Beautiful Rustic Spanish Farmhouse for Sale

For sale: An 18th-century rustic farmhouse situated in a shallow mountainous valley of olive groves, and surrounded by 54 hectares of olive and almond orchards, vineyards and pine forest.

Escape the stress of the cement city, and come live off gird in the heart of deep rural Spain. Live a sustainable, regenerative, and off-the-grid lifestyle, respecting and honouring the earth, mother nature, and the gentle rhythms of nature.

All Nature

Hidden deep in the Spanish mountains in a region called the Matarraña (often referred to as the Tuscany of Spain), our 18th-century stone farmhouse and glamping area offers you a cozy retreat to reconnect with nature. Olive grove-lined terraces both ascend up into the surrounding pine forest, and tumble down into fields of oats and more olive trees. Walk beyond the olive groves, and you’ll reach almond orchards and vineyards — Garnacha, Muscat, Merlot, All de Llebre, Cariñena. Sleep under a million stars and wake surrounded by nature.

The farmhouse is surrounded by various garden areas, a south-facing greenhouse, a swimming pool, wild fig trees and aromatic herbs, such as rosemary, thyme and parsley. Further on, you have oak and pine forests, as well as an extensive reserve of mature and abundantly bearing fruit trees. Some of the 950 olive trees (Empeltre and Arbequina) are more than 300 years old, with one in particular dating over 1,000 years old. 

In addition, there are 400 almond trees (Largueta, Marcona and Molla), as well as a variety of fruit trees, such as peach, nectarine, quince, apricot, apple, loquat and cherry. The farm also includes 4 hectares of wine-producing vineyards (Muscat, Merlot, All de Llebre, Garnacha, Cariñena and Monastrell).

Over the past 30 years or so, the farmhouse has been expanded and reformed to support a successful Bed & Breakfast (with a 9,0 rating) in two considerable suites and three double bedrooms (all with en-suite bathroom and lovely views of the countryside), as well as a significant private apartment and additional guest room. (All these rooms can accommodate additional persons). 

There is a pleasant library/guest dining room, as well as a large living room with its hand-crafted stone walls, terra cotta tile floor, wooden-beamed ceiling, fireplace and grand windows that overlook both the gorgeous olive-tree terraced valley below and the stone tower of the 200-person village of Torre del Compte in the distance. 

Mas del Pi is on mains water, receives its heat and hot water via either propane or wood through a central heating system, and power is drawn from 24 solar panels with a large back-up German diesel generator. There is a metal tower built for a windmill, and groundwater can be obtained from a nearby natural underground spring, and rainwater cisterns are set up for the gardens and greenhouse.

It is possible to extend the farm and/or build additional buildings.

Farm Details

This beautiful 8-bedroom farmhouse is 629 m2, distributed over 3 floors, including 14 rooms, 10 bathrooms, a subterranean stone wall bodega, and 200 m2 of outside gardens. Originally built in 1723, with later additions and modifications, the fully functioning house offers updated electric, mains water, a plentiful solar system, as well as excellent road access. 

Located in the heart of the countryside, in the preserved and undulating Matarraña, our property is located in an old region of the ancient Knights Templar. Known as “The Tuscany of Spain,” the Matarraña is where Aragon, Catalonia and Valencia converge in a stunningly beautiful mountainous Mediterranean landscape. 

Close to Barcelona, the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean’s Delta del Ebro, the Matarraña is a center for ecotourism. Fill your free time visiting the crystal clear rivers, pristine lakes, rugged mountains, unspoiled villages and traditional cultural events, or enjoy mushroom hunting, horseback riding, myriad wildlife and bird-watching — with a plethora of eagles, vultures, hawks and songbirds.

Located 20 minutes from one of Spain’s most picturesque villages, Valderrobres, Mas del Pi sits at an altitude of 600 meters and is privately situated at the end of its own forest road. On clear days, from certain points of the property, the snow-capped Pyrenees come into view, or you can look out over the Els Ports mountains. Along the farmhouse’s west walls, immense windows offer views of spectacular sunsets that cast their ebbing light on the terraced olive groves in the valley below.

The Estate

Rustic farmhouse set in 54 hectares of olive and almond orchards, vineyards and pine forest.

The Area

Discover Matarraña, the ‘Tuscany of Spain’
Villages

Matarraña is full of quaint, hilltop villages where you can wander around the centuries-old cobblestone streets, rest your feet at an outdoor cafe and taste the delicious local tapas.

Nature

Many of us have lost touch with the subtleties and sublime beauty of simple nature. Taking the time to really listen to all the sounds of the countryside. Unplug, relax and feel nature. 

Activities

Cycle along old railroad lines; walk in the forest; visit nearby villages; dip into the clear rivers; horse ride; look out over the majestic Els Ports mountain range or do nothing at all, the choice is up to you.

Food

Green and black olives from our farm; hand-cut crispy potatoes with homemade aioli; freshly plucked sautéed kale and Swiss chard; Teruel jamón; freshly baked bread — pick up some nibbles for a picnic or enjoy a meal in one of the local restaurants.