Property image S118

1920s splendour in a Navarran natural paradise. Burgos

Ref. S118

Period mansion perched on a natural rock bridge with exclusive views of the Nela River.
  • Price €400.000
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 500 m2 built area
  • 1.400 m2 plot size
This picture-perfect spot feels like something out of a storybook and was recently inaugurated as a member of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages in Spain. This accolade will give a boost to local efforts towards various projects, such as the pedestrianisation of the historic centre, restoration of the original bread oven, cattle crush and windmill and rehabilitation of nearby Playa de San Andrés. Today, you can take in the stunning panoramic views from the Mirador de San Andrés, which appears to float in mid-air above the landscape.

Here, in beautiful Las Merindades, a tranquil natural refuge north of Burgos, an early twentieth-century country mansion stands on an astonishing natural rock bridge, inspiring visions of an altogether more magical way of life. Over centuries, this remarkable natural monument was patiently sculpted by nature’s prodigious forces.

Once a gracious and elegant home, this 500-sqm gem is a real diamond in the rough. It will require a complete overhaul, but in return offers plenty of opportunities for expansion – occupying a 1,400-sqm plot, around 80% of the two upper floors, plus the basement and attic, are amenable to new additions.

The house stands among several south-facing tiered plots with glorious views from higher ground.

The setting could not be more stunning; Puentedey lies adjacent to the Ojo Guareña karst formation, a national monument, and is part of the Santander–Mediterranean Green Corridor. This ongoing project will one day form a long-distance walking and cycling route – similar to the Camino de Santiago – linking the Cantabrian and Mediterranean coasts.

A wealth of rewards await a buyer willing to restore some shine to a tarnished treasure in a truly sublime location, a unique opportunity for a very special family home or secluded hotel.

Dreaming of an extraordinary new life and ready to roll up your sleeves? We can’t wait to be a part of it.

Do you want to know more about this property?