2 bedroom detached house for sale
Spain - Large country house with stables set in 18 hectares
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- 2 bathrooms
- 2 bedrooms
Property "El Virdo" is situated 30 minutes from the Cantabrian provincial capital of Santander and just 15 minutes from the province's second city of Torrelavega. In Santander you have all the amenities one would expect from a big city including an international airport with cheap direct daily flights to London with Ryanair. There is also a ferry link with the UK with up to 4 crossings a week to Plymouth and Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries. Santander has some beautiful golden sand beaches and there are many more beaches within a 30 minute radius of the property. The cosmopolitan city of Bilbao with its Guggenheim museum is just an hour away where more flight options are available at the international airport there. The capital Madrid is 4 hours drive away and the French border just 2 hours from the property.
In winter there is the possibility of skiing at the resort of Altocampoo less than an hour away and there are further outdoor activity options available in the spectacular Picos de Europa National Park 90 minutes to the west.
The nearest town is Saron, just 10 minutes from the property where you can find banks, a post office, health centre, ambulance, supermarkets, a sports centre and swimming pool.
Property "El Virdo" has its own source water fed directly to the property and a water deposit of 3000litres. It also has its own septic tank installed 12 years ago. There is mains electricity and oil fired central heating as well as a log burning stove in the main living area.
Outside and around the property are 3 large fields and one smaller one as well as a substantial area of mixed and well-established woodland including chestnuts, eucalyptus and oaks (some of which are over 200 years old). Next to the house is a large fenced sandy arena for show-jumping and riding measuring 60x40metres which also has a BBQ area and viewing room with picture windows and a log burner. Under the house are the majority of the stables with 12 individual boxes one of which is very large and can accommodate up to 4 horses. All boxes have automated drinking systems and there is also a shower for cleaning the horses. There are a further 4 boxes next to the house. Under the stables is an enormous store room measuring 120m2. Attached to the stables is a big lean-to of approximately 50m2 where hay is stored and horses can be groomed and cleaned whatever the weather.
Below the house and in one of the large fields is a further stables/shelter for up to 5 horses with water and electricity and opposite this is a very interesting old stone barn in very good repair. The barn measures 160m2 and features original wooden oak structure inside. This building could potentially be converted into a separate dwelling with 2 floors offering a total of 320m2 of living space. The barn sits in its own small field of about half an acre with a beautiful old oak standing next to it.
There is a 5 tonne silo for storing animal feed located right next to the house and stables.
The house itself consists of an enormous south-facing open plan living and dining room overlooking the garden. There is a high ceiling, log burning stove and access to a large mezzanine level, currently used as an office space which leads to an upstairs bedroom and bathroom.
Leading off from the living/dining area is a modern fitted kitchen which sits in the centre of the house. To the other side of the kitchen is a passage way with access to a small patio and steps down into the garden. Off the passage way are two further bedrooms, one of which is currently used as an artist's painting studio, and 2 bathrooms, one with bath and another with shower. In all the house offers 262m2 of living space. there is a lot of potential for creating extra bedrooms and living space and there are professional architects plans available for the house.
Until recently, and for the past 10 years, Property "El Virdo" has been operated as a very successful equine business offering space for clients to keep horses and ride them there. The arena has been used as a show jumping practice area for beginners and professional alike.
If you are looking for an easily accesible unique property in the heart of the rural north of Green Spain, close to amenities and transport hubs, this is the perfect place for you. Property "El Virdo" offers extensive land and business opportunities for somebody looking to relocate to this beautiful area of Spain.
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