A stunning 5 bedroom 3 bathroom villa located in the beautiful Calasparra countryside, the true value of this villa within the current market is more than €220,000
The property is approximately 26 years old, has a well-established garden on a plot of 1000 m², has 200 m² living space with a large covered sun terrace, BBQ and summer kitchen and outdoor shower room. This stunning villa has been typically finished in a country style with plenty of living space for the whole family, Entering the main accommodation you are greeted with a good-sized lounge diner with log burner, this then leads to a good sized independent kitchen with lots of storage space.
Situated on this same floor we have a second living room leading into a a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Accessed via the internal staircase to the first floor is where you will find a further 3 double bedrooms and family bathroom, all bedrooms are of a good size and well proportioned.
The gardens are beautifully maintained with sub-tropical plants of the region and a variety of paved/tiled and gravelled areas for enjoying the beautiful Spanish weather, The pool is 10 meters x 5 meters in size and provides for secluded/very private enjoyment for the whole family
This is a generous sized 5 bedroom 3-bathroom villa and should be viewed to really appreciate the superb accommodation, the views and the overall stylish living space this property has to offer. Additional benefits- UK satellite TV, good Internet access available, landline telephone available.
Calasparra The location and history of this area make it especially appealing. There are four rivers and two reservoirs that are a source of attraction for visitors, for the variety of activities that are possible here (potholing, canyoning, rafting etc.) The amazing natural landscape is stunning for exploring, walking and cycling. Calasparra has more than six hundred years of existence and the history is absolutely amazing. There are caves with rupestrian paintings, declared World Heritage by the unesco, and archaeological sites ranging from Palaeolithic to Hispano-Muslim, with artefacts housed in the Archaeological Museum (former Encomienda building). The Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza, or Our Lady of Hope, the patron saint of Calasparra, who’s Shrine excavated in the rock face forms part of a beautiful spot on the banks of the River Segura. Rice growing is another of the attractions in this area, the quality of the different varieties has given Calasparra rice worldwide fame (the first rice in Spain with Denominación de Origen).
Calasparra is a municipality with around 10,500 inhabitants, which is part of the Comarca del Noroeste, in the North-west of the region of Murcia, bordering with Moratalla, Cieza, Mula, Cehegín and Albacete. Calasparra owes it's rich history to it's geography. criss crossed by the rivers Segura, Argos and Quípar creating fertile riverside agricultural zones, a landscape of rocky outcrops and deep gorges, the Cañon de los Almadenes, the Cueva de los Monigotes, the Cueva del Puerto, The Sierras of San Miguel and San José, surrounded by vast plains of dry crop landscapes, where wheat, olives, carobs and almonds grow amidst the vineyards. Closer to the water's edge, apricots, peaches, pears, apples and cherries enjoy the benefits of a warm southern Spanish climate and irrigation, two factors which also combine to make Calasparra a nationally renowned rice growing area, Calasparra Rice being the gourmet's choice. These rich natural resources have attracted inhabitants for thousands of years, the Abrigo del Pozo rock paintings testament to a prehistoric presence, the Villa Vieja an abandoned Moorish settlement, the Castle of San Juan a reminder of Mediaeval Calasparra, the Palacio de la Encomienda de la Orden de San Juan de Jerusalén the seat of the religious knights which owned Calasparra for 600 years. And the Sanctuary of La Esperanza, cut out of the rock face, set in riverside gardens, a place of pilgrimage for thousands of people a year and the home of the Virgen de la Esperanza. The sanctuary is the centre of one of the most important religious occasions in Calasparra every year, the Romería de la Esperanza, although the Fiestas held in honour of the town's patrons, the Fiestas patronales de San Abdón and San Senén also attract vast crowds due to the encierros, or bull runs, which form a central part of the events. The autumn Feria is dedicated to rice and bullfighting, whilst the Semana Santa and Flamenco festival are also important cultural activities in Calasparra. Agriculture: fruit production and canning, as well as rice production, remains the most important industry, although rural tourism is also an important element of the local economy, allied with residential tourism, which has attracted a good number of expat residents to make Calasparra their home on two urbanisations built within the municipality.The combination of culture, landscape and tourist activity combine to make Calasparra an attractive municipality which retains the true essence of Murcia and a good base from which to explore the North-west of the region.
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The highlight is the amazing Cathedral in the centre of Murcia - Plaza Cardinal Belluga - This took so many years to complete, started in 1394 and finished in 1792, that it was started using one style of architecture and completed when another style was in fashion, or when there was a different ruler in charge! But the styles merged and look great and you could spend hours in this cathedral marvelling at the craftsmanship and wonder how they built this church in days gone by without the scaffolding and mechanical equipment that we take for granted today. The 18th century Bishops Palace also stands in the same plaza and is also very interesting. From the old to the new and seeing the Town Hall (Ayuntamiento) which was designed in the modern era by the great Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, set in the same plaza can seem strange and local opinion is divided but I think they blend together well. There are many other historical buildings and also many museums including a Bull Fighting Museum and an Architectural Museum. Murcia is a fertile region of Spain and agricultural is one of its mainstay industries. The Segura River crosses the city and irrigates the countryside around. It became wealthy some centuries ago through the production of handmade silk which was sold throughout Spain and also exported. Unfortunately when machines were invented to do the same job, the silk industry ground to a halt. The Easter processions are a highlight of Murcia City and they are taken in great seriousness with much pomp and ceremony. Colourfully clad bishops and priests lead the procession through the streets and the people gather to join in or just watch the spectacle. The energy of Murcia is young and vibrant, particularly due to the two universities and the vast numbers of young students calling Murcia home. There is a fabulous shopping street with all the usual high street shops and a large number of unique boutiques also. Bars and restaurants are plentiful and there one to suite every taste and every pocket. If you have a few extra euros in your pocket you must try El Pasaje de Zabalburu, famous for its seafood and Mediterranean menu with well presented, extraordinary quality and great on the taste buds. If you are vegan there is also a speciality restaurant for you - El Jardin de Los Dragones. This restaurant produces creative delicious foods for vegetarians and vegans, the staff are very friendly and the busy restaurant always has a lovely ambiance. There are several large shopping centres around Murcia including Thader and a very popular shopping destination - IKEA! There is also a centre for Artisan Crafts located in Calle Francisco Rabal which showcases pottery, leather goods, crafts and jewellery made by local artists. This is a lovely place to find that special souvenir of a trip to Murcia. A day is never enough in Murcia, if you can plan to spend at least two nights to try to see all the wonderful things it has to offer.
The bull ring in the city centre has hosted concerts by acts such as R.E.M, Queen and Paul Rdgers and is a great landmark.
Property sales in Murcia are mostly centre on New Builds as resale property is not so plentiful.