For sale direct from owner! Summary A stylishly presented, large colonial town house of (298M2) that has a central courtyard with galleried landing above. The accommodation comprises: T Three or four double bedrooms (depending on your preference of use – the fourth is currently being used as a very large study). Two bathrooms (an en-suite to bedroom 1 on the ground floor and a family shower room on the first floor). Cloakroom/w.c. on the ground floor. Very large living/dining room with a wall of glazed doors out onto into the courtyard. Murcian style kitchen with cave room that could be used as a bodega (wine cellar). Utility room. The property is located in the charming village of Ulea within the historic and picturesque Ricote Valley, Murcia. This tranquil and pretty village is backed by a spectacular mountain range and natural park yet also has a vibrancy about it with bars, restaurants and shops being within easy walking distance. Of course, Ulea also celebrates many ferias & fiestas (street celebrations) throughout the year. This magnificent, stylish and beautifully decorated property boasts high quality furniture, antiques, fabulous paintings and rugs plus fixtures and fittings in keeping with the style of the property. This wonderful town house is available for purchase as seen (minus personal items) should a buyer wish to buy a ready made home and lifestyle together, this could be the property for them. An early viewing of this spacious and unique three/four bedroom property is essential to appreciate its scale and styling… Vaulted ceilings, arches, floor to ceiling windows, a fabulous central courtyard, historic bodega (wine cellar) that is conveniently located off the kitchen and much more. These impressive traditional town houses were cleverly built in an era when air-conditioning and heating were not available yet living in this fabulous home year round is comfortable – cool in summer and warm in winter. No swimming pool is not a problem… There is a really good open air municipal swimming pool in Ulea that is open from June until the end of September and it is just one block away from the property. Entrance is very cheap for a day ticket and even cheaper for a season ticket. Equally, a Jacuzzi would sit beautifully in the lovely courtyard of this impressive home. Overview of the property… Originally, the property consisted of three individual town houses that were sympathetically redesigned and restored into a unique home approximately 10 years ago. It is light and airy plus retains its old charm and original/quirky features. Yet this amazing home feels modern, stylish and very comfortable. The property is further enhanced by the high-quality décor and modern conveniences such as an en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom, a dressing room, fitted wardrobes, a home office/library/snug etc. From the outside the property is very deceptive. It is arranged across two floors and has a very large footprint. For those buyers who may be considering finding a home that also offers a business opportunity, the layout and design makes this property perfect for a tourism venture or working from home. You’ll see why when you read on. Communications comprise a land-line phone with Broadband internet. Furnishings throughout the property include some that are antiques and all are very high quality. All the furnishings (minus personal items) are available for purchase by separate negotiation. Detailed description of the layout for those who are now intrigued… Ground floor level ◊ Entrance hall Entering the property is via the stunning original wooden front doors you will find an inviting spacious hallway, which sets the scene for the rest of the house. A tiled staircase with metal handrail leads off to the left, whilst to the right and through a glass door will lead you to a spectacular living area, which has three very distinctive parts: the lounge, dining area and inner courtyard. ◊ The Lounge The spacious lounge to the right is set off by a magnificent open fire, which is in full working order – great for those occasions in winter where there may be a slight chill to the air. The windows are covered with high quality wooden shutters and full height floor to ceiling glass double doors open out onto the inner courtyard. ◊ The Dining Room In the living room, to the left, is the elegant, formal dining area – a space perfect for hosting those late night dinner parties with friends on evenings in winter where it is just a little too chilly to dine alfresco in the courtyard. The area leads off to the kitchen, separate downstairs toilet and a utility room, so very accessible for you and your guests. ◊ A fully-fitted Murcian style kitchen It includes all the usual appliances including electric hob and oven; fridge freezer and has a selection of base units. This compact yet highly functional kitchen leads through to a