An ancient Roman bridge, which has now all but gone, and a Roman cobble stone road can both be found only 300 meters away from the property, bearing witness to the interest that this region has always arisen since ancient times. The river was a source of gold and its water powered mills and waterwheels while the bountiful land produced olive oil, wine, beans, pulses and vegetables. The Mediterranean forest yielded honey, cork and hunting game hence providing sustenance much coveted by our ancestors.
Water was supplied to the farm by two beautiful wells with waterwheels, still intact but maybe needing some attention, and by a weir which brought water to the house and fields through a water canal. This weir, less than 200 meters from the house now in ruins, is in excellent condition and is one of the many jewels from the past that can still found along the Arecez river. This enchanting brook, burbling along the edge of the property, is also edged by an almost intact corridor of ancient trees holding memories of a time when humans and nature lived here in perfect harmony.
Near the house there are two tanks, one with water from the stream and the other with drinking water from a water spring a few meters away. This sophisticated technology put to use in order to harness all water sources available on site are an inheritance from a past which, although remote, mirrors well the value it had to the Moors who occupied this territory for more than four hundred years.
Although the house was abandoned many years ago the owners have made some recent investments on the property by planting a new olive grove and new vineyards. There are also some walnut trees and other fruit trees.
The more than one hundred meters of riverfront, the close proximity to the weir, its secluded and untouched location with so many interesting landmarks of the past, as well as the many river beaches in its vicinity are this property’s main attractions. Furthermore, the many existing nature trails along the river in an environment with high biodiversity also add to the interest of this property.
Access to the property is good and by dirt roads in good condition.
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An ideal property for self-sufficiency and off-grid living yet only a short drive from all local amenities, in an area of native forest, with no eucalyptus or pine. Close to civilization yet secluded in beautiful and untouched natural surroundings, this is a unique property not to be missed.
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