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Town: Segura de la Sierra
Categories: Unique/Unusual Properties Rural Tourism Country Property Business properties Villages
Price: EUROS 1,350,000
The unique holiday village of Las Juntas de Miller is located in the extreme south-east of the province of Jaen, on the border with the province of Albacete, in the heart of the Sierra de Segura and within the nature reserve of Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas.
The village of Las Juntas was built in the 1950s to house the workers who had been hired to construct the Miller hydraulic station, and to supply this station with water to the Anchuricas and Las Vieja reservoirs.
The limestone buildings, with masonry walls and roofs, are in two blocks of seven houses each on two floors, with a third floor not in use and can be converted into further accommodation. Each house is 170 m2 and at present equipped for rural tourism.
The owners' accommodation is a very large two storey building with 397 m2 situated on top of a cliff higher up in the village. The house has two staircases, reception rooms, many bedrooms, bathrooms and other rooms. Outside is a cobbled terrace, small pond and garden.
Partially renovated in the 1990s the village stands in 62,946 m2 of land, a lot of it steep, bordering the river in two places and has pine forest with other species of trees.
The property has copious water supply from a private spring, which has medicinal qualities and produces 392,256 litres of water daily. With this flow there is sufficient water for a population of 1,500 people. Two holding tanks have capacity of 40,000 litres and receive water from the spring with sufficient supply for the village population and watering green areas. The village has mains electricity and its' own sewer network.
There is a church in perfect condition, swimming pool, small sports area and bar/restaurant. There are also 20 more homes in various state of disrepair within the village for reconstruction. There is 600 acres of neighbouring land available to purchase. Price to be negotiated.
The landscape is stunning with steep valleys, rivers, lakes and mostly thick forest with pines, cypress, poplar, oak, ash & olive, forming a typical Mediterranean forest. The area is superb for hiking, walking, climbing, rafting, canyoning and paragliding.
Magnificent views of Las Juntas can be enjoyed from the area known as Loma del Paeron where there is a natural viewing point offering splendid panoramic views of the valleys. Opposite are the Canas de la Muela, home to a large colony of griffon vultures, along with the ancient Iberian settlement of Penbon de los Almendros and the hamlet of Gontar.
This area of the Sierra de Segura has been populated by Iberians, Romans and Arabs and there are numerous archaeological remains to be found.
Las Juntas de Miller can be reached via the JF-7038, 22 kilometres on from Santiago de la Espada. You can also get there from Segura de la Sierra, following the road towards Rio Madera and La Toba. It is a journey of 54 kilometres via this route, and takes approximately one hour.
This is truly a magical area well worth the effort to discover its charms. This unique village is looking for a new owner who will explore its vast possibilities and potential and turn it into a highly profitable business.
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