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URUGUAYAN COUNTRY HOUSE FOR SALE LA GALEA SAN JOSE, URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA
La Galea – situated in San Jose, Uruguay, is a property built in the early twentieth century by the wealthy landowner Joaquin Ilarraz, originally constructed for the purpose of serving as a hull for an Estancia comprising a land territory of 16, 000 hectares*. At that time, Illarraz employed a team of European architects and landscape artists to design the Country House and its Garden, giving the property as a whole an exceptional appearance. The property which today includes a Country House and 23 hectares (56. 8 acres) of Garden and Natural Forest Area, have undergone significant refurbishment and improvements during the years to incorporate the comfort of the XXI Century while still retaining its romantic original style. *For an historical account on La Galea, please refer to the book “Tierra De Promisión, El Uruguay en 1904” by Carlos M. Maeso (page 226; chapter “Estancia Ilarraz”), freely downloadable: http: //openlibrary. org/books/OL 6975582 M/Tierra_de_promisión
THE PROPERTY 1 – Country House 2 – The Garden 3 – Natural Forest 4 – Agricultural Area
A construction of 150 m 2, encompassing: • Three spacious bedrooms of 16 m 2 each THE COUNTRY HOUSE • Two bathrooms (one en suite, equipped with a jacuzzi) • A commodious luminous living room of 50 m 2 adorned with an original brick fireplace and large windows overlooking the park • A fully equipped kitchen • A washroom area for the service staff
THE COUNTRY HOUSE T R A D I T I O N A L E U R O P E A N S T Y L E , B U T W I T H A L L T H E A M E N I T I E S O F T H E 2 0 T H CENTURY
• A passageway of 150 meters, aligned with Palm Trees gives access to the Garden of 2 hectares (4. 9 acres), which harbors the Country House. THE GARDEN • The entrance to the house is adorned with a semicircle of Cypress, an artificial lake, Butia Palms, Pindo Palms and 4 Blue Cedars of 2 meters in diameter each. • Furthermore, the Garden accommodates: • a sheltered barbecue area of 30 m 2 • a greenhouse of 50 m 2 with irrigation system • a traditional windmill • a small animal farm of 1600 m 2 with various farmyard animals • a separate house for the service/household, of 40 m 2 and a shed of 80 m 2
THE GARDEN A BEAUTIFULLY ENGLISH DESIGNED PARK OF 2 HECTARES SURROUNDS THE COUNTRY HOUSE.
THE NATURAL FOREST • The Country House and its Park are situated amidst a Natural Forest of 19 hectares (47 acres) (certified by the Uruguayan Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries) also part of the property. • The Forest is home to a large variety of natural flora and fauna of the country, with more than 60 species of birds and native forest animals. • The forest has walking trails - ideal for a stroll, jogging, horseback riding, cycling or travelling the premises with any other vehicle to enjoy the nature.
NATURAL FOREST 19 ACRES OF PRIVATE NATURAL FAUNA AND FLORA, AND ESTABLISHED TRAILS TO ENJOY THE WILDERNESS IN PURE PEACEFULNESS.
AGRICULTURAL AREA There is a designated area of 2 hectares (4. 9 hectares) of land, suitable for agricultural purposes, and already seeded with season plantations including: • wheat • corn • grain sorghum Nevertheless, this area also offers an excellent opportunity to accommodate extra amenities according to ones own wishes. Ideas include: • constructing a football field, basketball court, squash wall, or area for any other sport • installing a personal Vineyard.
• La Galea is situated on the Guarani Aquifer, which endows the entire area with an abundance of water. Both the household water and irrigation water are supplied by a set of three pumps, one of which (the one used for irrigation) has a flow rate of 10, 000 liters of water per hour. FURTHER DETAILS • The land has a high CONEAT index, meaning that the soil quality has been analyzed and classified, based on Uruguayan National Standards, as having a high level of productivity. • The 19 hectares (47 acres) of Forest are exempt from taxation due to the fact that it is a Natural Forest Area (Certificate available upon request). While it is a Natural protected Area, the land owner is free to do as wished with the Forest. • The property counts with a team of permanent staff (at one’s disposal if desired) who have worked for many years in La Galea, including: a gardener, cleaners, and a coordinator in charge of managing and supervising the maintenance activities.
LOCATION La Galea is strategically located on the 85 th KM on the National Route 1 (5 KM southwards) in the department of San Jose. Key Distances: • 1 hour drive from the capital city of Montevideo. • 1 hour drive from the city of Colonia de Sacramento, declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. • 3 hours drive to the renown holiday beach resort of Punta del Este. • 2 hours by ferry from the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. • Short flying distances from Montevideo to the many corners of Brazil.
URUGUAY La Galea is situated in the countryside of Uruguay - a small Spanish speaking country, often referred to as the hidden Gem of South America, bordered by Brazil, Argentina and enriched with a long Atlantic coastline of beautiful beaches. For further information on Living & Investing in Uruguay, please refer to: http: //lagalea. net/Uruguay-Living. pdf http: //www. bbc. co. uk/news/world-latin-america-11397130
La Galea presents an excellent opportunity for: • Embarking upon a project of Eco/Agro-Tourism (further specific information available) • Establishing a charming Country Boutique Hotel (further specific information available) • Establishing a Yoga Retreat • (Early/temporary) retirement in Latin America • Owning a vacation house, enjoyable in all seasons, with the flexibility and space to restructure according to ones wishes and taste. • Investing in Uruguay FOR INQUIRIES OR REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS, PLEASE CONTACT: BERENICE FLORES BERENICE. [email protected] COM +598 -95951504 September 2013