This breathtaking property is a 150 year old creatively restored stone farmhouse of 355m2 nestled peacefully amidst sunny cultivated olive terraces overlooking the Mediterranean Sea - a peaceful oasis only 150 km. south of Barcelona.
Rural but not remote, this unique property consists 10.000m2, , a swimming pool and views of the blue, blue Mediterranean. The farm sits atop a small hill and is not overlooked by any other houses. Privacy, peace and quiet and sunshine are guaranteed.
Artistically renovated in 2003, the house contains, downstairs, a spacious living room with high, beamed ceilings, a separate dining room, a study, a breakfast nook, a full bathroom, a large kitchen and a storage pantry. The rustic atmosphere is complimented by the restoration of its original stone walls, ceramic tiling throughout and modern lighting to highlight the natural beauty of the house. Two woodburning stoves are more than sufficient to heat the entire house in winter and an overhead ceiling fan and thick walls maintain its coolness in the summer. (central heating being installed for Sept of this year)
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms 2 with closet areas, and a bathroom with shower. A decorative balcony extends, Spanish style, into and above the living room and the wrought-iron banister and corridor railing compliment the wooden staircase and stone walls.
The charming semi-detached cottage next door was designed for weekly holiday rentals but is now joined directly to the main house making for a large family home. Downstairs, contains an open plan living/ dining room/ kitchen and a bathroom with shower. Upstairs are three bedrooms and another bathroom with shower.
Modern aluminium windows are double glazed and open both horizontally and vertically. Most are topped with thick wooden beams, as are the glass doors.
The front porch of the main house overlooks the garden and the Mediterranean. Thick Pandora vines create a cool canopy in summer for outdoor dining and relaxing, an incredible floral display in autumn, as well as allowing the warm sun to penetrate in winter, creating a year-round al fresco dining porch.
In the large rustic kitchen, the stove, oven and fridge are powered by gas, as is the hot water heater.
The swimming pool is bordered by a broad wooden deck, ideal for sunning, and beside the brick barbeque there is a wooden gazebo for outdoor dining and entertaining. Geraniums and pink oleanders flourish here almost all the year around, as well as other climbing and flowering vines
The property has been well maintained in recent years. The area around the houses has been landscaped: bougainvillea now climbs and blooms up the walls, the beautiful flowering vine, Pandora, covers walls and porches, and geranium abound. Beside the main house there is an orchard centering around an enourmous walnut tree... a perfect place for hammocks and al fresco dining. There are orange and mandarin trees, lemons and grapefruits, cherry, apple, quince, pear and plum and fig, as well as hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds.
The approximatly 400 olive trees bear fruit annually. The current owners have yielded up to 6 tons of raw olives in one year, however, crops may be maintained by local farmers, if desired. There are two other small saleable crops: carobs and almonds. The terraces have been kept clean and cleared and chemical additives and products kept to the barest minimum in keeping with the environmentally friendly theme of the property
The property is self-sufficient energy-wise. By means of solar panels, a wind generator, a back up diesel generator, batteries and an inverter, sufficient electricity is produced simply and easily. A separate shed houses the generator and diesel tank keeping noise to a minimum.
A 20,000 litre water cisterna is filled either by rain water via guttering on the roof of the main house, or may be purchased at a nominal fee from the town and delivered to the property.
This magnificent property is located between and only minutes from the townships of El Perello and L'Ametlla de Mar. It is 5 km. from the coast and only 1 km. from the main N 340 national road. The AP7 motorway is 6 km. away. The nearest airport, Reus, is 50 km. to the north, Tarragona is also 50 km. north and Barcelona and Valencia are each 150 km. north and south of the property. It is a 90 minute drive from the property to Barcelona airport.