We think of the Costa del Sol and picture beaches, golf courses, resort hotels and fishing towns. Indeed, the very name means ‘Coast of Sunshine’, so it’s natural to fix our gaze out to sea, and forget what lies behind us. However, for many the true enchantment of this part of Europe is not in its tourist centres and beaches, but in the gorgeous natural scenery, the space and freedom, and the age-old traditions of a more rural Andalucía.
Such people seek holiday homes and permanent residences in the cottages, country estates, farms, windmills and finca country homes that are dotted around the villages, valleys and hillsides just inland from Marbella, Estepona and Benahavís. Here you will come across beautiful white mountain villages such as Casares and Gaucín, which form the gateway to a magical world of green valleys, steep mountain ranges, wooded hills, waterfalls, lakes and pastures – most with breath-taking views back across to the Mediterranean Sea.
The best of both worlds
There are those who like to be far from the coast, deep in the Andalusian countryside, where they are surrounded by authentic traditions and culture, as well as a gentle pace of life, but many Northern Europeans in search of the real Spain also wish to have the amenities, beaches and glamour of Marbella and its surroundings close to hand. For them, there is a world of opportunities awaiting in the Casares to Gaucín area, in properties that form the perfect combination of country living close to the Costa del Sol.
With so much space, nature, beauty and culture around you, and yet being within half an hour of the Estepona coast, you might say that these areas offer the best of both worlds. Here you can enjoy peace and privacy within your own space, for many of the properties are surrounded by generous plots and in some cases even proper farms and country estates. They make it possible to create large gardens, orchards of fruit trees, organic allotments, vineyards and/or pastures and horse-riding stables. In fact, equestrian properties rank very highly among those who want to find a country home.
This elegant 20-hectare country estate near Casares is a fine example, offering as it does villa comforts and amenities within a beautiful country setting. The interior is large and comfortable, with ten charming bedrooms (five in the main house and a further five for guests), and nine comfortable bathrooms ensuring there is plenty of room for guests, while the panoramic views visible from the terraces also make it suitable as a country retreat close to the sea.
Originally an equestrian estate, Finca Alamo housed over 40 horses, with stables and facilities where the expo centre area is today. For those interested in horses, this space could easily be converted back into stables and an equestrian centre. The facility measures 800m2 and is located at a convenient distance from the home, with its own entrance gate and easy road access.
With all the elegance and refinement of a true country home, the finca also features a stylish country kitchen capable of catering for large numbers of people, while the ample parking, gorgeous gardens, large swimming pool, sunbathing deck, conferencing and sports facilities further enhance the ability to generate income from paying guests, events and groups.
Contact us for more details about this superb country home and others in a gorgeous natural setting close to Casares, beaches and the fine dining, golf and spa resort of Finca Cortesín.
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