This unique 19th century house, cataloged as an Artistic Historical Monument of the City of Motril and anchored in the heart of the Costa Tropical of Granada, is situated on a beautiful hill from which you can see unparalleled views of the sea, Sierra Nevada, the “Vega” of Motril and Salobreña.
It has a total area of 660m2.
The living rooms, spacious and with fireplaces, are ideal places for conversation and reading. The presence of music envelops the environment in a pleasant and peaceful way. Various family objects are added to the decoration, giving the place a very personal style. A 220m2 terrace, on the outside and surrounded by nature, is the ideal setting to savor tasty breakfasts and savor the tropical fruits of our garden under the magic sunlight of Andalusia.
It is without a doubt, a place created to enjoy.
This enclave is named after a famous English botanist of Jewish origin called Bates, who worked under the orders of the Catholic Monarchs, as recorded in the archives of the late fifteenth century, studied by the local historian D. Manuel Dominguez.
It was also the residence of a son of Beatriz Galindo, governess of the Catholic Monarchs. The Count of Bornos bought the house, where there was also a watchtower.
At the end of the Muslim era there was a linen factory and a sugar factory.
At the beginning of the 17th century it was acquired by Alonso de Contreras, ruler of Motril and founder of the current Church of the Augustinians. During that time a paper mill was installed, later changed into a flour mill.
The Jiménez Caballero family, some of whose members were eminent politicians, also ran this hacienda, inhabiting a small palace built in the 18th century in the northern part of the estate, which was later burned during the civil war.
Before, in 1898, Mr. José Jiménez Caballero ordered the construction of the current building, a hunting lodge for guests, whose iron structure was designed by Gustave Eiffel and which remained inhabited by the family until the 70s.
But it was his daughter Dña. Eladia Jiménez de las Cuevas who was the true promoter of the primitive gardens.
In 1994, its current owners, the Rodríguez Martín Feriche family, started an intense work to rehabilitate the gardens and the house that lasted almost three years, turning the state into a rural house in 1999, for enjoyment of all its guests.