Unique Property For Sale near Gaucin
Large Century-Old Farm House

Finca with income from Cork Harvest - Electric - Spring Water 

Gaucin Property
  1. farmhouse
    Century Old Farmhouse
  2. side view of house
  3. land
  4. tree
  5. new roof
    New Roof
  6. end view of house
  7. finca with cork trees
    Finca with Cork Trees
  8. chestnut beams
    Chestnut Beams
  9. beamed ceiling
  10. house
​A spectacular setting for this unique property set in over 79Ha (197 acres) surrounded by wild flower meadow, rocky outcrops and cork trees (Quercus suber) the property provides a consistent income from the extraction of high quality cork  - next phase due for harvest in 2021 - the last harvest took in excess of 120 tons
Although much of this large old farmhouse needs renovation part of it has been done with the structure strengthened using chestnut supporting beams, insulation materials and traditional terracotta tiles for the roof maintaining the character of the building.  Locally crafted iroko windows and doors with double-glazing ​.  Extending over two floors on the upper floor there is a 70m2 studio room with 5 metre high beamed ceilings.  An additional 18m2 stable-studio with loft space

There are two water deposits storing 8000 litres of spring water for providing the main house with water and irrigation of the vegetable garden

There is an extensive meadow suitable for horses and other grazing animals.   To one side of the house is an old water deposit in need of repair that could be transformed into a pool.

There is mains electricity and good WIFI signal  and the property is only a 10-minute drive from Gaucin with access via a dirt-gravel track.   The views look towards the Parque Natural de Los Alcornocales - a large Mediterranean cork forest and protected national park

​Plans are available for inspection and application has been made for permission for the renovation of this property

view to el hacho
view to el hacho
view to el hacho
Cork trees are protected by law and there is a growing awareness of their value to the ecosystem.  They play a key role in water retention, soil conservation/erosion and the rich ecosystem for the biodiversity it provides, the forest not only gives support to many rare and endangered species and medicinal plants and aromatic herbs used for cooking but when stripped absorbs up to five times more CO2.  Estimation per year for a cork forest is that it retains 14 million tons of carbon monoxide contributing to reducing the green house gas emissions