Cave House For Sale in Galera
La Alqueria Cave House Divine
If you have ever dreamed of ‘castles in Spain’, this little gem could be just the thing
La Alqueria Cave House Divine
If you have ever dreamed of ‘castles in Spain’, this little gem could be just the thing for you. This unusual cave house is nestled in the curve of a hill in the hamlet of Alquería near the pretty village of Galera in Granada Province. The property has the feel of a fairytale house. It has 3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a self-contained rooftop guest unit plus a small unreformed cave. This property has tons of potential to become whatever your imagination conjures up.
As you approach the house, you follow a path lined with succulents and lemon balm. This leads to the grapevine-covered patio with built-in banquettes, a cosy and enchanting spot to enjoy a quiet afternoon coffee or drinks at sunset. The outside area has not been tended for some time, so does require a bit of attention.
On the right of the patio is the front door, with handsome wrought iron protective grille - all the outside doors share this feature. The front hall has three built-in mangers that could make great lighting features. Beyond the hall is a bedroom with a glass block outer wall. This would also make a perfect office/study. Leading off the hall is a central reception/living room with a handsome traditional canopy fireplace. A doorway opens out to the front garden. An archway leads into a sunny, rustic kitchen with traditional storage features and a large window with a pleasing view of the garden and the hills beyond.
From the living room, built into the mountain, is a second bedroom that could also be a dining room. The current dining room would also work perfectly as an ensuite bedroom as it opens into an impressive bathroom with a walk-in double shower/wet room and a dressing area. A shower room window overlooks the garden. These interiors would make an ideal ‘canvas’ for someone with a flair for decorating. Though it has been somewhat neglected of late, the place glows with character.
A staircase carved into the rock, with wrought iron balustrade, leads from the entrance hall to the upper floor. You step into a bright, spacious bedroom with ensuite half bathroom. From the private terrace you command a great view of the valley. You could have breakfast up here or host a tapas and wine party.
Outside, a tall flight of steps leads up along the side of the house, winding its romantic way up to the vast rooftop terrace where a magnificent 360° view rewards the climb. At the top, one feels like king or queen of the castle. This could be a serene spot for relaxation or an impressive party space. The terrace has a self-contained rooftop studio with ensuite and kitchenette. The studio has lots of natural light, and would also make a great artist’s studio.
This property has not been lived in for a while so it has rather a feel of Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted castle. Some TLC and modernisation might be required to restore it to its former glory - but for this hidden treasure, it would be well worth the effort.
Cueva Divine is located in La Alquería, a peaceful, pastoral hamlet on the Altiplano de Granada. Shops and restaurants are located nearby in Galera, a 5-10 minute drive. The small town of Huéscar is 20 minutes away, with more amenities and a 24hr health centre. A community swimming pool, fed with fresh spring water, is a 5 minute drive. There are turquoise lakes within 20-45 minutes. The region features great walking, hiking and mountain biking.
Bedrooms - 3-4
Bathrooms - 2,5
Water - connected
Electricity - connected
Sewage - connected
Internet - connected
Constructed - 113 m2
Superficie - 376 m2
Land Register - present
Title deed - present
You are welcome to visit us. Our office is located in the center of the village of Huescar. We will give you the best service and information about properties in the Altiplano de Granada. We also help you obtain a NIE number and open a bank account. Contact us anytime for a viewing. When possible, we also offer walk-in and weekend viewings.