El Madroñal is situated in the municipality of Benahavis, province of Malaga, half-way between Malaga and Gibraltar, in the foothills of the Sierra de Ronda. It is 5 kilometers from the small village of San Pedro de Alcantara, which lies between the two well-known resorts of the Costa del Sol, Marbella and Estepona. El Madroñal is situated on the road which leads inland from the coast to the spectacularly beautiful town of Ronda. El Madroñal is set in a range of mountains covered with pine forest and cork trees, with really magnificent views, not only of the Spanish coastline, but across the sea to Gibraltar and Africa.
El Madroñal was originally a private estate called Monte de Alcuzcuz, owned by the Parlade family, who founded in the early 60´s El Madroñal S.A. with a British Shareholding company. The total area of Madroñal is 223 hectares, one third of the estate is a green area and the other two thirds is divided into large plots including La Heredia, a residential complex of villas and townhouses, which has been built in the style of a traditional Andalusian village with cobbled streets, beautiful squares with fountains and abundance of flowers and colors.
The estate is accessed via 6 entrances spread along the Ronda road, all of them gated and controlled via security cameras and security guards 24 hours a day. The property rises from 200 meters to 300 meters above sea level. The first intention of El Madroñal S.A. was to preserve the natural beauty of the landscape and to encourage the construction of independent private estates. Each plot has been carefully planned to ensure privacy for the owners and to avoid disrupting the views of neighboring houses. Almost every plot has a view of the sea and the mountains. Originally the smallest plot was about 5.000 m2 and now is a minimum of 2.600 m2 except in Entrance 1 bordering the neighboring La Heredia, which can be up to a minimum of 600 m2.
El Madroñal has a particular climate, during the summer months the mean temperature at San Pedro de Alcántara is 3 degrees below that of Malaga and during the winter months 3 degrees above. The differences in temperature are due to the high range of hills behind San Pedro de Alcántara which forms a screen from the prevailing northerly winds. The superb climate, unparalleled in Europe, is ideal for gardening, walking, swimming, sailing, riding or playing golf, with an average of 320 sunny days in a year.
Although set in quiet rural surroundings, El Madroñal is within a few minutes drive of all amenities of the Costa del Sol with a wide choice of first class hotels, night clubs, restaurants, shops, boutiques and all other amenities one would expect in the most sophisticated resort. El Madroñal is very well situated with Marbella at 15 minutes drive, 10 minutes to the coast and Puerto Banus world famous marina, 40 minutes to the old city of Ronda, 30 minutes to Sotogrande, where international polo tournaments are played throughout the year and 45 minutes from Malaga Airport. At short driving distance to golf courses such as Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club , La Quinta Golf & Spa Resort, Marbella Club Golf Resort, Villa Padierna Gof Club, Atalaya Golf & Country Club or Club de Golf El Higueral in the municipality of Benahavis or the golf courses in the Golf Valley, Los Naranjos Golf Club, Aloha Golf Club and Real Club de Golf Las Brisas. Moreover just in front of the Entrance 3 there is the Restaurant Meson El Coto or 5 minutes down the road from El Madroñal is Monte Halcones shopping centre, including Bank, Pharmacy, Restaurants/cafés, and supermarket.
Within El Madroñal you can find a variety of properties, ranging from grand luxury properties with panoramic views of the Mediterranean coast to charming rustic homes, hidden away within the forests of the estate. El Madroñal is a great option for those who enjoy privacy and countryside living but want to be close to all types of amenities and services.
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