Country Villas for sale in Casares Montaña, Casares
This idyllic Andalucian country house is hidden away in the very heart of nature near the village of Casares, and yet is within just a few minutes drive of the all the services and amenities the Costa del Sol and Gibraltar have to offer – what’s more, the owners have just knocked a significant amount off the asking price and are open to further negotiation.
The house is located in a privileged spot in a valley at the end of a narrow, steep track which takes you down through a mountainside dotted with cork trees.
Surrounded by a very large garden, which incorporate a small tree covered hill immediately to the south, the house looks north to the sweeping expanse of the Sierra Bermeja mountain range.
Although the property is secluded and very private, it isn’t isolated, as there are neighbouring houses and a horse riding stables (which offers riding lessons) close by.
The property is protected by a solid metal gate which leads on to a neat gravel driveway with ample parking for several cars.
Apart from its sheer beauty, the complete peace and quiet of the location is what really strikes hits you.
As the grounds are on a gentle slope, the house itself is accessed from the garden path on the upper floor either via the large terrace leading into the main living room area.
An equally substantial terrace takes you into a spacious, modern and fully-equipped kitchen.
The open plan design of this area of the house, coupled with the high wooden-beamed ceilings and plenty of natural light gives the property a feeling of serene tranquillity.
The property features rustic-style terracotta flooring throughout and although it’s been substantially modernised within the last 5 years, it’s not at the expense of the Andalucian charm of the original design by renowned South African architect Aubrey Davis.
The library, just off the main living area with its built-in Andalucian/Moorish style shelving could easily be converted in to an additional bedroom or a study.
Opposite the library is another large north-facing room that’s currently being used as a walk-in dressing room, but could easily be used another bedroom.
At the eastern end of the ground floor is the master bedroom, which has great views north to the mountains. Recent renovations have created a unique space here, with a wall separating the bedroom itself from an open-plan bathroom.
Features on the lower floor include a purpose-built wine cellar, two reformed bathrooms, a storage cupboard, a laundry room and two more large bedrooms, one of which has its own independent terrace leading out on to the lawn.
The garden features a large fenced off area suitable for growing fruit and vegetables, plus a circular pool and pool house.
The pool house is a separate building from the main house and features a high wooden-beamed and thatched roof, a built-in barbecue, a bar, a chill out zone, a separate toilet and a dining area ideal for al fresco dining.
In the same building, and just behind the pool house, down a small set of stairs is a small independent guest house with 2 bedrooms, a living room, toilet and shower room ideal for weekend guests or family visiting from abroad.
On the second floor of the pool house/guest apartment building is possibly the most unique feature of the property: a purpose-built modern office space with tinted double-glazed windows giving panoramic views of the garden and the mountains ahead.
This office is fully air conditioned and, more importantly for anyone thinking of working from home in this seemingly remote area of the Spanish countryside, has a dedicated fixed-line Internet connection and satellite TV.
So this Andalucian country property really does have everything. A stunning, secluded rural location that’s not that far off the beaten track with hi-tech online communications.
There’s considerable interest already being shown in the property from potential buyers, so early viewing is recommended.