Secret Paradise With Rustic Charm and All the Modern Conforts

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Ref:   243-00311P
Location:   Benahavis
Type:   Country House
Bedrooms:   10
Baths:   9

Very private estate situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, just beyond and to the north of the pretty hillside town of Benahavis. Benahavis is 9 kilometres in land from the coastal town of San Pedro de Alcántara and twenty to thirty minutes from the marinas, restaurants and beaches of Puerto Banus, Marbella and Estepona.

Approached through beautiful countryside along a private, unsurfaced road is the principal residential property, originally a fortified tower occupied by the Moors in 1100 AD. The estate comprises an extensive and historic Spanish manor farmhouse and a more recently built guest house, both centrally heated and beautifully decorated in a traditional Mallorcan/Andalucian/Moorish style with many original features. Incorporating the ruins of a Moorish tower, the house is surrounded by a beautiful and well-known terraced garden which still has the original Moorish irrigation streams and channels. The remainder of the estate consists of several hundred hectares of completely private, dissected by the Guadalmina River and a series of crystal clear springs and streams.

The main house is arranged over three floors on split levels. In the main house there are 7 air conditioned bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, 3 reception/sitting rooms with fireplaces, dining room and kitchen. Nearly all of the rooms open on to terraces or balconies with wonderful, uninterrupted views across the estate. There are numerous areas shaded by pergolas for eating and relaxing. Every part of this rambling old manor house has charm and the many touches of a much loved family home.

A short walk from the main house is a large games/party room and a guest house comprising 3 bedrooms and bathrooms with beautiful views, terraces and balconies overlooking its own full sized pool and garden below – completely private.

The mature and internationally renowned terraced gardens are interspersed by spring fed streams and rills, two swimming pools, one of which is heated, a tennis court and a helicopter landing pad. On the lower terraces there are very productive kitchen gardens and orchards which supply an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit according to the seasons.

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Property features
  • Ref: 243-00311P
  • Location: Benahavis
  • Type: Country House
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Baths: 9
  • Pool: Private
  • Garage: Private
  • Tennis / paddle court
  • Mountainside
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Separate apartment
  • Fully furnished
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Country view
  • Mountain view
  • Fireplace
  • Heated pool
  • Satellite TV
  • Game Room
  • Separate dining room
  • Laundry room
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Balcony
  • Covered terrace
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Barbeque
  • Garden view
  • Telephone