5 bedroom town house for sale
Spain - Jimena de la Frontera, Cádiz, Andalusia
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- This large village home, of approximately 595 m2 can hold over 16 people.
- The house consists of 3 individual apartments and the main house.
- , maintaining traditional features, beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and true Andalucian architecture
- Each apartment contains a private kitchen and bathroom and outside space, most with magnificent views of the village and surrounding country side.
- Stunning large lounge with open brick arches
- Idyllic colorful central courtyard, small plunge pool with tropical garden, pretty fountain and orange/lemon tree.
Jimena de la Frontera is a historic village located about 35 kilometers inland from Gibraltar and San Roque on the road and railway to Ronda. The Town is also 90 kilometers from Malaga. Surrounded by the Los Alcornocales Natural Park and at around 200 meters above sea level, Jimena is a pleasant and surprising contrast to the coastal holiday and beach resorts of the nearby golf and polo belt in the exclusive area of Sotogrande.
The entrance to the town is an impressive three-arched gateway and having been officially declared of Historical and Artistic Importance in 1983, the typical Andalucian architecture is now being carefully preserved. Many British people have chosen to settle there.
The town is dominated by the impressive ruins of its Moorish castle which dates back to 750 A.D. Its hilltop position was strategically important, a military stronghold in their titanic battles with the Christians. The pretty town has grown up over the centuries on the hillside below the castle, accessed by steep and narrow, cobbled streets.
The people of Jimena are justifiably proud of their village and colourful flower pots and planters decorate many of the houses. Do not be surprised to see, hitched to a bar, a family donkey. The streets are, after all, more suitable for donkeys than motor vehicles!
Once in the castle enclosure, you will enjoy sensational views across the beautiful countryside all around and down the valley to the Bay of Gibraltar with the Mediterranean - and Morocco - beyond.
The surrounding countryside is a joy for nature lovers and those looking for calm and relaxation. Just outside Los Alcornocales Natural Park (named after its handsome and beautifully kept cork forests, the largest in Europe), there are stunning mountain and hilly landscapes in every direction.
This huge natural park stretches from Tarifa in the south all the way to Grazalema and is the best example of what the densely wooded, primeval Iberian forests would have been like. There is plenty of scope for first class rambling and horse riding here. Jimena is a fantastic location for bird watchers, too.
If you head inland, the timeless beauty of some of Spain's most impressive Natural Parks awaits you. There are lots of charming towns and villages to discover along the way - Gaucín, Genalguacil and, further to the north, delightful old Ronda and the mountain village of Grazalema are all attractive, lovely places, well worth visiting.
There is excellent swimming in the pools of nearby Hozgarganta river, or in the attractive village pool, and the sea is less than 45 minutes away.
You can choose between Mediterranean beaches on the Costa del Sol or, just a little further away, the wilder beaches on Spain's Atlantic coast. Sotogrande and Tarifa are both popular choices for day trips.
For golf enthusiasts, there are at least 25 top quality golf courses (including Valderrama, Sotogrande and San Roque) close by and, if you are looking for something really different, how about nipping over to Morocco for the day!
2017 Jimena de la Frontera saw a huge increase in rural tourism and at times obtained over 80% occupancy rate for hotels and rented accommodation, tourism attracted for the nature of the Natural Park of Los Alcornocales, walking and cycling holidays and the attraction of the rural Andalusian way of life and proximity to the beautiful coastal areas, both Mediterranean and Atlantic.
The Property offers Great business opportunity with license for Rural Tourism in Jimena de la Frontera, as well as providing a spacious Family home for those that would like the More relaxed tranquil surroundings of true Andalusian Lifestyle
- Gibraltar (North Front) (INTERNATIONAL), 20.9 miles
- Jerez (INTERNATIONAL), 40 miles
- Málaga (INTERNATIONAL), 55.3 miles
- Sevilla (San Pablo) (INTERNATIONAL), 71.2 miles
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