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For sale direct from owner!

If you are looking for the following in a home, this pretty cottage will grab your attention and likely won’t let you go until you have bought it!

♦ A traditional Moorish/Andalucian home that dates back 250 years where sympathetic renovation has taken place but all the original features have been retained.

♦ Located in an un-spoilt part of the beautiful Axarquia, East of Malaga city and inland by 40 minutes.

♦ Moya hamlet is a very peaceful place to live.  No barking dogs or loud music.  It is a friendly community of Spanish, British, and Belgians.  Everyone respects each other’s privacy and requirement for peace and tranquility.  This is a very special aspect to buying in this unique hamlet.  Some properties are permanently lived in and the rest are holiday homes.

♦ If you are fed up with struggling to buy a country home because of illegality, this property offers a solution.  Moya has been given Urban classification which is very advantageous. A buyer’s lawyer will breathe a sigh of relief when they are asked to buy this home over and above another that is located on Rustic land. Homes on Rustic land often brings so many complications with them!

♦ A cottage feel with the main part of the property having 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom and a family bathroom.  Then off the courtyard, an independent double bedroom with en-suite offers flexibility for visiting guests (family and friends or perhaps paying guests who want B&B).

♦ An independent home office, artist’s studio or hobby room that is flooded with natural light is also accessed independently from the courtyard.

♦ This is a home with outside space that is not too large to maintain.  This beautiful home is 128M2 built, on a small plot of 86M2 that is walled and gated.  Should you wish to live in this home permanently or use it as a holiday home, it lends itself to both.

♦ No swimming pool to maintain but if you want a dip during the hotter summer months, just below Moya is a river that has little pools ideal for taking a dip.

♦ Lake Vinuela is just 15 minutes away by car.  The lake offers non motorised water sports, swimming and fishing.  So, if messing around on the water is your thing, the lake offers a stunning setting to enjoy yourself and it is not far away.  The view of the lake from Periana is impressive!

♦ Being located in the hamlet of Moya gives you a small community to integrated into.  You are not isolated in the countryside because there are neighbours dotted around and just 3km away is the bustling and vibrant mountain town of Periana.

♦ Live in what was once a historic working Cortijo (farm) that was divided up many years ago into individual cottages.  Then Moya was made into a small hamlet with Urban classification.  Today, the threshing circle is used as a communal parking area but historically la era would have separated the wheat from the chaff.  The original water supply to the old Cortijo is now shared amongst each property in Moya and the water is able to be drunk from the tap.

♦ Thick walls that keep the property cool in summer and warm in winter wrap around you.  Each ceiling is beamed with either olive, eucalyptus or carob.  The windows and doors are painted a very pretty colour of blue with whitewashed walls.  Flowering plants, shrubs and trees add to the perfection of this Andalucian idle.

♦ There are two outside lounging and dining areas.  The first is an 18M2 courtyard that is a riot of colour from flowers that tumble and climb.  The second outside area is the roof terrace with far reaching views that is accessed off the master bedroom. The views are of the surrounding countryside and of some of the most stunning mountain ranges in the Axarquia.

♦ Periana is just 3km away.  A small town/large village that has every amenity you need.  A superb medical centre, bi-lingual schooling from age 3 to 18, numerous bars and restaurants, several mini supermarkets, butchers, bakers, specialist fruit and vegetables store, bank with ATM machine and weekly open market.

♦ For medical emergencies the 24 hour health centre with on-stand-by ambulance is available to Moya residents at La Vinuela.  Then the superb hospital in Velez Malaga is 25 minutes away.

♦ Communications are good with Internet connected and speed enough for streaming International TV.  Mobile signal is good too.

♦ The kitchen with dining area is fully fitted and of good quality with a gas hob (via gas bottle) and electric oven.  The style of the fitted kitchen lends itself to the age and character of the cottage.

♦ The lounge is a comfortable and snug area that features a traditional fireplace with mouldings typical of the area with a wood burning stove as the focal point of the room.  The chimney stack goes up through the master bedroom above and heats the entire property during the cooler winter months (except for the independent 2nd bedroom and independent home office/hobby room located off the courtyard).  Of course, beams add to the charm of the lounge too.

♦ The family bathroom has a full length bath with shower over and the en-suite to bedroom two is a shower room.  Both are finished with Moorish and Andalucian charm.

♦ The entire property is finished to a very high standard and is ready to walk into and enjoy.  The decor is tasteful and adds to the character of this unique home.


Of course your neighbours are dotted around you in Moya, then Periana is just 3km or 5 minutes drive away.

El Ingenio shopping mall is 35 minutes away off the coastal motorway between Velez Malaga and Torre del Mar where you have a huge hypermarket/supermarket and virtually every branded high street store you could think of.  Plus a cinema and eateries.

Lake Vinuela is just 15 minutes away by car and alongside fun on the water there are restaurants to enjoy next to the lake too.

The beach of Torre del Mar is 40 minutes drive away with a huge sweeping bay of sand with zoned areas for everyone.  There is a promenade that goes for miles plus numerous bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Malaga old town and the contemporary marina is a 1 hour drive away.

Malaga airport is also a 1 hour drive away.

Key Information

Property ID: 41581436
Location: Spain, Andalucia, Malaga, Periana
  • House
  • Cottage
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
  • £179,141
  • €199,500
  • $243,250
Short Description:

Superbly renovated country cottage with original Andalucian features. Nestled in the pretty Moorish hamlet of Moya with Urban classification. Just 3km from the bustling hill town of Periana and 35 minutes inland from the East coast of Malaga…