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99,000 euros
Stone cottage in Green Spain
A stone cottage with masses of character in southern Galicia. Can be split into two flats. Open view. Secluded but 5 minutes to all shops in the village. Good climate in countryside like Derbyshire - trees, green, rivers. Totally renovated with all mod cons.
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The house, which might perhaps be run as a B&B or a smallholding in Spain, is in southern Galicia about forty miles from Portugal. Built in 1691, it has been described as 'a unique stone farmhouse in Spain,' and as 'almost paradise'. There are, of course, lots of other farmhouses modernised to a high standard but in the Spanish manner - yuk!.

This one has been renovated with all it's character intact like an old cottage in UK - beams, stone walls etc. It's heated by wood-burning stoves, but also has constant gas hot water, UK television, plenty of electric power, and telephone with ADSL and wifi. The renovations have made it possible to divide the two floors so as to make a separate flat for letting. But it also makes a wonderful retirement home in Spain - I know because I'm retired.

The finca (field) is currently used partly as a vegetable plot (including a polytunnel), and partly as an orchard and garden. It has water, power and a brick workshop. There are other Brits around for support, but not overwhelmingly so. Most are into eco-farming on organic smallholdings with chickens, pigs, rabbits etc. Our neighbours are great.

There are five other houses in the hamlet, four minutes walk from the village, which has banks, bars, shops, school, a Post Office, garage, clinic, petrol station, swimming pool, and a 12th century monastery. 8 kilometers away is the local town which has everything, including a castle, four supermarkets, schools, hospital etc. From there you can get buses or trains to anywhere. The nearest airport is Santiago de Compostela.

There is a beach 15 minutes drive away. The area has mountains (skiing), rivers, trees, cows etc. It's like UK 50 years ago. There's almost no traffic or crime, no pollution, no nasty council tax (around 100 euros pa.). If you're looking for good weather, it can get hot, but the winters are mild - you can often sit outside in Jan and Feb.

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Dining room

Great Hall


Living Room

Sun room

Master bedroom

Upper bathroom

Lower bathroom

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

House and land

House and land
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