3 bedroom apartment for sale
Spain - Carmona, Sevilla, Andalusia
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- Secure gated entry system
- Marble bathrooms
- Spacious balcony overlooking old roof tops
- Solar heating for water
- Only 20 minutes from airport
- Just 40 minutes from Seville, the regional capital
- Prime location in the heart of an old walled town
- Secure covered car park - rare in the old town
- Prepared to include existing, well-suited furnishings
The communal area is kept neat and tidy, and has attractive flower beds. The sale property itself is situated beyond an arch, in a quiet corner of the enclosure. The front door opens onto an entrance lobby, with a storage area, and a short staircase leading up into the main living area. This comprises a spacious, marble floored reception and dining room, leading from which is the kitchen, which has a modern electric hob, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher.
Also on the main floor is a marble bathroom, complete with bath and shower, lavatory and bidet. To either side is a bedroom, each with fitted wardrobes. One is of ample proportions for a double bed, while the other is a little smaller, and is well suited to a single room or a study.
Stairs lead to a landing with a spacious, well equipped marble bathroom and a large airy master bedroom, with its own air-conditioning, independent of the conditioning in the rest of the property. Large, sliding glass doors separate the bedroom from the balcony, which can also be reached by a door leading off the landing. This balcony, which is protected by a retractable sun blind, has a dining table and chairs and also sun loungers. With its wall, sunbathing is entirely private, but from a standing position one has an excellent view across the ancient town, with its church towers and tiled roofs.
The roof of the property carries a large solar panel, producing ample hot water. The system includes an immersion heater but, with 300 days of Sun per year, electricity usage is minimal.
The cobbled streets outside the front gate lead down to the main square, site of the ancient Roman forum. The entire walled town abounds with archaeology and the excellent museum is only a few minutes walk from the property. So too are numerous little bars and restaurants, and also useful local shops. Beyond the walls, in the 'New Town', are large supermarkets and all the retail outlets one expects of a modern town. Also outside the walls is a Roman necropolis (cemetery); they did not bury their dead within the city walls. This wonderfully preserved piece of history, together with its associated museum, is free to enter and explore.
Two gates remain in the ancient walls. The heavily fortified Puerta de Sevilla leads not only into the New Town, but also onto the road to Seville. This regional capital can be reached by bus, or is an easy 40 minute drive by car, passing Seville Airport at about the half-way point. The State Capital boasts all the amenities of a bustling city. The other remaining gate is the Puerta de Cordoba which, as the name suggests, leads to the Cordoba road. Just outside this gate one enters countryside, covered with flowers in Spring, but dry in the Summer months, affording grazing only fit for the goats that live at the adjacent farm. It is an area enjoyed by walkers, and one possible route for them is the ancient Via Augusta, the road built by order of the Roman Emperor Augustus. Some of its wheel-rutted paving remains, together with a restored bridge of the same era. Just across the valley one sees signs of the quarrying that yielded the stone for King Pedro's castle, and in the valley itself a small stream flows, bringing water to groves of olive and orange.
This is a property for lovers of tranquility. Its gated protection (including for the car) brings peace of mind, even if the owner is away for extended periods. There is also a general sense of peace. The bustle of Spain's coastal resorts is far away. The loudest thing is a church bell, and the fastest is the stork, returning to its nest in the tower. Life has a quality that seems to have been distilled from the slowly laid layers of the many civilisations that lie just below the surface of this venerable old town.