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Ref: GP4/ACHG2
€ 750,000
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Location: El Colmenar (Estacion Gaucin), MÁLAGA
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 9
Built m2 : 550
Plot m2 : 10000


This charming Andalusian guest house and ecological farm is situated in the pretty ‘white village’ of El Colmenar (Estacíon Gaucín).  The village is alongside the picturesque Guadiaro River in a large ‘Parque Natural’ - one of the most beautiful areas of Andalucía (15 mins from Gaucín, 1 hr from Gibraltar & Sotogrande; 1 hr from Costa del Sol - Marbella, Estepona).  The village has a variety of amenities including grocery shops, bakery, pharmacy, health centre, school and, last but not least... a train station!

The train station deserves a special mention as its only 5 mins walk away!  The railway links Algeciras with Ronda and from there are connections to most parts of Andalucía and the rest of the country.

The property was renovated and opened as a guest house in 2004.  The charm & character of the original “Cortijo” was retained, together with the original stone walls (60cm thick!), the very creative décor and rustic furnishings.

The main guest house/hotel comprises seven ensuite bedrooms, plus a self-contained two-bedroom guest cottage.  This could be used as the owner’s living accommodation, or to increase the total number of letting rooms to nine.  Communal facilities include a dining room, living room, a small wellness spa with massage room, hot tub-jacuzzi, mud bath and sauna.  The kitchen is well equipped with professional standard equipment.

A yoga/meditation room is located in the centre of the garden and is used for retreats (yoga, meditation, coach, detox, healthy lifestyle etc) with a history of international bookings, mainly from North Europeans.

The guest house has proved very popular with international guests all year round.  The client profile is nature & wildlife lovers who enjoy hiking, walking, birdwatching, riding etc. and a healthy outdoor lifestyle.  Natural therapies and organic food are offered to guests, and the mission of the current owners has been to offer a tranquil and relaxing ‘hideaway retreat’ from the stresses of everyday life - a place for re-energising and improving wellbeing.  This philosophy includes recycling, organic gardening, organic food, renewable energy with solar panels to heat water, with gas auxiliary energy.

As the property is located in the protected ‘Parque Natural Los Alcornocales’, the surrounding countryside is amazing.  The pretty village is close to a natural monument – a canyon where it is possible to practice canyoning, swimming and hiking.  In fact, there is a swimming area 1 minute away from the property where guests can swim and kayak in the clean and gently flowing Guadiaro River.

In the nearby forests there are many hiking trails; the location is also privileged for birdwatching with a wide of variety of birds migrating across the Straits of Gibraltar; astronomical observation; mountain biking; horse riding; rock climbing; canyoning & kayaking … and of course relaxing!

The website operates in two languages (English & Spanish) and is highly rated on the most popular booking portals.  The business transfer includes a client portfolio, all bookings for the coming year, website, supplier details, email newsletter, and detailed information answering related questions.  Easy to manage, this business is perfect for someone looking to enjoy real quality of life in a wonderful natural environment.

The possibilities for this property are endless… perfect for yoga teachers, keen horse riders, farmers, vegetarian chef, life coaches and therapists who want an idyllic location for their retreats.

The buildings are elevated and overlook the orchard & fields with spectacular views across the garden to the mountains.  The orchard contains many different fruit trees - mainly an orange grove, but also avocado, lemons, plum, persimmon, loquat tree, and there is a water concession for irrigation, as the field adjoins to the river.


Scenic Views
Patio Garden
Private Parking
Woodburning Stove
Guest wing


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