Country living at its best. This magnificent, peaceful and private mansion, with views to Africa on a clear day, is just minutes from the bright lights of Marbella
Price Guide 2017:
High Season €18,000 per week
Low Season €12,000 per week
• 6 Double Bedrooms, ensuite Bathrooms
• 2 Double Bedrooms
• Shared Bathroom
• Maid – 5 mornings a week
• Live-in caretaker (separate accommodation in Gatehouse)
• 10 acre garden
• Air Conditioning
• Underfloor heating (partial)
• Satellite TV
• Security entrance
• Puerto Banus 15 mins drive
• Marbella 20 mins drive
• Ronda 40 mins drive
• Malaga International Airport 1 hour
This magnificent Andalucian mansion is located in Benahavis, 4 kilometres up the Ronda road behind San Pedro de Alcántara. It was built about 1884 and has since remained in the same family. Although far too much building has gone up round Marbella, from the house you only look out at the country, the sea and the coast of Africa. It has the most amazing and lovely views.
Built around a large patio with a fountain in the centre, the main reception rooms all lead out onto a large terrace shaded by a vine and perfect for al fresco dining. There are six double rooms with ensuite bathrooms and two further double bedrooms with shared bathrooms.
All the rooms are beautifully furnished, largely with antique furniture, a great many pictures, both old and contemporary, an enormous collection of books, ceramics and lovely carpets.
The house is very private and offers guests the ideal opportunity to relax in peaceful surroundings. Set within 10 acres of beautifully maintained gardens, full of exotic species, there are plenty of corners and places to sit and relax as well as walkways cut amongst the olives, carob and arbutus trees abundant throughout the whole of the 40 acre estate. Guests will be able to enjoy the seasonal vegetables from the kitchen gardens and fruit from the many fruit trees in the orchard. Down by the swimming pool a little round house has been equipped for preparing drinks or luncheon.
There is a couple who look after the house. They arrive early in the morning and leave in the evening. The wife is a very good cook and her husband waits at table, helps around the house and does the shopping. There is also a maid who does the housework and ironing five mornings a week.
The house is approximately 4 miles north of the Costa del Sol. Conveniently located 15 minutes’ drive from Puerto Banus, 20 minutes to Marbella and 45 minutes to the city of Ronda.
Being located near Marbella there is the opportunity to make the most of the shopping, restaurants, and night clubs the area is renowned for. The Mediterranean beaches of the Costa del Sol and the Atlantic beaches of Tarifa are ideal for windsurfing and kite surfing enthusiasts. With the coast of North Africa only 9 miles across the Straits of Gibraltar and a high number of daily high-speed ferries, visiting Morocco and the cities of Tangiers, Fez, Makenes is very easy.
There are a high number of world class golf courses, tennis clubs within close proximately, as well as walks in the wilderness of the Ronda Hills, ideal for those interested in botany, bird watching or painting outdoors.
The capital cities of Seville, Granada and Cordoba are approximately 2-3 hours away by car.
The winter season offers the possibility of reaching Sierra Navada and its world-class ski resort within 2 hours by car.