4 Bed Townhouse – Alora
€150,000 Guide Price
Property SummarySpanish Townhouse
Built 202m² • 4 Beds • 3 Baths • Terraces 60m² • Plot 0m² • reference: R2973578
Totally reformed and modernised townhouse in excellent condition.
The property is built around a typical Spanish courtyard that leads up to a wrap-around terrace with fantastic views. On this level is also a guest bedroom and bathroom.
As you enter the house there is a double bedroom on either side opening up onto a large living room with double doors onto the courtyard. From this space is the spacious master bedroom and ensuite bathroom.
The modern L-shaped kitchen and dining room is located opposite the living room. The property also has the added benefit of a garage, a rarity in a townhouse.
About Álora - There's a certain atmosphere that crops up here and there in Southern Spain that is hard to define. We'll call it 'Sunday afternoon syndrome'. A kind of slow-paced, shut-off sensation, where everybody seems to be waiting for something more exciting to happen, such as Monday morning. This sensation can afflict some of Spain's more rural areas thanks to their very makeup, sleepy, remote and lightly populated.
To the uninitiated, Álora is a place of perennial 'Sunday afternoon syndrome'. It can be enjoyable, all of that 'shops are shut let's relax and take it easy' way of living, but after a while it can get, dare we say, slightly boring, and no amount of stunning mountain backdrops, cute and quaint streets or wealth of history can alleviate it. Álora has all this, and more. Or is it less? Does this sleepy village 40km north of Málaga have enough to tempt the expat property buyer so far inland?
Well that really depends. Álora is undoubtedly pretty; it's situated in the heart of some extremely hilly terrain; the bundle of white-washed houses, churches and bodegas a dazzling smudge on an otherwise pristine natural horizon. But rather than detract from the beauty, Álora augments it. The village is steeped in history (dating back to Phoenician times) and has retained its distinctive character despite the rapid transformation this corner of Spain has been through in recent decades.
As a result, Álora is not the kind of village you can just stick a pin in a map and set off for; you really have to be prepared to do some homework to make the move worthwhile. You will need to learn to speak at least some Spanish. You will need to adapt to a slower pace of life. You will need to learn to not only accept but embrace Spanish customs. You will need to fuse your identity with that of the locals. This is no place for expat enclaves - this is real, true, authentic Andalucía. If you're prepared for all that entails, then Ãlora might just be the very place for you.