ANTIQUE HENEQUEN HACIENDA WITH HUGE LAND (YPS-02-0025)
- Updated On:
- August 14, 2022
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 3,000,000 m2 Lot
- 1,500 m2 Area Size
The Yucatan Peninsula is truly a beautiful spot. Nature is not stingy with its charms here. The lush green of the extensive forests and grassy areas spoils the eye as well as the azure blue of the fantastic Caribbean beaches and those on the Gulf of Mexico. The sun here regularly ensures a good attitude towards life and is a constant companion on all excursions to explore the countless attractions and sights all over the country. Yucatan’s fiery red sunrises and sunsets are just spectacular, every day anew. Maya Ruins of Xcambo The entire region is world-famous for the legacies of the ancient Mayan civilization, which can still be admired today as silent witnesses in the form of numerous historical sites such as Chichen Itzá or Uxmal or can be actively experienced in direct contact with the descendants of the Maya.
Centuries after the fall of the Maya culture, the henequen (sisal) production of Yucatans also achieved world fame. The robust fiber, which was obtained from the agave in a relatively complex process, was mainly used to manufacture ship ropes, which were exported all over the world via the port of Sisal. The agaves were cultivated on huge plantations that were spread over the entire peninsula. The center of each plantation was a hacienda, a mostly magnificent country residence of the plantation owners, equipped with all the rooms and machines for cultivating the land.
One of these once magnificent properties is for sale here and is waiting to shine in new splendor. With over 450 hectares, the property has a usable area that is well above the market average. Since the hacienda has not been cultivated for years, it is mostly unused land with the vegetation typical of the Yucatan.
The entire complex has two residential buildings. With its imitated bell tower, the imposing pillar terrace, and the surrounding ponds with water lilies, the original main house still transports the elegant hacienda charm from the time it was built. This charm continues inside.
The heart of the house is the large dining room, around which the kitchen, living room, a further room, and two bedrooms with their own bathroom are gathered. The heavy solid wood furniture, partly real antiques, which are included in the price, create a very special nostalgic ambiance. The doors and windows, also made of solid wood, contribute likewise to the great atmosphere. Consistently high beam ceilings in combination with the imposing natural stone masonry (Mamposteria) ensure a pleasant room climate even on particularly hot summer days.
Behind the house is a large pool with two deep basins. Two well-laid-out walkways connect the pool area with the second house, a modern, two-story building. The ground floor houses a kitchen, a central dining room, a living room, a bedroom, and a large bathroom. Despite its later construction date compared with the first house, the ground floor of this house also has high wooden beam ceilings for a pleasant indoor climate. The second floor provides two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom. A special highlight is the large, all-around balcony, which allows great views over the entire region.
In addition to the two residential buildings, the hacienda also has a chapel and a ballroom for up to 300 people. The ballroom is adjacent to the beautiful ruins of the original Henequen production facilities and includes a large kitchen area and sanitary facilities. All buildings are connected to the CFE public power grid. The water supply is self-sufficient via its own well.
The advantageous location not far from Mérida and the Gulf Coast opens up many possible uses for this estate. In addition to its original function as a farm and family residence, it could also be used as an extraordinary natural boutique hotel, as a retreat for executives, as a living space for self-sufficient people and supporters of the “farm-to-table” concept, as well as a multi-generation family estate or simply as a second home.
- VERY LARGE LOT
- IDEAL FOR FRUIT GROWING
- FURNISHED LIVING AREA (SOME ANTIQUES)
- GREAT LOCATION CLOSE TO MÉRIDA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO
MAIN HOUSE NO. 1 | HACIENDA STYLE | ONE FLOOR
- Two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
- Large central dining room
- Living room
- Entrance hall / further room
- Large covered front terrace (wooden construction)
- Large covered main terrace (stone construction with columns and arches)
- Decorative ponds with water lilies all around the house
- Large pool
- High wooden beam ceilings
- Original pasta tiles
- Imposing, strong, original Mamposteria construction (natural stone masonry)
- Beautiful solid wood doors and windows in good condition
- Ceiling fans
- Decorative chandeliers
MAIN HOUSE NO. 2 | MODERN STYLE | TWO FLOORS
- 3 bedrooms (1 on 1st floor / 2 on 2nd floor)
- 2 bathrooms (1 on 1st floor / 1 on 2nd floor)
- Central dining room
- Large living room
- Covered terrace
- Large, all-around balcony with elegant iron railing
- High wooden beam ceilings (ground floor)
- Original pasta tiles
- Beautiful solid wood doors and windows in good condition
GARDEN AREA | FURTHER CONSTRUCTIONS
- Very large garden area with impressive kapok trees (Ceiba), palm trees, and tropical plants
- The garden/property of the second main house is spatially separated
- Nice chapel with
- High beam ceilings
- Balcony for the choir
- Sexton’s room
- Former Henequen production facility with
- Large hall for up to 300 people
- Kitchen area
- Sanitary area
- Decorative ruin
- Very large farm area
- Ideal for growing plants
GENERAL TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
- Electricity via CFE network
The hacienda is ideally located halfway between Mérida and the beautiful beaches of San Crisanto and Santa Clara. The proximity to the picturesque communities of Cansahcab and Motul is not only attractive from a tourist point of view, but it also makes the supply of all everyday goods particularly practical thanks to short distances.
Motul, especially the well-preserved city center, is now a popular destination for tourists and local day-trippers. They all enjoy the famous “Huevos Motuleños”, a delicious dish that Motul has made famous far beyond the borders of the Yucatan. Mérida The north of Merida can be easily reached in around 40 minutes by car via Carretera 176, a modern four-lane motorway. The prosperous capital of Yucatan offers the comfort and the interesting, lively lifestyle of a modern city. Visit the impressive historic center, dine in good restaurants, stroll down the Paseo Montejo, Mérida’s famous boulevard, enjoy the numerous museums, theaters, and cinemas, immerse yourself in the Mayan culture or simply go to one of the large shopping centers shopping. In addition, many large North American retail chains such as Costco, Wal-Mart, or Home Depot have at least one market here.
Relaxation and a maritime lifestyle can be found about 30 km north on the white sandy beaches and in the palm groves of Santa Clara. Here life has a particularly relaxed rhythm! The hinterland is just as spectacular as the coast itself. It is a paradise for all nature lovers. The huge brackish water lagoon with its extensive mangrove forest is home to spectacular fauna and flora. Aside from the majestic pelicans, the elegant flamingos are probably the most popular and the alligators are the rarest species to find here.
The proximity to the capital Mérida and numerous smaller idyllic villages as well as the attractive beaches of Santa Clara make the Hacienda the ideal location for everyone who wants to live in a peaceful, rural setting with easy access to the sea and a big city.
DISTANCES FROM HACIENDA
- Motul Center｜22 km (14 mi)｜20 min
- Santa Clara (Beach)｜30 km (19 mi)｜30 min
- Maya Ruins of Xcambó｜48 km (30 mi)｜45 min
- Mérida Altabrisa (northern part)｜53 km (33 mi)｜40 min
- Mérida Int. Airport｜80 km (50 mi)｜1:05 hrs
- Maya Ruins of Chichen Itza｜120 km (75 mi)｜1:45 hrs
- Cancún Int. Airport｜300 km (186 mi)｜3:25 hrs
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