In Matarrana, Spain
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For Sale: An extensive organically farmed property and eco-tourism guesthouse and retreat 
A 54 hectare (133 acre) organically tended reserve of arbors and vineyard and a fully renovated 18th century home and eco tourism guest house/retreat center with ecological features. 

Lying at the heart of the wild, preserved and rolling countryside of Matarrana, our property is located in an ancient Knights Templar region.

Crossing our land is an energetic grid of the renowned pilgrimage route Camino de Santiago de Compestela or the Way of Saint James. 

The Tuscany of Spain”, Matarrana is considered one of the last authentic regions of Spain where Aragon, Catalunya, and Valencia converge in a Mediterranean mountain landscape.

Two and half hours from Barcelona by car, two hours to the Pyrenees, one hour to the Delta del Ebro on the Mediterranean coast, Matarrana, known for its rivers, lakes, mountains, myriad wildlife, bird watching-many eagles, vultures, falcons, song birds, horseback riding, truffle hunting, unspoiled villages, and cultural events, is a center for eco-tourism.

Located fifteen minutes to a picturesque village,

The property is at an altitude of 600 meters or 1968 feet is privately situated at the end of a 7 km or 4.35 miles paved forest road.

It is composed of a garden area with swimming pool, wild figs and aromatic herbs, oak and pine forest, and an extensive reserve of mature and abundantly bearing fruit trees, olives, some more than 300 hundred years old and one a thousand years old, almonds, peaches and cherries, and a vineyard are sources of revenue

Offering spectacular views into the hills and night skies, this continuous tract of organically farmed land is an exceptional property within the region.

The stone “mas” (rural country house) was built in 1723,extended in 1877, and extensively modernized in the 1990s.

The house offers 424 m2  or 4,563 squqre feet on three floors, with a footprint of 16m x 18m or 53 x 59 feet.

It has been extended and reformed over the last 15 years to support a successful farm bed and breakfast business (vivienda de turismo rural) providing tourist accommodation in 6 double bedrooms or suites (all with en-suite bathrooms), as well as a sizable private apartment. (All of these could be refurnished to accommodate additional persons)

The large dining-room can easily accommodate a small restaurant, (click on photos)

as can the kitchen.

There is gas-fired central heating throughout and power is drawn from solar panels, a windmill and a generator. Water is obtained from a spring, rainwater cisterns and from mains to the village.

It is possible to extend the farmhouse and/or to build additional buildings.

The Farmhouse - details

Ground Floor:
Sitting room -14 m2 or 151 ft2
Pantry - 6 m2 or 45 ft2
Boiler room -12 m2 or 130 ft2
Storeroom/bodega -70 m2 or 754 ft2 (partially carved out of rock)
Open room -11 m2 or 119 ft 2 

Bedroom - 8  m2 or 86 ft.2- with en-suite bathroom

Suite - 45 m2 or 484 ft 2 with bedroom, bathroom 8 m2 or 86 ft2, and living-room opening onto a private garden.

First Floor

Entry hall - 11m2 or 119 ft2
Sitting room - 16 m2 or 172 ft2
Kitchen - 20 m2 or 215 ft2
Traditional Bread Oven
Pantry - 4 m2 or 43 ft2
Dining room - 36 m2 or 388 ft2
Office -12 m2 or 129 ft2
Laundry room - 2 m2 or 22 ft2
2 bedrooms - 11 m2 or 119 ft2 and 13 m2 or 140 ft2 with en-suite bathrooms
2 junior suites - 28 m2 or 301 ft2 and 30 m2 or 323 ft2 with en-suite bathrooms

Second Floor:
Sitting room -10 m2 or 108 ft2

Bedroom -7 m2 or 75 ft2 - with washbasin

3 bedrooms -13 m2 or 140 ft2, 16 m2 or 172 ft2, 16 m2 or 172 ft2 -each with en-suite bathroom.

 Total surface area 424 m2 or 4,563 ft 2

Outbuildings: Garage for tractor and farm equipment (70m2 or 753 ft2); carport; 2 fenced corrals (previously used as hen houses), old wine cellar (bodega) with three stone-walled cisterns, each of 1.9 x 1.8 x 2.5m (8550 litres), for storing wine or olive-oil.

The house and garden sheds are fully equipped, and all furnishings and farm equipment are included in the sale. 
The ideal buyer would be an individual, couple, family or organization devoted to the preservation of the environment, who understand the deep value of organic farming, take pleasure  in rural life, are interested in providing a refuge to tourists and are eager to participate in and explore the warm and vivid local culture and perhaps have innovative ideas for the use of this benevolent and tranquil refuge
For those interested in a second home or simply a secure investment, the property could be managed locally for the short or long term or for a period of transition.
It is with profound regret that this beloved property is being privately offered for sale.

For additional photos, information, agricultural and guesthouse revenues and for pricing or for information regarding guesthouse rates, local tours, workshops and retreats, or organic product information 

please contact: 
telephone 00 33 6 16 07 38 06