Detached Villa for sale in Estación de Cártama, Cártama
- Built143 m2
- Plot37000 m2
Off grid finca for sale in the hills above Cártama!
This rustic and eco friendly finca is located at a beautiful spot, in the hills above Estación de Cártama. It is an approx. 15 minutes drive, of which the last part is over an unpaved road, that leads you up the private track. The views are stunning, there are no close neighbours just piece, privacy and nature. This is a perfect place for outdoor lovers, to relax and observe wildlife or just listen to the breeze that blows through the hills.
A secluded plot of 37.000 m2 (!) encircles the finca, with hills to the North and valleys to the South. It is the ideal place to keep animals. The finca benefits from beautiful streams in the winter and an abundance of native flora including almond trees, oleanders, carobs, wild asparagus, stunning wild flowers, aloe vera and prickly pears which are beginning to rejuvenate after the recent regional blight.
This sympathetically modernised finca consists of 4 bedrooms, a lounge room, a kitchen, a family bathroom, a second bathroom/utility room, plus plenty of shaded outside space to enjoy! There is a 32 m2 covered front terrace, a 16 m2 open rear terrace, a large gravelled front terrace and a lower garden terrace. The views from the different terraces are amazing! From the front terrace - Cartama Hermitage and the ruins of the ancient castle, then further along to Benalmadena end the mountains and Málaga City from the hills above the house.
The perfect place to enjoy a private outdoor life, and watch the world go by.
Cártama is situated at the heart of the Guadalhorce valley, at the front of two small sierras and surrounded by thousands of citrus trees. It is one of the most extensive towns in the province and being close (17 km.) to the city of Málaga, the airport and the coast, it is a popular location! The village is divided into different communities: Cártama Pueblo, the ancient town, and Estación de Cártama, which is home to the railway station. The A-357 crosses in the middle. Both places have a vibrant centre, with lots of shops, bars and restaurants! Estación de Cártama not only links the village to the lively city centre of Málaga within 15 minutes, it is also a more and more upcoming leisure area. Cártama is famous for its festivals and ferias, of which they have tons during the year and where locals mix with other nationalities to party. The beautiful surroundings of Cártama are perfect to enjoy many outdoor activities and the views of Monte de la Virgen are stunning! Beaches, famous costal places and a big golf course are just a short drive away, Cártama offers something good for everyone. Cártama is only 15 minutes (16 km.) from the city of Málaga and the airport. The beaches of the Costa del Sol (Torremolinos) are a 20 minute (20 km.) drive away (35 minutes from this property).
- Area Info: Cártama Guide
History dominates Cártama – even today. Its geographic location helps, some 17 kilometres north of Málaga at the head of the Guadalhorce River, a navigable spot on a ridge, affording excellent views either side of the valley. In short: the perfect place to defend against attack.
And defend it did. From Phoenicians to Romans, to Moors and Visigoths, Cártama has played its part in shaping Andalucía's history, producing marble and other raw materials for incumbent armies and merchants. Every street and building, it seems, has a story to tell.
If it is a rare week when there is no festival or celebratory gathering of some sort, the attractive streets and plazas of Cártama are a joy to wander around and become lost in. The La Ermita de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios hermitage is located on a hill and, apart from the stunning views across the valley, it is something of a head-turner itself.
Other attractions of note include the Humilladero Cross – a second century Roman remnant – and the 10th century castle. Beyond the town's boundaries lie vast expanses of forests and olive groves, the Guadalhorce River and Málaga city, just a short drive away. The nightlife in Cártama is more varied than many other inland settlements, purely because of the town's size (around 15,000).
There are typical discotheques and late-night music bars – if that is your preference or you have teenage or twentysomething offspring – while a slower pace can be enjoyed in the pueblo, where the fragrant mountain air mixes with the delicate aromas of local produce served up in restaurants – creating a captivating atmosphere.