Set in the sensational countryside about 25 km (15 miles) inland from the coast between Estepona and Sotogrande (famous for its golf courses (Valdarama) and polo competitions), and Marbella a little further along the coast, this is not so much a holiday home as a grand estate with history and charm set in an estate of 150 hectares (over 350 acres) of beautiful, rolling, wooded Andalucian countryside. Several streams and hiking paths (going back to Roman times) cross the land around the house. It is newly renovated inside and out with six bedrooms, superbly furnished and equipped to the highest standard with silent fans, satellite TV and wireless internet, and designed to make the most of the fantastic views. There is a full size tennis court and a Moroccan style pool area with summer house where you may find that you spend quite a lot of time. The coast is within easy reach and restaurants are a few minutes drive, or you may prefer to take in the famous local ‘white villages’. The focus is very much on quiet and relaxation: privacy and birdsong are guaranteed.
A caretaker couple live on site in separate quarters and are endlessly helpful but respect your privacy. Services of a cook can be arranged at extra cost.
The property is located about 1 km off the main road and accessed via a tarmacked road.
Moorish wooden doors lead into a very pretty courtyard with inset pebbles, citrus trees and a fountain and stunning views along the wooded valley.
The main house has a large and very attractive sitting room (with TV), a very cosy second sitting room which can also be used as bedroom (private bathroom attached), TV room or office (WIFI and printer), separate dining room connected to two outside terraces, and a large kitchen with a long table for more informal meals. Upstairs is a smart double bedroom with king-size bed, sitting corner and bathroom en-suite (bath plus shower).
In the gardens is a separate “casita” consisting of a very attractive lounge annex sitting room where steps lead up to an open double bedroom and further bedroom on the second floor. Each bedroom has its own bathroom (one with bath and shower and one with an impressive jacuzzi bath). Breakfast can be taken on the big terrace with fantastic views.
Continue to the second “casita” and you will find two further bedrooms sharing a bathroom. A separate entrance gives access to another double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
A unique Moroccan style pool with palms, loungers, a mirador at one end and a large covered poolhouse with seating area at the other end guarantees many relaxing hours both during daytime as well as in the evenings when it is completely lit up.
A full size tennis court and beautiful gardens complete the picture.