This large one-of-a-kind farm in the Pueblo Eden area near Punta del Este is located in what many Uruguayans say in the prettiest part of Uruguay just 100 Km from Montevideo and 40 minutes inland from the Atlantic Ocean in Punta del Este.
Punta del Este is a popular resort city with restaurants, hotels, shopping, hospitals, supermarkets, and all services. Punta del Este has a very nice private airport that can handle almost all larger private jets. The total size of the land is 113 hectares or 279 acres. The land consists of several parcels of land (padrones), all contiguous, surrounded on three of its four sides by a beautiful small river, which transverses the land and is crossed with a new professionally designed, engineered, and architecturally built bridge, which makes it possible for easy internal access to the whole farm to move animals and equipment. FARM or RANCH?…So far, we have referred to this special property as a “Farm” but the owner likes to refer to it as a Ranch because he has not developed it for row cropping and high agricultural yields. Instead, he has maintained quality pastures and soil fertility for the maintenance of healthy animals. This has resulted in a very nice property that has been free of chemical contamination for 8 years. Currently, the ranch is easily supporting 114 animals made up of Herford mama cows, heifers, 8 horses and pets of six llamas, 8 burrows, and two Jersey milk cows and their AI calves. These milk cows provide high-quality A2 milk, which is much more healthy and non-allergenic. There has never been an approach to push the envelope on commercial production but more of a focus on lifestyle, quality healthy animals, and enjoyment. This is not to say that it is not a working ranch because it maintains upwards of over two hundred stock animals, over 40 others including about 40 laying hens, llamas, borrows, but fortunately they are all perfectly maintained by the amazingly talented caretakers husband and wife “caseros” who have lived there for over seven years and have been directly involved with the owners for 7.5 years. The husband has been involved with the many improvements over the last several years such as constructing several buildings: a “carniceria”, storage buildings, working pens, an amazing large “Galpon”, all new fencing for the whole property, drilling new wells, planting fertilizing and maintaining all the advanced modern equipment not more than two years old. Other than fertilizer containing nitrogen and minerals, there have been no chemicals on the land for at least 8 years, the time of the current owners. The pastures have been continually improved every year. The farm is totally current with all needed top equipment and more. Two new Massey 4-wheel drive fantastic tractors and top-notch loaders, rotary cutters, tillers, forklifts, and other implements. A very nice benefit is the amazing raised bed vegetable garden enclosed with a new wooden frame and quality wire netting to protect from the birds. It has been sustained with permaculture techniques. There is an additional permaculture three-year-old forest, both of which are productive yet requiring minimum work, which the “caseros” appreciate. There is an olive orchard of around 300 10-year-old trees, a small but productive fruit orchard for lemons, limes, and tangerines. All of these trees are also chemical-free from pesticides. The new modern beautiful brick 3,500-3,700 plus sq ft home is only 10 to12 years old and has been exquisitely maintained with four bedrooms, 3.5 full baths, and a guest powder room. The living room boasts a large and functional wood-burning fireplace with an unusually large insert imported from Spain that heats most of the house. In addition to the large open living and dining room with vaulted timber ceiling as is most of the house, there is an amazing outside patio with a BBQ Grill “Parilla” and a separate custom new special pizza baking oven. The large live-in kitchen has all new granite countertops with a gas stove, oversized refrigerator and freezer, and even an additional wood cookstove imported from Spain, which is lots of fun to use in the winter months. There is a pantry and laundry room near the kitchen. The large additional family room with built inside “Parilla” and wood deck looks out over the backside of the farm and river. Uniquely there is a real complete bodega below the family room mostly below ground level, temperature and humidity controlled, and can be used as a tasting room or hang-out and game room too. Every room in the house contains its own heat and air system. All of the buildings like the main house, caretaker house, guest house, and all workspaces are in excellent like-new condition. The barn or “Galpon” with an interior of about 400m2 is all finished with concrete, a loft for storage, electric doors, and a two-car garage with electrically remote operated car doors. It is a perfect facility for farm usage, fiestas, storage, gatherings, farm equipment, or whatever. In addition to its conventional spaces, the building boasts a kitchen, a newly tiled bathroom with cabinets, a bidet, and a full-sized shower. There is a very nice workshop area, custom lighting, and freezers as they butcher their own organic grass-fed beef. The backside of the barn has an extension that provides covered areas for tractors, feed, and other valuable equipment like riding mowers. The center section is actually an upscale wood-paneled cowboy room with access from the inside of the barn or the outside area with a quaint wood-burning stove for weekends and winter hanging out, telling lies, and relaxing. One could call it a tac room but it is much more and consists of 15m2. There is an amazing chicken house (18m2 with a chicken run of 27m2) in the back of the barnyard that is constructed of red eucalyptus wood plus a separate building that is actually a 27m2 “carniceria”(butcher shop) and wood storage for equipment of 112m2. The farm is equipped with a large 35 kW generator when needed as a backup for electricity that covers the houses, barn, and other buildings. Also, the house is serviced by Antel Internet WiFi and comes with a 42” TV, DVD Blue/ray player. The farm boasts a complete commercial capacity water purification system. There are two wells and huge water storage tanks always providing plenty of water. Most all of the fencing and cross fencing is brand new with red eucalyptus piques professionally installed. There is a new completely remodeled guesthouse far enough away from the owner’s house but yet convenient. It is very cute and guests love visiting here. It has a kitchen, open living space with a wood high-performance stove, bedroom, separate dressing room, and bathroom. The Owners have spent the last eight years developing and improving the farm and they have great respect for their caretakers, and one could never find better. This farm is truly special and hard to find anything similar considering the quality, convenient location, and turnkey status. Inquire about the iGUIDE 3D Virtual Tour.
An additional adjoining 111 hectares can be bought for USD 990,000