FOR SALE NEAR GAUCIN
ENCHANTING COUNTRY VILLA - BEAUTIFUL GARDENS, STUNNING POOL (HEATED)
An absolutely charming country house in an idyllic location amidst beautiful landscaped gardens with a heated swimming pool and surrounded by mature natural woodland. This large property is very secluded and nestles on a hillside with wonderful far-reaching views across meadows & valleys to the distant mountains & Mediterranean coastline.
The property is within the sought after private country estate of La Almuña ~ 10 mins drive from Gaucín, 15 mins from Jimena de la Frontera, 40 mins from Sotogrande, and 50 mins from Ronda. There are 3 airports within easy driving distance at Gibraltar (45 mins), Malaga (90 mins) and Jerez (90 mins).
An idyllic haven of tranquillity for exploring the delights of Andalucía and beyond!
Impressive antique doors open to reveal an expansive entrance hall with a staircase to the upper floor. The spacious, characterful living room has a high pitched ceiling with oak beams and a traditional open fireplace. Two sets of French windows open onto an extensive terrace along the south west side of the property overlooking the gardens and with spectacular views.
The large country-style kitchen, at the heart of the house, has a sizeable dining area and an open fire. It is bright & airy with ample workspace, granite worktops, a centre-island and a butler’s sink. There is a separate utility room/larder adjacent, with access to the garage. Two glazed French windows open onto the main terrace with a summer kitchen & built-in barbecue ~ a perfect spot for alfresco dining and entertaining with wonderful views.
There are three good-sized guest bedrooms on the ground floor, each with fitted wardrobes. The larger double bedroom is en-suite with a well presented bathroom (bath w/shower over) and has a French window/Juliet balcony overlooking the Moorish garden. The two twin bedrooms share a separate bathroom (bath w/shower over). One has a French window opening to a terrace; the other overlooks the terrace and garden beyond. There is also a separate guest cloakroom.
The substantial Master bedroom suite occupies the whole upper level and comprises a spacious bedroom with a well-appointed en-suite bathroom (bath and shower), and a dressing room. The bedroom has wood-strip flooring and pitched ceiling with oak beams. There is also a quaint open fireplace built into the wall. There are French windows on two sides ~ one with a Juliet balcony, the other with a charming private terrace ~ both with stunning panoramic views.
The fifth bedroom occupies a separate annex tucked away in a corner of the Moorish garden/ courtyard. This is another large en-suite bedroom (bath w/shower over), a beamed ceiling and French windows to a private terrace with lovely views, and steps down into the garden.
The well-maintained fenced gardens (approx. 2 acres) are magnificent. There are extensive lawns, a rose garden, and a variety of exotic Mediterranean plants and indigenous trees, including a majestic 150 year old Eucalyptus ~ a focal point of the garden! Other trees include palms, cypress, cactus, carob, oak, olive and several fruit trees.
The magnificent swimming pool (17m x 8m) is below the house, a short walk along a path through the garden. It is surrounded by sunbathing terraces with a shade area on one side, and offers a superb leisure area with spectacular panoramic views across the rolling countryside.
Below the Master bedroom terrace, there is a garden storage room. A short walk from the main house, there is a separate guest cottage (38m2) with an open-plan sitting room (with sofa bed), kitchenette & shower room. A small mezzanine area above contains twin beds.
The estate is privately owned and comprises some 300 acres of pastures & forest, which is shared by the 12 property owners.
Country Estate in Gaucin
Country Estate in Gaucin