Stunning olive mill for sale set in a unique location
We are excited to offer this stunning former olive mill, set in a jaw-dropping environment.
The whole property consists of 1.700 sq m plot and a stone building of 294 sq in the footprint. The building itself is set on 3 floors, totalling nearly 600m2, with the possibility to add a further 150m2 if required.
The current arrangement is set up to host large groups of people comfortably.
Ground floor :
18 double beds in shared occupancy rooms.
3 roomy showers
3 wash basins
Catering kitchen, capable of catering for groups larger than 100.
Common room of 100m2 with 2 large couches, tables and benches and wood burning fire set in old olive press.
4 private ensuite rooms with king orthopaedic mattresses, showers and toilets in every room.
Tool storage room.
Linen washing room.
Hot water facilities (including solar system).
Common area of 30m2 with 2 large couches, often used for cinema area, but also yoga.
3 private rooms with showers.
Bathroom with jacuzzi bath and toilet.
Kitchen with marble countertops, electric oven and fridge.
Common area of 50m2.
Balcony used for office and piano.
The garden features a plunge pool with decking, a shaded terrace, fire pit, pizza oven, spit roast and grill area, large terrace capable of sitting 40 people on tables and benches, a waterfall, chicken coop set into old olive press, and large flat lawn. Access to the river to swim and paddle can be made in 3 locations. There is lighting in most areas of the outside, and access to electricity through outdoor sockets. 4 orange trees, 2 lemon trees, climbing vines, grapes, nectarine and other fruit trees border the land. There is a pump that uses river water to fill the pool/water the garden.
The building sits in the river valley of Podgrad, Stari Bar. Hiking paths pass the building into the ancient olive groves, over beautiful stone bridges. Mountains tower above, and the fortress of Stari Bar can be seen from the garden. There is a small shop 300m away, and the restaurants and cafes of Stari Bar can be reached within 8 minutes walk, along old paths, or driven to up the winding roads. Bar city and beaches are 4km/8 minutes drive.
Current function of the building.
It is currently set up as a retreat centre through the months of May, June, September and October and hosts back packers throughout the mid summer months. The season is longer than most due to the suitability for hosting yoga and artist retreats. The staff resides on the top floor, which can be separated from the rest of the building and has its own entrance. This is also where the owners live during off season. The building has been known to sleep in excess of 40 people comfortably, and hosts weddings, parties, conferences, staff team building weekends, photographic retreats, yoga and many other events.
Built in roughly 1867, the building was a water powered mill, making olive oil, soap and apparently fabrics at one time. A lot of the stones were scavenged from the old town as it turned to ruin. This is apparent by the carved stones featuring family emblems and other decorative embellishments. In 2016 it was stripped to its external 4 walls, repaired and repointed, had its foundations replaced, and a concrete frame inserted within the stone walls to ensure its stability for decades to come. An extra floor was inserted, and new slabs poured. The plumbing, electricity and roof were completely renewed, and work was done to landscape the garden area. Since 2017 it has been operating as accommodation throughout the months of May-November.