Originally a monastery from 1790, it was rebuilt in 1970 and then renovated fully again by the current owners just a few years ago. The corner plot property is set over 2 floors with 3 of the bedrooms on the ground floor and the other 4 individualistic bedrooms including the master-suite and walk-in wardrobe are on the first floor via two separate winding staircases. Each bedroom has its own private outside area or terrace.
There are two entrances to the finca, the main entrance through the imposing heavy wood door, and the rear entrance reached through the garden which brings you into the incredible fully equipped yet ultra minimal styled kitchen.
There is also a separate apartment/pool house with an additional 2 bedrooms and kitchen which could be used as a music studio, art studio, or even office, overlooking the garden and the pool.
The land of almost 3000 sqm includes a luscious garden surrounding the villa on all sides with olive trees, beautiful lilac bougainvillea and various fruit trees such as apricot and fig.
The 40 sqm pool area can be reached directly from the kitchen, or via a lovely natural archway from the outdoor dining and relaxing area, or from the separate annex. There is also an outside kitchen and dining area, plus a well looked after grass lawn area reached via the rear entrance, and a driveway and double parking area from the main entrance around the other side of the house.
We can imagine a family living here all year round, with children at the local UK International School, or as a cool Summer hideout.
LOCATION – CENTRAL
Recommended Beaches : The beauty of being in the centre of the island is that most of the beaches are no more than a 20 minute drive away.
The heart of the island is spread across and between four of its towns, running from San Rafael in the southern part, through Santa Gertrudis and San Lorenzo, and up to San Miguel further to the north. Virtually all of the beaches are less than half an hour’s drive away.
Each of these towns has their own characteristics and identity, and of course gastronomic feasts galore, with the San Juan road which links them and is effectively the spine of the island, being known as ‘Restaurant Road’. This 7-8 km stretch of modernised road hosts none other than at least 10 must-try eateries, serving up anything from Meditteranean fusion and Thai, to Italian, Japanese and traditional Ibicenco fare. Pristine white washed churches, local schools, farms, and orange groves stretch across the Morna Valley, together with historic ruins and numerous Agroturismo hotels.
Of the four towns, Santa Gertrudis is perhaps the most amenable to tourists and locals alike (as well as being the largest), growing hugely in popularity over the last few years or so with Northern Europeans moving to Ibiza for the sun and relaxed island life, but also wanting to stay a little bit apart from the slightly more hedonistic south. Centred around a beautiful square surrounded by bars, restaurants, auction houses, and sports facilities, and just two minutes from the rapidly growing UK private school Morna International College, Santa Gertrudis provides a busy yet relaxed and positive vibe 365 days a year.