Fitted with world class spa amenities, the modern Andalusian Cortijo Los Gorriones is a rare find in Cabo de Gata-1•11jar, the biggest protected nature reserve on the Mediterranean coast.
Set in the Natural Park of Cabo de Ga taNijar, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Los Gorriones is a one-of-a-kind super luxurious property. Tranquility and privacy surround this Andalusian cortijo with a three-hectare enclosed complex featuring five independent buildings, all restored with luxury finishes and modern comfort in mind.
The main villa surrounds a central courtyard and fountain, creating an atmosphere of serenity and peace.
A guest house and a cozy caretaker’s home offer flexibleaccommodations for visitors and staff while the huge 733-square-metre luxury spa, flowing from the tropical gardens outside to the 20-metre-long heated indoor pool central to the building, offers a rejuvenating getaway in the middle of a park.
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Almeria is home to diverse marine life, carefully protected by the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park.
The spa is fitted with a large gym and professional Kinesis machinery, two massage rooms, a sauna and Turkish bath, a large Jacuzzi, a chromotherapy room with heated loungers, several bathrooms with spa-style showers and bar, and an office and relaxation area. A heated white marble floor also stretches through the central space, with glass mosaic walls and pillars reflecting soft blue light across the pool.
Atop the spa is a 702-square-metre rooftop lounge, presenting a breathtaking venue for entertaining or lounging.
Outside, the grounds brim with tropical and colourful plants, native species palm trees and centuries-old olive trees. A collection of sculptures dots the estate, designed using a range of materials including pieces of iron from the gold mine, chalk and stone.
The property is surrounded by nine hectares of olive and palm plantation which thrive on the rich volcanic soil. Whether one envisions a luxury family commune, ample space for a work/home environment, an investment opportunity, holiday home, or a boutique spa, the opportunities are limitless.
Additional features include nearly 2,700 square metres of living space; 10 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms; three large areas in the main villa located on the ground floor, including a large common area, a private suite and a guest area, all connected internally through a large central patio; a flat roof design entirely covered with open Brazilian walnut wooden decking; and a library with a fireplace.
There’s also a boardroom with vaulted ceiling; formal dining room with direct access to a covered terrace featuring views of the garden and swimming pool; professional-grade kitchen; a guest area including three bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, and a fourth bedroom currently functioning as a private cinema room; a native-style construction separate guest house clad in natural stone with two en-suite bedrooms, dressing rooms, a modern living room, and integrated kitchen; temperature-controlled wine cellar clad in itauba wood; and a covered garage for five vehicles.
The location is unparalleled – just one and a half kilometers from natural beaches, such as the famous Genoveses or Monsul, and 45 minutes to Almeria and its international airport.
The Andalusian coast of southern Spain is one of the sunniest spots in all of Europe and boasts one of Spain’s few remaining stretches of undeveloped coastline. Almeria is home to diverse marine life, carefully protected by the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park. This preservation means some of the region’s greatest treasures can be found under the warm Mediterranean waters.
Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park is the biggest protected nature reserve on the Mediterranean coast. Its beaches are ideal for snorkelling and sailing or walking and horseback riding along the coast. In the distance, dramatic
The property is currently in the process of being auctioned via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with listing agent peaks of mountains mark the natural border between the province’s coastline and the interior. In the crater of a long-extinguished volcano, the valley of Rodalquilar blooms with hillsides that open to the Playazo beach and sea beyond.
Los Gorriones was first owned by the reputed German doctor Christian Alexander Feldmeier who dreamt of creating a wellness retreat using nature for healing. In 2005, a Spanish developer bought the property and undertook the expansion and modernisation work of all the Finca Los Gorriones buildings. When the current owners purchased the property, it was the most expensive property in Andalusia.
Victor Garcia Ohlrich of Karlsen & Garcia International Real Estate. Previously listed at €7.95 million, the expansive property, will sell with no Reserve to the highest bidder with no minimum bid required. Bidding is scheduled to be held on 8th of February, via the firm’s digital marketplace, thus allowing buyers to bid remotely from anywhere in the world. Los Gorriones is available for showings daily by appointment and for private virtual showings. As part of Concierge Auctions’ Key for Key giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home to be built for a family in need. APR
Note: The above article is based on a press release by Concierge Auctions and Asian Property Review does not make any warranties / guarantees / representations as to its accuracy. Prospective buyers are strongly advised to do their own due diligence and/or seek advice from lawyers.