This gorgeous Ecuadorian dairy farm has 11 hectares of fertile land with 14 trout-filled reservoirs, a rustic two-bedroom home, a caretaker's house, and an oversized greenhouse. It is perfect for grazing, horse breeding, cattle ranching, agricultural pursuits, tree farming, a llama or alpaca farm, or simply enjoying the spectacular vistas that surround this countryside mountain delight.
Located approximately 2.800 meters above sea level, in the small Andean town of Tarqui, in Los Alamos, the property is about 30 minutes from the colonial city of Cuenca, in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable and is just 4 km. from the main paved Panamerican South highway. The area is home to expats who have horse farms and retiree homes in the vicinity, as well as affluent Ecuadorian businessmen, making this a safe and wonderful place to live, with welcoming neighbors and kindred spirits.
The access road to all of these properties is ballasted and maintained all year round. Fresh milk is delivered daily. In the community Los Alamos there is public transportation and the main Panamerican Highway serves as a direct route to Cuenca. The entire property is accessible by a private road carved out by the owner. The land has quality green grass comprised of a mixture of 5 different varieties: ryegrass, bluegrass, Trebol, and white and red grass. All of the paddocks are contained with fences on average of 60cm in height.
The perimeter of the property is marked with four-year-old pine trees, as well as cement posts and barbed wire The 14 micro and macros reservoirs scattered throughout the property provide water and irrigation for the property and have been stocked with trout and other fish for consumption or sales.
The 132 sq. meter house has two bedrooms -- each with double beds -- one good-sized bath, an open concept living and dining area leading into the kitchen, a storage and laundry area, and a beautiful fieldstone fireplace. All of the furnishings -- made of dried pine wood -- and appliances are included in the purchase price. The 56 sq. meter caretaker's house has two bedrooms and one bath, plus storage and an outdoor laundry area.
The large 276 sq. meter greenhouse is perfect for growing hydroponic plants, vegetable starters, flowers, and feed for the cattle. It also has room for raising cuy ... a traditional Ecuadorian delicacy. In addition to the greenhouse, there is 20 sq. meter storage room. The property has potable water with the water source located on the property. There is also an electric transformer belonging to the owner. The 15 KW electrical system provides a mechanical way to milk the cows. Water for irrigation is controlled by a dispersion system that waters the entire property via electronic pumps. The interior of the land is divided into sections with some reserved for the horses and others for cows. Currently, there are 35 cows on the property year-round (the cows are not included in the sale of the property.)
The listing price for this gorgeous dairy farm is $520,000 negotiable.