This gorgeous 7-hectare property near Paute has fruit orchards, a pine forest and a 2-bedroom house and is located in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. The 7-year old property has a lovely natural spring-fed reservoir (that could easily be stocked with tilapia or other fish), 150 cherimoya trees, 175 guava trees, 30 lemon and orange trees, walnut and avocado trees, and a pine forest with 10,000 pine trees.

Nestled in the hills between Paute and Guachapala about 45 minutes from the historic World Heritage Site City of Cuenca, the property is only 5 minutes off the main road between the two towns and is easily accessed by a short dirt road that takes you directly up to the house.

The 2-bedroom 140 square meter home sits atop a hill overlooking the valley below with spectacular mountain, valley, and orchard views. A beautifully crafted stone stairway leads up to the house that also includes a small porch and terrace area.

The home has an open-space living room with a working fieldstone and brick fireplace, a dining room with a table that could seat six, a kitchen with a small bar area and lots of wooden cabinetry, and one bathroom. There is flat land around the home suitable for expansion should you want to build out the living space. The home is furnished and all furnishings come with the purchase price.

The perfectly manicured and prolific orchard is abundant with fruit trees and has an ingenious irrigation system that utilizes rods that are attached to bases placed throughout the farm and fed by the lake/reservoir that irrigate the various garden areas.

A seasoned gardener and a property manager are available to work the land and take care of the house if you would like to have additional help overseeing the property.

Electricity is already installed and Internet is easily connected. There is room for greenhouses and there are no restrictions for commercial buildings in the area should you want to sell your “bounty” commercially.

This beautiful 7-hectare property is located just minutes away from the small village of Guachapala — a quaint farming village with friendliness and charm. If you need something quickly, there are small convenience stores located there. You will also find a car wash, small restaurants, a taxicab service, a police station, a new sports arena and soccer field, and even a children’s water park with a refreshment area.

A ten-minute drive takes you to the bustling town of Paute, where you’ll find shops, restaurants, banks, hardware stores, building supplies, medical clinic, and a full hospital. There is also a year-round farmers market with every kind of fresh fruit and vegetables imaginable.

The listing price for this exceptional orchard with mature fruit trees, a 10,000 + pine forest and a hilltop home is $184,000.