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How are you doing? Greetings from Uruguay. I hope this message finds you in fine fettle.
I was contacted by Gerardo, one of my Uruguayan readers, whose retired parents are reluctantly giving up their country ranch. Gerardo thought that a Guru’Guay reader might be interested making it part of their future 🇺🇾
The property lies on 13 hectares—over thirty acres—of prime agricultural land with its own spring and river.
The location is strategic. You may be in the countryside yet the ranch is close to EVERYTHING.
The property is just minutes off the Ruta 8 highway. It takes just 30 minutes to drive to the international airport to the west and to the east, at the same distance, lie the sierras of Lavalleja—rugged rocky hill country which reminds my mum of Greece. Driving south you reach the deserted beaches of Uruguay’s ‘Gold Coast’ in just fifteen minutes. Right next door lies a small discrete boutique winery run by one of Uruguay’s most charming wine-makers.
Up until a few years ago, the ranch was a well-known centre for equine-therapy with over thirty horses. Nowadays the remaining handful of horses, which include prize-winning Appaloosa, are retired and the owners hope that the new owner will be delighted for them to continue to graze the grounds.
The ranchhouse was built in the 1990s in an old Spanish estancia style with a turret, a banqueting hall with cross-beams and a giant fireplace and a breezy three-metre wide porch.
The property is seated above an aquifer. Spring water provides drinking water for the house and stables. The river which crosses the property runs all year around.
Living in a semi-rural area can make some people feel a little nervous. So I asked the owners about how they would rate the safety of the neighbourhood. They told me that they feel very safe and added that in the three decades they’ve lived at La Tinaja they have had never had an incident involving crime including theft.
La Tinaja is located in Canelones, Uruguay’s second most important department.
Want to learn more about the property? Gerardo speaks great English and has put together a website with more details. His contact details are there for enquiries.
A big hug coming at you from the Old City of Montevideo