|HEQU271 Finca Santa Catalina|
Finca Santa Catalina
Province: HuelvaClick Here for detailed information on Huelva)
Categories: Equestrian property Country Property Farms/Fincas
Price: EUROS 249,000
Finca Santa Catalina is in a peaceful location close to Coto Doņana National Park with all amenities and beach not far away.
The main house was built in traditional Andalusian style in 2008 to high standard and has 128 m2 of surface area. Comprised of fully fitted kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, study/home office, living room with open fireplace, two bedrooms, bathroom with walk-in shower and separate bath tub and external utility room.
Guest House has fully fitted kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, bedroom, bathroom, utility space/laundry and open terrace area suitable for swimming pool with permission.
There is a constructed barbecue close to the kitchen door. There are large, tiled terrace spaces around the main house and in front of the guest house.
Half of the large stable building forms a single storage space of 45 m2. There is an internal door to a narrow walk-way behind four stable boxes, each of which opens onto an enclosed stable yard. There is an electric supply to the stables, but currently no water supply. Land area 2 - 3/4 acre.
The property is a few hundred meters off the road along a good track and the main gate is wide enough to allow access to large vehicles. There is a long drive flanked by oak trees and the house is located about 100 m from the entrance. A small stream channelled by walls crosses the plot this only runs after heavy rain. There is a good bridge over the stream, capable of taking heavy vehicles. Near the house there is ample space for parking.
Close to the house there is a mature, highly productive vegetable and herb garden with six raised beds as well as several beds at ground level. In addition, there are fruit trees including figs, orange, pomegranate, olive, apricot, lemon, almond, peach, nipper, pear and quince. Other trees in the garden include mature and younger stone pines, cork oak, holm oak, wild olive, strawberry tree, palm, bay tree and eucalyptus.
In the upper part of the plot there is a manger and a water trough. There is also an area suitable for use as a riding arena, while the lower part of the plot is good grazing land. The entire property is enclosed by a wall, except for part of the southern boundary with a neighbour, which is fenced. There is a small gate into the forest to the east of the property.
There are two stands of mature pine trees that produce pine nuts, and firewood, as well as providing shade. Most of the plot is left to nature and is managed by grazing, although there is potential to manage or develop the land in whatever way one wishes. There is a wildlife pond, fenced with two rope strands to keep horses out.
All windows incorporate shutters, fly screens and double glazing. The property is connected to the mains water supply. The house and guest house are connected to a septic tank that is self-maintaining and should never require emptying. Grey water from kitchens and bathrooms is channelled to a separate soak-away.
Electricity to the property is underground. There is a Mitsubishi central air-conditioning system in the main house, duct-ed to all the main rooms, each of which can be individually controlled. The guest house has an air-con unit in the bedroom. A solar heating system for water is inconspicuously built into the roof. Broadband internet is available through a satellite connection using the Tooway system.
Located in a small cluster of houses known as Santa Catalina, about 5 km from the village of Lucena del Puerto. Easy access to nearby villages for banks, post offices, supermarkets, medical centre etc. Bar and restaurant across the road.
The property is located mid way between Seville and the Portuguese border. The nearest city is Huelva, just under 30 km by road. Seville airport approximately one hour drive and Faro airport one and 1/2 hours.
The road through Santa Catalina leads to the beach at Mazagon, about 15 km away. Mazagon has a small marina.
El Rocio, focal point of a very large annual pilgrimage at Pentecost, is about half an hours drive away. Santa Catalina lies close lies close to the boundary of the Coto Doņana Natural and National Park complex.
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