unique cave-style room, with a vaulted ceiling. If you’re a wine enthusiast and are looking to develop your wine collection you can have the equivalent of your very own cellar! The cave room currently houses a range of storage cupboards. ◊ Utility room Is accessed off the kitchen. ◊ The Inner Courtyard Moving through the full height glass doors, you access the third distinct area, the inner courtyard and double-height walls. This exquisite area is full of light and flanked by arched windows with Juliette balconies that are filled with beautiful flowers. An extremely versatile space ideal for spending time with family and friends; a wonderful alfresco breakfast room (especially if you’re considering a B&B option or holiday rental). Equally, a tranquil space where you can sit back, relax and enjoy reading or listening to music. For those who like mod cons – there is no reason why watching television alfresco is not possible. Internet allows for the streaming of television channels and films from around the globe. It should be noted that the inner courtyard has double-height wooden gates, should you wish to use this as a garage area rather than courtyard. ◊ Bedroom 1 with en-suite The final room to the ground floor is a large double bedroom with an en-suite tiled shower room. The bedroom has a shuttered window, a suite of high quality wooden wardrobes (with overhead storage) and fitted book shelves. This is perfect for individuals who need a ground floor bedroom or for those considering a bed and breakfast option. It is ideal for guests who may require accommodation on one level or even for the owners themselves. First Floor Level ◊ The first floor can be accessed via the hallway or a second staircase from the courtyard. This leads from the inner courtyard which offers great flexibility for tourism ventures or holiday rentals with extended families living together yet independently. ◊ Light hallway Hosts a magnificent wooden bookshelf the full length of the landing. Taking the staircase from the hallway, the landing leads off to several rooms: ◊ Bedroom 2 A good sized double bedroom to the rear of the property with twin beds. This contains a variety of antique furniture, has fitted bookshelves and a shuttered window. ◊ Bathroom 3 To the front of the property is another large double bedroom containing a variety of substantial, magnificent furniture. Again, there is a shuttered window overlooking the quaint street. ◊ Dressing Room To the rear of the property there is a wonderful dressing room ◊ Fully tiled shower room This is to the left of the dressing room. It has ample space for an additional walk-in dressing room. (Alternatively, with a little work this room could possibly be divided into two to give two en- suites for each of the upstairs bedrooms). ◊ Study/Library/Bedroom 4 This spectacular room with dual-aspect floor to ceiling glass doors with shutters that open onto Juliette balconies is currently used as a study/home office with a magnificent desk and bookshelves plus soft seating by way of a sofa and armchairs. This is a very peaceful room overlooking both the inner courtyard and the quiet street. It would make a perfect 4th bedroom if desired. ◊ Hobby room/storage room/teenager’s den A door at the end of the hallway leads onto an external gallery/first floor terrace area, which gives access to an extra room. This quirky room could be used as a hobby room or for storage or perhaps a teenager’s den. Wonderful views of the church spire and roof scape are offered from the galleried landing. The staircase from the gallery leads down into the inner courtyard on the ground floor. The Location in more detail ◊ Airports and access roads to Ulea Ulea is approximately an hour’s easy drive from both Alicante and San Javier airports. It is located 3.5km from the exit off the A30, approximately 20 minutes’ drive from Murcia (A7). ◊ About Ulea Set deep in the Ricote Valley, surrounded by a range of mountains, and located on the banks of the River Segura, lies the old picturesque town, which boasts narrow, winding streets and ancient buildings and church that pay homage to its history where Iberians, Romans and the Moors once settled. Although only small, the town has two or three café/bars, a restaurant, bank, small bakery and store, as well as a medical centre and pharmacy. Like many other Spanish towns, Ulea enjoys a variety of fiestas throughout the year where you can enjoy the festivities with the local community. ◊ A little further away – large towns and beaches The nearest larger town of Archena is only 3km away, which is a bustling town with plenty of supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurant, as well as the Roman thermal spa. The beaches of Guardamar de Segura (Costa Blanca South), Mar Menor, Puerto de Mazarron and Bolnuevo are approximately 1 hours’ drive away and well connected by the A30 and A7 motorways.