This impressive historic Hacienda is located in the Sierra Norte de Sevilla, 1.5 km from the town of Cazalla de la Sierra, 1h 15 minutes from Seville and its airport.
The property needs reform in its entirety, however, it retains some constructive and ornamental details that demonstrate the importance in the past. In the 16th century, it was a farmhouse that was used as a winery and had all the fields full of vines until in the 18th century a plague caused the plantations to be replaced by olive trees. The hacienda became an oil mill with the tower, which today is kept in a reasonable condition, as a counterweight on the main beam to move the stones of the mill from which the oil is extracted. Due to its prominent pillars, the architecture may be related to the Cazalla church. At the entrance you can see a decapitated sculpture of Saint Bartholomew.
Access to the hacienda is through a large gate that leads into a cobbled courtyard, with buildings that were used for the mill on the left.
Due to structural deterioration, it is currently an inaccessible area. However, the structure of wooden beams and tiles can be observed. As well as the arches that connect the different galleries. At the back of the farmhouse are the two galleries that have survived over time. On the façade of the mill there is a tile that represents Santa Eulalia.
The other end of the farmhouse was used as a barn and stables for cattle. There are visible remains of the stone walls that surrounded the corral to which the animals had access. In the right part of the inner courtyard, were the houses.
Currently you can access this area that could be divided into three parts. The first is the one for the owner’s stay. It has a great fireplace inside the kitchen, in addition to the traditional structure of beams and tiles. The second part of the building was for the workers and the third for the animals.
At the back of the house, you can also see the remains of an old pool.
The property has 15 hectares of fertile land surrounding the hacienda. They have a 200-year-old olive grove that is still in production, of the Zorzaleña variety that is specific to this area. The flat land around the house is used as a vegetable and fruit orchard and where we can find fruit trees such as cherry, fig, pear, walnut and chestnut trees.
There is a spring with enough flow that guarantees the supply that previously reached the old pool and is now redirected to a new one, from where they irrigate the field.
There is no connection to the electricity grid.
It is an ideal property for a boutique hotel or a private home dedicated to the exclusive production of olive oil from its centuries-old olive trees. If the future owner wanted, more land could be bought around the farm.