Just 4 km from A Fonsagrada, this unique mayorazgo is located. In fact, it is a set of buildings of total area 2,700 m², approximately. They are located in a paradisiacal enclave. And its price is absolutely amazing. The area where A Fonsagrada is located is extraordinary. It is in a ZEC Natura 2000 Network. This is a network of biodiversity conservation areas in the European Union. It extends from A Pontenova to A Fonsagrada on the LU-740 road. It is crossed by the Camino de Santiago Primitivo. And it is located on the border with the Principality of Asturias but within the Galician province of Lugo. There is one evidence of the long history and the natural lifestyle of the family that lived here: you can see even now the rest of a “cortín”, a circular stone wall built around the hives to protect them from… bear attacks!
The set of buildings is a main house or mayorazgo of approximately 240 m² per floor, on three floors: more than 730 m². With a beautiful gallery. It also has a chapel attached. And an unfinished apartment. A hayloft and another house, which is the oldest, of the fifteenth century and has been the germ of the other buildings.
The chapel is consecrated. Formerly it was celebrated mass for the whole parish. The apartment can be finished, it still has unused construction materials. Or if you prefer to enjoy better the spectacular views of the valley, you can knock it down. The gallery has views of the valley and access to the temple top. The stone arcade that supports it closes the inner courtyard. It dates from the late eighteenth century when a workshop area was also added.
The second home is called the housekeeper home. It is smaller in size, about 600 m2, but nobler in its construction and the materials used. It has a hayloft in front of the house and is probably older than the main house. Probably, from the fifteenth century. It was acquired by the marriage at that time. At least until the mid-nineteenth century, it was used as the home of the housekeeper and his family. The housekeeper was the person in charge of the custody and maintenance of the property. This situation was maintained until the 70s of the 20th century.
The main house was acquired from an archpriest at the end of the 15th century. The buying family has always kept this property, transmitting it from generation to generation until today. It is very beautiful to see how, from around 1500, Don Alfonso and Dona Leonor bought this property. And how they were made with numerous lands, in the second half of this year 1500 by all the towns in the area. They linked them to the mayorazgo, thanks to which the current configuration of the whole of the property remains basically as it was then. A truly unique case.
In the first years of the 18th century, the property decided to build a chapel dedicated to San Antonio. There was no other place of worship in the whole parish. Later the chapel was joined to the house through a structure of arches of half a point, which enabled auxiliary dependencies such as blocks and a barn.
The property is sold with approximately 17000 m2 of land, divided into several plots. There is a possibility of acquiring much more land. It is a set with many possibilities as a business. Its location, within 4 km from Fonsagrada and about 2 km from the Primitive Jacobean Route, adds value. The property is partly habitable, although it needs a profound reconstruction. It has electricity and water and can be restored while living in one of its large spaces.