitting area with a large window with views across the Altiplano. From the sitting room access is gained to the main bathroom with window, bidet, toilet, bath+shower and washbasin.
Above the cave and accessed from the road in is another shed and the solar panel which heats the hot water for the kitchen and main bathroom.
Above the cave is off street parking and in front of the cave it is always possible to find a space to park on the street.
The cave is connected to mains water, electricity and sewage and internet.
Lighting and power point availability throughout the cave is excellent.
included within the property:
Bedrooms – 4
Bathrooms – 2
Water – connected
Electricity – connected
Sewage – connected
internet – connected
Constructed – 88 m2
2 sitting rooms
Kitchen and breakfast bar
2 storage sheds.
The escritura area is 88square metres but we have dug out an extra room and the present area is 115 square metres.
The property could be used either as a holiday home or as a permanent residence.
A superb opportunity for those interested in owning property in this superb area within Galera Spain.
About the area:
Galera is a municipality in the comarca of Huescar, province of Granada, autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain,
it is roughly 150 kilometres from the provincial capital, Granada.