Spectacular country estate for sale, Cangas de Onís, €395,000 ref 1901

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If you dream of living the good life in the spectacular Asturian countryside then this wonderful country estate could be just what you need.

With a massive 16.5 hectares (165,000m2) of land and a small hamlet’s worth of stone buildings (including two fully renovated detached houses – one a successful, fully-licensed rental property – plus a further house for renovation and several barns) this property offers idyllic and sustainable living with an existing income.

Nestled in absolute tranquility in the hills 15 minutes from the bustling tourist hub of Cangas de Onís the property enjoys spectacular views and has that magical combination of feeling gloriously away from it all but being relatively close to civilisation. It is on mains electricity and municipal water and all the paperwork is up to date.

In total there are 619m² of buildings, consisting of 3 houses (viviendas), (two of which are fully renovated), 3 barns and 3 Asturian hórreos (traditional, stilted grain store), all completely surrounded and enclosed by its 16.5 hectares of private land which is made up of grazing pasture, organic vegetable gardens, fruit orchards, lawned gardens and native chestnut forest.

The property is located within an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by nature in its purest form, with incredible views of the Picos de Europa National Park, the Sueve sierra and forests. Here the houses sit in perfect harmony with their surroundings, at the end of a no-through track so there is no passing traffic.

It’s a magical, fairytale setting but also a practical proposition that could make your dreams come true – a self-sufficient farm with an income from rural tourism, supplying its own food and wood needs throughout the year. Throw in the further development potential from the yet-to-be-renovated stone buildings and you’ve got to ask yourself  ‘what are you waiting for?!’

Full details of each component of the property below, with individual galleries for each section.

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Main house: This house covers 97m² and boasts a traditional Asturian rustic style with charming character accompanied by modern comforts. It has been restored using eco-materials and respecting the original quality building elements such as limestone walls, lime mortars and hardwoods. All the structural timbers are oak and sweet chestnut.

The ground floor consists of a spacious open-plan kitchen/living room with a fabulous enamelled cast-iron wood-fired stove. This top quality stove by Hergóm makes a fine centrepiece at the heart of the home.

There’s also a utility room for washing machine, water heater etc. and a welcoming entrance porch. The first floor consists of two large, bright double bedrooms, one of which boasts a long window gallery, and a bathroom designed with the highest quality of materials. A large attic provides ample storage space.

The whole house is pointed, plastered and rendered inside and out with hydraulic lime, permitting the house to breathe and therefore there are never any problems with damp, it’s always dry, plus it’s insulated with natural cork panels and has all new double glazing windows; a healthy house!

 

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Rental Cottage (Vivienda Vacacional): The cottage measures 56m² divided into two floors and is currently a delightful and successful licensed holiday rental. Also restored using eco-materials of the highest quality, respecting the traditional Asturian architecture, conserving oak and sweet chestnut timbers and breathable lime mortars.

The ground floor consists of an entrance hall, bathroom and kitchen-dining room. The kitchen is equipped with a bespoke wood-fired water-heating range of the highest quality by Nordica Extraflame which not only heats the house with radiators, gives cooking and baking options but also heats the domestic hot water for the whole house (electric thermostat option available for the summer).

The first floor consists of a large master bedroom/suite with walk-in gallery and traditional Asturian balcony corridor. New double-glazed, chestnut windows.

The Vivienda Vacacional tourist licence would be transferred to the new owner on purchase allowing immediate rental. 

House number 3 (for renovation): This house, of 92m², is currently in a ruinous state and in need of renovation. It’s a house of two floors with downstairs porch and upstairs balcony corridor, with an annex kitchen room next door. It already has a building project completed and passed by Cuota (the regional planning authority) and has the local municipal building licence accepted to restore the house and extend it, incorporating all of the adjoining barn, extending the total surface area of the house to 178m².

This potential for expansion is clearly a great opportunity for anyone who wishes to create a larger and more ambitious rural tourism project in the future. The building project and architect’s plans will be given to the buyer.

Barns: The property has 3 large barns, of 160m²,103m² and 86m² respectively.

Hórreos: The property has 3 Asturian horreos (traditional elevated timber granaries) measuring 48m², 48m² and 32m². One of the horreos is used as an additional double bedroom, with windows, parquet floor and insulation in the ceiling, and forms a very comfortable and romantic cabin for guests. The other two horreos are used as storage.

Other buildings: The property also has all the various usual country house smallholding out-buildings such as; a large and enclosed chicken house and run; firewood store and compost toilet with sink.

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Land: There are various organic veggie patches all designed and based on permacultura practices and taking advantage of flat terraces around the house. The soil has been worked organically for years and is a wonderful fertile growing soil.

There are also garden spaces designed for relaxing, alfresco dining, camping and BBQ and campfire area.

The farm has planted about 40 apple trees (many of which were recently planted and are now just entering into production), pear trees, about 15 peach trees, various clases of plum, quince, 4 mature mulberry trees, lemon trees, hazelnut, walnut and sweet chestnut trees. It’s worth highlighting the cherry trees; the farm contains so many large and mature cherry trees that in season there are always heavy crops every year, even when other farms have few. With a sweet black sour variety you can make jams, jellies and even wine!

The land is laid out as follows. There are 6 hectares of grazing fields, completely fenced in and 10 hectares of sweet chestnut forest. Ideal for projects with animals/cattle (in the past the fields have been rented out for grazing).

The surrounding forest provides all the necessary wood needed for a self-sufficient life; firewood, fence posts, even beams, with some already cut and seasoning for the construction and restoration of the remaining buildings. Ideal for forestry projects.

Location: This natural paradise is located in the village of Cebia, a natural viewing balcony of the Picos de Europa National Park, in the parish of Labra. It’s a privileged location, just a 15 minute drive from the bustling tourist hub of Cangas de Onis, 25 minutes from Arriondas (famous for it’s kayaking down the river Sella), 40 minutes from Ribadesella, Posada de Llanes and the beaches on the coast. The iconic monastery of Covadonga is only 20 minutes away, with access to the Picos de Europa National Park and the famous alpine Lakes of Covadonga on the doorstep.

This one-off property is a rare jewel, don’t miss out – contact us to book your viewing!