Beautiful 5 Bedroom Modern Farmhouse on 4 Hectares of Private Land, Marca/Falset, Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.
Beautiful 5 Bedroom Modern Farmhouse on 4 Hectares of Private Land, Marca/Falset, Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain Euroresales Property ID – 9826241 PROPERTY LOCATION Between Falset and Marca Priorat Tarragona Spain PROPERTY OVERVIEW No matter what else is happening across the world, one thing that will remain consistent throughout is the stunning beauty of the Catalonia. This fantastic house offers a chance to make a shrewd investment into this consistently wonderful part of the world. Located just 1.2 km outside both the villages of Falset and Marca, right in the heart of the famous Priorat wine region, this magnificent property features 5 bedrooms in total, 2 kitchens, 3 bathrooms, air conditioning, central heating in all rooms, attic game room and swimming pool. The property is also set on 4 hectares of beautiful private land with spacious garden with mature trees, palm trees and shrubs, water well, 100 square meter barn, horse corral and other small outbuildings. In an era where we are all becoming more aware of how our lives affect the natural environment, this apartment complex is setting the standard with numerous eco-friendly designs and ideas such as central heating that works on pellets which are made from recycled sawdust and innovative insulation designs using ytong blocks. These environmentally features have the added benefit of huge savings on energy bills for the lucky owner. This house not only offers a comfortable, spacious, and modern place to live but also the chance to venture into the lucrative and ever-growing holiday rental market. Thanks to the emergence of direct rental sites such as Airbnb and booking.com, the holiday rental market has grown rapidly for private owners over the past decade and, unsurprisingly, Catalonia continues to be one of the fastest growing areas across Europe in this context. The Priorat region is not only a wonderful area in itself, thanks mainly to its links to the stunning vineyards and breath-taking natural scenery, but is also a good base from which to discover the endless other wonders of this famous country such as nearby Zaragoza, Tarragona and the glorious Barcelona, which is just over 1.5 hours away by car. Despite being surrounded by lush green countryside, the property is also just a short drive away (40 mins approx.) from many of the area’s beaches along the mesmerising Balearic sea coastlines. Another huge draw for the property is the fact that this area is a hotbed for various sports and leisure activities, with many excellent walking/cycling/water-sports and fishing areas nearby in areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Reserva Natural Llaberia and Pas de l'Ase national park. The area is also very well-connected transport wise both locally and internationally with Reus Airport just 25 miles away appprox. Barcelona International Airport is just over 1,5 hours away. There is no bigger vindication of the potential of the region's links to the production of wine than the fact that current owner runs a hugely successful wine tourism company from the property. This business attracts people from all over the world hoping to sample some of the region's fascinating and unique culture, and, more importantly, the wine. Further details on the company can be found on their website at: https://www.travelpriorat.com FURTHER PROPERTY DETAILS The house is about 170 square meters Ground floor - 22 square meters living room with a wood burner, 26.5 square meters kitchen-dining room, bathroom, and 2 bedrooms. First floor - 22 square meter master bedroom, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, landing Third floor - Observation tower/games room There is also a granny annex which has a separate entrance but can also be accessed from the house - Kitchen, bathroom, sitting room/bedroom with a pellet burner. Swimming pool is 5m x 10m Wooden pool house currently used as a pottery "studio" 100 square meter Barn with sliding galvanised door Old Caseta - storage shed Farm - vineyard 2000 vines with wine rights, 332 olive trees, 80 hazelnut trees, 6 almond trees and some fruit trees (the farm side can be easily rented out), 1ha private forest. Access - cemented driveway all the way from the main road to the house. ABOUT THE AREA With its own language and unique local customs, Catalonia feels distinct from the rest of Spain, and, beyond Barcelona, its four provinces unveil an astounding wealth of natural splendour. Pyrenean peaks loom above meadows and glittering lakes, plains are pock-marked with volcanic cones, rocky coves border sandy beaches and wind-blown capes give way to serene seaside paths and fertile vineyards. Rambling across softly sloping vine-wrapped hills, 40km west of Tarragona, Catalonia's Priorat region famously produces some of Spain's most prestigious (and most expensive) wines under the Priorat Denominació d'Origen Qualificada (DOQ; www.doqpriorat.org). It's one of just two Spanish winemaking areas awarded this coveted categorisation (the other is Rioja), and specialises in robust reds, mostly from cariñena (carignan) and garnatxa (grenache) grapes. Priorat's wine country is almost completely encircled by the undulating vineyards of the Montsant Denominació d'Origen (www.domontsant.com) territory, also known for its full-bodied reds from the same grapes, as well as its unique kosher wines. Falset, just north of the N420, is the region's main town, and its liveliest, best-equipped base. Alternatively, make for charming hilltop Gratallops (10km northwest of Falset), home to several of Priorat's most high-profile wineries. The farm is 1.2 miles from Falset and the same distance from the village of Marçà. Schools (including high school up to A-levels), shops, Spar supermarket, bars, restaurants (including 1 Michelin star in Cornudella). 35 min. drive from big shopping centres in Reus and Tarragona and 40 min away from the beaches of Costa Daurada. For a superb visual representation of the area, copy and paste the following link to your browser: https://youtu.be/UbC4G8LMAIg MAIN FEATURES: Located in a private area surrounded by breath-taking natural scenery Kept to incredibly high and contemporary standards 4 hectares of land included in price Numerous eco-friendly features, meaning big savings on energy bills Spacious garden with mature trees, palm trees and shrubs Spacious 170m2 house Also includes a granny annex with separate entrance but can also be accessed from the house with: Kitchen, bathroom, sitting room/bedroom with a pellet burner. 5 Bedrooms 2 kitchens 3 bathrooms Air conditioning Central heating in all rooms Wood burners Private swimming pool Observation tower/games room 100 square meter Barn with sliding galvanised door Old Caseta - storage shed Farm - vineyard 2000 vines with wine rights, 332 olive trees, 80 hazelnut trees, 6 almond trees and some fruit trees Successful wine tourism company run in the area by current owner (https://www.travelpriorat.com) 1ha private forest which is kept in pristine condition, making it more like a park Access - cemented driveway all the way from the main road to the house. Water well 100 square meter barn, horse corral and other small outbuildings Surrounded by stunning mountain views Minimal light pollution so stargazing is spectacular Massive potential as a holiday rental home 1.2 miles from Falset and the same distance from the village of Marça Close to essential amenities yet private and secluded Health care is on hand in Falset and the nearest hospital is 15 min. away in Mòra d'Ebre Surrounded by a vast array of excellent walking, cycling, water-sports and fishing areas in nearby places of outstanding natural beauty Short drive from many wonderful beaches Excellent local transport links Reus Airport just 25 miles away Contact Euro Resales Ltd to book an inspection