Altitude — between 700 and 900 metres above sea level.
Access — direct access from the N7000 road to Colmenar, which connects to the A7.
22 km to the centre of Málaga, 25 minute drive.
34 km from Málaga Costa del Sol International Airport, 30 minutes.
80 km from Marbella, 1 hour drive.
150 km from The Sierra Nevada ski resort, 2 hour drive.
This extraordinary property covers hill sides and a valley facing east with a total area of 800,000 square metres (200 acres). Fourteen kilometres of tracks are accessible by car and fully suitable for riding and walking.
Built in 1678 by a German settler (J. Hincer), the hacienda is a two-storey U shaped building around a central courtyard. The present owners completely renovated the property between 1973-1976 and have maintained it to a high standard.
The total house area is 800 Square metres (8,611.13 Square feet).
The main entrance to this magnificent home features a graceful terrace with a fountain dating to the 18th Century.
The ground floor is 100 square metres with five metre high beamed ceilings. The sophisticated entrance features hand carved wooden doors and bespoke metal-work ‘rejas’. An L shaped sitting room and library is highlighted by two substantial fireplaces; one being an inglenook.
This floor also benefits from an impressive dining hall with direct access to a shaded terrace.
Additionally the main kitchen, WC, walk-in pantry, and gymnasium with sauna and jacuzzi are accessible on the main floor.
A separate machine room houses the boiler and electrical fuse boxes.
An additional sizeable, if rustic, kitchen has direct access to the beautiful terrace outside the main entrance. It is indespensible for evening drinks in the summer, and makes outdoor entertaining in the winter sun an absolute pleasure.
Access to the first floor by a staircase with light filtering through a stained-glass window featuring a lynx, comissioned by the current owners by a local artist. A lift with access from both inside and outside is also available, making coming home with suitcases and shopping effortless.
This floor boasts an ensuite master bedroom and sitting room with breathtaking views.
There are five further double bedrooms, two full family bathrooms and a library / study room.
An impressively sized TV / cinema room with high beamed ceilings and wood burning fireplace can also be found on this floor.
The house is fully furnished with Spanish antique and reproduction furniture. Beckstein semi-grand piano, in need of some repair, Satellite TV, Telephone and WiFi should you require connection to the outside world.
The ground floor features a large cloak room with a kitchen / pantry, and private access through the kitchen could be easily arranged.
The first floor features a comfortable double bedroom with an en suite dressing room and separate shower room.
Separate quarters for staff comprise a two storey dwelling with living room, kitchen, four bedrooms and two toilets / showers.
Additional units include:
Tractor house with Carrara track tractor, working Land Rover, Range Rover and farm equipment.
Five dog kennels
Large warehouse / garage (250 square meters)
Two storey gate house with living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom in need of modernisation.
Secluded swimming Pool Terrace with breathtaking views of the valley towards the village of Comares and further to the Sierra de la Tejeda.
The pool is heated with solar power and measures 7.5 x 5m and a depth of 1.9 metres.
There is a pool house and changing room, BBQ area, machine room, and a Loo with a View.
An all-weather tennis court, in need of some repair. Flood lights have been installed so competition need not stop at dusk!
There is a tennis house with changing area, a wash basin and an outdoor shower.
El Lince benefits from two water sources and three wells of fresh potable water ensuring a constant supply for both the house and farm. There are two additional one-hundred cubic meter water deposits.
There is access to mains electricity in high-tension with a transformer house and 220V distribution to the Hacienda.
Additional support can be employed via the generator house with a 25 kw generator.
Heating and Hot Water are provided by an oil boiler with 8,000 litre fuel tank.
The main house enjoys central heating throughout. Solar wall and solar panels provide full hot water throughout the months of May - November.
The land is mostly planted with olive trees with an average yearly production of 30 tons of olives. Additionally, terraced almond trees produce approximately 5 tons annually.
Forests of mainly cork trees, oak trees, eucalyptus, pines, carob and cypresses surround El Lince, providing a sensation of unrivaled beauty and privacy.
Furthermore there is a small avocado plantation and various fruit trees including orange, grapefruit, lemon, fig, pear, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, walnuts, bay and chestnuts. There are also some terraces with irrigation for roses and flowering plants.
All the above require little labour to maintain. At the moment the land is fully maximised by a staff of two. One of them lives in the staff quarters with his wife who works as a housekeeper.
The gate house is two storey and includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
There is also a laundry room and a boiler-house which houses the oil fired central heating boiler which serves the radiators throughout the house and which in conjunction with solar panels also heats the domestic hot water and the pool.
There is also a wellness suite which has a large 6/7 person Jacuzzi, sauna for 8, a shower and space for gym equipment.
The swimming pool and pool terrace is a few steps away from the main terrace and enjoys uninterrupted views over the countryside. There is a pool bar with barbecue and a changing room. A short walk leads you up to a full sized all weather tennis court which has floodlighting for the summer evenings.
The garden areas include a stunning covered "lovers" walk with covered arches and resting spaces affording open views over the countryside and there is also a charming water garden and water features.
The land is mostly planted with olive trees (Producing on average 30 tons p.a.) and almond trees (5 tons). There are forests of cork oak trees together with Eucalyptus, Pines, Carob and Cypresses. Additionally there is a small avocado plantation together with fruit trees including oranges, lemons, figs, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, walnuts and chestnuts. There are also some irrigated terraces. Currently the land is managed and worked by a staff of 2.
The garage / work shop extends to 250 m2 (space for 6 + cars and there is also a workshop, tractor house (Carrara track tractor, land rover and farm equipment included). There are also 5 kennels.
Central heating with radiators by oil. There is a Wolf boiler and 8,000 litre oil storage tank. The property has main electricity with a back-up 25 KW generator . Water including drinking water comes from 2 separate sources and 3 wells guaranteeing a constant source for the house and land. There are 2 storage tanks of 100 m3 each