Casa de Cabra is a traditional Canarian farmhouse, first registered in the year 1900, and now restored, with many original features, as a home for 21st century living. It is located in the village of Maguez, in the north of Lanzarote.
The property consists of a three bedroom main house, plus a charming one bedroom Casita.
In traditional style; the house is constructed with all rooms leading from an enclosed patio (courtyard) which one enters direct from the front door.
Patio: A tranquil space (5.5x4.2m) featuring a grape vine, original pottery water filter and colourful plants. Doors connect to all other rooms, and a staircase leads to the upper floor.
Kitchen/dining room/lounge: A remarkable room (9.0x3.5m) with an installed modern kitchen, spacious dining area, and lounge featuring an original cooking grill, oven, and wood-burning fire.
With windows to all four walls, plus a door to the garden, this is a light and spacious place, and the heart of the property!
Bedroom: Double sized (4.2x3.9m) with atmospheric, wall mounted lights. Door into Dressing Room (3.2x2.6m). Double wardrobes, and full-length mirror. Connects with Bathroom (3.9x3.2m). Featuring modern, walk-in shower, WC, bidet, and wash-basin.
Office (4.4mx3.8m). The owners have converted one room into an office and computer centre. An archway connects directly into the living room (4.6x3.7m)with soft lightingand comfortable sofas.
Bedroom 2 (4.0x3.8m). Double sized with fitted wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 (4.2x3.8m). Double sized with fitted wardrobe.
Ensuite (2.7x2.1m). Shower, WC, bidet, and wash-basin.
Terrace (5.3x4.6m). A sun-trap!
"Casita la Cabra" has a separate entrance and parking area. The Casita is registered as a ‘Casa Rural’ in appreciation of its architectural and historic importance. The guests benefit from:
Kitchen/lounge (7.5x2.7m) with fully equipped kitchen, breakfast bar, TV, and casual furnishings.
Dining/relaxing terrace (3.5x2.7m). A secluded space, surrounded by, and with views to the gardens. Staircase to
Large bedroom (7.2x3.3m) with double bed and fitted wardrobe.
Bathroom (3.8x2.2m). Shower, WC and wash-basin.
Terrace (5.5x3.8m). Another sun-trap!
A lovely space with stunning views across the village to mountains in one direction, and the sea in the other.
Accessed from the kitchen of the main house, and the terrace of the Casita. The gardens are mature, with three lovely palm trees, pepper trees, a (highly productive) fig tree, almond tree, fabulous range of cactus, assorted native, colourful plants, plus an original well and aljibe.
Directly outside the main house is a shaded terrace where the owners have installed patio furniture and a Jacuzzi.
Maguez and the surrounding area:
The village of Maguez is a small (population 400) farming village with a mini-market, traditional food shop, post office, three bars and a church which is one of the works of Cesar Manrique. It is less than 2 kilometres from Haria, the main centre of the municipality. Haria has an Ayuntamiento, and Saturday market.
Maguez is surrounded by worked fields and mountains, and is only 5 kilometres from lovely Arrieta beach. Fantastic fish restaurants on the coast, and meat restaurants inland are all readily available.
Life here is traditional, simple, and relaxed.